Pauline Parker Quilts at Cherry Hill Gallery

WCAMI President Margaret Parker is the daughter of another talented artist, Pauline Parker, and has organized an outstanding posthumous retrospective of her mother’s narrative quilts, now on view until March 31 in the Gallery of the Village Theater, 5040 Cherry Hill Road, Canton MI 48187. Completed between 1987 and 2003 when the artist was inContinue reading “Pauline Parker Quilts at Cherry Hill Gallery”

WCAMI’s Brenda Oelbaum at Toledo Museum of Art

Brenda Oelbaum’s Venus of Fonda is front and center in the Toledo Museum of Art as part of the Community Challenge show People on Paper.  The sculpture, which refers to the Venus of Willendorf, is made of pages from Jane Fonda’s diet books.  In a witty side note, she also sports Fonda’s trademark legwarmers. SheContinue reading “WCAMI’s Brenda Oelbaum at Toledo Museum of Art”

FREE W.A.R. Film Viewing!

JOIN US! Michigan WCA’s own Brenda Oelbaum will be introducing this Lynn Hershman Leeson Film W.A.R. Women Art Revolution. This viewing will be hosted by the Ann Arbor Women Artists Group in collaboration with the Michigan Chapter of the Women’s Caucus for Art. Come out and celebrate women’s history month by bringing your friends toContinue reading “FREE W.A.R. Film Viewing!”

Panel Presentation on the Current State of Women Artists in the Art World.

Brenda Oelbaum attended a presentation at the Women’s Caucus for Art conference in New York. Susan Fisher Sterling, Director of the National Museum of Women in the Arts, informed the audience about the current state of women artists in the art world. Above is poster created by the Guerilla Girls to reveal how the sadContinue reading “Panel Presentation on the Current State of Women Artists in the Art World.”

Are Feminism and Gender Based Art Groups Relevant in The 21st Century?

Sofonisba Anguissola, Lavinia Fontana, Barbara Longhi, Fede Galizia, and Artemisia Gentileschi, in a different world these names would be as familiar to us as Rembrandt, Rubens, Titian, El Greco, or Caravaggio. These women artists were contemporaries of the the male masters we know so well.  Social mores of the times limited a woman’s  access to theContinue reading “Are Feminism and Gender Based Art Groups Relevant in The 21st Century?”

Michigan Women’s Caucus for Art shares Visual Thinking Strategies

Nine of us gathered Thursday evening, May 19th to share our artwork and ideas.  We continued our exploration utilizing Visual Thinking Strategies to discover new ideas about the art we are creating. Beginning with three simple questions we were able to generate a whole list of concepts and themes that enriched both the artist thatContinue reading “Michigan Women’s Caucus for Art shares Visual Thinking Strategies”