The Women’s Caucus for Art (WCA) chapters in Monterey Bay, Northern California, Peninsula and South Bay Area are sponsoring a Conference and Art Exhibit at the National Steinbeck Center in Salinas, California. The Art Exhibit showcases artwork that examines and explores the social, political and economic issues related to women's activism. Featuring 94 women artists with 108 works, this show opens to the public on Friday, September 8 and will run through January 6, 2013.
The Exhibit visually interprets the struggle of women for civil rights, whose voices and experiences are generally ignored. We believe their roles should be examined and interpreted and by promoting and striving for protection and actualization of women's rights, we are paving a path for a stronger and fuller civil and personal life. The jurors, Dr. Joyce Aiken, Dr. Ruth Weisberg and Patricia Rodriguez chose the works for the museum galleries. This show is in collaboration with the National Steinbeck Center. We are honored to work with these artists and to showcase their work. We believe in the power of artists to create, connect and change the world.
The Conference is part of a yearlong celebration of WCA’s 40th anniversary; and the event runs Friday, September 7 to Sunday, September 9. The preview of the Art Exhibit, early registration, Women’s Faire and special pre-conference events are free to the public on September 7 at 5 pm. Speakers and panels begin September 8 at 8 am.
Group and General Admission tickets are on sale until August 22, through http://honoringwomensrights.eventbrite.com/
ABOUT WOMEN'S CAUCUS FOR ART (WCA)
WCA was founded in 1972 in connection with the College Art Association (CAA). WCA is a national member organization unique in its multidisciplinary, multicultural membership of artists, art historians, students, educators, and museum professionals.
The mission of WCA is to create community through art, education and social activism. WCA is committed to recognizing the contribution of women in the arts, providing women with leadership opportunities and professional development, expanding networking and exhibition opportunities for women, supporting local, national and global art activism and advocating for equity in the arts for all.
ABOUT THE NATIONAL STEINBECK CENTER (NSC)
The mission of NSC is to tell the story of John Steinbeck's rich legacy and to present, create, and explore stories of the human condition. It is located in John Steinbeck's hometown of Salinas, CA, a scenic 17-mile drive from Monterey in the heart of Steinbeck Country. The Center offers three distinct visitor experiences in literature and history, agriculture and art, as well as special events and educational programs.