40 Watts: Illuminating Herstory

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Cristina Velazquez
Ellen Kieffer
Jill Andre
Lynne Todaro
Priscilla Otani
40 Watts: Illuminating Herstory

668 Ramona Street
Palo Alto, CA 94301
April 6th, 2012 - April 27th, 2012
Opening: April 6th, 2012 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Other (outside main areas)
photography, mixed-media


Women's Caucus for Art - Northern California, Peninsula and South Bay Area

40 Watts: Illuminating Herstory opens at the Pacific Art League – Norton Gallery with an Artist Reception on Friday, April 6, from 5:30- 8:30 pm.  Exhibition dates are April 6-27, 2012.  Gallery Hours are Monday – Friday 10 am – 5 pm; Saturday 10 am – 4 pm.

40 Watts: Illuminating Herstory is a collaborative exhibition between the Northern California, Peninsula and South Bay Area chapters Women’s Caucus for Art to celebrate the WCA 40th Anniversary.

Esteemed member, Eleanor Dickinson begins her essay about WCA’s history by writing, “The Women’s Caucus for Art was born in anger and nurtured by challenge and innovation….”

Drawing from the foundations of our past forty years, with the fragile, dim beginnings strengthened by the non-apologetic voices of women artists that sought to create change, the exhibition investigates the diverse voices of women artists and the depth and breadth of work being created.  Multiple generations of women’s art are represented and within the selection are myriad formations of feminist thought and aesthetics. The works are also a testament to the drive that propelled them and their work forward - their experiences and their history.

About WCA

The Women's Caucus for Art was founded in 1972 in connection with the College Art Association (CAA). It is a national member organization unique in its multi-disciplinary, multicultural membership of artists, art historians, students, educators, and museum professionals. The mission of the Women’s Caucus for Art is to create community through art, education and social activism. We are 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. For more information visit:

About Pacific Art League

Mission Statement:To provide an environment for advancing the expression, appreciation and enjoyment of the arts.” Pacific Art League – Norton Gallery is located at 668 Ramona Street, Palo Alto, CA 94103.  

For additional information:

Ellen Lee, 650-591-2801



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