Momentum: 40 Years of the Women’s Caucus for Art
Los Angeles, February 23-27 2011

2012 marks the 40th anniversary of the Women's Caucus for Art. This is a momentous occasion not only for WCA but also for all women. For 40 years we have fought to insure the future of women in the arts. This is a time to honor our path and look forward to the next 40 years. Please join WCA members and friends from across the country in Los Angeles for what will be a diverse celebration that will include panels, speakers, exhibitions, bus tours, workshops, awards and a gala.

Get specific updated registration, schedule, travel scholarship and other information here.

2004 Symposium "Women Making it in the Arts"
Presented by the SCWCA, Co-sponsored by the Southern California Council of the National Museum of Women in the Arts

The morning panel included curators from leading art institutions. The topic of discussion included how women artists are collected and shown in their venues. This panel featured Connie Butler (Museum of Contemporary Art), Karin Higa (Japanese American National Museum), Christina Ochoa (Self-Help Graphics & Art), and Lynn Zelevansky (Los Angeles County Museum of Art).

The afternoon panel presented women artists working in diverse media, discussing how they came to their careers and how they sustain them. The panel featured Lita Albuquerque, Rebecca Morales, Synthia Saint James, and Alexis Smith.

A one-day symposium with speakers, panels and a special performance, this symposium addressed new ways to think about creativity and life transitions. Organized by SCWCA at the UCLA Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, with keynote speaker Eleanor Antin, panel moderators Beatriz Mejia-Krumbein and Barbara Isenberg and presenters including: (morning session) Carolyn Applegate, Miriam Aston, Lisa Bloom, Beatriz Mejia-Krumbein, Helen Redman; (afternoon session) Judith F. Baca, Alison Saar, and June Wayne. Including a performance by Barbara T. Smith.

Saturday, October 20, 2001
UCLA Hammer Museum

In the 2000 symposium, "Secret Lives of Women in the Arts: Creating Alternatives and Working the System" independent women in the arts discussed decisions women artists make when their vision for creative work doesn't fit or get support from established institutions, or traditional art avenues.

We asked the questions: "What really is an Independent Artist? What does that mean if you're also a woman, a woman of color, working class and/or a mother?" Working the System zeroed in on how women's strategies and access have changed in the last 25 years.

Saturday: October 21, 2000
USC Architecture Auditorium, Harris Hall

1999 NATIONAL WCA CONFERENCE - "Igniting the Edge: Forging New Geographies, Categories & Identities" - February 1999

The 1999 WCA National Conference, "Igniting the Edge: Forging New Geographies, Categories & Identities", hosted by the SCWCA, celebrated art and artists within the feminist community, which opened just a few days before the College Art Association National Conference.

The Conference place at the Hyatt Regency Los Angeles in downtown Los Angeles, and included the Honor Awards, featured speakers, panel discussions, workshops, exhibitions, art tours and performances. There were also visits from the Guerilla Girls, book signings, networking opportunities, political action meetings, viewing of the Equity Report in development, and board meetings.