2018 WCA CONFERENCE – Los Angeles, CA, February 22-24


2018 WCA Lifetime Achievement Awards and President’s Award for Art & Activism

L to R: Lynn Hershman Leeson, Gloria Orenstein, Renée Stout, and Lee Bontecou.

The LTA Awards celebration took place on Saturday February 24, 2018 at the DoubleTree By Hilton LA Downtown Hotel, 120 S Los Angeles St, Los Angeles, CA 90012. The celebration kicked- off with a pre-reception that included a cash bar from 5–6pm. The Lifetime Achievement Awards Ceremony Awards will took place from 6–7:30 pm in the Golden State Ballroom. The pre-reception and Awards Ceremony were free and open to the public. The reception/dinner was held in the beautiful Thousand Cranes/Kyoto Garden.

Premiere Screening at the WCA 2018 Conference

Gloria’s Call

A short film by Cheri Gaulke

Made possible through the generous support of the Southern California chapter of WCA.

In 1971, graduate student Gloria Orenstein received a call from Surrealist artist Leonora Carrington that sparked a lifelong journey into art, ecofeminism and shamanism. The short film, Gloria’s Call, uses art, animation and storytelling to celebrate this wild adventure from the cafes of Paris to the mountaintops of Samiland. The film is produced by artists Cheri Gaulke (director), Cheryl Bookout, Anne Gauldin, Sue Maberry and Christine Papalexis with funding from the Southern California chapter of WCA. The idea for the film was born during a presentation by renowned scholar Dr. Gloria Feman Orenstein at the SCWCA Surrealist Tea in October 2016.