SCWCA/Santa Monica Art Studios 2018

Art Speaks! Lend Your Voice
group exhibition & conference
Southern California Women’s Caucus for the Arts (SCWCA)
Arena 1 Gallery
Los Angeles, CA
February 22—March 10, 2018



The 2018 WCA Annual Conference was held in Los Angeles in February 2018 to coincide with the College Art Association Annual Conference. The conference highlight was Saturday’s 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award Ceremony and Gala dinner. The honorees included Lee Bontecou, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Glora Orenstein, and Renée Stout. Kathy Gallegos and Amelia Jones received President’s Awards for Art and Activism. WCA also hosted a short film on LTA Awardee Gloria Orenstein’s journey into surrealism.

Concurrently, The Women’s Caucus for Arts presented ART SPEAKS! Lend Your Voice an exhibition curated byJill Moniz including abstract and representational artworks by 62 artists from across the country with the “idea of developing a visual fluency of the art of speaking… The exhibit feels right and aesthetically unabridged, full of emotion, meaning and remarkable art.”  Jill Moniz is a well-known curator, writer and cultural activist. She most recently mounted “Signifying Form” at the Landing Gallery and “Work Over School” for the Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles, CA.



Artists included: Jayne Adams, Kathy Aldous-Schleindl, Shula Arbel, Jenny E. Balisle, Sharon Barnes, Yvonne Beatty, Linda Brookshire, Janine Brown, Lorraine Bubar, Julie Carcione, Michele Colburn, Constance Culpepper, Liz Dodson, Laurie Toby Edison, Beth Fein, Clairan Ferrono, Kim Foley, Megan Frances, Ellen Freyer, Dwora Fried, Christine Giancola, Amy Gilvary, Betty Green, Shelley Heffler, Mary Kamerer, Veda B Kaya, Linda Kunik, Esther Kwan Simon, J. J. L’Heureux, Beth Lakamp, Lynda Levy, Charity Malin, Aline Mare, Robbin Milne, Lena Moross, Sandra Mueller, Mary Nash, Melissa Reischman, Lynda A. N. Reyes, Samuelle Richardson, Julia Rigby, Karrie Ross, Orly Ruaimi, Linda Jo Russell, Marilou Ryder, Seda Saar, Sondra Schwetman, Jacqueline Secor, Rebecca Setareh, Doni Silver Simons, Kerrie Smith, Stephanie Solomon, Leona Strassberg Steiner, Nathalie Tierce, Linda Vallejo, Elise Vazelakis, Arika Von Edler, Elizabeth White, Holly Wong, Joan Wulf and Tina Ybarra.






“Art Speaks, Lend Your Voice” at Arena 1 Gallery, Art and Cake LA, by Genie Davis, Los Angeles, CA, March 6, 2018



Exhibition/Conference invitiation Event video SCWCA website