WCA President Report
2002 Annual Report
2002 Member Survey
The South Bay Area Women's Caucus for Art (SBAWCA) seeks parity for women artists in the art world with relation to exhibition, recognition of accomplishments, formation of art curricula, tenured positions, financial remuneration for work, curating, and education of the public about the contribution of women to the visual arts.

To fulfill its mission the SBAWCA organizes art exhibitions, panel presentations, and conferences to which its members, the arts community, and the public are invited. To reach these communities the SBAWCA publishes (detail) its journal of art criticism for public distribution, maintains and shows regularly a slide registry of its members' work, forms critique and art theory discussion groups, gives scholarships and awards, and chooses representatives to participate in national and international artists' meetings.

The SBAWCA further serves its community by undertaking curatorial duties at the Institute for Research on Women and Gender (Serra House) at Stanford University. This venture provides a training ground for beginning curators and a new site for the artistic expression of women's views. Our chapter consists of artists, art historians and art critics. Most artists join in order to participate in shows we organize, to be included in our website portfolios, or for the moral support we provide. Those who attend our meetings often develop lasting friendships and great resources of information.

The Women's Caucus for Art is a non-profit organization committed to educating the general public about the contributions of women and people of color to the arts, and to a non-racist, non-sexist approach to art education. This demands a broader presentation of art history and cultural aesthetics, one that accepts the importance of art in identity-formation, and results in economic parity for women, people of color, and differently-abled people. Equal representation and visibility in the art world and the broader community are important goals of the Women's Caucus for Art.

The Women's Caucus for Art Statement of Purpose

We are committed:


  • networking with women artists
  • networking wiht arts professionals
  • bi-monthly newsletter
  • e-mail bulletins


  • exhibition opportunities
  • curatorial opportunities


  • active special interest groups
  • opportunities to develop professional skills
  • regional and national conferences
  • website portfolios
  • (detail) journal of art criticism
  • membership in national WCA
  • collaboration with community arts organizations
  • art events announcements
  • publicity for our exhibitions


  • leadership opportunities
  • commuinity outreach


The Women's Caucus for Art (WCA) is a national organization dedicated to promoting equity for all members of the visual arts profession. It was founded in 1972 and now totals about 2000 members in 35 regional chapters. Its goal is to reduce sexual and racial discrimination in the visual arts. It offers special programs, opportunities for networking and for exhibiting of members' artworks.

The South Bay Area Women's Caucus for Art (SBAWCA) was established in 1989 as a local chapter of the WCA. In 1994 it became a non-profit entity. It offers exhibit opportunities at local galleries and museums and at the Institute for Research on Women and Gender at Stanford University. Members can participate in critique groups and peer support groups, community outreach activities, and in educational programs. SBAWCA publishes (detail), a journal of art criticism, a bimonthly newsletter, and sends out e-mail announcements of special events. It also maintains this web site. As a non-profit entity it serves as an umbrella organization for members seeking grant funds to support special projects. Since its inception the SBAWCA has swelled in numbers from 60 to 150 members. This growth reflects the success of its efforts to support an active community of women artists.


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SBAWCA activities include everything from curating and installing exhibitions, interacting with faculty and school personnel, public speaking, publicity, organizing, planning a regional meeting, etc. We need YOU! to make this happen. Contact , Membership.

Our 2002 Activities:
The chapter is financially stable and has been fortunate to have dynamic Board members. The organization has about 120 members who are artists, art historians and curators. Many of these members are very active in local and regional art activities. See our 2002 Annual Report submitted by past-President, Connie Rizzuto.

These members are interested in photography both as a fine art and as a force for social change.

Two general membership meetings (to be announced) and a holiday social (in December) are held.

The Board of Directors held five regular meetings. The Board conducted a survey of all members in July. Members were queried regarding their preferences for future activities for the chapter. A summary of the results was published in the chapter's Newsletter. Findings have been used to plan activities for 2001.

The , editor of the chapter's Newsletter, will produce five issues this year. If you have information or exhibits to share, please contact her for publishing dates if you would like something inserted.