PO Box 310
Cupertino, CA 95015

The chapter is financially stable and has been fortunate to have dynamic and dedicated Board members. The organization has about 100 members who are artists, art historians and curators. Many of these members participate in local and regional art activities and exhibit their artwork in local, regional and national galleries.

The Board of Directors held five regular meetings. One general membership meeting (June 9) and a holiday social (December 15) were held.


A membership exhibition, womanspeak, was held at the Triton Museum of Art's Rose Shenson Community Art Gallery in Santa Clara in April. There were 46 exhibiting artists. The planning committee consisted of Carmela Rizzuto (Coordinator), Julia Bradshaw, Alayne Yellum, Martha Castillo, Pamila Liquori, Louise Freund, and Lynn Letterman.

Sarah Ratchye was the curator for four exhibits of members artwork at the Institute for Research on Women and Gender, Serra House, Stanford University. Members who exhibited their artwork were Julia Bradshaw, Louise Freund, Nanette Wylde, and Sarah Ratchye.


SBAWCA has two active special interest groups, the Bay Area Book Artists (BABA) and the Bay Area Photographers' Alliance (BAPA). Julia Bradshaw was the chairperson for BABA, and Dotti Cichon for BAPA. These groups now have liaisons on the Board of Directors. BABA decided to withdraw from SBAWCA in December 2002.

BABA members held the Book Arts Jam on October 12 in collaboration with Foothill College. Approximately 60 artists presented their work and about 500 visitors attended the event. An essay about the interest group, written by Jone Manoogian and Kara Sjoblom, was published in a Korean art journal.

BAPA members produced the photographic exhibition, Endangered Spaces, The Alviso Project at Works/San Jose during August. The exhibit featured the town of Alviso and its citizens. Members' photography is featured at the Mission City Coffeehouse in rotating exhibitions.


Saelon Renkes, editor of the chapters Newsletter, produced five issues.

Robin Robinson produced E-mail Bulletins approximately twice a month that featured notices about members' activities and other events of interest to members.


Ann Mueller updated and maintained the chapters web site,, which includes information about the chapter, a calendar of events, an online version of (detail), a gallery, and portfolios of members artworks. A revision of the web site will be made in 2003 by Donnasue Jacobi.

Prepared by Carmela Rizzuto, President
December 2002