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Network with other women artists at all MWCA events, fundraisers, and parties. Participate in MWCA sponsored exhibitions. Attend and participate in the discussion of all forms of creative expression through slide lectures, slide share evenings and conferences. Create art by joining cooperative art projects ,or through workshops and collaborative projects. Receive the biannual newsletter SheSpeaks, which has chapter and member news, opportunities, as well as articles relevant to feminist art issues. Access highlights of SheSpeaks. Members can also submit artwork to the SWCA slide registry. Volunteer to help make exciting and worthwhile programs happen.

As a member of the MWCA, you are a part of a national networking organization. Members of the national WCA are entitled to:

attend and participate in the annual national conference; receive the quarterly Update; participate in national exhibitions; submit work to the national slide registry.


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The Feminist art movement is now over thirty years old. The conference will address some of the issues that still concern us, the gains we have made, and what feminism means to women of different generations. How do we see the issues that confront us, as women in the visual arts, as we approach the millennium? What are the differences and similarities in the way in which women artists of different ages see themselves in relation to feminism?


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WCA August Bulletin/2 *New* Table of Contents * August WCA Bulletin* * 2000 WCA INITIATIVES NYC Preview News * Video/Computer Artists Call to Exhibit *********************************************************************** WCA INITIATIVES 2000, NYC. N.E. Regional WCA Conference Co-sponsored by National Women's Caucus for Art There will be a WCA seminar on Marketing Your Art In NYC with Jackie Battenfield held at Westbeth Artists Community in Greenwich Village. Tues. All day. $100 1. Space for a WCA panel for one hour and a half. Topic to be announced in September. We request Weds 2/23 at noon 2. Space for a Reception and Recognition. WCA President Gail Tremblay will give an award to Bernice Steinbaum for her tireless promotion of women and people of color in the NYC Gallery scene. There will be a Regional Recognition Award for outstanding work in the visual arts professions. The award presenter will be Hillary Rodham Clinton (pending). We request Weds. 2/23 afternoon 3. Space for a WCA/CAA joint panel. "Inventing a New Visual Language: Culture Based and Site-Specific Environmental Art for the 21st Century." Co-chairs: Betsy Damon and E. Margaret Curly Clay. We request Thursday morning or early afternoon. In addition, as you know from the form submitted by Melanie Herzog, that there will be a Roundtable Session jointly sponsored by the Women in the Arts and Cultural Diversity Committees with Melanie Herzog and Gail Tremblay about REWRITING THE HISTORY OF 20TH C. AMERICAN ART: A conversation about participants' visions for a non-racist, non-sexist rewriting of history from multiple vantage points. (We request this does not conflict with other WCA events.) THURSDAY FEBRUARY 24 2:00 pm Leave for Soho from the Hilton with WCA guides on NYC subway. 2:30 - 4:00 pm "Impacting the CommunityThrough Art" with Susan King Obarski and others from the Young Women/ Students ' Caucus for Art. Slide panel organized by Jiayi Ling at SOHO20 Gallery, 545 Broadway, 3rd fl. 4:00 - 5:00 pm "Elements 2000", a multi-site exhibition of works with 2000 plus elements, curated by Devorah Sperber and Jane Ingram Allen at Monique Goldstrom Gallery, 560 Broadway, Suite 303, Soho. Sponsored by national WCA. "Generativity Slide-Quilt Project," installation of 2000+ slides and textiles giving visual form to artists' myriad productive energies, curated by Winn Rea and featuring work by WCA members across the nation. And "Space Shaping Space", sculpture using innovative methods, materials and time-based strategies; A WCA N.E. Regional Exhibit curated by Winn Rea and Naomi Grossman, both at Phoenix Gallery, 568 Broadway, Ste. 607, Soho .5:00-8:00 pm WCA sponsored bus tour by Art Shuttle to WCA/CAA gallery receptions. White Columns is presenting a continous video program on the buses as part of the Elements 2000 exhibition. Tribeca - "Elements 2000" at Organization of Independent Artists (OIA) Gallery, 19 Hudson St., Rm. 402 Lower East Side - "Elements 2000" at Ernest Rubenstein Gallery at the Educational Alliance, 197 East Broadway 8:30 pm Bus riders will be returned by Art Shuttle to the Hilton, or may remain downtown to eat in Chinatown, Little Italy, or Soho and will find their own way back to the hotel. Subway, bus and taxi information will be distributed. Cost: $20 for bus tour leaving from Soho and returning to the Hilton, receptions included. $35 for bus tours and receptions for both Thursday and Friday evenings. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 25 4:00-8:00 pm WCA sponsored bus tour by Art Shuttle to additional WCA/CAA receptions for "Elements 2000" More videos by White Columns on Art Shuttle as part of the Elements 2000 exhibition. East Village - P.S. 122. 150 First Ave. (Entrance on 9th St. between 1st Ave. & Ave. A) Williamsburg, Brooklyn - CAVE. 58 Grand St. Staten Island - Snug Harbor Cultural Center, 1000 Richmond Terrace. 8:00 pm Buses make return trip to Hilton. Cost: $20 for roundrip bus tour and gallery receptions. $35 for bus tours and receptions for both Thursday and Friday evenings. _________________________________________________ To receive information about WCA Initiatives 2000, NYC, contact: Janet Luongo, Email: jluongo3@aol.com. (203) 846-2642 To request registration form for the Seminar, WCA panel, reception and WCA bus tours, contact: C.M. Judge, Email: cmjudge1@hotmail.com, (978) 343-7557. Details on the galleries. Please include the information CAA members may need if they want to see galleries on their own (address, phone number, dates of exhibit, hours) . CAVE, 58 Grand Street (Williamsburg) Brooklyn, NY 11211. 718-388-6780. Dates for Element 2000 exhibition: Feb. 22 - Mar. 17, 2000. Hours: Sa-Su 1-6 pm and by appt. Reception: Fri., 2/25, 4-8 pm. Monique Goldstrom Gallery, 560 Broadway, Suite 303, NY, NY 10012. Soho. 212-941-9175. Dates for Elements 2000 exhibition: Feb. 22 - Mar. 17, 2000. Hours: Tu-Sat 11-6, Reception: Thur. 2/24, 4-8 pm. Organization of Independent Artists (OIA) Gallery, 19 Hudson St, (at Read St. in Tribeca) Room 402, NY, NY 10013. 212-219-9213. Dates for Elements 2000 exhibition: Feb. 22 - Mar. 17, 2000. Hours: Tu-Fri 1-5. Reception: Thu., 2/24, 4-8 pm. Phoenix Gallery 568 Broadway, Suite 607, NY, NY. At Prince Street in Soho. (212) 343-7303. Dates of 2 WCA exhibits, Generativity and Space Shaping Space Feb. 2 - 26. Hours: Tu-Sat 11-5:30 pm. Reception: Thur. 2/24, 4-8 pm. P.S. 122, 150 First Ave., NY, NY 10009. (Entrance on 9th St. betw. 1st Ave. & Ave. A in East Village). 212-228-4249. Dates for Elements 2000 exhibition: Feb. 22 - Mar. 17, 2000. Hours: Th - Sun 12-6. Reception: Fri 2/25, 4-8 pm. Ernest Rubenstein Gallery at the Educational Alliance, 197 East Broadway, NY, NY 10002. Lower East Side. 212-475-6200 ext. 378. Dates for Elements 2000 exhibition: Feb. 22 - Mar. 17, 2000. Hours: M-Th 9am - 10 pm, F 9-5, Su 12-5. Reception: Thur., 2/24, 4-8 pm. Snug Harbor Cultural Center, 1000 Richmond Terrace, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, ,NY 10301. 718-448-2500. Dates for Elements 2000 exhibition: Jan - April, 2000 (exact dates to follow). Hours: W-Sun. 12-5. Reception: Fri, 2/25, 4-8 pm. SOHO20 Gallery, 545 Broadway, 3rd fl., rear, NY, NY. In Soho. 212-226-4167. Date of Slide Panel of Young Women/Students' Caucus for Art, Thur. 2/24 2:30 - 4:00 pm . White Columns, Video presentations on Art Shuttle buses, 2/24 and 2/25, 2000, 4-8 pm . *********************************************************************** Call for VIDEO AND COMPUTER artists for THE MEDIA ROOM A project of the ARC GALLERY IN CHICAGO, The Media Room is dedicated to Electronic Artists working with Video and Computer formats. Video Submissions: 1/2" VHS (NTSC) video cassette (work no more then 30 minutes running time). Work originally created in film must be in this format for screening purposes. If the original language of the work is not English, subtitles or a transcript are advisable but remain the responsibility of the artist. CD-ROM Submissions: Windows 95 auto-play and auto-repeat, IBM format. Your CD-ROM should be self-contained and include multimedia applications and required dlls. For further guidelines, visit http://www.chicom.com/arc/mediaroom.html A US $5.00 (non-refundable) Handling Fee is charged for each submission. ARC places a monthly listing in the GALLERY GUIDE and THE NEW ART EXAMINER. Listings are also placed in local print media. Artists have the option of providing ARC with 1200 announcement cards which will be included in ARC's mailing. If work is for sale, ARC takes no commission and acts as a liaison for sales. For more information, an application form and submission guidelines, visit the web site at http://www.chicom.com/arc/mediaroom.html Or contact The Media Room--Chair, Christina Pantazis-Blades at Pantazis@aol.com or call/fax ARC Gallery at 312-733-2787 The Media Room space was made possible by the generous support of The SONY Gallery of Consumer Electronics. The Media Room, ARC Gallery is located at 1040 W. Huron, Chicago, IL 60622. *********************************************************************** Arts Wire CURRENT is a project of Arts Wire, a national computer-based network serving the arts community. Arts Wire CURRENT features news updates on social, economic, philosophical, and political issues affecting the arts and culture. Your contributions are invited. Contact Judy Malloy, editor, at jmalloy@artswire.org To encourage the exchange of arts information and perspectives, Arts Wire CURRENT contents are not copyrighted unless specifically stated. We ask that you cite Arts Wire CURRENT as well as Arts Wire's url (http://www.artswire.org) when reprinting material. In addition, Arts Wire is interested in documenting the use of material from Arts Wire CURRENT in other newsletters, publications and on online networks. Please send a copy to: Joe Matuzak, Arts Wire Director, Email: jmatuzak@artswire.org This week's Current is sponsored by the Colorado Council on the Arts -- http://www.coloarts.state.co.us/ Current's work as a whole is made possible by a generous grant from the List Foundation. ******************************************************************************** Please check the WCA National Website for further WCA Resources and Information http://www.info@nationalwca.com/ WCA Communications Liaison Liz Dodson Temporary Email Bulletin Coordinator


*********************************************************************** *New* Table of Contents * August WCA Bulletin/3* *WCA News about copyrightable materials *Grant Opportunities *********************************************************************** To: All Guild Members From: Graphic Artists Guild National Date: June 30, 1999 Subject: Yahoo Rights Grab Warning to Yahoo Subscriber & Potential Contributors! Since its acquisition of Geocities, online service provider Yahoo has changed its "terms of service". This new "take it or leave it" contract particularly concerns artists, web developers or anyone else who upload any copyrightable material on the Geocities/Yahoo site. The offending language reads: "8. CONTENT SUBMITTED TO YAHOO By submitting Content to any Yahoo property, you automatically grant, or warrant that the owner of such Content has expressly granted, Yahoo the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive and fully sublicensable right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display such Content (in whole or part) worldwide and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed...." We will keep you posted on this issue, but until we can resolve Yahoo's intent, artists may wish to consider moving their property to another host site. For further information, go to: http://www.internetnews.com/wd-news/article/0,1087,10_147231,00.html http://www.wired.com/news/news/technology/story/20472.html http://webdeveloper.com/refresh/refresh_062999.html ******************************************************************************** OPPORTUNITIES FOR ORGANIZATIONS NEA H&P; ACCESS, EDUCATION APPLICATIONS DUE AUGUST 16 The Application postmark deadline for NEA Heritage & Preservation August Access and Education grants is August 16, 1999 Heritage & Preservation grants are awarded to honor, assist, encourage, and present those artists and forms of artistic expression and practice that reflect the many cultural traditions that make up our nation; and to document or conserve highly significant works of art, artifacts, and collections of art. Access grants are awarded to broaden, diversify, and increase the kinds of arts events or activities available to the American public, and to provide access to arts experiences in communities or areas where such activities are not readily available. Education grants are awarded to help ensure that the arts are basic to the education of children and young adults in grades pre-K through 12 and to expand opportunities for children and adults to participate in and increase their understanding of or skills in the arts; and to provide professional development opportunities for artists, arts professionals, and teachers. For guidelines and application forms, visit the NEA website at http://arts.endow.gov Call for: USDE OUTSTANDING EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY PROGRAMS DESIGNATION The U.S. Department of Education has established a system of Expert Panels to evaluate educational programs and recommend those programs that should be recognized nationally as promising or exemplary. The USDE notes that technology programs can benefit greatly from this national designation, and they are invite technology programs to participate in the application process during Summer 1999. Information about programs designated as promising or exemplary will be disseminated through the National Education Dissemination System and other national, regional, and state school improvement systems, such as the Regional Technology Education Consortia (R*TECs) and other systemic initiatives. Other rewards include publicity and professional networking opportunities, commendation by the Secretary of Education, potential invitations to present at professional conferences and to other educational audiences, and recognition in professional journals. Various funding opportunities also may arise from a program's designation as exemplary or promising. Deadline for online submission of the application of technology programs to the Panel is September 1, 1999. The Guidelines and Materials for Submitting Educational Technology Programs for Review can be found online and downloaded at the Department of Education's website at http://www.ed.gov/offices/OERI/ORAD/LTD/panel.html or contact Diane Aleem, the Technology Panel's Staff Coordinator in the Department of Education, at 202-219-2148 or email: diane_aleem@ed.gov ************* To encourage the exchange of arts information and perspectives, Arts Wire CURRENT contents are not copyrighted unless specifically stated. We ask that you cite Arts Wire CURRENT as well as Arts Wire's url (http://www.artswire.org) when reprinting material. In addition, Arts Wire is interested in documenting the use of material from Arts Wire CURRENT in other newsletters, publications and on online networks. Please send a copy to: Joe Matuzak, Arts Wire Director, Email: jmatuzak@artswire.org *********************************************************************** Please check the WCA National Website for further WCA Resources and Information http://www.info@nationalwca.com/ WCA Communications Liaison Liz Dodson Temporary Email Bulletin Coordinator Video /Installation Artist ***********************************************************************