As mothers, daughters, sisters, and friends, we feel the pain of all people of color who have suffered from, or have a family member victimized by brutality and injustice. We share your outrage.
We believe that Black lives are equally entitled to liberty and justice. We think the stains of racism and sexism must be cleansed from the fiber of every society for the world to live in peace. To achieve this, individuals must take responsibility, and alone or with others, seek solutions and take action.
Part of our mission is activism, so we stand with the Black Lives Matter movement because we believe that all humans are connected.
To quote Rosa Parks, “I believe there is only one race – the human race.”
Aerial image of street art painted on 16th Street, NW, Washington, DC by local DC artists by the request of Mayor Bowser.
WCA/DC is the local chapter of the National WCA.
The mission of the Women’s Caucus for Art is to create community through art, education, and social activism.
We are a community of women artists, curators, art historians, and art collectors. Members can participate in national and local chapter exhibitions, attend educational workshops and art shares and network with established artists. We invite women of all cultures, ethnicities, and abilities to join us.
HERE ARE 6 REASONS TO JOIN WCADC:
Opportunities to show your work and participate in art shares
Make connections and get your work seen by more people
Share ideas, resources, suppliers and exhibition opportunities with a tribe of women artists
Take advantage of marketing classes to help you learn how to get more eyes on your work.
Provide leadership opportunities
Joining the DC chapter automatically makes you a National WCA member with opportunities to submit to shows in other areas of the US. and have a presence on the national website
As the greater Washington DC Chapter, we have members from several states. We have group tours to museums and exhibitions. Through our website and newsletter, we keep you informed with our artist's exhibitions and receptions.
In addition, we also have educational workshops about promoting your work, social media and technology for our members. Art shares are encouraged and studio tours are always welcome.
For more information about the artists whose art is displayed on this site click here.
History of National Women's Caucus for Art
The Women’s Caucus for Art was founded in 1972 in connection with the College Art Association (CAA). WCA is a national member organization unique in its multidisciplinary, multicultural membership of artists, art historians, students, educators, and museum professionals.
The mission of the Women’s Caucus for Art is to create community through art, education, and social activism. WCA is committed to recognizing the contribution of women in the arts; providing women with leadership opportunities and professional development; expanding networking and exhibition opportunities for women; supporting local, national and global art activism; and advocating for equity in the arts for all.
As an NGO (non-governmental organization) of the United Nations, the Women’s Caucus for Art actively supports the UN Millennium Goals. WCA utilizes art as the universal language to engage artists, NGOS, and civil society on a broad range of issues such as gender equity and environmental sustainability.
As a founding member of the Feminist Art Project, WCA is part of a collaborative national initiative celebrating the Feminist Art Movement and the aesthetic, intellectual and political impact of women on the visual arts, art history, and art practice, past and present. To Learn more about National WCA go to: nationalwca.org