Promoting open discussion of diverse ideas
Cultivating professionalism by creating opportunities for exhibitions, collaborations and educational forums
Advancing visibility through interactions on a local, national and international level
The Women's Caucus for Art of Georgia (WCAGA) is a chapter of the National Women's Caucus for Art (WCA), founded in 1972 to bring women's issues to the foreground of the College Art Association (CAA) and beyond. The focus was and continues to be supporting, recognizing and educating established and emerging women artists, art historians, critics, curators, museum personnel and other visual arts professionals.
In 2000 the Women's Caucus for Art of Georgia began when a group of eleven women artist met and decided to form a local chapter of the national organization. They began with a "just do it" attitude and a vision which they set out to realize. WCAGA is now comprised of over one hundred artists and art professionals from Georgia and other Southeastern states. The majority of our members, however, are artists based in metro Atlanta who work in many different media: sculpture, painting, photography, collage, printmaking and more.
The WCA continues to be an affiliate member of the College Art Association and holds its annual conference each year in conjunction with the CAA. In 2005, the Georgia chapter organized and hosted both the 2005 National WCA Annual Conference and a concurrent national juried exhibition "Gender in Motion". This was a huge challenge that has strengthened us as an organization and inspired us to move forward.
WCAGA incorporated as a non-profit corporation in the state of Georgia in 2005 and recently received IRS 501(c)(3) non-profit tax status. We are pursuing opportunities for exhibitions and educational programs in Georgia and the surrounding states. WCAGA collaborates on a regular basis with colleges, museums, art centers, and other organizations. In this way we gain new audiences and educate a more diverse group of people while supporting the work of our collaborators. An example of our collaboration with the Hammonds House Museum and Resource Center for African American Art in Atlanta in the spring of 2007
The Women's Caucus for Art was founded in 1972 in connection with the College Art Association (CAA) and is a national member organization unique in its multi-disciplinary, multicultural membership of arts, art historians, students/educators and museum professionals.
WCA is committed to education about the contributions of women, opportunities for the exhibition of women's work, publication of women's writing about art, inclusion of women in the history of art, professional equity for all and respect for all individuals without discrimination.