CWCA Programs and Events

If you are interested in volunteering to organize, administrate, hang, promote, or gallery sit for one of the following programs, contact Arlene at 847.674.0321 or e-mail Ideas and suggestions for programs are also welcome

Holiday Party - Saturday, December 18 is the annual CWCA Holiday Party

Mark your calendar for this special CWCA member event!

Sunday December 12, 2010
Studio visit with artists Sharon Bladholm and Lucy Slivinski
Albany Carroll Arts Building
319 N. Albany, 2nd floor, Chicago IL 60612

Come inside one of the most exciting arts buildings in Chicago and meet two exceptional artists and extraordinary women - multi-media artist, Sharon Bladholm and installation artist Lucy Slivinski. Sharon will open her Opal Glass Studios and introduce the unique scope of her work in glass, bronze, ceramics, and printmaking - which focuses on the natural world. In an adjacent studio, Lucy Slivinski develops site-specific installations using recycled and reclaimed materials, primarily abstract work inspired by organic forms that incorporates lighting.

Please RSVP to CWCA membership committee at by December 8.
$5 suggested donation. Bring a friend and potential new member for FREE!

Biographical notes
Sharon has participated as an artist in environmental and archaeological expeditions to the Brazilian, Venezuelan and the Peruvian Amazon and is currently finishing a public art project for Openlands. Lucy also works internationally and locally, recently completing the “Silversurf Gate,” a public installation commissioned by the Chicago Park District located at the Logan Square Skate Park . To find out more about these artists, visit and

CWCA Announces Recipients of 2010 Awards for Excellence in the Arts

The Chicago Women’s Caucus for Art (CWCA) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2010 CWCA Award for Excellence in the Arts. This Award recognizes women who have exemplified the CWCA mission of creating community through art, education and social activism.

Nominations of outstanding artists and arts professionals living and working in the Chicago area were received from leaders in the arts community. Four recipients were selected and will be recognized at an awards ceremony and reception to be held on February 13, 2010 at the Chicago Cultural Center.

The recipients of the CWCA Award for Excellence in the Arts are:

June Spiezer A special recognition award will be given to June Spiezer, avid collector of Chicago art and supporter of Chicago-based artists.

To see award recipient bios click on any name or click here.

The awards ceremony and reception was held in conjunction with the national Women’s Caucus for Art Lifetime Achievement Awards ceremony and dinner at the Chicago Cultural Center and the College Art Association’s 2010 Annual Conference in Chicago.

Congratulations to the artists juried into the WCA "Off Center" exhibit

cwca off center art exhibit

Juried Mid-West Regional WCA exhibition, February 3—27, 2009
Artist Reception: Feb. 12 6-9 PM
ARC GALLERY 832 Superior Street, Chicago, IL 60622 • Phone: 312-733-2787
Wed.: Sat. 12–6:00 • Sun.: 12-4:00

Jurors: Aron Packer, co-owner of the Packer Schopf Gallery, and Ann Rosen, former Director of The Art Center (TAC) of Highland Park

Sandra Bacon
Barbara Bickel
Nancy Charak
Laura Cerf-Dahl
Jill Frank
Shelley Gilchrist
Jeanine Hill-Soldner
Leslie Hirshfield
Judith Hladik-Voss
Sandra Holubow
Suzanne Horwitz
Pauline Kochanski
Debra Levie
Ruth Aizuss Migdal
Anita Miller
Joan Minsky
Janice Nesser
Joyce Polance
Margaret Roche
Amy Firestone Rosen
Ellen Roth Deutsch
Judith Roth
Maura Schaffer
Helene Smith-Romer
Barbara Thomas
Jennifer Weigel
Diane Wilson
Anne Zielenski Fleming &
Olivia Cronk

Chicago, February 2010: WCA/CAA National Conference!

Chicago hosted the WCA/CAA (Women's Caucus for Art and The College Art Association) National Conference.

WCA Lifetime Achievement Awards:
This year’s WCA Lifetime Achievement Awards will be held at the Chicago Cultural Center, 77 East Randolph Street, Chicago, Illinois 60601 on Saturday, February 13, 2010, in conjunction with the Women’s Caucus for Art and College Art Association’s 2010 Annual Conferences.  The dinner will be held from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the G.A.R. Hall of the Chicago Cultural Center  The awards ceremony will follow at 7:30 p.m.  in the Cassidy Theater. 

Ongoing: Member Open Studio Visits

This is a great way to meet fellow members, share what you've been working on, explore artistic practices or just relax and celebrate what you do.
Contact Margaret Lutze to arrange a studio visit.

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