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COMMITTEE MEMBERS: Rachel Epp Buller, Danielle Eubank, Rona Lesser, Laura Morrison, Yuriko Takata

The WCA Nominations Committee is pleased to announce that curator, artist and media specialist Julia Marsh is nominated to serve as President Elect of the Women’s Caucus for Art.  Julia  is the  curator of exhibitions at Phillips Museum at Franklin and Marshall College where she focuses on women, media, and technology. If elected, she will serve alongside  President Margo Hobbs for two years and then becomes WCA President in February 2020.  WCA members will receive an email ballot in the next few days. You may contact nominations@nationalwca.org with questions.

Julia Marsh

Vision Statement: My vision for the National WCA is an organization that continues to be “a networking organization for women in the arts” that effects change through art and social practices; robust actions from local chapter and national efforts that promote and arrange exhibitions, publications and events in order to raise the profile and conditions of visual arts practitioners that identify as female.

We must continue to demand the recognition of women in the arts and, more than ever, their safety as well. I see an opportunity to increase the effectiveness of these commitments in the coming years. As diversity in practice and in membership is reconciled within the WCA, we will be able to simultaneously bring greater awareness of the organization’s mandate and help actively recruit and empower younger members into the organization. The coordination of such inclusivity will ensure that the interdependent actions of women exhibiting, writing and curating will expand the networking and exhibition opportunities for women. As we approach the WCA’s 50th anniversary in 2022, fundraising in the near term will be paramount to the success of this milestone and so I expect this work will underscore the next four years. Importantly, funding sources, both for projects and for operations, must be sought to ensure the future and history of the WCA as force of social justice. I expect with the WCA record of achievement, such development efforts will be rewarded. I look forward to serving the WCA and growing our resources.

BIOGRAPHY : Julia Marsh is the Curator of Exhibitions & Academic Affairs at Franklin & Marshall College’s Phillips Museum of Art, where she curates exhibitions focused on women, media and technology. Previously she was the Curator of Community Engagement at the Allentown Art Museum and before that an editor for the South Korean publication art in ASIA. Her essay “Observing,” about Jonathan Crary’s Techniques of the Observer is in Theorizing Visual Studies: Writing Through the Discipline, (Routledge, 2012). As well, she contributed “Yi DaeBak’s Seoul” to Experiences: Asian Women in Global Culture, edited by Eunhee Yang, for the Incheon: International Women Artists’ Biennale (2011) and most recently “Distant Stars, Black Holes, and Burned Out Sculptures: Media Obsolescence and the Trouble with Public Works”to Public Art Dialog (spring 2016). She is currently working on a series of essays about media artists, who have used Abraham Lincoln’s image in their artwork. Marsh’s most recent art practices include video and photographic works that examine social relations.

In addition to managing exhibitions and curatorial efforts in her current position Marsh also manages publications. Her professional activities include Adjunct Curator (for visual art collection) at North Museum, Lancaster, PA, as well as being a Founding Board member and Secretary for the Lehigh Valley Social Impact Center, Bethlehem, PA from 2015 to 2016. She was a Creative Consultant: Asia Society Korea Center, Seoul, South Korea in 2008. She has been a member of curriculum and textbook committees and a faculty counselor for student recruitment. For five years she was the Co-Coordinator for ARTBASH The First Year Program Student Exhibition at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Since 2017, she has been a volunteer with Lancaster Stands Up, Lancaster, PA and Planned Parenthood, Lancaster, PA. From 2015 to 2016 she was a panelist for the Lehigh County Community Justice Panels, Allentown, PA. She also volunteered with The Seed Farm, Vera Cruz, PA (2015), the Lehigh Valley Arts Council, Allentown, PA (2014) and Society of the Arts, Allentown Art Museum of the Lehigh Valley, Allentown, PA (2014). Julia earned her MA in Visual and Critical Studies at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago with an emphasis on technology and socialization.She earned an MFA in studio art from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a BFA from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey.