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Join us in New York for the WCA’s Conference Bridge the Gap, Feb 13–16, 2019



Marriott Courtyard New York Manhattan/Central Park,

1717 Broadway (54th & Broadway) New York, NY 10019

Start date: 2/11/19
End date: 2/17/19
Last day to book: 1/11/19

Marriott is offering a special group rate at 159.00 USD to 179.00 USD  per night

Book your group rate for Women's Caucus Annual Conference 

To make telephone reservations:
646-273-7800
www.residenceinncentralpark.com
www.courtyardcentralpark.com

The 2019 WCA Annual Conference will be held at the Courtyard New York Manhattan/Central Park, February 13–16, 2019, to coincide with the College Art Association (CAA) Annual Conference. The conference highlight will be Saturday’s 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award Ceremony and Gala dinner. This year’s honorees are Olga de Amaral, Mary Beth Edelson, Gladys Barker Grauer, and Mira Schor. Aruna D’Souza and L.J. Roberts will receive President’s Awards for Art and Activism. 

Days will be filled with a mix of workshops, panels, and networking alongside WCA Chapters' Council and Caucus Meetings. New York City’s heady mix of museums and galleries, restaurants, cafés, and parks offers a stimulating environment.

Workshops on Thursday and Friday will focus on professional development for artists, and most will be led by WCA members! Topics include mentoring and finding a mentor, working with digital media and technicians, group goal setting, and smartphone video editing. On Friday evening, sculptor Linda Stein will host a panel of art writers and curators discussing the topic “Who Decides Who Shows?” at her TriBeCa studio.

Thursday evening, the JWAN exhibition “Connections: Honor our Foremothers” will open with a reception at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. On Friday, A.I.R. Gallery in Brooklyn hosts a reception for the National Postcard Show curated by Noreen Dean Dresser, and the Young Women’s Caucus exhibition will also open. On your own Saturday, check out the curated list of recommended exhibitions and re-energize yourself viewing Bettye Saar, Martha Rosler, Hilma af Klint, and other notable women artists.

WCA will host two events at CAA on Friday. In the morning, Past President Susan M. King chairs the WCA / CAA panel “Liberal Democracy and Social Practice.” At midday, longtime WCA supporters Judith K. Brodsky and Ferris Olin will discuss their new book, Junctures in Women’s Leadership: The Arts. On Saturday, The Feminist Art Project’s day of panels and performances at the Hilton is organized by artists Christen Clifford and Jasmine Wahi on the topic “Rape, Representation, and Radicality.”

The 2019 conference culminates with the WCA Lifetime Achievement Awards ceremony and dinner at the New York Institute of Technology. It begins with a celebratory walk-around dinner with butlered hors d’oeuvres, an open bar, and opportunities to network with the awardees and VIP participants from 5:30 to 7:15. The Awards Ceremony follows at 7:30. Tickets for the workshops and Awards Dinner are included in all conference packages.



Please do note that the schedule is subject to change.

Thursday, February 14 — First Day of Conference

 

Time

 

Activity

 

Location

7:30–11:30am

WCA Conference Registration

Marriott Courtyard
1717 Broadway (54th  & Broadway) 
New York, NY 10019

8:00–9:00am

Welcome Session

Marriott Courtyard

9:00–6:00pm

WCA Book Table at CAA Book Expo

Hilton Midtown
Rhinelander Gallery
Booth 309

9:15–11:45pm

Chapters' Council (open to all members)

Marriott Courtyard

12–1:00pm

Lunch

on your own

1:00–2:30pm

Workshop/Panel
Video Editing on your Smartphone (Kim Foley)

Marriott Courtyard

2:45–4:15pm

Workshop/Panel
GYST workshop

Marriott Courtyard

9:00

After Hours meet-up at Hotel Bar

Marriott Courtyard

Friday, February 15 — Second Day of Conference

 

Time

 

Activity

 

Location

9:00–6:00pm

WCA Book Table at CAA Book Expo

Hilton Midtown
Rhinelander Gallery
Booth 309

8:30–10:00am

Eco-art Caucus Meeting

Marriott Courtyard

8:30–10:00am

Workshop/Panel
Bridging the Digital Printing and Fabrication Divide (Laura Earle)

Marriott Courtyard

8:30–10:00am

WCA /CAA Panel
“Liberal Democracy and Social Practice” chaired by Susan King

Hilton Midtown
CAA Ticket Required

10:15–11:45am

International Caucus Meeting

Marriott Courtyard

10:15–11:45am

Workshop/Panel
Group Goal Setting (Margaret Parker)

Marriott Courtyard

12:00–12:45pm

Lunch

on your own

12:45–2:15pm

JWAN Panel

Marriott Courtyard

12:30–1:30pm

WCA Business Meeting (open to all WCA Members)
Judith K. Brodsky and Ferris Olin discuss their book, "Junctures in Women’s Leadership: The Arts"

Hilton Midtown
Beekman

1:00–2:30pm

Workshop/Panel
WIX Website Design (Kim Foley)

Marriott Courtyard

2:45–4:00pm

Young Women's Caucus Meeting

Marriott Courtyard

2:45–4:00pm

Workshop/Panel
Mentoring Speed Dating IRL and Digital (Bianca Lago)

Marriott Courtyard

5:00–7:30pm

Linda Stein's Studio
Meet and Greet, followed by a Panel Discussion
“Who Decides Who Shows?”

Linda Stein Studio

9:00

After Hours meet-up at Hotel Bar

Marriott Courtyard

Saturday, February 16 — Last Day of Conference

 

Time

 

Activity

 

Location

9:00–2:00pm

WCA Book Table at CAA Book Expo

Hilton Midtown
Rhinelander Gallery
Booth 309

10:00–4:30pm

The Feminist Art Project (TFAP) Panels
“Rape, Representation, and Radicality,” a day of panels and performance organized by artists Christen Clifford and Jasmine Wahl

Hilton Midtown

?pm

A.I.R. Gallery Postcard Opening

A.I.R. Gallery

5:30–7:00pm

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS RECEPTION
(ticketed event) Guests purchasing reception tickets will be treated to three food stations, butlered treats, an open bar, and the opportunity to congratulate the awardees. 

New York Institute for Technology (NYIT)
1871 Broadway at 61st Street, New York, NY 10023

7:30–9:00pm

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS CEREMONY

(free and open to the public)
2019 Lifetime Achievement Awardees:
Olga de Amaral, Mary Beth Edelson, Gladys Barker Grauer, and Mira Schor

New York Institute for Technology (NYIT)

Sunday, February 17— National WCA Board Meeting

 

Time

 

Activity

 

Location

10:00–2:00pm

WCA National Board Meeting

(Members are welcome to attend)

Marriott Courtyard

 

 

 

 

 

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