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Celebrating 50 years with a new logo
marking our reflection on the past
and look to the future.

50 years ago CWCA played a role in fighting for women’s rights, changing the exhibition landscape in Chicago and beyond. Ironically, today’s political climate once again threatens women’s rights in ways so absurd it has inspired us at CWCA to partner with various art groups to bring “absurdity” exhibitions to the greater Chicago community. In this way CWCA continues its 50-year history of advancing women’s opportunities to develop creative solutions in the greater Chicago community.

The logo references the circular shape of the National WCA logo.
The letters CWCA were softened and the W enlarged to highlight the women in our organization.
The Color Wheel - is the graphic foundation; building on it and symbolizing 50 years of interactions, building relationships and serving women artists.
Lines - give a landscape feel with a horizon (reflecting on the past, but looking toward the future and appreciating members old and new and the energy of all.
Smaller Circles reflect the organic ever changing nature of the organization throughout our 50 year history and celebration of this and anticipation of what the next 50 years will bring. They add a festive and youthful tone.

ABSURDITY - In Dada We Trust ART Exhibition
When the world goes mad, the arts go Dada.

Racism and extremist nationalism are empowered, and bullies are applauded. Women’s rights are being set back by 50 years, and the LGBTQ community is dangling by a thread as individual rights are regulated but assault weapons are not. Social media has hijacked news and the term “alternate set of facts” has become the norm, no longer just the brunt of jokes. The world is witnessing a new level of insanity.

For artists, it’s a clear call to look to the past for guidance and take a stand. How? In a word: Dadaism. Created as a reaction to the absurdity of war and the propaganda of WWI, Dadaism was the reaction of a group of artists from another time in history when the world was on the brink of madness. That is why The Art Center Highland Park, Stola Gallery, and Chicago Women’s Caucus for Art are building a coalition to fight back against the current trend toward insanity. How this collaboration is happening is by combining our efforts to invite as many other art institutions, theatre companies, filmmakers, dance companies, writers, musicians, and creatives to participate in our communal movement/exhibit

Absurdity: In Dada We Trust.

Opening: Sat, June 24th, 2023. 5-8PM
Stola Contemporary Art, 3738 West Irving Park Road, Chicago

Hot Pink Platter Catalog

The BEST OF WOMEN Art Exhibition

VIEW IMAGES & VIDEO & more of the exhibition (click here)


In celebration of the Women's Caucus for Art's 50th anniversary, the WCA Chicago Chapter (CWCA) exhibited art created by members of The National Women's Caucus for Art.  

The BEST OF exhibition which means there is no age limitation of the artwork submitted. In honor of the National WCA 50th Anniversary the piece could be a new work, or one that is 50 years old.

Beate Minkovski for the 2021 WCA Lifetime Achievement Award &
Ashley January for the 2021 WCA Emerging Artist Award

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MISSION: expand opportunities and recognition for women in the arts

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