Women’s Caucus For Art

Columbus Invitational Arts Competition
Visual Arts Division


The Women’s Caucus for Art was founded in 1972 in connection with the College Art Association (CAA). WCA is a national member organization unique in its multidisciplinary, multicultural membership of artists, art historians, students, educators, and museum professionals.

As members of the WCA, the Michigan Chapter is dedicated to upholding the mission of the greater WCA while committed to supporting the efforts and vision of Michigan’s women artists.


The mission of the Women’s Caucus for Art is to create community through art, education, and social activism

We are committed to:

recognizing the contributions of women in the arts
providing women with leadership opportunities and professional development
expanding networking and exhibition opportunities for women
supporting local, national, and global art activism
advocating for equity in the arts for all


As an NGO (non-governmental organization) of the United Nations, the Women’s Caucus for Art actively supports the UN Millennium Goals. WCA utilizes art as the universal language to engage artists, NGOS, and civil society on a broad range of issues such as gender equity and environmental sustainability. As a founding member of the Feminist Art Project, WCA is part of a collaborative national initiative celebrating the Feminist Art Movement and the aesthetic, intellectual and political impact of women on the visual arts, art history, and art practice, past and present.