Thursday, January 3, 2008

Women's Caucus for Art Postcard Project for the UN

I had a great afternoon on Sunday, and I can't believe I forgot my camera... I just joined the Women's Caucus for Art, and the Michigan group is also part of the Feminist Art Project. We (about 9 women) met at Tootsy's house in Ann Arbor, drank champagne, at chocolate, laugh, and make altered postcards. Sounds like heaven doesn't it?! It was.

The postcards are for a wonderful project by the WCA & an NGO of the UN- International Committee for the WCA- making altered postcards with the United Nations' Millenium Goal, "Sustaining Our Environment." They must be 4"x6" postcards made of recycled materials, and received by January 15th. OK, sorry, not much notice, but it's a very cool project.

On the back of the postcard, provide your name, address and materials used to make the card. Submissions will be exhibited during the February, 2008 WCA and College Art Association (CAA) annual conferences at Ft. Worth-Dallas, Texas. At the exhibition, works will be auctioned to benefit the United Nations.

Mail postcards to P. Otani, Curator, Sustaining Our Environment, 263 Laidley Street, San Francisco, CA 94131 USA

Women's Caucus for ArtThe Women's Caucus for Art, founded in 1972 in connection with the College Art Association (CAA), is a national member organization unique in its multi-disciplinary, multicultural membership of artists, art historians, students /educators, and museum professionals.We are committed about the contributions of women.....opportunities for the exhibition of women's work.....publication of women's writing about art.....inclusion of women in the history of art.....professional equity for all.....respect for all individuals without for legislation relevant to our goals.

As an NGO of the United Nations, The International Committee of the Women's Caucus for Art supports the UN Millenium Goals: 1. Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger 2. Achieve universal primary education 3. Promote gender equity and empower women 4. Reduce child mortality 5. Improve maternal health 6. Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases 7. Ensure environmental sustainability 8. Develop a global partnership for development.

Women's Caucus for Art
UN Millenium Development Goals
UN Development Fund for Women

I'm going to make some more postcards for this and will post pics here later.


Janice said...

What a great project, sounds like fun! Thanks for the comment on my blog, nice to meet a fellow Hong Kong fan.

RandomNotions said...

that sounds really exciting, i always like to meet other people who are passionate about what i am passionate about