New Membership Portal Launch!

WCA is excited to announce the launch of our new member portal! This new portal offers a more contemporary and streamlined experience for our members. Over the course of the year, we will be continuing to upgrade the portal to bring more options to members in order to enhance the membership experience and offer more opportunities for engagement. Portal upgrades, training sessions and tutorials will be highlighted on this page and advertised in our monthly newsletter PULSE which arrives in each member’s inbox on the first of the month.

If you have any questions, please contact Karin Luner, Director of Operations at [email protected] or Laura Morrison, WCA President at [email protected]


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Occupy the Moment: Embracing Our History, Enhancing Our Impact

 WCA Conference Reimagined

Given the growing concerns around Covid-19 and the Omicron variant, WCA is working to transform WCA’s Occupy the Moment: Embracing Our History, Enhancing Our Impact conference panels, board meeting and LTA Awards and Gala to virtual formats that will be rolled out during the course of 2022. Dates and details will be coming early in 2022.

WCA’s 50th anniversary exhibitions in Chicago and events at the College Art Association Conference are going forward as planned. Given the growing concerns around Covid-19 and the Omicron variant, WCA is working to transform WCA’s Occupy the Moment: Embracing Our History, Enhancing Our Impact conference panels, board meeting and LTA Awards and Gala to virtual formats that will be rolled out during the course of 2022. Dates and details will be coming early in 2022.

WCA’s 50th anniversary exhibitions in Chicago and events at the College Art Association Conference are going forward as planned.

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Occupy the Moment,
Intersect History with Impact

WCA National Exhibition
Bridgeport Art Center, Chicago, IL
January 21 – February 25, 2022

Reception: Friday, February 18 from 7-10 pm

Juror: Dr. Maura Reilly

In the last half century, the art historical canon has been uprooted and redefined. The canon was erected on categorized colonial narratives and invented racial rankings. The WCA has cast aside this “white male gaze” to define our own vision.

This National WCA 50th Anniversary exhibition features works that address this moment of 2022. Artists were encouraged to interpret the theme broadly, considering the multiple paths of how we arrived here and what we envision moving forward. We encouraged art that explored the ways that our identities and expressions intersect with such factors as environment, culture, time, and location. Artwork submission were open to any approach and form, subjects in range from the historic precedents set by political activism, to personal transformation, social engagement and beyond.