The vision for the California anniversary event is to acknowledge the Women's Rights
movement by lending an artistic voice for retaining our freedom to choose and engage in all important aspects of our
We recognize the roots of WCA as originating from of the Civil Rights Movement of the 60's. Prior to this, in
the United States, women's rights were first addressed at the Seneca Falls Convention in New York, July 19–20, 1848,
which launched the lengthy, 72-year Women's Suffrage Movement, ending with ratifying the right to vote on August 18, 1920.
WCA included several SBAWCA postcard art pieces in this
year’s United Nations NGO Conference, “For Peace and Development: Disarm Now!”
Hundred's of Zero Nuclear Weapons art cards were displayed together with The Ribbon International at the United Nations
Conference in Mexico City in September, 2009. The exhibition will travel to venues in the United States for further display
The third workshop at the Muriel Wright Residential Center, San Jose, California
taught by SBAWCA artists was completed with an exhibition during Works San Jose Annual Fundrasing, Friday December 4, 2009.
The five SBAWCA artists who participated as instructors in the workshop are: Cheryl Battiato, Fabienne Bismuth, Alejandra
Chaverri, Dana Eaton and Conni Rizzuto. Fabienne Bismuth was the leader of the "Sculpture-figurative bas
Thanks to Cheryl Batiatto, who wrote a grant to the Association of Clay and Glass
Artists of California, ACGA, the workshop received funds to cover the materials for the completed taller with the teenagers.
Link with details
about the workshop below:
Muriel Wright Residential Center-Fall, 2009 Workshop
The County of Santa Clara's Probation Department honored SBAWCA
for its volunteer work at the Muriel Wright Residential Center on July 1, 2009. The above plaque was presented to Dana Eaton
for our chapter at the volunteer's appreciation' BBQ.
Last year Dana and Alejandra Chaverri
instituted art workshops for the young women at the Center. The administration at the Center has invited our chapter to continue
this effort for the upcoming years. Members, Martha Castillo, Cheryl Battiato, Martha Shaw and Carmela Rizzuto, volunteer
in previous workshops.
View works exhibited during the Control Exhibition at SomARTS, San Francisco, CA, August 2009
Download 2009 Spring Newsletter
Download membership renewal form
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SBAWCA 2008 Member's Catalog
Member's News and Exhibitions
WHAT: Invitational Show "Better Luck Next Time."
WHERE: Works/San Jose,
451 South 1st St.
San Jose CA 95113
WHEN: February 2011
SBAWCA Annual Member's Show, 2011 "Choices"
WHAT: Annual Show "Choices"
WHERE: San Jose State University Dr.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Library,
150 E. San Fernando St.,
San Jose, CA 95112
WHEN: February 2011
>On Thursday 6/24, we went in style
in a limo bus on a San Francisco artist studio tour then visited Recology, a unique artists’ residency program
at the San Francisco recycling center/dump.
>On Friday 6/25,
we had a special guest speaker, State Assemblymember, Nancy Skinner staffer at the opening ceremonies. A marvelous postcard
and paper art room was hard to leave to see the dynamic speakers and film fest.
>On Saturday, 6/26 we all went to the Blue Planet art reception, an eco-art exhibition juried by Kim Abeles
at SOMArts Cultural Center in San Francisco.
>On both Saturday
and Sunday the executive team and board had meetings early in the morning and all day on Sunday. Lots of great ideas came
out -wait till you see the new national web site. OMG - it's going to be fabulous!
Notes on the first half of the year:
Held invited art
show in August at Main Street Cafe, in Los Altos
with other California chapters to create Elements conference and Blue Planet juried art exhibit where Susan Kraft Alejandra
Chaverri, Victoria Q. Legg, and Marta Donyare acted as Publicity for the Elements conference.
Alejandra Chaverri cleaned/overhauled our website in June.
Alejandra also continued to hold workshops with incarcerated female juveniles, at the Muriel Wright
Juvenile Detention Center, on weekly art projects.
with international Support Women Artists Now (SWAN) Day celebration, resulting in a film showing of “Who Does She Think She Is?” and a tribute to influential-women-artists
themed art show.
Held six group art circles/critique
in member’s studios from January through July.
board representatives attended the National WCA February 2010 - Conference – Feb. 13-15, in Chicago, IL, 2/2010.
We held the members board meeting with an Art History
presentation by Preston Metcalf, a curator of the Santa Clara Triton Museum on January 16th at Main Street Cafe, in Los