Upcoming Juried Exhibits Call for Submissions by November 6, 2017

Washington Women's Art Center

In the summer of 2018, the Alper Initiative for Washington Art at the American University Museum will have two juried exhibits that will honor the Washington Women's Arts Center, a feminist arts organization in the Washington metropolitan area in the 1970s -1980s. The juror for both exhibitions is Françoise Yohalem.

We are currently soliciting work from former members and exhibitors of the WWAC. At this time, it is anticipated that there will be two contiguous exhibitions:

  • Work made between 1975 and 1985. This exhibition will show in the Alper exhibit space, providing historical context for the WWAC. It will be accompanied by a catalogue.
  • Current work by artists who were members and exhibitors of the WWAC between 1975 and 1985.

Please submit a copy of your biography, a short statement expressing your experience at WWAC and what it meant for your career, up to 10 images (300 dpi) of your work, and an image checklist with the title, date, dimensions, and medium of each piece. We encourage you to submit images of work made between 1975 and 1985 and images of current work if you have both. However, you are welcome to submit one or the other. Lastly, since not all submissions will be selected by the juror for physical display at the museum, we plan to include a slideshow identifying all former members. For that reason, we ask that you include a high-resolution headshot.

The deadline for submissions is November 6, 2017.
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Share Your Memories

Please contribute your thoughts and memories to the Memories of the Washington Women's Arts Center Facebook page, now up and running.

The best way to hear forthcoming information about this show is to join the Alper Initiative email list or check back here in the coming months.

Please share this information with collectors or the families of deceased members who might wish to submit qualifying work on their behalf.

If you have questions, contact Judith Benderson, former WWAC board member and Managing Director (1983-1985) at judypainter@comcast.net, or the Alper Initiative at aiwa@american.edu.

About the Curator:


Françoise Yohalem was a member of the Washington Women's Arts Center and juried an exhibit there in 1984. After a brief career as an artist, she managed the Franz Bader Gallery in the late 70s before becoming an independent art consultant specializing in art in public places. As a public art consultant, Yohalem worked for government agencies as well as the private sector.  She also managed two alternative gallery spaces in downtown Washington. Since her retirement, she has been splitting her time between San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, and Chevy Chase, Md.