WCA juried show

Gallery exhibition celebrates women in the visual arts

The Boston chapter of the Women's Caucus for Art is celebrating its new association with Tufts University in the juried exhibition, "RUNNING HOT and Steady with the WCA," which runs through October 12 in the Slater Concourse Gallery in the Aidekman Arts Center.

Natalie Loveless' Mono-Logia (Silences), altered book, mixed media, dimensions variable.

This show features the work of more than 25 area artists in media, including oil painting, watercolors, works on paper, photography, two- and three-dimensional mixed media and monoprints. The exhibition is juried by Madeline H. Caviness, Mary Richardson Professor and professor of art history at Tufts, narrative painter Gail Boyajian and Gallery Director John Colan of HallSpace.

From the steadfast inaugural members of the WCA to the more recent enthusiasts, the artists selected are a testament to the success of the organization's recent outreach. The diverse representation of talent from both emerging and established artists and the varied styles and inspirational chords in the artwork express the strength of a group united as a network for women in the visual arts profession.

The WCA is committed to increasing the opportunities, visibility and recognition of women in the visual arts. The works lining the Slater Concourse Gallery in "RUNNING HOT and Steady" exemplify the vitality of the organization, which was founded 18 years ago.

In conjunction with the exhibition, there will be a panel discussion, "The WCA: Past and Present Visions," on Monday, September 22, at 5:30 p.m. in the Tisch Gallery of the Aidekman Arts Center. Panelists will be Madeline Caviness, Patricia Hills, Boston University professor and founder of the Women's Caucus for Art, and C.J. Lori, a Boston artist and national WCA vice president.

Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday from noon to 8 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. The exhibition and panel discussion are free and open to the public. For information, call the gallery at (617) 627-3518.