by Neverne Covington
Women Who Work: A Portrait Project
Presented by the St. Petersburg Chapter of the Women’s Caucus for Art (WCA), the exhibit opened Sat., Aug. 8th. There will be a closing reception Sept. 26th. I have two portraits in it whose subjects I have interviewed and have previously individually blogged about: Dr. Nancy Bryant, ophthalmologist, and Missy York, COVID charge nurse and St Anthony’s Hospital. The theme of this year’s exhibition is about the women who make our community work. WCA-FL aims to strengthen and inspire through community and collaboration & work. It seeks to give visibility to voices both large and small.
As a result, our exhibition presents 36 portraits of working St. Petersburg women created by WCA’s artist members in celebration of the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage. GalleryTalk will make it possible for viewers to hear the story of the inspiration and passion behind each work directly from the artists themselves, via video, with just a tap or click of their smart phone.The new technology, developed in collaboration with PixelStix, provides exclusive content to viewers using NFC code, transforming physical items with a GalleryTalk tag into a virtual experience. To see the exhibit visit the Morean Arts Center, downtown St. Petersburg.
This exhibit will continue to travel throughout the year and next years Portrait Project them will be artists who work.
About Women’s Caucus for Art
The Women’s Caucus for Art was founded in 1972 in connection with the College Art Association (CAA). WCA is a national member organization and is unique in its multidisciplinary, multicultural membership of artists, art historians, students, educators, and museum professionals.
The mission of the Women’s Caucus for Art is to create community through art, education, and social activism. WCA is committed to recognizing the contribution of women in the arts; providing women with leadership opportunities and professional development; expanding networking and exhibition opportunities for women; supporting local, national and global art activism; and advocating for equity in the arts for all.
As an NGO (non-governmental organization) of the United Nations, the Women’s Caucus for Art actively supports the UN Millennium Goals. WCA utilizes art as the universal language to engage artists, NGOS, and civil society on a broad range of issues such as gender equity and environmental sustainability.