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Women’s Caucus for Art Lifetime Achievement Awards

February 15, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The Women’s Caucus for Art announces the 2020 Lifetime Achievement Honorees and plans for the celebration on Saturday, February 15, 2020 at Film Row Cinema, 1104 S. Wabash at Columbia College Chicago in Chicago, IL.

The Women’s Caucus for Art (WCA) is pleased to announce the recipients for the 2020 WCA Lifetime Achievement (LTA) Awards: Joyce Fernandes, Michiko Itatani, Judy Onofrio, Alison Saar and Judith Stein. The recipient for the 2020 President’s Art & Activism Award is Rose B. Simpson.  The celebration kicks off on the evening of Saturday February 15 with a ticketed cocktail reception from 5:30-7:15pm. Guests purchasing reception tickets will be treated to food stations, butlered treats, an open bar, and the opportunity to meet and congratulate the awardees. Tickets will be available for purchase beginning October 28, 2019. To purchase tickets: The Awards ceremony celebrating the life and work of these extraordinary women in the arts takes place immediately following the ticketed reception from 7:30-9:00pm and is free and open to the public. Doors for the awards ceremony will open to the general public beginning at 7:15pm.  The annual Women’s Caucus for Art Lifetime Achievement Awards is held during the Women’s Caucus for Art and College Art Association conferences. For more information on the event or to purchase tickets visit beginning Monday, October 28, 9:00am EST.

About the Awards

The WCA Lifetime Achievement Awards were first presented in 1979 in President Jimmy Carter’s Oval Office to Isabel Bishop, Selma Burke, Alice Neel, Louise Nevelson, and Georgia O’Keeffe. The Awards were the first awards recognizing the contribution of women to the arts and their profound effect on society.  Today, the Lifetime Achievement Awards continue to honor women, their work, their vision, and their commitment. Recent honorees have represented the full range of distinguished achievement in the visual arts professions from Charlene Teters to Kiki Smith to Carolee Schneemann to Renee Stout. For more information on past honorees visit: This year’s honorees are no exception, with considerable accomplishment, achievement, and contributions to the visual arts represented by their professional efforts.

In addition to the Lifetime Achievement Awards, the President’s Art & Activism Award is presented each year to emerging or mid-career women whose life and work exemplifies WCA’s mission of creating community through art, education, and social activism. The award anticipates a lifetime of achievement for its recipients.

For more information about the WCA Lifetime Achievement Awards CLICK HERE!


February 15, 2020
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Women’s Caucus for Art
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Columbia College Chicago, 618 S. Michigan Ave., 2nd floor,
618 S. Michigan Ave. 2nd Floor
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
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