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Oregon WCA Artists


Portland Center for the Performing Arts (PCPA) will host a juried exhibition titled OWCA Showcase.  The Oregon Women’s Caucus for Art (OWCA) is a chapter of the National Women’s Caucus for Art. The exhibition OWCA Showcase will feature 27 OWCA members from Washington and Oregon.  As the OWCA membership is a diverse group the art in the OWCA Showcase includes a wide range of works from photography to mixed media works.

 The PCPA First Thursday artist reception will be Thursday, September 5. 5-8pm in the Antoinette Hatfield Hall, 1111 SW Broadway at SW Main St. The public is invited for this free event in the lobby of the performing arts facility, and to see the exhibition. The facility is open daily and some evenings (when performances are held). The Madeline Award will be presented to our jurors this year for the first time ever.

Where:       1111 SW Broadway at SW Main St.

When:        Exhibition OWCA Showcase: September 1-October 31, 2013

Exhibition First Thursday artist reception: September 5, 2013  5-8 p.m.

Cost:            Free

  Madeline Janovec, co-founder Oregon Chapter WCA

About The Madeline Award

This award was created in honor of Madeline Meza Janovec, one of five founders of the Oregon chapter of the WCA.  Janovec was born on Valentine’s Day in 1935 and passed March 4th 2011 at the age of 76. She was instrumental in both the Asian arts community – arranging artifacts to be returned to their country of origin and in building some of the open studio events and art walks that have become such a treasured Portland tradition. Through her teaching career and her gallery in southeast Portland she became a mentor to generations people. Her art was extremely influenced by the northwest. However, it was not only the landscape, but people to which she dedicated her life and career.Awarded to both men and women for outstanding service to the legacy of women in the arts and or OWCA.

2013 Awards 
  • S. Joan Glebo: Awarded in 2013 for her service in reviving the dormant OWCA chapter. Joan came to Portland in 1998 from the Monterey WCA chapter and contacted Madeline. The Oregon chapter was at that time inactive. She and Madeline revived the chapter on condition that Joan become President.
  • Una Kim: Awarded in 2013 for her service as president and her continued service connecting women in the Northwestern United Stated to international exhibition opportunities.

To learn more about Madeline and her life and art by clicking here.

The board would like to thank those who served on the  OWCA Exhibition Committee for a wonderful year of programing.We also wish to give a special thanks to the management team for the PCPA show: Pat Krishnamurthy, Harriet Levi, and Para Winingham, and our warmest thanks to our hosts at PCPA.

Please visit us again later for a recap of the First Thursday

artist reception and awards!

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