Women’s Caucus for Art of Greater Washington Presents Looking for America: Washington, D.C.

By Editorial Team on March 9, 2021
Work by Irene Clouthier.
On View: March 8 – May 7, 2021
Reception: Thursday, March 18, 2021 6-7:30pm ET. Please email wcadcinfo@gmail.com to RSVP

Visit the online gallery: https://www.wcadc.org/lookingforamerica

“Looking for America: Washington, D.C.” is presented by the members of the Women’s Caucus for Art of Greater Washington in partnership with Client Raiser and Hera Hub DC. Looking For America is a national series of exhibits and cross political dinners exploring the American identity in communities across the United States by asking, “What does it mean to be American in your community?” This exhibit explores the diverse communities and perspectives of the United States and challenges artists to share their stories and point of view on what it means to be American today.  This collection of artwork provokes ideas and conversations to help knit together opposing views, lead to common solutions, and awaken our shared humanity.

About WCA-DC: The Washington DC chapter of the Women’s Caucus for Art is a community of women artists, curators, art historians, and art collectors. We encourage women of all cultures, ethnicities, and abilities to join us in our mission 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.

About the Juror: Philippa P.N. Hughes
Philippa produces art-fueled projects to spark humanizing and empathy building conversations between people who might not normally meet. As a Social Sculptor and creator of the Pink Line Project, her practice is constructed around the principle that art can inspire a sense of awe and wonder about the world, which inspires curiosity, which inspires empathy. She has designed and produced hundreds of creative activations since 2007 for curious folks to engage with art and with one another in unconventional and meaningful ways. She leads CuriosityConnects.us, a partner in Looking For America, a national series inviting politically diverse guests to break bread and talk to each other face-to-face using art as the awe-inspiring starting point for conversation.

Exhibit Location: Hera Hub DC is a respected and women-forward collaborative workspace and community in the heart of Friendship Heights, DC. Since we opened in May 2015, we have showcased the works of over 20 women artists from the local DC area. We are proud to have supported many of them by giving them their first public showing and in some cases, selling their first works of art. Also, since our opening, we have supported over 5,000 women through our membership, events and educational programming. We are also connected with five other Hera Hub locations in Southern California and support our member community now through our virtual programming and networking offerings.

About Client Raiser: Client Raiser is a business dedicated to helping artists to increase their client volume and the visibility of their art. Since 2014, Client Raiser’s Principal, Danielle Glosser, has worked with over 130 artists across the country in support of their professional goals. Danielle’s expertise in strategic planning, project management, research, writing, and networking comes from years of working and building relationships in the private, nonprofit, and government sectors on social justice issues from inner-city schools in Oakland, California to The White House. These professional opportunities — coupled with her personal belief that the arts are central to igniting conversation and enhancing human understanding — moved her to help artists with the business elements of their practice and to share their work with the world. Emerging and established artists alike begin with Client Raiser’s in-depth interview process, which results in a tangible assessment of their art practices and concrete next steps for advancing their careers.

Hera Hub DC is located at 6028 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, Suite 100.