The NAEA Women’s Caucus exists to eradicate gender discrimination in all areas of art education, to support women art educators in their professional endeavors and to educate the general public about the contributions of women in the arts.

Judy Chicago Art Education Award

Judy Chicago Art Education Award invites applicants
Curriculum project applications due Feb. 1, 2017

The feminist art nonprofit art organization Through the Flower and the Penn State School of Visual Arts invite applications for the annual award that honors Judy Chicago, one of the Feminist Art Movement’s key founders. Educators who have developed projects related to "The Dinner Party" Curriculum Project" or other materials in Penn State’s Judy Chicago Art Education Collection may submit an application for the award by February 1, 2017.

The annual Judy Chicago Art Education Award, supported by the author, Faye Kellerman, consists of a check for $1,000 and a Judy Chicago and Through the Flower certificate and is administered by the Penn State School of Visual Arts.

The application for the Award is open to all teachers whose project with students uses the online or onsite Judy Chicago Art Education Collection, which is archived in Penn State’s University Libraries, with preference given to those projects that most embody feminist goals.

Applicants must demonstrate how their teaching has utilized the underlying principles of "The Dinner Party" Curriculum Project or other materials in the Collection and has furthered the goals of Judy Chicago, Through the Flower and "The Dinner Party" — in other words, to extend understanding of and appreciation for the achievements of women. Details about the submission process are available at http://judychicago.arted.psu.edu/news-events/news/award/.

For questions or more information about the award, contact Karen Keifer-Boyd at kk-b@psu.edu.

Since 2011, the Judy Chicago Art Education Collection has been housed in the Penn State University Archives in the Eberly Family Special Collections Library, 104 Paterno Library and online at http://judychicago.arted.psu.edu/. It includes videos, photographs and notes on Chicago’s teaching projects. The collection also includes the online “The Dinner Party” Curriculum Project, developed by Marilyn Stewart, Peg Speirs and Carrie Nordlund, under the directorship of Marilyn Stewart, and in collaboration with Judy Chicago and Constance Bumgarner Gee. It was given by the Through the Flower organization to Penn State’s College of Arts and Architecture for stewardship by the Art Education program.


H2F2 Civic Art Education: Taking the Challenge of Change
Friday, March 3, 2017, 12:30-2:30 PM
Linda Stein’s studio-gallery in Tribeca at 100 Reade Street, New York, NY 10013
Facilitators: Linda Stein, Karen Keifer-Boyd, Ann Holt

2017 Awards Deadline is November 15, 2016

Send the complete nomination packet in digital form preferably as a single PDF to the respective Award Chair on or before the deadline. Please find contact information on the WC website page  http://naeawc.net/awards.html

CALL FOR ART by​ WC​ MEMBERS: Greeting Card Project 2017

Women’s Caucus/NAEA invites current members to submit images of art work for the 2017 Greeting Card Project, a fundraising initiative designed to increase visibility of the Women’s Caucus, and promote and advance the WC mission.

With support from the NAEA, the outcomes of the greeting card project will be a set of 12 greeting cards with images of art works by Women’s Caucus members that will be available for purchase at the 2017 NAEA convention in New York City in the NAEA Bookstore.


•             Images of works in any media, by solo artists or collaborators, will be considered.

•             Recent works from the past 5 years.

•             Works may be specifically created for this project keeping in mind a 5 in. x 7 in format.

•             Final images will need to be sized to a 5 in. x 7 in. greeting card format.

•             Up to 5 images may be submitted.

Artists who are selected will be required to sign a WC/NAEA release form.

While there is no monetary compensation for selected artists, artists who are selected will benefit from publicity. The artist’s name and details of the art work will be listed on the back of each card.


This is a juried project. 

Art works will be juried by the following WC Committee members:

Cynthia Bickley-Green; Sheri Klein, Melissa Higgins-Linder, and Jennifer Motter.


1.            Submit up to 5 works through this link: http://goo.gl/ic4pf9


2.            You will need jpeg files for each image. Have these ready to load.

3.            Files should be 300 dpi (1500 x 2100 pixels).

4.            Provide brief artist’s statement of 150 words.

5.            Label each entry with ONLY the artwork’s title.

6.            If multiple artworks are Untitled, label each as Untitled1, Untitled2, etc.

7.            Provide details about submitted art works (title, date, media and dimensions for each work submitted) in the space provided on the submission form.

8.            Provide contact information (email and phone #).


​Questions?: Please email  Sheri Klein  kleinsheri353@gmail.com

Message from the WC Presidents

As our WC co-presidency comes to a close with the completion of NAEA 2016 in Chicago, we look back on the last two years with gladness and much gratitude. 

It has been an honor to serve in the Women’s Caucus and work with such a talented, committed, and dynamic Board. We will continue to serve as past-presidents on the Board with Linda Hoeptner Poling as president. 

Thanks to the collaborative efforts of our Board and the energy and talents of our members, we have planned another exciting program of WC NAEA events and sessions that advance our mission, and that include:

  • numerous presentations by members

  • themed business meetings (and this year about feminist leadership)

  • an awards ceremony that celebrates the teaching, research and service achievements of our members

  • a breakfast session with guest speaker, Anne Elizabeth Moore that highlights the work of a unique Chicago-based artist

  • an art exhibit session that celebrates the artistic works of our members (organized by Elizabeth Garber and Catherine Chen)

  • an engaging Lobby Activism Session (organized by Karen Keifer-Boyd and WC board members) on the topic of leadership

All of these opportunities allow us to collectively convene to educate, plan, act on and advocate for current and future initiatives, share and network, mentor, learn, and celebrate. 

In the past two years, we have an updated our WC website, thanks to our past and current webmasters (Manisha Sharma and Christine Liao) and with a forthcoming Featured Members page. On our website, you will find many documents and information relative to the history of the WC as well as information for members and prospective members about our current events, awards, and ongoing projects. 

One ongoing project is the IArt exhibition, (organized by Jennifer Motter). Members are encouraged to submit entries and posts will be on the WC blog https://naeawcvoices.wordpress.com

We look forward to seeing you at NAEA in Chicago and at our WC sponsored events. 

To all our WC presenters, thank you all for sharing your expertise and experiences. 

Wishing you all a wonderful and memorable conference in Chicago!

Sheri Klein & Jennifer Motter

Congratulations to our Women’s Caucus Members

Lisa Kay, recipient of the 2016 Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) Very Special Arts, Peter J. Geisser Special Needs Art Educator of the Year, from the Special Needs in Art Education (SNAE) Issues Group/NAEA

Heather Fountain, recipient of the 2016 National Higher Educator Award, NAEA.

Congratulations to 2016 Women's Caucus Award Recipients

Kathy Connors: Pamela Taylor
Mary Rouse: Michelle-Bae Dimitriadis
June K. McFee: Debbie Smith-Shank
Maryl Fletcher de Jong: Read M. Diket
Carrie Nordlund: Patty Bode


2015 Women’s Caucus iArt Online Exhibit

Update: The iArt Online Exhibit will now be an ongoing project with no submission deadline! Artwork will be posted at the NAEA WC blog (https://naeawcvoices.wordpress.com) as it is received. Thank you to those who have already contributed their iArt!

How are you using mobile devices such as iPhones, iPads, or Androids to create images and photographs and/or to conduct visual research? What apps are you using? With the wide number of apps available for creating digital photos, drawings, and paintings, this online exhibit is devoted to iArt and the possibilities of combining art+design+culture+social issues+autobiography+technology.

Submitted works will be posted on the Women’s Caucus blog https://naeawcvoices.wordpress.com). Images must address the theme and minimum image resolution (72 dpi) for online posting.

Entry: This is a non-juried exhibit open to any current WC member.


1. You need to be a current member of the NAEA Women’s Caucus. If you are not, you may join the Women’s Caucus: http://www.arteducators.org/community/membership; select “renew” or “join” and follow the steps.
2. You will need a gmail account. If you have a gmail account, please proceed to step three. To create a “gmail” email account, go to http://mail.google.com/ and select “gmail” on the top right to follow the steps to set up the account.
3. From your gmail account, send a message to Jennifer Motter at jennifer.motter@gmail.com with your name and a request to submit to the iArtExhibit. You will receive a return email invitation to submit artwork.
4. In the invitation email, click on the link “Add photos.” Then, select or drag 1-3 jpeg image(s) of 72 dpi or higher resolution to upload to the album.
5. Next, click the “Add a caption” button beneath the photo and type your: artist name, artwork title, date completed, media/device used, and size.Also, include a brief artist statement. Discuss the content related to the theme iArt. Tell us about your device use and apps. Text should be limited to 150 words (or 1024 characters). Finally, click the “Save Caption” button.

Ongoing exhibit: No submission deadline
Direct questions to: Jennifer Motter at jennifer.motter@gmail.com