To the uninitiated viewer, the art-making process can be baffling. For the artist, it is difficult, at times heartbreaking work that necessitates the exploration of new topics or new ways of creating in order to break through artist blocks or solve technical and conceptual challenges.
Collaborative efforts such as Art Tag can push an artist's creative boundaries by partnering with other artists to create new work around a theme. In Art Tag, the first artist pushes the second to reinterpret the work in completely new ways and in the process, experiment with new ideas, media, and methods.
This group exhibition explores how one piece of art can inspire another by displaying the Art Tag pairs and gives the viewer a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the creative process. It also displays each artist’s realized artwork, which has been directly or indirectly influenced by an Art Tag Session.
Art Tag pairs
Marian Yap & Nancy Margulies
Lainey St Marie& Laura McHugh
Judy Shintani & Carla Periat
Vicki Cormack & Lindsay Al
Priscilla Otani & Mary Shisler
Judy Johnson Williams & Elizabeth Addison
Tanya Wilkinson & Jane Neilson
Miriam Fabbri & Pamela Spears
Founded in 1972, Women's Caucus for Art is an affiliate society of the College Art Association and founding partner of the Feminist Art Project. The Northern California Women's Caucus is one of its earliest chapters, formed in the same year as national WCA. It is one of six California chapters and serves members- artists, art historians and gallery professionals-in San Francisco, East Bay, Marin and all parts of Northern California. NCWCA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Our Mission is to create community through art, education and social activism.