9th Biannual Conference of the International Women’s Art Council (INWAC)


KBOO is a proud co-sponsor of INTERNATIONAL WOMEN ARTISTS’ Exhibition and ConferSA 2010: Her Presence in Colours IX


Where:  Exhibition: Littman Gallery  PSU Smith Building, 1825 Broadway

             Conference: see below for venues


When:   Exhibition: August 5-27

             Conference: August 1-8

             Exhibition Opening Reception: August 5,  5-7 p.m.


The Oregon Women’s Caucus for Art (OWCA), a chapter of the National Women’s Caucus for Art, welcomes 84 artists from 24 countries to Portland for the 9th biannual conference of the International Women’s Art Council (INWAC) based in Panang, Malaysia. This is the first such conference held in the United States and Portland will be opening it’s doors to welcome the artists during the first week in August. The public is invited to the weeklong series of free events, offering an opportunity to interact with the artists and to help promote world peace and harmony through communication and meaningful interaction.


Public Events:


Location: Portland City Hall, 1221 SW 4th Ave


Tues,  Aug 3, 10AM-4PM ­– INWAC International Artists’ Forum.

          Artists from Asia,           Europe, Australia, and Americas will give presentations, sharing           their experience as artists.

          Location: Ecotrust Building, Billy Frank, Jr. Conference Center.  721 NW Ninth           Ave.

Thurs,  Aug 5, 9AM-12noon – ARTIST TALKS

          Location: Littman Gallery, PSU Smith Building, 1825 Broadway


          1:30-4PM ARTISTS SEMINAR: Art Made Out of Desperate Need,          

          Location: PSU, Shattuck Hall Annex, 1914 SW Park Ave     


          5-7PM, Exhibition Opening Reception      

          Location: Littman Gallery, PSU Smith Building, 1825 Broadway

Note: Exhibition dates at Littman Gallery Aug 5-27, Gallery hours: Mon – Fri, 12-4PM 


In 2008, OWCA members Madeline Janovec and Una Kim were asked in Beijing at the 8th INWAC conference, where they were participants, to host the 9th conference in Portland. OWCA agreed to host this important event. Previous conferences have been held in Australia, England, Malaysia, China, Thailand, Korea. The conference is the vision of Dr. Yuen Chee Ling, Director of the Conservancy of Fine Art of Malaysia and founder/president of the International Council of Women’s Art.

For more information on INWAC, go to www.art-her.com  Formore information about the Women’s Caucus for Art, go to www.nationalwca.org   or Oregon’s chapter, www.oregonwca.org


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