Dwora Fried

Pink Vanity
Dwora Fried, Pink Vanity, 2008. Mixed Media (8 x 12 x 3.5")


Dwora Fried has been selected to participate in

"Women Artists on Immigration: Crossing Borders, Confronting Barriers, Bridging Identities"


by the Southern California Caucus for Women Artists and MOCA Curator Alma Ruiz.
Korean Cultural Center of Los Angeles
February 20 to March 7, 2009.


298 submissions were received in a broad range of media from 125 artists throughout California. It was a time-consuming and difficult task for MOCA curator, Ms. Ruiz, to evaluate submissions for this show. In the end, she selected a range of pieces that spoke powerfully to her on the subject of immigration.

OPENING RECEPTION

Friday, February 27, 7:00 to 9:00 pm
Korean Cultural Center Art Gallery
5505 Wilshire Boulevard

In addition to the "Women Artists on Immigration: Crossing Borders, Confronting Barriers, Bridging Identities" exhibition, the following are planned:

  • Refreshments and musical entertainment graciously hosted by our Korean Cultural Center collaborators in their beautiful second floor art gallery;
  • A project exhibit of political immigration posters from the Center for the Study of Political Graphics in the reception room;
  • The WCA International Video Shorts Festival in the third floor theater.

CLOSING EVENT

Saturday, March 7, 2009 the Southern California chapter of Women's Caucus for Art (SCWCA) will host its annual International Women's Day Event. It will feature the "Women Artists on Immigration: Crossing Borders, Confronting Barriers, Bridging Identities" closing reception in the Korean Cultural Center Art Gallery. From 1:00 to 2:00 pm, participating artists will have the opportunity to speak about their work.

ARTISTS SELECTED FOR WOMEN ARTISTS ON IMMIGRATION

Mariana Barnes, Yvonne Beatty, Alejandra Chaverri, Ching-Ching Cheng, Gilda Davidian, Cosette Dudley, Dwora Fried, Shelley Gazin, Elizabeth Gomez, Becky Guttin, Jennifer Maria Harris, Trudi Chamoff Hauptman, Judy Johnson-Williams, Niku Kashef, Arzu Arda Kosar, Gul Cagin, Patricia Krebs, Alexia Kutzner, Li'n Lee, Lynn E Letterman, Viviana Lombrozo, Poli Marichal, Michelle Montjoy, Carol Nye, Amparo J. Ochoa, Priscilla Otani, Larisa K. Pilinsky, Sinan Leong Revell, Patricia Rodriguez, Sandy Rodriguez, Ann Storc, Yuriko Takata, Luz Tapia, Tate Sisters, Linda Vallejo, Alicia Villegas, Sama Wareh, Sarah Wilkinson, Holly Wong.

Related Programming and Events

The "Women Artists on Immigration: Crossing Borders, Confronting Barriers, Bridging Identities" exhibit opens during the College Art Association's (CAA) Annual Conference in Los Angeles. You are encouraged to attend the many events and programs of interest to women hosted by CAA and Women's Caucus for Art (WCA):

  • Wednesday, February 25th, WCA will host a panel on Feminist Artists and Motherhood at the LA Convention Center from 12:30 - 2 pm.
  • Saturday, February 28th, the Feminist Art Project is hosting a free day of panels at the Convention Center
  • Saturday, February 28th Evening, the Women's Caucus for Art will celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Lifetime Achievement Awards at the Wilshire Grand Hotel in downtown Los Angeles by honoring Maren Hassinger, Ester Hernández, Joyce Kozloff, Margo Machida, and Ruth Weisberg.
  • Sunday, March 1st is the WCA Art & Activism Day on the campus of the American Jewish University (near the Getty Center and the Skirball). This day will include a WCA Town Hall meeting, the reception for Jewish Women Artists' Network (JWAN) exhibition, "Like Water on Rock" and a panel on Art and Activism. Visit www.nationalwca.org for more details.
  • Saturday, March 7, 2009, the Southern California chapter of WCA will host its annual International Women's Day Event that will feature a Closing Reception for "Women Artists on Immigration" in the gallery from 1:00 to 2:00 pm for participating artists to speak about their work.

About the Women's Caucus for Art

The Women's Caucus for Art (WCA) is the leading national organization for women in the visual arts professions. Founded in 1972, it has 27 chapters across the country and is an affiliate society of the College Art Association. WCA is dedicated to the cultural, aesthetic and economic value of women's art. If you are not already a member, we invite you to join a WCA chapter so you can participate in an activist community of women artists. Visit www.nationalwca.org.

About the Korean Cultural Center

The Korean Cultural Center of Los Angeles (KCCLA) is the largest facility outside of Korea that provides insights into the rich cultural heritage of Korea through sponsored events, films and educational programs. KCCLA's spacious 2,500 square foot gallery is a venue for traditional and contemporary art exhibitions. Visit kccla.org.