30th / VRA 20th Joint Conference , Hyatt Regency, Union
Station, St. Louis, Missouri - March 20-26, 2002
and Art (WomART) Round Table Meeting, Sunday, March 24, 2-4 p.m.
Susan Clarke, June 12, 2002
Clarke, Susan; Imm-Stroukoff, Eumie; Harrington, Sara; Juarez, Miguel ; Massa,
Denise; Nurse, Susan; Petraits, Ellen; Reed, Bonnie; Wallach, Ruth;
Wasserman, Krystyna; Wasserman, Sharon; Williams, Jane.
Also Ted Goodman, President of Arlis/NA, standing in for Allen Townsend,
Liaison to all divisions, sections and roundtables, visited the group.
Juarez, 2001 Moderator of the WomArt Roundtable, opened the meeting. and
introduced Eumie Imm-Stroukoff, Moderator for 2002.
Every one else introduced themselves and a special welcome was
extended to 1st time members and visitors Hannah Bennett, Denise
Massa, Jane Williams, and Sara Harrington.
Juarez called for nominations for Vice-Moderator for 2003.
Susan Nurse graciously volunteered and was accepted unanimously.
The ARLIS Conference for 2004 will be in Ms. Nurse's home state of
New York. Following this
election, there was discussion about whether or not the Moderator should
serve two years instead of one. Ideally,
the Moderator should train Vice Moderators during their first year, but this
doesnít always happen as it should. On
the other hand, a two-year Moderator position, with one year as Vice
Moderator has drawbacks, too. Some
people canít make every Conference due to financing.
It was decided that for now we will leave it as a one-year Moderator
position, but to allow for flexibility in case a person wants to extend
his/her tenure of office.
Women and Art Website http://condor.depaul.edu/~sclarke/arlis/womart.html
was discussed. Susan Clarke set up the site a few years ago, but a new
server location, some redesign, updates, and regular maintenance are now
needed. Mr. Juarez said he
would be happy to take it over. Among
the features of the current website is a list of members and those who, as
of 2001, wished to be members. New
members names for 2002 should be added.
Ted Goodman said that Jonathon
Franklin is the person to
contact for linking the website to the Arlis/NA. Also, when we decide what
documents we want archived, we can then send the paper copies to him.
Ms. Imm-Stroukoff and Mr. Juarez said they will review the archives
to determine what should be included on the website and what should be sent
Juarez called our attention to the Conference event sponsored by WomART this
year: Session IV: Women Artists of Saint Louis: Past and Present
Moderators: Laura Schwartz, University of Texas at Austin and Ellen
Petraits, Washington University.
About 40 people attended. It
was very successful with an interesting mix of speakers-- a writer on the
topic of women in St. Louis, a ceramicist, another artist/academic, and a
woman collector and radio voice in the community.
Congratulations and a big thank-you to Ms. Schwartz and Ms. Petraits
for this excellent session and all their hard work.
number of proposals for 2003 sessions were discussed. Ms. K. Wasserman
pointed out that Baltimore had great patrons of the arts in the Cone
sisters. She said could
contact Baltimore people by April 30/May 1st in time for a draft
of a proposal. It was decided
that The Guerilla Girls, proposed in some earlier e-mails, would best be
saved for New York in 2004. Mr.
Juarez suggested that New York might also be a good time for a session on
Women Photographers. Concern
was expressed about women regional artists who donít get into the museums.
This, too, might be a good subject for a session some time in the
future. Other proposals
should be sent to Ms. Imm-Stroukoff, Ms. Nurse, and Mr. Juarez.
Newsletter. Pat Siska will edit
this column this year. During
the year, Mr. Juarez published a wonderful bibliography of 20th
century women photographers. A
second column was about a Womens Collective in New York.
Mr. Juarez pointed out that it is important for the Roundtable to be
visible in the newsletter. Ms.
Siska is very interested in getting information from others and would like
to know if there are any people willing to write articles.
Highlights and reviews of new literature (articles, books, etc),
notices of exhibitions, conferences, etc. are always good.
Please send these to Ms. Siska.
Listserve. It was suggested
that a message be sent out to ARLIS-L on how to subscribe to this listserve.
The Listserve was set up last year by Carol Goldsmith, but little has
been done with it. The
potential uses of this listserve should be explored.
- Miscellaneous. Ideas were discussed about printed material describing
the WomArt Roundtable to serve in addition to the Website.
A directory was suggested as well as some kind of card, brochure, or
handout to pass out at Conferences and other events explaining who we are so
that new and potential Members can better understand the history and the
scope of this roundtable.
Wasserman reminded us that Library Catalog of The National Museum of Women in
the Arts in Washington D.C. is fully accessible online through a link at http://www.nmwa.org/library/libindex.htm
Juarez called on us to celebrate the change of acronym for our Roundtable. What was once WART has become officially WomArt.
He then asked if someone could design a logo to express "Developing
continuity, starting new traditions".