Women Contemporary Artists


Women Contemporary Artists

An Established Organization of Women in the Visual Arts Based in Florida's Sarasota and Manatee Counties

Our Events

We conduct many activities and art-related programs to celebrate our talented women. These include our annual juried member exhibition. Our members can come together to plan their own solo and group exhibitions. We also hold business meetings and programs for members and guests.

Members may sign up for our Annual Fall Retreat. During this activity, we are able to enrich our sisterhood. Our members can also explore different art techniques and work independently. There are also monthly gatherings, or Lunch Critiques, which are held at members’ homes. We conduct these events to critique artworks in progress and socialize with other artists.

In our year-end activity, we present a scholarship award to a local female college student who chooses to continue her art education.


WCA Women Contemporary Artists’ activities and events are posted on this website to keep our members informed and updated. The public is welcome to browse it if they want to learn more about the organization and our exhibitions. They can also view images of our members’ artworks or apply for WCA Women Contemporary Artists membership.


A scholarship award is given each year to a female art student studying visual art at a local college in Florida. The colleges are selected on a rotating basis. The amount of the award is currently at $1200 or is determined by the board in the annual budget. The selection is done by the Scholarship Chair and her committee.

The deadline for submission is on March 1.

Scholarships will be awarded at the Final Meeting of the year.

The forms are available for instructors. They can submit recommendations for students who are eligible to receive a WCA Women Contemporary Artists scholarship.

Click here for a printable Instructors Recommendation Form.

Please click here for the Scholarship Entry Form.


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