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California Arts Council (CAC) Application, "A Tribute to Women Artists,"

Collection Creator:
Woman's Building (Los Angeles, Calif.)  Search this
Container:
Box 26, Folder 32
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1976
Collection Citation:
Woman's Building records, 1970-1992. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Woman's Building records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-womabuil-ref1209

San Francisco Women Artists records

Creator:
San Francisco Women Artists  Search this
Names:
San Francisco Art Institute  Search this
Labaudt, Marcelle, 1892-1987  Search this
Whitney, Susan A.  Search this
Windslade, Dorothy  Search this
Extent:
15.5 Linear Feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Sound recordings
Motion pictures (visual works)
Scrapbooks
Photograph albums
Date:
1925-1999
Summary:
The San Francisco Women Artists records measure 15.5 linear feet, date from 1925 to 1999, and include administrative records, correspondence, membership files, exhibition files, inventory records, printed material, twenty scrapbooks, photographs, eight photograph albums, and two motion picture film reels.
Scope and Contents:
The San Francisco Women Artists records measure 15.5 linear feet and date from 1925 to 1999. The activities of the SFWA are documented through administrative records, correspondence, membership files, exhibition files, inventory records, printed material, twenty scrapbooks, photographs, eight photograph albums, and two motion picture film reels.

Administrative records include daily journals and publicity materials, historical materials and founding documents, meeting minutes and agendas, artist council and committee meetings, and member and patron surveys. Also found within administrative records are materials on Marcelle Labaudt, SFWA Executive Secretary then Executive Director for many years, including original film footage and sound recordings for a career retrospective film project. Correspondence is with potential donors and patrons, board members, members, and artists. Membership files contain ledgers of paid memberships, lists of dropped members, membership applications and rosters, membership biographies, renewals and statistics, and membership directories.

Exhibition files contain price lists and display placards, slides and photographs, and printed materials relating to shows and exhibitions presented by various SFWA members and cooperating organizations, including the San Francisco Art Institute. Shows include "Celebration of International Women" (1991), "The Paintings of Dorothy Windslade" (1994), annual juried SFWA shows and emerging artists exhibitions (1947-circa 1994), "Art of Susan A. Whitney Exhibit and Silent Auction" (1997), and "Hands and Heart, the Art of Healing" (1997), among others.

Inventory records contain artist inventory cards noting various artwork and exhibitions. Printed material includes books, SFWA bulletins, SFWA calendars, clippings, and exhibition printed materials, such as announcements, brochures, and catalogs. Twenty scrapbooks document the SFWA through clippings, exhibition documentation, photographs, biographies, and annotations. Eight photograph albums depict exhibitions and shows, artwork and artists. Also found within photographs are slides, negatives, and loose photographs depicting works of art, gallery and receptions, and meetings.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged as 8 series:

Series 1: Administrative Records, 1925-circa 1998 (6.5 linear feet; Boxes 1-6, FC 17-18)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1931-1998 (0.7 linear feet; Boxes 6-7)

Series 3: Membership Files, 1925-circa 1998 (1.5 linear feet; Boxes 7-8)

Series 4: Exhibition Files, 1947-circa 1998 (0.7 linear feet; Boxes 8-9)

Series 5: Inventory Records, circa 1974-circa 1985 (0.4 linear feet; Boxes 9-10)

Series 6: Printed Material, 1926-1999 (1.5 linear feet; Boxes 10-11, 16)

Series 7: Scrapbooks, 1925-circa 1990s (2.7 linear feet; Boxes 11-13, 15)

Series 8: Photographs 1970-circa 1990s (1.5 linear feet; Boxes 13-14, 16)
Biographical / Historical:
San Francisco Women Artists (SFWA) is one of California's oldest arts organizations, dating its founding to 1887 as the Sketch Club. At that time, members met monthly to share and critique one another's work and to travel together on sketching trips. After the great earthquake in 1906 destroyed the club's headquarters, the group floundered and reorganized and merged with other organizations that also included men. By 1925, however, a core group of women broke away and formed the San Francisco Society of Women Artists. The SFWA's founding mission was "... the study and furtherance of all interests common to the arts both graphic and plastic … and to support causes neglected by other art organizations in the Bay Area." Early members include Alice B. Chittenden, Helen Hyde, Matilda Lotz, Clara Taggart McChesney, M. Evelyn McCormick, Dora Williams, and Eva Almond Withrow. Other members included Marcelle Labaudt, Dorr Bothwell, Claire Falkenstein, Ruth Asawa, Nell Sinton, Imogen Cunningham, Eleanor Dickenson, Jo Hansen, Emmy Lou Packard, Eleanore Rappe, Ruth Armer, Barbara Spring, Beth Van Hoesen and Dorothy Winslade.

The Society held its first exhibition in 1926. In 1932, Frida Kahlo's painting, Frieda and Diego Rivera, was shown at the "Sixth Annual Exhibition of the San Francisco Society of Women Artists" and was the first public showing of Kahlo's work. In 1946 the organization shortened its name to the San Francisco Women Artists.

In 1976 the SFWA and exective director Marcelle Labaudt were commended in a Senate Resolution for "outstanding contributions to the cultural enhancement of the City of San Francisco." In 1983 the SFWA procured a gallery at 451 Hayes Street, which provided exhibition space for members, as well as an art rental program. In 1985 the gallery moved to 370 Hayes Street. The SFWA celebrated its centennial in 1994 with an exhibition including work of many past members.

This organization continues to host monthly themed juried shows and is dedicated to encouraging and promoting the work of women artists.
Provenance:
Pam Foley, president of the San Francisco Women Artists donated the records in 1999.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Rights:
The San Francisco Women Artists records are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Occupation:
Women artists -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Societies, etc. -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Sound recordings
Motion pictures (visual works)
Scrapbooks
Photograph albums
Identifier:
AAA.sanfrawa
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San Francisco Women Artists records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-sanfrawa

San Francisco Women Artists records, 1925-1999

Creator:
San Francisco Women Artists  Search this
Subject:
Windslade, Dorothy  Search this
Labaudt, Marcelle  Search this
Whitney, Susan A.  Search this
San Francisco Art Institute  Search this
Topic:
Sound recordings  Search this
Photograph albums  Search this
Motion pictures (visual works)  Search this
Art  Search this
Scrapbooks  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Photographs  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6248
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216572
AAA_collcode_sanfrawa
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Women
Art Gallery Records
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_216572
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Exhibition catalog for the Sixth annual exhibition of the San Francisco Society of Women Artists

Creator:
San Francisco Women Artists  Search this
Subject:
San Francisco Women Artists  Search this
Type:
Printed Materials
Date:
1931
Topic:
Exhibitions  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)17928
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San Francisco Women Artists records, 1925-1999
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_17928
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California Arts Council (CAC) Application, "Eyes of Art: Video Artists View Women Artists,"

Collection Creator:
Woman's Building (Los Angeles, Calif.)  Search this
Container:
Box 26, Folder 20
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1988-1989
Collection Citation:
Woman's Building records, 1970-1992. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Woman's Building records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-womabuil-ref1197

California Women Artists Project

Collection Creator:
Schipper, Merle, 1922-2001  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 33
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1986-1988
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
The Merle Schipper papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Merle Schipper papers, circa 1930s-1999. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Merle Schipper Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-schimerl-ref44

Beatrice Wood being interviewed by Paul Karlstrom

Photographer:
Singh, R.P.  Search this
Subject:
Wood, Beatrice  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Place:
Ojai, Calif.
Date:
1993 Mar. 2
Topic:
Ceramicists  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)6832
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[Photographs of California artists], 1976-1993
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_6832
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Beatrice Wood

Photographer:
Karlstrom, Paul J., 1941-  Search this
Subject:
Wood, Beatrice  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Place:
Ojai, Calif.
Date:
1992 Mar. 2
Topic:
Ceramicists  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)6833
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[Photographs of California artists], 1976-1993
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_6833
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Reduced Mixed-Color Symmetrical Piece

Maker:
Magdalene Anyango N. Odundo, born 1950, Kenya  Search this
Medium:
Ceramic, slip
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 35.2 x 24.0 x 24.0 cm (13 7/8 x 9 7/16 x 9 7/16 in.)
Type:
Container
Geography:
Kenya
Date:
1990
Credit Line:
Museum purchase
Object number:
91-4-2
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National Museum of African Art Collection
Exhibition:
I am: Contemporary African Women Artists
On View:
NMAfA, The Sylvia H. Williams Gallery
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_91-4-2

Oral history interview with Barbara Carrasco, 1999 April 13-26

Interviewee:
Carrasco, Barbara, 1955-  Search this
Interviewer:
Rangel, Jeffrey J.  Search this
Subject:
Gamboa, Harry  Search this
Almaraz, Carlos  Search this
Chavez, Cesar  Search this
Garza, Carmen Lomas  Search this
Valadez, John  Search this
University of California, Los Angeles  Search this
University of California, San Francisco.School of Fine Arts  Search this
Asco (Group of artists)  Search this
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Interviews  Search this
Mexican American artists  Search this
Hispanic American women artists  Search this
Hispanic American artists  Search this
Sound recordings  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5447
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216606
AAA_collcode_carras99
Theme:
Latino and Latin American
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_216606
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Track 16 Gallery - Women Artists of Southern California: Then and Now (2007)

Collection Creator:
Finkel, Bruria, 1932-  Search this
Container:
Box 9
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
The Bruria Finkel papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Bruria Finkel papers, 1953-2014. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Bruria Finkel papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-finkbrur-ref281

Track 16 Gallery - Women Artists of Southern California: Then and Now (2007)

Collection Creator:
Finkel, Bruria, 1932-  Search this
Container:
Box 10
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
The Bruria Finkel papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Bruria Finkel papers, 1953-2014. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Bruria Finkel papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-finkbrur-ref379

Interview with Judithe Hernandez, 1998 Mar. 28

Creator:
Hernandez, Judithe, 1948-  Search this
Rangel, Jeffrey J.  Search this
Topic:
Interviews  Search this
Hispanic American women artists  Search this
Hispanic American artists  Search this
Sound recordings  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6345
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)227827
AAA_collcode_hernjudi
Theme:
Women
Latino and Latin American
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_227827

Oral history interview with Luchita Hurtado, 1994 May 1-1995 Apr. 13

Interviewee:
Hurtado, Luchita, 1920-  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J., 1941-  Search this
Subject:
Wescher, Paul Reinhold  Search this
Moholy-Nagy, Sibyl  Search this
Mullican, Lee  Search this
Noguchi, Isamu  Search this
Paalen, Wolfgang  Search this
Kozloff, Joyce  Search this
Mullican, Matt  Search this
Varda, Jean  Search this
Wescher, Mary  Search this
D'Harnoncourt, Rene  Search this
Bloch, Lucienne  Search this
Topic:
Painters  Search this
Surrealism  Search this
Hispanic American women artists  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13583
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215852
AAA_collcode_hurtad94
Theme:
Latino and Latin American
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_215852
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Oral history interview with Elsa Flores, 1997 Feb. 18-Apr. 30

Interviewee:
Flores, Elsa, 1955-  Search this
Interviewer:
Rangel, Jeffrey J.  Search this
Subject:
Almaraz, Carlos  Search this
Topic:
Hispanic American women artists  Search this
Sound recordings  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Mexican American artists  Search this
Painters  Search this
Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13559
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216421
AAA_collcode_flores97
Theme:
Latino and Latin American
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_216421
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Oral history interview with Patssi Valdez, 1999 May 26-June 2

Interviewee:
Valdez, Patssi, 1951-  Search this
Interviewer:
Rangel, Jeffrey J.  Search this
Subject:
Mesa-Bains, Amalia  Search this
Gamboa, Harry  Search this
Gronk, (Glugio Gronk Nicandro)  Search this
Otis Art Institute  Search this
Self-Help Graphics and Art, Inc  Search this
Asco (Group of artists)  Search this
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Interviews  Search this
Mexican American artists  Search this
Sound recordings  Search this
Hispanic American women artists  Search this
Hispanic American artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13543
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216609
AAA_collcode_valdez99
Theme:
Latino and Latin American
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_216609
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Oral history interview with Carmen Lomas Garza, 1997 Apr. 10-May 27

Interviewee:
Garza, Carmen Lomas, 1948-  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J., 1941-  Search this
Subject:
Galeria de la Raza  Search this
Topic:
Women painters  Search this
Sound recordings  Search this
Hispanic American women artists  Search this
Painters  Search this
Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13540
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216257
AAA_collcode_garza97
Theme:
Latino and Latin American
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_216257
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Twenty four southern California women artists

Title:
24 southern California women artists
Author:
Cerritos College Art Gallery  Search this
Physical description:
[24] p. : ill. ; 18 x 20 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
California, Southern
Date:
1977
20th century
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Call number:
N8354 .T94 1977
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_833976

Women artists of southern California : then + now

Title:
Then + now
Then and now
Author:
Track 16 Gallery and Mainspace  Search this
Physical description:
44 p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
California, Southern
Date:
2007
C2007
20th century
21st century
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Call number:
N8354 .W664 2007
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1005512

Oral history interview with Celia Alvarez Muñoz, 2004 Feb. 7-28

Interviewee:
Muñoz, Celia Alvarez, 1937-  Search this
Interviewer:
Cordova, Cary  Search this
Subject:
Huerta, Benito  Search this
Hayden, Dolores  Search this
Souza, Al  Search this
Limón, Damiana Esparza  Search this
Garcia, Rupert  Search this
Walker, Ashley  Search this
Lippard, Lucy R.  Search this
Ruiz, Vicky  Search this
Massey, Robert  Search this
Recuerdos Orales: Interviews of the Latino Art Community in Texas  Search this
Topic:
Photographers  Search this
Sound recordings  Search this
Art  Search this
Interviews  Search this
Feminism and art  Search this
Hispanic American women authors  Search this
Authors  Search this
Hispanic American women artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12446
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)247378
AAA_collcode_munoz04
Theme:
Latino and Latin American
Women
Photography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_247378
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