Thursday, June 14, 2012

Opportunity: Summer Board Meeting in Michigan!

Join Us in Michigan!

The 2012 Women's Caucus for Art Summer Board Meeting in Michigan is only a month away. This special bulletin provides all the information you need to make your plans. The WCA Michigan chapter has organized an incredible program of art-viewing and fine dining, with plenty of networking opportunities. Join us at the board meeting on Sunday to find out about our three national initiatives: Chapter Community, Legacy and National Exhibitions. See you in July!

Event Program

Thursday, July 19 River's Edge Gallery Meet & Greet and Networking. 
6:00 pm - meet at the Dearborn Inn lobby to carpool. Dinner to follow. No reservations necessary.

Friday, July 20  All-Day Tour of Ann Arbor and/or Art Fair. Opening Reception for Man Up! No Balls About It.
You must pre-register for this tour through Eventbrite.

8:30 am bus pickup at Dearborn Inn
Go on self-directed tour of Art Fair, OR take group tour:

- Motts Children's Hospital Art Collection Tour.
- Zingerman's Sack Lunch at the University of Michigan Hospital with    the director of the Gifts of Art Program
- Ross Business School

5:30 pm Both self-directed and group tour groups meet at City Hall in front of the Herbert Dreiseitl project.

Bus to North Campus for dinner and opening reception for Man Up! No Balls About It. Meet Juror Suzy Lake.

9:00 pm Bus back to Dearborn Inn

Saturday, July 21: All-day tour of Detroit and dinner in Mexican Town
You must pre-register for this tour through Eventbrite.

10:00 am bus pickup at Dearborn Inn

Detroit Museum of Art: brief talk at the Rivera Courtyard about murals with Javier and Gabrielle Pescador.

Lunch on your own and tour area. N'Namdi Art Center, Detroit Artists' Market, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Re-View Gallery, Wright Museum of African American Art.

Tea, Tour & Talk at the fabulous Scarab Club hosted by the Scarab Club and The Detroit Society of Women Painters & Sculptors.

Bus to Eastern Market, CyberOptix Tie Lab Studio, Pioneer Building Studio, and Sculpture Park.

Dinner in Mexican Town.

Bus back to Dearborn Inn.

Sunday, July 22:: WCA Executive Committee & Board meeting at the Arab American National Museum
You must pre-register for your lunch through Eventbrite.

8:00 - 10:00 am Executive Committee meeting at Dearborn Inn

10:00 - 10:30 am Tour of Arab American National Museum

10:30 - 5:00 pm Summer Board Meeting & lunch at the Arab American National Museum

Hotel Reservations

We have reserved rooms at the Marriott Dearborn Inn at a special rate of $119.00 per night.

Call 1-800-228-9290 or 1-313-271-2700 and mention "Women's Caucus for Art Meeting."

The Marriott Dearborn Inn is located at 20301 Oakwood Blvd, Dearborn, MI.

Reservations must be made by 5:00 pm, Thursday, July 19. Rooms are limited so reserve early! 

Eventbrite Registration for Tours/Meals

Go to Eventbrite by clicking to register for the conference events and to purchase your meals.  Unlike prior years, your lunch during the board meeting must be purchased ahead of time through Eventbrite.


If you are planning to join us, please RSVP, even if you are not planning to participate in all the events. RSVP to Brenda Oelbaum at by emailing the following information:

Your name
Arrival Date
Departure Date
Mode of Transportation
If Flying, Airlines Name,Flight #, Arrival Time
Cell Phone Number
Where You Are Staying

Airport Logistics

Unless you are renting a car, the best way to get to the Dearborn Inn is by taxi. Taxis are available curbside at the Detroit Wayne County Airport. It takes 15 minutes to the hotel and the approximate fare is $22. To return to the airport, the front desk can arrange for a taxi pickup. They need approximately 15 minutes' advance notice.  

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