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  • Lucy Orta (b. Sutton Coldfield, UK, 1966) and Jorge Orta (b. Rosario, Argentina, 1953) founded Studio Orta in 1991. Lucy + Jorge Orta’s collaborative practice focuses on the social and ecological factors of environmental sustainability to realise major bodies of work employing drawing, sculpture, installation, object making, couture, painting and silkscreen printing, as well staging workshops, ephemeral interventions and performances.

  • Otis Community Banquet

    Oct 22| Special Event
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    In conjunction with the exhibition Food - Water - Life / Lucy + Jorge Orta
    Wednesday, October 22 | Bobrow Green
    11:30am – 12:30pm: Banquet for participating classes
    12:30 – 1:15pm: Open to Otis Community to view class projects created for Banquet, and sample soup and fruit-infused water

  • Graduate Fine Arts, Visiting Artist Lecture Series presents artists Lucy + Jorge Orta.

    Thursday, October 23rd, 10am

    Graduate Studios: 10455 Jefferson Blvd Culver City CA 90230

  • Artists Lucy + Jorge Orta in conversation with the curators Ginger Gregg Duggan and Judith Hoos Fox of the traveling exhibition Food - Water - Life / Lucy + Jorge Orta. The conversation is followed by a reception. Food - Water - Life / Lucy + Jorge Orta is on view in the Ben Maltz Gallery through December 6, 2014.

  • JP Munro

    Oct 28| Lectures
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    Born 1975, Inglewood, CA. Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.

    chinaartobjects.com/artists/jp-munro/

  • Minor Declaration

    Oct 29| Student Event
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    Highly Recommended for Sophomores

  • Rob Spillman

    Oct 29| Lectures
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    Rob Spillman is Editor and co-founder of Tin House, which has been honored in Best American Stories, Best American Essays, Best American Poetry, O’Henry Prize Stories, the Pushcart Prize Anthology and numerous other anthologies. He is also Executive Editor of Tin House Books and co-founder of the Tin House Literary Festival. His writing has appeared in BookForum, the Boston Review, Connoisseur, Details, GQ, Nerve, the New York Times Book Review, Rolling Stone, Salon, Spin, Sports Illustrated, Time, Vanity Fair, Vogue, and elsewhere.

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Woman's Building: History Timeline

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October 1, 2011 - February 26, 2012

 

Introduction

It was artist and writer Bia Lowe who first told me of her wish that one day there would be a compilation of every public event that had ever taken place at the Woman’s Building. She was, she said, keeping files of fliers and newsletters, with the intention of someday working on that compilation.

Before Bia moved from Los Angeles, she handed over those files to me, as if in the hope that I would pick up her mission. That wasn’t my plan. I had considered it a quixotic dream, likely impossible to attain. After all, eighteen years of daily events—classes and workshops, exhibits and performance, video screenings and readings, and social gatherings—who could ever recapture a complete record of it?

In the mid-nineties, the graduate student Michelle Moravec was working on her dissertation at the University of California, Los Angeles; she was studying the Woman’s Building. As part of her research, she visited the Woman’s Building collection at the Archives of American Art, part of the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D. C. Sifting through what were, at the time, some eighty boxes of un-catalogued documents, Michelle compiled a timeline of events as she found them. This timeline was, however, uncategorized as to the kind of event and often, which artists participated.

When Sondra Hale and I began to co-edit From Site to Vision: the Woman’s Building in Contemporary Culture, we believed it important to include a timeline and turned to Michelle’s. It provided a tremendous foundation. Having participated at the Woman’s Building, Sondra and I were able to provide additional structure, coherence, and to expand upon the number of events.

And so I found myself fulfilling Bia’s original vision, using her files as a basis, along with my own somewhat imperfect sense of recall, working to reconstruct a history of public events from 1973 to 1991 at the Woman’s Building. I was eventually assisted in these efforts by Darolyn Stroley, a student of Sondra’s in the Women’s Studies Program at UCLA, and by M. Gwin Wheatley, who conducted an initial copy editing of the voluminous document.

As Otis College of Art and Design began to prepare for its “Doin’ It in Public” exhibition about the Woman’s Building as part of The Getty Foundation’s Pacific Standard Time: Art in Los Angeles 1945-1980, they provided additional assistance in the form of Joanne Mitchell, who continued the effort to fill in gaps in the document, and Elizabeth Pulsinelli, who did a final copy edit.

Despite these many women’s efforts, I anticipate omissions, errors and incomplete entries. How could it be otherwise? In the seventies, we were so busy changing the world we never bothered to put the year after the date on our flyers. We are also working from incomplete documentation; while the Archives of American Art represents the largest collection of papers of the Woman’s Building, the “complete record” is dispersed among the tens of thousands of women who participated over its eighteen-year history. We want to assure readers and Woman’s Building participants that if we have left out or incorrectly represented an event, it was accidental. We invite you to provide us with additions and corrections by sending them to Maberry@otis.edu. We will do our best to verify changes and add them to the timeline on our website within three months of receiving them. We do not guarantee to implement changes we cannot verify. Thank you for your help!

--Terry Wolverton


1968-1978 |  1979-1986 | 1987-1991

1968 | 1969 | 1970 | 1971 | 1972 | 1973 | 1974 | 1975 | 1976 | 1977 | 1978

Milestones Prior to the Opening of the Woman’s Building

 

1968

“Twenty-five Women in Art” exhibit curated by Josine Ianco Starrels at Lytton Galleries for Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

 

1970

Feminist Art Program founded by Judy Chicago at Fresno State College
Women artists protest the “Art and Technology” exhibit at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, which included almost no women artists
Founding of Los Angeles Council of Women Artists

 

1971

Judy Chicago and Miriam Schapiro found Feminist Art Program at California Institute of the Arts (CalArts)
Sheila Levrant de Bretteville founds Women’s Design Program at CalArts
Womanhouse, a collaborative installation, is created by students in the CalArts Feminist Art Program

 

1972

Womanhouseexhibited to the public
West Coast Conference of Women Artists hosted by Feminist Art Program and West-East Bag
Women’s Caucus for Art founded at College Art Association annual conference

 

1973

Womanspace Gallery opens

Womanspace Gallery Exhibitions

“Mothers and Daughters” (2/4)
“Lesbian Art Show” (2/20–26)
“Taboo” (9/29–10/28)
“Exposure” (10/1)

Performances

The Ripe Off, play reading (2/16–17)
Performances by Fresno Feminist Art Program (2/20)
“Free This Day” (Thank-You Theater)
Dance by Martha Gardner (2/25)
Performances by Suzanne Lacy and Laurel Klick (Thank-You Theater) (10/20)

Film and Video Art

Menstruation Weekend Performances, video (2/9–10)
Women’s Film Series (2/18)
Home Movie, by Jan Oxenberg (2/20)
Films by Chris Mohanna and Jan Oxenberg (2/25)
Plight of a Struggling Film Maker, by Marghe Reed, andWomanhouse, by Johanna Demetrakis (10/4)
Judy Reidel presents film selections by Joan Churchill, Doolie Brown, and June Steel (10/14)

Literary Events

Poetry reading (2/24)
Womanspace poets live on KPFK-FM (10/19)

Educational Programs

Female Art Heritage lecture: Self-Images of Women Artists (Ruth Iskin) (2/7)
Lesbian Consciousness in Art (Ruth Iskin and Arlene Raven) (2/21)
Art Heritage Lecture: Georgia O’Keefe and Female Sexuality (3/14)
Taboo in History (discussion of taboo subjects in art) (10/8)
Art Rap: “Taboo Show” (10/17)

Social and Community Events

Pioneer Women: Nancy Reeves, lawyer, feminist scholar, educator (2/14)
All Lesbian Night (discussion of lesbian politics) (2/22)
All Women’s Dance (2/23)
Pioneer Women: Marian Palfe, photographer (3/21)
Gay-Straight Dialogue (7/13)
Open rap with Aurelia Morris on effects of taboos on art (10/19)
“Come As You Are” photographic costume party (10/29)

 

The Woman’s Building

 

1973

Organization Milestones

Feminist Studio Workshop (FSW) founded by Judy Chicago, Sheila Levrant de Bretteville, and Arlene Raven
FSW students and volunteers renovate the historic Chouinard Art Institute building
The Woman’s Building opens its doors at 743 South Grandview (11/28)
 

Key Staff

FSW Faculty: Judy Chicago, Sheila Levrant de Bretteville, Edie Folbe, Ruth Iskin, Suzanne Lacy, Deena Metzger, Arlene Raven, Helen Alm Roth
Other Staff: Edie Gross
Board of Directors: Judy Chicago, Sheila Levrant de Bretteville, Arlene Raven
Board of Lady Managers: Woman’s Building Board members and representatives of all affiliated groups

Affiliated Groups

Associated Women’s Press
Center for Feminist Art Historical Studies
Gallery 707
Grandview Gallery I, II
Los Angeles Feminist Theater
Sisterhood Bookstore
Womanspace Gallery
Women’s Graphics Center
Women’s Improvisational Theater

Exhibitions

The Great Ladies” (Grandview I (December)

Literary Events

An evening of readings (12/19)

Educational Programs

Feminist Studio Workshop
 

 

 

1974

Organization Milestones

Womanspace closes

Judy Chicago leaves FSW staff to work onThe Dinner Party
Extension Program begins
Summer Art Program founded

Key Staff

Feminist Studio Workshop: Sheila Levrant de Bretteville, Edie Folbe, Ruth Iskin, Suzanne Lacy, Deena Metzger, Arlene Raven, Helen Alm Roth
Other Staff: Michele Kort
Board of Directors: Judy Chicago, Sheila Levrant de Bretteville, Arlene Raven
Board of Lady Managers: Woman’s Building Board members and representatives of all affiliated groups

Affiliated Groups

Associated Women’s Press
Center for Feminist Art Historical Studies
Floating Gallery I, II, III
Gallery 707
Grandview Gallery I, II
Los Angeles Feminist Theater
Sisterhood Bookstore
Womanspace Gallery
Women’s Graphics Center
Women’s Improvisational Theater

Exhibitions

“The Indian Show” (date unknown)
“FSW Group Show” (date unknown)
“The Open Wall Show” and “You Are What You Eat” (Womanspace) (1/5)
“Beth Avary” (Gallery 707) (3/20–4/20)
“Temporary Environment and Performances” (Floating Gallery I) (9/14)
“Women Behind Walls” (Work by women in mental and penal institutions) (Floating Gallery II) (9/14)
“Drawings: Phyllis Linda Yaven” (Gallery 707) (9/14)
“Mary Maughelli” (Grandview I) (9/14)
“Susan Hermann” (Grandview II) (9/14)
“Up and Coming” (9/14)

Performances

Women’s Performance Project (Liebe Gray, Linda Phillips, and Laurie Kohn) (Jan.)
I Am I, Lee Marmer (2/22)
Catherine Le Duc sings (2/26)
Women’s Performance Project: A Room of Her Own: An Evening with Virginia Woolf (5/3–4)
Spring Performance Series: Barbara Smith, Vicki Hall, FSW (5/10)
Eileen Griffin (9/14)
Women’s Improvisation Theater (9/14)

Film and Video Art

Three Lives,film by Kate Millett (5/17)
The Moment Whole and Betty Tells HERSTORY, films (9/20)

Literary Events

Angela Davis reading (date unknown)
Jill Bohlander reads poetry from A Book: By California Women (2/26)
Rita Mae Brown reading (Sisterhood) (5/18)

Educational Programs

Feminist Studio Workshop
Lucy R. Lippard lecture (2/13)
Workshop for Women Artists and Women Who Want to Be Artists, Suzanne Lacy and Carol Kerlan (2/23)
Summer Art Program (June)
Contribution by Women to the Arts, extension class by Suzanne Lacy (3/29–6/14)

Social and Community Events

Valentine Party (2/16)
Art clinic for women artists to discuss professional problems (2/20)
Gertrude Stein Centennial Celebration (Womanspace) (2/23)
Dykes Out of Herstory (5/4)
Margie Adam concert and dance (5/18)
Nancy Reeves lecture (6/8)
Vicki and Her Friends, Vicki Randall in concert (11/15)

 

 

1975

Organization Milestones

 

Chouinard building sold
FSW students renovate building at 1727 Spring Street in downtown Los Angeles
Building Women concert raises funds for renovation, featuring Lily Tomlin, Meg Christian, Holly Near, Margie Adam, Cris Williamson, New Miss Alice Stone Ladies Society Orchestra
Grand Opening of 1727 North Spring Street location (12/13)

 

Key Staff

Feminist Studio Workshop: Sheila Levrant de Bretteville, Edie Folbe, Ruth Iskin, Suzanne Lacy, Deena Metzger, Arlene Raven, Helen Alm Roth
Other Staff: Susan E. King, Michele Kort
Extension Program Coordinator: Meg Harlam
Summer Session Coordinator: Bia Lowe
Board of Directors: Judy Chicago, Sheila Levrant de Bretteville, Arlene Raven
Board of Lady Managers: Woman’s Building board members and representatives of all affiliated groups

Affiliated Groups and Individuals

Associated Women’s Press
Canis Gallery
Center for Feminist Art Historical Studies
Floating Gallery I, II, III
Gallery 707
Grandview Gallery I, II
Susan Kuhner, PhD
L.A. Women’s Switchboard
Los Angeles Feminist Theater
National Organization for Women
Olivia Records
Sisterhood Bookstore
Womantours
Women’s Graphics Center
Women’s Improvisational Theater
Johnnie Zheutlin, RN, MA

Conferences

Women in Design: The Next Decade (3/20–21)
Women’s Words: Making the Self Public (3/22–23)
Personal and Public Ritual: Women in Performance Art (3/24–25, 3/27)
Lady Fingers/Mother Earth: Women in Ceramics (3/26)
The Feminist Eye: Women Filmmakers and Video Creators (3/29–30)

Exhibitions

Chiounard Building
“Manta Rays,” Diane Adcock (date unknown)
“Anne Phillips” (date unknown)
“Self-Portrait Show,” Suzanne Lacy (date unknown)
“Victim/Victory,” Ann Phillips, Marguerite Elliot, Cheryl Swannack (date unknown)
“Metamorphosis” (Judy Chicago, catalog by Arlene Raven) (1/5–31)
“Self-Portraits” (Floating Gallery II) (1/11)
“Open Wall Show” (Floating Gallery I) (1/11)
“Drawings by Faith Wilding, Sculpture by Anne Banas” (Grandview I, II) (1/11) “The Building Speaks,” Dorothy Baker (Photo Gallery) (1/11)
“Women in the Printing Arts” (1/11)
“Lilla Tuckerman”; “Linda Hubert, Bee Ettinger, Vaughan Rachel, Lilla Gilbrecht, Susan Mogul” (Floating Gallery II) (2/8)
“Open Wall 3-D Show” (Floating Gallery I) (2/8)
“Photos by Wendy Davis” (Bookstore Gallery) (2/8)
“Sculpture by Sharon Hare” (Grandview I) (2/8)
“Drawings and paintings by Gerri Gray” (Grandview II) (2/8)
“Eileen Grey Retrospective” (3/8)
“Sculpture by Carol Kerlan,; paintings byAnnette Robyns” (Grandview I) (3/8)
“Paintings and drawings by Carol Kaufman” (Grandview II) (3/8)
“Open Wall” (Floating Gallery I) (3/8)
Historical show of quilts (Floating Gallery II) (3/8)
“Lady Fingers/Mother Earth ceramic invitational” (3/26)
“Great Southwest,” Helen Watson (4/5-26)
“Surrealist paintings by Ethel Green” (5/10)
“Marsha Bailey” (Grandview I) (5/10)
“Paintings and sculpture by Linda Levi, sculpture by Fran Raboff” (Grandview II) (5/10)
“Dorothy Baker” (Coffeehouse Gallery) (5/10)
“By Mothers: Mother Art” (5/10)
“Imogene Cunningham” (5/10)

Spring Street Building
“Ree Morton” (12/13)
“Carole Caroompas, Judy Chicago, Ruth Weisburg” (12/13)
“Barbara Munger” (12/13)
“FSW Group Show” (12/13)

Performances

Chiounard Building
“Isadore Duncan: A Unique Recital” (Kres Mersky) (1/17)
Personal and Public Ritual: Women in Performance Art Conference (Eleanor Antin, Pauline Oliveros, Helen Harrison, Barbara Smith) (3/24–25, 3/27)
Mother Art performance group founded by Jan Cook, Gloria Hadjuk, Christie Kruse, Suzanne Siegel, Laura Silagi (5/10)

Spring Street Building
FSW Performances (12/13)
Miss Alice Stone Ladies Society Orchestra (12/13)
Margie Adam (12/13)
Cris Williamson (12/20)

Film and Video Art

Chiounard Building
The Feminist Eye: Women Filmmakers and Video Creators Conference (3/29–30)
A Comedy in Six Unnatural Acts, film premiere by Jan Oxenberg (5/16)
National Videoletters, by Sheila Ruth and Susan Mogul (June)

Spring Street Building
Woman to Woman, by Donna Deitch (12/13)
Videoletters Community Meeting (12/14)
Videoletters screening (12/19)

Graphics

Women in Design: The Next Decade Conference (Ellen Perry Berkeley, Denise Scott Brown, Claire Forrest, Ethel Kramer, Jane Thompson, Susana Torre) (3/20–21)

Spring Street Building
Helen Alm Roth, Maria Karras, Women’s Graphic Center Open House (12/09)
“Traditions in Our Work,” presentation by Sheila de Bretteville and Cynthia Marsh (12/09)

Literary Events

Women’s Words: Making the Self Public Conference (Kate Millett, Jill Johnston, Meridel Le Seuer, Kathleen Fraser, Barbara Myerhoff) (3/22–23)
Helen Alm Roth, Maria Karras, Women’s Graphic Center Open House (12/09)
Traditions in Our Work, presentation by Sheila de Bretteville and Cynthia Marsh (12/09)

Spring Street Building
Beah Richards book signing and reading (Sisterhood Bookstore) (12/06)
Kirsten Grimstad and Susan Rennie, The New Woman’s Survival Sourcebook (Sisterhood Bookstore) (12/13)

Educational Programs

Feminist Studio Workshop
Summer Art Program (6/30–8/15)

Extension Programs

Incest, Linda Oldon (5/5)
One Day Mediation Workshop, Anna Rubin (5/10)
Grantswomanship, Michele Kort (5/10)
Anger Workshop II, Carol Kerlan and Suzanne Lacy (5/17)
Woman Power: Our Bodies, Meg Harlan (5/24)
Workshop on how to find time to be (Instructor unknown) (5/24)
Photography, Lilla Gilbrecht (7/7–8/25)
Writing Poems, Prose Poems, and Autobiographical Fiction, Holly Prado (7/8–8/26)
Women Make News / Women Make Video, Susan Mogul, and Ann Mills (7/8–8/26)
Total Health, Nan Fuchs (7/9–8/27)
Women and Art from a Feminist Perspective, Susan E. King (7/10–8-21)
Where Can We Perform? Laurel Klick (7/12–8/30)
Composers Gathering, Pauline Oliveros (7/12–13)
Grantswomanship, Michele Kort (7/12)
Writing to Sell, Marcianne Miller (7/19)
Self Documentation, Ruth Iskin (7/19)
Women’s Anger, Suzanne Lacy and Carol Kerlan (7/26)
Create a Living Environment, Franziska Gehrig (7/26, 8/9)
Womanpower: Our Bodies, Meg Harlam (8/2)
Artists’ Responsibility in Society: Women’s Music, Holly Near (12/06)
Aging as a Positive Experience, Aurelia Morris (12/06)

Social and Community Events

Maria Isabel Barreno of “The Three Marias” lecture(2/1)
Slide show on the mother image in art (5/10)
Rap group on mothering and how women feel about it (5/17)
Discussion of feminism and sexism in children’s books (5/31)
Program about childcare, including discussions, films, and speakers (6/4–7)
Building Women fundraiser (5/15, 7/15)
Press conference for opening of new Building (12/11)
“The Woman’s Building of 1893 at the Columbian Exposition, Chicago World’s Fair,” presentation by Ruth Iskin (12/19)
New Year’s Eve Comedy Revue and Dance in honor of International Women’s Year (12/31)

 

 

1976

Organization Milestones

L.A. Women’s Video Center founded

Key Staff

Feminist Studio Workshop: Sheila Levrant de Bretteville, Ruth Iskin, Suzanne Lacy, Deena Metzger, Helen Alm Roth
Summer Art Program: Nancy Angelo, Katja Biesanz, Candace Compton, Signe Dowse, Cheri Gaulke, Laurel Klick, Terry Platt.
Other Staff: Susan E. King, Yolanda Alanis
Board of Directors: Judy Chicago, Sheila Levrant de Bretteville, Arlene Raven
Board of Lady Managers: FSW Faculty

Affiliated Groups and Individuals

Canis Gallery
Center for Feminist Art Historical Studies
Susan Kuhner, PhD
L.A. Women’s Video Center
Sisterhood Bookstore
Woman-Identified Cafe
Womantours
Women Against Violence Against Women (WAVAW)
Women’s Graphics Center
Johnnie Zheutlin, RN, MA

Exhibitions

“Grandma Prisbrey: Installation” (3/13)
“Flying: Faith Wilding” (Canis Gallery) (1/18–2/8) “Las Venas de la Mujer,” Judith Baca, Isabel Castro, Judith Hernandez, Olga Munez, and Josephina Quesada
“Quilts by Carol Edson” (3/6–28)
“Strong Graphic Stitchery: Carol Edson” (3/13)
“The Woman’s Building 1893, Historical Handicrafts” (3/13)
“Forms of Aspiration: New Drawings,” Faith Wilding (February)
Historical exhibition of women’s art from the 1893 Columbia Exposition (date unknown)
“FSW Show” (date unknown)

Performances

Feminist Art Workers performance group founded by Nancy Angelo, Candace Compton, Cheri Gaulke,
Vanalyne Green, and Laurel Klick
Andrea Weltman concert (1/09)
Nancy Topf dance performance (1/10–11)
Flying Klock, and Clauson concert (1/24)
Margie Adam concert (1/25)
Ulrike Rosenbach performance, slide show, video screening, and discussion (4/29)

Film and Video Art

Premiere of film series by Iris Films (1/10)
Films by Yvonne Rainer (2/14)
“Emerging Woman,” films by Barbara Hammer (date unknown)
Iris Films, “Nell & Fred,” “Imogene Cunningham—Never Give Up,” “Yudie,” “Three Grandmothers” (4/9)
“Women of Grandview,” premiere of film about Grandview Woman’s Building (4/10)
Ann Hershey screens and discusses her film, “Imogene Cunningham—Never Give Up” (4/24)
Six from Show Biz: Women in Film and TV Talk about Their Work, Shirley Clarke, Joan Scott, Joan Tewkesbury, Lin Bolen, Deanne Barkley, Verna Fields (dates unknown)
Video Letters (3/11)
Lyn Blumenthal and Kate Horsfield, Videotapes of Interviews with Lucy Lippard and Louise Bourgeois (7/16)
Lyn Blumenthal and Kate Horsfield, Videotapes of Interviews with Agnes Martin and Joan Mitchell (8/6)

Literary Events

Women Reading /Women Writing Series:
Holly Prado (4/14)
Meridel Le Seuer (4/23)
Three San Francisco Poets: Laura Chester, Kathleen Fraser, Julia Vose (5/7)
Adrienne Rich (5/21)
Honor Moore (6/11)
Sandy Boucher reading fromAssaults and Rituals(4/24)

Educational Programs

Feminist Studio Workshop
Summer Art Program
Summer Video Program, taught by Lyn Blumenthal and Kate Horsfield (dates unknown)
Feminist Education: Methods and Techniques, Summer Workshop for Educators, taught by Judy Chicago, Sheila Levrant de Bretteville, Ruth Iskin, Arlene Raven (6/21–30)

Extension Programs

Transference of Sensations to Movement, Nancy Topf (1/10–11)
Movement Workshop, Bella Lewitsky (1/17)
Extension Program Open House (1/18)
Body and Health Series (begins 1/23)
Self Defense, Betty Willis Brooks (1/24)
The Lesbian Experience (2/7)
A Feminist Retreat (2/7)
Group and Individual Composition (2/21)
For Mothers: Toward Role-Free Mothering (2/21)
Anger Workshop for Women (2/28)
Holistic Healing and Cancer, Naomi Pollack (3/5)
Lesbian Experience, Sheila Bob (3/6, 7/10, 8/14)
Psychic Awareness: Demystifying the Exorcist, Anna Rubin (3/6)
Art Therapy, Evelyne Vinshop (3/6)
Promoting Ourselves, Milli Martineq (3/6)
Women in Art, Linza Baer (3/18)
Wonder Women Electric (4/4)
Transforming Myth and Ritual: Women’s Passover Seder, Anna Rubin, Sheila Ruth, Susan Mogul (4/10)
Building Skills, Cheryl Swannack (4/17)
Nineteenth Century Feminists, Susan Rennie (4/19)
Making Your Own Music, Anna Rubin (begins 4/19)
T’ai Chi Ch’uan, Lana Spraker (begins 4/19)
Women Artists Share Their Work and Studios organized by Ruth Iskin (begins 4/20):
Lita Albuquerque
Gilah Hersch
Gloria Kisch
Claire Falkenstein
Bruria
Assertiveness Training for Women, Arlene Levin (begins 4/20; 6/5; begins 7/6)
Personal Journalism, Marcia Seligson (begins 4/20)
Writing Poems, Prose Poems, and Autobiographical Fiction, Holly Prado (begins 4/20)
Making Film: Working with Super 8, Johanna Demetrakas (begins 4/21)
Transactional Analysis for Women, Mona Field (begins 4/21)
Artists Talking About Their Work:
Martha Rosler (4/22)
Ulrike Rosenbach (4/29)
Alexis Smith (5/6)
Ann McCoy (5/13)
Karen Carson (5/20)
Vija Celmins (5/27)
Judy Chicago (6/3)
Women’s Religion, Z. Budapest (at 1018 Marine Street, Venice) (begins 4/22)
The Rape of Women’s Power, L.A. Radical Feminist Therapy Collective (4/23)
Critique, Arlene Raven (begins 4/24)
Soft Sculpture, Sherry Brody (4/24)
Photosilkscreen of Fabrics, Bes Robinson (4/24)
The Comedy Workshop: Discovering a New Women’s Humor, Bobbi Birleffi (4/24, 7/24)
Patterns of Our Lives (Bring a woman of a different generation from your own), Meridel Le Seuer, Aurelia Morris, Deena Metzger, and others (4/24)
Anti-Rape and Self-Defense Tactics, Betty Willis Brooks (4/25, 7/11)
Basic Electricity, Edna Myers (4/25)
Writing Workshop, Deena Metzger and Holly Prado (4/30, 5/28, 6/4)
Book Publishing, Kirsten Grimstad (5/1)
The Tarot, Susan Rennie (5/1)
Grants(Wo)manship, Michele Kort (5/8, 7/24)
Dancing as a Social Experience, Vanalyne Green (5/8, 8/14)
First Annual L.A. Feminist Therapy Conference, Sheila Bob and Hannah Lerman (5/9)
Working on Relationships, Shierry Weber and Carole Roberts (5/15)
Being In and Being Out, Marilyn Barrett (5/15)
Getting Shown, Being Known, Ruth Iskin (5/15, 7/10)
The Light Touch, Shierry Weber and Carole Roberts (5/22)
Performing Inside of a Body, Suzanne Lacy (5/22)
Womanpower: Our Bodies, Meg Harlam (5/29)
Understanding Graphics, Helen Alm Roth (5/30, 7/10)
Money and Its Management, Linda Lockwood (6/5)
Traditional Fairytale Alternatives, Ann Wolken (6/5)
Anger Workshop for Women, Annu (Carol) Kerlan (6/12)
Improvisational Theatre Workshop for Women, Helene Rosenbluth (6/12)
Intensive Writing, Holly Prado (begins 7/5)
Making Your Own Music, Anna Rubin (7/6 begins)
Rebellion to Revolution: The History of Women in America, Marilyn Murphy (7/6 begins)
Broadsheet, Sheila de Bretteville, Cynthia Marsh, Helen Alm Roth, Maria Karras (begins 7/7)
Dance for the Non-Professional, Anne Lief Barlin (7/7 begins)
What You Should Know about Marriage and Divorce, Elaine R. Sperling (7/7)
In Search of Sound, Susan Rawcliffe (begins 7/7)
Hatha Yoga, Nawana Davis (7/7)
Drawing and Painting, Nancy Buchanan (7/7)
Graphic Arts Seminar, Cynthia Marsh and Susan King (begins 7/8)
Nutrition for Your Heath: Taking Charge of Your Body, Amy Esterowitz and Ginny Roe (begins 7/8)
Filmmaking Workshop, Judy Reidel (7/10)
Critique Workshop, Arlene Raven (7/10)
Death, Shierry Weber and Carole Roberts (7/10)
Politics of Play, Dance, Sport, and Exercise, Betty Willis Brooks (7/10)
Introduction to Videotaping, Sheila Ruth (7/10)
Apprenticeship with Judy Chicago (begins 7/12)
Work Sharing Workshop, Ruth Iskin (7/17)
Book Publishing, Kirsten Grimstad (7/17)
The Tarot, Susan Rennie (7/17)
Where Do I Want to Be Tomorrow, Career-wise?, Arlene Levin and Valerie Kirkgaard (7/17)
Healing as Art, Art as Healing, Anna Rubin (begins 7/23)
I Am, Diane Belsley and Lillian Freeman (7/24)
Aging as a Positive Experience, Aurelia Morris (7/24)
Demystifying Photography, Lilla Gilbrecht and Maria Karras (7/24)
In Flow: Body Work for Women, Renee Branch (7/31)
Dreams, Shierry Weber (7/31)
Creativity and Intuition Development Workshop, Evelyn Virshup (7/31)
Creative Anger Workshop, Arlene Levin and Valerie Kirkgaard (8/7)
Massage Workshop: Tapping the Healing Process, Sharon Jacobs (8/7)
The Money Seminar: Moving from a Poverty to a Prosperity Consciousness, Susan Lazar Dunn (8/7)
Slide Documentation, Sheila Ruth (8/7)
Art Therapy: What Is It? Evelyn Virshup (8/14)
Introduction to Assertiveness Training, Arlene Levin (8/14)

Social and Community Events

Community Meeting (date unknown)
An Evening of Flying: Joyce Kozloff, New Works on Paper; Shirley Pettibone, Painting; Judy Ridell, Film; and Pauline Oliveros, Performance (2/1)
Liza Baer, presentation of her experience as editor of Avalanche and taped interviews (3/11)
Rally/fundraiser for Inez Garcia (3/19)
L.A. Knockers performance and dance (3/26)
Sue Fink and Joelyn Grippo, music and comedy (4/3)
Fundraiser for Wendy Yoshimura (4/4)
Women’s Passover Seder, Anna Rubin (4/15)
Planning meeting for a feminist retreat, Marilyn Barrett (4/30)
A Feminist Retreat in Idyllwild, Marilyn Barrett (5/1–2)
Lesbian Cultural Event (6/5)