Posters That Express the Reality of Being a Woman by Linda Winer: This article originally appeared in the February 11, 1973 edition of the Chicago Tribune.)
Their art is for women's sake
by Glenda Sampson: This article from Chicago Today discusses women's art collectives with special attention paid to the Chicago Women's Graphics Collective.
WOMEN'S ART collectives are blooming everywhere now. A group called Artists in Residence has just opened the first feminist art gallery ever in Manhattan, Penelope and Sisters share space and materials in a shop on Fourth Street in Philadelphia, and Womanspace in Los Angeles rents an exhibition hall to provide special low rates for shows by: women painters, photographers, and filmmakers.
by Stacy: This is a selection from Stacy's BA thesis for Northwestern University, "Sisterhood is Blooming". It has been edited for clarity and context.
"Taking feminist themes
through metamorphoses of thought
A translation in color and print
By process, collective art"
-The CWGC catalogue 1973
We have three group photos from the Graphics Collective. If you were a graphics Collective member and have other photos you'd like to share, please let us know.
In 2006, The Herstory Project exhibited a number of Chicago Women's Graphics Collective posters in the UIC Student Union art gallery. Prior to the opening of the exhibit, former CWLU member Katie Hogan interviewed feminist artist Mary Ellen Croteau who acted as curator for the show. Katie Hogan now works at the Heartland Cafe and has a Saturday morning radio show on community station WLUW.
You may listen to the interview below.