Women in the Arts
Why is Galeria Tonantzin a gallery focused on exhibiting the work of contemporary women? Today women continue to be under-represented in the art world of museums and commissions, even though statistics show that the majority of artists practicing in California are women.
With the richness of expression by women artists there are endless opportunities to expose the public to excellence in art. Galeria Tonantzin is the only women focused gallery on California's central coast. Founded in 1992, the gallery is also a location for workshops and dialogs about the nature of the arts and women's role in society.
Women's Caucus for Art
Galeria Tonantzin's nonprofit collaborator is the Monterey Bay Women's Caucus for Art (MBWCA), a 501c3 organization and chapter of the national WCA founded in 1972 as the premiere organization for women in the art. Jennifer Colby cofounded the MBWCA chapter in 1989, and was the President of the National Women's Caucus for Art, 2006 - 2008.
Please visit the National Women's Caucus for more information on this organization..
Monterey Bay Women's Caucus for Art
If you are interested in joining the National WCA and you live in the Monterey Bay area (includes, but not restricted to: Santa Cruz, Aptos, Watsonville, Monterey, Salinas, Carmel, Carmel Valley, Seaside, Pacific Grove, Aromas, San Juan Bautista, Hollister and as far away as Fresno, then you will be interested in the Monterey Bay Chapter as well.
Send a self addressed No. 10 size envelope to P. O. Box 283, Aromas, CA 95004 and we will return an application and brochure on the benefits of WCA.