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  • High&Low Bureau is a curatorial duo composed of Yael Messer and Gilad Reich. They curate exhibitions, film programs, performative events and publications, while engaging with a plethora of disciplines, media and modes of artistic expression.Their curatorial practice is dedicated to the exploration of artistic strategies that reflect on, and suggest alternatives to, specific social-political conditions.

  • Los Angeles is a city often described as having no center. Its art community has turned that "disadvantage" into an advantage and given itself a license for adventure. Organizations, galleries, and artists find decentralization to be an exciting option and they establish their addresses in unexpected neighborhoods and zones in the city and even beyond, in other cities and states. What are the challenges and advantages of this programmatic and conceptual strategy? What are the risks, to organization and audience alike? Is this necessary, and if so, is it sustainable?

  • Fritz Haeg

    Sep 25| Lectures
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    Image: Fritz Haeg, working to install the Edible Estate #12 garden in Budapest, 2012. Photo: Andras Kare.

    Graduate Fine Arts, Visiting Artist Lecture Series presents artist, Fritz Haeg.

    Thursday, September 25th 11:15am - 12:30pm

    Graduate Studios: 10455 Jefferson Blvd Culver City CA 90230

  • David Schafer

    Sep 30| Lectures
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    David Schafer is a visual and sound artist working in sculpture, sound, sound, performance, and works on paper. His work is concerned with the structures, translation, and intelligibility, of language and architecture. Schafer has shown nationally and internationally and has received several public commissions. Most recently he has had one-person shows at Studio10 gallery in Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY, and Glendale College Art Gallery, Glendale, CA.

  • Sarah Manguso

    Oct 01| Lectures
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    Sarah Manguso is the author, most recently, of The Guardians: An Elegy for a Friend, named one of the top ten books of the year by Salon. Her previous book, the memoir The Two Kinds of Decay, was named an Editors’ Choice by the New York Times Sunday Book Review and short-listed in the UK for the Wellcome Trust Book Prize and long-listed for the Royal Society Winton Prize. Her other books include the story collection Hard to Admit and Harder to Escape, and the poetry collections Siste Viator and The Captain Lands in Paradise.

  • Graduate Fine Arts, Visiting Artist Lecture Series presents artist, Jennifer Steinkamp.

    Thursday, October 2nd 11:15am - 12:30pm

    Graduate Studios: 10455 Jefferson Blvd Culver City CA 90230

     

  • Pae White

    Oct 07| Lectures
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    Pae White was born in 1963 in Pasadena, California. She lives and works in Los Angeles. She received her M.F.A. from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena and her B.A. from Scripps College in Claremont, California. She also studied at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine. Recent solo exhibition venues include Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne; galleria francesca kaufmann, Milan; the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand; the Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver; greengrassi, London; and 1301PE, Los Angeles.

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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-editFrom 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

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 GalleryExhibitions
“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)

 


1977

Organization Milestones
The Store, a thrift shop created by artist Nancy Fried, opens
Lesbian Art Project (LAP) founded by the Natalie Barney Collective: Arlene Raven, Terry Wolverton, Nancy Fried, Kathleen Berg, Donna Reyna, Maya Sterling, Sharon Immergluck
Ariadne: A Social Art Network founded by Suzanne Lacy and Leslie Labowitz
Chrysalis: A Magazine of Women’s Culturebegins publication
Woman’s Building receives NEA funds for New Moves scholarships for women who are poor, minority, ex-offenders, or elderly to participate in Woman’s Building educational programs
Women in the Printing Artscatalog published by the Woman’s Building

Key Staff
Feminist Studio Workshop:Sheila Levrant de Bretteville, Arlene Raven, Ruth Iskin, Suzanne Lacy, Deena Metzger, Helen Alm Roth, Cheri Gaulke, Laurel Klick, and Nancy Angelo
Summer Art Program:Nancy Angelo, Candace Compton, Cheri Gaulke, Laurel Klick
Other Staff:Yolanda Alanis, Nancy Angelo, Dana Chalberg, Valerie Angers, Terry Wolverton
Board of Directors:Judy Chicago, Sheila Levrant de Bretteville, Arlene Raven
Board of Lady Managers:FSW Faculty

Affiliated Groups
Ariadne: A Social Art Network
Center for Feminist Art Historical Studies
L.A. Women’s Video Center
Lesbian Art Project
Val’s Cafe
Women’s Graphics Center

Conferences
Women’s Caucus for Art National Conference; events hosted by the Woman’s Building:
Open House for members of the Art Libraries Association of North America (1/30)
Lucy R. Lippard in Dialogue with the Audience (2/2)
Lunch and reception, tour, indoor and outdoor performances, continuous video screening ofConstructing the Woman’s Building: How and Why(2/2)
Opening receptions for “Contemporary Issues: Works on Paper by Women,” “What Is Feminist Art?” and “Women’s Graphic Work” (2/3)
Woman’s Building cosponsors The Diary, the Journal, the Autobiography conference with International Women’s Writing Guild, Deena Metzger, Sister Mary Patricia Sexton, Elwil Hughes, Lady Borton, Victoria J. Richardson Heland, Connie Glickman, Holly Prado, Hannelore Hahn (2/11–13)

Exhibits
“Rita Yokoi, Rachel Youdelman” (1/9)
“Women in the Printing Arts” (1/31)
“Contemporary Issues: Works on Paper by Women,” Thirty-seven curators chose six artists each, co-organized with Women’s Caucus for Art (2/3)
“What is Feminist Art?” (2/3)
“Ellen Lanyon: Works on Paper” (2/3)
“Women’s Graphic Work” (2/3)
“Judith Golden” (2/7)
“Social Commentary,” Rabyn Blake, Jill Ciment, Phyllis Davidson, Ilene Segalove, Barbara Thomason
FSW Group Show
“1 x 13: Marcie Baer, Marianne Daransky, Marguerite Elliot, Vanalyne Green, Meg Harlam, Annette Hunt, Diana Johnson, Connie Jost, Ellen Ledley, Melissa Mathis, Anne Phillips, Terry Platt, EK Waller, Denise Yarfitz” (7/8)
“Kate Millet: Naked Ladies” (date unknown)
“Sherrie Scheer” (date unknown)
“Nancy Fried: Dough Sculptures” (12/4)
“Handwork, Heartwork, Artwork,” Natalie Kahn and Ann Ralph (12/26)

Performances
Feminist Art Workers national tour
In Mourning and In Rage, collaborative performance by Suzanne Lacy and Leslie Labowitz at Los Angeles City Hall
Virginia Woolf: An Uncommon Evening, by Sara DeWitt (1/29)
New Voices, evening of performance to benefit the Woman’s Building (2/19)
The Rise of the Fates, written and directed by Z. Budapest (10/27–28)

Film and Video Art
Women’s Video Center presents an evening of videotapes followed by open screenings (2/11)
Woman’s Building Film Series: The Best of the New York Festival of Women’s Films (12/18)
The End of August at the Hotel Ozonescreening (12/24)

Literary Events
In the Name of All Women Writers Series: Rochelle Holt and Courtney Graham (12/10)

Educational Programs
Feminist Studio Workshop
LAP Program of Lesbian Education (Oct.)
Summer Art Program (8/4)
Feminist Education Summer Workshop (7/1)

Extension Programs
Graphics Workshop, Helen Alm Roth (begins 2/7)
Sound Workshop, Anna Rubin (begins 2/7)
Rebellion to Revolution, Marilyn Murphy (begins 2/7)
Photography, Judith Golden (begins 2/7)
Advanced Writing, Holly Prado (begins 2/8)
Being More Sexual, Valerie Kirkgaard (begins 2/8)
Watercolors, Ann Wolken (begins 2/8)
Sculpture, Gloria Kisch (begins 2/8)
Assertiveness Training, Arlene Levin (begins 2/8)
Beginning Writing, Holly Prado (begins 2/9)
The Lesbian Novel, Joy Fisher (begins 2/9)
Self Transformation, Nancy Youdelman (begins 2/9)
Exploring Gertrude Stein, Alice Bloch and Eloise Healy (begins 2/10)
Women Left Alone, Nan Hunt (begins 2/10)
Journal Writing for Women Who Have Had Breast Cancer, Deena Metzger and Harriet Wrye (2/11–12)
The Lesbian Experience, Sheila Bob (2/12)
Women Alone, Barbara Manalis and Diane Asay (2/12, 8/6)
You Are a Dancer, Katja Beisanz (2/12)
Photosilkscreen on Fabrics, Bes Robinson begins (2/13)
The Money Seminar, Susan Lazar Dunn (2/13, 2/26, 7/30)
Tax Workshop, Audrey Albert (2/13)
So You’re Angry—Now What? Anna Rubin and Valarie Kirkgaard (2/13)
Mothers and Daughters, Aurelia Morris (2/19)
Body Image for Dancers, Katja Beisanz (2/19)
How to Give Talks on Women’s Issues, Marilyn Murphy (2/19)
Money and Management, Rebekah Verdon (2/19)
Demystifying Photography, Lilla Gilbrecht and Maria Karras (2/26–27)
Lesbian Art, Arlene Raven (2/26)
Video, Nancy Angelo, Candace Compton, Annette Hunt (2/26, 3/26)
Introduction to Assertiveness Training, Arlene Levin (3/5)
Community Organizing, Betty Willis Brooks and Julia London (3/5)
Book Publishing, Kirsten Grimstad (3/5)
Feminist Theories, Strategies, and Organization, Charlotte Bunch (3/5)
Anti-Rape and Self-Defense Strategies, Betty Willis Brooks (3/6)
Art Criticism, Sandy Ballatore (3/12)
Grants(Wo)manship, Michele Kort (3/12)
Creative Anger Release, Arlene Levin (3/19, 8/13)
Women and Science Fiction, Joy Fisher (3/19)
Body Work for Women, Renee Branch (3/19)
Getting Shown, Being Known, Ruth Iskin (3/26, 8/20)
Massage is the Medium, Katja Beisanz (4/2, 7/23)
Video, Los Angeles Women’s Video Center (7/2)
Assertiveness Training, Karen Freedom and Valerie Kirkgaard (begins 7/18)
Basic Photography, Linda Norlen (begins 7/18)
Beginning Backpacking, Jan Aura (begins 7/18)
Figure Drawing as Narrative Fantasy, Ann Wolken (begins 7/19)
Writing: Explorations, Holly Prado (begins 7/19)
Connecting with Children: The Nonauthoritarian Process, Jean Harrington (begins 7/20)
The Politics in Your Art, Leslie Labowitz-Starus (begins 7/20)
Creative Dance, Heide Schaffer (begins 7/20)
Women’s Environmental Fantasies, Phyllis Birkby (7/23)
Gertrude Stein, Alice Bloch and Eloise Klein Healy (7/23)
Money Management, Rebekah Verdon (begins 7/23)
Cancer Workshop, Susan Rennie (7/30)
Feeling to Form, Jane Rosenzweig (Stewart) and Sheila de Bretteville (7/30)
Holistic Healing, Anna Rubin and Susan Rennie (7/31)
Women and Theater Members of Theater of Process (8/6)
Work Sharing, Ruth Iskin (8/6)
The Intensive Journal, Alice Bloch (8/13)
The Politics of Your Art, Leslie Labowitz-Starus (8/13)
The Intensive Journal II, Alice Bloch (8/20)
An Exploration of Depression, Valerie Kirkgaard (8/27)
Prehistoric Matriarchal Culture, Anne Gauldin (12/2)
Demystifying Hypoglycemia, Arlene Levin (12/10)

Social and Community Events
Woman Energy: All-Woman Dance, benefit for the Lesbian Resource Center (1/22)
Open house for members of the Art Libraries Association of North America (1/31)
Woman’s Building hosts Women’s Caucus for Art, including tour, lunch, performances, and Lucy R. Lippard in dialogue with audience (2/2)
Woman Energy and Joy Sound, dance following the NOW Alternative Lifestyles Conference (2/5)
Publication party for Chrysalis, reading by Susan Griffin (2/6)
Sally Piano and Woman Energy: All-Woman Concert and Dance, benefit for Lesbian Resource Center (2/12)
“Feminist Visions, Theory, and Work,” lecture by Charlotte Bunch (3/4)
Woman Energy Disco Dances (7/16, 8/13)
Los Angeles Women’s Coffeehouse Collective, an evening of music and comedy with Diana Culp, Elaine Miller, Janet Stambolian, Kathy Crown, Sandy Ross, and Silvia (7/23)
Lesbian Fashion Show to celebrate the opening of The Store (LAP event)
Lesbian Salon (LAP) (12/4)
Winter Solstice Bazaar and Crafts Fair (12/9–10)
Lesbian Art Worksharing (LAP) (12/11)
Lesbian Art Project Pajama Party (12/11)
New Year’s Eve Dance and concert with Maxine Feldman, sponsored by Lesbian Tide (12/31)

 


1978


Organization Milestones
Woman’s Building receives CETA IV grant to hire and train staff
Spinning Offbegins publication
The Video Project launches to create fifteen public service announcements about issues vital to Los Angeles women
Woman’s Building celebrates fifth anniversary, raising Kate Millett’s Naked Lady sculpture to the roof of the building

Key Staff
Feminist Studio Workshop:
Nancy Angelo, Katja Biesanz, Sheila Levrant de Bretteville, Cheri Gaulke, Judith Golden, Vanalyne Green, Eloise Klein Healy, Laurel Klick, Leslie Labowitz, Suzanne Lacy, Martha Lifson (Ronk), Deena Metzger, Holly Prado, Arlene Raven, Faith Wilding, Terry Wolverton
Summer Art Program:Nancy Angelo, Cheri Gaulke, Vanalyne Green, Laurel Klick
Other Staff:Yolanda Alanis, Jerri Allyn, Nancy Angelo, Valerie Angers, director; Candace Compton, Debbie Fisher, Annette Hunt
Spinning Off Staff:Leslie Belt, Kathleen Burg, Nancy Fried, Linda Norlen, Joanne Parrent, Anne Phillips, Sandy Pinney, Maurine Renville, Virginia Roe, Jayne de Sasa, EK Waller, Terry Wolverton
Board of Directors:Judy Chicago, Sheila Levrant de Bretteville, Arlene Raven
Board of Lady Managers:FSW Faculty

Affiliated Groups
Ariadne: A Social Art Network
Center for Feminist Art Historical Studies
L.A. Women’s Video Center
Lesbian Art Project
Val’s Cafe
Women’s Graphics Center

Exhibitions
“The Wedding: Sandra McKee, Lin Lenhardt” (1/14)
“Fittings: Kathleen Kenyon” (1/14)
“Mickey McMahon, Irina Gronborg, Drawings” (date unknown)
“Landscapes: Bonnie Carpenter” (2/3)
“Inside/Out: Jennifer Bahart, Eva Vincent Bavenzi, Nora Chavooshain, Nat Dean, Kate Deloves, Bella Tabook Feldman, Doris Feldman, Loitta Fox, Julianne Frizzell, Kathy Goodue, Valerie Hardy, Robin Henderson, Joan Macine, Fran Martin, Anna Valentin Murch, Deborah Saloman, Rosalie Grey Thompson” (2/9)
“Inside the Dream: Aline LaPierre” (4/8)
“Women in Art Meets Life in Las Vegas: Suzanne Lacy, Leslie Labowitz” (4/17)
“Women in American Architecture: A Historic and Contemporary Perspective” (4/28–5/26)
“A Woman’s Image of Mass Media,” mural by Leslie Labowitz (date unknown)
Tapestries by Chilean Artists (7/22)
“Photographs by Debra Snow, Paintings by Marilyn Halevi” (7/22)
“Santa Barbara Women Artists: Bruria, Gilah Yelin Hirsch, Nancy Spero, Hella Hammid” (8/23–9/23) “Open Wall Gallery: Christine Lardo-Rhone, Nancy Fried” (11/11)
“Open Wall Gallery: Virginia Holt, Nan Tanly” (11/25)
“Books, Posters and Postcards by Women: Photography by Maria Karras” (12/16–1/16)

Performances
Mischief Mime Troupe (1/14)
Barbara Hammer (LAP) (date unknown)
Elaine Hartnell (date unknown)
Eleanora Duse:The Image of a Great Actress, by Lynn Middleton (date unknown)
Why Can’t a TV Cook a Potato?, children’s performance by Leslie Belt and Anne Mavor
The Waitresses—a performance group founded by Jerri Allyn and Anne Gauldin, with Leslie Belt, Denise Yarfitz, Patti Nicklaus, and Jane Wildman—presents a week-long series of performances and events citywide (2/25, 4/25)
FEMINA:An IntraSpace Voyage, collaborative performance conceived by Terry Wolverton, directed by Wolverton and Ann Shannon, with Norma Fragoso, Chutney Lu Gunderson, Trucky Parts, Jade Satterthwaite, and Dyana Silberstein, music by Sandra Wilson (6/2, 6/4, 6/9–10)
Midenhair Truth and Comedy (date unknown)
Nancy Karp and Company dance troupe (date unknown)
Myths About Rape,performances and activism in Las Vegas (Suzanne Lacy, Leslie Labowitz, FSW students) (date unknown)
Women Bound and Unbound,multimedia performance by Alida Walsh (7/15)
Wands, Cups, Swords and Pentacles: The Queen’s Review, performance by A Variety of Women (8/18–19)

Film and Video Art
Woman’s Building Film Series:
Valiby Diane and Sheldon Rochlin (1/7)
Films by Barbara Hammer (1/21)
Evening of films about women’s health (1/28)
Max Almy video art (3/25)
Kypseli: Women and Men Apart—A Divided Reality,film by Susannah M. Hoffman (5/19)
A Simple Matter of Justice, film by Ann Hassetts (5/14)
Women/Artist/ Filmmakers screening

Women’s Graphics Center
Women Designer’s Series:
Susan King (3/1)
April Greiman, Cynthia Marsh (3/8)
Alex Du Cane (3/8)
Nancy Donald (3/22)
Sheila de Bretteville (3/29)
Women’s Graphic Center Open House (5/24, 11/11)

Literary Events
Women Writers in Their Homes:
Deena Metzger (1/25)
Holly Prado (2/1)
Doris Baizley (2/8)
Wanda Coleman (2/15)
Eloise Klein Healy (2/22)
Susan Helenius (3/1)
Shirley Clarke (3/8),
Sherrie Sonnett (3/25)
Women Writers Series:
Honor Moore (4/23)
Margaret Atwood (5/7)
Eloise Klein Healy and Martha Lifson (5/28)

Educational Programs
Feminist Studio Workshop
Lesbian Art Project Program of Lesbian Education
Summer Art Program (begins 5/27)
Summer Graphics Program (dates unknown)
Judy Chicago slide lecture onThe Dinner Party(2/13)
Women in American Architecture lectures:
The Woman’s Building of 1893, Arlene Raven and Ruth Iskin (5/5)
Esther McCoy interviews Lutah Maria Riggs (5/12)
Sara Boutelle on Julia Morgan (5/13)
Women Writers on Written Space: Judith Rascoe, Gail Greene (5/21)
American Visions of Household Liberation: 1800–1930, by Dolores Hayden (5/26)
Summer Art Program Open House (4/23, 5/27)
Feminists Educators Workshops (9/8–15)
Feminist Studio Workshop Open House (9/16)

Extension Programs
The Money Seminar, Suzanne Dunn (2/4, 7/29)
Lesbian Creator Series, Z. Budapest (2/5)
Connecting with Children: Non-authoritarian Process, Jean Harrington (2/11)
Lesbian Art Worksharing (LAP) (2/12, 3/10, 10/29)
The Rebirth Experience, Suzanne Dunn (2/18)
Astrology, Beginning Instruction, Terry Wolverton (2/18)
Consciousness-Raising, Nancy Angelo (2/25)
Intensive Letterpress Workshop, Bonnie Carpenter (2/28)
Feeling to Form to Feeling to Form: Sheila de Bretteville, Jane Rosenzweig (3/4)
Life Plans, Shauna Jo (3/4)
Getting Shown, Being Known, Ruth Iskin (3/4, 5/20, 11/11)
Awakening through Poetry, Shulamis Yelin (4/15)
Art for All, Faith Wilding (4/17)
Beginning Photography, Maria Karras (4/17)
I Dream in Female, Karen Moonwoman (4/17)
Paint Women, Paint Yourself, Sandra McKee (4/17, 7/10)
Writing, Holly Prado (4/18, 7/11)
Career Planning for Women, Lynn Ebersold (4/18)
Yoga for Women, Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa (4/18)
The Lesbian Novel, Joy Fisher (4/19)
Photo Critique, Claire Henze (4/19)
Touch for Health, Karen Schneider (4/19)
Assertiveness Training, Valerie Kirkgaard (4/20)
Introduction in Mime, Jamie Wildman (4/20)
Class on Class, Vanalyne Green and Anne Phillips (4/20)
Feminist Radical Therapy, Bond Wright (4/20)
Auto Fundamentals, Nancy Mugridge and Nancy Crawford (4/22 and 29)
The Reemergence of Shamanistic Art, Nola Kurtz (4/22)
Clowns, Kaf Warman (4/22)
Socially Concerned Photography, Marion Palfi (4/22)
YOU are a Dancer, Katja Biesanz (4/22, 7/29)
In Search of Love, Valerie Kirkgaard (4/29, 8/26)
Financial Planning for Women, Rochelle Sherman (4/29)
Sailing: Theory and Practice, Jeannine Talley (5/1)
Relating to Power: Our Own and Others, Judith Goodman (5/6)
Reading in Our Own Voices, Terry Wolverton (5/6)
Reichian Workshop, Bond Wright (5/6)
Bio Energetic, Alicia Tasca (5/13)
Performers Workshop, Maggi Sutherland and Meg Brazill, Part 1 (5/13), Part 2 (5/14)
Women’s Healthcare, Debbie Fisher (5/20)
Journal Workshop for Women, Alice Bloch (5/20, 11/11)
First Aid Fundamentals of Animal Health Care, Donna den Boer (5/21)
Women’s Wall: A Collaborative Mural, Helene Aylon, Part 1 (5/21), Part 2 (5/28)
Women’s Sexuality: Fact and Fiction, Betty Willis Brooks (5/27, 8/19)
Square Dance for Women (6/24)
Using Your Voice, Holly Near and Torie Osborn (7/10)
Intermediate Photography, Maria Karras (7/10)
Alternative Environments for Women, Phyllis Birkby (7/11)
Jin Shin Do, Lonnie Friedman (7/12)
Guitar Skills for Beginners, Sandra Wilson (7/12)
Small Farm Stock for City Folks, Donna den Boer (7/13)
Your Basic Intro to Video, Phyllis Jeroslow (7/13)
Lesbian Poetry, Alice Bloch (7/13)
Art as a Healing Process, Nola Kurtz (7/15)
Interior Journeys through Writings, Holly Prado (7/17)
Disco Dance for the Feminist, Jena Lauren (7/22)
Assertiveness Training and Rape Self-Defense, Valerie Kirkgaard (7/22, 10/21)
The Journal and Creative Writing, Alice Bloch (8/5)
Women Artists and Technology, Marlene Oliver (8/5)
Anti-Rape and Self-Defense Workshop, Betty Willis Brooks (8/12, 10/29)
House Painting, Diana Johnson (8/19)
You Only Have Your Body, Arica Psycho-calisthenics, Connie Maske (8/26)
Financial Planning for Women, Shelly Sherman (8/26)
Hera (Betty Volker) Talks about Her Work (date unknown)
Typography, Layout, and Caring (TLC) Sheila de Bretteville (begins 10/9)
Silkscreen, Cynthia Stewart (begins 10/10)
Beginning Offset Printing, Donna Farnsworth (begins 10/10)
Writing, Holly Prado (10/10)
YOU are a Dancer, Katja Biesanz (10/11, 10/14)
Feminist Criticism, Arlene Raven (10/11)
Spanish for Educators, Miriam Abecia Vogelfanger (10/11)
Lesbian Poetry, Alice Bloch (10/12)
Sobrevivir (English class for Spanish speaking women) (10/12)
Drawing, Nancy Buchanan (10/14)Socially Concerned Photography, Marion Palfi (10/14)
Dance Sharing, Katja Biesanz (10/15)
Lesbian Creators Herstory, Arlene Raven (LAP) (10/15)
Your Body is Your Expression, Tamara Gilbert and Pamela Maloney (10/15, 11/13)
The Dog and Cat from Birth to Senescence, Donna den Boer (10/25)
How to Give a Reading, Eloise Klein Healy (10/28)
Auto Mechanics, Nancy Mugridge and Nancy Crawford, Part 1 (10/28), Part 2 (11/4)
Healthful Chinese cooking, Sue Wong (11/4)
Anatomy of a Book, Margaret Lecky (11/18)

Social and Community Events
Dinner at Val’s Cafe (1/6–7)
Women’s Health Day (1/28)
Susan B. Anthony organizing workshop and birthday celebration (2/12)
“Beyond the Backlash: The Politics and Visions of Susan B. Anthony,” lecture by Kathleen Barry at Susan B. Anthony celebration (2/12)
Dyke of Your Dreams Day Valentine Party and Dance (LAP) (2/14)
Mona Golabek, pianist, at Val’s Cafe
FEMINA Day at The Store (3/4)
Sunday Brunch at Val’s Cafe (3/19)
Dinner at Val’s Cafe (3/25)
Birthday party for Barbara Pascal, installation by Sandra McKee, performances by Cheri Gaulke and Jamie WildOne (7/7)
Hot August Night Dance (8/12)
Linda Tillery and Band concert and dance to benefit L.A. Women’s Video Project PSAs (Veteran’s Auditorium)
Feminist/Lesbian Dialogue, Arlene Raven and Terry Wolverton (LAP) (10/22)
Family of Women Dance (LAP) (12/15)