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Lorraine O'Grady

Lorraine O'Grady is among the honorees for the 2022 Lifetime Achievement Honorees by the Women's Caucus for Art.

The institution's press release follows:

The Women’s Caucus for Art announces the 2022 Lifetime Achievement Honorees and plans for the celebration on Saturday, February 19, 2022 at the Hilton Chicago Midtown, 720 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL. The Women’s Caucus for Art (WCA) is pleased to announce the recipients for the 2022 WCA Lifetime Achievement (LTA) Awards: Lynda Benglis, Beate Minkovski, Gladys Nilsson, Lorraine O’Grady, and Linda Vallejo. The recipient for the President's Award for Art & Activism is Sabrina Nelson, and the new WCA Emerging Artist Award will be awarded to Ashley January.

The celebration kicks off on the evening of Saturday, February 19 with a cocktail reception featuring a cash bar and the opportunity to mingle with other guests from 4:30– 5:30 pm. The Awards ceremony celebrating the life and work of these extraordinary women in the arts takes place from 5:30–7:30 pm and is free and open to the public. Doors for the awards ceremony will open to the general public beginning at 5:15 pm. A ticketed gala reception will take place from 7:30–9:30 pm. Guests purchasing gala tickets will be treated to food stations, butlered treats, an open bar, and the opportunity to meet and congratulate the awardees.

The annual Women’s Caucus for Art Lifetime Achievement Awards are held during the WCA and College Art Association (CAA) conferences. This year, the LTA awards take on even more significance as it is the 50th anniversary of WCA.

The Women’s Caucus for Art is a national member organization with chapters throughout the United States. It is unique in its multidisciplinary, multicultural membership of artists, art historians, students, educators, and museum professionals. The mission of the Women’s Caucus for Art is to create community through art, education, and social activism. WCA is committed to recognizing the contribution of women in the arts; providing women with leadership opportunities and professional development; expanding networking and exhibition opportunities for women; supporting local, national and global art activism; and advocating for equity in the arts for all.