Women & Their Work and Mujeres Artistas del Suroeste presented an exhibition of Chicana artists of Texas and the southwest in two Austin locations during the month of March. Voces de la Mujer appeared at the Benson Latin American Collection on the University of Texas campus and at Las Manitas Avenue Cafe. A reception for the exhibition was held on March 8, International Women’s Day. The reception and exhibition were held in conjunction with the national conference of the National Association for Chicano Studies, which met in Austin, March 8-10.
Exhibition curated by Judith Baca of Los Angeles. Voces de la Mujer was an exhibition of paintings, drawings, and mixed-media work selected by Judith Baca of the Social and Political Arts Resource Center in Los Angeles. Baca is known for her work designing and directing the Great Wall of Los Angeles Mural Project. Voces de la Mujer featured the work of south Texas artists Alicia Arredondo, Santa Barraza, Nivia Gonzalez, Celia Munoz, Sylvia Orozco, Carmen Rodriguez, Tati Rubio, Marta Sanchez, and Terry Ybanez.
In addition, the work of eleven artists from California, Arizona, Colorado and New Mexico were included. Baca spoke at National Association for Chicano Studies Conference. Judy Baca, juror of the exhibition, spoke on Saturday, March 10, as part of the NACS Conference.