December 14 Holiday Luncheon to spotlight women artists’ initiative By Cathy Locke

Celebrate the holiday season and learn about efforts to increase women artists’ representation in gallery exhibitions at our annual Holiday Luncheon on Saturday, Dec. 14, at Northridge Country Club, 7600 Madison Ave., in Fair Oaks.

The event is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., with lunch served at 11 a.m.  (Please note that the starting time is an hour earlier than the time listed in the membership directory.)

Sacramento artist Katherine Lemke Waste will speak on the nationwide initiative by the nonprofit organization American Women Artists to place more art by women artists in museums over the next quarter-century.

According to the National Museum of Women in the Arts, only 3 percent to 5 percent of the artwork in permanent museum collections worldwide are works by women. Yet, Waste noted in a 2015 article in The Sacramento Bee, women make up more than half the working artists in the United States.

In 2017, American Women Artists launched “25 in 25”, an initiative to secure 25 museum exhibitions for its women artist members over the next 25 years.

In the spirit of giving, we will again collect new or gently used books for Love, Talk, Read at our Holiday Luncheon. The organization particularly seeks books this year for children age 5 and younger.

Menu selections are chicken piccata with whipped potatoes and seasonal vegetables, or cheese ravioli with baby carrots with lemon crème sauce (vegetarian). A vegan meal is available by request. Salad, bread, coffee, tea and lemoncello raspberry cake are included in the lunch. The price is $32. Parking is free, and there is a full no-host bar.

Reservations are due by Monday, Dec. 9. Click here to print the reservation form if you wish to pay by check made payable to AAUW Sacramento. Mail to Cathy Locke – her address is available in the directory – or click here to register and pay by credit card via Eventbrite.