Greater Opportunities for Women Artists is Holiday Luncheon Speaker’s Goal By Cathy Locke

Katherine Lemke Waste

Women make up more than half the working artists in the United States, but only 3 percent to 5 percent of the artwork in permanent museum collections worldwide are works by women, according to the National Museum of Women in the Arts.

The guest speaker for our annual Holiday Luncheon, Sacramento artist Kathrine Lemke Waste, will discuss “25 in 25,” an initiative launched in 2017 by American Women Artists to secure 25 museum exhibitions for its women artist members over the next 25 years.

The luncheon is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at Northridge Country Club, 7600 Madison Ave., in Fair Oaks. (Please note that the starting time is an hour earlier than the time listed in the  membership directory.) Lunch will be served at 11 a.m.

Waste is a watercolorist whose paintings and writings about the Sacramento region’s agricultural riches were featured in a weekly visual column, “One Perfect Thing,” in The Sacramento Bee.

Her work was featured in Sunset Magazine’s Arizona Idea House, and her painting “Satsuma Mandarins” was selected for display in the California State Senate’s 8th Annual California Contemporary Art Collection.

Waste studied at the Rhode Island School of Design and taught for 15 years at California state colleges and universities, including UC San Diego and California State University, Chico. She teaches watercolor workshops at the Crocker Art Museum, as well as workplace workshops on creativity and innovation.

As at past Holiday Luncheons, we will collect new and gently used books for Love, Talk, Read. The organization particularly seeks books this year for children age 5 and younger.

Luncheon 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 limoncello 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 go here to register and pay by credit card on Eventbrite.