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Founded in 2013 by artist and curator Lauren Cross, WoCA Projects is an non-profit, arts organization exhibiting contemporary artworks by local, national, and international women artists of color, as well as art works by artists of all backgrounds that reference diverse lived experiences. WoCA Projects aims to highlight the works of women artists of color through exhibitions, film screenings, artist talks and lectures, and community arts education.
 
WoCA Projects defines "women of color" as women of African, Native American, indigenous, Latina/Chicana, Asian/Pacific Islander, and Arab/Mediterranian descent, as well as women representing diverse ethnicities and nationalities within and outside the U.S. And while we primarily feature women of color, we also feature works by women and male artists of all colors who use their art as a medium to celebrate, to challenge, and to complicate hegemonic perceptions of identity. 
 
From 2013-2015, WoCA Projects was located inside the Riverside Arts District, a local community of arts studio spaces and diverse arts venues along Race Street, in the Riverside neighborhood of Fort Worth, Texas. Currently, WoCA Projects now operates through satelite exhibitions and programs throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth region, and expanding into other parts of the world.
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About Founder/ Director/Curator Lauren Cross
Lauren Cross is an artist, curator, and filmmaker whose work has been screened and exhibited across the country. Cross earned her BA (2006') in Art, Design, and Media from Richmond, the American International University in London, England, and her MFA (2010') in Visual Arts from Lesley University in Cambridge, MA. Her feature film, The Skin Quilt Project, was an official selection for the 2010 International Black Women's Film Festival in Berkeley, CA and screened at various museums, universities/colleges, and community organizations across the country. She is a passionate advocate for diversity in the arts, and has written and contributed research in fields of women's studies, visual studies, and multicultural studies. In 2013, Cross was among three Fort Worth artists selected for the 2013 Fort Worth Weekly Visionary Awards, and in 2014 named #32 of 100 Top Creatives by the Dallas Observer.
 
Executive Board
Lauren Cross
Loretta Ausbie
Kendra Shepherd
Jeanette Cosley
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