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A Visit by Officials from the Bureau for the Validation of Art
Sharon Bennett & Sarah Dixon, The Women's Art Activation System

Officials from the Bureau for the Validation of Art offered artists and venues participating in the Art Licks Weekend, the opportunity to submit their work for validation. Using a systematic approach, The Officials made a decision on whether the art is valid as art and if so, provided an official stamp and docket recording the validation.


The Women’s Art Activation System (WAAS) is an artist collective formed in December 2016 with the aim to support, explore and promote women’s art.

By playfully appropriating models from institutions such as corporate business, government, healthcare, and the military, The WAAS seeks to develop systems for the activation of women’s art that can be applied in many different cultural, temporal and physical settings.

Images: Sharon Bennett, Sarah Dixon, Creekside Artists, Holly Willats, 

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