April 2022

News of the Women's Caucus for Art New Hampshire Chapter
WCANH Spring Meeting
Saturday, April 23, 2022, 1-3:30 pm
at The Epsom Public Library
1606 Dover Road (RT 202) Epson, NH
in person!
"Social Media - Building a Creative Business Online"
presented by Leea Begor
a Marketing/Graphic Design Specialist
For beginners through advanced users of social media who want to promote their creative work online.
We'll also have a Pecha Kucha style member slideshow
Learn about our upcoming events and exhibits
See your friends and make new ones
All are invited, bring a friend!
it’s FREE!

Dear Artists

What’s So Important About Social Media?

For many of us, social media is not something we learned about when we were teens. In fact the learning curve for using social media is quite steep the older we are! But, social media is here to stay.

The term social media marketing (SMM) refers to the use of social media and social networks to market a company’s and nonprofit’s offerings. Social media marketing provides a way to engage with existing customers and reach new ones while allowing them to promote their desired culture, mission, or tone.
The Women’s Caucus for Art-NH is embarking on a social media campaign to boost our image and help inform NH residents of our activities. To do this we have hired a college student to help post information on social media about WCA-NH activities. Madison Bowen, our social media intern, is a sophomore at Emmanuel College in Boston. We are very excited to have her help us with getting the word out about WCA-NH.

Val Long

The 2022 WCA/NH Annual Scholarship
We are now taking applications for the 2022 Women’s Caucus for Art/New Hampshire Chapter (WCA/NH) Annual Scholarship, to be awarded to a deserving female identified undergraduate student majoring in one of the visual arts, at a degree-granting New Hampshire college or university. The student must be a full-time resident of New Hampshire and the deadline was April 1, 2022. (Please note that we are no longer accepting submissions from graduate students).
We are so pleased to have received 14 entries and will be making the difficult decision soon. The winner will be notified by May 1, 2022 and awarded a $1,000 college scholarship* plus a one-year membership in WCA/NH, including exhibition opportunities. The $1,000 scholarship payable to the school upon confirmation of enrollment. Payment will be made to Bursars Office by winner’s next semester.

In the Midst of Things Patricia Schappler

I have work at the Lassonde exhibit open through May 1st at the Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery in Portsmouth. This piece was purchased by a collector in India.
Whew! It’s been a busy month. 
The piece below was accepted to the Lassonde exhibit at NHAA exhibit in Portsmouth. 
~Patricia Schappler

The Role of Art and Activism in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Education
Amanda Banks chairs a multimedia session on the role of art and activism in STEM education. Panelists will present projects that brought art into traditionally STEM disciplines such as life-science, medicine and engineering. The advantages of a more holistic education will be considered and innovative projects such as art made via bacterial culture will be presented.
Panel Chair: Amanda Banks
Panelists: Jessica Nunno, Sarah Adkins-Jablonsky, Phoebe Burns
To join this zoom presentation:

Women's Caucus for Art is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Second Saturday Sessions | The Role of Art and Activism in Science
Time: Apr 9, 2022 01:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 846 3966 6620
Passcode: 978439

For more information see national wca.org

North Country Studio Workshops Beginning Again!
After a break for COVID, North Country Studio Workshops (NCSW) is holding their workshops again at Bennington College, Bennington, VT in January 2023. The week-long workshops are an intensive education in a particular craft and also include exposure to other crafts with presentations at night. Registration will begin in the summer of 2022. Go to ncsw.org for more information.
~Valerie Long

The Flower of Youth by Susan Wei

Kate Higley is currently showing four collagraph prints at the Brush Gallery in Lowell, MA in a group exhibit of printmakers from the The North of Boston Print Collaborative. The exhibit runs through Sunday, April 10. She also has seven black and white prints on display at Twiggs Gallery in Boscawen, NH in the Abstract Impact show which runs through May 28. Kate has become a resident artist at The Art Center in Dover where she maintains a public facing studio. The Art Center is generally open to the public inside the Washington St Mills in Dover.

~Kate Higley

Whew! It’s been a busy month. 
The piece above was accepted to the Lassonde exhibit at NHAA exhibit in Portsmouth. 
This painting is on display at Twiggs Gallery in Boscowen NH. Abstract/Interact
I have another painting that will soon be on view at Two Villages Art Society in Contoocook NH, That show is called ECHOES....quilts in response to paintings. Mine, however, is a painting in response to a quilt!
~Ann Saunderson

It has been a long winter of renovations, but I’ve finally moved! Here is a peek at the new studio with “before and after” photos!   https://maundymitchell.com/a-peek-at-the-new-studio-with-before-after-photos/
The new studio is a street-level storefront at 62 Main Street in Plymouth, just a stone’s throw from my old studio. I have been serving clients from historic buildings in Plymouth since 2012 – starting with my first studio in this building (The Fox Block). 
The new space has high ceilings. It’s easy to enter, and it’s really easy to find. There is still more to do – I’m still finding places for things and ways to organize, and the sign will be installed soon — but I’m ready to welcome you!
I'm planning a New Studio Open House for Friday, April 29 (more about that soon)! In the meantime, if you’d like to come see for yourself, or talk about a portrait session, headshots, or tintypes, call or email. 603-236-2637 / maundy@maundymitchell.com.
I look forward to working with you all at 62 Main Street, Plymouth, NH!

Spring Photo Class Starts April 22!
You can learn to take great photos in four weeks. My popular photo course "Introduction to Digital Photography" is returning this spring. This small group photography course will be held at my new studio at 62 Main Street in downtown Plymouth, NH. The class will meet on four Friday mornings from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m., April 22, 29, & May 6, 13.
For more information and to register: https://maundymitchell.com/learn-to-take-great-photos/
~Maundy Mitchell


Marian Federspiel Exhibiting at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
March 22, 2022—June 29, 2022
Cancer Center Waiting Area Hallway
42 digital paintings are on display
Marian's work can also be seen at Artistic Roots, Main Street Plymouth.
~Marian Federspiel

WCANH Spring Meeting Pecha Kucha Style Slide Show
Are you planning to attend our Spring Meeting on April 23? If so, please participate in our Pecha Kucha style slide show!
A Pecha kucha is a fun, fast paced slide presentation. Pick 7 of your artworks that you want to talk about. You will have approximately 10 seconds to talk about each of your slides.
Upload your images to our handy dandy, self-service, Google slide show.
1.    Go to: 
2.    Do not download the slide show. Work on it online.
3.    Scroll down and find the first slide that says "Your Name Here". It should be followed by 7 blank slides.
4.    Select the "Your Name Here" on the slide and type in your name.
5.    Drag and drop your 7 images from your computer to the next 7 empty slides. Or, go to the menu at the top and select “Insert” and “Image”.
6.    If you need to rotate your image, click to select it, go to the menu at the top and choose “Arrange” and then “Rotate”
7.    If you need to adjust the size of your artwork to fit the slide, drag on the handles.
8.    To center your artwork, click and drag it. Or click to select it, go to the menu at the top and choose “Arrange” and then “Center”
9.    If you have fewer than 7 images, you can delete your empty slides, or leave them blank.
10. Do not touch anyone else’s slides.
11. Close the browser window when you are done.
12. You can go back anytime and make changes to your presentation.
13. Editing will close on April 22 at 9pm.
14. If it’s behaving strangely, more than one person may be working on it at the same time. Stop and visit it again. Please don’t wait till the last minute.
15. Thank you for participating!
16. Don’t worry, I will go through and tidy it all up at the end.
17. Email me if you are have any questions or problems: donnacatanzaro1@gmail.com




Two Villages Art Society 
486 Main Street, Contoocook NH 03229

March 18 – April 10, 2022

12:00 - 4:00 pm
Wednesday - Sunday

This is a beautiful show.
Stop by if you can!

*Participating artists meetup is scheduled for Thursday, April 14 at 11am. There will be time for conversations about each artists work followed by pizza!

  The Harris Center in Hancock

Plein Air with a Flair paint day for artists and photographers is scheduled for Saturday, July 16th. Actors from Project Shakespeare will be in costume on the grounds of The Harris Center for Conservation in Hancock. The public is invited to observe and to enjoy the day! A show opening for the art works that will be on display in their hall will take place on Friday, August 12, from 5 to 7 pm. Kim Olmstead is the featured speaker.
WCANH Art Cruise
Save the Date!
You are invited to join fellow artists to cruise the picturesque Lake Sunapee from 11:30am ton 1:00pm on Saturday, September 17, 2022! Unique opportunity for you and your artist guests to meet and chat about your art. Specific details to come later.

"Eyes on Fire"
This new show will open on Friday, September 9, at the Newport Library Arts Center. Look for the Call to Art SOON.

Linda Greenwood,
Exhibitions Chair
From the PODS

Want to learn more about PODS? Heather Lord wrote about them in Pulse.If you missed her article, Click Here
They are "Artshares" and more!

The Lakes Region Group 
The Lakes Region Group  Monthly meeting will be on Saturday, April 9th at 10am-12 at the Meredith Community Center,   1 Circle Dr, Meredith, NH. We meet the second Saturday of each month at the community center.  We welcome WCA members and non-members to attend our meeting and we do enjoy a good show and tell, techniques, art books and anything related to art that the group will enjoy!  If you would like to join or know of someone who might be interested please contact Anne McMillan at 2amcmillan@gmail.com for more information. 

Our May meeting will be on May 14th at the Meredith Community Center at 10am.

Artist's Meeting Point (AMP)
AMP, the just north of Concord Pod, will be meeting at 10 a.m. on April 11th and then May 9th.  We'll be sharing our art work and ideas, so please bring a piece(s) to the table. If you would like to stay, bring your own lunch to enjoy with us from 12 - 1. This all happens at TWIGGS Gallery in Boscawen, exit 17 off of I93.  Questions?  Email adele.sanborn@gmail.com

Monadnock Pod (ModPod)
The Monadnock Pod is resuming in-person monthly gatherings on Thursday, April 7, at 7 pm. Please contact Linda Greenwood (linda@greenwoodbiz.com) for specifics. All are welcome!
The Monadnock Pod and the Central Massachusetts WCA Chapter is planning a joint show at the Jaffrey Civic Center for June. “Essentially Colors” will focus on how artists can produce various reactions and especially meaningful emotions from viewers through presentation of a variety of colors. Contact Linda Greenwood (linda@greenwoodbiz.com) for details.

Plymouth Pod
Plymouth POD will meet at 3:30 on Sunday April 24, and the third Sunday of each month. We will meet on Zoom in February.
All artists welcome. You do not have to be a WCANH member. We enjoy each other's company when we can, and zoom when we feel it is dangerous. If you want to join in, please email Paulette to put you on the list for notifications and information.
Also, watch your emails as sometimes there are last minute changes.

This state wide POD meets the first Tuesday of each month. The next meeting
will May 3, at 6:30. Everyone invited! Email info@wcanh.org for codes.


Artist Trading Card’s for 2022

In 2022 we are changing up our Artist Trading Card Swap bit, to bring fresh inspiration to our (increasingly popular!) swap. Participation was amazing in 2021 and I hope it will continue to grow next year. In 2022, we will use two inspirations each month – the first, a female artist and two, a medium which was not their primary creative technique. My suggestion would be to familiarize yourself with the artists work, then use the suggested medium to create your cards. But of course “rules” were made to be broken so realistically anything goes, with the only exception being the size of the card that you create. I will also be asking participants to make eight cards this year, two more than before, because participation has been so high and I want to share as much art as possible with all of our members.
If you are unfamiliar with Artist Trading Cards, they are little pieces of art that we trade, much like kids used to trade baseball cards back in the day. We ask that each participating artist make eight cards, based on the inspirational jumping off points listed below, every other month. Mail them to me at the address below with a self-addressed stamped envelope included. I will then assemble a random collection of cards for each participant, and one complete set for the archives. Your surprise collection of ATC’s will arrive in the mail a couple of weeks after the deadline! I challenge you to give it a try, especially if you never have made ATC’s before – it might provide a creative spark you weren’t expecting.
If you are making an ATC, there is really only one necessary guideline.
They measure 2 ½” x 3 ½”.
After that, it’s all up to you! ATC’s can be made of any material you think of. Many people cut watercolor paper to size and base their work on that, but we have ATC’s in our archives made entirely of fiber, glass and acetate, to name a few. Be creative! Polymer clay, metal, thin sheets of wood, quilting - what is your specialty? ATC’s can be dimensional or flat, painted or collaged, have moving pieces, tags, folds, embellishments or anything you can dream up. They just must stay within the 2 ½” x 3 ½” format. Bring your skill set to the practice and see what happens.
Please include the following information on the back of your ATC (or include it with each card in some other way): Your name, the date, and website if you have one. It is also a nice idea to include the themes that inspired you. Send your EIGHT cards with a self-addressed, stamped envelope (VERY important, if you want to receive cards back!!) and get them to me around the 1st of the month. If you have any questions about the program, or want to let me know your cards are on their way, please e-mail me at WendyAyotte67@gmail.com.

The themes for 2022 are:

Swap 3: Due June 1 - pencil, inspired by the work of Elizabeth Catlett
Swap 4: Due Aug. 1 - ink, inspired by the work of Elaine Sturtevant
Swap 5: Due Oct. 1 - paper piecing, inspired by the work of Judy Chicago
Swap 6: Due Dec. 1 - embroidery, inspired by the work of Alma Thomas

Mail your eight ATC’s and a self-addressed, stamped envelope to Wendy Ayotte, 76 Christmas Tree Lane, Milford, NH 03055. Every month surprises me when I see the cards other artists come up with. We all start with the same inspiration, but end up with completely different products! Look for photos in future newsletters, and join us!

I've joined the Painting With Fire Team!
26 artists sharing their knowledge and expertise plus you get to peek into their practice and see what is behind the scenes and what inspires them. Plus a look at their studio setup!
Over 50 hours of tuition for $249 (EARLY BIRD PRICE).
Classes delivered each Wednesday approximately 12 noon EST as prerecorded video and once they are available you can watch whenever you wish.
Lifetime access to all classes.

2022 classes start April 27th.

~ Debra Claffey
For the first time, one of my "Stamp" digital collages, dissimilar to normal technique and style of Loretta CR Hubley has been accepted into a juried show: "What Next" into the Cambridge Members Prize Show.

~Loretta CR Hubley
Board Meeting
Third Thursday,
April21, 2022
3:30 pm
On Zoom
To be included, email Donna Catanzaro (donnacatanzaro1@gmail.com)

Exhibition Meeting
Second Thursday
April 14, 2022
10 am
On Zoom
To be included, email Linda Greenwood

Edith Weiler 

This grant is for WCA/NH members who wish to expand their expertise in the visual Arts through workshops, seminars, or classes

For more information, to apply or to donate

Members Businesses

These are businesses owned by WCA/NH members. It only makes sense that we support each other every way we can. Please email me (paulettebrace00@gmail.com) if you would like your business listed. Please put ArtGenda in the subject line so I am sure to see it.
Contemporary Portrait Gallery
Mechanic Street
Dover, NH
Owner: Danielle Festa

Artist Services 
Open for online workshops and one person in-studio workshops in Printing without a Press, Encaustic Mixed Media, and more. Check debraclaffey.com/workshops for details.
owner: Debra Claffey
Studio for Fine Art
22A Berkely St.
Nashua NH 03064
Art Instruction by Arrangement
specializing in drawing, watercolor & etching 
owner: Loretta CR Hubley

Maundy Mitchell Photography
Portrait Photography
Main Street
Plymouth, NH 03264
owner: Maundy Mitchell

Meredith Frame Shop
73 Main Street, Meredith, NH
owner: Davida Cook

Twiggs Gallery
254 King Street
Boscawen, NH 03303
owner: Adele Sanborn
Gallery now open!

MacDonald Fine Art 
43 Gilford East Dr.
Gilford, NH
(603) 527-8255
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See you next month!
Paulette Brace,
 The mission of the Women's Caucus for Art is to create community through 
art, education, and social activism.