August 2021

News of the Women's Caucus for Art New Hampshire Chapter
Anne McMillan, wca/nh treasurer, was the recipient of the Surface Design Association (SDA) Award for Excellence for the SDA juried show "Tension: Process in the Making" currently at Twiggs Gallery in Boscawen through September 4th.  Other members and artists that you know are also in the show. Stop by and take a look!

Dear Artists
Our Fall meeting will be coming up in September, and my stint as President will end. It’s been an adventure these past two years, full of challenges, but lots of good times too! Boy, did it go by fast. And now it’s time for a new President, and we have room for other positions on our Board too. Won’t you join us? We are a fun, productive and efficient Board. We meet on Zoom once a month on the third Thursday from 3:30 – 5pm. Some of us have been members for many years, and some are brand new to the organization. Together we brainstorm to come up with new programs, activities, and ways to serve our membership. Won’t you consider joining us? If every member took a turn on the Board we’d be in great shape, plus we’d have a better idea what members want. Drop me an email and I’ll send you the Zoom link for our next meeting on August 19. You can check it out and see if you like it, no commitment. In fact, any member can sit in on our meetings, anytime, just email us for the password: or
Thanks for being a member!
Donna Catanzaro
WCANH Chapter President

Save the Date
Annual Fall Meeting in Person!
Saturday September 18, 1-3pm
Twiggs Gallery, Boscawen NH
During our Kick-Start! Exhibit
Joan Hanley will give a talk on Selling art and creating a financially sustainable art practice
Kick Start! Artist Talk
See your friends, make new ones and network
All are invited, bring a friend it’s free!
We will also provide this even through Zoom for those that can’t make it in person.
Feeling Loss in Color
by Brenda Wilbert

I created "Feeling Loss in Color" after the passing of my husband.



September 8 at 8 pm EST
Hold Still: A Memoir with Photographs
By Sally Mann
Host: Allicette Torres, International Caucus Chair and WCA Director
Co-Host: Annette Coleman, Colorado Chapter

In this groundbreaking book, a unique interplay of narrative and image, Mann's preoccupation with family, race, mortality, and the storied landscape of the American South are revealed as almost genetically predetermined, written into her DNA by the family history that precedes her.

Art After Hours -
Thursday, August 26, 4-6 p.m. 
You’re invited! 

Open Studio with Art & Live Music on August 26. You’re invited! 
On Thursday, August 26, from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m., Maundy Mitchell Photography will hold “Art After Hours,” at the studio at 2 Post Office Square, Plymouth, NH. 
The event is free, and it will be both indoors and out. Outside, we’ll have live saxophone music by Mark Flynn, sidewalk chalk, and more!
Inside, the guest artist will be Jennifer Alba, who will show her latest embroidery art.  Maundy Mitchell will show new portrait work, including unpublished mixed media portraits. You can tour the studio, and see the newest tintype room and darkroom vault.
Stop by Maundy Mitchell Photography on August 26. Enjoy art and live music. Have a glass of wine, eat chocolate, and chat with community artists!
Museum of the White Mountains at Plymouth State University
Call for art
"From Isolation to Community"

Plymouth area artists are invited to submit work to our upcoming exhibition: "From Isolation to Community" opening this October! Work will focus on art created during the pandemic.

This exhibition is open and free to artists of all ages in the Plymouth NH region, including those who live, work, study, or are part of artistic groups and organizations in the wider area. Co-curated by Suzan Gannett (Suzan Gannett Bead Creations) and Maundy Mitchell (Maundy Mitchell Photography)

Online submission open through September 3, 2021. Visit our website to learn more and submit your art!
Indoor Outdoor by Marcia Santore

My painting "Indoor Outdoor" (18x24, acrylic) was juried into:
The Grandeur of Color
MVA Gallery
Bethlehem PA
Join Us!

WCANH Field Trip to the League of NH Craftsmen’s Fair at Mt. Sunapee
Mt. Sunapee Resort, Newbury, NH
Tuesday, August 10, 11am
Meet near the Information Booth at 11am
Bring your own lunch or plan to purchase lunch at the Fair

Mail Box Ballot Dump by Sue Pretty

Come to the Sunapee Fair and see Sue's piece which won Best in Weaving! Congratulations Sue!



September 11
1 - 3 pm

A WCA/NH Members Open Exhibit
Sept 11 - Oct 31

Twiggs Gallery

254 King Street,
Boscawen NH 03303
Questions? Contact Exhibition Coordinator Linda Greenwood,; 617.899.3802 cell

From the Exhibitions Committee:

Exhibitions Committee is planning a winter show, “The Colors of Winter.” There is more than “white” and “grey” around us in the cold months. Keep posted for details and call to art.

Linda Greenwood

Red is Best by Alma Grand

See this fun piece of Ink, gouache and block print ink on Arches at the "Kick Start" exhibit!


Hidden in Plain Sight
Augmented Reality Art Walk

The New Hampshire Business Committee for the Arts, in partnership with Membit, Inc., presents an augmented reality art-experience in four regions of NH, including Dartmouth-Hitchcock in Lebanon, Arms Park in Manchester, Market Square in Portsmouth and the Mountain View Grand Resort in Whitefield.
There is a group walk Agust 10 between 11:30am and 2:00pm

For more info and free tickets

Artist Trading Card’s for 2021
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 six cards, based on a set of themes every other month, and mail them to me. I will then assemble a random collection of cards for each participant, and one set for the archives. Your surprise collection of ATC’s will arrive in the mail a week or two 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 guideline. They measure 2 ½” x 3 ½”. After that, it’s all up to you! ATC’s can be made of any material your creative mind can 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, wood, quilting - what is your specialty? ATC’s can be dimensional or flat, painted or collaged, have moving pieces, tags, embellishments or anything you can dream up. Bring your skill set to the practice and see what happens.

In our swap, we use three themes – or jumping off points – to inspire our cards. You can use just one of the suggestions, combine two, or incorporate all three in your ATC. They are only meant as a starting point, and you should bring your own perspective, talents and voice each time you make your cards. 

Create a set of six (or seven, if you want to keep one of your own) to make it easy, fun, and cohesive.

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 the theme(s) you chose. You may also want to include your website, e-mail, or other contact information. 

Send your SIX 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, please e-mail me at

The themes for the remainder of 2021 are:
Swap 3: Autumn colors, leaf rubbings & crayons due October 1
Swap 4: White, geometric shapes & glitter, due December 1
Mail your six 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,

From the PODS

Want to learn more about PODS? Heather Lord explained all in Pulse 
If you missed her article, Click Here

The Lakes Region Group  
he Lakes Region Group  Monthly meeting will be on August 14th at 10am-12 in person.  We will be meeting at a members home so please contact Anne McMillan for the details. We welcome WCA members and non-members to attend our meeting and we do enjoy a good show and tell!  If you would like to join or know of someone who might be interested please contact Anne McMillan at for more information. 

Artist's Meeting Point (AMP)
AMP, the just north of Concord Pod, will be meeting at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, August 9
and then September 13. We'll be sharing our art work and ideas. We will meet in person at TWIGGS Gallery. Bring a lawn chair and your work to show!! Also if you want to stay for lunch (12-1), bring that as well for our outside chitchat and in person catch up. We will have a Zoom component……on this part we will try our best!! This all happens at TWIGGS Gallery in Boscawen, exit 17 off of I93. Questions? Email

Monadnock Pod (ModPod)
The Monadnock Pod will hold its next meeting on Thursday, August 12, 5:30 pm at Barbara Danser’s home in Jaffrey Center. Bring your own supper and art to share.
Contact: Linda Greenwood (617)899-3802

Plymouth Pod
Plymouth POD will meet IN PERSON Sunday, August 22 at 3:30, downstairs at Artistic Roots, Main Street, Plymouth.
All artists welcome. You do not have to be a WCANH member.
If you would like to be included by FT or Zoom, please email Paulette
We plan to go back to once a month, at lease this summer.

This state wide POD meets the first Tuesday of each month. The next meeting
will be September 7 and then October 5 at 6:30. Everyone invited! Email info@wcanh.orgfor codes.our copy should address 3 key questions: Who am I writing for? (Audience) Why should they care? (Benefit) What do I want them to do here? (Call-to-Action)

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From Your Editor

Like to see your art here? Want more art friends at your exhibitions? Find something fun or informative to share?

Contributions to the newsletter will be due by the fifth of each month.

Please send articles, information and images to

Please put "ArtGenda" in the subject line so I am sure to see it. Please send photos. If you include people, I like to print their names. While I send prompts, you don't need to wait for them.

If I miss something you send, please send again with a nice note and I will include it next time.

See you next month!

Paulette Brace,

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

WCA/NH is part of a national organization that promotes the advancement of women in the visual arts through educational programs, networking and exhibition opportunities.
At 104 members, our NH chapter is one of the largest of the 21 chapters in the USA .
National WCA has asked each state to design a flag to celebrate our 50 year anniversary. This is our flag designed by Deb Claffey and accepted by our membership several years ago.
Be Proud!

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 ( if you would like your business listed. Please put ArtGenda in the subject line so I am sure to see it.

Artist Services
Open for online workshops and one person in-studio workshops in Printing without a Press, Encaustic Mixed Media, and more. Check 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!

PR Tarbell Fine Art 
236 Hopkinton Road
Concord NH
Gallery Open December 14 - 15
10 am - 4 pm, otherwise by appointment
603-496-2014 or

MacDonald Fine Art 
43 Gilford East Dr.
Gilford, NH
(603) 527-8255

Open to all Members, please join us!
Board Meeting
Third Thursday,
August 19, 2021
3:30 pm
On Zoom
To be included, email Donna Catanzaro (
Exhibition Meeting
Second Thursday
August 12, 2021
10 am
On Zoom
To be included, email Linda Greenwood

 The mission of the Women's Caucus for Art is to create community through 
art, education, and social activism.