December 2021

News of the Women's Caucus for Art New Hampshire Chapter
The mission of the Women’s Caucus for Art is to create community through art, education, and social activism

Dear Artists

As COVID persists in evolving forms, WCA-NH continues to be a strong professional organization for female artists. Exhibitions are planned for the coming months as well as fun activities such as a Lake Sunapee luncheon cruise in September. As you can see, your Board is working diligently for our members.

One of the other things we do is look for new galleries in New Hampshire to visit and possibly exhibit. With that, Portsmouth has a new gallery/museum, The MONA - The Museum of New Art located on 135 Congress Street in Portsmouth, NH. Their website is: https://www.monaportsmouth.org/visit/. It looks to be a very interesting gallery and I would encourage you to make an effort to visit.

Wishing you and your family a very merry and safe holiday and wonderful 2022!

Val Long
President

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WCA ART BOOK CLUB

The WCA Art Book Club was formed in partnership with the WCA Colorado Chapter to foster understanding of women in the arts and their contributions. Books are chosen by members and discussed bi-monthly via Zoom. Join us for first our pick for 2022!
January 12 at 8 pm EST
The Heart: Frida Kahlo in Paris
by Marc Petitjean
This intimate account offers a new, unexpected understanding of the artist’s work and of the vibrant 1930s surrealist scene.
In 1938, just as she was leaving Mexico for her first solo exhibition in New York, Frida Kahlo was devastated to learn from her husband, Diego Rivera, that he intended to divorce her. This latest blow followed a long series of betrayals, most painful of all his affair with her beloved younger sister, Cristina, in 1934. In early 1939, anxious and adrift, Kahlo traveled from the United States to France—her only trip to Europe, and the beginning of a unique period of her life when she was enjoying success on her own.
DETAILS:
Click here to register via WCA Colorado https://www.wcaco.org/copy-of-news-events

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Museum of the White Mountains at Plymouth State University

"From Isolation to Community"

Silver Center for the Arts
October 16 to February 18
Open M - F, 7am - 7pm

Co-curators Suzan Gannet and Maundy Mitchell

From WCA/NH or our Pods,

Liz Grace
Janet Cocchiaro
Maryellen Sakura
Elizabeth D'Amici
Alma Grand
Annette Mitchell
Suzan Gannett
Susan Lirakis
Martha Stevermer
Davida Cooke
Joan Barnum
Marian Federspiel
Cilla Sheehan
Betsy Ayotte
Mimzie Uhler
Kimberly JB Smith
Paulette Brace
Maundy Mitchell

This is a great show with 90 pieces. It is worth the trip!

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Valerie Long at the Epsom Library
1606 Dover Road, Epsom NH
November 16 -December 26
The library is not open on Fridays and Sundays and closes at 1pm on Saturdays.
10am - 7 pm all other days.

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Free Zine Workshop

Intro to Self-publishing Zines with Cristina Hajosy, WCA member.
Zines are fun, spontaneous, mini magazines. They require few supplies, can be designed quickly, and are easily distributed. While zines can take many forms, we’ll be using the “Oxplow” – aka, “Hotdog”, “Hamburger”, or “Center-cut Accordion” during this hands-on Zoom workshop. Please bring some simple copy paper and scissors to create your templates. The session will be recorded, and technique handout will be included in the chat. Questions or comments: cristina@hajosyarts.com  www.hajosyarts.com more info: https://newenglandbookartists.org/neba-zine-swap/

Info to attend the Workshop on Zoom

Cristina Hajosy is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: WCA-NH Zoom Zine Workshop with Cristina Hajosy
Time: Dec 9, 2021 07:00 PM US/Eastern

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 862 3281 6536
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Hajosy Arts
20 Tracywood Rd.
Canton, MA 02021
781-821-0615

Red and Mt. Washington. oil, 8x10"


Impermanence: Landscapes by Betty Flournoy Brown

Landscapes by Betty Flournoy Brown will be exhibited at Meredith Village Savings Bank, 66 North Maine Street, Wolfeboro. Sponsored by The Governor Wentworth Arts Council. The exhibit runs from December 4, 2021 through April 23, 2022. 

While painting on location in New England, Flournoy Brown focuses on the impermanence of the natural world, our connection to it and climate change. 

Committed to the arts since childhood, Flournoy Brown studied at the University of South Florida, the Museum School of Fine Arts in Boston, and the Art Institute of NH. Exhibits in NH include Museum of the White Mountains in Plymouth, Rochester Museum of Art, MET Gallery in North Conway, Vynn Art Gallery in Meredith, and Dryup Art Gallery in Plymouth. In Massachusetts, she exhibited at the Kathryn Schultz Gallery in Cambridge and the Addison Gallery in Orleans. She was also a featured guest on the “Inside Out” NH Public Radio, discussing landscape painting .

More information can be found at bettybrownfineart.comgovernorwentworthartscouncil.orgmwvarts.org and wcanh.org.
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It's Time toRenew Your Membership for 2022!

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Giving Tuesday WCANH College Scholarhip Fundraiser

As you know, WCANH awards a $1,000 scholarship to a female identified NH college student majoring in the visual arts at an accredited NH college or university. One year we gave out two!

On Giving Tuesday (November 30th), we launched a WCANH College Scholarship Fundraiser on Facebook. So far we have raised $300! Facebook does not charge any fees for donations made to charitable organizations, so this can be an efficient way to donate. We are leaving the donation page up for the next two weeks. If you would like to donate there you can use this link: 


Or you can donate anytime on our website: https://www.wcanh.org/donation-form-page-scholarships/


Exhibitions

WINTER WONDERLAND
WCANH PRINTMAKERS SHOW

The New Leaf Gallery

Keen, New Hampshire

January 12 -March 12, 2022

Entry Deadline December 31, 2021

Artist's Meetup and Lunch for artists will be February 12 from 11 to 1 pm

One framed print and up to 4 matted prints may be entered.

All entries will be on line.

Details will be sent to WCA/NH members by separate email, but you can check WCANH. org where it will be posted very soon.

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Overview of 2022
The Exhibitions Committee is planning events for 2022. First up is a show at the Two Villages Gallery in Contoocook next March called “Re-awakening".
A Plein Air Event is set for June at the Harris Center for Conservation, Hancock. We are looking for suggestions for a speaker to talk about the connection between art and nature for the opening reception. This event will be held in collaboration with the Harris Center and will be open to the public. Please email your recommendation for a speaker to Linda: linda@greenwoodbiz.com

WCANH Art Cruise
Save the Date!
You are invited to join fellow artists to cruise the picturesque Lake Sunapee for lunch on Saturday, September 10, 2022! Unique opportunity for you and your artist guests to meet and chat about your art. Specific details to come later.

Linda Greenwood,
Exhibitions Chair


From the PODS

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

The Lakes Region Group  
The Lakes Region Group  Monthly meeting will be on Saturday December 11th 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 January meeting will be on January 8th at the Meredith Community Center at 10am.
he Lakes Region Group  Monthly

Artist's Meeting Point (AMP)
the just north of Concord Pod, will be meeting at 10 a.m. on Monday, January 10th. This is weather and Covid dependent, if either looms it’s ugly head we will meet via Zoom, otherwise we will meet in person at TWIGGS Gallery.  We'll be sharing our art work and ideas, so bring some work to show, supplies you want to get rid of, or a great book on art that you’ve been reading.  Also if you want to stay for lunch (12-1), bring that as well for catch up.  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 not meeting in December, so we can each tune in for Cristina Hajosy's zoom workshop on making zines.
Contact: Linda Greenwood (617)899-3802

Plymouth Pod
Plymouth POD will meet IN PERSON Sunday, December 19, downstairs at Artistic Roots, Main Street, Plymouth.
All artists welcome. You do not have to be a WCANH member.
Please watch your email as sometimes there are changes.


WCA/NH Zoom POD
This state wide POD meets the first Tuesday of each month. The next meeting
will be December 7, then January 4, at 6:30. Everyone invited! Email info@wcanh.org for codes.
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Artist Trading Card’s for 2022
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 WendyANH@yahoo.com

The themes for 2022 are:
Swap 1: Due Feb. 1 - wax, inspired by the work of Helen Frankenthaler
Swap 2: Due April 1 - nail polish, inspired by the work of Yayoi Kusama
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 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,



Dayna Talbot: The Power of Remembrance

Closing Date - February 11, 2022
Marian Graves Mugar Art Gallery, Sawyer Center
Colby Sawyer College
Open 10 am - 5 pm
New London, NH

“Three Birds” by Margaret Femia of Hudson, NH. This graphite and white pencil drawing is done on gray paper. It is included in the current Holiday Show at the Arts League of Lowell Gallery, 307 Market Street, Lowell, MA

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.
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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
See you next month!
Paulette Brace,
Editor

The WCA/NH 
Edith Weiler 
Professional
Development
Grant

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



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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.

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
603/595-2485
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
03249
(603) 527-8255
 


Open to all Members, please join us!
Board Meeting
Third Thursday,
December 16, 2021
3:30 pm
On Zoom
To be included, email Donna Catanzaro (donnacatanzaro1@gmail.com)
Exhibition Meeting
Second Thursday
December 9, 2021
10 am
On Zoom
To be included, email Linda Greenwood
(linda@greenwoodbiz.com)

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