February 2022

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

I was reading through my husband’s Cornell University Lab of Ornithology newsletter recently and was surprised to see an article about silk dresses with a spectrogram design.
It all started with Chicago artist Alice Hargrave, who was inspired when she heard a Macaulay Library audio record­ing and watched the spectrogram of the breeding song of the Kauai Oo, a spe­cies that went extinct in the 1980s.
Hearing an archival recording of the last male summoning a nonexistent female was absolutely chilling,” says Hargrave. Seeing the voice literally fizzle out on a computer monitor [via the spectrogram] was just gut wrenching and brought home the incredible sense of loss that extinction represents.

Inspiration comes from many places, but this was quite unexpected for me!

Val Long


WCANH 2021 Annual Report

Every year, the WCA Chapters are asked by the WCA National Organization to provide a year-end report, summarizing what we did. It lists all our exhibits, events, programs, membership numbers, and more. We accomplished a lot in 2021! Too much to list here in our newsletter; so please check out a pdf of the document: https://files.constantcontact.com/1f030c01101/81404972-007c-4793-bab1-a4c833b866ce.pdf?rdr=true
Do you have ideas or suggestions for 2022 programming? Let us know! Email your suggestions to info@wcanh.org.

Donna Catanzaro


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.
March 9 at 8 pm EST
by Diana Souhami
As stubborn as she was gifted, as fierce as she was tender, and notorious for her mannish dress that was provocative and chic in equal measure, Gluck was an artist and a rebel. Born Hannah Gluckstein in 1895 into the family that founded the J. Lyons & Co. catering company, she had passionate affairs with society women such as Constance Spry and exhibited her portraits, flower paintings and landscapes in 'one man' shows that captivated the beau monde of the 1920s and 30s. But Gluck's success was never unmixed with controversy: at the height of her fame she stopped working, caught in a bitter campaign over the quality of artists' materials, and her personal life was rarely less than torrid. In Gluck Diana Souhami captures this paradoxical, talented and unusual woman in all her complexity
Click here to register via WCA Colorado https://www.wcaco.org/copy-of-news-events


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

Process Meets Practice:
Balancing Teaching and Creating 

Process Meets Practice shines a light on five women artists who have taught and led at Plymouth State University and the PSU Art Department. This exhibit explores how these artists created, instructed, and inspired hundreds of students over the years in a traditionally male-dominated field. Come celebrate these women and their lasting impact on PSU.
Barbara Dearborn, Annette Mitchell, Mary Taylor,
Sue Tucker, & Cynthia Worthen Vascak

The Process Meets Practice exhibition is
online here. Explore the exhibition virtually from the comfort of your own home. The show finishes February 28.

Linda Greenwood has been invited to be the very first artist to showcase her work at the brand new business, “Xplore Monadnock,” in Peterborough.
There is an opening reception planned for Saturday, February 12, from 4:00 to 6:00 pm. You are all invited to join in! Linda is showing her mixed media art featuring the special places in the Monadnock Region.
~Linda Greenwood


WCA Second Saturday Sessions
Conference Programs

This information is from WCA National by way of the monthly newsletter, PULSE. There is much more of interest in this issue. This is just in case you missed it!
WCA is pivoting our conference programming to Zoom for free to our members over the course of the year.
Saturday, March 12, 3:30-5 pm Eastern

WCA’s Art Writer’s Committee will be interviewing Ruth Weisberg, Barbara Wolanin and Yuriko Takata with ample time allowed for audience interaction. The WCA Leadership Interview Project, spearheaded by WCA’s Art Writer’s Committee, is an initiative to record and share interviews with WCA leaders in conjunction with celebrating WCA’s 50th anniversary.
Be part of it all! For details and all of the programs, go to-

As nonprofit organizations, we all know how important it is to have the support of the business community. Businesses help us advance our missions and connect with our communities. Here is your opportunity to publicly acknowledge them for their contributions to elevating New Hampshire’s arts and cultural scene in 2021.
Tell us about them by making a nomination for the 38th Annual Arts Awards. Then join us on Wednesday, May 11 to recognize all of the nominees and celebrate the winners!

To learn. more and nominate someone :

If you visit other times, you may be the only one there, so look up Amy Wilson in her classroom across the hall from the gallery and say hello.

Danielle Festa announces events at her new gallery, Aplomb, contemporary portrait gallery, Mechanic Street, Dover NH. For more information:

"Stronger" Closing Reception
March 5, 2022, 6-9 PM (pre-registration required)
This event is the grand opening of Aplomb Gallery !
Application for group exhibition at Aplomb gallery March 19 - May 19, 2022 and in VR during April, 2022.
Application for two month solo exhibition for September - October 2022
If you have been through a life challenge and are ready to celebrate the strength you have found, a contemporary oil painting is a permanent way to mark this courageous moment.
Learn new techniques with private, semi-private or zoom workshops. 

Phoenix by Maunday Mitchell

I have work at “The Best of Women” (group, physical), Stola Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL, January 27 – March 12, 2022. Opening reception February 17, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. https://maundymitchell.com/the-best-of-women-exhibit-in-chicago/
and “HerStory” (group, online), Manhattan Arts International, online, January 31 – March 31, 2022https://manhattanarts.com/herstory-2022-exhibition-of-art-by-women-artists/

Construction on the new studio at 62 Main Street, Plymouth has begun! I expect to move my entire operation there the second week of March. The new space is street-level, with high ceilings and it's very easy to find. In addition to a working photography studio, I will host other artists with more pop-up exhibitions and community events. https://maundymitchell.com/new-studio-soon/  
~Maundy Mitchell


Call for Entries


Two Villages Art Society 
486 Main Street, Contoocook NH 03229

DEADLINE: March 4, 2022

Just as plants and animals, sunshine, and warmth return to the earth in the reawakening of Spring, so we reawaken to our lives. It may be a dream that startles us with a recognition. Perhaps a growing shoot inspires hope. Memories remind us again of passions lying deep. Going into the studio artists often search their recollections and experiences for the feelings they wish to share visually. This show is open to whatever form your reawakening takes. In other words, all media accepted.

March 18 – April 10, 2022

Saturday, March 19
12:00- 2:00 pm. 

12:00 - 4:00 pm
Wednesday - Sunday


Eligibility: You must be a current dues paying member of WCA/NH to enter this exhibition.
Artwork Specifications: Each artist may enter up to two pieces of art, either 2D or 3D. No size limitation.

Download the prospectus
More information and apply online HERE
Winter: Near and Far Maryellen Sakura


The New Leaf Gallery
11 Roxbury Street
Keen, New Hampshire

January 12 -March 12, 2022

See our work on their website:


We were represented by Mimzie Uhler, Debra Uhler, Pam Smith, Rosemarie Bernardi, Kate Higley, Maryellen Sakura, Lucy Mueller, and Paulette Brace.

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


Still to come in 2022

A Plein Air Event is set for June at the Harris Center for Conservation, Hancock. We have 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. 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 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, February 12 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! 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 March meeting will be on March 12th 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 Monday, February 14. 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 on I93.
Questions? Email AdeleSanborn
Mark you calendars for upcoming meetings on March 14, April 11, and May 9.

Monadnock Pod (ModPod)
Monadnock Pod has taken a break for now from meeting once a month.
Linda Greenwood (617)899-3802

Plymouth Pod
Plymouth POD will meet on Sunday, February 20, 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 March 1, at 6:30. Everyone invited! Email info@wcanh.org for codes.

Tracing Cards: Left to right top: Alice Sharie-Revelski, Margaret Femia, center: ?, Wendy Ayotte, and bottom: Jodi Scaltreto.

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 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 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!
Adele has a Spirit House, Wander (shown here) in the winter juried show at the Newburyport Art Association which will be on display through February 27th.
She also is participating in the League of NH Craftsmen’s first exhibit in 2 years called “Setting the Standard”. The show will be open through April 1st.

(Art) is concerned with something that cannot be explained by words or literal description...art is revelation instead of information, expression instead of description, creation instead of imitation or repetition...Art is concerned with the how, not the what; not literal content. The performance - how it is done - that is the content of art."
~ Josep Albers
Quoted by Rebecca Hastings


POD Gallery

Pictures from the Lakes Region Pod January meeting:

BJ Eckhardt with her felted vessel made in Dayna Talbot's workshop at Colby Sawyer
Jan Sanguedolce with her Encaustic work in progress
Dayna Talbot has started Rug Hooking 
Robin Cornwell with one of her latest quilts
Wendy Wilson with a small book made from Botanical Prints
Thank you Anne Mcmillan !

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

From Your Editor
Imagine 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.
send 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
See you next month!
Paulette Brace,
Open to all Members, please join us!
Board Meeting
Third Thursday,
February 17, 2022
3:30 pm
On Zoom
To be included, email Donna Catanzaro (donnacatanzaro1@gmail.com)
Exhibition Meeting
Second Thursday
February 10, 2022
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.