March 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
Recently I was vacationing in Gulfport, Florida and visited the Museum of Arts and Crafts Movement (MAACM) in St. Petersburg and it was fantastic! The museum opened in September of 2021 and is a gorgeous modern museum. It is the only museum in the world dedicated exclusively to the American Arts and Crafts movement. Founded by local philanthropist and collector Rudy Ciccarello, MAACM features stunning architecture, beautiful works of art and a wonderful location in the downtown waterfront arts district.
 
The five-story, 137,000 square-foot museum is a work of art itself with a dramatic spiral staircase, beautiful atrium, and a children’s gallery.
 
The Arts and Crafts movement emerged at the end of the Victorian era in England and gave way to the rise of mass-produced goods. In America, the Arts and Crafts movement spread across the country from approximately 1890-1930. The component of the movement included simplicity in design, honesty in materials, hand craftsmanship, and depicting the natural world and are still valued today.
 
MAACM has examples of Gustav Stickney, Charles Rohlfs, Frank Lloyd Wright, the Roycrofters, William Grueby, and other gifted craftsmen and women.
 
You never know when you'll find a really inspiring museum…..even on vacation in Florida!

Val Long
Co-President

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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 is April 1, 2022. (Please note that we are no longer accepting submissions from graduate students).

ONLINE SUBMISSION: Go to  EntryThingy – WCA/NH

Sign up for EntryThingy, our online application. Upload images and fill out all info.

Be sure to include in your Artist Statement: your Current School, Major, whether you are Full or Part time, Anticipated Graduation Date, and Current Status. If necessary, you can email the statement separately to Darlene Nadeau at dncoach@yahoo.com 


Open To:
  • A female or female-identified undergraduate student majoring in the visual arts at a degree-granting, accredited New Hampshire college or university.
  • The student must be a full-time resident of New Hampshire.
  • High School students are not eligible.
  • You must be currently enrolled in a NH college or university.
  • Submissions must be entered or postmarked by midnight April 1, 2022. 
Winner notification by May 1, 2022.
Award: $1,000 College Scholarship* plus a one-year membership in WCA/NH, including exhibition opportunities. $1,000 Scholarship payable to school upon confirmation of enrollment. Payment will be made to Bursars Office by winner’s next semester.

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Edge of Autumn
Edge of Autumn Kate Higley
Autumn Wetlands
Autumn Wetlands Kate Higley

These pieces are from the UNH Museum On the Edge Drawing Show.


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.
March 9 at 8 pm EST
GLUCK
by Diana Souhami

Click here to register via WCA Colorado https://www.wcaco.org/copy-of-news-events

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A Semi-Private class will be offered at Artistic Roots Gallery in Plymouth, NH on the four Tuesdays in the month of April from 10 am to noon. It will be taught by Annette Mitchell to up to four vaccinated, boosted students.
Register online at Artistic Roots website. Each person will receive person-to-person assistance with the artistic medium of your choice.


Londonderry Arts Council is currently booking for the calendar year 2022,
f you would like to exhibit at the Leach Library in 2022, please email Greg Decoteau at library-artist@londonderryartscouncil.org

  • When emailing Greg please provide:your full name
  • your medium
  • PROVIDE ARTWORK EXAMPLES
  • email address
  • phone number.  

BE SURE TO INCLUDE “LEACH LIBRARY EXHIBIT” IN THE SUBJECT LINE!!!

~ Margaret Femia

Upon Reflection Marcia Santore
Outside Marcia Santore

Marcia Santore
All the Feels
S.P.A.C.E. Gallery
Burlington, Vermont
February 18 - March 26, 2022. 

Marcia Santore has been invited by Creativeground.org to be one of the featured artists on their homepage. Her profile should be appearing soon. CreativeGround (sponsored by NEFA) is a free online directory including cultural nonprofits like libraries and theaters, creative businesses like recording studios and design agencies, and artists of all disciplines (e.g., performing arts, visual arts, and crafts) in the six New England states.
~Marcia Santore

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/

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Attention
Beadwork Artists and Designers. 

The new, soon-to-be-opened, Museum of Beadwork in Portland, Maine, has just issued a new  annual Collaborative Community Project . For their grand opening, sometime this spring, they want to fill the entryway with beaded stars suspended from the ceiling for all guests to walk under as they enter the museum. The stars must be all original designs and handwork (NOT using any commercial patterns). For complete information and guidelines go to:
The deadline to send finished stars is
May 1st. When they called for the beaded squares last year for a permanent installation they actually received 541 squares from 18 different countries. (You can see the whole story on that project and all the squares on the museum website:  https://www.museumofbeadwork.org/pages/beaded-square-project).
They are hoping for a similar response to this new project - Enter the Stars. Any beaders out there are encouraged to join in and create something.

~Sue Cannella
SAVE THE DATE

WCA/NH SPRING MEETING

Saturday, April 23, 2022
1-3:30 pm
Epsom Public Library
Epsom, NH

Pecha kucha style member slideshow - more info to come on how to enter.
Learn more about what's going on and upcoming shows.
See your friends and make new ones
Network 
and More!
All are invited, bring a friend!
It's FREE!

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WCA/NH MEMBERS’ OPEN EXHIBITION:

REAWAKENING

Two Villages Art Society 
486 Main Street, Contoocook NH 03229

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.

DATES SHOW IS OPEN:
March 18 – April 10, 2022

RECEPTION:
Saturday, March 19
12:00- 2:00 pm. 

GALLERY HOURS:
12:00 - 4:00 pm
Wednesday - Sunday

Download the prospectus

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Winter: Near and Far Maryellen Sakura

WINTER WONDERLAND
WCANH PRINTMAKERS SHOW

The New Leaf Gallery
11 Roxbury Street
Keen, New Hampshire

January 12 -March 12, 2022

See our work on their website:

thenewleafgallery.com/winterwonderland

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

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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, March 12th 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 April meeting will be on April 9th at the Meredith Community Center at 10am.

Artist's Meeting Point (AMP)
AMP, the just north of Concord Pod, will be meeting at 10 am on Monday, March 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, March 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.

WCA/NH Zoom POD
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.

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Trading Cards: Left to right top: Emily Preston, Margaret Femia, Valerie Long,?,Wendy Ayotte, Lucy Mueller, and Alice Sharie-Revelski
The theme was Helen Frankenthaler and Wax

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 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!

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Shari Boraz will have several pieces on exhibit in a show titled Connecting the Threads at the NH Arts Association Gallery in Portsmouth, NH from March 3 through March 27th.

Shari also has a piece in an exhibit titled Why can’t one girl change it? at AVA Gallery and Art Center in Lebanon, NH from March 4th through April 1st.
~Shari Boraz

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Elsa Voelcker will be participating in a panel discussion after activist, Bill Monnie's presentation of his photographs and experiences on the Selma March with Martin Luther King, Jr., in 1965.
This event is on Thursday, March 10 at 4PM at NHIOP, New Hampshire Institute of Politics   8 St. Anselm Drive near Rockland Drive, Manchester, N.H. All are welcome.

~Elsa Voeicker
From one artist to another...

This very helpful "to do" list is from artist Pamela Tarbell. You might scan and see it she suggests places to apply for shows you haven't considered, groups to join, and hints about shipping and selling. When you read this, try adding some hints os your own. If you send them to me, Paulette, I will share them in ArtGenda.
While too long to print in entirety here , here is a start...

Artist to Do List:

 JOIN
The National Association of Women Artist: NYC, Juried in October and March Fee: $150
MA Chapter: $15     Can participate in other national exhibits
 
Attleboro Art Museum: Low fee for $65 and over. Can participate in the annual member’s exhibit, they pick eight people from this exhibit to be in a summer show
 
Concord Art Association, Concord, MA. Low fee for over 65
Has a large member’s exhibit, great press. Also, has a small show you can apple for. This year the request needs to be in by June.
 
Arts Worcester, Worcester, MA. If you are a member you qualify for the Fitchburg Art Museum show, otherwise we are too far away. Nick Dapasso is the director, he use to run the Decordova sculpture exhibits. $55 fee to join-yearly.
 
Hopkinton Arts, Hopkinton, MA. Has annual member’s exhibit. Fee less for over 65
 
Cotuit Art Center: Space for solo exhibition, Cotuit, MA
 
George Marshall Store Gallery, York, ME
The following items are required for submission: 140 Lindsay Road, York ME
207. 351. 8200
 
To read the whole list Click Here

 
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,
Board Meeting
Third Thursday,
March 17, 2022
3:30 pm
On Zoom
To be included, email Donna Catanzaro (donnacatanzaro1@gmail.com)

Exhibition Meeting
Second Thursday
March10, 2022
10 am
On Zoom
To be included, email Linda Greenwood
(linda@greenwoodbiz.com)

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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Sunrise and Sky Dancers Susan Wei
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.
Aplomb 
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
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
 
 The mission of the Women's Caucus for Art is to create community through 
art, education, and social activism.