News of the Women's Caucus for Art New Hampshire Chapter

WCANH Spring Meeting
This year's WCANH Spring Meeting at the Epsom Public Library was wonderful! Leea Begor, a Marketing/Graphic Design Specialist, gave a very informative presentation: "Social Media - Building a Creative Business Online". We had an artist slide share, talked about all the upcoming events and exhibits, ate delicious snacks, and one of our members brought bins of leather scraps to give away! Truly one of our best meetings. Thank you to all who helped and participated! 

Congratulations to Laura Lucas of Littleton, NH! Laura is a Visual Arts Major at Keene State College. Her graduation date is in May 2023. She receives a $1,000 Scholarship from WCANH, plus a one-year WCANH membership. The deadline for next year’s scholarship will be April 2023. Please share that info with an eligible NH visual arts major. For more info visit our website https://www.wcanh.org/about/college-scholarship-program/
Several of Laura’s paintings are shown below; titles from top to bottom are Madame Sappho, Yellow Village, and Dance of the Flames

"Reawakening" Meetup

On April 14 we had a WCANH meetup, artwork pickup and artist talk at the Two Villages Art Society Gallery in Contoocook at the end of our Reawakening exhibit. Afterwards several of us went out to lunch nearby and had a great time! We hope to continue having Meetups during future exhibits which enable artists to get to know one another better. A big thank you to the Exhibitions committee for planning these events!
This 16" round acrylic on canvas painting is by Lucy Mueller for the May fundraiser Art for Ukraine at the Center for the Arts, New London. It sold immediately!
Ukrainian Churches Lucy Mueller

Workshop in Expressive Drawing *********************

Kate Higley is offering a four session class in expressive drawing at the Art Center in Dover beginning June 7 from 1 - 4 pm on Tuesdays. Open to beginner or experienced artists, Kate offers a way to loosen up one's art practice. Go to The Art Center (theartcenterdover.com) or for more info contact Kate at KateHigs2017@gmail.com

Kate also has three prints in the Big Print Show at Katzman Contemporary Projects in Dover. That exhibit runs from May 20 - June 23.

Labor of Love

Saturday, May 14 from 1-2:30 pm Eastern /10-11:30 am Pacific
 
The Alabama chapter members will present “Labor of Love”, a member exhibition and performance art installation, offering discussions of the hidden labor of women, our quality of life, and how to create the life you want even in an often hostile environment. The panel considers labor inequities at home and work, and calls for a redefinition of economics as a discipline dedicated to people’s well-being. 
 
Panel Chairs: Amanda Banks and Jessica Nunno; Panelists: Anna Sue Courtney, Sylvia Bowyer
 
To join this zoom presentation go to Pulse or NationalWCA.org

There are many more activities you might enjoy provided by our national organization. Another one is the Art Book Club. This month's pick is Funny Weather:Art in an Emergency by Olivia Laing. Discussin is May 11 at 8 PM Eastern Time. To access go to Nationalwca.org.



Julie Serrano opening of “Greening Spring” showing oils and encaustics... moving towards abstraction ... at Riverstones Gallery and Custom Frame Shop.. 33 North Main St Rochester, NH. Show is up until May 24 !
~Julie Serrano

I currently have a display of 17 Art Quilts at the Freedom Library. The exhibit is up through the end of June.
~Robin Cornell


I will be exhibiting my Polish Wycinanki, cut paper designs, at the Meredith Village Bank in Wolfeboro for the month of June.

~Robin Cornell
Announcement!
So excited to announce the working of a new book! More to come! That said, I’m collecting images & quotes from anyone who has been inspired by my work, workshops, book, techniques etc. with the possibility of inclusion. Email me!
 
Honored to being doing a two online talks-
1 Minnesota Contemporary Quilters April 25 730 pm EST, 630 CST, it was recorded and available for a guest fee, I think.
2 Fiberart International Progr:am on May 3 at 1 pm EST To register
 
Did a lovely Friday Feature Artist Interview on Fibre Arts Take Two - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mRitR92fa8U
 
Honored to be included in several exhibits!
including work Suggestions of Communication in Art Quilt Elements, Wayne PA
 
Reflections, Water Markings, MFA, Maryland Federation of Art April 15- May 31 https://mdfedart.com/mfaentry/artistgallery.php?myid=6FKGZPA9&evtid=247
 
*Digital fiber piece Enchantment of the Forest has juried into Sacred Threads in the Spirituality category. This makes me smile wide.
Sacred Threads exhibit will be at Floris United Methodist Church in Herndon, VA -July 14-24 http://sacredthreadsquilts.com/index.html
 
Crossing Over has been accepted into Quilt Visions, Visions Art Museum, CA. Oct 15 to Dec 31, 2022
 
Birds in Arms, Crumpled, and A Thousand Wishes will be at the Salmon Falls Gallery, 1 Ashfield Street, Shelburne Falls, MA May 5-June 27 http://salmonfallsgallery.com/2022-quilt-group-show-bios.html

Marblehead Arts Associations Variations 2022 Exhibition April 24-June 19 https://marbleheadarts.org/upcoming/
 
Invited to do a Discover article for TextileArtist.org
‘Landscape Textile Artists,’ featuring “Enchantment of the Forest”
 
Just in- My brand-new work, Stepping Stones has sold and will be displayed at Mass General Brigham Salem Ambulatory Center, NH
~Wen Redmond
 I’m organizing an art exhibit for the Connecticut College Class of 1967 55th reunion on June 4th.
~Lynn Hand
Annette Mitchell will exhibit portraits by her Artistic Roots students in June and July at Monte` Alto Cafe`, Plymouth. She frequently teaches by zoom making her classes accessible. Contact Artistic Roots to find out about their Summer classes.

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North Country Studio Workshops Back in 2023!
North Country Studio Workshops (NCSW) is a five-day intensive set of workshops for artists and craftspeople. NCSW is a biennial event that was scheduled to take place in 2022, but pushed to 2023 due to COVID-19.
At NCSW clay, fiber arts, printmaking, drawing, jewelry, paper and book arts, painting, sculpture, basketry, encaustic, mixed media, and photography are taught by nationally and internationally-known artists and instructors. These workshops take place in the foothills of the Green Mountains of Vermont, the classic New England campus of Bennington College provides workshop facilities, accommodations, and an inspirational setting.
Explore, expand, and create in a community of fine craft and fine art professionals. Among featured instructors,
North Country Studio Workshops will host 13 multi-media five day workshops at Bennington College in Vermont in January 2023. Registration opens June 15, 2022.For more information: www.ncsw.org

~Valery Long
Co-President
News From the Exhibition Committee

Further information about how to participate in each of these opportunities will be coming soon via Constant Contact

Essentially Colors
June 11 - July 23 at Jaffery Civic Center Center, Jaffery NH.
This show is for members of the Monadnock Pod and WCA Central Massachusetts Chapter. You may join one of these pods and then enter the show.

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  The Harris Center in Hancock

Plein Air with a Flair paint day for artists and photographers is scheduled for Saturday, July 16 (rain date July 17). 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: "Women in Art: a history of plein air painting and conservation."
WCANH Art Cruise
Save the Date!

You are invited to join fellow artists to cruise the picturesque Lake Sunapee from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm 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.

"Turning Point"
(It has been hard to find a title, but this one is a winner!)

This new show will open on Friday, September 9 and go until October 13 at the Newport Library Arts Center. WCANH is connecting with Turning Points Network, an organization that helps victims of domestic abuse. This is an opportunity for artists to portray or interpret this important issue. Opening will be Friday, Spenter 9 from 5 to 7 pm.

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 will meet at the Meredith Community Center,   1 Circle Dr, Meredith, NH. We meet the second Saturday of each month.  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 Monday, May 9 and then June 13th. We'll be sharing our art work and ideas so please bring something to share. Also, if you have an overstock of art tools, books, papers, etc bring them for the group. Remember you must take home what doesn't get grabbed. We will be meeting in person at TWIGGS Gallery. Also if you want to stay for lunch (12-1), bring that as well and we'll catch up with each other. 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 Thursday, May 19 for a Bring-Your-Own Supper gathering at The Jaffrey Civic Center. Everyone is welcome 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 May 15 and the third Sunday of each month.
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 JUNE 7 at 6:30. Everyone invited! Email info@wcanh.org for codes.

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April ATC’s
Inspiration was the work of Yayoi Kusama and the suggested medium was nail polish! The artist on the top left didn’t put her name on the card. The rest are by (top to bottom, left to right): Martha Stevermer, Alice Sharie-Revelski, Lucy Mueller, Valerie Long, Margaret Femia, Wendy Ayotte, Emily Preston and Donna Catanzaro.
The next ATC deadline is June 1st and the medium is pencil, inspired by the work of Elizabeth Catlett.
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!

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Call for Art

NEW HAMPSHIRE ART ASSOCIATION ROBERT LINCOLN LEVY GALLERY
NEW ENGLAND PRINTMAKERS
Non-Members May Apply
NEW ENGLAND PRINTMAKING OPEN JURIED EXHIBITION  
ABOUT THE EXHIBIT
Printmaking is an artistic process based on the principle of transferring images from a plate, block or screen onto another surface, most often paper or fabric. Printmaking techniques include monoprint, relief (linoleum or woodcut), screen printing, intaglio, unique and embellished prints. Giclee prints and digital prints are not accepted. Printmaking samples with explanations of the different techniques will be on display at 3S ArtSpace in Portsmouth during the run of this exhibit.
ELIGIBILITY: Open to all New England printmakers (NHAA members and non members) LOCATION: NHAA Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery AND online at nhartassociation.org EXHIBITION DATES: June 29-July 31, 2022
SUMISSION DEADLINE: May 27th at 11:59pm 
For More information search NHAA 2022 New England Printmakers Open Juried Exhibition Prospectus
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, Editor
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Board Meeting
Third Thursday,
May 19, 2022
3:30 pm
On Zoom
To be included, email Donna Catanzaro (donnacatanzaro1@gmail.com)

Exhibition Meeting
Second Thursday
May12, 2022
10 am
On Zoom
To be included, email Linda Greenwood
(linda@greenwoodbiz.com)


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Stay tuned for more info. Check our website www.wcanh.org. Like our Facebook and Instagram pages: www.facebook.com/wcanh & www.instagram.com/wca_nh_chapter.

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.
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.
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