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
My bookclub of many years decided to read Maggie Doherty’s The Equivalents this month and it is a fascinating read! In 1960, at the height of an era that expected women to focus solely on raising families, Radcliffe College announced the founding of an Institute for Independent Study, offering fellowships to women with a PhD or "the equivalent" in artistic success. The book introduces us to five brilliant friends--poets Anne Sexton and Maxine Kumin, painter Barbara Swan, sculptor Mariana Pineda, and writer Tillie Olsen--who came together at the Institute and would go on to make history. Drawing from their notebooks, letters, lecture recordings, journals, and finished works, Doherty weaves from these women's own voices a moving narrative of friendship, ambition, activism, and art. Beautifully written and urgently told, The Equivalents shows us where we've been--and inspires us to go forward.
I found this book quite instructive from two perspectives. First that the President of Radcliffe was prescient enough at this time in history to fund the Institute for female artists; and secondly that she understood that women who were not completely burdened with housework and childcare could be as productive and creative as men. The Institute encouraged the fellows to form a close community and work together toward their goals.
I am completely inspired by this book as an artist and member of WCA/NH. If only most women had the opportunity to devote more time to their art what would happen?
How can our WCA community of artists help you with your goals. This is our ongoing conversation.
Happy Thanksgiving, Val Long
SPECIAL EXHIBIT FOR PRINTMAKERS
The New Leaf Gallery in Keene is a gallery that features and sells original prints. They have agreed to schedule a WCA /NH printmakers show
We would like to know what WCA printmakers would like to participate in this exhibit.
Please email Linda if you are interested
Miss the Fall Meeting?
Watch the Fall Meeting on Youtube!
Watch us dance to "Yes We Can" by the Pointer Sisters, followed by a very informative talk by Joan Hanley titled "Selling art and creating a financially sustainable art practice."
Intro to Self-publishing Zines with Cristina Hajosy
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: firstname.lastname@example.org www.hajosyarts.com more info: https://newenglandbookartists.org/neba-zine-swap/
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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Call for Drawings
DURHAM, NH –The Museum of Art of the University of New Hampshire invites artists living and working in New Hampshire, Maine, and Massachusetts to submit drawings on the theme of its 2022 exhibition On the Edge. The deadline for uploading digital images of drawings for consideration is November 26, 2022.
On the Edge implies a balancing act, the eve of discovery. The edge can be structural: a border, boundary or threshold. It could also be perceived in human terms: those on the margins or the fringe; apprehension or society tension. The theme is open to the artists’ interpretation.
On the Edge will be exhibited January 24, 2022 through April 2, 2022. Selected drawings will be installed unmatted and unframed and hung salon-style. Entries must be recent (completed within the past two years). There are no fees required to submit work or to participate.
Deadline: November 26, 2021
Eligible media: Drawing
Size: Work must fit within a 10”x13” mailing envelope. Folding is permitted.
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,
Kimberly JB Smith
This is a great show with 90 pieces. It is worth the trip!
New Hampshire Now Forum
Join us for a conversation with Gary Samson, John Christ, and Maundy Mitchell about the Museum's current exhibition, New Hampshire Now: A Diary of Life in the Granite State.
NH Now Project Director and photographer, Gary Samson, will facilitate a discussion between Professor John X. Christ, of Plymouth State University, an Art Historian with a strong interest in White Mountain tourism, public art and the ways that sociological tools can play a role in interpreting art and culture, and Maundy Mitchell, a local photographer whose work is included in the exhibition. They will explore the question of our state identity as well as a discussion of visual representations of New Hampshire.
Free and open to all. Attendance is limited to 35 guests. To register, please email
Essex Marsh by Valery Long
1606 Dover Road, Epsom NH
November 16 -December 26
Reception November 20, 2 -4pm
The library is not open on Fridays and Sundays and closes at 1pm on Saturdays.
10am - 7 pm all other days.
Strung Out by Donna Catanzaro
Salon 2021, a Small Works Exhibition
November 6 - January 6.
ACTIVE AGING ARTICLE ABOUT LINDA GREENWOOD – “A Life in Motion”
Linda Greenwood was featured in the “NH Aging” magazine published by the Monadnock Ledger-Transcript and Concord Monitor newspapers for October 2021.
“A Life in Motion” tells the story of how Greenwood spends her time in retirement in Peterborough NH. She focuses on her photography and assemblage art creations and is also very involved with two of her favorite organizations.
She is an essential leader for the Women’s Caucus for Art NH; she coordinates exhibitions for artists throughout the state. She also drives for Community Volunteer Transportation Company, which is a local non-profit organization that provides rides for medical appointments and other essential activities for people who cannot drive themselves.
The article also explains more about Greenwood’s love of the outdoors, her sports, and other favorite activities.
From the Exhibitions Committee:
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: email@example.com
We are excited to announce an “Artist Cruise” for September 10th next year at Lake Sunapee! We are working on details, so keep posted.
More to come for 2022!
Exit, Pool and Possibilities
by Marcia Santore
The Art Center
Through December 31, 2021
From the PODS
From the PODS
Want to learn more about PODS? Heather Lord If you missed her article, Click Here
The Lakes Region Group
Pod Meeting information:
The Lakes Region Group Monthly meeting will be on November 13th at 10am-12 at the Meredith Community Center, 1 Circle Dr, Meredith, NH. Going forward, we plan on meeting 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Our next meeting will be on December 11th at the Meredith Community Center.
Artist's Meeting Point (AMP)
AMP, the just north of Concord Pod, will be meeting at 10 a.m. on November 8. We'll be sharing our art work and ideas, so please bring a piece(s) to the table. If you would like to stay, bring your own lunch to enjoy with us from 12 - 1. This all happens at TWIGGS Gallery in Boscawen, exit 17 off of I93. Questions? Email email@example.com
Monadnock Pod (ModPod)
Monadnock Pod – we are meeting on November 11 at a member's home. If you wish to attend, contact Linda for directions.
Contact: Linda Greenwood (617)899-3802
Plymouth POD will meet IN PERSON Sunday, November 21 at 3:30, downstairs at Artistic Roots, Main Street, Plymouth.
We ask that you wear masks for this first meeting.
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 at 6:30. Everyone invited! Email firstname.lastname@example.org for codes.
Cards by, left to right, Left to right top: Donna Catanzaro, ?,
Center left to right: Margaret Femia, Valerie Long
Bottom left: Martha Stevermer
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 WendyANH@yahoo.com.
The themes for the remainder of 2021:
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,
Portraits of women artists, Amrita Sher-Gil, Ruth Asawa & Elizabeth Catlett by Alma Grand.
From Isolation to Community ( read about this exhibit elsewhere in the newsletter.)
My work is included in:
Books On The Verge in Bridgeport CT (November - early December)
Little Things Matter - University of Mississippi October 14 - November 5
Laura and I have a collaborative work in Bad@ssery: Women Creating A Just Environment and World - Oakton Community College
Castle-in-the-Clouds in Moultonboro is having their annual "Christmas at the Castle 2021" November 20-21 and November 26,27,28. Tickets are limited and must be purchased in advance. Tickets include the Artisan Fair, tours of the Lucknow mansion (fully decorated for Christmas), and admission to the Carriage House for lunch. They are following some careful guidelines for covid and are limiting the numbers of people there at any one time. For complete info and tickets go to: https://www.castleintheclouds.org/event/christmas2019-2-2-2/2021-11-20/
Shari Boraz is pleased to have had two pieces accepted into 22nd Annual Dunfey Juried Exhibition Portals at the NH Art Association (136 State St, Portsmouth). The show will run from Nov. 3 through November 28
Donna Catanzaro and Ann Saunderson
Until November 13
Opening October 15, 3-5pm
Truth Be Told-
an artful gathering of women
Two Villages Art Society
I am having an exhibit of my tapestries and paintings at the Franklin Gallery, Riverstone Custom Framing 33 North Main Street Rochester, NH 03867
The Opening is November 4th from 5:00 - 6:30. The show will be up until November 30th.
There is street parking and a parking lot behind the gallery.
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
From Your Editor
Like to see your art here? Want more art friends at your exhibitions? Find something fun or informative to share?
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See you next month!
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
These are businesses owned by WCA/NH members. It only makes sense that we support each other every way we can. Please email me (email@example.com) if you would like your business listed. Please put ArtGenda in the subject line so I am sure to see it.
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
Plymouth, NH 03264
owner: Maundy Mitchell
Meredith Frame Shop
73 Main Street, Meredith, NH
owner: Davida Cook
254 King Street
Boscawen, NH 03303
owner: Adele Sanborn
Gallery now open!
MacDonald Fine Art
43 Gilford East Dr.
Open to all Members, please join us!
November 18, 2021
November 11, 2021
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.