October 2021

News of the Women's Caucus for Art New Hampshire Chapter
Co-Presidents Donna Catanzaro and Valerie Long
Present at the Fall meeting, Val Long; Darlene Nadeau, Member at Large; Program Speaker, Joan Hanley; Donna Catanzaro; Membership, Adele Sanborn; Secretary Lucy Mueller; Exhibitions, Linda Greenwood. Other Board Members attended by Zoom.

Dear Artists

I am so impressed with WCAN/NH and glad and glad to be part of the group!! The Fall meeting on September 18th at Twiggs Gallery was a wonderful and informative gathering. We celebrated the wonderful Kick-Start! exhibit and listened to Joan Hanley discuss selling art, how her website is designed for maximum potential and her worldwide audience of customers. It was very inspiring.

Since I am new to WCA/NH I am thankful to be “co-president” with Donna Catanazo. Donna has set up good systems to enable our organization to run smoothly and I think we all appreciate this on the Board of Directors. Previous to joining WCA/NH I was President of North Country Studio Workshops (NCSW) a biennial event hosting five-days of art workshops at Bennington College in Bennington, VT. In 2020 NCSW registered 150 artists and just missed the COVID shutdown! The 2022 NCSW event has been delayed to 2023. For more information about NCSW, go to ncsw.org. In my life before retirement, I was a nutritionist for 40 years.

Speaking of events, the Currier Museum has an exhibit of carpets from the Islamic World 10/23-2/27 featuring 32 carpets and one tent dating from the 15th century. On loan from the Saint Louis Art Museum, this collection is considered on of the most significant in the world.At also at the Currier is an exhibit of Alexandria Smith: Memoirs of a Ghost Girlhood, A Black Girl’s Window. International contemporary Artists Alexandria Smith create an immersive multi-media environment employing wallpaper, panel paintings, and sculpture.
As we move into Fall, I’d like to reach out to our membership for volunteers for the BOD(Board of Directors). We have openings and would love to have you investigate what it’s like to be on the BOD.

Enjoy your fall, Val and Donna.

WCA/NH Chapter Co-Presidents
Have You Ever by Adele Sanborn

I have a piece in the AVA juried show called “Calling from the Moonlight”. My piece, "Have You Ever" is a a spirit house lit from within that challenges the viewer to ask if you have ever reached out for infinity? The show runs from Oct 1-Nov 5, opening October 8, 5 - 7 pm. 
I also have a piece in the touring show, Art and Poetry”.  The show is presently in Exeter and will tour around the state for a year.  I received a third place award for her piece that honors the inaugural poet, Amanda Gorman.  
~Adele Sanborn



November 10 at 8 pm EST
We Flew over the Bridge: The Memoirs of Faith Ringgold
Register via WCA Colorado: www.wcaco.org/copy-of-news-events
If you are interested in cohosting a meeting or recommending a book, contact WCA-CO member, Annette Coleman at annettecoleman@yahoo.com or Laura Morrison at president@nationalwca.org.

“New Hampshire Now: A Photographic Diary of the Granite State,” is a nearly three-year project which highlights daily life in the state.  It includes the work of 46 photographers, resulting in a book and eight simultaneous exhibits, which will open in each region on October 1, 2021. 
Belknap Mill Society, Laconia
Davidow Center for Art & Design, Colby-Sawyer College, New London
Historical Society of Cheshire County, Keene
Millyard Museum, Manchester Historic Association, Manchester
Museum of the White Mountains, Plymouth State University, Plymouth (Opening Reception: Friday, October 1, 5-7pm)
New Hampshire Historical Society, Concord
Portsmouth Historical Society, Portsmouth
Tillotson Center, Colebrook

More information here:


Museum of the White Mountains at Plymouth State University

"From Isolation to Community"

Silver Center for the Arts
October 16 to February 18
Opening October 16, 5 - 7pm
Co-curators Suzan Gannet and Maundy Mitchell

Holding Each Other in Color by Brenda Wilbert

PR Tarbell Fine Art

Open Gallery this Friday-Monday, October 8-11th, 10-5 pm. 236 Hopkinton Road, Concord, NH. A variety of subject matter, size and price point. Bring your family, friends, and children are always welcome! Gardens are still in bloom, and sculptures to enjoy. www.pamtarbell.com

Marlene Probst Zychowski 

"Vignettes of New England" 
Opening reception, October 16,1 - 5 Refreshments served.
Marlene is an accomplished oil painter specializing in the little unique scenes of New England life. From coffee in Boston's North End, to the seacoast, the farms and fields and mountains. Marlene captures the beauty in a soft and impressionistic way. This is Marlene first solo exhibition. Please come and support her.

MacDonald Fine Art 
43 Gilford East Dr. 
Gilford, NH

A WCA/NH Members Open Exhibit

Sept 11 - Oct 31

Twiggs Gallery

254 King Street,
Boscawen NH 03303

What a great show! Drop by Twiggs all this month if you haven't seen it!
Want to know more? Nice article in the Hippo thanks to Donna:

More Questions? Contact Exhibition Coordinator Linda Greenwood, linda@greenwoodbiz.com; 617.899.3802 cell

From the Exhibitions Committee:

Exhibitions Committee is planning a winter show, “The Colors of Winter.” There is more than “white” and “grey” around us in the cold months. Keep posted for details and call to art.
Exhibition Show Ideas -
We are looking forward to a "Re-awakening" show for March of 2022. Imagine
how it is to transition from winter to spring; from dark to light; from cold
to warm.
How about joining fellow WCA artists on our own cruise on Lake Sunapee? Look
for details coming for a late summer date next year. We will book our own
private "Artists Cruise" to enjoy lunch and scenery. Maybe take time in
Sunapee Harbor to paint and photograph scenery. Hopefully with show of our
work to follow.
June should bring a "Plein Air" event for painters, sketchers and
Please let us know if you have a favorite gallery where we could exhibit, a
chosen theme or creative idea for any kind of event for our NH chapter of

Linda Greenwood

Absolutely Abstract: Dance of Compassion by Marcia Santore

Absolutely Abstract
MVA Art Gallery
Bethlehem PA
October 8-31, 2021

From Isolation to Community
Silver Center for the Arts
Plymouth NH
October 16, 2021- February 18, 2022

~Marcia Santore
Amy Wilson
Light on Water
September 1 - October 11,
Artists Reception Sept 24, 5:30 - 7
Galletly Gallery
New Hampton School

 *the gallery is open to the public, but everyone must wear a mask, regardless of vaccination status. 
Don't miss this beautiful exhibit!

Cards by, left to right, Wendy Ayotte, Ann Saunderson, Alice Sharie-Revelski, Pam Smith and Margaret Femia

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,
Solo Exhibit 
“The Nursing Home Series”
Elderly residents in their communal home depicted in etchings, lithographs, and drawings.
Riverstones Custom Framing and Gallery
33 N Main St 
Rochester, NH
exhibit available to view through October

“Green Green”
Leafy green vegetation reflected in water.... Oils and Egg Temperas.
Couleur Collection 
Falmouth, ME
exhibit available to view through Mid-October. 
~Julie Serrano

Donna Catanzaro and Ann Saunderson

Pandemic Ponderings
Epsom Library
Until November 13
Opening October 15, 3-5pm
Truth Be Told-
an artful gathering of women

Two Villages Art Society
Contoocook, NH



Meditations in Sustainability
at Highfield Hall and Gardens

until October 31, 2021

This is from Deb Claffey's newsletter. To learn more write to her at Debra@debraclaffey.com

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.
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,

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


Join us for the contemporary interpretation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's most famous work, The Great Gatsby, at 7:00PM on Tuesday, October 26th at The Rex Theatre in Manchester. The story takes place on Long Island and NYC where Nick Carraway is drawn into the extravagant world of Jay Gatsby. The film is a stunning visual feast for the eyes with a soundtrack that immerses you in Gatsby’s lavish parties and lifestyle, transporting you to the adventurous 1920’s. What a way to kick off the start of the new decade!
A portion of the proceeds will be shared with the NHBCA so that we may continue to promote innovative and fun art-experiences that showcase New Hampshire’s outstanding arts and cultural assets. Get your tickets and be prepared to indulge in a roaring good time!

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
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!

PR Tarbell Fine Art 
236 Hopkinton Road
Concord NH
Gallery Open December 14 - 15
10 am - 4 pm, otherwise by appointment
603-496-2014 or artsculpt@mindspring.co

MacDonald Fine Art 
43 Gilford East Dr.
Gilford, NH
(603) 527-8255

Open to all Members, please join us!
Board Meeting
Third Thursday,
October 21, 2021
3:30 pm
On Zoom
To be included, email Donna Catanzaro (donnacatanzaro1@gmail.com)
Exhibition Meeting
Second Thursday
October 14, 2021
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.