April 2021
Annual Spring Meeting April 18, 3:30 on Zoom
News of the Women's Caucus for Art New Hampshire Chapter
This 3D piece, The Sacred Heart of Technology, was made by mosaic/pen work artist, Martha Stevermer, for the Retablos Revisited Show at Twiggs, April 24 - May 3. This show features work by artists from Lakes Region Group and Plymouth POD (All WCA/NH)
Please come to the opening, Saturday, April 24, 1 - 3 pm.
Dear Members,
Do you have a few spare hours a month? Our WCANH Board has open positions! We meet once a month, the 3rd Thursday of the month, 3:30 – 5pm on Zoom. We run a quick meeting, stick to the agenda, and we all get along great. It’s a fun but productive board. Come help us plan future activities for our members! Check us out at our next Zoom meeting on Thursday April 15 at 3:30 pm. For more info and the Zoom link, Email donnacatanzaro1@gmail.com.
We can always use more help on our Exhibitions Committee. They meet the second Thursday of the month at 3:30pm on Zoom. Help plan future exhibits! You come up with the themes, the exhibit names and the locations. Know before anyone else what the future shows are! Learn new skills: how to hang a show, communicate with galleries, manage an exhibit and more. We’ve done at least a hundred shows over the years, so we have it down. And many hands make the tasks easy. For more info and the Zoom link, Email donnacatanzaro1@gmail.com.
Enjoy the Spring weather!
Donna Catanzaro
WCANH Chapter President


Our Annual Spring Meeting will be
Sunday April 18 at 3:30 on Zoom.
(Everyone is invited, tell your friends!)

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Kimberly Ritchie, Undiscovered Species: Fading II, Cyanotype, Silkscreen, Silverpoint, 2019

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Kimberly Ritchie, a NH environmental artist and Associate Professor of Art at Plymouth State University, will talk about her work “Endangered, Invasive, and Undiscovered [Species].” You can see more of her work here: http://www.kimberlyandersonritchie.com/work.html.
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We'll also be doing a pecha kucha slide presentation of attending artist's work. Pecha kucha is a fun, fast paced presentation where the artist has approximately 10 seconds to talk about each of their slides.
Email info@wcanh.org for the Zoom link and the instructions on how to enter the pecha kucha slide show.

Join the fun!
 
WCANH College Scholarship Deadline Extended to April 15!
Spread the word! More information on our website: https://www.wcanh.org/about/college-scholarship-program/


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Exhibitions

CALL FOR ENTRIES:
Kick-Start!
A WCA/NH Members Open Exhibit
September 11-October 31, 2021
Twiggs Gallery
254 King Street, Boscawen NH 03303
 
Use the theme of a shoe as the focus of the artwork to symbolize the kick-starting of our lives and to show how to encourage people to step out of the restrictions imposed on everyone this past year.
How can we represent a “kick start” in energizing the launching of a new stretch of happiness?
Is it an athletic shoe that will thrust us forward? Is it a work shoe that will take us back to the office? Is it a high heel that will send us clicking on the dance floor or skipping at a party? How about a sandal that will allow the sand to tickle our toes on the beach? Show a flip flop shoe that will “flip” us into a special happy mood. Maybe it is slippers to guide us to a good night’s sleep. Stomp around in the rain in your old galoshes! Or finally find your “solemate.” Put some spring into your step and use the “shoe” as a catalyst to launch us into new adventures. The exhibit will be a tribute to the resiliency of women and to the many ways women have found to re-boot their lives since the onset of the corona pandemic.So just put your best foot forward and submit your finest art!

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

prospectus and to enter HERE


CALL FOR ENTRIES:
BREATH OF THE FOREST (Take 2)
A WCA/NH Members Open Exhibit
June 1 – 30, 2021
Rochester Museum of Fine Art
The Bernier Room at
The Rochester Community Center,
Rochester NH
We are revisiting the relationship between humans and nature at a time when perhaps reconnection is needed most. Seeking solace in our sacred spaces, many choose the majesty of the forest – warm, protective canopies, or towering strengths of possibilities reaching into the sky – home to hundreds of minute neighborhoods of their own, all trying to do the same thing we’re doing now – live.
How do you see your own relationship with nature and the forest? What aspects of forests or their natural ingredients inspire you? What do you focus on when you experience and respond to groupings of trees?
Bring back your work from the original “Breath of the Forest” for 2020 or create something new – all are welcome for “Breath of the Forest” (Take 2)!
Exhibition Dates: June 1 through June 30, 2021.
Opening Reception: Friday, June 4, 1-4 p.m.
Entry Deadline: May 16 or until we receive 40 works.
Entry fee: $15.00; first come, first served opportunity.
Drop off: May 24, 26, 27 between 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. at Rochester Museum of Fine Art, Rochester Community Center, Rochester NH.
Pick up:  June 30 during take down at RMFA or July 1-2 at RMFA between 11 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
Eligibility: You must be a 2021 member to enter WCA/NH to enter.
prospectus HERE
Newfound Lake by Alma Grand

Here is a piece I did in Annette & Suzan's Line Drawing Class...It's a view of Newfound Lake done in Micron Pen & India Ink
~Alma Grand
Art by Kate Knox 
                                              
 S Stephanie
Come Back
         (After Kate Knox’s “Moving to Canada”)

Staggering on sea-legs, the horizon singing
out
our wild wind-touched dreams    
                                          just ahead
But how we drag our salt-soaked childhood  
 behind
Will the next spindly step 
      bring us
to the sky-saturated window 
      the bird's eye view                      
Years later 
barnacle drenched and leaning
 all our holes and history 
                                        creaking
under those magnificent clouds
     dreams to come to 
  
The Poetry/Art collaboration created by artist Kate Knox of Dover, NH and I (S Stephanie of Rollinsford, NH) for the "Come Back" exhibit at Twiggs Gallery in 2018 has been published in an Anthology out of Iowa. The Anthology is called Conestoga Zen. Kate’s piece is a 24 x 36 Woodcut and Beeswax titled “I’m Moving to Canada”. My poem “Come Back” is woven throughout the piece. The anthology is available from lulu.com this month. 
I have attached a copy of her piece and my poem here. 

~S Stephanie 
 
Lacuna by Carole Groenke
Congratulations to Brenda Wilbert who had her personal monologue performed by a professional actor from Philadelphia. It was a special even and I regret that I was unable to send ArtGenda in time to alert you so that you could attend. It was Friday, April 9, 5 -7 pm. If you see this in time, please contact Brenda Wilbert.
Email info@thecreativecener.org you have any questions about the event!We can hope they repeat it!
~Paulette
From Your Editor

This Newsletter is for YOU!

 I will send out the newsletter about the fifth of each month or as soon after as I can.

Please send articles, information and images to
I will receive material until 
May 5
for the
May 2021 ArtGenda.

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
Of Interest
Tension:
Process in the Making

Call for Art:
NH Artists who use fiber in their work
Exhibition dates:
July 24 – September 4, 2021
Location:
Twiggs Gallery, Boscawen, NH

Submission deadline:
Saturday May 1, 2021
The Surface Design Association’s (SDA) New Hampshire Group invites NH fiber artists to enter Tension: Process in the Making featuring fiber art and textiles by New Hampshire artists. The artists will explore tension – the act of expanding or widening. In a world that has become overstimulated and intense, the process of making slows us down to find balance and create broad narratives within the visual aesthetics of fiber art.
To see full prospectus online and apply via Entrythingy

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Free Virtual Event-New Hampshire Fiber Artist’s and Surface Design Association 
Saturday, April 10 from 10-11:30 
 
Overview of SDA given by Astrid Bennett, SDA President 
Anne McMillian: Book Arts Demo
Jane Quimby: Shibori Demo
Overview of call-for-art, “Tension: Process in the Making”
Final Q & A
 
Registration Link:
Register in advance for this meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Questions: Dayna Talbot
dtalbot3@gmail.com

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The Flood by Carole Groenke

This is an interesting show; The pieces are varied and range from religious to quirky. I hope to see you at the reception! Paulette

Retablos Reconsidered
April 24 - June 3
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 24 from 1-3 pm
Twiggs Gallery
254 King Street
Boscawen, NH 03303

Retablos are traditional devotional paintings that developed in Spain in the Catholic Church around the 12th century. The traditional paintings are devotional holy images that relate to a miraculous event. 
In this exhibit, the artists have reconsidered this honorific art form to reveal themes that personally, socially even politically affect their lives. Some reflect traditional religious themes within a contemporary context. Others are non-religious but are created to draw awareness to broad issues in our times and some reveal deeply personal stories.
This exhibit follows an earlier, very successful, show by members of Plymouth and Lake Region PODs. 
These artists were asked to show these works again and/or add others.

From the PODS

Want to learn more about PODS? Heather Lord explains in the latest PULSE. If you missed her article, Click Here

The Lakes Region Group  
The Lakes Region Group  Monthly meeting will not be held in April. We will resume meetings in May on the 8th at 10am.  Currently the meeting is scheduled as a Zoom meeting but that may change in the next month weather permitting. Zoom links will be sent the day before.  All are welcome to attend our meeting and we enjoy a good show and tell!  If you would like to join please contact Anne McMillan at 2amcmillan@gmail.com for more information.

Artist's Meeting Point (AMP)
will be meeting via Zoom at 10 a.m. oon April 12.
We'll be sharing our art work and ideas, so please remember to get you images on your desktop to share. If you would like to stay, we usually stay and chitchat from 12 - 1. 
Questions?  Email adele.sanborn@gmail.com if you would like to be added to our ZOOM list.

Monadnock Pod (ModPod)
Our Monadnock Pod has decided to postpone our meeting get togethers until June 2021. Seems as if our artists are still concerned about the rise in covid cases....
Hope you are well!
Contact: Linda Greenwood (617)899-3802

Plymouth Pod
Plymouth POD will meet again Sunday, May 2, at 3:30.
We hope to see everyone at the Spring Meeting on April 18 !
Everyone welcome! Now that we are zooming, you don't need to live close.


WCA/NH Zoom POD
This state wide POD meets the first Tuesday of each month. The next meeting
will be May 4 at 6:30. Everyone invited! Email info@wcanh.org for codes.

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)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
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!

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
Open to all Members, please join us!
Board Meeting
Third Thursday,
 April 15, 2021
3:30 pm
On Zoom
To be included, email Donna Catanzaro (donnacatanzaro1@gmail.com)
Exhibition Meeting
Second Thursday
May 13, 2021
10 am
On Zoom
To be included, email Linda Greenwood
(linda@greenwoodbiz.com)

 The mission of the Women's Caucus for Art is to create community through 
art, education, and social activism.