News of the Women's Caucus for Art  
    New Hampshire Chapter
August 2020
The mission of the Women's Caucus for Art is to create community through 
art, education, and social activism. 

Paulette Brace                                                                                                                   Hope              
Dear Members,

Despite all the cancellations around us, there are still plenty of opportunities to exhibit and visit exhibits both in person and virtually. Galleries and museums are allowed to be open now in NH with social distancing and other precautions.

Currently, WCA/NH has the exhibit "Narratives, a Women's Point of View" up at Vynnart Gallery in Meredith NH till August 25. You can visit it in person, or you can view it on our website.

We just posted the prospectus for our show "A Closer Look" that will be on exhibit at the Jaffrey Civic Center in Jaffrey, NH this October. Twiggs Gallery in Boscawen has the exhibit "Tree and Twig" till August 23.  

There are plenty of virtual exhibit opportunities as well. Library Arts Center in Newport, NH has a call for entries for their annual Juried Regional Exhibit. WCA Colorado has a call for entries titled "Old Myths New Stories" open to all WCA members. The Washington DC WCA chapter has "See My Color" A social justice call for art. More info about these exhibits are in this newsletter.

What I like about opportunities is that they make me stop obsessing about the news, and get to work creating art. There's nothing like a call for art with an interesting topic or title that gets me working on a new idea. And if I don't get in, no worries, at least it sparked me to create something new. So take a look at these and see if they spark you to make something new. And if you hear of any interesting exhibit opportunities, email them to Paulette for the next newsletter! And post them on our WCA/NH Facebook group  too. 

Enjoy the rest of the Summer,
Donna Catanzaro
President WCA/NH

The Share Space
More Ways We Help Each Other Succeed

The Protest Portraits art installation - will be on the Plymouth town common through mid-day on Sunday, August 9.  I am trying to get final approval for it to go to the Statehouse in early September.  In mid-September, it will go to Holderness School, and then PSU.  Other schools and universities are also on the list, pending final approval. 
* editor's note: This is a very dramatic must-see!
First Place in Juried National Exhibit - Two Protest Portraits were chosen for the national juried exhibit called "About What's Going On," at the Hopkinton Center for the Arts, Hopkinton, MA.  The exhibit includes work from 45 artists around the U.S. that speaks to the experience of the pandemic, the upsurge of consciousness of racism, our damaged economy, or our conflicted politics. My piece called Protest Portrait #1: Trysten, won first place.

Life's Work Solo Exhibit at Kimball-Jenkins School of Art - In the Carriage House from 9/1-9/28 The opening reception is indoors and outside on Thursday, September 10, from 5-7 with social distancing and other COVID prevention measures in place.
~Maundy Mitchell


August Art Walk 2020

This "window shopping" show is sponsored by
The Rey Cultural Center
August 1-31, 2020 
Town Square Waterville Valley, NH
Members in this show are:
Paulette Brace, Cynthia Cutting, Alma Grand, Rebecca Hastings, Maryellen Sakura, Mimsie Uhler, Susan Wei, Barabra Zimmer
 I would think it would be a pretty safe place to go if one wears a mask and remembers the social distancing.  

~Rebecca Hastings


Flag / Banner by Cynthia Cutting

The Community of Caring Flags project is a visual representation of our interconnection and commitment to caring  for and protecting our community

Why and How the Community of Caring Flag project started
2020 marks a transformative moment in human history, one that underscores our interdependent wellbeing. Our individual actions impact the wellbeing of others directly and indirectly. Inspired by traditional Tibetan Prayer Flags which are intended to bring promote peace, compassion, strength, and wisdom, this project came out of the PSU Fall 2020 Opening Task Force, Greater Plymouth Community & Alumni Subcommittee working with the Museum of the White Mountains and aims to provide the Plymouth community with an opportunity to share our common fears, to honor the suffering, and to grieve the loss brought on by the pandemic, but also the opportunity for all to help build community and unity between campus and community. 

The idea is that people in the community as well as PSU students, faculty, and staff make flags that communicate ideas about dealing with COVID or other social justice issues. We will be sewing the flags together to make a series of "flag streams" that will be hung around town and campus.

Contact Cynthia for more information and specifics  

~Cynthia Cutting

*Editor's note: Cynthia's project is designed for the Plymouth community (which doesn't mean you can't participate ) but perhaps you can use it as a model for your community. We all need community support in this time of Covid and social change.

Marian Federspiel
Do You Hear it Now

This latest piece was done in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. Like so many others, I was deeply disturbed by George Floyd's murder. As I sit here in my position of white privilege surrounded by so much natural beauty the world is being pierced by the shouts of Black Lives Matter.

If you view this entire work from a distance-all looks well-but if you look closely you see the stamens of the large flower have become fists and the center is a shouting mouth. All is not well.

~Marian Federspiel


Here is a quote and a book recommendation for ArtGenda:

"When there's a radical and true and important story happening at every moment,
why turn to imagined tales?" Rives Galchen writes in the July 12 issue of the NYT magazine entitled 'The Decameron Project'. "Art is what makes life more interesting than art," the French Fluxus artist Robert Filliou noted in one of his works, suggesting that we don't catch sight of life at first glance."

And here is a book recommendation:
If you are interested in un-imagined tales, and haven't read any of Zadie Smith's non-fiction, now is the time! I would start with her latest book of essays- 'Intimations' and if you get hooked, I highly recommend 'Feel Free' as well. Enjoy!
~Carole Groenk


Joan Barnum                   Putney House and Barn

Joan Barnum                  Yellow Apples in Basket

I was juried into the Center for the Arts Naturally New England Show, in Sunapee, NH, which took place the third week of July. The two paintings attached made it into the show, and the Yellow Apples sold.
~Joan Barnum


Museum of the White Mountains

While the museum is temporarily closed, there are
lots of great ideas from Virtual Museum tours to online exhibits on the website and on their FB and Instagram.
One of the ideas:
Send something to the museum"s fridge
Go online and check out these online exhibitions and more!


Artists who would like to be included in a virtual 
walkabout Wednesday should contact Cynthia for more info.

~Cynthia Cutting, Director
Annette Mitchell with Suzan Gannett will offer a Landscape Class via zoom for Artistic Roots Gallery in Plymouth, NH beginning August 10th. If you are interested, please contact Suzan at or Annette at for more details. Classes will meet Mondays 1 to 3 p.m. 

~Annette Mitchell

Brenda Wilbert                        One With Nature

How about including "One With Nature" in the newsletter? It is one of my latest pieces in my musician series. Check out
under Digital Art to see more.

~Brenda Wilbert

How do we find out about books, websites, apps, blogs that help us grow professionally as independent artists? Usually by telling each other. This is a share column for you by you. This has become my favorite part of the newsletter! Please send any info you think is worth sharing to: 

Edith Weiler 

This grant is for WCA/NH members who wish to expand their expertise in the visual Arts through workshops, seminars, or classes

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From Your Editor

This Newsletter is for you!

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September 5 at 11:00 pm  
 to be included in the September 2020 ArtGenda.

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Calls for Art


Call for Entries
Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment guaranteeing women, womzn, womyn, wimmin, the right to vote.
Open only to members of any WCA Chapter or just National in the USA.
Location: Curtis Cultural Arts Center, Greenwood Village, CO (just south of Denver)
Juror: Chris Stevens, Manager of the Cultural Arts Center
He will be looking for art depicting where women have come from and where they are going; arts expressing ideas about the experience of women through time and in the present time.
The show runs November 7 - December 23, 2020, with awards for Best of Show, and three Honorable Mentions
Deadline for entries: September 23, midnight through the CaFE Site:, $25 for up to 3 entries, no video or performance art accepted.
You are encouraged to join the CaFE Site at no cost. It posts Call for Entry Shows, grants, and Public Arts Project from around the country
Library Arts Center
Library Arts Center Newport, NH  
Juried Regional ExhibitOn Virtual Exhibit:   
September 4 - October 31 
Virtual Exhibit at 
Entry Deadline:  August 10, 2020 
No entry fee 

A Closer Look: The Meaning Underneath


A WCANH  Open Members Show
Jaffrey Civic Center, Jaffrey NH
October 16 to November 13, 2020
Deadline October 5, 2020
Theme: Artists are invited to illustrate their in-depth perceptions of a subject, feeling or impression in a way that encourages the viewer to consider all aspects of the art. What will a second look into the searching for an understanding of the topic reveal? Could the facets found in the specifics of the art take the viewer down a path through a magical door to someplace special? How we explore new ideas and materials can bring more detailed emotions and reactions of all varieties to the surface.
More information and to enter


Narratives: A Woman's Point of View
August 1 - August 29, 2020
VynnArt Gallery
30 Main Street
Congratulations to the winners of the three prizes given!

First Prize

Patrica Schappler    City of Taras

Second Prize

Adele Sanborn                  Woman

Third Prize

Lucy Mueller                                    Family Secrets

To maintain safety during Covid 19, the reception has been
canceled by the gallery owner.
*note:You must wear a mask when visiting this gallery

Our Fall exhibition is titled  
A Closer Look: The Meaning Underneath. This Member's Open show will be held at the Jaffrey Civic Center in October. More info and to enter

Our last exhibition will be 
Breath of the Forest  which has been rescheduled for November 15 through December 31 at the McLane Audubon Center in Concord, NH. The prospectus will be posted later this year.

The Exhibition Committee is meeting online because of the pandemic. A Zoom link will be emailed to all members of the Exhibition's Committee and any other person who might be interested in joining. Our next meeting will be on Thursday, August 13 at 10:00 am. Email Heather Lord at if you are interested in joining the committee.

~Heather Lord
Exhibition Coordinator

Artist Emergency Grant Program
Some of our members have been hit especially hard financially by the virus.  If you are having trouble making ends meet and paying for essential living expenses due to a loss of income from the myriad of exhibit, craft show and teaching cancellations, we have set aside money to help. The WCA/NH Artist Emergency Grant will provide $200 grants to WCA/NH artist members in need. This is open to all WCA/NH artist members whose dues are current as of March13th, 2020 - the date Governor Sununu issued a state of emergency due to COVID-19. It is a rolling deadline and grants will be awarded as received until funds run out. The application is a simple half page form.  The form and more information can be found  HERE  on our website.  
Open to all members! Join us!

Board Meeting
Third Thursday,
 August 20, 2020
3:30  - 5:30 pm
Video meeting
If you are not a regular member, but want to be included,
email Donna Catanzaro (

Exhibition Meeting
August 13, 10 am
 Meeting by zoom.
email Heather Lord to be included
Join a WCA/NH Pod!

Pods are smaller circles of WCA/NH members who live nearby and want to connect to work, play, see shows together, etc. You are encouraged to "Pod hop" to have more personal time with other groups! If you don't see a Pod in your area, invite a few friends over and start one, or advertise for artists in your area in ArtGenda! 

Artist's Meeting Point (AMP)
AMP, the just north of Concord Pod, will be meeting via ZOOM at 10 a.m. on August 10th and then September 14th  We'll be sharing our art work and ideas, so please remember to upload your images to your desktop for sharing. This all "happens" at TWIGGS Gallery in Boscawen, exit 17 off of I93.  Questions?  Email if you would like to be added to our ZOOM list.

The Lakes Region Group
The Lakes Region Group meeting will be on Saturday, August 8th at 10am.  If the weather cooperates we will be having an outside meeting at a members house  and if the weather does not then the meeting will be via zoom.  If you would like to join our meeting  please contact  Anne McMillan at for more information and information on our meeting location or an online invite will be sent if we have to zoom.          
Our September meeting will be on Saturday, September 12th with more information as we near the date. 
The WCA Lakes Region Pod Exhibit Sacred Spaces/Sacred Places  will be August 29th - September 27th 2020 at  Twiggs Gallery in Boscawen, NH.  An opening reception is  planned for August 29th from 1-3 pm, masks are required.  For more information contact Twiggs Gallery 603-975-0015.

Plymouth Pod
We will meet  again Sunday, August 9 and again on  Sunday, August 23, 4 pm on Zoom. At members' request we are meeting every two weeks. Please come even if you don't have new work. If you want to be added to the list to get the meeting number and password, please email Paulette.
Everyone welcome! BYOC (bring your own chocolate.)
Monadnock Pod (ModPod)
Our Monadnock Pod is not meeting - maybe we can meet in later!
We all miss it!
Contact: Linda Greenwood( 617)899-3802

Member's 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
Some of these are closed. Please contact the owner.
Open for online workshops and one person in-studio workshops in Printing without a Press, Encaustic Mixed Media, and more. Check for details. or
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

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