Scam emails are the worst. If you are like me, you probably receive several of these a day. And here at WCA we are not immune to the shenanigans of scammers. Lately, some of the names of our members and board members were harvested from the WCA national website, our NH Chapter website and other WCA Chapter websites. Scammers are using our names and email addresses to solicit everything from gift cards to donations for sick children. Our website guru, Debra Claffey, uses security software to protect our email and website. But scammers are wily, and any name on the site is out there for anyone to borrow. Please be aware that WCA will not ask you for money or gift cards in emails. We fundraise on our website through our WCANH Paypal account which is secure. We also occasionally raise money on our official Facebook page. You can also donate to us using a good old fashioned check, sent to our treasurer (instructions are on our website). As scammers get more and more brazen please be super aware of who and how you donate money. Here is a good, short article that you may find helpful: "How to Identify an Email Scam in 10 Seconds or Less https://www.netcetera.ca/identify-email-scam/
Stay safe and enjoy the Holidays!
WCANH Chapter President
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 and December 14 and then on January 11. 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.
The Lakes Region Group
Pod Meeting information:
The Lakes Region Group Monthly and Holiday zoom meeting will be on Saturday, December 12th at 10am. Zoom links will be sent the day before. If you would like to join our meeting please contact Anne McMillan at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Our January meeting will be on Saturday, January 9th with more information as we near the date.
We will meet again Sunday, December 27, 3:30 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 has decided to postpone our meeting get togethers until February 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
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
A Closer Look: The Meaning Underneath
The virtual show is on the WCA/NH website: wcanh.org
Exhibits in the Works - Get Ready!
Details are on the way for KickStart! (aka The Shoe Show) - further discussion will be in place at this week's Exhibition's Committee meeting, Thursday, December 10 at 3:30 pm on Zoom for this exciting show involving actual shoes, or new shoes, or thoughts on ways that women have had to kick-start and re-boot our lives in the face of the corona pandemic as well as the many other challenges or changes that life throws our way. Very good stuff to come for this show planned for September of 2021 at Twiggs Gallery!
"Breath of the Forest" is slated for the entire month of June with the Rochester Museum of Fine Art in the Bernier Room at the Rochester Community Center. RMFA Director Matt Wyatt is happy to host the WCA of NH as the museum begins to slowly make its way back into the public eye. Look for a new prospectus soon; and if you have your works from the previously scheduled show, or would like to enter something new, think about it! We have a continuing opportunity here with the RMFA as well as with North Adams Public Library, where we can place this show or any overflow as "A Breath of Fresh Air"!
Tricia Soule of the New Hampshire Business Committee for the Arts is very interested in the "Sunday Afternoon on the Shores of Massabesic Lake", a re-creation of "A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte" by Georges Seurat. This would be a collaborative arts event for our WCA NH artists to paint, draw or photograph costumed models from local businesses or The Palace Theatres as they socially-distance relax along the shores of Massabesic Lake at the Railway Trail Parking area off of Route 28 Traffic Circle in Auburn. We'll be moving forward with this discussion in January; she sees more opportunity for WCA artists and Augmented Reality with this activity!
Thank you for your email after the Fall Annual Meeting in response to the possibility of The Survey! It has been tweaked, and after I send it to our Board for review, it will be coming out to you for your response. It was very helpful to hear of all the different genres, mediums and special projects in which our artists are working - I've provided more areas for open response and we all look forward to hearing what you have to say.
Thanks again for all you do, for all you make, and have a healthy and peaceful holiday season!
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.
FOR OUR WCANH WEBSITE
Dear WCA/NH members,
We are adding some new features to our wcanh.org website soon. Here's what we'd like to include:
- online books, videos, or classes you have for sale
- any online classes you are offering
- any articles you have written about coping with COVIDtime (good zoom sessions, dealing with lockdown, etc)
- any articles you've written about other artists, especially other members
- news from your pod (meetings, activities, etc.)
- any videos you have published
- instructional videos you have made
If you would like to share or promote your activities during COVIDtime, please send the links and necessary information to
2021 Shenandoah National Park Artist-in-Residence Program
Shenandoah National Park
3655 Highway 211 East
Luray, VA 22835
Contact Email: email@example.com
Call Type: Residencies
Entry Deadline: 1/18/21
Golden Apple Art Residency is currently accepting applications for the summer of 2021 and 2022. Partial Scholarships are available and awarded to individuals by Golden Apple Director Shelley Stevens.
SESSION ONE: July 6 - 19, 2021
SESSION TWO: July 28 - August 10, 2021
SESSION THREE: August 18 - 31, 2021
See current news and updates on Facebook Golden Apple Studio and Art Residency
Golden Apple provides unique inspiration for photographers and plein air painters. Located in the most eastern point in North America, it provides an opportunity to be the first on the continent to witness the sun rise over the horizon. Evenings provide spectacular sunsets. The residency itself is situated on nearly fifty acres of spruce forest and overlooks the bay where lobster boats chug through the waters early each morning. Nearby scenic areas include Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, Schoodic Point and Jasper Beach, as well as many off-the-beaten-path destinations waiting to be discovered.
These are from Rebecca Hastings. If you know of more, please send them to me to publish for our fellow artists. Thanks, Paulette
Calls for Entries
2021 small works - BIG TALENT
577 S. Coast Highway, A-1
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Call Type: Exhibitions
Entry Deadline: 12/13/20
Las Laguna Art Gallery is looking for small works with big impact.
The Magic of Water
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Call Type: Exhibitions
Entry Deadline: 1/8/21
The Cultural Center of Cape Cod invites artists to explore The Magic of Water. We are here because of water. From the smallest droplet to the vast ocean, water has the power to sustain, transport, destroy, inspire, and calm us. We are mesmerized by its ability to distort, magnify, elongate, and reflect.
International Watermedia Exhibition
Watercolor Art Society - Houston
1601 W. Alabama Street
Houston, TX 77006
Contact Email: email@example.com
Call Type: Exhibitions
Event Dates: 3/7/21 - 4/1/21
Entry Deadline: 1/8/21
Also check Pulse, the newsletter from WCA National. If you are a member, it should be in your inbox around the first of each month.
This is a reminder that your membership needs to be renewed this month. Thank you to those who have already renewed and the new faces that have joined as well!
Welook forward to another great year together.
There are lots of shows planned for 2021.... including a Shoe Show "Kick Start", another one called, "Sunday Afternoon on the Shore" and another, "Breath of the Forest", and more to come!
The Edith Weiller scholarship program is a program available only for members. It can be used for professional development, workshop attendance, etc and all the info is available on our web site, www.wcanh.org
We apologize if this note is late arriving. When members renew via the national organization's website, there can be a significant delay before WCA/NH is aware of your payment....but we DO appreciate it.
WCA/NH also hopes that you are doing ok through these pandemic times and we wish you to stay safe and healthy!
Let's look forward to having some fun together this year as members of the New Hampshire Chapter!
WCANH Membership Chair
The Share Space
More Ways We Help Each Other Succeed
My tintype studio should be ready for me to use by mid-December. It's taking ages, but the pandemic has slowed the production and delivery of chemicals and other equipment.
I've been incorporating fabrics into my portraits a lot lately, like this one. (Framing by Davida Cook at Meredith Frame Shop).
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.
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
If people have a photo of themself, love ones, friends they want turned into a digital painting, I am now taking commissions. I plan to capture their spirit in the piece.
Kyle Potvin and I collaborated in the Text and Textile exhibit. Our project was entitled "Loosen" which for Kyle inspired this book of poetry. My artwork is on the cover. To pre order this book from the publisher go to www.kylepotvin.com
Am loving my ink drawing class with Annette Mitchell! We're experimenting with, Micron pens, Traditional dip pens, Crow Quill pens & Bamboo Reed pens on Vellum Bristol paper. We've used India ink & we'll be using Walnut ink & Sumi ink. So much FUN!
Here are two of my works in progress...will probably add color.
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:
by Rebecca Hastings
The Art Forger
by Barbara Sharpio 2013. Fine art and foolish choices come together in this gripping and nimble mystery. A fascinating read beginning with the still unsolved case of the Gardner Museum heist in 1990. Bridget Quinn. 2017. Chronicle Books, San Francisco.
Tulip Fever Fever
by Deborah Moggach 2001. A tale of art, beauty, lust, greed, deception and retribution -- set in a refined society ablaze with tulip fever.
New Hampshire WCA website
All WCA happenings in our state
Latest calls for art, activities...
We are one of 21 chapters of WCA,
a national arts organization.
National directory,Lifetime Achievements Awards,
Featured Artist, Conference Info...
Support WCA/NH with your Amazon purchases.
Choose " Women's Caucus For Art NH" and a portion of your sale with be donated to WCA/NH at no cost to you!
Open to all members! Join us!
January 21, 2021
3:30 - 5:30 pm
If you are not a regular member, but want to be included,
email Donna Catanzaro (firstname.lastname@example.org)
To be included, email Judy
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.
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 debraclaffey.com/workshops
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!
PR Tarbell Fine Art
236 Hopkinton Road
Gallery Open December 14 - 15
10 am - 4 pm, otherwise by appointment
603-496-2014 or email@example.com
From Your Editor
This Newsletter is for you!
I will send out the newsletter on or about the fifth of each month or shortly after.
Please send articles, information and images to
I will receive material until
January 4 at 11:00 pm
to be included in the January 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.