News of the Women's Caucus for Art 
  New Hampshire Chapter
February 2020

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

In This Issue
Dear Members,

If you attended our Fall Meeting back in October, you will remember the interesting talk given by Tricia Soule from the NH Business Committee for the Arts (NHBCA). We decided it would be an advantage to our members to be a part of this state organization that brings together art and businesses, so WCA/NH has joined NHBCA as a non-profit member! That means that we will be sharing their events with you, and attempting to partner up with them any way we can in order to offer you new opportunities. In March they have a networking event scheduled at the Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College in Hanover:

Artful Networking at The Hood Museum of Art
Thursday, March 5, 2020 
5:00 - 7:00 PM 
The Hood Museum of Art, 6 East Wheelock Street Hanover, NH, 
John Stomberg, Director of the Museum will give an insider's tour. You can see firsthand one of the State's most revered art institutions which recently completed a $50 million expansion and renovation project. More information here.  https://www.nhbca.com/events-1/artful-networking-at-the-hood-museum-of-art .

Hope to see you there!
Donna Catanzaro
The Share Space
More Ways We Help Each Other Succeed

Betty Flournoy Brown         Blue Marsh
 This link is to the NHPR Outside/In podcast "Chasing the Light".  My comments about my own painting and the practice of Plein air painting were part of the podcast. 
~Betty Flournoy Brown


Plymouth Artist Studio  Welcomes New Artists

Plymouth Artist Studio begins spring semester life drawing on Friday, February 7, 2020.   These open studios provide an opportunity for artists to work independently, practice, and refine their skills. Sessions are uninstructed.  A professional model provides short and long poses for figure drawing. Artists need to bring their own drawing supplies. Photography and oils are not permitted.
The studio has easels, table, and seating. Bring your own paper and art materials.
Please note the new two-hour time for these sessions is 10:00 am - 12:00pm
Spring studios are offered on:
February 21
March 6 & 20
April 3 & 17
May 8
Participation in the Plymouth Artist Studio offers a one semester membership of $10. With membership, each studio session's fee is $10.  Non-members may participate in an open studio for $15. 
Plymouth Artist Studio  is located at Plymouth State University in the Draper & Maynard Building,  Room 202, Figure Drawing Studio.
Parking on campus is by permit only; meter parking is available on Main Street or at the Plymouth Municipal lot on Green Street. 
For more information contact: Darlene Nadeau at dnadeau1@plymouth.edu or 


Currier Museum of Art
We are very pleased to have acquired a second home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in Manchester, NH. It is one of only seven Usonian Automatic houses to survive . The museum now has two outstanding houses by America's most important architect, making possible exciting new experiences for visitors.
~Paulette Brace


Annette Mitchell is teaching a six week course at Artistic Roots in Plymouth titled "Begin An Art Quilt" from January 27-March 2. Emphasis is on an original art process that evolves an idea, using techniques employed in visual design.
Annette regularly teaches short art classes at Artistic Roots, Main Street, Plymouth NH.  Her next class is i"Understanding Color Through Paint" Contact Artistic Roots for more information.
~Annette Mitchell


WCA/NH is now a member of the NH Business Committee for the Arts!
What does this mean for you?
More to follow next month!
~Paulette Brace


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:

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
Encaustic, oil and mixed media, cold wax painting, encaustic monotypes, printing without a press
Digital Services
Website setup and maintenance, image processing, artist statement writing
debraclaffey.com or debra@debraclaffey.com
owner: Debra Claffey

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

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.com

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 at 10 a.m. on Monday March 9th and then April 13TH.   We'll be sharing our artwork 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 I-93
Contact:  adele.sanborn@gmail.com....check for weather cancellation.

Jan Sanquedolce

The Lakes Region Group

The Lakes Region Group   meeting will be on Saturday, January 11th   at the Meredith Community Center, One Circle Drive, Meredith from 10:00 am - 12:30 pm.   We ask that you please bring artwork you are presently working on, have finished or wish to share, and ideas you have to share with the group.  Our February  meeting will be Saturday, February 8th .  All are welcome at our meeting.   
Contact: Anne McMillan  2amcmill an@gmail.com
Davida Cook

Plymouth Pod

We will next meet Sunday, February 26,  3-5 pm at
Artistic Roots,  On the Common,  Plymouth, NH.
Everyone welcome! Bring art to share and anything else that you think the group would like to know! We are a very happy, uplifting, supportive group.

Susan Wei and Alma Grand react to Paulette Brace's painting for Fragile Ground (a show about the climate crisis).

Monadnock Pod (ModPod)

We meet the first Thursday of the month from 7:00 to 9:00 pm unless we have a special event planned.
A trip to the MFA in Boston is in the works to view the Seven-Gallery "Takeover" of Art by Women... MFA Boston Marks 100th Anniversary of U.S. Women's Suffrage Amendment.
Please contact Linda to see where the POD is meeting in February.
Contact: Linda Greenwood( 617)899-3802

Open to all members! Join us!

Board Meeting
Third Thursday,
 February 20, 2020
3:30  - 5:30 pm
Women's Club of Concord
44 Pleasant Street, Concord

Exhibition Meeting
 Usually the Second Thursday,
February 13, 2020
10:15 - 11:15 am
Baker Free Library
509 South  Street,  Bow NH
(603)224-2065 (library number)
The FREE parking lot is off Northeast Avenue, 
behind the library.
There is also free Wi-Fi

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


By Popular Demand!

Get your Busting Out: Powerful Women art bra  online at magcloud !

 Price: $15 + shipping 
Benefit the Weiler Scholarship

February 1 -  February 29
Reception: Thursday, February 6, 3-5 pm
Red River Theatres
11 South Main Street
Concord, NH

Call for Entries

Breath of the Forest
The relationship between humans and nature is essential, symbiotic, inspiring, and problematic. Experiencing the forest via small encounters with wildflowers on our window sills, collecting leaves, listening to bird songs, savoring treasured rocks, or more immersive experiences that engage all of our senses like quiet walks on secluded trails, wading in ponds, bird watching, or exploring animal habitats provide opportunities to gather strength, to re-connect with the rich natural place we live in, and to simply take long breaths that calm and heal us.
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?

April 1 through June 3, 2020
Reception: April 9, time TBA

Deadline: March 20 or until we receive 20 works

Exhibition location: McLane Audubon Center, Concord, NH
Eligibility: You must be a current dues-paying member of WCA/NH to enter the exhibition
Entry fee: $15.00; one entry per person, with a limit of 20 artworks total. This is a first come, first served opportunity.
Commission: 30%.
Artwork specifications: This exhibit is for 2D artwork only. Size limitation: Artwork no larger than 24" on a side (unframed), or smaller, will be accepted.

Still to come!
Narratives: A Women's Point of View, is a juried exhibit held this August at the VynnArt Gallery in Meredith, NH. (The prospectus will be posted on our website later this year.)
Our fourth exhibition is not yet named. It will be held at the Jaffrey Civic Center in October. (The prospectus will be posted later this year.)
Our next Exhibition's Meeting in 2020 is February 13th We meet at 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. at the Baker Free Library, 509 South Street, in Bow, NH to plan the exhibitions. Everyone is welcome at our meetings! 
Heather Lord
Exhibition Coordinator

Members' Exhibitions

Marcia Santore       Dance of Gratitude

Betsy Ayotte, Paulette Brace, Joan Barnum, Betty Flournoy Brown, BJ Eckardt, Alma Grand, Rebecca Hastings, Loretta Hubley, Annette Mitchell, Susan Noel, Maryellen Sakura, Adele Sanborn, Marcia Santore, Brenda Wilbert
Nourish? Arts Address Mind, Body, Spirit
Museum of the White Mountains
34 Highland Street,
Plymouth, NH
January 21 - February 15, 2020
Many thanks to WCA/NH and WCA-NH member Cynthia Cutting, director of the Museum of the White Mountains, for making this show possible.

Shari Boraz
Threaded: Contemporary Fiber in New England
Mosesian Center for the Arts
321 Arsenal St. Watertown, MA
Feb 6 - March 20, 2020

Burning                                                            Susan Wei

Betsy Ayotte, Mary Bohn, Paulette Brace, Davida Cook, Janet Cocchiaro, Cynthia Cutting, Alma Grand, Rebecca Hastings, Maundy Mitchell, Darlene Nadeau, Maryellen Sakura, Cilla Sheehan, Virginia Slayton, Martha Stevermer, Mimzie Uhler, Linda Walsh, Susan Wei
Fragile Ground
Pease Public Library
1 Russell Street, Plymouth NH
February 1 - February 29

Alma Grand                The Window

Debra Claffey
Syncopated Rhythms, a solo show
E.N. Wennberg Gallery
AVA Gallery and Art Center
January 10 - February 7, 2020
Opening Reception: January 10, 2020, 5 - 7 pm
Gallery Talk: Friday, January 17, 2020 6 pm
Workshop: Mixing Media: Encaustic and Oil
January 18 & January 19, 10 - 4 pm

Maundy Mitchell
Selections 2020
Library Arts Center
Newport, NH
February 1 - March 27
Reception January 31, 5 - 7 pm

Adele Sanborn
Constructed Vision
Adele Sanborn and Richard Moore
NHAA satellite gallery
2 Pillsbury Building
Concord NH
December 30 - March 20

The Art of the Book
Semi - annual international juried show
of contemporary book artists
Rochester Public Library
Through February 2020

Seeing Red 
Cultural Center of Cape Cod
 Yarmouth, MA
 Through March 1st
Teacher's Showcase
 TWIGGS Gallery
 Boscawqen, NH
Through March 30th

Martha Stevermer                                 The Village Mirror

Adele Sanborn, Martha Stevermer
Hidden Treasure
League of NH Craftsmen's Gallery
49 South Main Street
Through March 29

Marcia Santore                              Exit

Marcia Santore
Small Works Juried Exhibition
Five Points Annex Gallery
Torrington CT
February 14 - March 8, 2020
Opening: February 14, 7 pm

Send your exhibition, classes, books, successes to the editor. Let us all share your good news! Images are encouraged.

2020 WCA/NH College Scholarship Award

Now Accepting Applications

Each year we award a $1000 scholarship to a  New Hampshire  female  undergraduate student majoring in the visual arts at a degree-granting, accredited New Hampshire college or university. 
The deadline is April 1.
 Apply online:

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