News of the Women's Caucus for Art 
  New Hampshire Chapter
January 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,

Hope you enjoyed the holidays and are gearing up for a creative and productive 2020.

Here at WCA/NH we are planning a busy year, with 4 exhibitions scheduled!

We have many new volunteers this year, and we are so grateful for our members who generously contribute their time. We appreciate all of you, past and present. And as they say, "many hands make light work." But did you know that volunteering can increase your lifespan?  Studies show that volunteering can improve your health and lengthen your life!
And, we need one more volunteer to help us out. In order to continue meeting at the Concord Women's Club, we are required to provide a liaison to attend their monthly board meetings. They want us to add a little art to their activities, so your job would be to let us know what artful activity they would like us to provide for them. Their board meetings are the second Thursday of the month at 5:15 pm, 44 Pleasant St. in Concord. They are a wonderful group and contribute a great deal to the community.  Check out the WCC website to see what they do.

Email  dcatanzaro@wcanh.org  if you are interested, or for more info. And just think... it could make you live longer!

Happy New Year!

Happy Holidays,
Donna Catanzaro


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Benefit the Weiler Scholarship
The Share Space
More Ways We Help Each Other Succeed

The AMP, just north of Concord POD, traded beautiful Artist Tracing Cards at their holiday luncheon. Are you interested in trading ATC's again?
  Email Donna (donnacatanzaro1@gmail.com)and let her know your thoughts.


Lakes Center for the Arts
This Arts incubator is the continuing work of community members and artists in the repurposed Anna Lee Doll Factory just off Rte 104 in Meredith. For more more information and to get involved in this growing project contact Dayna Talbot or check out the web site.
 Read about it Here:


Just heard about this exhibit--JMW Turner: Watercolors from the Tate.  It is close enough to make it a day trip, I think.  
       From Susan Noel

Film Fabulous Fungi is real eye candy.
Part time lapse photography, part biology lesson and a bit infomercial, it is in theaters now and a must see on many levels. Many people tell me that they see it more than once!
From Paulette Brace

Here is a short (8 min) video produced in conjunction with Colorado Public Television
From Susan Noel

Happy New Year from the Lakes Center for the Arts!
The  Lakes Center for the Arts sends our best wishes for an amazing and art-filled 2020.
We are excited to greet the new year welcoming
new  volunteerscommitteessupporters, and sponsors...and  artists of all disciplines.  
With Gratitude,
Katheryn Rolfe, Kim Cedarstrom, Dayna Talbot, Johanna Halperin, Monica Philbin, and Ron Jonash
Steering Committee
Lakes Center for the Arts

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 January 14th and then February 11th  We'll be sharing our art work 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,  I93.
Contact:  adele.sanborn@gmail.com....check for weather cancellation.

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

Plymouth Pod

We will next meet Sunday, January 19,  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.

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 January.
Contact: Linda Greenwood( 617)899-3802

Open to all members! Join us!

Board Meeting
Third Thursday,
 January 16, 2020
3:30  - 5:30 pm
Women's Club of Concord
44 Pleasant Street, Concord

Exhibition Meeting
 Usually the Second Thursday,
January 9, 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
Shhhhh! Small Sneak Preview
Small Works

Linda Grahm                                 Costal Trees

Alma Grand                                       Mexico

Beth Ashton                                             The Cabin

Happy Art New Year!

The Best New Year's Resolutions

 Renew your WCA/NH membership!

Donna Catanzaro                                Creative Cultivation                          

Not sure if you renewed?

Check your email to see if have recent "please renew now" letters from membership chair, Adele Sanborn.  She is doing a great job keeping the roles up to date. Also you will get a nice "thank you" letter when your yearly renewal, or new membership, is recorded.
* Please note that if you renew/join through the national website, Adele will not get the notice for a bit.

What? No nice "thank you"! Then please renew.

*****On this page you can either renew by PayPal or print the page and send a check to Anne McMillan, our treasurer. (Her address is included on the page) 

 Attend the National WCA Conference!

Intersectionality, February 13-16 at Columbia College. 
Conference sessions will include Chapters' Council and Caucus meetings, workshops and panels, and networking opportunities. Included in the registration are  our two exhibition receptions. From the convenient location on Michigan Ave, you can explore world-class museums and galleries, enjoy exceptional drinks and dining, and take in world-class architecture and music.

Give yourself professional growth.

The Edith Weiler Scholarship
For Professional Development
This scholarship is designed specifically for WCA/NH members. The Edith Weiler Scholarship, provides funds members who wish to expand their expertise in the visual arts through workshops, classes, and seminars is ready for applicants! (Not for degree work)

And #1,#2,#3, you are on your way to the 

Happiest of  Art Years!


Call for Art

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

Our exhibition titled, "Small Works", featuring two-dimensional art 11 x 14 or smaller, will be at the gallery at the Red River Theatres, 11 South Main Street, Level #1, in Concord, NH. The show will begin on February 1 and last through February 29. 
Don't miss a fun reception on Thursday, February 6th, from 3:00p.m - 5:00 p.m at the Red River Theatres! You can get to meet the artists and have some tasty snacks! We hope to see you there! Party time!
Our next two Exhibition's Meetings in 2020 are on Thursday, January 9th, and 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 for the year. Everyone is welcome at our meetings! Please feel free to join us!
Heather Lord
Exhibition's Coordinator

Members' Exhibitions

Annette Mitchell                                               Toothpick Dancers

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
Opening January 21, 3 - 5 pm
Many thanks to WCA/NH and Plymouth POD 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
Debra Claffey                   Time and Lights and Sounds

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

Marian Federspiel
A solo show
Gilford Public Library
January 2020

Annette Mitchell
Nightscape Paintings
Visiting Artist
Artistic Roots
Main Street
Plymouth NH
Until January 31

Maundy Mitchell
Life's Work : Occupations and Identity
Galletly Gallery
New Hampton School
34 Dr. Childs Road
New Hampton, NH
January 7 - 31
Reception January 17 5:30 - 7:00 pm

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

Sue Pretty
Then and Now - How Far We've Come
League of NH Headquarters 
September 27 - December 20

Gail Smuda
Beyond the Book
An exhibition of Book Arts
Brighten and Faneuil Branches
Boston Public Library
Through January 11

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

Marcia Wood
Postapocalyptic Protagonist
Arts Connect 
Catamount Arts Juried Show
Catamount Arts
115 Eastern Ave St
St Johnsbury VT
November 23, 2019 - January 24, 2020

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This year we will send out the newsletter on the fifth of each month.  This is five days earlier.
I hope to include more openings this way. Let me know if you like it better.

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