January 2021
News of the Women's Caucus for Art New Hampshire Chapter
"Broken Heart Full of Hope," by eco artist Cynthia Cutting, is an installation that was positioned at the top of the community bonfire in Plymouth NH. The bonfire was assembled and hosted by Roger Ellsworth and Eva Nagorka on their property and was lit New Year's Eve. Happy New Year!
Dear Members
Happy New Year! Here’s hoping that 2021 will be better than 2021. We can’t control what’s going on in the world but we can work on ourselves.
The New Year is traditionally a time when people make resolutions, start diets, join gyms, and in general, begin a self-renewal.  
Forget the diets, why not try a new art medium? Art classes begin both online and in person at various local and not-so-local schools start soon. Now is a good time to sign up and try something new. We have the Edith Weiler professional development fund just for that purpose. The application form is here. https://www.wcanh.org/the-edith-weiler-professional-development-grant/
If you are teaching art classes or know of upcoming interesting classes, please share them to our WCANH Facebook group. https://www.facebook.com/groups/336775120643

Stay well,
Donna Catanzaro
WCANH Chapter President

Local Art Classes

Kimball Jenkins, Concord NH Click to

Library Arts Center, Newport NH. Click to

Artistic Roots, Plymouth, NH (January classes are full). Annette Mitchell and Suzan Gannett, WCANH members, are two of the teachers.

Debra Claffey, WCANH member, teaches on Zoom
The Shared Space
This play by Brenda Wilbert shows the healing power of expressive arts for depression. Donna Catanzaro did the artwork. To register for this free event contact info@schoolhouseplayers.com 
Gibson’s Bookstore will hold a launch event for Loosen, poetry by Kyle Potvin and art by Brenda Wilbert, on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 7 pm via Zoom. All are invited to attend. Please register: https://www.gibsonsbookstore.com/event/potvin-loosen
~Brenda Wilbert
More Shared News

Tintype Studio Updates
Happy New Year! I’ve spent a lot of time lately working on portraits in my newest room, the tintype studio and vault darkroom. I have a system in place to make 4×5 and 5×7 tintype plates. Next I will be working with 8×10 plates.
~Maundy Mitchell
Arizona Aquaeous XXV invited Rebecca Hasting’s Shelter for Julio to be part of the Tubac Center of the Arts’ annual Arizona Aquaeous show. January 15-February 21, 2021. After a relentless teasing from her brother, Rebecca (well, Julio) is on his way to TUBAC!
~Rebecca Hastings
Artists Read
by Rebecca Hastings

Frida in America: The Creative Awakening of a Great Artist by Celia Stahr. Saint Martin’s Press 2020.
Don’t sigh…another Frida book? This well-documented turning point in Kahlo’s life is an engaging read. Frida’s time in Gringolandia, as she nicknamed the U.S. turned out to be the stimulant that sparked “a period of immense creative and personal growth

You Are an Artist: Assignments to Spark Creation by Sarah Urist Green. Penguin Books 2020
“Chock-full of artist stories and stimulating creative tasks, this is a book readers should keep close, especially during the winter when inspiration can be finite resource. The tone carried throughout is reminiscent of a supportive art teacher…”

Guerrilla Girls: The Art of Behaving Badly by The Guerrilla Girls. Chronicle Books, 2020.
If you are a bit hazy on who the Guerrilla Girls are they are a collective of political feminist artists who expose discrimination and corruption in art, film, politics, and pop culture all around the world. This is the first book to catalog the entire career of the Guerrilla Girls from 1985 to present. It will challenge its readers to don “gorilla masks and use their voice and talent to change the world”.
From Your Editor

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

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February 4 at 11:00 pm  
 to be included in the
February 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,
POD News
The Lakes Region Group  
The Monthly Zoom meeting will be on Saturday, January 9th at 10am.  Zoom links will be sent the day before.  All are welcome to attend our meeting and we enjoy a good show and tell!  
Our February meeting will be on Saturday, February 13th with more information as we near the date.  
If you would like to join our meeting  please contact Anne McMillan at 2amcmillan@gmail.com for more information.

Artist's Meeting Point (AMP)
AMP, the just north of Concord Pod, will be meeting via Zoom at 10 a.m. 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. 
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 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

Plymouth Pod
We will meet Sunday, January 10, ans again on January 24, 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.)

This state wide POD meets the first Tuesday of each month. The next meeting
will be February 2. 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
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,
 January 21, 2021
3:30 - 5:00 pm
On Zoom
If you are not a regular member, but want to be included,
email Donna Catanzaro (donnacatanzaro1@gmail.com)

Exhibition Meeting
December 10
3:30 pm
On Zoom
To be included, email Judy 
 The mission of the Women's Caucus for Art is to create community through 
art, education, and social activism.