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

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


Susan Wei                          Fabric                  Broken Promises
Dear Members,

How has your artwork changed during the pandemic? Are you spending more time making masks than painting? Are you exploring a new media, taking classes online, experimenting, or trying something new? Or are you like many of us, stuck in a rut, too anxious and worried (and rightly so!) to work.

 I've been spending way too much time reading about the pandemic, social injustices, politics and keeping up with all the news that changes every minute, reading major newspapers and listening to NPR many times a day. It's overwhelming! 

While it's important to be well informed, it's also important to take care of yourself and spend time doing what you love most, whether that be creating art, gardening or whatever. Try to carve out a chunk of time every day to be creative. Get outside and get some exercise and fresh air. And put aside a tiny chunk of time to read the news. There are online timers and phone timers that can help you limit your time online.

 My Fourth of July resolution is to spend less time reading the news online, and more time doing art.  

Please join me!
Donna Catanzaro
President WCA/NH

The Share Space
More Ways We Help Each Other Succeed

I've been working on a personal project called Protest Portraits.  Here is a link to what is finished.  LOTS more up this week!

~Maundy Mitchell

WCAC Call for Art The WCACarolinas, a new chapter-in-formation, is planning a juried exhibition, XX: Women 2020 . It is only open to WCA members. The link to the call is below. The deadline to submit is August 21st.


COVID ART MASK POP-UP SHOW Twiggs Gallery, Boscawen, NH
Exhibition Dates: June 26-July 18, 2020
Stop in, wear a mask!

Heather Lord                                     Bee-cause I care

Heather's entry in the mask pop-up at Twiggs. To see others,
click   HERE


August Art Walk 2020

Call for Entries
Sponsored by
The Rey Cultural Center
August 1-31, 2020
Entry Fee is $15
Artist commission on sales is 80%
Entry Deadline is July 13
Town Square Waterville Valley, NH

There are 50-60 windows where art will be displayed, 30 inches wine and very tall. Artists are limited to two entries.
Learn more and apply   HERE

~Rebecca Hastings


Marcia Santore             Something There

Marcia Santore
HOME: A Virtual Exhibition
Woman Made Gallery
Chicago, IL
Juror: Jennifer Weige

Fiber Jewelry Class
This is a class with a fiber artist, Jodi Colella, I know-she is amazing and if you want to mention it to anyone today at zoom.....or put in newsletter. I am not sure when it comes out but -thought I would pass it on.

                                                        ~Dayna Talbot


Book Review 

How To Be An Artist  by Jerry Saltz is a book I have looked forward to reading since it's publication earlier this year. I think I identify with Saltz because he, too, is what use to be called, "a late bloomer" having been a long distance truck driver previous to his writing career.
He is currently the art critique for New York magazine. 
This is a book best read in very small doses. At least that's the way I read it. I needed digestion time between each of the very brief, but to the point, chapters which are often one page but sometimes two. Those chapters that seemed to be aimed at those just starting to identify as artists were still a terrific recap for those of us who have been at this for more than a few decades.

Every chapter had a valid point. Some of the exercises were repetitious for me but still had a logical reason to exist. The idea of rethinking what you know through and through is something we don't do often enough. I know I am speaking for myself but doubt I'm alone in this.

His exercises are helpful and I love when I find an artist I've never heard of pops up as someone who we should all know about and appreciate. You may or not agree with his choice of examples but you will always learn something new wherever you are in your artistic journey.

~ Gail.Smuda 

Art Exhibition 

 An exhibition of paintings opens July 4 at Patricia Ladd Carega Gallery, 69 Maple Street, Center Sandwich, NH. The title of the exhibition is  "Sandwiched in Season" , a body of work that explores the beauty of our town and its surroundings by Katherine Fields.

~Alma Grand


Loretta CR Hubley is displaying her photograph "Beat-Up Blues" in the juried online exhibit "On the Surface" by the Attleboro Art Museum June 18th - July16th.          


Congratulations Diane!

I have Something to Smile about as this is my 16 year in a row, being Selected one of American Best & Listed  in the Directory of Traditional American Craft Early American Life  for my museum quality Pre-Civil War heritage craft.
~Diane Louise Paul

Art Classes

July 10,2020     9:30am - 12:30pm
Printing without a Press: Tabletop Monotypes

A 3-hour introductory workshop on Zoom exploring the use of multiple large surfaces for making hand-pulled monotypes on paper with Williamsburg oil paint and R&F Blending Medium. Using stencils, color shapers, brayers, and other tools, we'll produce vibrant and layered prints without a press.$50

Jul 17, 2020     9:30am - 12:30pm
Printing without a Press: Gel Plates and Oils

A 3-hour introductory workshop on Zoom exploring the use of gel plates for making hand-pulled monotypes on paper with Williamsburg Oil paint and R&F Blending Medium. Using stencils, color shapers, brayers, and other tools, we'll produce vibrant and layered prints without a press.$50 

~Deb Claffey

For my daughter's summer art classes, we've chosen to concentrating on women artists.  The first artist we've looked at is Elizabeth Catlett.  Her art & ideas inspire me.  When asked about her work, Catlett said, "I have always wanted my art to service my people - to reflect us, to relate to us, to stimulate us, to make us aware of our potential.  We have to create an art for liberation and for life."  Elizabeth Catlett was a painter, a printer & a sculptor.  The first 2 images I'm enclosing are pieces I've done directly inspired by Catett's work.  My hope is to incorporate Catlett's bold lines & spirit into my own work. The last piece is a portrait I've done of  Elizabeth.  
~Alma Grand


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!

~Cynthia Cutting, Director


Annette Mitchell and Suzan Gannett continue to offer art courses via zoom for Artistic Roots Gallery in Plymouth. If you would enjoy joining the next series of classes about Painting With Acrylics (held on Tuesdays from 1-3, July 14,21,28 & August 4), contact Annette via email at  or call (603) 536-4834 to sign up.

~Annette Mitchell
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Brenda Wilbert                        Soaring

 I continue to take digital art courses. Finding a new way of painting. I am working on a series of musicians and dancers.This artwork is entitled "Soaring."  

~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: 
Black Lives Matter

Photo by Maundy Mitchell

Dear WCA Members,

To day the WCA Board put out a Black Lives Matter Statement of Support in the WCA newsletter and on the website and social media. The statement is only our first step and we plan to take action. Going forward, I will be working on social activist initiatives with the national board to build more equity within WCA across all disciplines and at all levels. I encourage your chapters to do the same! Here is the statement from the WCA Board...

Black Lives Matter  
The Women's Caucus for Art strongly supports Black Lives Matter and we stand with those protesting against racism with non-violent actions. We support the fight for justice for George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Sean Reed, Tony McDade, and countless others who have been killed by the police and white vigilantes. We will say their names. 

WCA is an inclusive member organization unique in its multidisciplinary, multicultural membership of art professionals. Our organization is committed to the growth and exploration of art for social activism and transformation.

Black Lives Matter. Join us in rededicating ourselves to knowing our racial past and creating change now to ensure a transformative future through artistic expression, engagement, and education. The status quo cannot stand. 

A few chapters are working on their own initiatives and projects...
* The DC chapter issued their own statement and they are inviting WCA members to submit artwork for a juried online exhibition entitled See My Color, WCADC's Social Justice Art Exhibition. Proceeds from this exhibit's entry fees will fund an Art Scholarship to a woman-identifying Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) Art student.

* The Philadelphia chapter has organized a virtual BLM Exhibition. More details at

* The Northern California chapter will be highlighting 27 Black Women in the Arts throughout 2020 in honor of Breonna Taylor with their "Black Women in the Arts Matter" project.
WCA's mission is to create community through art, education, and social activism. We are committed to advocating for equity in the arts for all. If you have a project or initiative your chapter is working on, please make sure to share it with our members in the monthly newsletter PULSE. We would love to hear what you are doing! 

~Laura Morrison                              
  President, Women's Caucus for Art

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.   

Narratives: A Woman's Point of View,
Congratulations to the eighteen local artists that have been juried into this exhibit!

August 1 - August 29, 2020
VynnArt Gallery
30 Main Street
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

         Cilla Sheehan                                       Lucky in Love                             
One of the pieces in Narratives

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. The prospectus will be posted later this year.
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.

~Heather Lord
Exhibition Coordinator

Open to all members! Join us!

Board Meeting
Third Thursday,
 July 16, 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
 Meeting by email.
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 will be meeting virtually  through Zoom on Monday, July 13 at 10 am. We will be sharing artwork and ideas. Please have your images on your desktop for easy share. You are welcome to stay on after 12 to catch up with everyone.

The Lakes Region Group

The Lakes Region Group  online  meeting will be on Saturday, July 11th 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.

Plymouth Pod
We will meet  again Sunday, July 12 and again on  Sunday, July 26, 4  pm on  Zoom. At member's 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

Most 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

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

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

From Your Editor

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

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