July 2021

News of the Women's Caucus for Art New Hampshire Chapter
These photos by Donna Catanzaro are from Breath of the Forest. Because of Covid, we had a "Micro Opening " Reception with an artists talks on a Friday morning.(you were invited here, in this space!) 14 people attended. Afterwards we all had lunch at the Revolution Tap Restaurant in Rochester. Art isTethered by Linda Graham. So nice to be together!

Dear Members,

Summer is here and vaccination rates are quite high here in New England. We’re looking forward to in person activities this summer!

Outdoor art and craft fairs are happening all over New Hampshire. If you are an artist that participates in outdoor fairs you have so many opportunities this year, and if you like to browse and shop at these fairs, you have many to choose from.

This website lists the art and craft fairs happening in NH (and all over the country too): https://festivalnet.com/New-Hampshire-craft-shows. There are so many! Check out a fair in your area. Or make a day trip to a different part of the state. We’ve all been cooped up for so long it’s time to see some different scenery, and support our fellow local artists and craftspeople!

Speaking of craft fairs, we have plans for a WCANH field trip to the League of NH Craftsmen’s Fair at Mt. Sunapee on August! Wouldn’t it be fun to visit this outdoor event with your WCANH friends? See the ad below for more information. More info about the Fair: https://nhcrafts.org/annual-craftsmens-fair/

Enjoy the summer!

Donna Catanzaro
WCANH Chapter President
WCANH Field Trip to the League of NH Craftsmen’s Fair at Mt. Sunapee
Mt. Sunapee Resort, Newbury, NH
Tuesday, August 10, 11am
Meet near the Information Booth at 11am
Bring your own lunch or plan to purchase lunch at the Fair

Twiggs Call for art :

Where Were You When?
A Community Mail Art Postcard Project
Where were you when a seminal moment in time happened? What were you doing? How did you feel? Who was with you?

Deadline: Postmarked August 7. 2021
Twiggs Gallery is organizing a community mail art project that captures these moments in image and text on a simple postcard. Anyone can contribute mail art to the project from anywhere in the world! Create art, alter or decorate the front of any kind of postcard and write your experience on the back. Sign it and mail to Twiggs Gallery.
more info at twiggsgallery.wordpress.com

by Lucy Mueller

Lucy Mueller's wax monotypes plus encaustics and wax sculptures will be shown July 17 - Aug 28, at the Library Arts Center Selections 2021 Exhibit.
by Lucy Mueller

I am in the Naturally New England show at the Sunapee Livery July 17-25. Sponsored by Center for the Arts, Lake Sunapee Region
~ Lucy Mueller

From WCA National

Welcome to our new series, WCA Tech, a collection of free workshops for our members that are focused on marketing and communication tech. This summer we are providing several workshops from social media to Google Drive to help you get comfortable with integrating tech in your art practices. Use these tools to achieve goals for you and your WCA chapter.
Mail Chimp Workshop:
July 10 at 1pm EST.

More info and sign up go to : https://tinyurl.com/c9rer47

These workshops are FREE for WCA members!
I personally attended two workshops on social media, and found them very helpful.


On July 14, Laura Morrison will be leading the discussion on Eva Hesse: One More than One for the WCA Art Book Club. It’s a fairly quick read so it’s perfect to add to your summer reading list.

We would love to have you join us! If you have suggestions for the WCA Art Book Club, please feel free to send my your ideas!Who am I writing for? (Audience) Why should they care? (Benefit) What do I want them to do here? (Call-to-Action)

Art After Hours -
Thursday, July 8, 4-6 p.m. 
You’re invited! 

Open Studio with Art & Live Music
On Thursday, July 8, from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m., Maundy Mitchell Photography will hold “Art After Hours,” at the studio at 2 Post Office Square, Plymouth, NH. 
The event is free, and it will be both indoors and out. Outside, we’ll have live music by Mark Flynn, sidewalk chalk, and more!
Inside, Maundy Mitchell will show new portrait work, including unpublished mixed media portraits. You can tour the studio, and see the newest tintype room and darkroom vault.
Stop by Maundy Mitchell Photography on July 8. Enjoy art and live music. Have a glass of wine, eat chocolate, and chat with community artists!

Museum of the White Mountains at Plymouth State University
Call for art
"From Isolation to Community"

Plymouth area artists are invited to submit work to our upcoming exhibition: "From Isolation to Community" opening this October! Work will focus on art created during the pandemic.

This exhibition is open and free to artists of all ages in the Plymouth NH region, including those who live, work, study, or are part of artistic groups and organizations in the wider area. Co-curated by Suzan Gannett (Suzan Gannett Bead Creations) and Maundy Mitchell (Maundy Mitchell Photography)

Online submission open through September 3, 2021. Visit our website to learn more and submit your art! plymouth.edu/mwm/from-isolation-to-community
Save the Date!
Annual Fall Meeting in Person!
Saturday September 18, 1-3pm
Twiggs Gallery, Boscawen NH
During our Kick-Start! Exhibit
Joan Hanley will give a talk on Selling art and creating a financially sustainable art practice
Kick Start! Artist Talk
See your friends, make new ones and network
All are invited, bring a friend it’s free!
We will also provide this even through Zoom for those that can’t make it in person.

Artist's Trading cards from artists from left to right, top to bottom are:
Pam Smith, Alice Sharie-Revelski, Wendy Ayotte, Linda Greenwood and Lynn Hand.

Artist Trading Card’s for 2021
If you are unfamiliar with Artist Trading Cards, they are little pieces of art that we trade, much like kids used to trade baseball cards back in the day.

We ask that each participating artist make six cards, based on a set of themes every other month, and mail them to me. I will then assemble a random collection of cards for each participant, and one set for the archives. Your surprise collection of ATC’s will arrive in the mail a week or two after the deadline! I challenge you to give it a try, especially if you never have made ATC’s before – it might provide a creative spark you weren’t expecting

If you are making an ATC, there is really only one guideline. They measure 2 ½” x 3 ½”. After that, it’s all up to you! ATC’s can be made of any material your creative mind can think of. Many people cut watercolor paper to size and base their work on that, but we have ATC’s in our archives made entirely of fiber, glass and acetate, to name a few. Be creative! Polymer clay, metal, wood, quilting - what is your specialty? ATC’s can be dimensional or flat, painted or collaged, have moving pieces, tags, embellishments or anything you can dream up. Bring your skill set to the practice and see what happens.

In our swap, we use three themes – or jumping off points – to inspire our cards. You can use just one of the suggestions, combine two, or incorporate all three in your ATC. They are only meant as a starting point, and you should bring your own perspective, talents and voice each time you make your cards.

Create a set of six (or seven, if you want to keep one of your own) to make it easy, fun, and cohesive.

Please include the following information on the back of your ATC (or include it with each card in some other way): Your name, the date, and the theme(s) you chose. You may also want to include your website, e-mail, or other contact information.

Send your SIX cards with a self-addressed, stamped envelope (VERY important, if you want to receive cards back!!) and get them to me around the 1st of the month. If you have any questions about the program, please e-mail me at WendyANH@yahoo.com.

The themes for the remainder of 2021 are:
Swap 2: Green, florals & watercolor due August 1
Swap 3: Autumn colors, leaf rubbings & crayons due October 1
Swap 4: White, geometric shapes & glitter, due December 1
Mail your six ATC’s and a self-addressed, stamped envelope to Wendy Ayotte, 76 Christmas Tree Lane, Milford, NH 03055.

Every month surprises me when I see the cards other artists come up with. We all start with the same inspiration, but end up with completely different products! Look for photos in future newsletters,



*Deadline extended
July 15
This is now an intention to submit. Use the form attached to the prospectus: either enter on line or snail mail! No images required!


A WCA/NH Members Open Exhibit
September 11-October 31, 2021
Twiggs Gallery

254 King Street, Boscawen NH 03303

Use the theme of a shoe as the focus of the artwork to symbolize the kick-starting of our lives and to show how to encourage people to step out of the restrictions imposed on everyone this past year.
How can we represent a “kick start” in energizing the launching of a new stretch of happiness?

Is it an athletic shoe that will thrust us forward? Is it a work shoe that will take us back to the office? Is it a high heel that will send us clicking on the dance floor or skipping at a party? How about a sandal that will allow the sand to tickle our toes on the beach? Show a flip flop shoe that will “flip” us into a special happy mood. Maybe it is slippers to guide us to a good night’s sleep. Stomp around in the rain in your old galoshes! Or finally find your “solemate.” Put some spring into your step and use the “shoe” as a catalyst to launch us into new adventures. The exhibit will be a tribute to the resiliency of women and to the many ways women have found to re-boot their lives since the onset of the corona pandemic.So just put your best foot forward and submit your finest art!

Questions? Contact Exhibition Coordinator Linda Greenwood, linda@greenwoodbiz.com; 617.899.3802 cell

prospectus and to enter HERE

From the Exhibitions Committee

The Exhibitions Committee has been meeting and planning for our shows. Upcoming is the “Kick-Start – The Shoe Show” scheduled to open with a reception on September 11th at Twigg’s Gallery in Boscawen. Watch for some clever creations!
We are thinking of holding a “Plein Air” event next June 2022 followed by a show of the works. Photographers and painters of all sorts will be welcome to participate. More info coming.
There might be an opportunity for WCA artists who are print makers to show at a new gallery in Keene. Please email Linda if you are a print maker who would be interested. linda@greenwoodbiz.com
Any ideas for new shows? Please email me with suggestions. We need something to liven up things this winter.

Linda Greenwood


The Goffstown Main Street Art Team is having their outdoor Uncommon Art on the Common in Goffstown center on Saturday, August 7th. It will run from 9 AM to 4 PM for that one day only. Participating artists are all local and will be placed on the main common on Mast Rd and in other open areas in the downtown district. All are in walking distance of each other as well as several businesses and restaurants along Mast Road. 
by Sue Cannella 
by Julie Sarrano
I have 5 pieces In Falmouth, ME for the month of July and August at Couleur Collection, Falmouth, Me. FYI it is a very high end dress store owned by an artist. The walls are huge and filled with large and small pieces... suitable for all to hang ! 
~Julie Serrano

From the PODS

Want to learn more about PODS? Heather Lord explained all in Pulse
If you missed her article, Click Here

The Lakes Region Group  
Pod Meeting information:
Pod Meeting information:

The Lakes Region Group  Monthly meeting will be on July 10th at 10am-12 in person.  We will be meeting at a members home so please contact Anne McMillan for the details. We welcome WCA members and non-members to attend our meeting and we do enjoy a good show and tell!  If you would like to join or know of someone who might be interested please contact Anne McMillan at 2amcmillan@gmail.com for more information. 
Our August meeting is currently scheduled for August 14th with more information to follow next month.

Artist's Meeting Point (AMP)
AMP, the just north of Concord Pod, will be meeting at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, July 12 and then August 9. We'll be sharing our art work and ideas on the 12 when we will meet in person at TWIGGS Gallery. Bring a lawn chair and your work to show!! Also if you want to stay for lunch (12-1), bring that as well for our outside chitchat and in person catch up. We will have a Zoom component……on this part we will try our best!! This all happens at TWIGGS Gallery in Boscawen, exit 17 off of I93. Questions? Email adele.sanborn@gmail.com

Monadnock Pod (ModPod)
We are meeting July 8th at my home for a picnic supper and art sharing. 34 Pine St, Peterborough at 5:30 pm. Everyone welcome!
Contact: Linda Greenwood (617)899-3802

Plymouth Pod
Plymouth POD will meet IN PERSON Sunday, July 25 at 3:30, downstairs at Artistic Roots, Main Street, Plymouth.
All artists welcome. You do not have to be a WCANH member.
If you would like to be included by FT or Zoom, please email Paulette
We plan to go back to once a month, at lease this summer.

This state wide POD meets the first Tuesday of each month. The next meeting
will be July 5, and then Aug 2 at 6:30. Everyone invited! Email info@wcanh.org for codes.


MacDonald Fine Art has opened a new gallery at 43 Gilford East Dr. Gilford, NH.
The gallery is woman owned.
We are featuring well known local artists and nationally known artists. We have original paintings and fine art prints of New England. 
Currently we have eight artists represented. Four of whom are women. We would love to have more artists. Especially women.
The gallery will also host workshops this summer.

The first workshop is July 18th, 10 to 4. This is a one day Plein Air workshop in oils with Susan MacDonald. The cost for the day is $125. There will be a morning demonstration, individual instruction at the easel and an optional critique. All levels wecome. Please call for more information. 603-527-8255. Space is limited.
August 15th and 16th, 9 to 4. Watercolor workshop with Byron Carr. This will be in our studio. All levels welcome. $235, this includes all materials. Call for more details. 603-527-8255. 

September 20&21, 10 to 4. Plein Air oil workshop with nationally know artists David and Pamela Lussier. All levels welcome. $295. Very limited space. Call for more information. 603-527-8255 

Please come visit the gallery Wednesday through Saturday 11 to 4. Appointments welcome.
~Susan MacDonald

From Your Editor

This Newsletter is for YOU!

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

Please send articles, information and images to
I will receive material until August 5
for the
August2021 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.

If I miss something you send, please send again with a nice note and I will include it next time.

See you next month!

Paulette Brace,

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

Art by Donna Catanzaro

Donna Catanzaro is exhibiting this summer in the lobby at Red River Theater in Concord, NH. The theater just reopened, showing great movies again! https://redrivertheatres.org/

Leaf Music
by Deb Claffey

The 85th Regional Exhibition of Art & Craft, one of the oldest juried exhibitions in New England, is a biennial delight from the Fitchburg Art Museum in Fitchburg, Massachusetts. This year’s juror is Jamie Uretsky, the Curator at New Bedford Art Museum/ArtWorks! Uretsky is an independent curator, graphic designer, artist and musician.

I'm so pleased that she included my recent painting, Leaf Music. It's oil on paper, 36 x 84 inches.

It's a good show and will be on view in the FAM galleries now through September 5, 2021..

~Deb Claffey


Loretta CR Hubley won an honorable mention in the 2021 Art Show International Flower-2 Competition. She was one of the members of the Founding Committee for WCA-NH under Gail Smuda and also the first Member Coordinator. She now teaches etching and other arts in her Nashua, NH Studio for Fine Art. She also has a black and white photographic studio for rent.


The Art Business Documents You Need to Sell Your Work
~Darlene Nadeau

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.com) 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

MacDonald Fine Art 
43 Gilford East Dr.
Gilford, NH
(603) 527-8255

Open to all Members, please join us!
Board Meeting
Third Thursday,
July 15, 2021
3:30 pm
On Zoom
To be included, email Donna Catanzaro (donnacatanzaro1@gmail.com)
Exhibition Meeting
Second Thursday
July 8, 2021
10 am
On Zoom
To be included, email Linda Greenwood

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