These are hellish times. I don't know what to think anymore. I have so many feelings these days, and I have to say, most of them are of the negative/hopeless variety. And then I'll read about a single act of kindness, or hear from a friend, or I'll take a walk and see the miracles of Spring and early Summer.
I don't want to minimize anything that's going on the world today. But remember it's important to take care of yourself, stay strong, grounded, grateful, and be kind and cheerful to those around you. Try to do something creative each day. And remember to vote this Fall!
Stay safe and healthy,
The Share Space
More Ways We Help Each Other Succeed
AVA, Alliance for the Visual Arts,
Gallery and Artcenter
announces new online classes. They will all take place on ZOOM.
go to avagallery.org to see if you would enjoy any of them. Some are free and some require a
COVID ART MASK POP-UP SHOW Twiggs Gallery, Boscawen, NH
Exhibition Dates: June 26-July 18, 2020
FREE TO ENTER! ONE MASK PER PERSON
Artwork Delivery Deadline: Monday, June 22, 2020
Use a mask as your canvas or create a work of art in the shape of a mask for this pop-up art show that speaks to our current experience during the covid-19 pandemic. The masks may be functional or not, it's totally up to you!
Anyone can enter, tell your friends!
40% of sales will be donated to the Boscawen Food Pantry, Boscawen, NH
20th Century Women Artists - Interviews
There is a series of audio interviews available at getty.edu/recordingartists. They are very interesting because they are interviews with the artists themselves. There are also two contemporary artists who respond to each of the recordings in order to put things into a contemporary mindset but the interviews themselves allow the artists to be heard in their own voices.
The artists include Alice Neel, Betye Saar, Lee Krasner, Yoko Ono, Eva Hesse and Helen Frankenthaler.
You might want to give yourself a quiet time to hear what they have to say.
The Eva Hesse interview is purported to be the only interview in her own voice in existence and whether she is a favorite artist or one you haven't really connected with the interview is well worth the time to hear.
I always trust what the artist has to say. I find this to be particularly true with women artists as they so rarely have the "universal experience" accorded most artists. By universal I actually mean the male experience of being an artist as that filled the expectations of what artists were in this timeframe. Women have a different reality whether just in the demands of everyday life or in the paths open to them as artists. Things have changed since the times when these women, for the most part, were active but they haven't changed as much as we would like to think.
Listen to Alice Neel talk about her life and when she finishes think about your response to her story. Would it be different if she were a male artist? I'm guessing it would be. Our expectations, even as women, are different for men and women and those expectations color how we view artists, as well as everyone else.
"You can't think your way to a good painting - you have to paint your way there."
David Frazer, painting professor, RISD.
~ Carole Groenke
Reclaimed Canvas is fun book filled with teabag art as well as other very funky ideas.
There ae online classes at Kimbal Jenkins.
Cornell apparently owns many if not all of Judy Chicago's "On Fire" images and they are available by going to Cornell's basic website and scrolling down to the Virtual Reunion 2020 link. It's two clicks away and short but sweet.
Museum of the White Mountains
From Cynthia Cutting, Director
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 the online exhibitions and more!
Suzan Gannett and Annette Mitchell have teamed up to offer Understanding Color Through Paint June 15-July 6 via zoom. The class was cancelled at Artistic Roots in Plymouth in early March because of the pandemic but is now being offered on line to those originally registered for the in-person class (a learning experience for all).
Also, starting Monday, I'll be opening the studio and accepting individual headshot bookings in June. I'm booking other types of sessions (individual, couples, and family sessions) again beginning in July.
~ Maundy Mitchell
I am taking online art courses so I can digitally enhance my art or photos. This is one of my latest pieces. Mixed Delights. My new digitally enhanced work is on my website
Emma Amos, Painter Who Challenged Racism and Sexism, Dies at 83.
Emma Amos, Who
received the WCA Lifetime Achievement Award in 2004 lived in Bedford NH. She was 83.
Taken from the New York Times. Read the whole article and see other images of her art HERE
The fact that Ms. Amos's art complicates, rather than narrows, notions of identity, racial and otherwise, makes it pertinent to the present moment, when binary thinking of all kinds is under scrutiny. At the same time, her careerlong belief in art as a form of ethical resistance carries new weight when the promises of the civil rights era seem again under threat.
"It's always been my contention," she once said, "that for me, a black woman artist, to walk into the studio is a political act."
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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
. 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
on our website.
"OUR" LAURA MORRISON
NEW WCA PRESIDENT
I am excited to announce that I have volunteered to serve as President for the Women's Caucus for Art for the 2020-2022 term and will take on the position pending the approval of the national board on June 6, 2020. ~ Laura Morrison
We are excited, too. Laura is "ours", from Concord, NH! She has been "our" NH Chapter President and "our" Exhibition Chair. She exhibits in many of "our" shows and is always ready to help (and sometimes teach skills) to new members. You may have met her at Twiggs gallery where she is gallery director, or at most any of the state meetings. To read more about Laura, please open your
newsletter from National WCA (Laura is the editor) or click
for the WCA website.
Call for Art
Narratives: A Woman's Point of View,
Every picture tells a story and every point of view has a particular attitude or way of considering a matter. "Narratives: A Woman's Point of View" is a juried exhibition to be held August 1 through August 29 at VynnArt Gallery in Meredith, NH. It will be open to all works of 2D and 3D art in all mediums. A
is the choice of how to tell a story, what details to share and in what order to relate them. It is a representation or specific manifestation of the
, rather than the
into information and knowledge for the recipient. In this show, we will highlight "Narratives" from a women's point of view through art.
The VynnArt Gallery in Meredith
WILL BE OPEN. We are currently discussing plans for a "safe" Drop Off and a "safe" Opening. We will let you know more about that in the July ArtGenda.
August 1 - August 29, 2020
30 Main Street
Reception: Wednesday, Aug 5, 4:30 - 7 pm
Deadline: June 8, 2020
Prospectus available Here
View the Gallery at vynnart.com
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.
Open to all members! Join us!
June 18 2020
3:30 - 5:30 pm
If you are not a regular member, but want to be included,
email Donna Catanzaro (email@example.com)
Meeting by email.
email Heather Lord to be included
Our New Exhibition Chair Starting 2021
I'm the teaching artist at Trinity High School in Manchester NH and have been working evening/weekend box office at Red River Theatres in Concord, anxiously planning for guidelines for when we can welcome our guests back for fantastic indie films!
I've been eclectic in my own artwork, focusing a lot on digital photography and illustration lately, but I've been most recently challenged to just do me as I have my fingers in a lot of pots (comes from being a teacher, I guess). That's always been my intent, and when I can, time disappears and I am fairly happy. I like arts administrative work as well as it seems to help a lot of folks get their own work moving forward, and I've always seemed to be pretty good at facilitating events and such. If I can be of any help with the WCA of NH, I'd like to. I thoroughly enjoy driving and given a little notice can be flexible with my schedule. Just tell me what you need, and let's go from there. :)
Thank you very much for including me and I am looking very forward to working with you all!
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 June 8 at 10 am and 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 June meeting will be on Saturday, June 13. If you would like to join our Zoom meeting, please contact
for more information and directions.
We will meet again Sunday, June 14 and again on Sunday, June 28, 4
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
Everyone welcome! BYOC (bring your own chocolate.)
Monadnock Pod (ModPod)
Our Monadnock Pod is not meeting - maybe we can meet in July!
We all miss it!
Contact: Linda Greenwood( 617)899-3802
These are businesses owned by WCA/NH members. It only makes sense that we support each other every way we can. Please email me (
If you would like your business listed. Please put ArtGenda in the subject line so I am sure to see it.
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
owner: Debra Claffey
Maundy Mitchell Photography
Plymouth, NH 03264
owner: Maundy Mitchell
Meredith Frame Shop
73 Main Street, Meredith, NH
owner: Davida Cook
254 King Street
Boscawen, NH 03303
owner: Adele Sanborn
PR Tarbell Fine Art
236 Hopkinton Road
Gallery Open December 14 - 15
10 am - 4 pm, otherwise by appointment
603-496-2014 or firstname.lastname@example.org
From Your Editor
This Newsletter is for you!
This year I will send out the newsletter on or about the fifth of each month.
Please send articles, information and images to
I will receive material until
July 5 at 11:00 pm
to be included in the July 2020 ArtGenda.
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