News of the Women's Caucus for Art New Hampshire Chapter
No Verb,No Noun ( Joan Hanley), The Window (Alma Grand) and Last Leaves of Autumn (Jodi Scaltreto)
These are three of the pieces that you can enjoy from the Breath of the Forest show, James W Foley Community Center, 150 Wakefield St Rochester St. NH 03867
Please visit Monday through Friday, 9 am to 4 pm.
You are invited to an "Artist Get Together"
on Friday, June 11,
starting at 11am
, followed by lunch at a local restaurant for anyone who wishes to go. We will each pay for our own expenses. If you are interested in attending email Linda Greenwood at email@example.com.
There is no public "opening celebration" as such.
We are all gradually and carefully venturing out, getting together with relatives, old friends and fellow artists. At the last WCANH Board meeting, we chatted about creating opportunities for members to get together this summer.
This Friday, June 11th, we are meeting at the Rochester Museum of Art to view our Breath of the Forest exhibit followed by lunch in Rochester (see the information above for details). Please join us!
We also talked about organizing an outing to visit the Sunapee Craft Fair in August. Would you be interested in perusing the fair with other WCANH members? Let us know your thoughts and ideas for other potential outings by emailing your suggestions to me: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for being a member!
WCANH Chapter President
Cusp of Emergence
By Martha Stevermer
I am entering this into a SAMA (Society of American Mosaic Artists) show “100 Moments in Mosaic“ Season IV
Display will be in Orlando, Florida
Artist’s statement: We have spent the last year in hibernation. Most of our actions and interactions have been canceled, restrained, downsized, put on the computer and frozen by public good. We have missed family, friends, rites of passage and celebrations. We find ourselves now unfurling and emerging into our new lives with new attention to details. We stretch to yearn for all the old things we had, but relish them differently …and possibly reach in a new direction. Hope is back.
by Elizabeth D'Amico
Elizabeth D'Amico's, Traveling Vicariously, opens at AVA Gallery and Art Center in Lebanon, NH on June 18th and will be in place through July 23, 2021. It includes small format work as well as larger two and three - dimensional work all related to the theme of traveling vicariously. The exhibit is both online and in the gallery.
An Opening Reception is scheduled for Friday, June 18th from 5 – 7pm. There will also be a Gallery Talk on Thursday, June 24th at 5pm via Zoom as well as an in person talk in the gallery with COVID precautions in place.
by Bess French
. I have two encaustic paintings (Nebi) in the Juried Regional Exhibition at the Library Arts Center in Newport, NH. Juried by Shawna Gibbs and Karena Ness. This exhibition runs from May 22nd to July 6th.
2. I have two assemblage sculptures (Play the Game and Executive Order 11246) in the juried Dover Arts Center exhibit "Un-American". The exhibit will be first presented digitally on July 1, through the Art Center's online gallery - www.theartcenteronlinegallery.com The physical exhibit will be available for viewing on July 15, until August 31 in-person at 1 Washington St, Suite 1177, Dover NH.
3. I have two assemblage sculptures, Stuga and Resa in the AVA Gallery Group Exhibition: All roads narrow at the border. Themes on fences, boundaries, barriers, migration, freedom. This exhibition runs June 11-July 11, 2021, in the Carter Kelsey Lobby Gallery, 11 Bank Street, Lebanon, NH 03766
WCA TECH WORKSHOPS
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.
Workshops for members are Google Drive and Mail Chimp. Workshops for Social Media are for "leadership" only, but we have room on the WCANH Board (strong hint, just drop Donna or me an email)
More info and sign up HERE
These workshops are FREE for WCA members!
Artist's Trading cards from artists from left to right, top to bottom are:
Donna Catanzaro, Pam Smith, Alice Revelski, Wendy Ayotte, Linda Greenwood, Lynn Hand, Margaret Femia and Caryn King. How about you for August? Read on!
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,
CALL FOR ENTRIES:
A WCA/NH Members Open Exhibit
September 11-October 31, 2021
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!
prospectus and to enter HERE
Photography by Maundy Mitchell
I have work in an upcoming exhibition:
Members Exhibit – New Hampshire Society of Photographic Artists (group), Kimball Jenkins School of Art, Concord, NH, June 7 – July 1, 2021. Opening reception Saturday, June 12, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
WCA National Art Book Club
For some summer fun, on July 14, I 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. A big thank you goes out to the Colorado Chapter for partnering with National to launch the bookclub. Sign up at https://www.wcaco.org/newsevents. We would love to have you join us!
From the PODS
Want to learn more about PODS? Heather Lord If you missed her article, Click Here
The Lakes Region Group
Pod Meeting information:
The Lakes Region Group Monthly meeting will be on June 19th at 10am-12 in person. We are hoping for good weather! We will be meeting at a members house 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 email@example.com for more information.
Our July meeting is currently scheduled for July 10th 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 June 14th and then August 12TH. We are meeting in person outdoors, so bring your lawnchair as well. 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 off of I93. Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Monadnock Pod (ModPod)
Monadnock Pod – we are planning to start our in-person monthly meetings on Thursday, June 10th, outside at the home of Linda Greenwood in Peterborough (tel: 603.924.6505) All artists nearby are very welcome! We like to help critique each other’s work and share artsy ideas.
Contact: Linda Greenwood (617)899-3802
Plymouth POD will meet IN PERSON Sunday, June 27 at 3:30, downstairs at Artistic Roots, Main Street, Plymouth.
We ask that you wear masks for this first meeting.
All artists welcome. You do not have to be a WCANH member.
Please watch your email as sometimes there are changes and I am trying to figure our how to include those who still want zoom.
We plan to go back to once a month, at lease this summer.
WCA/NH Zoom POD
This state wide POD meets the first Tuesday of each month. The next meeting
will be June 1 at 6:30. Everyone invited! Email email@example.com for codes.
Marian Federspiel has a show at Meredith Frame Shop through the month of June. Reception on June 10th, 4-6 pm. (In the center of Meredith, NH, right across from Hermit Woods Winery.) Please come and introduce yourself—I would love to meet you!
I am participating in the Keene Art Walk from Saturday, June 5 through to Saturday, June 12th. Artists are exhibiting in display windows of local businesses downtown. My assemblage art is at Wicked Glass, 26 Roxbury St, which is located right around the corner from the square on Main Street.
Small Works Show, Jaffery
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
July 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.
If I miss something you send, please send again with a nice note and I will include it next time.
See you next month!
Original design by Diane Louise Paul
Edith Weiler Scholarship
I wanted to say thank you very much for The Edith Weiler Professional Development Grant. I used this grant to attend a virtual three day online class on metal stamp making and stamping put on by MetalWerx school: https://www.metalwerx.com.
The Instructor was Matthieu Cheminee.
I learned how to make my own one of a kind handmade stamps that I will be using in my leather and with the new metal work I am doing. This class immensely helped me grow as an artist to be able to create my own one of a kind handmade designs, elevating my work to a new level. I feel so blessed to be part of this great community. I had joined WCANH before the Pandemic and had no idea how much this one decision would make in my life. It opened many doors as an artist and helped me get through this pandemic – especially with our monthly pod zoom meetings, seeing and talking about our artwork with others helped me get through many dark days. I look forward to the bright future of learning more about art through this great and caring organization.
I am now in an Exhibit called Art Craft Design in Concord NH at League Headquarters with my Mr Fishes. I made a school of happy Mr Fishes. Here is a great video and a link so you can see them closer.
Diane Louise Paul Leather Artisan
Hand-Crafted Leather & Repair
Thank you for this letter, Diane. This grant is still available. To check out the requirements and enter, click HERE
by Deb Claffey
SeaChange: Meditations on Sustainability
JUNE 16th – OCTOBER 31st
“SeaChange” is a call to action that explores the interconnectedness of all living things: our responsibilities toward our environment, our efforts to recognize the fragility of our Earth, and the need to restore balance to preserve it.
Elemental Artists: Debra Claffey, Patricia Gerkin, Donna Hamil Talman, Charyl Weissbach
Elemental is a group of four exhibiting artists who met in New England Wax (NEW), a professional organization of regional artists working in the medium of encaustic.
These are businesses owned by WCA/NH members. It only makes sense that we support each other every way we can. Please email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you would like your business listed. Please put ArtGenda in the subject line so I am sure to see it.
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
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
Gallery now open!
PR Tarbell Fine Art
236 Hopkinton Road
Gallery Open December 14 - 15
10 am - 4 pm, otherwise by appointment
MacDonald Fine Art
43 Gilford East Dr.
Open to all Members, please join us!
May 13, 2021
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.