March 2021
News of the Women's Caucus for Art New Hampshire Chapter
Annette Mitchell's foam core constructions combine cutouts in foam core and wire and with her signature foam block ink printing for these dramatic pieces They are called, in order, "Brew By You", "Gulf Currents", and "Cubist Vision. See her offer of her instructional manual to teachers later in this post.
Dear Members

Have you been vaccinated yet? Are you scheduled, or are you looking forward to having it soon? Word has it that by May there should be enough vaccine for all adults in the US! Though I enjoy being home sequestered, with nowhere to go, working on my art projects, reading books, and taking long walks in the woods, I so look forward to getting back to “normal”. My first destination will be a museum. I can’t wait to go to the Currier Museum in Manchester, or take the bus down to Boston to visit the Museum of Fine Arts. Getting together with other artists who’ve been vaccinated and creating art either inside or outside is also on my list. The weather will soon be comfortable for painting plein air with friends. And how about an in person class? While Zoom and online video classes are convenient, there’s nothing like an in-person art workshop. And art exhibit opening receptions – how nice it will be to see art in person and chat with friends! So hang in there, we’ll be able to safely do all of our artsy endeavors very soon. We may still be required to wear masks and social distance so watch the news for further information. The CDC is scheduled to come out with guidance this week on what you can and cannot do once you are vaccinated. 
Looking forward to Spring,
Donna Catanzaro
WCANH Chapter President

Resource Offer
I will donate 30 of these books explaining the foam printing techniques you often see in my art to any NH art teacher or school that offers art lessons.
Email request:
~Annette Mitchell
Save the date!

Our annual Spring Meeting will be Sunday, April 18 at 3:30 on Zoom. Everyone is invited, tell your friends! Kimberly Ritchie, a NH artist and Associate Professor of Art at Plymouth State University, will talk about her work “Endangered, Invasive, and Undiscovered [Species].” You can see more of her work here:
We will also be doing a pecha kucha slide share of our work. More details soon!
Email for the passcode

March 8.
International Women's Celebration Date
Gail Bloom
President of Andes Institute of Art
A national figure, Naomi Rosenblum, the women who taught us how to see photography, passed away February 20, 2021 at age 96. A champion of women photographers, Rosenblum compiled and published A History of Women Photographers in 1994. Which became a landmark volume with text going back to glass negative days. Her major contribution A World History of Photography (1984) “provided a true global perspective.” Rosenblum subsequently revised editions to include digital technology. It remains a standard text in the field. In 1996 Naomi “helped curate the first comprehensive, large-scale exhibition of women’s photography as fine art” at the New York Public Library. For the full obit see

BJ Eckhardt's painting "Succulents" has been accepted into the New Hampshire Art Associations 35th Annual Omer T. Lassonde Open Juried Exhibition. The Exhibition will be held 3 - 31 to 6 - 30, 2021 at the NHAA, Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery 136 State StreetPortsmouth, NH, 03801

Dance For My Mother” my medical/educational play that shows the healing power of expressive arts for depression is on YouTube!

~Brenda Wilbert

In honor of Women’s History Month -

"I Protest" is a book that is housed in a Pussy Hat - much like the ones I have knitted and worn to Women’s Marches over several years. The imagery that folds out to both the left and the right consists of images form around the world of women protesting.
~Gail Smuda

This is Red Series #1
I NEEDED to see red outside my window and have made two red sculptures already and put them on my land where I can see them and one where people who "Walk the Loop" by my property can see it. Going to make more. They start with a 4" x 4" post. 

I also try to wear bright colors to cheer myself up!! Simple coping skills, as satisfying as chocolate.

~Lucy Mueller
Working with the theme of emotions and using the spiral as an image.
~Robin Cornwell
Still Life with Glass by Lynn Hand
 have been creating assemblage art for the past year. This is one of the “results.”
~Linda Greenwood
March Exhibitions News
Next Exhibitions Committee, Thursday, March 11, 3:30 pm on Zoom; stop by if you’d like to help - we’re happy to have you!

Meeting ID: 913 3423 5829
Passcode: 156969

Instagram Art Challenge!
Comfort: Our March Virtual Open Exhibition!
Our March Virtual Open Exhibition is up and running, thanks to you, and thanks to Deb Claffey, our technological wiz! We are still adding a few more artists, so more thanks for your patience as we navigate the logistics involved in our first totally virtual art show on the WCA/NH website. Please stop by at

Breath of the Forest (Take 2) Call for Entries is Open!
IMPORTANT: We have opened up the size limitations for this exhibit. The size limit was originally for new works only, but to alleviate any confusion, we decided to figure out the space as entries happen. So, if your work is 18” x 36”, or 20” x 50”, or 6” x 30” (and not 16” x 20”), please feel free to enter. We’ll figure it out when it comes to hanging space. 
     (Now if you all have 5’x9’ pieces, we’re in big trouble . . . 😳😅)
And ALSO IMPORTANT:  If you want to participate but feel that the distance may be prohibitive for you in June, let us know and we’ll arrange a pick-up and drop-off for you. Contact Judy at for that. 

Prospectus for KICKSTART! (aka The Shoe Show) will be coming online and through Constant Contact later this week - its been a heckuva coupla weeks, ladies ❤️) 

We’re starting to stop by the PODs when we can, to see what you’d like to do and to ask for your ideas and your help! More possibilities coming - information will come through Constant Contact so be sure to read your email - thank you, be well and stay safe,

From your WCA/NH Exhibitions Committee,
Judy, Sue, Linda, Linda, Susan, Jodi and Polly! 😃
Please welcome-
Rebecca Bense- everyone calls me Becky and I sign my work RSBense.
I am a watercolor artist and I live in Bradford, NH
I have been meaning to sign up for over a year...just dragging my heels. 
I am not sure I have room for more art things in my life but I will never know if I do not check it out!
I attached a piece I did in early 2019- not surprisingly it is watercolor;) 
You can see more of my work at 
I blog weekly and I call my blog Watercolor,Words and Wanderings and that can be found at
I am looking forward to seeing what other folks are doing and getting involved with my local POD!
Thank you-

Are you a member of National WCA? One of the benefits of membership in WCA is a delightful newsletter from and about our national group. It includes information about our Lifetime Achievement Awards, a monthly featured artist, calls for art on a national level ( you really might want to enter one of them!),caucus news and chapter news.
I am telling you this because, taking advantage of our "special relation" with the President, our Laura Morrison (wink, wink), your board members have been asked to write something for this section EVERY MONTH! These articles about us, by us, are also published on our own state website, /news/ If you have missed these, please take a look.
so far...
Deb Claffey has written about having a zoom holiday party, Donna Catanzaro has written about having an exhibition during the pandemic, Adele Sanborn has written about owning a gallery during Covid 19, and I have written about ArtGenda. Next month Heather Lord will write about PODs.
I hope you will find time to open PULSE and have a look. And I hope you will be proud that our state chapter is so active!

~Paulette Brace
Here is my drawing titled “The Beach.”
It was done with graphite pencils as a submission to the Arts League of Lowell gallery show “My Favorite Place” in Lowell, Massachusetts.
I enjoy the challenge of creating shapes and shadows of black and gray in my drawings with graphite pencils and occasionally with the use of color pencils.
~Margaret Femia
Fresh Aire
Trees produce the air we breathe. Aircurrents move invisible in tthe atmosphere. And when we want fresh air, we open a window~

The story behind it is: there is a new (soon to be) Museum of Beadwork opening in Portland, Maine - probably in 2022. While they are actively in development they sent out a call to beaders to make 6 inch beaded squares to build a permanent installation wall in the museum. The response has been well over 1100 squares promised from all over the world. The full story and guidelines are on the museum website:   If you go there you can see all the squares they already have - incredible "eye candy!"
~Sue Cannella
~ Julie Serrano
Artists Read

A History of Pictures by David Hockney & Martin Gayford.
Best reading ever! So highly recommended that all artists read this new book. It presents information not seen or heard in any art history courses or texts. Wow!
~Annette Mitchell

Portrait in Sepia by Isabel Allenda
This novel is set in Chile and San Francisco where the heroine uses photography to help her survive, thrive and become quite an unusual creative woman. Highly recommend it!
~Lucy Mueller

A Doll for Throwing by Mary Jo Bang
A book of poetry inspired by the Bauhaus photographer Lucia Moholy. This volume spotlights the artist whose name had been virtually erased from history. The notes at the end of this volume will connect you to the photos Bang used for inspiration. It is an enticing look into the world of Bauhaus.
You can listen to Mary Jo Bang read her work at

~ Rebecca Hastings

From Your Editor
Please continue to send your good news or anything you think would interest your artist friends. Remember:

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 
April 5 at 11:00 pm  
 to be included in the
April 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

PODS! What a great place to share ideas!
These tea pictures by Wendy Wilson were shared at the Lake Region Group meeting.

The Lakes Region Group  
The Lakes Region Group  Monthly zoom meeting will be on Saturday, March 13th 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!  If you would like to join please contact Anne McMillan at for more information.
Our April meeting will be on Saturday, April 10th with more information as we near the date.  

Artist's Meeting Point (AMP)
AMP, the just north of Concord Pod,
will be meeting via Zoom at 10 a.m. on March 8 and again on April 12.
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 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, March 21, and at 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!

This state wide POD meets the first Tuesday of each month. The next meeting
will be April 4 at 6:30 pm. Everyone invited! Email for codes.

Do you make books? Anne McMillan's hint: Tea + rusty objects make wonderful book pages! Anne shared this at the Lake Region POD meeting.

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 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
Open to all Members, please join us!
Board Meeting
Third Thursday,
 March 18, 2021
3:30 - 5:00 pm
On Zoom
If you are not a regular member, but want to be included,
email Donna Catanzaro (

Exhibition Meeting
March 11
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.