Thank you for choosing me to be your President, It's an honor! We have a wonderful, vibrant, active organization. We are the best kept secret in NH. But I'd like to make us less of a secret somehow.
If you are on social media, please take a minute to Like, Join and Follow our WCA/NH pages. The more likes we have, and the more we're shared, the more likely we'll be seen.
We have three pages on FaceBook and an Instagram page.
Our FaceBook fan page is:
This is where you will find our latest news, exhibits, and events. Only WCA/NH can post to this page, and we have a couple of volunteers, including Alma Grand our new facebook volunteer, who manage this. "Like" this page to find out what's happening at WCA/NH. If you click on "Follow" button and choose "See First", you will see our posts at the top of the news feed so you won't miss any or our news.
This is a great place for you to share news of your exhibits and other art related stories and topics with other members. Any member or close friend of WCA/NH can join this group and post on it. But, you have to be invited or approved by another member to belong. Click the "Join" button to join the group.
Our FaceBook scholarship page is:
Here we post about the latest WCA/NH scholarship news, the upcoming deadlines and the winners. Click the "Like" button to see our occasional posts about scholarship.
Here we have a volunteer who posts WCA/NH news, exhibits, and photos of our events. Follow us so you'll see us in your Instagram feed.
So Like us, Join us, Follow us, Share us, Love our posts! Share the WCA/NH love! Tell your friends, in person too. And, if you are a social media maven and would like to help out, please email me at
. We could use more help!
The Share Space
More Ways We Help Each Other Succeed
Open Call For Art:
NOURISH? Arts Address Mind, Body, Spirit
On view winter 2019, Nourish? Arts Address, Mind, Body, Spirit brings together creative work from across New Hampshire that demonstrates how art engages people in the pursuit of health, wellness and understanding.
Considering the artwork both as a mind/ body/ spirit process for the artist and as an inspiration/ affirmation/ motivation for the viewer, selected artworks will address one or more of the following concepts:
- Personal health and well-being
- Creative experiences that heal, help us grow and transform
- Grounding in our place, time, and communities
- Intellectual journeys that stimulate, inspire, engage, instruct
- Keywords/ideas: Stimulate, Inspire, Calm, Heal, Transform, Hope, Power, Oasis, Connect
Open to all art forms: Visual art (2D, 3D, video), music, dance, theater, etc. For full prospectus visit the submission form.
submitted by Cynthia Cutting
Lakes Center for the Arts
This Arts incubator is the continuing work of community members and artists in the repurposed Anna Lee Doll Factory just off Rte 104 in Meredith. For more more information and to get involved in this growing project contact Dayna Talbot or check out the web site.
Fundraiser! Read about it Here:
submitted by Kate Higley
Artful Networking with Fidelity Investments
5:30 to 7:30pm
Patricia Dellorfano Lead Curator
This is by way of Tricia Anderson Soule, Executive Director,
RSVP by November 12
Open Call For Art:
NOURISH? Arts Address Mind, Body, Spirit
Submission Deadline: November 8, 2019
Entries: $35 for up to 3 entries
Selection Notification: November 20, 2019
Accepted Artwork Delivery Date: January 6, 2020
Exhibition Dates: January 26 - Febraury 15, 2020
Artwork Pick Up/ Shipping: February 17, 202
Figure Drawing Available
September 6 and 20
October 4 and 18
November 1 and 15
Plymouth State University
This is the best deal in town. Three hours of drawing (9:30-12:30 pm) a professional model. $10 a session + $10 a semester. All money goes to hire the model!
Participants work independent of instruction. A live model provides short and long poses during the 3-hour open studio figure drawing session. Artists need to bring their own drawing supplies. No photography and no oils permitted. The studio provides easels, table, and seating as well as access to an elevator and rest rooms.
All of this arranged by Darlene Nadeau. For more information or
just to thank her:
"Imagination is so much easier than research...."
from Marcia Santore
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:
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.
Encaustic, oil and mixed media, cold wax painting, encaustic monotypes, printing without a press
Website setup and maintenance, image processing, artist statement writing
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
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)
No meeting this month.
Twiggs Gallery at Cornerstone Design
254 King Street, Boscawen, NH
The Lakes Region Group
The Lakes Region group will meet on Saturday, November 9 at the Meredith Community Center, one Circle Drive, Meredith from 10 am to 12:30 pm. We ask that you please bring artwork that you are presently working on, have finished or wish to share and ideas you have to share with the group. Our December meeting will be Saturday, December 14. All are welcome at our meeting. For more information contact Anne McMillan:
On the Common,
Everyone welcome! Bring art to share and anything else that you think the group would like to know! We are a very happy, uplifting, supportive group.
Monadnock Pod (ModPod)
This group meets on the second Thursday of each month at a member's studio to support each other with works-in-progress or to admire finished pieces. Contact Kate Dean for the current meeting location.
Support WCA/NH with your Amazon purchases.
Choose " Women's Caucus For Art NH" and a portion of your sale with be donated to WCA/NH at no cost to you!
Open to all members! Join us!
December 21, 2019
3:30 - 5:30 pm
Women's Club of Concord
44 Pleasant Street, Concord
Usually the Second Thursday,
December 12, 2019
10:00 - 11:00am
Baker Free Library
(603)224-2065 (library number)
The FREE parking lot is off Northeast Avenue,
behind the library.
There is also free Wi-Fi
WCA/NH Pop-up Show at The Studio in Laconia
Saturday, November 23, 10am - 2pm
598 Main St., Laconia, NH
We will be at The Studio in Laconia for one day only, selling Busting Out Art Bra Calendars, and 5x7 & 8x10 matted original artworks by WCA/NH members! All proceeds will benefit the WCA/NH scholarships. We will also be signing up new members and accepting renewals. And we'll have refreshments too and an opportunity to take art bra selfies! Come on down and say hi, and check out Melissa McCarthy's store, The Studio. Melissa is a past president of WCA/NH and she and her partner have a store chocked full of funky, interesting wares you don't see anywhere else!
If you are interested in helping, email email@example.com.
The Edith Weiler Scholarship
Forms for applying are on our website www.wcanh.org
Our new scholarship is designed specifically for our members. The Edith Weiler Scholarship, which will provide funds for WCA/NH members who wish to expand their expertise in the visual arts through workshops, classes, and seminars is ready for applicants!
Our first exhibition for 2020 is titled
Small Works. It will be at the Red River Theatre in Concord, NH, during the month of February. The prospectus for
Small Works will be on the WCA/NH website in December, so be sure to check it out!
We will not have an Exhibition's Meeting in November. Our next Exhibition's Meeting will be on
December 12, 2019, at 10:00 a.m., at the Bow Baker Free Library, 509 South Street, Bow, NH. We will meet for an hour, and all are welcome and encouraged to attend!
Naturally New England
Tatewell Gallery277 Newport Rd.
New London, NH
Debra Claffey, Joanne Desmond, Soosen Dunholter, Loretta CR Hubley, Marcy Pope, and Maryellen Sakura
Press & Release
MGNE Open Members' Exhibition
Chester Gallery of Art at New England College November 5-December 18, 2019.
Artists' Reception: November 14, 2019, 4-6:30pm
Kathryn Field with Poet Timothy Muskat
Kathryn Field Shafts of Light
Walking in the Whites
A Poet / Painter Dialogue
Museum of the White Mountains
November 6 - December 13, 2019
Susan Gannett and Helen Downing
Cafe´ Monte Alto
Main Street, Plymouth, NH
Plymouth Congregational UCC
On the Common
Great Bay Community College
September 29 - December 6, 2019
Loretta CR Hubley
More or Less than You?
20th Annual Joan Dunfey Juried Exhibition
October 30 - December 1
Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery
DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum,
Lincoln Park, MA
November 7- December 18
In the Flood
Press and Release
New England College of Art
Nov 15 - December 18
Opening November 7, 6 - 8 pm
PSU Faculty Art Exhibition
Silver Center for the Arts Lobby Gallery
Until December 11
Until January 31
Then and Now - How Far We've Come
League of NH Headquarters
September 27 - December 20
Good Things Come in Small
30 Ash St
November 8 - Dec 23
Gail Smuda Impressions of Childhood referencing A Child's Garden of Verses
Red River Theaters
Beyond the Book
An exhibition of Book Arts
Brighten and Faneuil Branches
Boston Public Library
Through January 11
Through December 14
Gallery Of Gifts
Newport Library Art Center
Through December 22
|Molly Stark Untitled
..dedicated to Rachael Carson
Pease Public Library
Durham Public Library
49 Madbury Road, Durham, NH
November 1 - 30
|Shari Wolf-Boraz Grace - Above
Shari Wolf-Boraz and Mary Gerakaris
Borders of Consciousness: Dreaming in Color
AVA Gallery and Art Center
11 Bank Street, Lebanon, NH
October 11 - November 16, 2019
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