News of the Women's Caucus for Art 
  New Hampshire Chapter
November 2019

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

In This Issue
Dear Members,
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.

Our Instagram page is:   https://www.instagram.com/wca_nh_chapter/

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  donnacatanzaro1@gmail.com. We could use more help! 

Donna Catanzaro

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

I was featured on NH Chronicle along with Verne Orlosk. Here's the link:
Debra Claffey

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:

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submitted by Kate Higley

Artful Networking with Fidelity Investments

You're invited!
 November 14 
5:30 to 7:30pm
6:00pm Remarks
Patricia Dellorfano Lead Curator
This is by way of Tricia Anderson Soule, Executive Director, www.nhbca.com
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
December 13

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:

Member's 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
Encaustic, oil and mixed media, cold wax painting, encaustic monotypes, printing without a press
Digital Services
Website setup and maintenance, image processing, artist statement writing
debraclaffey.com or debra@debraclaffey.com
owner: Debra Claffey

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


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
 Questions? Email  adele.sanborn@gmail.com 
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:  2amcmillan@gmail.com

Plymouth Pod
Sunday,December 8,  3-5 pm
Artistic Roots, On the Common,  Plymouth, NH
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. Shop at
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!

Board Meeting
Third Thursday,
 December 21, 2019
3:30  - 5:30 pm
Women's Club of Concord
44 Pleasant Street, Concord

Exhibition Meeting
 Usually the Second Thursday,
December 12, 2019
10:00 - 11:00am
Baker Free Library
509 South  Street,  Bow NH
(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 donnacatanzaro1@gmail.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!

Heather Lord
Exhibition Coordinator

                   Members' Exhibitions

Elizabeth D'Amico
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                                  Shafts of Light     

Kathryn Field with Poet Timothy Muskat
Walking in the Whites
A Poet / Painter Dialogue
Museum of the White Mountains
Highland Street
Plymouth, NH
November 6 - December 13, 2019

Susan Gannett and Helen Downing
CafeĀ“ Monte Alto
Main Street, Plymouth, NH

Alma Grand
Plymouth Congregational UCC
On the Common
Plymouth, NH

Kate Higley
Recent Collagraphs
Gateway Gallery
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
Portsmouth, NH

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

Annette  Mitchell 
PSU Faculty Art Exhibition
Silver Center for the Arts Lobby Gallery
Main Street
Plymouth, NH
Until December 11

Annette Mitchell.                                

Nightscape Paintings
Visiting Artist
Artistic Roots
Main Street
Plymouth NH
Until January 31

Sue Pretty
Then and Now - How Far We've Come
League of NH Headquarters 
September 27 - December 20

Jodi Scaltreto
Good Things Come in Small
Wild Salamander
Hollis, NH
30 Ash St
November 8 - Dec 23

Gail Smuda                        Impressions of Childhood referencing                                          A Child's Garden of Verses

Gail Smuda
Red River Theaters

Beyond the Book
An exhibition of Book Arts
Brighten and Faneuil Branches
Boston Public Library
Through January 11

Sleighbell Studio 
Twiggs Gallery
Through December 14

Gallery Of Gifts
Newport Library Art Center
Through December 22

Molly Stark                                                       Untitled

Molly Stark
. ..dedicated to Rachael Carson
Pease Public Library
Plymouth, NH
November, 2019

Pam Tarbell 
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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