News of the Women's Caucus for Art
New Hampshire Chapter
The mission of the Women's Caucus for Art is to create community through
art, education, and social activism.
We all just exhaled a collective sigh of relief as the election ended, after 4 years that felt like an eternity, and the last few days felt like a year! A huge weight has lifted off our shoulders, the anxiety is ebbing, and we can think a little clearer. Our problems are not automatically solved, but at least there can now be hope.
So now to focus on creating art: what creative projects are you planning this fall and winter? Are you planning to take an online art class or workshop? Don't forget, we have the Edie Weiller Professional Development Grant available for our members. Go to our website for more information:
Stay well and be creative!
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, the just north of Concord Pod, will be meeting via Zoom at 10 a.m. on November 9 and then December 14. We'll be sharing our art work and ideas, so please remember to get you images on your desktop to share.
|Members of the Lakes Region Group sent an afternoon doing Botanical Printing after their October Pod Meeting.|
The Lakes Region Group
Pod Meeting information:
The Lakes Region Group meeting will be on Saturday, November 14th at 10am. This meeting will be via zoom unless we get a chance at one last nice day for an outside meeting. If you would like to join our meeting please contact Anne McMillan at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Our December meeting will be on Saturday, December 12th with more information as we near the date or contact Anne McMillan for more info.
We will meet again Sunday, November 15 and again on Sunday, November 29, 3:30 pm ( please note the time change) 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! BYOC (bring your own chocolate.)
Monadnock Pod (ModPod)
The Monadnock Pod is carefully meeting the first Thursday of each month taking turns meeting at our homes.
Contact: Linda Greenwood( 617)899-3802
NEW ZOOM POD
Too far away from any of the established PODs? Want to connect with other members that don't live close? Timing of nearby PODs is not right for you?
We've got you covered!
We're starting a ZOOM POD!
ZOOM on over from ANYWHERE!
Tuesday, November 10, 2020, 6:30 pm
Everyone is invited, bring a friend! You can add this to your regular POD experience.
What is a pod?
It's an art-share where artists get together, show and talk about their work or about art in general. You don't have to have work to show.
You don't have to be a member of WCA/NH.
The Zoom Meeting Code:
Meeting ID: 961 1282 3894
This grant is for WCA/NH members who wish to expand their expertise in the visual Arts through workshops, seminars, or classes
For more information, to apply or to donate
Classes We Know About
(Editor's note: There are surely many more, but this will start you thinking)
|Adele Sanborn does eco-dying at Twiggs|
A Closer Look: The Meaning Underneath
A WCANH Open Members Show
Jaffrey Civic Center, Jaffrey NH
October 16 to November 13, 2020
*Bonus - The virtual show is on the WCA/NH website: wcanh.org
Thank you all so very much for the warm welcome to WCA/NH! Our Board and Heather Lord continue to be fantastic mentors as we explore new venues and options for exhibit spaces during corona times; it's an adventure, that's for sure!
An interesting option that requires some surefootedness is the Pop-Up Show, I'm wondering if anyone is interested in one entitled "OFF THE WALL" that we might be able to do around the holidays. It would include artwork literally off of your walls of your studio, your home, your storage space (your inventory, folks!) AND could include some wild and crazy off-the-wall new works if you are so inclined. If enough WCA/NH artists are interested, our Exhibitions Committee will get to work tout suite on finding an appropriate and convenient spot.
Please send along your level of interest to email@example.com
and we'll get back to you with an update after our Exhibitions Committee on November 12 at 3:30 pm. If you're interested in helping out, let us know that too, and I'll forward that Zoom link to you!
Grateful for all of you, for my family and for every day,
#StaySafe, Happy Thanksgiving!
Judy Krassowski :)
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 issued a state of emergency due to COVID-19
. 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 HERE on our website.
FOR OUR WEBSITE
Dear WCA/NH members,
We are adding some new features to our wcanh.org website soon. Here's what we'd like to include:
- online books, videos, or classes you have for sale
- any online classes you are offering
- any articles you have written about coping with COVIDtime (good zoom sessions, dealing with lockdown, etc)
- any articles you've written about other artists, especially other members
- news from your pod (meetings, activities, etc.)
- any videos you have published
- instructional videos you have made
If you would like to share or promote your activities during COVIDtime, please send the links and necessary information to
The Share Space
More Ways We Help Each Other Succeed
Did you miss the Fall Meeting? It will soon be on YouTube! I'm working on it. Watch for the notice.
~ Donna Catanzaro
editor's note: You may have noticed Alma's ink drawings of famous (or should be) women artists in earlier ArtGendas. Given this political season, I thought you might enjoy her portrayal of RBG.
Welcome to the Vault: a Peek at the New Tintype Studio Room
My studio is growing again! I would love to invite you all over for a tour and a party, but until we can do that, you can see it here:
"See My Color" (group) Women's Caucus for Art of Greater Washington, DC, Online, national, juried social justice exhibition, September 30-November 30, 2020. https://www.wcadc.org/seemycolor
"Life's Work: Occupations & Identity" (solo), Lawrence Academy, Groton, MA, USA. October 2 - November 17, 2020. https://www.lacademy.edu
"The 2020 FL3TCH3R Exhibit" (group), international juried exhibit, Protest Portraits: Francois #2, Protest Portraits: Taejah #1, Protest Portraits: Trysten #1, Reece Museum, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN, October 5 - December 11, 2020. https://www.fl3tch3rexhibit.com
Museum of the White Mountains
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 these online exhibitions and more!
Artists who would like to be included in a virtual
walkabout Wednesday should contact Cynthia for more info.
~Cynthia Cutting, Director
A zoom class in Ink Drawing will be offered by Artistic Roots Gallery in Plymouth for four sessions on Tuesdays, November 17, December 1, 8, 15 from 1-3 p.m. The class is taught by Annette Mitchell and Suzan Gannett. Checkout artisticrootsgallery.com for details. All experience levels welcome.
"A Morning Song" is from my musician series. My latest play "Couple Seeks Extrovert" will be performed at a festival next spring.
Moments in Nature
Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce Gallery
49 S. Main St.
September 22 to December 17
Monday through Friday
8:30 am - 5 pm
Sponsored by the New Hampshire Art Association
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:
New Hampshire WCA website
All WCA happenings in our state
Latest calls for art, activities...
We are one of 21 chapters of WCA,
a national arts organization.
National directory,Lifetime Achievements Awards,
Featured Artist, Conference Info...
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!
From Your Editor
This Newsletter is for you!
I will send out the newsletter on or about the fifth of each month or shortly after.
Please send articles, information and images to
I will receive material until
December 3 at 11:00 pm
to be included in the December 2020 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.
by Rebecca Hastings
Broad Strokes: 15 Women Who Made Art and Made History (in that order) by Bridget Quinn. 2017. Chronicle Books, San Francisco.
This book had me (Rebecca) consumed for days. The format is playful, and the writing is informative and seasoned with sass and humor. For fun watch this short video of Linda Nochlin describing what it was like to sit for a portrait by Alice Neel https://www.mfa.org/video/sitting-for-alice
Ninth Street Women: Lee Krasner, Elaine de Kooning, Grace Hartigan, Joan Mitchell, and Helen Frankenthaler: Five Painters and the Movement That Changed Modern Art by Mary Gabriel 2018, Back Bay Books/Little, Brown and Company, New York.
This is a hefty, larger size paperback book-926 pages in all, with pages 723-926 of support material.
Color Duets by Kaffe Fassett and Erin Lee. 2020.
Color Duets is a book of original artwork, textiles, and family stories. It memorializes a series of artist retreats shared by Kaffe Fassett and his niece, Erin Lee Gafill over the last twelve years. It serves as a catalog for Color Duets, a museum show opening in May 2021 at the Monterey Museum of Art in Monterey, California.
Open to all members! Join us!
November 19, 2020
3:30 - 5:30 pm
If you are not a regular member, but want to be included,
email Donna Catanzaro (firstname.lastname@example.org)
November 12, 3:30 pm
Meeting by zoom.
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.
Some 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 debraclaffey.com/workshops
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
603-496-2014 or email@example.com