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

 October 2020
The mission of the Women's Caucus for Art is to create community through 
art, education, and social activism. 

You'll have a chance to see work from the WCA/NH Closer Look Exhibit, and those in attendance have the opportunity to talk about their work. It will be a virtual gallery talk!

Our guest speaker, NH photographer Maundy Mitchell will talk about the exciting work she's been doing, including her Protest Portraits project.

A short presentation from our scholarship winners.

We'll have a quick business meeting so you'll know what exciting exhibits are coming up.
A chance to see old friends and meet new ones too.

Tell your friends. Everyone is invited!

Email for the zoom meeting link.
Dear Members,

The election is coming soon, the stakes are high and every day the news gets crazier and more bizarre. At this point, I wouldn't be surprised if aliens attacked! 

While our federal government is in complete chaos, it's good to know that here at WCA/NH we have a hard working Board that runs like a well-oiled machine. We are lucky to have volunteers that chip in to provide lots of exhibition opportunities, and generous donators that help fund scholarships for students and professional development for our members. 

Right now we are searching for a candidate for our Board. We are missing a Vice President - a position we would like to fill soon. Our VP is responsible for planning the Spring and Fall meeting, storing the bin of paper products, and most important, will eventually become President next Fall. This sounds daunting, but actually is pretty easy. Because everyone on the Board has lots of experience and does such a great job, the President's gig is a breeze. It just takes someone who is organized, remembers to keep everyone on track, gets along with others and can communicate. Prerequisites require being friendly, using a calendar and knowing how to write complete sentences in an email. 

We meet online with Zoom now, so no need to drive anywhere. You don't even have to wear pants! If this is something you would be interested in, or know of someone you think would be perfect at it (and hasn't done it before) send me an email at

If you would like to attend one of our Board meetings to check it out, email me and I'll send you the Zoom invite.

And don't forget, if you plan to vote absentee, get your mail-in absentee ballots in early! You can track your absentee ballot online here in NH at

And please attend our Fall Meeting Sunday, October 25 at 3pm on Zoom!

Donna Catanzaro
President WCA/NH

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 at 10 am on Monday, October 12   The meetings will be via Zoom, so email me if you would like to get the link.  We'll be sharing our artwork and ideas, so please have your examples ready on your desktop.
 Questions?  Email if you would like to be added to our ZOOM list.

The Lakes Region Group
The Lakes Region Group meeting will be on
Saturday, October 10th at 10am.  We will be meeting outside at  Dayna Talbots home.  If you would like to join our meeting  please contact  Anne McMillan at for more information.

Our November meeting will be on Saturday, November 14th with more information as we near the date or contact Anne McMillan for more info.
Anne McMillan at for more information.

Juliette Paquin

At the Lakes Region Pod September meeting the group  met at Juliette Paquin's home for an outside demonstration of her work and process.

Plymouth Pod
We will meet  again Sunday, October 18 and again on  Sunday, November 1, 3 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)
Our Monadnock Pod is not meeting - maybe we can meet in later!
We all miss it!
Contact: Linda Greenwood( 617)899-3802

Consider This

Edith Weiler 

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

AVA has plein air and online classes this fall:


Artistic Roots:

Maundy Mitchell:
A Closer Look: The Meaning Underneath

A WCANH  Open Members Show
Jaffrey Civic Center, Jaffrey NH
October 16 to November 13, 2020
Reception October 17  3 - 5 pm

*Bonus - The virtual show will be on the WCA/NH website:


October is the time for change, and we will be having some changes on the Exhibitions Committee this month. My three-year term seems to have gone quite fast. I have enjoyed working with a talented and knowledgeable Exhibitions Committee to create some exciting and fun shows, and have appreciated support from our members as well. At the Fall Meeting on October 25th, I will be "passing on the torch" to a talented and experienced new Exhibitions Coordinator, Judy Krassowski. She has some terrific, fresh ideas for exhibitions in 2021 that you will be excited to hear about at our Fall Meeting!
A Closer Look is our last show for this year. Please stop by and check out the excellent artwork at the Jaffrey Civic Center, from October 16, through November 13th. There will be an Opening on October 17th, but it is for the artists and their guests only because the Civic Center wants to limit the number of people who attend. They are taking these precautions because of Covid 19.
Our October Exhibitions Meeting will be on October 8th on Zoom, from 3:30 to 4:30p.m.
Signing off,
Heather Lord
Exhibitions Coordinator

Open to all members! Join us!

Board Meeting
Third Thursday,
 October 15, 2020
3:30  - 5:30 pm
Video meeting
If you are not a regular member, but want to be included,
email Donna Catanzaro (

Exhibition Meeting
October 8, 3pm
 Meeting by zoom.
email Heather Lord to be included

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.  
More Help For You

Dear WCA/NH members,
We are adding some new features to our 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
If you would like to share or promote your activities during COVIDtime, please send the links and necessary information 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
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 for details. or
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

WCANH Fall Meeting 
Guest Speaker

Maundy Mitchell is an internationally acclaimed portrait photographer and Associate Level Photographer with The Portrait Masters International. She runs her portrait studio, Maundy Mitchell Photography, in Plymouth, NH. Her photos have been published in magazines, on billboards, and online nationally and internationally. She is a member of the Professional Photographer's Association of America, the National Association of Professional Child Photographers, the Magic Hour Foundation Photographer Network, and the Women's Caucus for Art in New Hampshire. She holds a trademark on the phrase, "People are Beautiful", which is her core belief as a photographer.
See her latest exhibits under The Share Space

The Share Space
More Ways We Help Each Other Succeed
I am leading off with Maundy since she is the guest speaker for our fall meeting so you can have a look! She is one busy artist!
Current Exhibitions:
"Us: What Divides Us and What Unites Us?" (group) international juried exhibit, Protest Portrait: Nakiya #1, Touchstone Gallery, Washington, DC, online, September 18-November 3, 2020.

"See My Color" (group) Women's Caucus for Art of Greater Washington, DC, Online, national, juried social justice exhibition, September 30-November 30, 2020.

"Life's Work: Occupations & Identity" (solo), Lawrence Academy, Groton, MA, USA. October 2 - November 17, 2020.

"Protest Portraits" (solo) large-scale, outdoor art installation, New Hampton School, New Hampton, NH, October 3 - October 17, 2020.

"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.
My fall classes are full, and I have started a list for spring classes (Intro to Digital Photography & Intro to Portrait Photography).  Please see my website for more details.  
I've been learning the historical photographic process of wet-plate collodion (tintypes) with Gary Samson.  I'm looking into the possibility of adding a darkroom to my studio to incorporate this process into my portrait work. Here is a photo of one of my best plates so far.

~Maundy Mitchell


"When I'm  sometimes asked, 'When will there be enough [women on the Supreme Court] ?' and I say, ' When there are nine,' people are shocked. But there'd been nine men, and nobody's ever raised a question about that." 
Ruth Bader Ginsburg

~Carole Groenke 



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

Interested in Ink Drawing? Annette Mitchell, with Suzan Gannett's assistance, will offer a four-session class via zoom for Artistic Roots in Plymouth, NH. The classes will take place on Mondays from 1 to 3 p.m. on November 23, 30, and December 7 and 14. Cost for the class will be $100 for members of Artistic Roots and $120 for non-members. Please register at the Artistic Roots website. Any difficulties, please feel free to contact Annette at (603) 536-4834 or email her at 

~Annette Mitchell


Brenda Wilbert                    Broadway Debut

I always wanted to be an actress when I was younger.  Now I write plays for other actresses!

~Brenda Wilbert


Kate Higley                     Yellowstone Mud Pools

An Extrapolation of Close Observation
2 Pillsbury, Concord, NH
now through December 21
open 7 days a week with work in both lobbies

 The genesis of Kate Higley's work is the biological and arises from thoughts about the happenings in ponds, meadows, or organisms, unseen, imagined and below the surface.  Several works on display are inspired by bacterial pools at Yellowstone National Park.


B J Eckardt 

Moments in Nature

Solo Exhibit
Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce Gallery
49 S. Main St.
Concord NH
September 22 to December 17
Monday through Friday
8:30 am - 5 pm

Sponsored by the New Hampshire Art Association

Here are the women artists we've been left, clockwise, Kristina Sostarko, Tschabalala Self, Emma Amos, Pamel Phatsimo Sunstrum, top right, Anna Mac, bottom left, Delita Martin, bottom right, clockwise, Graciela Iturbide, Alma Thomas, Elizabeth Catlett, Paula Modersohn-Becker.

*Editor's note. Alma and her daughter have been in an art group that these studies are from.  The ink portraits are hers. She suggests that you might enjoy looking them up and reading about them.
~Alma Grand


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