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

 September 2020
The mission of the Women's Caucus for Art is to create community through 
art, education, and social activism. 
This handsome trio of WWII posters has been updated by Donna Catanzaro for your encouragement! Check out the  website to answer any of your nonpartisan voting questions.   Be ready for the 2020 elections and VOTE!
Dear Members,

Now that the Presidential campaign is in full swing, there's more craziness in the news. I don't know if my anxiety level can make it till November - my head might explode! 

I have a bad habit of checking the news throughout the day, and I noticed that if I check it right before I go to bed I have a fitful night of anxiety and hardly get any sleep. 

Just by chance, we came upon what I now consider my anti-anxiety sleeping drug. On YouTube there is a treasure trove of old black and white movies and TV shows that are now in the public domain that you can watch for free. For the past two weeks we've been watching old Alfred Hitchcock TV shows from the 50's, Sherlock Holmes movies from the 40's, and film noir classics from the 40's. So far, everything we've watched has been far superior to anything on TV or Netflix, and I've been sleeping better! There's something soothing about the black and white photography, the well written stories and dialog, and the old cars and scenery.  A few of the YouTube channels to check out: PizzaFlix Silver Screen Classics, and Cult Cinema Classics. 

Don't go to bed angry and riddled with anxiety - find what calms you before you go to sleep!

Sleep well,
Donna Catanzaro
President WCA/NH

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 

The Share Space
More Ways We Help Each Other Succeed

Life's Work Solo Exhibit at Kimball-Jenkins School of Art - In the Carriage House from 9/1-9/28 The opening reception is indoors and outside on Thursday, September 10, from 5-7 with social distancing and other COVID prevention measures in place.

Protest Portraits (solo) Large scale outdoor art installation will be in front of the NH State House steps September 5-13, at Holderness School from September 13-23, and at PSU in front of the HUB from September 23-October 3.  
[include photo collage]

Justice (group) The Art Guild, Manhasset, New York, Online Juried Exhibit, August 27-September 12. 

Watershed (group) Protest Portrait: Francois #2, Carrie Able Art Gallery, Brooklyn, New York, USA. September 9 - September 16, 2020.

~Maundy Mitchell


Carole Groenke                                   Annapurna Dreaming

"Driven to Abstraction" 
September 2-27, 2020
Carole Groenke, Works on Paper
VynnArt Gallery
30 Main St. SuiteA
Meredith, NH

"When that first photograph was taken of Earth from space and you saw this little ball in blackness, I became aware of what I felt I was. I feel very much that a tree is a relative, a cousin." Everything in this world, I find, I'm related to."
Artist Luchita Hurtado 
~Carole Groenke 


Gail Smuda                      Women Advancing Women

Many of the women honored were suffragettes - Found fiber, embroidery and antique hatbox container.
~Gail Smuda


Now See This

This beautiful piece, Sailor's Delight, by Betty Flourney Brown was photographed by Anne McMillian at the Lake Region POD show at Twiggs. 

The WCA Lakes Region Pod Exhibit 
Sacred Spaces/Sacred Places 
August 29th - September 27th 2020 
Twiggs Gallery in Boscawen, NH.
Twiggs Gallery 603-975-0015.


Community of Caring Flag Project

The Community of Caring Flags project is a visual representation of our interconnection and commitment to caring  for and protecting our community

Why and How the Community of Caring Flag project started
2020 marks a transformative moment in human history, one that underscores our interdependent wellbeing. Our individual actions impact the wellbeing of others directly and indirectly. Inspired by traditional Tibetan Prayer Flags which are intended to bring promote peace, compassion, strength, and wisdom, this project came out of the PSU Fall 2020 Opening Task Force, Greater Plymouth Community & Alumni Subcommittee working with the Museum of the White Mountains and aims to provide the Plymouth community with an opportunity to share our common fears, to honor the suffering, and to grieve the loss brought on by the pandemic, but also the opportunity for all to help build community and unity between campus and community. 

The idea is that people in the community as well as PSU students, faculty, and staff make flags that communicate ideas about dealing with COVID or other social justice issues. We will be sewing the flags together to make a series of "flag streams" that will be hung around town and campus.

Contact Cynthia for more information and specifics  

~Cynthia Cutting

*Editor's note: Cynthia's project is designed for the Plymouth community (which doesn't mean you can't participate ) but perhaps you can use it as a model for your community. We all need community support in this time of Covid and social change.


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
Annette Mitchell continues with Suzan Gannett's expert assistance to offer a courses via zoom for Artistic Roots in Plymouth. Creative Expression Through Color and Shape will be offered on Mondays 1-3 for seven weeks beginning October 5th. If interested please contact Annette at (603) 536-4834 or Suzan at (603) 726-3458, or email or    
(editor's note: These classes fill quickly, Register early)

~Annette Mitchell


Donna Catanzaro                       Gift of Insomnia

 There will be a zoom premiere of my filmed play "The Gift of Insomnia" on October 2nd from 6:30-8:30. After spiraling through trauma a woman embraces joy.  Live panel discussion follows the film. On the panel an expressive arts therapist, music therapist and psychologist. Please contact me at
 to receive Zoom link. 

Brenda Wilbert      May Music Soothe Your Soul

Two of my digital musician pieces were accepted into the regional juried online show at the Library Arts Center. Show runs September 4th to October 31st. 

~Brenda Wilbert


Time to Clear Out The Old!

Cleaning Out the Studio Yard Sale!
Saturday & Sunday September 12 & 13, 2020 
from 10 am to 2 pm each day.
It will be held outdoor at my old studio (aka Studio A) located at 
170 Poor Farm Road in Weare NH.
(Masks will be required!)
I need to find new homes for random art supplies, books, easels, canvases, taborets and other studio odds & ends. 
PLUS I will be offering deep discounts on some older paintings and reproductions as part of my effort to make room for the new tenant (aka my husband Chris, who is moving his business into the space.)
(This will be in lieu of my regular open studio this year which I am reluctantly postponing until at least the spring.)
For more information, call/text me at 603-315-9060 or email me at

~Rosemary Conroy


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: 
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, September 14 and then 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, September 12 at 10am.  We will be meeting outside at Julliette Paquin's home and have a short demonstration of her work with Bitumen.    If you would like to join our meeting  please contact  Anne McMillan.

Our October meeting will be on Saturday, October 10th with more information as we near the date or contact 
Anne McMillan at for more information.

Dayna Talbot & Laura Morrison at Twiggs

Plymouth Pod
We will meet  again Sunday, September 20 and again on  Sunday, October 4, 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:
Calls for Art

Caroline Loose, Deb Schmitt, Kate Higley             Ragged   

Building Community with Collaborative Art   

Gateway Gallery at Great Bay Community College 
 Portsmouth NH
 Collaborative Works Exhibit (virtual and hopefully, live)
Deadline  September 21, 2020

A collaborative art project between present and past Fine Art students at Great Bay Community College in Portsmouth and artists in and around New Hampshire, Maine, and Northeastern Massachusetts. Each collaborative group of three will have as participants, a present or past
student at GBCC and two artists from the area. 

The basic procedure for the collaboration is this: 

*The three members will open up an email dialog. One  artist will initiate a work of art that must fit into a specific size envelope which will be provided. The work will be photographed before it departs and be shipped (mailed) or delivered to the second artist within two weeks.  Artist number two will add some elements to the work, photograph it before sending to artist number three.  Artist number three will add more elements to the work and after photographing will return it to artist number one. 
*The initiating artist will "own" the work and be free to make final changes. 
 *At each stage, the artist must write what kinds of materials are used to insure compatibility and if possible, send a very short statement describing their response. 
  *Media could be anything two dimensional to include elements of photography, graphic art, printmaking, painting, drawing, etc.

A virtual exhibit on the GBCC website will include images from each stage and the final iteration. The notes along the way can become part of a blog about the project, or be shown as part of the virtual exhibit.  We are have high hopes that a real exhibition of these works can be installed at Gateway Gallery in late 2021 or 2022 and then, the participants can meet each other in the real world. 
For questions and to participate contact KateHigley at

Art for Absentees / Visuals for Voting
from Open Democracy

Accepting original artwork that supports and encourages absentee ballots, early return of absentee ballots, voter registration, voting, safe voting in person, support of the postal service, town clerks and poll workers, voting tradition in New Hampshire. Non-partisan only, please.

Works should be made available for distribution to Facebook, Instagram and websites of Open Democracy Artist will be contacted for permission should additional distribution opportunities arise. The objective is to support getting out the vote in the state of New Hampshire through graphic design AND fine art delivery. Your work

Tentative deadline is October 1, 2020. High resolution photographs, 150-300 ppi. Artist credit travels with encrypted online work. Artist retains all rights and profits from any sales. 

Drop for art online is slated to coincide with release of ballots for November 3 General Election. Include short bio and/or civic statement with submission to Judy Krassowski at If interested, contact Judy for entry and release forms. Thank you!


(Editor's note:  This site is a treasure trove of art calls on different topics. This one is recommended by Judy Krassowski our Exhibition Chair beginning in October)

Heroes of History

November 1, 2021 to December 30, 2021
$30 entry Fee
Awards and cash prize 
Deadline October 1 2021

For more information check out the website. 


Deadline: Sun Nov 08, 2020, starts: Sun Jun 21, 2020

Artists for Social Justice 2020, New York NY
AFSJ2020 is hosting a rolling open call for art which reflects the crisis in America today.
 This is a no-fee open call for artists to share their work. All rights remain with the artists. Work for sale will be organized through the individual artist directly. 
Sales from select work will be donated to #BLACKLIVESMATTER. Selected artists will receive a week long virtual exhibit

This deadline has been extended to September 11 if you are still considering it! 

Call for Entries
Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment guaranteeing women, womzn, womyn, wimmin, the right to vote.
Open only to members of any WCA Chapter or just National in the USA.
Location: Curtis Cultural Arts Center, Greenwood Village, CO (just south of Denver)
Juror: Chris Stevens, Manager of the Cultural Arts Center
He will be looking for art depicting where women have come from and where they are going; arts expressing ideas about the experience of women through time and in the present time.
The show runs November 7 - December 23, 2020, with awards for Best of Show, and three Honorable Mentions
Deadline for entries: September 23, midnight through the CaFE Site:, $25 for up to 3 entries, no video or performance art accepted.
You are encouraged to join the CaFE Site at no cost. It posts Call for Entry Shows, grants, and Public Arts Project from around the country
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
Deadline October 5, 2020
Theme: Artists are invited to illustrate their in-depth perceptions of a subject, feeling or impression in a way that encourages the viewer to consider all aspects of the art. What will a second look into the searching for an understanding of the topic reveal? Could the facets found in the specifics of the art take the viewer down a path through a magical door to someplace special? How we explore new ideas and materials can bring more detailed emotions and reactions of all varieties to the surface.
More information and to enter


A Closer Look: The Meaning Underneath. 
See information above under "Calls for Art". This show is open to all members of WCA/NH for both 2-D and 3-D submissions. Although this exhibition is not juried, Monadnock painter, sculptor and teacher, Barbara Danser, will be judging the artwork and awarding prizes! So put your creative hat on and get your entries in before the October 5th deadline!  

The Exhibition Committee is meeting online because of the pandemic. A Zoom link will be emailed to all members of the Exhibition's Committee and any other person who might be interested in joining. Our next meeting will be on Thursday, September 10 at 3:00 pm. Email Heather Lord at if you are interested in joining the committee.

~Heather Lord
Exhibition Coordinator

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.  
Open to all members! Join us!

Board Meeting
Third Thursday,
 September 17, 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
September 10, 3pm
 Meeting by zoom.
email Heather Lord to be included

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

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