Sunday, June 6

Piccolo Exhibition: Celebrating Women at the Center for Women

See the WCA in the Post & Courier, Piccolo Spoleto and Carolina Arts websites.

Post & Courier

Piccolo Spoleto

Carolina Arts

Sunday, April 4

National WCA Call for Art

Proposal: “Man as Object: Reversing the Gaze”

Ceres Gallery
547 West 27th Street, New York, NY

May 24th through June 18th, 2011

Send the following to

Images that pertain to the theme
Image list with number, title, media, size and date for each image
Artist resume

Deadline to send images: Wednesday April 14th

The art we receive will be given to Ceres as a proposal for an exhibition. If we are chosen, we will have another call for art that will allow artists time to create new work. Please also email if you would like to be kept on the mailing list for this and other feminist projects.

See Prospectus for more information.

Announcing our Piccolo Spoleto Exhibit: Celebrating Women

The Center for Women marks its 20th Anniversary with “Celebrating Women,” a Piccolo Spoleto visual arts event featuring works by eight members of Women’s Caucus for Art Charleston. Artists include Karole Turner Campbell, Betsey Carter, Beckie Dobbs, Leigh Ann Davis, Linda Elksnin, Kate Landichow, Laura Szweda, and Lillian Trettin.

An opening reception kicks off the show from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 25 at The Center for Women, 129 Cannon Street. The reception is free to the public. “Celebrating Women” will run during Piccolo Spoleto from May 28 through August 31, Monday through Friday. Go to and for further information.

The WCA/C4W Piccolo Exhibit is inspired by the work of photojournalist Paola Gianturco. Ms. Gianturco traveled the world for four years to photograph festivals that celebrate women. She also interviewed performers, vendors, spectators, governmental officials, and religious leaders. She published her photographs in her book, Celebrating Women, in 2004.

See the Press Release for more information.

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March Meeting Minutes

If you missed the meeting, read the minutes to catch up!

March Minutes

Upcomoing Events: City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department

North Charleston Arts Festival
The City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department proudly presents the 2010 North Charleston Arts Festival, April 30 - May 8. This nine day celebration of the arts is one of the most comprehensive arts festivals in the Lowcountry, providing thousands of residents & visitors with a fabulous array of performances, exhibitions, and activities. The Main Event, held May 1 & 2 at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center & Charleston Area Convention Center Complex, offers free admission and parking to over 40 performances on four stages. Other Main Event activities include judged art, photography, and fine craft exhibitions, a gem & mineral show, children's activities, Art & Craft booths, and an Outdoor Food Court. The Arts Festival continues with over 50 free or moderately priced ticketed events throughout the week at various locations around North Charleston and concludes with fireworks over the Cooper River at the Grand Finale at Riverfront Park on Saturday, May 8.

See this website for more information, Cultural Arts Department.

Art & Fine Craft Co-Op Gallery & Sale
The windows and interior space of the Meeting Place will host a collection of works by this local artists' cooperative. A wide range of pieces including paintings, prints, sculpture, fine crafts, jewelry and more will be on display and available for sale. Presented in conjunction with the 2010 North Charleston Arts Festival.

The Meeting Place
1077 East Montague Avenue, North Charleston

On view: April 2-May 29, 2010

Gallery hours: Fridays & Saturdays, 11:00AM-7:00PM
Reception: Wednesday, May 5, 2010; 5:00-8:00PM (during North Charleston Arts Festival Art Walk)

Juxtaposition: artists respond to poets and poets respond to artists

Members Karol Turner Campbell & Renee Kahn participate in Walk Gallery's Juxtaposition.

On View March 5 to April 29th at 372 King St., the old Millennium building.

For more information see the Walk website.

Cone 10 - Understanding Ceramic Glazes

An Introduction to Materials and Methods with Ruth Ballou

Cone 10 member Ruth Ballou will be teaching a glaze workshop in April at the studio. With her experience in glaze calculation and developing glazes, this will be a useful and informative workshop - one not to be missed!

This overview is designed for ceramic students seeking to expand their understanding of glazes. We will cover materials and their specific uses in glazes and will focus on testing, evaluation and modification of existing glazes. This 2 day workshop is held over 2 weekends to allow time for firing of glaze tests.

Dates: April 10 and 24
Time: 9-1
Cost: $80.00

Contact Betsey Carter at Cone 10 for more information, 853-3345

Sunday, February 7

WCA February Meeting - Art Share

Women’s Caucus for Art Charleston will meet Tuesday, February 16 at 7 p.m. in Meeting Room A of the Charleston County Library, 68 Calhoun St. Bring several pieces of your work for an art share.

Book Review

At a time when paperbacks seem to crumble and disappear almost over night, The Book as Art: Artists’ Books from the National Museum of Women in the Arts is a real gem. Beautifully designed and published in 2007 by Princeton Architectural Press for NMWA in Washington, D.C., it marked the occasion of the museum’s 20th anniversary. The volume highlights one of the finest collections of artists’ books in the world, containing over 800 unique and limited-edition volumes by women artists both renowned and newly discovered. The collection was assembled over 20 years by Krystyna Wasserman, director of the museum’s Library and Research Center from 1982 to 2002 and current curator of book arts.

The Book as Art introduces readers to the rich variety of form, content, and artistic media that characterize artists’ books. Topics range from family history to poetry and politics, familiar tales to wild fantasies. For example, a performance artist tells a “glove story” in which hands pop up. An environmentalist writes on delicate sheafs of birds’ wings. A faux box of candies holds “pages” full of social commentary that’s not so sweet. Bindings are humble or elaborately crafted in wood, metal and stone. Etchings, woodcuts, and letter-press text decorate some pages. Other pages of handmade paper are sumptuously painted. There are even pages made of smashed tin cans and bottle tops. Due to the intimacy of scale, emphasis on narrative, and frequency of collaborative effort, artists’ books are most often the domain of talented women artists. And this compliation of “book introductions” demonstrates the extent to which women are responsible for works of the highest creative order.

Review by WCA Charleston Member, Lillian Trettin

Saul Alexander Gallery Features Work of WCA Co-President Linda Elksnin

February 1st - 28th

The Saul Alexander Gallery presents “Scissors, Thread/Pencil, Paint,” an exhibit of mixed-media works by Linda Elksnin, during the month of February. Appreciation for the textile art of the Kuna Indians inspired Elksnin to create the works in this exhibit.

Charleston County Public Library
68 Calhoun St
Charleston, SC

View Press Release on Scribd

Wednesday, January 27

Art's Advocacy Day - Tuesday, February 2nd

Organized by the South Carolina Arts Alliance

Put on your white “hard hat” and “Miss Mona” button and let your Legislators know that “Art Works in South Carolina!”

Join Arts Advocates at the Statehouse, 1st Floor Lobby area at 11:30 AM. Observe the Day’s Opening Session from the House and Senate Galleries.

In Honor of the S.C. Legislative Arts Caucus

Your Opportunity to Talk with Legislators over Lunch!

Receive Talking Points Prior to the Luncheon via E-mail.

Featuring a Student Performance by Saluda River Academy for the Arts.

Capital City Club
1201 Main Street
25th Floor
Across from the Statehouse
1:00 – 2:30 PM

Lunch is $35 or Become an Underwriter for just $60 –
Includes a Legislator’s Lunch and Your Own!
Underwrite any additional Legislator’s Lunch for $30

3:00 – 4:00 PM
By Members of the Nelson Mullins Government Relations Team
Meridian Building, 1320 Main Street, 17th Floor, ABC Room (within a block from the Luncheon site)

You must register in advance for this event.

Register here

Saturday, January 23

2 Articles from Women's Art Journal -to be discussed at the April 20th meeting

Paula Modersohn-Becker and the Body in Art

Pictures of Flesh, Modersohn-Becker and the Nude

Contributed by WCA Charleston member, Lillian Trettin

2 Weeks Left to Register for WCA Chicago Conference

From the Center
Chicago - February, 10th-15th

Take part in all of the WCA activities lectures, bus tours, workshops, exhibition openings and the Life Time Achievement Awards – Meet new people, network, get information, hang

Anyone who is planning on attending must register.

Click here for registration PDF

Click here to buy tickets through Paypal

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