Monday, December 31

Join or Renew Today for a Year of Member Benefits

ARTnews ($32.95 instead of $39.95- 1 Year)
Aperture Magazine ($32 instead of $40- 1 Year)
Feminist Studies ($30 instead of $35- 1Year)
Fractured Atlas, free Associate Membership
Ms Magazine ($15 Subscription Rate)
*NEW* The Art List (free subscription, instead of $15 per year)
The Feisty Women's Plan-Ahead Guide to Estate Planning (downloadable from the National website)
Utrecht Art Supplies - 10% Discount
Woman's Art Journal ($21 instead of $24- 1 Year)

ArtList (, with your membership you can login via the National website with a special WCA sign up code, that will give you full access for free.

You will of course benefit even more from our network of artists, monthly meetings and opportunities that are provided on the local level.

See the two links in the right sidebar for ways to join.

If you have any questions, email

Monday, December 3

Postcards made at last week's meeting

Click the above title to be redirected to the Sustaining the Environment, Art Waves/UN website for more information on this project.

Showing both sides below,

Events this week at Cone 10 Studios & Plum Elements -from member Betsey Carter

I want to let you all know about two exciting clay events on December 4 and December 7, co-sponsored by Cone 10 Studios and Plum Elements.

We are having a rare potter guest from Japan in town soon. She is from a porcelain mecca in Japan and a trained master potter. She is part of a very old gas kiln there which is being highfired, very similar to what we do. She is having an exhibit in conjunction with her husband's work at the store Plum Elements on King St. You all may have met the owner Andrea Schenck at some of our openings at Cone 10.

We thought it might be a nice idea to get together with the Japanese artist at Cone 10 one evening. The potter has offered to give a power point presentation about her work and background in ceramics. We have arranged for an interpreter to help with the presentation and conversation.

Please mark your calendar for this not to be missed event: Tue Dec 4th from 6-8pm. Please let me know if you plan to attend or not, so we'll know how many chairs and, more importantly, how much wine, to organize.

Hope you can make one or both events.

Best holiday wishes,

Plum Elements
161 1/2 King Street
Opening reception, Thursday, December 7th from 6 until 8 p.m.

Tuesday, November 27

Meeting tomorrow, November 28, 7 pm, Kinsington Stobart Gallery, 165 King Street

click to be redirectd to the UN/ArtWaves project website

View Larger Map

We'll be working on a collaborative art project, bring recyclable materials that can be used to make 4 x 6 postcards. Check out the ArtWaves link for examples and project details, We also need tables, if you have a card table or something similar that you can bring, please email

Examples below

See more on the ArtWaves website,

Wednesday, November 14

Matriarchs and Madonnas

Email if you need the prospectus in a Word document.

Click to enlarge.

Juror Guidelines for SE Regional WCA Exhibiton, Matriarchs & Madonnas

Call for Entries Juror Guidelines

Juror Patricia Rodriguez has requested that artists ensure continuity in the works that are submitted for this exhibition. That translates to one medium, for example, photographers should not submit both color and black & white; artists who paint and sculpt should submit one or the other, not both. Patricia is also looking for a particular style that is your signature. For example, if you paint, don’t send both abstract and realism. She wants pieces that represent your particular style.

The images you submit should represent the show’s theme but they should represent your work as a unified body as well.

Lecture at the Halsey, Nov. 15th, 5pm

Friday, November 9

Redux International Call for Entries

Click for pdf application

Deadline November 15

Saul Alexander Gallery '08

We've been accepted to the Saul Alexander Gallery, the WCA was given the month of June, which we requested because of Spoleto! Thank you again to all who emailed digital images to me for this application .

Friday, November 2

The Ninth Fine Arts Annual

Lots of openings tonight, check the Events Calender for details.

Thursday, November 1

Business Practices for Creative Artists

The Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art will host a two-part workshop on Saturday, November 3rd from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 pm, designed for the working artist who wishes to learn more about legal, financial, and tax strategies tailored to the creative professional. CPA and owner of Positus Consulting, Andra Watkins, will present two sessions focusing on basic, yet useful accounting strategies for non-accountants. Frank Dirks of UBS Financial Services will focus on retirement and investment strategies in the afternoon sessions. Both presenters will be available to meet one-on-one with artists following the sessions. In order to make this accessible to artists, the Halsey Institute will charge a fee of $15 for HICA Members and students and $25 for non-members to cover meal expenses (breakfast and lunch will be provided). Reservations are required and seating is limited. Please email or call 843.953.9121 to make a reservation.

Monday, October 29

Women Helping Women: Stitch by Stitch

An opportunity for WCA Members to exhibit with Rubia.

Click the heading to be directed to the WCA Philadelphia Blog for more information.

WCA-Phila has fabric that they can mail you (as supplies last), or you may use your own. (Must be 10"x10")

Please observe the motifs of the Afghan women as seen on the Rubia site and create your response and interpretation of the theme through images of the poppy, the rubia logo, etc. as found on Rubia Website.

We will use fabric artwork embroidered by the Afghan women and we add to it your pieces (quilt style) with squares created by WCA members to create an impressive larger tapestry piece.

Rubia is a project of Social & Environmental Entrepreneurs (SEE), a registered 501(c) [3], which provides non-profit status. Rubia serves women in Afghanistan, offering education, skills training and income opportunities through the promotion of their traditional handwork. Rubia is committed to building sustainable business in a fragile environment,empowering women while respecting traditional ways, reviving and preserving traditional crafts.

Member News, Laura Liberatore Szweda

Laura has been invited to exhibit at the upcoming art show "View From the Water's Edge." The show is a Piccolo Spoleto Art Auction to be held at the City Gallery at Waterfront Park. The opening reception is Friday, November 9th, from 5-7 pm. The closing is December 1st from 5-9 pm, featuring the Holiday Parade of Boats Viewing Party. The closing will be advertised and is a ticketed event.

WCA Washington DC, Opening Doors, Women in Art 1972 - 2007

Click for more information.

"Join the Washington D.C. Chapter and ArTTable on Sunday, November 11, from 1:30 - 4:00 pm at American University's Katzen Arts Center for a lively discussion of how and whether the feminist art movement has made a difference for women in the arts today. The forum will be held in the Abramson Family Recital Hall in the Katzen Arts Center, which is located on the Ward Circle at Nebraska and Massachusetts Avenues, NW. The is no charge for the event. Parking is free under the building on the weekend; enter from Massachusetts Ave."

Panelists include Judy Byron, HIRO, Victoria Reis, Joyce J. Scott and moderator Josephine Withers, the founder of the D.C. Chapter.

This forum also coincides with two anniversary exhibitions on view in Washington, Art and the Feminist Revolution, at the National Museum of Women and Claiming Space: Some American Feminist Originators, at the American University Museum.

*The impetus for these exhibitions and forum is the 35th Anniversary of the Women's Caucus for Art and the 20th anniversary of the National Museum of Women in the Arts.

Thursday, October 25

WCA National Juried Exhibition at the Arlington Art Museum, in Arlington Texas

Click for pdf

The Exhibition is open to women artists working in any medium. Size limit within UPS shipping.

Send the completed form and Enclose:
CD /or slides labeled with your name and title… Include a SASE for return

o Entry fee $30.00 members, $45. non members
o Additional slides or jpgs $5. each (up to 6 total)
o Make checks payable to WCA
o CD with jpegs 300 DPI or greater with titles corresponding to this entry form
o Artist statement (50 words or less separate sheet)

All 2-D work must be professionally presented and ready to hang, 3/D work stable and child safe.

Artists must provide postage/insurance to and from exhibition with reusable packaging. Delivery instructions sent to artist upon notification.

Mail to WCA Exhibition,
P.O. Box 1498 Canal Street Station,
NY, NY 10013

Postmark Deadline December 1, 2007
Notification by January 1, 2008

Wednesday, October 24

Jewish Women Artists' Network

In the Beginning
February 21st - April 27th, 2008
The Women's Museum, Dallas Texas

Call for entries open to all WCA members.

Click for pdf

North Charleston Design Competition for the 2008 Arts Festival

Click for pdf. Deadline, November 16th.

Postcard Art Opportunity for Members, click for more information

Submit 4”x6” or Size 6 postcards made from recycled materials and reflecting the theme of “Sustaining Our Environment” by January 15, 2008 . On the back of the postcard, provide your name, address and materials used to make the card. Submissions will be exhibited during the February, 2008 WCA and College Art Association (CAA) annual conferences at Ft. Worth-Dallas, Texas. At the exhibition, works will be auctioned to benefit the United Nations.

Meeting Minutes (10.16.07)

Correction to the Minutes submitted Monday, October 22nd. Laura Szweda was in attendance, I accidentally left her off of the list.

Monday, October 15

Directions to Tuesday's Meeting, at Sandra Brett's house

This meeting is critique based, bring a few of your pieces if you'd like to participate! (Bringing your own art work is not required to join in on the critique.)

Directions from downtown: (If coming from James/Johns Island, pick up the directions starting at the turn onto South Windemer)
Take 17S onto the W. Ashley Bridge. Stay in MIDDLE LANE (important) and at end of bridge make a left at sign for Folly Beach. Stay in right lane, make a right (I think it's the second stoplight but not sure) onto South Windemere Blvd. There will be a nail palace and photo store before the light, Earth Fare on your left. At end of S. Windemere, take a left onto Chadwick. Chadwick curves around a bit,then Rebellion Rd. veers off to the right. Our house is 33 Rebellion, you pass about 6 houses and it's straight ahead to the right.

Directions from West Ashley:
If you come from W. Ashley travelling 0n 17N (Savannah Highway or St. Andrews), make a right on Stocker, then a right on Chadwick, Chadwick curves around a bit, then Rebellion Rd. veers off to the right. Our house is 33 Rebellion, you pass about 6 houses and it's straight ahead to the right.

Sandra's home phone is 556-6600, cell is 910-616-6119.

Friday, October 5

New Benifit for Members

Now enjoy a fee subscription to The Art List, worth $15.

Wednesday, October 3

Kensington Stobart Gallery, 165 King St

Reception for Kim Shaklee on October 5th, 5-7pm
WCA Member Ryann Bretone is the director,

Opening Reception for WCA Member Karol Turner Campbell

City Gallery, Gaillard Auditorium
77 Calhoun Street
October 5th, 5:30-7pm

Gallery Cornelia, Opening for Pink Earth

90 Cannon Street
Opening Reception,
October 6th 4-6pm
Gallery Cornelia is directed
by WCA Member Yvonne Carter

Thursday, September 27

Thank you Beckie for bringing this to our attention.

Wednesday, September 26

Meeting Minutes

If you did not receive the email with the minutes from last weeks meeting attached, please email for a copy. Looking through the minutes is a great way to find out about up coming events, like our informal Art Walk get together and our next meeting at Sandra Brett's house.

Below are opportunities that each need a volunteer:

-Event Calendar (A Google calendar linked to the blog where WCA activities and local art events are posted and kept up-to-date. -This requires a very small commitment once a week, and if you already read the City Paper and Preview, this would be easy!)

-Application Coordinator (Someone willing to gather the necessary materials needed to apply as a group for exhibition opportunities.)

-Publicity and Community Outreach (This involves notifying the local and
regional arts publications, newspapers, list-serves, website based calendars, etc when the WCA Charleston Chapter holds meetings, or is involved in any community event. This volunteer could also coordinate with other members to maintain the brochures, posters and cards that are placed in the community.)

-Membership Coordinator (Receives the letters and checks from National, forwarding the checks to the Treasurer, and maintaining a membership roll with contact information and membership expiration. Also responsible for mailing letters during the membership drive.) *Christine Eadie volunteered for this!

-Minutes (Taking minutes based on the agenda as determined by the President, or whoever is leading that months meeting, typing them shortly after each meeting and turning them in to the President for the purpose of emailing out to members. -Very easy, my outlines which I will provide to the volunteer are detailed and you will only need to jot down a few notes, and then type them.)

-Quarterly Email Newsletter (Involves recruiting and/or researching the emails of the art administers, gallery professionals, organizers, educators, students etc. in the community that could benefit from a notification of the WCA’s activities.)

Monday, September 17

Meeting Location Has Changed!

Due to an unforeseen conflict the location for our Wednesday meeting has changed. It will now be at Saffron at 7 pm, 333 East Bay Street. (Not at the Kensington Stobart Gallery on King Street as previously announced) Saffron is across the street from the Eckerd and East Bay Deli shopping center. There is parking off of East Bay in front of Saffron as well as behind the building on Alexander Street.

View Larger Map

To access the parking lot behind Saffron, follow the directions above but continue past the restaurant and turn left onto Calhoun Street. Take your first left onto Alexander Street. Look to your left, after passing a church, you'll see a small metered lot that you can pull in to. (The meters are free after 6 pm and Saffron has front doors facing both East Bay and Alexander. Come on in!)

Monday, September 10

WCA Meeting

Wednesday, September 19th at 7pm at the Kensington Stobart Gallery, 165 King Street, Charleston, SC 29401
Email President, Leigh Ann Davis if you have questions

Friday, September 7

*New* WCA Charleston Event Calender

You'll now be able to see what's going on in Charleston and with the WCA just by checking our calender! It'll be updated with what's published in the local papers and with events that members submit to

To see the WCA Charleston Event Calender simply click on the underlined link in the right sidebar.

If you use the Google Calender Button, you have to have a Google account you can log in to. If you add the WCA Calender to your Google account you'll be able to see it without first coming to the WCA Charleston Blog.

Postcard Art Opportunity for WCA Members, click for more information

Sustain our environment! The WCA and an NGO of the United Nations, invite mail artists and artists of all media to support the UN’s Millenium Goal, “Sustaining Our Environment.”

Submit 4”x6” or Size 6 postcards made from recycled materials and reflecting the theme of “Sustaining Our Environment” by January 15, 2008 . On the back of the postcard, provide your name, address and materials used to make the card. Submissions will be exhibited during the February, 2008 WCA and College Art Association (CAA) annual conferences at Ft. Worth-Dallas, Texas. At the exhibition, works will be auctioned to benefit the United Nations.

We're Having a Meeting!!!

Wednesday September 19th at 7pm at the Kensington Stobart Gallery, 165 King Street, Charleston, SC 29401
Email President, Leigh Ann if you have questions

Thursday, August 16

Opportunities offered by the City of North Charleston, Click for more information

Free Open Studio Class for Adults - Pen & ink on paper, materials will be provided. Tuesday, August 27, 10am - 12:30pm

Digital Video Filmmaking Class. Every Monday night for 5 weeks, $125 per person, September 17 through October 15, 6pm - 9pm

Free Open Studio Class for Adults - With local textile artist Cookie Washington, materials will be provided. Tuesday, September 25, 10am - 12:30pm

Tuesday, August 14

LINC (Leveraging Investments in Creativity), click for more information

LINC, a ten-year national initiative to improve conditions for artists in all disciplines, has come to South Carolina and is sponsoring a conference on August 28 in Columbia from 10am - 3pm. It's free and looks interesting. (See the websites listed below for more information) Sign up by August 20th via the South Carolina Arts Foundation website, space is limited.

Wednesday, July 11

Click for information on how to participate in A Million Little Picutres, Vol. 2, in Atlanta GA

For $12, receive a Lomolito disposable camera. Take pictures on chosen subject matter, and return camera to Art House in Atlanta to be developed and included in the exhibition. Opening on August 25.

Thursday, May 31

Surface Tension, Cindy Neuschwander & Hiroyuki Hamada, at the Halsey Institute

On view through June 9th, 54 St. Philip Street.

Thursday, May 24

American Film Festival

Finding Neverland, 1m, Friday, June 1st, Charleston County Public Library, 68 Calhoun Street, Free, Piccolo Spoleto.

Upcoming: Frida 6/4, Immortal Beloved 6/5, Topsy-Turvy 6/6, The Pride of the Yankees 6/7, Isadora 6/8. All films begin at 1 pm in the auditorium.

Folly Felder Film Festival -Call for Entries

Original Film submissions of 15 minutes or less accepted for Palmetto Awards. Call 588-9636.

Wednesday, May 16

Kristi Ryba at the Corrigan Gallery

WCA Charleston Member Kristi Ryba's show at the Corrigan Gallery, House Keeping, is on veiw now through May 30th.

Nuclear Family
Gouache on Panel
24" x 30"

House Keeping, Corrigan Gallery, 62 Queen Street, (843) 722-9868

Kristi Ryba

Reduction Woodcut
36" x 24"

Member Exhibition, Saul Alexander Gallery, Public Library, 68 Calhoun Street

Kensington-Stobart Gallery Opening, Friday, May 18th

WCA Charleston Member Ryann Bretone is the director of the Kensington-Stobart Gallery on King Street. Her first opening as director is this Friday night 5-8pm and Saturday 12-3pm. 165 King Street, (843) 937-8560, click on Ryann's link in the side bar to go the gallery's homepage.

Sunday, May 13

Networking Day 2007, Washington DC

The Arts Club of Washington will be hosting the Women's Caucus for Art/DC Chapter 2007 Networking Day, Saturday May 19th. The presentation this year is "Beyond Art: Myth & Meaning in the Career of the Artist." RSVP to Katie Weaver, VP of the Washington DC Chapter,, (202)362-2860.

Monday, May 7

Friday May 4th, Success!

Here are some of the visitors to our opening on Friday.

Friday, May 4

Opening Tonight 4 -6pm, Saul Alexander Gallery

From left to right, two pieces by Christine Eadie, one piece by Betsey Carter, one piece by Ryann Bretone, two pieces by Christine Eadie.

From left to right, one piece by Dana Elliott, two pieces by Leigh Ann Davis, one piece by Jennifer Phillips.

From left to right, three pieces by Kate Landishaw, three pieces by Kristi Ryba.

Thursday, May 3

Opening, Friday May 4th, 4 - 6pm

Join us for the Opening of the 1st Annual Member Exhibiton, Friday May 4th, 4-6pm, at the Saul Alexander Gallery in the Public Library, 68 Calhoun Street, 2nd Fl.

Wednesday, May 2

Tuesday Morning - Hanging the Exhibition

Kate Landishaw here helping layout the exhibiton. From left to right, the first three works are her's and the fourth is Kristi Ryba's.

Half Way There

Here's members Kristi Ryba (on the ladder) and Christine Eadie in the gallery Tuesday morning hanging the exhibition.

Thursday, April 19

Opening, Friday May 4th, 4 - 6pm

Join us for the Opening of the 1st Annual Member Exhibiton, Friday May 4th, 4-6pm, at the Saul Alexander Gallery in the Public Library, 68 Calhoun Street, 2nd Fl.

Join Today for Inclusion in the Member Exhibition

Our Member Exhibition in May at the Saul Alexander Gallery is open to all members, join now to be included. Email Leigh Ann Davis at for more information. You can now join via PayPal, click the link in the side bar.

Thursday, January 25

Member Exhibition

Our member exhibition will be held this May in the Saul Alexander Gallery in the Public Library on Calhoun Street.

Saul Alexander Gallery