Monday, October 29

Women Helping Women: Stitch by Stitch

An opportunity for WCA Members to exhibit with Rubia.

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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

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"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

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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.

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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