Tuesday, April 29



Only 6 days left to submit images for Intuitive Responses, our 2nd Annual Exhibition at the Saul Alexander Gallery.

Email wcacharleston@yahoo.com if you need the pdf application or membership form.

Tuesday, April 22

Creative Spaces: A panel discussion addressing the lack of artistic production and presentation space in Charleston

Panel Discussion @ Redux, Thursday 4/24 at 7 pm

Free and Open to the Public
Redux Contemporary Art Center
136 St.Philip Street
Charleston, SC 29403

The Redux Contemporary Art Center will be hosting a panel discussion about the increasing lack of available arts space in downtown Charleston. An unintended consequence of the boom in real estate values on the peninsula has been the loss of studio spaces for artists, the removal of arts organizations from downtown Charleston, and a lack of affordable space for new growth and creative expansion for existing organizations.

It is not so much a question of a lack of space—Charleston has vacant space throughout downtown; however it is becoming increasingly difficult for both artists and arts organizations to secure creative work and presentation space in the city. This is leading to a loss of both working artists and organizations in our area, as they now have to move to other cities to find the resources that they need. The focus of the panel discussion will be solutions to this problem, with a focus on the resources and opportunities needed to maintain a healthy arts presence in Charleston. This event will give the general public the opportunity to hear arts representatives discuss the future of the arts in our city. The public will also be able to address the members of the panel to voice their concerns. The panel discussion is free and open to the public.

Panel participants:
Jeanette Guinn , SC Arts Commission
John Paul Huguley, Founder or the American College of the Building Arts
Todd Smith, Former Director of the Gibbes Museum of Art
Seth Curcio, Director of Redux
Sharon Graci, Director of Pure Theater
Mark Sloan, Director of the Halsey Institute for Contemporary Art
Linda Fantuzzo, Local Visual Artist
Ellen Dressler Moryl, Director of the Office of Cultural Affairs, Charleston

Panel Mediator: Marian Mazzone, Dept. Chair of Art History at College of Charleston, President of the Redux Advisory Board

Monday, April 21

Password Change for 2008 WCA Members (National website)

If you have not received an email with the password change for the National WCA website, please email the National Administrator directly, Karin Luner, karin@nationalwca.org or wcacharleston@yahoo.com for more information.

Tuesday, April 15

Artlines Newsletter now available online

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The Artlines Newsletter is published triannually by the National WCA. It typically contains a letter from the president, chapter updates from around the country, call for entries, exhibition and book reviews, National convention announcements etc.

Monday, April 14

Columbia's Open Studios 2008

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Meeting tomorrow at Sandra Brett's house, 4/15, 7 pm

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.

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email wcacharleston@yahoo.com for phone numbers

Wednesday, April 9

Charleston Artist Guild, Annual Exhibition @ the Visitor's Center, deadline 4/25

Click to be redirected to the CAG's Calender of Events, a pdf can be downloaded there.

Open to all artists including non members - Drop off artwork May 4 from 12:30pm until 1:30pm. Show runs from May 5th to May 9th at the Charleston Visitors Center. Artwork may be picked up after the reception or May 10 from 10:00am until Noon.

Keep North Charleston Beautiful -Photography Contest

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N. Chas Beautiful Places Photograph Contest - The City of North Charleston and Keep North Charleston Beautiful invite photographers from all levels of experience to submit their entries for the North Charleston “Beautiful Places” Photograph Contest. Submissions should reflect locations throughout N. Charleston that capture the charm and beauty of the area. Cash prize of $200 awarded to the first place winner, $100 to the second place winner and $50 to the third place winner. Through Aug. 31. (843) 745-1076,

Tuesday, April 8

*Meeting changed to next Tuesday, we will not be meeting tonight!

April 15th, at 7 pm. Directions to Sandra Brett's house will follow.

Monday, April 7

Piccolo Spoleto 2008, Call for Entries, WCA's 2nd Annual Exhibition "Intuitive Responses"

Email wcacharleston@yahoo.com for the pdf.

Who May Apply
The WCA’s 2nd Annual Exhibition, Intuitive Responses, in conjunction with Piccolo Spoleto is open to all 2008, WCA Charleston Members. Anyone can become a member by joining via Paypal prior to May 5th, or by mailing in an application in addition to this entry form. For non-members, the total fee will be $55, this includes a 2008 membership in the Women’s Caucus for Art, Charleston Chapter, and the National WCA. Benefits include magazine discounts and opportunities to participate in both local and national exhibitions. Email wcacharleston@yahoo.com for more information.

Currently Arthur McDonald is exhibiting his works created from his handmade paper in galleries throughout the Southeast. He utilizes Asian paper making techniques and styles. In the last decade he studied this traditional art form in studios throughout Asia (Bhutan, Burma, China, Laos, Mongolia, Thailand and Tibet). McDonald is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Theatre at the College of Charleston.

Entry Fee
$5 non-refundable fee. Please make checks payable to WCA Charleston. The fee along with this entry form should be mailed to the Treasurer, Ryann Bretone, the day you submit your digital images via email. (For members, the total is $5, for non-members, $55)

Ryann Bretone
1462 Simmons Street
Mt. Pleasant SC 29464

Exhibition Theme
Intuitive Responses is the framework that the juror, Arthur McDonald will use to curate this exhibition. Consider the title when choosing works to submit, but do not feel limited, all works of art will be equally considered.

Entry Specifications
-Submitted works must have been produced within the last two years and not previously exhibited in the Saul Alexander Gallery or any Piccolo Spoleto or MOJA Arts Festival exhibition.
-Members are allowed to submit up to 3 pieces. Please submit one digital image for each 2D entry, which cannot exceed 30” in width, this includes a finished frame, ready for hanging. If submitting 3D artworks, members are allowed to send up to 2 digital images of each piece submitted, 6 images total. 3D artwork cannot exceed 12” x 12” x 24” if sitting on a pedestal, or 30” x 45” x 5” if hanging.
-Email images in .jpg (.jpeg) format, at 72 dpi, not to exceed 8” x 8” to wcaexhibitions@gmail.com
-Include in the body of the email your contact information and an image list, with the title, medium, size and date of each piece submitted. Label your images with number, name and title.


Image List
01. title

On the day you email your images, mail your check and entry form, or bring them to the April 15th meeting. (Sandra Brett's house, 7 pm. Directions will be posted next week.)

May 5th, 5 pm. -Deadline to submit via email
May 14th -Notifications will be made
May 29th - 31st -Delivery of art work
June 2nd -Installation
June 30th -Pick up artwork

2008 WCA, Piccolo Spoleto, Entry Form
This has to accompany the check, email wcacharleston@yahoo.com if you would like the pdf version.

Print you name as you would like it to appear on a gallery label.


City, State, ZIP





My signature on this form confirms my understanding
and agreement that the Women’s Caucus for Art, The Saul Alexander Gallery and the City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs do not guarantee the safety of my works during the exhibition. I hereby waive any claim, except for any applicable insurance that I may have, against any or all of such organizations if my work should be damaged, lost or stolen.

Checklist for Members
Entry Form
Check for $5
Email sent, with images attached, & with an
image list & contact information included

Checklist for Non-Members
Entry Form
Check for $55 (or pay $50 via Paypal, and mail in
only the entry fee, $5)
Application (not necessary if you join via Paypal)
Email sent, with images attached, & with an
image list & contact information included

Image 01.
Size(indluding frame):
Price(or not for sale, NFS):

Image 02.
Size(indluding frame):
Price(or not for sale, NFS):

Image 03.
Size(indluding frame):
Price(or not for sale, NFS):

Meeting Date Changed! It will now be Tuesday, April 15th, 7 pm @ Sandra Bretts house

The date of the meeting was changed due to the new time line for the exhibition.

May 5th -deadline
May 14 -notification
May 29-31 -delivery of art work
June 2nd -installation
June 30th -pick up artwork

Tuesday, April 1

Mark Your Calenders! April Meeting, Tuesday the 8th

Time and location to be determined, more information coming soon.