Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Coming soon...


WCA/DC and WCA/GA will be having joint exhibit in 2013.


Monday, November 21, 2011

Call for Artists: WCA's 40th Anniversary Traveling Art Journal (Due 2/1)


 Deadline for the Little Red Traveling Art Journal has been extended to February 1, 2012. 

Mail  4”x3” x .25” Artwork to:
Marilyn Hayes <hayesarts@yahoo.com>. 
2525 N. Ridgeview Rd.
Arlington, VA 22207
Attn: Little Red Journal 

We will be taking it to the WCA Conference in Los Angeles at the end of  February.


JOIN THE JOURNEY! – WCA’s 40th ANNIVERSARY’S TRAVELING ART JOURNAL

Calling all WCADC artists!! We are off on the Little Red Traveling Journal project and seek artists who want to create a small piece of original art for the Journal.  

This is a game that will send a little red journal on an expedition across the chapters to celebrate WCA’s 40th anniversary. Chapter-and at-large members have the opportunity to embellish the Moleskine journal pages with art and share their inspirations with a wide network of WCA members across the country. In January 2013, the book will travel back to its original location and be put up for auction during the WCA Conference in New York. One lucky bidder will own a fabulous collection of art created by WCA members all across the country!

·         WCADC will fill the July month of the journal with art.  That means we will have 31 pages
for our work.  Don’t miss a chance to participate in WCA’s 40th anniversary.

·         Topic: open to your creative inspiration - 2012 is WCA's 40th anniversary celebration.

·         You may create/submit 1 to 3 little pieces. If desired, more than one person can collaborate
on a piece.  We want to be sure that we have space for as many chapter members as possible to include their work in the journal.  If you submit more than one piece, please indicate your priority for including each piece in the journal.  Work will be included in the journal on a first come – first served basis.  Work that is not included will be returned to you.

·         Your Artwork Size: No more than 4 inches high x 3 inches wide x 0.25  of an inch thick. Small
Is good! Your piece(s) must fit into a page of the journal so anything larger than the defined
dimensions will be trimmed down. Please include your name, title of work, and medium with
your work.

·         Media: any original art – painting, collage, photo, fiber, drawing, printmaking, sculpture
(skinny), artist book (skinny), ceramics (very skinny), carved cardboard, calligraphy, mixed media.

·         Deadline: Your piece(s) must be received at the address below by February 1, 2011.

·         Mail to:  Marilyn J Hayes, 2525 N, Ridgeview Rd, Arlington, VA 22207; Attn: Little Red Journal.
or bring your work to WCADC’s Holiday Brunch on December 4th.  Contact info: hayesarts@yahoo.com

·         I will carefully adhere your work to the July journal pages.

·         Documentation: Please send a 4” x6” 300 dpi image of the work to wcadcfeaturedmemberartist@gmail.com, with artist name, title of work, medium, identified by 12/18/11.  All submitted work will be documented on our WCADC blog online exhibit.  The roadmap of the journal from chapter to chapter will be documented as well.

The game began in the Northern California chapter in October, 2011 and after traveling to the Washington, DC chapter, will travel to the next chapter, in Philadelphia. Will the journal make it from one chapter to the next? Will the post office deliver? Will the journal pages be filled by January, 2013?  The Little Red Traveling Journal is a game of creativity, collaboration, and a gigantic leap of faith.  Thanks to Priscilla Otani, WCA’s President Elect, for generating this fun game.

Monday, November 14, 2011

November Newsletter: Nominations + Events (Meeting 11/20)


Nominations For Officers Received
Members,

Our Nominations for Officers are as follows:

Michelle Frazier, Co-President
Cindy Renteria, Co-President
Jane Forth, Vice President
Holly Dodge, Treasurer

If anyone else would like to particpate and serve in any other available positions please let us know ASAP.  You may contact any Officer via email or phone.
WCA/DC MEETING will be on November 20, 2011 2-4 pm., at Barbara Wolanins' House. 7807 Hamilton Spring Road, Bethesda, MD 20817.Please RSVP Barbara at bwolanin@comcast.net or 301 767-9863.

Directions: 495 to exit 30 River Road West toward Potomac, on River Road get in left turn lane at Seven Locks Road. Go past the quarry and turn right on the first street, Lilly Stone Drive. Go over speed bumps, past the end of Hamilton Spring Road, at first STOP sign, turn left and go to the first house on the left. As many people as possible should park in the driveway or partly off the street in front of the house. Arrangements to pickup from Tenleytown metro is possible. Please contact Barabara to make arrangements.

All are welcome to attend. This is a followup planning meeting.

_________________________________________________________
 
COMING SOON!!!

RED JOURNAL

Members will be able to contribute to WCADC's pages in the National WCA Little Red Traveling Journal project. More information coming soon.
HOLIDAY BRUNCH REMINDER!!!

The Holiday Brunch is Coming!!! on December 4,2011 11:00a.m.-2:00 p.m. Please RSVP Michelle Frazier by December 1, 2011. Holiday Brunch with all the details coming to your mailbox soon! You can also check our website for more information. We hope to see you there!

Volunteers needed to help cleanup and setup for the Holiday Brunch.An hour of your time would be greatly appreciated!!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Featured Artist: Jane Pettit




Jane Pettit is an artist who creates 
one-of-a-kind, contemporary fine art 
for homes, galleries and corporate 
environments. Her unique, award-winning
style is a combination of sculpture, mosaic 
and collage. The synergy of intricate mosaic
combined with larger pieces in asymmetrical
forms defines her unique gestalt. 

Incorporating recycled materials and natural
elements play a major role in her creative 
process. The influence of the abstract 
expressionists and the ART NOUVEAU style 
are evident in her work. Her outdoor 
sculpture and wall art are featured in area 
galleries, has won awards for originality and 
excellence and has illustrated the Capital 
Area Food Bank calendar. Numerous 
commissioned works are in private 
collections.


Larger portfolio of work here.




Jane Pettit, Mosaic Assemblage Artist     
http://www.wcadc.org

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Member News: Our Recent Art Share



WCA-ART SHARE AND SALE- Members speak on work and invited friends to an afternoon art sale.  Featured:  Marilyn Hayes, Elena Maza, and Mary Jo Tylecka

Monday, October 24, 2011

National Call for Art: Petroleum Paradox


Petroleum Paradox -- NYC 


Exhibition: Petroleum Paradox: For Better or For Worse?

ABOUT THIS EXHIBITION: This is an exhibition hosted by WCA for Spring 2012. This is NOT the NATIONAL WCA Show 'MOMENTUM' that is in conjuction with the CAA/WCA conference in Los Angeles in February. Please scroll down to enter into that exhibition. 

EXHIBITION THEME:
The discovery of oil, in 1859, in Pennsylvania, transformed our way of life; we are enveloped by petroleum products - from the shoes we wear, to the materials our clothes are made of, to the way we heat our houses, to our modes of transportation. Oil dependency pollutes the environment causing respiratory illness, endangers wildlife, and necessitates the large scale loss of life as we search to secure sources of oil overseas. How do we initiate change with this rush to grab dwindling non-renewable energy assets, instead of focusing on renewable energy and the prevention of global warming?

Our founding fathers could not have envisioned that our two-party system, with built-in checks and balances, would fail to safeguard against the tyranny of big oil companies. The failure of our elected officials to implement an effective energy policy leaves the American people in a vulnerable position. A petroleum based economy subjects our citizens to resource-based wars that jeopardizes our children and holds our standard of living perilously tied to the price of a barrel of oil.

Fossil fuels are contributing to global warming and misinformation about global warming on media networks owned by major corporations, benefits the status quo. The self-interest of the American people is not paralleled by the self-interest of energy companies that seek to maximize profits at the expense of innovation and development. This exhibit seeks to raise awareness of our imperiled democracy and the Petroleum Paradox. What do you think about the Petroleum Paradox and what is happening in our oil dependent society and world?

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION:
Petroleum Paradox: For Better or For Worse is a collaborative exhibition with the Women's Caucus for Art and Denise Bibro Fine Art.

Please upload a current Bio and Artist Resume as the Denise Bibro Gallery will be promoting the artists selected and their work.

JUROR: Eleanor Heartney, Contributing Editor to Art in America and Artpress.

SELECTION OF WORK
The juror will select works that will be on display at Denise Bibro Gallery. These works will also be in the exhibition catalog. The juror will select additional works that will be in the catalog only. This allows for more works to be seen that are relevant to the theme beyond the physical limitation of the gallery.

EXHIBITION VENUE:
Denise Bibro Fine Art
529 West 20th Street 4W
New York, NY 10011

DATES OF EXHIBITION
May 24 to June 23, 2012

ARTIST RECEPTION
Thursday, May 24th, 2012 6-8:00 p.m.

ELIGIBILITY
Open to all self-identified US women artists.

SUBMISSIONS
Artists may submit up to three works. All media is accepted. 2D works may not be more than 72 inches in any direction and installations may not be more than 5 foot square.

ENTRY FEES
$35 for WCA members in good standing.
$45 for non-members

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION
Must complete submission by Friday, February 10, 2012 at 11:59 PM PST.

ABOUT THE JUROR
Eleanor Heartney, is a Contributing Editor to Art in America and Artpress and has written extensively on contemporary art issues for such other publications as Artnews, Art and Auction, The New Art Examiner, the Washington Post and The New York Times. She received the College Art Association's Frank Jewett Mather Award for distinction in art criticism in 1992. Her books include: Critical Condition: American Culture at the Crossroads (Cambridge University Press, 1997); Postmodernism (Cambridge University Press, 2001); Postmodern Heretics: The Catholic Imagination in Contemporary Art (Midmarch Arts Press, 2004); Defending Complexity: Art, Politics and the New World Order (Hard Press Editions, 2006) and Art and Today (Phaidon Press Inc., 2008), a survey of contemporary art of the last 25 years from Phaidon. She is a co-author of After the Revolution: Women who Transformed Contemporary Art (Prestel Publishing, 2007), which won the Susan Koppelman Award. Heartney is a past President of AICA-USA, the American section of the International Art Critics Association. In 2008 she was honored by the French government as a Chevalier dans l?Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.

ABOUT THE GALLERY:
Denise Bibro began exhibiting the work of a diverse group of contemporary artists in corporate and alternative spaces in 1980. After showcasing work at her art salon in Union Square, 1992 saw the opening of her first gallery in SoHo. Denise Bibro Fine Art moved to its current Chelsea location in 1997, and encompasses the main gallery as well as a project space, Platform, providing over 4,000 square feet of exhibition space. Presenting and promoting both emerging and established artists, the gallery has an emphasis on painting, works on paper, sculpture, and multi-media works. The programming for Platform explores more conceptual work, including video and installation works, as well as presenting collaborative projects with other curators and dealers. Ms. Bibro also provides comprehensive advisory services for both artists and collectors. For artists, she offers portfolio reviews, promotion, publicity, and grantwriting; and for collectors, art appraisals and installation services.

ABOUT WCA
WCA is unique in its multi-disciplinary, multi cultural memberships of artists; art historians, students and educators, gallery and museum professionals, and others involved in the visual arts. WCA has focused attention on the enormous contributions of women and people of color throughout the history of art. WCA has affiliates in over 40 states.

To join WCA, visit www.nationalwca.org.

QUESTIONS?
Email: wcashows@gmail.com
Deadline for entries in 4 months on Feb 10 2012   Notification of Jury Results in 5 months on Mar 18 2012   Show date in 7 months on May 24 2012 thru Jun 23 2012

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Exhibition: Weaving Abstraction: Kuba Textiles and the Woven Art of Central Africa


Textile Museum
Weaving Abstraction:
Kuba Textiles and the Woven Art of Central Africa

October 15, 2011 through February 12, 2012
 
2320 S Street, NW, Washington, DC 20008-4088,
202-667-0441
 
Hours: Sun 1–5pm; Mon Closed; Tue-Sat 10am–5pm
 
 
Amazing textiles of the Kuba kingdom are among the most distinctive and spectacular works of African art.
The stunning, inspirational patterns are made by the women.  
Also a beautiful small show on recycling fabrics including examples from cultures around the world

Member News: Jane Pettit


Friends, Come join in the fun of you can! Warmly, Jane
COME MAKE “ART DOTS”
A COMMUNITY ART PROJECT
7507-OP-Pettit-20117514-OP-Pettit-2011DOTS OF THE PEOPLE, BY THE PEOPLE, FOR THE PEOPLE!!
Artomatic is having a community art project and we hope you’ll join us!! Everyone’s welcome. No art experience needed. We’re making mosaic “art dots”--see above. When done, they’ll be around town at agreeable establishments.  Come have fun, learn how to mosaic and meet new friends! Come for 15 minutes or 4 hours. Hope to see you!
WHERE: Artomatic, 115 E Church St, Frederick, ground floor
WHEN:       Saturday, October 22, 12-4
                   Saturday, October 29, 12-4
If you have some, please bring outdoor-worthy* materials for the mosaic: ceramics, dishes, tiles, stained glass scraps, old jewelry. Questions, donation of materials, please contact Jane Pettit: janepettit1@verizon.net or Jamie Gerhold: jamiegerhjold@gmail.com.
*How to tell if it’s outdoor-worthy? Put a drop of water on an unglazed part. If the water soaks in, it won’t work. If it just sits on the surface, we can use it: china, porcelain, high-fire ceramics.


9105-OP-PettitJ1b #


Jane Pettit, Mosaic Assemblage Artist       202-494-4801

Friday, October 14, 2011

Member News: Cherie M. Redlinger

Cherie M. Redlinger Works on Canvas can be see at
The Maris Elaine Gallery
178 Waterfront Street
National Harbor MD 20745
(301) 686-0323

OPENING RECEPTION:
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2011
7:00 PM- 9:00 PM

http://www.cheriemredlinger.com

Thursday, October 13, 2011

EXTENDED DEADLINE FOR WCA/DC'S ART SHARE AND SALE IS OCTOBER 19TH


SUPPORT WCADC - PARTICIPATE IN THE SMALL WORKS ART SALE!! - WE NEED MORE MEMBERS AND THEIR ART
We can easily display 3 works apiece for each of 12 artists. Thus far we have five artists participating. Not enough! We need more to make it worthwhile for our buyers to attend. Marguerite is working hard to spread the news of the art sale along building residents See the details below.


Sunday, October 23, 2011, 2pm to 5pm

WCADC Art Share and Small Works Sale 
at VNNC Building - Bombay Room(East Indian Room)
3001 Veazey Terrace, NW, Washington, DC 20008 
(Metro Red Line,Van Ness, DC ) 

ART SHARE 2:00pm-3:30pm
SMALL WORKS ART SALE, NETWORKING, REFRESHMENTS –3:30pm -5:00pm



Please RSVP for the art share by October 19to Margaret Paris at margparis@comcast.net. Bring an original work to share.



Deadline for registering small works for sale: 10/19 by e-mail to Marguerite Beck Rex at mbeckrex@aol.com. Artists must register in advance for the art sale, specifying the number of small works for sale, and the artist's name, size, medium and price of each. Artists with work in the art sale must arrive at 1:30pm to set up. 

Specifications for small works sale: Maximum size, including mat and frame, is 14"x 11" horizontal (or 11" x 14" vertical); pieces may be smaller. We can accommodate 36 pieces on the wire screens. An artist may exhibit from 1-3 pieces on the wire screens; the number per artist will depend upon the number of participants in the small works sale. Artists can also exhibit small sculpture and 3-D work (1-3 pieces, depending on space), meeting the specifications above.



VOLUNTEER TO HELP: Please volunteer to help with the art share, refreshments and art sale set up. Contact Marilyn Hayes at hayesarts@yahoo.com to volunteer.
Michelle

Monday, October 10, 2011

Fall Planning Meeting

WCA-DC FALL PLANNING MEETING- September 18, 2011

WCA-DC Fall Planning Meeting fostered many interesting views on leadership, publicity and future events. Exhibiting plans underway, watch for upcoming “Calls for Entries”!  Additionally, nominations are being accepted for 2012-14 leadership positions.





TEXT-  WCA-DC FALL PLANNING MEETING- September 18, 2011

WCA-DC Fall Planning Meeting fostered many interesting views on leadership, publicity and future events. Exhibiting plans underway, watch for upcoming “Calls for Entries”!  Additionally, nominations are being accepted for 2012-14 leadership positions.

Images of Frostburg State University Exhibition






Thank you to the curators:  Marilyn Hayes (past WCA National President, past DC President), Gallery Director Dustin Davis, Jane Forth (WCA-DC Vice President).  We especially thank the students who visited the exhibition, truly studied it, and wrote about for their courses at Frostburg State University.

Reception Photos: WCA/DC Frostburg State University



Stephanie Ann Roper Gallery
September 9-October 12








Tuesday, October 4, 2011

CALL FOR ENTRIES: for “RE/Using our Re/Sources"

Market Day in Ethiopia--Bonnie MacAllister
CALL FOR ENTRIES:  
for “RE/Using our Re/Sources," 
an exhibit exploring your environmental concerns and values.

LOCATION:  
Sandy Spring Museum, Sandy Spring, MD.

Opens September 10, 2012
Reception Sunday, September 16, 2012, 2-4pm

CURATOR:  Barbara Wolanin

HANGING FEE: 
$35.00 (due at the end of January when notification of acceptance has been received.)

This exhibit is a collaboration of the Washington DC and Philadelphia WCA Chapters.  Two and three dimensional work as well as performance and special projects that relate to the theme are to be part of this exhibit.

All artists submitting work will be represented in the exhibit. Because of the limited exhibiting space, 2D work wider than 36 inches may not be able to be accommodated, so please send smaller work for consideration too, if you are including work larger than 36 inches in your submissions

HOW TO ENTER:
All Washington DC Chapter members are invited to submit up to 3 pieces of recent work that relates to the theme.
Those who were part of the proposal and previously notified have a choice to submit 2 additional works.  Otherwise the work in the proposal will be exhibited.

If you have a community project you would like to have considered, please send your idea and outline of how it would be completed.

Send up to 3 jpegs, 300 dpi, 4x6 to wcadcfeaturedartist@gmail.com .  Entries are accepted until December 1st.  Please check out    http://www.zhibit.org/wca-dc/sandy-spring-museum-re-using-our-re-sources    to view current entries on our on-line exhibit.  Your work will be posted too, as soon as it is received.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Upcoming Events: WCA/DC


Sunday, October 23, 2011, 2:00pm to 5:00pm, WCADC Art Share and Small Works Sale at
VNNC Building - Bombay Room (East Indian Room), 3001 Veazey Terrace, NW, Washington, DC
20008 (Metro Red Line,Van Ness, DC ) ART SHARE, 2:00pm-3:30pm; SMALL WORKS ART SALE,
NETWORKING, REFRESHMENTS – 3:30pm -5:00pm

Please RSVP for the art share by October 13th to Margaret Paris at margparis@comcast.net. Bring an
original work to share.

Deadline for registering small works for sale: 10/13 by e-mail to Marguerite Beck Rex at
mbeckrex@aol.com. Artists must register in advance for the art sale, specifying the number of small
works for sale, and the artist's name, size, medium and price of each. Artists with work in the art sale
must arrive at 1:30pm to set up. Specifications for small works sale: Maximum size, including mat
and frame, is 14"x 11" horizontal (or 11" x 14" vertical); pieces may be smaller. We can accommodate
36 pieces on the wire screens. An artist may exhibit from 1-3 pieces on the wire screens; the number per artist will depend upon the number of participants in the small works sale. Artists can also exhibit small sculpture and 3-D work (1-3 pieces, depending on space), meeting the specifications above.

VOLUNTEER TO HELP: Please volunteer to help with the art share, refreshments and art sale set up.  Contact Marilyn Hayes at hayesarts@yahoo.com to volunteer.
                                                                 ***
Sunday, December 4, 2011, 11am to 5pm – Holiday Brunch – Fun, Food, Connection, Sharing at
VNNC Building - Bombay Room (East Indian Room), 3001 Veazey Terrace, NW, Washington, DC
20008 (Metro Red Line,Van Ness, DC ) VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

January 2012WCA/DC January Planning Meeting –Date and Time TBD

Upcoming Events/Exhibitions
Second Annual Feminist Art Conference at American University, November 4-6, 2011, Katzen Arts Center, American University, Washington, DC; Register online or at door. Free - www.american.edu/cas/arthistory/femconf/

National Portrait Gallery, “Seeing Gertrude Stein: Five Stories,” October 14, 2011 January 22, 2012

National Museum of Women in the Arts, “Visions of the Orient: Western Women Artists in Asia
1900–1940” and “Trove: The Collection in Depth,” October 28, 2011 - January 12, 2012


NEW WCA/DC BLOGSPOT – Check Out Calls for Art, Monthly Featured Artist, WCADC Event
Updates. To get to the blog - Go the WCADC website and click on the link, http://wcadc.blogspot.com.


Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Featured Member Artist: Elaine Langerman


ARTIST’S STATEMENT
 
I am fascinated by dreams, fairy tales, mythology and mystical thought.
With my work, I explore the visions I receive through dreams, the subconscious, and intuition. I like to put found objects together to see what happens.

I make work in both 2-and 3-dimensions. I compose, construct, juxtapose and paint. In my quest, I capture images using photographs (my own and others), drawing and painting. I use varying scale systems and points of view, employing image-as-text and text-as-image.

I let these objects, composed of found and fabricated elements, create their own meanings and resonance.

Elaine Langerman
(c) 2011


Permanent Collections:
         National Museum of American Art, Washington, DC.
         National Museum of Women in the Arts
         National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD
         University of California, Santa Barbara Davis Library,       
         Special Collections
         University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library, Special Collections
Selected Exhibitions:
2004 Matter & Spirit, Wells Books Arts Center, Wells College
         Aurora, New York.         
2003 In Flight, travelling book exhibit, till 2005, Guild of
         Book Workers.
2002 Women of the Book, Judith Hoffberg, Curator
         1997-2002 (travel throughout the US), resumed 2003,
         2004, 2005.
2000 Work included in: Dreams: 1900-2000, Science, Art and the
         Unconscious Mind
, Gamwell, Hartmann, Kuspit; Cornell
         University Press, 2000
1995 Fellowship, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.
         Greenbriar, VA
1992 - 2005, seven grants from the DC Commission on the
         Humanities.     

Monday, September 26, 2011

Member News: Cindy Renteria

Sept. 28th – Nov. 6th, 2011
http://www.artomaticfrederick.org/
Hours:
Wednesdays & Thursdays 
11 am - 9 pm 
Fridays & Saturdays
11 am - 12 am 
Sundays
12 pm - 6 pm

Artomatic@Frederick will utilize
over 27,000 sq. feet of space at
the former FCPS Central Office building at 

115 E. Church Street, Frederick, Maryland

During the 5-week event Artomatic@Frederick
will feature:
Art Exhibits
Musical Performances
Theatrical Performances
Film Screenings
Poetry Readings
Open Mic Events
Student Art & Performances
Dance
and much, much more...