Thursday, August 25, 2011

WCA-DC Fall Planning Meeting


WCA-DCFall Planning Meeting on Sept. 18, 2011, 1-3pm, at Holly Dogdes' house (party room, if enough people attend) All are invited.  5410 Connecticut Ave,#314 NW, WDC. 20015.  Accessible via metro/metro bus. Go to google maps for drving directions, for metro.Please RSVP Holly Dodge @ 
WCA-DCBring your ideas to share!  HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!

Monday, August 22, 2011

MOMENTUM - National WCA Call for Art 2012

MOMENTUM - National WCA Call for Art 2012
Commemorating 40 years of the Women's Caucus for Art

Momentum presents the art and ideas of intergenerational contemporary women artists. Momentum is part of WCA's Momentum: 40 Years of WCA Conference that takes place from February 22-25, 2012 in Los Angeles.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION Must complete submission by Friday, November 18th, 2011 at 11:59 PM PST.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Exhibition: Exploring New Dimensions (Opens September 9)

Exploring New Dimensions
WCADC is at Frostburg!

Come out to see the spectacular artwork from the Women's Caucus of Art! Bring your friends and family to support the exhibiting members.

Celebrate with us this exciting opportunity. Laugh, mingle with the artists and take in the artwork. We look forward to seeing you there!

The Stephanie Ann Roper Art Gallery
Frostburg State University
Friday, September 9, 2011- Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Opening Friday, September 9, 2011, 7:00-9:00pm

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Upcoming Art Events: Second Annual Feminist Art Conference at AU

Second Annual Feminist Art Conference at AU, November 4-6, 2011, Katzen Arts Center, American University, Washington, DC; Register online or at the door:  Free -

 Note - If anyone wants to come we will have space for a few people to stay

“Seeing Gertrude Stein: Five Stories” - National Portrait Gallery, features more than 50 artifacts and 100 works by artists from across Europe and the U.S., detailing Stein’s life and work as an artist, collector and distinctive style-maker. October 14, 2011 through January 22, 2012

Call for Art: Small Wonders National Juried Exhibition - MD

Small Wonders National Juried Exhibition - MD Deadline: September 21, 2011. The Maryland Federation of Art invites all artists residing in the United States and Canada to enter its Small Wonders exhibition. The exhibit will take place at the MFA Circle Gallery in Annapolis, MD from December 1-28, 2011. Awards: $1000 plus $500 Caruso Award for Painting to MFA member. Juror: Georgia Deal, Professor and Printmaking Chair at Corcoran College of Art and Design, Washington DC. 2D or 3D original artwork. 2D work can not exceed 11" and 3D work can not exceed 7" in any one direction. All media considered. All work must be for sale or marked POR (price on request). 1 or 2 entries = $35 ($20 for MFA members); $5 each for any additional up to 6. Artists can submit online at: or send CD to Attn: MFA Small Wonders, P.O. Box 1866, Annapolis MD, 21404. Questions? Please contact Tiffany Jordan at or call 410-268-4566.

Call for Proposals:Greater Reston Arts Center (GRACE) Call for Exhibition Proposals, 2013 Season - VA

 Greater Reston Arts Center (GRACE) Call for Exhibition Proposals, 2013 Season - VADeadline: October 16, 2011. GRACE (Greater Reston Arts Center) is a non-profit arts center in Northern Virginia dedicated to presenting visual art that illuminates new ideas and promotes dialogue between artists and audience. The exhibition program offers artists from the mid-Atlantic region opportunities to experiment and expand their work in an open, contemporary space. Artists living or working in Virginia, Maryland, the District of Columbia, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and West Virginia are invited to submit proposals. The arts center is now accepting proposals for periods of approximately 4 – 6 weeks from November 2012 through September of 2013. Six solo artists will be grouped into two Focus Exhibitions, each featuring three artists in separate areas of the gallery. Group exhibition proposals are also welcomed. Please see the Prospectus for further information and for application details:

Call for Art: Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition - DC

Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition - DCDeadline:  October 31, 11. The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery seeks entries for the next “Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition.” The juried exhibition is open to artists over the age of 18 who may submit portraits in any visual-art medium, including painting, drawing, sculpture, prints, photography, electronic and digital media. Works must have been created after January 1, 2010. Submissions may be submitted online at between September 1 to October 31. The work of finalists will be shown in a major exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, March 22, 2013–January 4, 2014. The grand-prize winner will receive a $25,000 cash award and have the opportunity for a separate commission to portray a remarkable living American for the gallery’s collection. In addition, entrants may be featured on, the gallery’s blog, as the competition unfolds. Please visit for more information about the submission process.

Call for Art: Eye of the Beholder: The Fine Art of the Found Object - MD

Eye of the Beholder: The Fine Art of the Found Object - MDDeadline: August 28, 2011. October 30 – November 26, 2011. Enter online at or send your CD to the address below. Eligible: 2D/3D original work created with one or more found objects incorporated. Juror: Janet Maher, Associate Professor at Loyola University Maryland. Cash awards $1000. One-two entries $35 (MFA members $20), additional entries $5 each, up to 6 entries total. US and Canada residence. Exhibited at Maryland Federation of Art’s, Circle Gallery, Annapolis MD. Prospectus: Send SASE: Found Object, 18 State Circle, Annapolis MD 21401. Download:; Email:

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Call to Artists: ARTBANK 2012

The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities is seeking to purchase two and three-dimensional works of art including, but not limited to, prints, drawings, mixed media compositions, paintings, photographs, ceramics, and moveable sculptures to be included in the Art Bank Collection. They are especially encouraging video artists and other technological innovators to apply.   

The call is open to artists who reside or maintain studio space in the Washington DC metro area, however, preference will be given to DC residents.

The deadline for submission is Friday, September 30th. Please follow to find the Art Bank 2011 Call to artists.

For additional information, contact Zoma Wallace at or 202.724.5613.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Call for Artists: CORNUCOPIA

Capitol Arts Network Presents…

CORNUCOPIA: Food for Thought from Female Artists

A Mixed Media, National Juried Exhibition

Opening Reception

Friday, October 14, 2011

Washington Gallery of Photography

Bethesda, MD

Ladies, take off your aprons and join us in front of the sketchpad, canvas,

or behind the lens! Cornucopia will present female artists’ renderings of

food, in celebration of October marking national apple, popcorn, caramel,

pineapple, and vegetarian month, among others. Show us your best 2-d works

of art for a show that will also benefit The Manna Food Bank, serving

Montgomery County, MD.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Featured Member Artist: Jane Forth

Living in nature and my reflections of it have created the direction of my work. The Blue Ridge Mountains are powerful in color as light washes over them. The ancient history of the earth and the natural forces that created the Blue Ridge are evident and I think of landscape painting as a connection.  

In the Shade of Oaks (Encaustic--11 x 14 ©Jane Forth 2010)
Watercolor, I find, is a medium expressive of nature—in its luminous and fluid character; encaustic has similar qualities, since heated wax has alchemy of its own that influences the painting process.  I rely very much on drawing as the beginning and most direct notes for painting.  For this reason, pastel with it’s intensity of pigment and versatility as a medium is often my most immediate reference.

Jane Forth: Solstice Kayakers (Encaustic-16x20 in©Jane Forth 2011)

Having lived in cities much of my life, I had no idea of the impact that actually living in a rural setting would have on my work --when I moved to the Northern Virginia countryside in 1978.  I often paint the same locations over and over, yet there is always something new in color and how light defines the moment.

Jane Forth

Frostburg University (Opens September 9)

Preview the work here:  WCA-DC