Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Call for Participation: Drawing Marathon (April 26)

All members are encouraged to participate
A WCADC Program


There are many variations that have been created over the years to fulfill the desire for a drawing marathon. Our format was created to allow as many of our members to participate as possible. Having numerous days throughout the year and at different locations, hopefully will facilitate your participation.

This program is designed as a yearlong project. 

The participants will be engaged in the drawing process at designated locations on specific dates.You may sign up for more than one session and it is fine to choose different studios each time.

As artists you will create work based on your personal concepts and method of working, therefore how you choose to draw, what you choose to draw is ultimately your choice.

This is a free program for our members. Non-members may be invited to participate in the process.

Host Artist’s studio
Sign up 3 to 6 members to ‘host’ mini drawing marathons in their studio. Each studio host will accommodate as many members as they can at their studio. The Studio host is responsible only for opening their space as a gathering place for work to be created.
Over the course of the year 2012 these drawing marathons will happen at the specified time and place by the host. Some of the hosts will be offering more than one date at their studio

Thursday, April 26, 2012
Art Center
Goodwin House Baileys Crossroads
3440 S Jefferson St
Falls Church, VA  22041
Linda Smith-Bugge’s cell is 703-201-4443 in case anyone gets lost.

How to Participate:
Contact Cherie M. Redlinger

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Opportunity: Third Annual Feminist Art History Conference, American University

Third Annual Feminist Art History Conference, American University

Sessions and keynote will be held on AU’s campus in Washington, D.C., with additional events at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in conjunction with its 25th Anniversary celebration.


Please submit via e-mail a one-page, single-spaced proposal and two-page curriculum vita by May 15, 2012 tofahc3.cfp@gmail.com.
Notification of acceptance by July 1, 2012.

This conference builds on the legacy of feminist art-historical scholarship and pedagogy initiated by Norma Broude and Mary D. Garrard at American University. To further the inclusive spirit of their groundbreaking anthologies, we invite papers on subjects spanning the chronological and geographic spectrum to foster a broad dialogue on feminist art-historical practice. Speakers may address such topics as: artists, movements, and works of art and architecture; cultural institutions and critical discourses; practices of collecting, patronage, and display; the gendering of objects, spaces, and media;
the reception of images; and issues of power, agency,
gender, and sexuality within visual cultures.

Keynote Address
"Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?
Feminism, Art History and the Story of a Book
Whitney Chadwick, Professor Emerita of Art History
San Francisco State University

Drawing Marathon


     Drawing Marathon:
 Tuesday, March 20, 2012, 7:00–9:00PM
     Art Center
     Goodwin House Baileys Crossroads
     3440 S Jefferson St
     Falls Church, VA  22041
    Linda Smith-Bugge’s cell is 703-201-4443 in case anyone gets lost.

First Drawing Marathon Report:

5 in attendances
All worked at serene pace on their own passion.
All successfully finished their drawings within the 2 hours.
Because of the space and success we decided to meet at least twice a month.
From our participants:

Hi Cherie
The Drawing Marathon was great.  I loved working on my work in the company of other artists and having the opportunity to look at what they were doing at the end of the evening.  I spend too much time working alone.  Best of all - it was really great to work some other medium besides watercolor.  I had the opportunity to rediscover my love of pastels.  Thanks for providing this great opportunity to get together and work in an art space for our chapter. I will definitely be there as often as possible and hope it continues for many years.

 Marilyn Hayes

Dear Cherie,

Thank you for organizing this time and room of ones' communal own.  It was a great opportunity to be alone with one's ideas and thoughts--together.  It's so hard in this world to sit down and start to focus.  These sessions are great opportunities. Next time I hope to progress on a project I'm starting to put together.

Nancy Abeles