Monday, April 30, 2012

Upcoming Events


Kicks off May 18, 2012- June 23, 2012, Crystal City, VA. 1 block from Metro
Come check out hundreds of visual/performing artists, 
Workshops, Tours, Music and The Professional Development Music Series for Musicians will make its debut.
Also, yours truly, ME! will have work on display! There will be plenty to see, do and hear! Put this on your calendars, it's going to be Live!
Art Walk at MICA, Thursday May 10, 2012 5:00-9:00 pm
Art Walk is almost 2 miles of amazing art by nearly 400 of the nations most talented emerging artists - MICA's class of 2012.  It is Baltimore's premiere spring art exhibiton & party for art lovers & collectors. $25 per person children 10 & under free (includes dinner ticket) Sign Up/ Online

Spirit and Engima By Bill Mould
Touchstone Gallery
April 4-29, 2012

This looks like a great exhibit to see.  Touchstone Gallery has great works from local artists. Plan to see this exhibit this week. Look for my review. Closing reception April 29, 2012.

Corcoran Programs & Events, May 2012
Gallery Talk Series and Other Public Programs
FREE - Preregistration encouraged

Gallery Talks: Participating students from each programs discuss their
work with visitors and Corcoran staff experts with the NEXT exhibition

Fine Art
Wednesday, May 2, 1pm

Photography and Photojournalism
Wednesday, May 9, 1pm

Graphic Design and Digital Medial Design
Wdnesday, May 16, 1pm

Other Public Programs:

Tim Hetherington and the Changing Face of Photojournalism
Monday, May 7, 7pm

 Civil War Pop-Up Museum
Saturday, May 12, 11a.m. -3pm

For more information or to register, please visit
or call (202)639-1770



Sisters on the Move
Explore color meanings and collage!

This is a quick note to remind you of the color workshop being offered on Thursday, April 26, 6:00 - 8:00 pm. Registration and materials fee: $25.
The Payramid Atlantic Community Art Store
7014B Westmoreland Ave,
Takoma Park, MD 0912
301 495-3425

Art Exhibition & Sale

Join us on Saturday, April 28, 2012, 4:00 - 8:00 pm at Jackson Fine Arts. Among the 38 featured artists are EJ Montgomery, Samella Lewis, Leon Hicks, Margo Humphreu, Victor Ekpuk, Alonzo Davis, Joyce Wellman, Michael Platt, Rosalyn Cambridge, Wesley Clark, and Cynthia Farrell Johnson. The Evangeline J. Montgomery Scholarship Fund will receive 25% of the proceeds.
Jackson Fine Arts is located at 118 Bryant Street, NW, Washington,DC, 20001(near the Howard University Campus). For more information, contact Caesar Jackson at 202-285-1754

As part of the Adult Issues Forum of Georgetown Presbyterian Church (GPC), Cynthia will give a presentation, "My Year as Artist-in-Residence at Wesley Theological Seminary", on Sunday, April 29 at 9:30 am. Works produced at Wesley will be on exhibit, including the only five women mentioned in the Book of Matthew's genealogy of Jesus. Join us in the Washington Room of GPC at 3115 P Street, NW. Street parking available on Sundays and Metro accessible.

Come out to take in the beauty of Annapolis, Maryland, and enjoy the creative arts on the first Sunday of each month from May to October between 12 noon and 5 PM. First Sunday Arts Festival features art, crafts, music and much more along West Street and its neighboring parts. While you are out and about, stop by my table in the park on the corner of Calvert & West Streets

Sweet Life Festival, Saturday, April 28, 2012 Merriweather Post Pavillion. Tickets still available. Go to Merriweather Post Pavillion website.

WCA Summer Board Meeting

The Michigan Chapter has gone to a great deal of work to make this an outstanding summer event.  If you ever wanted to get involved in the National WCA or just have two solid days to network with other women in the arts from all over the United States...this would be a great event to attend.  Please try to have a representative of your local chapters attend this wonder summer program.

Summer Board Meeting and Tours of Southeast Michigan 
 Dates: Wed. July 18, 2012- Sunday July 22, 2012

20301 Oakwood Boulevard · Dearborn, Michigan 48124 USA
the Women's Caucus for Art has a block of rooms being held at a rate of 119.00 dollars a night.
To book tours and buses this is the URL, you can also pay in advance for meals at the board meeting.

Schedule: (See EventBrite link for tour details and options.)

Wed. July 18th
Dearborn Inn: Executive Board Meeting 3:30 

Thursday. July 19th
Arab American National Museum
8:00 am- 5:00 pm

evening program:  carpool to River's Edge Gallery followed by dinner

Friday July 20th
8:00am Bus to Ann Arbor, Art Collection Tours or Art Fair on your own.
5:30pm Bus to North Campus for Man Up! No Balls About it Opening and Dinner
9:15pm Bus back to Dearborn MI and Dearborn Inn

Saturday July 21st
9:00am Bus Tour of Detroit
Lunch on your own
Dinner in Mexican Town
10:00pm back to Dearborn Inn

Sunday July22nd
Return Home

WCA/DC welcomed National President Priscilla Otani!

Friday, April 20, 2012

Member News: Cherie M. Redlinger

Artomatic Returns to Crystal City, VA in 2012Opens May 18
1851 S. Bell Street

I am creating an installation, MUG SHOTS…I AM WOMAN, for Artomatic and I need your help.

To complete this installation I need an object from YOU that represents you as a WOMAN.  I need you to mail the object to me by Monday, May 7, 2012. 

Cherie M. Redlinger
619 N. Saint Asaph Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

I could use your help to  install the installation too. Let me know if you can.
Warmly, Cherie

Cherie M. Redlinger
Visual Artist & Art Instructor

Monday, April 16, 2012

Opportunity: Golden Foundation Residency

Friends of the the Sam and Adele Golden Foundation for the Arts,

We are delighted to share that The Golden Foundation Residency and Workshop programs are now online and accepting applications for our inaugural year.  Please go to for details of the facility and this unique residency program.

Barbara Golden
Executive Director
Sam & Adele Golden Foundation for the Arts, Inc.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Latest News: Meet & Greet National President Priscilla Otani & other events

Meet and Greet
National President Priscialla Otani and Husband Mike Yochum 
Sunday, Apr. 15, 2012

Learn About New Art Marketing Software including a demonstration of a how to "do-it-yourself" website and social networking. Bring your laptop computer.
Priscilla will meet with WCA chapters across the country this year to hear their ideas and interests and to share her plans.
This is your opportunity to ask questions and share your suggestions and thoughts about WCA and to learn new ways to market your art with Priscilla and her husband, Mike Yochum. This is your chance to have input into WCA's future.
Schedule for the Day:
12:30 Meet and Greet
1-3:00 Program: Do It Yourself Website for Artists w/Priscilla Otani,
Effective Use of Social Networking for Artists w/ Mike Yochum
(Bring your laptop computer with 5 or more jpgs (low resolution -72 dpi) of images of your work which
will be used to build your website.
3:00 Snacks
RSVP by Tuesday, April 10, 2012 Please let her know if you are coming on the Metro so she can work out a schedule - when you RSVP she'll give you her phone number.) *You can still RSVP! Contact Marilyn Today!

Where & When  
Marilyn Hayes house
2525 Ridgeview Road
Arlington, VA 22207
Rosslyn Metro - make arrangements and someone will pick you up at the Metro)
Drawing Marathon
 2012 WCADC Welcome
Drawing Marathon Description: 
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.

The marathon part of the program happens in two ways:

Working in a space, foreign to one, creates a special dynamic. It is a challenge but it is about more than that. The act of making work in the presence of others creates a shared experience, creates a memory and that can be as enriching as the actual process of drawing.

Someone suggested/asked if the work could be collaborative...absolutely. Below is the list of Hosting artists who are opening their studios for this process. And a list of materials we are going to work with.

How to Participate:

Contact Cherie M. Redlinger

Each artists indicates which dates and studio has a time that they can commit to attending

Each artist provides her own materials

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

Theme: We would like to keep the work monochromatic. Black, White and Grays - Your grays are allowed full range of tint but should read as gray. There are red grays, blue grays, brown grays, purple grays, etc.

Materials: charcoal, gesso, pencil, conte crayon, Crayons, watercolor crayons, inks, oil sticks, gesso (if the hosting artist can handle these media)

Substrate: Paper
Max. Size: 40" wide 60" high

At the end of the year, we propose creating an exhibit from the outcome of this work. Therefore the Work must be wall mountable to be in the exhibit. As long as the work is done on paper and can be wall mounted, you may give the work a 3D aspect. This is an acknowledgement that Sculptors have a hard time with 2D.

Where & When 

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.
Hope you will participate and take advantage of this Free event. See you there!!