Wednesday, October 24, 2012

October 24, 2012


Bound, National Juried Exhibition at Phoenix Gallery in Chelsea. DEADLINE OCTOBER 28. Show open to all members and non-members.

Diaspora, JWAN Juried Exhibition at New Century Artists' Gallery in Chelsea.DEADLINE NOVEMBER 18. Show open to all members and non-members.


Don't forget to renew your WCA membership for 2013. Invite your friends to join now, to take advantage of up to three months of free membership. Membership is open to all women with an interest in the arts. New applicants become members right away, and their membership lasts through December 31, 2013.


Be an early bird and snag the best rates for the 2013 WCA Conference, Building Community! Registration information will go up on our website, on November 1. Sign up early since some of the offerings have limited capacity!


Saturday, November 3, 4:00pm. 
Saturday Across Genres with Bonnie MacAllister and Jamar Nicholas.
Multi-genre artists unite! Join us for an evening with mix-media artist Bonnie MacAllister, whose dynamic work often fuses painting, photography, slide installations, spoken word, video, and performance, and visual artist and graphic novelist, Jamar Nicholas, illustrator of the award-winning Fist Stick Knife Gun, and author and illustrator of the forthcoming graphic novel collection, Leon: Protector of the Playground. 

Bonnie MacAllister renders moments through a variety of media. Often pieces are multi-genre, fusing painting, photography, slide installations, spoken word, video, and performance. She is a Pushcart Prize nominee, poetry slam champion in the United States and France, and Fulbright-Hays awardee to Ethiopia. Her poetry has been published in Esque, 10,000 Poets for Change/Fieralingue, Grasp (Czech Republic), nth position (UK), and Paper Tiger Media (Australia). She has performed her original writing and plays at New York Foundation for the Arts, the Philadelphia Fringe Festival, Raandesk Gallery in Chelsea, Adrienne Theater in Philadelphia, and Cat Cat Club in Paris. She recently showed work at the Sandy Spring Museum in MD, the Imperfect Gallery in Germantown, International House Philadelphia, and Holy Family University. Her films were recently screened in the UK and Norway. She will perform an original multimedia piece on November 11 at the First Person Festival in "Philly Reacts." 

Jamar Nicholas is an award-winning Philadelphia-based artist and educator. He has dedicated his career to empowering young people, helping them realize the power of visual narrative. He is a host of COMIC BOOK DINER, a weekly podcast about the comic book industry, as well as a columnist for DRAW! Magazine, the professional How-To magazine for comics and animation.

Friday, November 9, 7:00pm. 
Nor'easter Open. Featuring: Ross Gay and Patrick Rosal. Sponsored by Certain Circuits.
A monthly open mic brought to you by Quincy Scott Jones and Nina Sharma Jones, founders of the Nor’easter Exchange, a floating literary reading series that brings together multicultural writers from the tri-state area to meet, read and collaborate. The Nor’easter Open is held on the second Friday of each month and welcomes two featured readers followed by an open mic. Please arrive at least 15 minutes early (6:45pm) for the open mic to sign up, and allot 3 minutes for your reading.



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In Georgetown

Every year, actors present a reading from the works of Edgar Allan Poe. 
Every year something supernatural happens.

8pm Saturday, October 27
at Grace Church, Georgetown
1041 Wisconsin Ave (south of M Street)
Readings from:


A Horrow d'oeuvre Reception will follow the reading
$10 donation requested
Call 703-271-7770 for more information


Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Due to illness, Brenda will not be at the opening.

Falling Out All Over
Brenda Oelbaum, our next WCA National President, will be at Target Gallery (Torpedo Factory) on Thursday, October 11, 2012, 7:00PM .  Her work is featured in this exhibit.

Exhibition Dates: October 6-28th, 2012
Special Reception: Thursday, October 11th, 6-8pm • Juror Talk at 7pm

Homage is an all-media exhibition featuring work that pays respect or dedication to past influences. The juror was Brooke Seidelmann, director of DC's Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery, located in the vibrant U St. corridor and part of the larger community center, Smith Center for Healing & the Arts.

Torpedo Factory 105 N. Union Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
703 838-4565 x4

Monday, October 8, 2012

October 8, 2012

WCA-DC It's that time of year to Renew!

Membership applications can be processed online through the National website, or through our local Chapter. National WCA rates remain unchanged at $40 per year. Members can also apply or renew online by going to Mail to Local Chapter: P.O. Box 53125 Washington, D.C.  20009. Application forms will be available on the chapter website (  for you to download. 

Exhibit Opportunities

1. Drexel University, Technically Philly, (PEC) People's Emergency Center, and Flying Kite are putting together an event on Friday, October 12 from 5-9 p.m.  There is still space for tech folks, creatives, entrepreneurs, start ups, crafters, and vendors to join in on a pop up event.   We are inviting you to be an exhibitor in the event.  We will create a pop up party, NeXt, in the space located at 3848-52 Lancaster Avenue (used in 2011 as part of LooK! on Lancaster Avenue).  We are providing several projectors, tables for organizations and vendors,  a playroom where folks can demo their gaming and technology, and space for the exhibition of visual arts.  There is ample space for 3D sculptures and interactive artwork.  All spaces are provided for free for the exhibitors.  We will provide a table for you at the event, and we will include your logo on materials and publicity.  

The party occurs in conjunction with the Second Friday event and the Make Your Mark! Release Party.  The event will be catered.

For more information on the event:

Please confirm participation with Flying Kite Publisher, Michelle Freeman at   Send a 300 DPI picture with your logo or product for publicity. 

Check their website for updates and information:



Juror: Maria Mijares

Mijares studied fine art, literature and philosophy at New England School of Art in Boston, MA, painting at Art Students League in Woodstock, NY, and earned a BA in Fine Art from Rutgers University.
Her work was awarded two Painting Fellowships from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, and the Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation, Inc.(NY) among other honors.
Her contemporary realist paintings have been exhibited nationally and abroad in museum, university, corporate, and alternative galleries.
Mijares’ four large-scale porcelain enamel onsteel murals, entitled “Between Manhattan and Meadowlands” are installed at Hudson-Bergen Light Rail Transit System’s Bergenline Avenue Station in Union City, NJ.
She has lectured at museums, schools, hospitals, community, cancer and caregivers’ support groups, and is featured in two books—a textbook “Fearless Creating”  (Dr. Eric Maisel, 1995, G.P. Putnam’s Sons, and “Artists Observed” Harvey Stein, 1986, Harry N. Abrams, Inc., NYC.
She is currently preparing for an upcoming one-woman exhibition at the MORRIS MUSEUM (December13, 2012 – March 17, 2013), “IMMORTAL STRUCTURES: Here and There After.”

Entry Deadline
October 20, 2012

Submit Entries to :
Subject:  Submission: Living in the USA - WCASD SHOW


Where to View Exhibitions

Exhibition Awards
Best in Show 
Most representing the theme: to be the featured artist for 2 months on our online juried show site at .
• 1st Place - $100
• 2nd Place - $50
• 3rd Place - $25

Entry Submission
1. All entries must be submitted digitally via email to:, include the 
registration form and how the entry fee will be paid, no later than midnight October 20, 2012.
2. 3D works and video are welcome - up to 3 images of one 3D work , Videos must have a starting image
3. Entry must be a high-resolution image of your art work – acceptable image formats are 8-bits/channel RGB or ARGB color model, JPG, BMP, GIF, PNG and TIFF (JPG is preferred)  Maximum image size 5 MB
4. Entry Fee $20.00 WCA members OR $25.00 Non-member for up to 3 entries, fee may be paid through Pay Pal or check mailed to: 
WCA/SD Online Show PO Box 2942 La Mesa, Ca 91943-2942

Follow this link to pay with paypal (WCA members)

Follow this link to pay with paypal (non members)


Event: Pyramid Atlantic Up Scale Yard Sale
Date: Saturday, October 13
Time: 9 am - 5 pm
Place: 8230 Georgia Avenue

We will have a hands on papermaking demonstration, hot dogs on the grill and a parking lot filled with items that include gold and silver coins, antique furniture, vintage toys, high-end and wall art, china, stemware, records, a few still-in-the-box electronics, home decor, jewelry and much,much more.

There is also still time to contribute high-quality items to the sale. Contact organizer Christopher Lancette of Orion’s Attic at for more info.

This event is being co-presented with the fabulous folks from Orion's Attic. Proceeds from this event will benefit arts and education programs at Pyramid Atlantic.

Open Studio October 28!  

As of July 1, Cynthia began working out of a small studio within the Pyramid Atlantic Art Center in downtown Silver Spring.  Feel free to stop by on Sunday, October 28 from 3:00-5:00 pm.  Or call (240-475-1047) to set up an appointment to visit at another time .

By the way, the Washington Printmakers Gallery is also located in the same facility and there is always something interesting to see! Visit the website for information on  exhibitions and hours.

Celebrating Life!
A New Exhibition
at Holy Cross Hospital Community Art Gallery

Showing from September 10 through December 7, 2012.  Reception will take place October 28, 11:00 am-1:00 pm, with Cynthia's Open Studio at 3:00-5:00 pm.

1500 Forest Glen Road
Silver Spring, MD 20910

FREE PARKING on weekends!This Saturday is Yard Sale Saturday at PA