Friday, January 31, 2014


We are having our first planning meeting February 1st, 1:00-3:00 pm. At Cherie Redlinger's home.

Please RSVP Cherie ASAP to attend, Thank you to all to have responded.  For more information, check your emails for the WCADC newsletter.

WCADC has a new email address! so contact us!



WCA National Newsletter - Art  is Happening All Over
pg. 10  WCA/DC by Cindy Renteria

Read this and other articles by chapters across the country in Artlines sent to you via postal mail from WCA National.

If you are not receiving this, please contact us or click on the WCA National Link on the right hand side of this blog.




Gallery & Music Room

Digital Impression
Opening Reception: February 13, 2014
Exhibit Dates Feb. 13-May 23, 2014 9-6pm

Featured Artists:
Margaret L. Paris
Gordana Gerskovic
Jeff Sutton

Silver Spring Civic Building
One Veterans place
Silver Spring, MD 20901
Free and Open to the Public


Cynthia Farrell Johnson
At Pyramid Atlantic & Fenton Street
Pop Up Valentine's Day Market
February 6, 2014, 6:30-9:00 pm at Pyramid Atlantic

Check your email for more events from Pyramid Atlantic and exhibit opportunities in the WCADC newsletter of January 31, 2014

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

What's Going On!

Cherie M. Redlinger's Art Events February 2014
Cherie M. Redlinger
Popcorn Gallery 
7300 MacArthur Blvd 
Glenn Echo Park, MD 20812
February 15- March 16
Reception: Saturday, February 22, 2014
3:00 - 5:00 PM

Lee Design Inc.
1020 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Galerie Matilda
959 Canton Street
Roswell, GA 30075

Whose Behind The Screen Door 

Chicago Women's Caucus for Art Exhibition
The Robert Morris State Street Gallery
Robert Morris University
401 S. State Street
Chicago, Il 60605
February 2014
Reception: Thursday, February 13, 2014


Encore Party: Thursday, January 23, 6-8:30pm
Touchstone Gallery presents a "Roundtable Sculpture Discussion" as part of the Form Transformed: Five Sculptors exhibit. Find out how these sculptors -
Wheeler, Shaw, Luckett, Frazier, and Brotman think and work.

Saturday, February 1, 4-6pm
Touchstone Gallery presents a "Wine and Poetry" event as part of the Form Transformed: Five Sculptors exhibit. Introducing Laura Schulkind reading from her upcoming poetry chapbook Lost in Tall Grass. Her poetic images reflect the process these five sculptors use in transforming familiar materials into new forms.

901 New York Ave., N.W. Washington, D.C.

The D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities invites you to an Arts Open House hosted by Councilmember Anita Bonds (At-Large). Featuring artworks by: Workingman Collectiv Bridget Sue Lambert, Georgette Powell*,l Hester Ohbi, Lisa Farrell, Nancy McIntyre, Pat Gerkin, Eva Jacob. 

*Georgette Powell was a long time WCADC Member

Event to be held at the following time, date, and location:
Thursday, January 30, 2014 from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM (EST)

John A. Wilson Building
1350 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Suite #408

Washington, DC 20004
For more information: Click Here


The Capitol Hill Art League (CHAL) announces its 4th Annual Open Call 

The Shape of Things accepts 2-d and small 3-d entries, and will be juried by Dr. Alida Anderson, of American University.  Cash prizes.

Artists can find the prospectus on and entry is through SmarterEntry, with a link from the art league site.


American Women Artists 17th Annual National Juried Competition, 2014 
August 15 – September 15, 2014
Hosted by: Addison Art Gallery, Orleans, Massachusetts

Application Fee:
$45.00 for 1-2 entrees
$10.00 for each entry thereafter, up to 6 entries allowed

Application Deadline: 
March 5, 2014

Dedicated to the inspiration, celebration and encouragement of women in the visual fine arts American Women Artists 17th Annual National Juried Competition

American Women Artists seeks to select an exhibition of representational fine art that exemplifies the utmost in excellence in terms of composition, technique, mastery of medium and quality of design.  The final selection will elegantly showcase a diverse group of representational women artists who draw, paint or sculpt in traditional or contemporary style.  Approximately 60 pieces of work will be chosen as the finalists to be exhibited in AWA’s 17th Annual National Juried Competition Exhibition at the Addison Art Gallery in Orleans, Massachusetts.  The show of National Juried Competition finalists will also be posted on website gallery. Total awards will be approximately $25,000 in cash and prizes, with a Best of Show award package of over $8,000. Award packages are designed to encourage and inspire women in the visual fine arts.


Beautiful tribute to Nelson Mandela
Fifty rods of steel, symbolizing prison bars, so people will never forget the years Mandela was imprisoned …

The remarkable thing about this artwork is that it is only when you stand at a certain distance (which is marked) that you see ….

The Nelson Mandela Sculpture in Howick KwaZulu-Natal South Africa. The artist of the sculpture is Marco Cianfanelli. The sculpture is made up of 50 poles that symbolize the 50th Anniversary of his arrest in Howick KwaZulu-Natal. The poles range in height from 5 meters to 10 meters. When one walks through the poles, the practical pattern gives the effect of a gunshot which symbolizes the political uprising of the ANC . The Length of the sculpture is 20 meters. The front of the sculpture is a portrait of Mandela, it has vertical bars which represents his imprisonment. The portrait of Mandela can only be viewed at 35 meters from the front of the sculpture when all the poles line up. This gives a nod to the fact that Mandela was so hard to capture. Mandela was dubbed "the black pimpernel". Go here to see how it was built:



Tuesday, January 28, 2014  I  6:00 pm – 7:30 pm I Silver Spring Civic Building

DETAIL: Fetunwork Amedie, Listening, Acrylic on canvas, 2013
Join AHCMC + Kramer Gallery as we host a community conversation on cultural Identity.  AHCMC CEO Suzan Jenkins will lead a panel of artists and community leaders in a discussion on cultural identity, and what it means for the arts and our increasingly diverse community.  This conversation will be held in connection with Kramer Gallery's latest exhibition "Cultural Exchanges", on view through February 7th.


Betty Mae Kramer Gallery, Silver Spring Civic Building,
One Veterans Place, Silver Spring, MD 20910


Suzan Jenkins; CEO
The Arts & Humanities Council of Montgomery County (AHCMC)

Senator Jamie Raskin;  Melvin Hardy, Millennium Arts Salon;
Dr. Michele Cohen, Kramer Gallery; 
Shayne Huang, Artist;
Pauline Jakobsberg, Artist; Fetunwork Amedie, Artist

Monday, January 20, 2014



Come, get involved in the New Year with WCADC! We need our members to participate, provide input and share ideas for events, exhibits, and the future of the chapter. WCADC is run by it's members, your involvement is important. Please take a little time out and participate in organization events and meetings. Get the most out of your membership! Help organize, interact with other members, be apart of the WCADC community and spread the word! Let's work together to make this organization great!

February 1, 2014, 1:00-3:00 pm
Cherie Redlinger's Home
Light shacks, coffee and tea

For address and directions, check your email for news from WCADC!

RSVP Cherie Redlinger,

Saturday, January 11, 2014

More Calls for Entries

We have another fabulous exhibition opportunity for you.  This has a very quick turn-around.  The deadline to enter is Monday, February 10th so please read on and if you are interested, please get your entry in right away.  As always, email me with any questions.  I’m very excited for this opportunity to work with Gallery nine5 in New York City, and Anne Swartz and Maria Elena Buszek (as jurors) for this exhibition on women and power.

For more information: or click on the National WCA Calls for art tab to the right of this post.

Brentwood Arts Exchange Calls for Art

PROJECT AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MASTER ARTIST brings reality to the gallery with an elimination style exhibition presented in three rounds. The judges panel will select the artist to start the exhibition. Then, the audience will vote to advance artists to the 2nd and 3rd rounds eventually crowning America's Top Master Artist. 


DEADLINE TO APPLY: March 14, 2014

Thursday, January 9, 2014

WCADC Community Arts News

From C Farrell Johnson Fine Arts, LLC, Newsletter

Hope I'll Join the Band
In 2013, the Montgomery County Arts & Humanities Council awarded Cynthia Farrell Johnson an individual artist grant to create a body of work.  It will allow her to produce paintings and prints inspired by 10 different jazz musicians.  The idea for the proposal was sparked by her 2010 project that interpreted a number of spirituals her late father sang.  One of them, Hope I'll Join the Band, got her thinking about ways to honor jazz artists who had influenced or inspired her at various stages of her life. This year, as the project unfolds, Cynthia will provide updates. Visit for your distinctive fine art reproductions for all occasions. 

From Women's Art Collaborative

Our first featured artist of 2014 is WCADC member Cherie M. Redlinger. Her unique style focuses on Life's abstractions.Cherie attempts to bring the beauty of her dreams of freedom, prosperity and happiness. They are a reflection of times and places that point to her life and artistic being. Read more about Cherie on her featured artist page, view her artwork in our gallery.  

From Touchstone Gallery

Sculptors Wheeler, Shaw, Luckett, Frazier and Brotman transform earthen materials and 
detritus into elegant sculptural forms using fire, colorants, adhesives, carving tools and 
imaginations keyed into limitless possibilities of three dimensional constructions. They 
share a love of materials, storytelling, and an internal inclination to build--to transform one form into another form. Exhibition Dates: January 3-February 2, 2014. Touchstone Gallery 901 New York Ave., WDC. metro: Gallery Place/Chinatown 9th Street exit.

*Exhibits, events, awards & activism. Get your news posted here. send info to 


This program is a good opportunity for artists to get their work in front of our many summer visitors from all over the country and overseas.
The juror this year is Zoma Wallace. of Nature: Call to Artists Call for Art
The “Work of Nature” Juried Art Exhibition will showcase artists who are making art in natural mediums such as wood, stone, metal, ceramics, works on paper, encaustics, charcoal, naturally derived paints, fiber arts, basket weaving, and fine crafts. The criteria for the mediums are that they must be derived completely from natural components. For Entry fee and Details: contact 706-635-5605 or and visit 

Maryland Federation of Art 37th Annual Works on Paper.
Open to any original work created on or made from paper, including but not limited to: paper sculpture, watercolors, ink, photography, collage. Selected works will be on exhibit at MFA Circle Gallery: View Prospectus   ENTER ONLINE

Deadline: 1/15/14

Hamiltonian Artists Fellowship
Hamiltonian Now Accepting Applications for the Hamiltonian Artists Fellowship
Advancing the professional development of emerging visual artists, this two-year program serves as a critical steppingstone for the next generation of contemporary artists in Washington, DC.
Hamiltonian Fellows Recieve:
- Exhibitions and gallery representation by Hamiltonian Gallery
- Mentorship from established artists and art professionals
- Critiques and exhibition support
- Access to professional development lectures and premier career resources
- Annual $1,000 stipend
- Community engagement and outreach opportunities
Visit apply for all information on application guidelines and forms, fellowship requirements and a description of our selection process.  For additional questions, please call 202-332-1116 or contact  via email at

Deadline: 3/1/14 at 6:00pm

Monday, January 6, 2014


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Let's have a great year together!