Tuesday, July 21, 2009

WCAGA Members at Emory University Hospital Midtown

This spring, Emory Healthcare invited WCAGA artists to exhibit work during a one-night event highlighting women and heart disease. The event was held April 30, 2009, at Emory University Hospital Midtown (formerly Crawford Long). Featured speakers included doctors, researchers, and heart attack survivors.

Sixteen WCAGA members working in painting, sculpture, photography and mixed media responded to the call for artists, and each exhibited one work. The program was well attended and we received many compliments on the quality of the artwork.

Participating artists were: Aleta Aaron, Helen DeRamus, Ellen Filreis, Beverly Harding, Donna Horn, Marjorie Jordan, Jane Jaskevich, Judy Kuniansky, Chris Lewis, Kathy Meliopoulos, Cindy Michaels, Helen Oller, Barb Rehg, Ann Rowles, Jena Sibille, and Karen Weyandt.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

FYI - Eyedrum Press Release 7-15-09

"FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Eyedrum May Soon Call It Quits

Financial straits snare Atlanta’s longest-running all-volunteer nonprofit arts space

ATLANTA — Facing a heavy rent burden and ever-increasing operating expenses, Eyedrum’s board of directors held an emergency meeting Sunday, July 11, to consider the survival of the longtime art and music organization.

The options are few. They include a significant decrease in rent, bringing on other Atlanta-based arts organizations to sublet part of the 6,0000-square-foot space, a move to a smaller space, or an end to the award-winning venue altogether.

Having just celebrated 10 years in October 2008, the demise of Atlanta’s longest-running alternative art and music space would be a huge loss to the Atlanta community. Eyedrum consistently has been a nurturing ground for creativity and progressive thinking in that time.

The Eyedrum music archive, the gallery’s greatest asset next to the people involved, features more than 1,000 shows recorded live over the past 10 years. It is one of the few venues that features – built-out by members of the all-volunteer board – three visual art gallery spaces, and a performance space with a professional-quality sound system with multi-track recording capability.

Eyedrum secured a $30,000 Warhol Foundation curatorial grant in 2006, and is a 10-year Best of Atlanta winner in both music and art categories (Creative Loafing).

These accomplishments were achieved all while operating debt-free – yet another point of achievement considering the nontraditional nature of the organization, and limited grant and sponsorship funding.

The board plans to attempt a negotiation with its landlord, Braden Fellman, later this week, and will reconvene no later than July 26 to discuss any developments on rent reduction, and to consider proposals from other arts organizations. Arts organizations and investors who are interested in partnering with Eyedrum should contact Vice Chairman Allen Welty Green at agmedia@mindspring.com.

Any donations received through Eyedrum’s website (www.eyedrum.org) will be directed toward operating expenses. And while such donations are greatly appreciated, the urgency and severity of Eyedrum’s financial burden cannot be overstated. Without a hefty reduction in overhead costs, a major move – physically or in terms of the organization’s identity – is unavoidable.

Started in 1998, Eyedrum is a nonprofit organization developing an interdisciplinary approach to the arts by incorporating a wide range of contemporary art, music and new media in its gallery space. The gallery is operated entirely by volunteers, and supported through memberships
and donations. It has been recognized internationally as well as locally by Atlanta’s Office of Cultural Affairs and within the community at large for its advancement of innovation."

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Calls for Art

The Importance of Being WILD
August 31-October 2, 2009

An exhibition in conjunction with Women in Labor Daze (WILD), a weeklong celebration of motherhood filled with music, art, theater, comedy and panel discussions dealing with topics important to mothers and all women. The symposium is sponsored by the Lower Cape Fear YWCA and the Women’s Resource Center at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. It will run September 1-6, 2009.

For The Importance of Being WILD exhibition, we are looking for work that examines and responds to the issues that women face and the choices that women make concerning motherhood.

Exhibition guidelines:
Submissions must be RECEIVED by August 3, 2009. This is not a postmark date.
•Open to all media.
•There are no size limitations with the exception of the space available for the exhibition. All work will be considered.
•Artists are responsible for delivery and pick-up of artwork. Work may be shipped but shipping costs to and from are the responsibility of the artist. Selected artists will be sent detailed instructions for mailing or hand-delivering accepted work.
•All work must be prepared for installation, including appropriate hanging devices and installation instructions.

Submit the following:
•Images of up to 3 works. Send at least 2 views of 3D work. Send images as .jpg files formatted for Mac. Label each file with the artist’s name and number that corresponds to image identification sheet.
•Image identification sheet with medium, dimensions and description if necessary.
•Artist statement with specific reference to the exhibition’s theme.
•If your work does not fit into these submission guidelines, please contact Andi Steele
(steeles@uncw.edu) to discuss your work.

•Send submission packets to: Andi Steele
Department of Art and Art History
University of North Carolina Wilmington
601 South College Rd.
Wilmington, NC 28403-5911

• Questions: Email Andi Steele steeles@uncw.edu

August 3, 2009: Submission received
August 14, 2009: Selected artists notified via email
August 27-29, 2009: Delivery/Installation
August 31- October 2, 2009: Exhibition dates
September 3, 2009: Reception
October 3, 2009: De-Installation

Tri State Sculptors 2009 Annual Conference at Elon University, Elon, NC

The deadline for entering TSS exhibitions at Elon University has been extended - Submissions are due (NOT POSTMARKED) July 27, 2009

Installation August 21-22
Reception October 3
De-installation October 4 or TBA
*Works must remain on exhibit through the de-installation date.

For more information, visit the Tri State Sculptors website.

Susan J. Ross at Hammonds House Museum

Please join Susan J. Ross and Doris K. Derby for an opening reception and artist talk at the Hammonds House Museum on Sunday, July 19, 2009 from 3:00-6:00 pm. The exhibition runs from July 19 - September 13, 2009.

To see more work by Susan J. Ross, please visit her website.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Women’s Caucus for Art-Georgia Chapter (WCAGA) Member Show Listing for July

Opening In July

Artist: Linda Hudgins
Artist Website:www.lindahudginsart.com
Show Title: "Art Trek Tryon: Foothills Open Studios
Location: Upstairs Artspace and artists studios in Polk County and Landrum, SC
Address: my studio: 112 Hidden Hill Road, Tryon, NC 28782 and Upstairs Artspace, N Trade St. Tryon, NC 28782
Phone Number: 828 859 2828
Opening/Closing Reception: Friday, July 24 from 5 to 8
Artist’s Talk/: Studio Visit days: Saturday, July 25 10 am to 6 p m and Sunday, July 26 noon to 6 p m.
Show Dates: July 24 through September 5, 2009
Hours: 11 a m to 5 p m Tuesdays through Saturdays

Artist: Susan Loeb
Artist Website: susanloeb.com
Show Title: MOCA/GA Salutes the TULA Studio Artists
Location:Museum of Contemporary Art/ Georgia
Address: 75 Bennett Street, Atlanta, GA, 30309
Opening/Closing Reception: July 24
Show Dates: July 24-September 11
Hours: T-Sat, 10-5

Artist: Ann Rhodes
Artist Website: annrhodes.com
Show Title: MOCA GA Salutes Tula Studio Artists
Location: Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia
Address: 75 Bennett St, Atlanta GA 30309
Phone Number: 4048811109
Opening/Closing Reception: July 24, 2009
Show Dates: July 24-September 18
Hours:10-5, T-S

Ongoing in July

Artist: Jeannine Cook
Artist Website: http://www.jeanninecook.com, http://jeanninecook.blogspot.com
Show Title: The Luster of Silver
Location: Evansville Museum of Arts, History and Science
Address: 411 Southeast Riverside Drive, Evansville, IN
Phone Number: 812.425.2406
Opening/Closing Reception: 27th June, 2009
Artist's Talk/Book Signing: 27th June, 2009
Show Dates: June 28th - September 13th, 2009
Hours: Tues-Sat 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sun Noon - 5 p.m.

Artist: Kathy Meliopoulos
Artist Website:www.kmfigureart.net
Show Title: Member Juried Exhibition & Competition
Location: Art Station
Address:5384 Manor Dr., Stone Mountain, GA 30083
Phone Number:770-469-1105
Opening/Closing Reception: Friday, May 29, 2009, 7-9 pm
Show Dates: May 29 - August 22, 2009
Hours: call for hours

Artist:Kathy Meliopoulos
Artist Website:www.kmfigureart.net
Show Title:Member Juried Exhibition & Competition
Location:Art Station
Address:5384 Manor Dr., Stone Mountain, GA 30083
Phone Number:770-469-1105
Opening/Closing Reception: Friday, May 29, 2009, 7-9 pm
Artist’s Talk/Book Signing:
Show Dates:May 29 - August 22, 2009
Hours:call for hours

Artist: Mary O'Horo
Artist Website :http://www.thecontemporary.org/studioartists_bios.asp#mohoro
Show Title: Summer Guest House
Location: Marcia Wood Gallery
Address: 263 Walker Street S.W Atlanta, GA 30313.
Phone Number 404 827 0030
Opening/Closing Reception: June 26 7-10pm
Show Dates: June 26th to August 1st
Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 11:00am -6:00pm

Artist: Flora Rosefsky

Artist Website: www.florageart.com
Show Title: Atlanta Collage Society
Show Location: Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association Richard Low Evans Gallery

Address: 420 West Main Street – Blue Ridge, GA 30513

Phone Number: 706-632-2144

Opening/Closing Reception: June 27 -6:00-8:00pm

Show Dates: June 20-July 20, 2009
Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9-5; Sat. 10-3

Artist: Mona Waterhouse
Artist Website: www.monawaterhouse.com
Show Title: Paper as Art
Location: Tumba Papermill Museum, Sweden
Address: Sven Palmesvag 2, Tumba, Sweden
Phone Number: 46851955346
Show Dates: September 19, 2008 - September 2009
Hours: 11 am - 5 pm

Artist: Mona Waterhouse
Artist Website: www.monawaterhouse.com
Show Title: The Paper Runway
Location: T - Gate Exhibition Area, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
Address: Atlanta, GA
Phone Number: 404-894-7840
Show Dates: January 30, 2009 - January 2010

Artist: Myrtha Vega
Artist Website: www.myrthavega.com
Show Title: Local Colour
Location: The Quinlan Visual Arts Center
Address: 514 Green Street, N.E. Gainesville, GA 30501
Phone Number: (770) 536-2575
Opening Reception: June 11
Artist’s Talk/Book Signing: No
Show Dates: June 11-August 9, 2009
Hours:9.00-5.00 pm M-F, 10.00-4.00 pm Sat. closed July 4th

Closing in July

Artist: Jeannine Cook
Artist Website: http://www.jeanninecook.com, http://jeanninecook.blogspot.com
Show Title: A Sense of Place
Location: Southeast Georgia Health System Outpatient Care Center Art Gallery
Address: 2500 Starling Street, Brunswick, GA
Phone Number: 912.262.0628
Opening/Closing Reception:
Artist's Talk/Book Signing:
Show Dates: June 2nd - July 7th, 2009
Hours: Mon-Fri 9 a.m.- 5.30 p.m., Sat 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Artist: Jeannine Cook
Artist Website: http://www.jeanninecook.com, http://jeanninecook.blogspot.com
Show Title: A Passion for Trees : Women Coast to Coast
Location: Galeria Tonantzin Center for Art and Humanities
Address: 115 Third St., San Juan Bautista, CA
Phone Number: 831,623,2783
Opening/Closing Reception: June 13th and July 11th, 5-7 p.m.
Artist's Talk/Book Signing:
Show Dates: June 5th - July 26th, 2009
Hours: Mon-Fri 9 a.m.- 5.30 p.m., Sat 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.