Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Fall Book Club Meeting

The Inner Landscape of Beauty: an interview with John O'Donohue

The inner Landscape of Beauty is the topic for WCAGA's Fall Book Club Discussion. This interview was recorded just a view months before he died at the age of 52 on January 4, 2008.

When: Sunday, October 2, 3pm
Where: Vicki Bethel(Maggie)'s house, please contact Maggie for directions and the address.
Contact persons for this event are Maggie(Vicki Bethel) and Vickie Martin.

You can download this transcript at "onBeing" you can also download a podcast or MP3 here.

You do not have to be a member to come to this Discussion, if you are interested in joining the WCAGA and are interested in Art and books.

John O'Donohue became well-known for his books "Anam Cara" and, "Eternal Echoes: Exploring our hunger to belong". You can read more about this author on his "In Memoriam Website".

I hope you do not experience any technical difficulties.

Till next time,

Saturday, September 24, 2011

A statewide juried show coming up --

Another exhibition opportunity. This one is from Atlanta Pen Women for the Third biennial Reflections Art Show:

It is open to ALL Georgia Women Artists.


They are hoping to make it a statewide exhibition.

Loretta Paraguassu

Monday, September 19, 2011

The Bookworm Artist

Todays book is  Martha Wilson Sourcebook: 40 Years of Reconsidering Performance, Feminism, Alternative Spaces. This book is also available on AmazonThe book will be available at the end of October. As a Woman and an Artist I am still learning about Feminism and Art, everyday I try to find something that will be valuable as a student of art, feminism, and history. It is so easy to find information about all the male genius out there. More difficult to find accurate information about the female genius. When I saw this book I thought this is a jewel to have because it is a sourcebook. A collection of articles, documents and excerpts of publications from  artists like Simone de Beauvoir, Erving Goffman, Susan Sontag, Vito Acconci, Carolee Scheemann, Nancy Spero, Lynda Benglis and Lucy Lippard. Every one of these artists inspired Wilson in her work. 

Martha Wilson can be seen at the PPOW Gallery in the Exhibition "I have become my own worst Fear". Read the Gallery's press release

Watch this video to hear Wilson Speak on the need for public funding specifically for confrontational art.

On a lighter side, watch her as Barbara Bush.

Kind Regards,

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Lets get to know our Members - Cindy Sheffield Michaels


Today's Artist is photographer and editor Cindy Sheffield Michaels. She is from Mississippi, received her BA in Spanish from Hendrix College and her MA in English from Georgia State University.

She has an eye for details that plays an important role in her editing work as well as her photography. In an interview for the examiner.com, she says that she takes pictures of objects that appeals to her on a personal level. If she likes it she will take a picture of it. She does it in such a way that it is not recognizable with the first look. She will tell people what it is when they try to guess what it is. She enjoys the game of guessing the viewer will play when looking at her work and the emotional reaction they have when seeing her work. Her dad played an important role in her growth as a photographer and instilled a curiosity in her.

Her latest show was in July at The Solarium in Historic Rite, Decatur, GA. Wonderful news is that she is soon to be a mother. Various magazines published her work for example, Form, The Furnace Review, GSU Review and Eudora Welty Newsletter. 

Have a look at Cindy Sheffield Michaels Website for more details, artwork and contact information.

Till next time,

Monday, September 12, 2011

WCAGA September Newsletter is here.

For those of you who haven't looked at our newsletter for September, you can do so here on our WCAGA Website.

There are valuable information in regarding our next Board Meeting on October 9, 2011. There are important information about our Book Club Meeting for this Fall on October 2, 2011. Keep your calenders open for those events.

This time there is also lots and lots of Calls for Artists notifications.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Members Listing for September

Artists:   Vicki Bethel, Bobi Diamond
Show Title:   Women In Focus XVIII, Illumination
Location:   Mason Murer     (http://www.masonmurer.com)
Address:   199 Armour Dr., Atlanta, Ga. 30324
Phone Number:   404 879 1500
Opening Reception:   Friday, September 16, 2011  7:00 to 10:00 pm
Show Dates:   September 16 to October 31, 2011
Hours:   11am - 5pm (Tues. - Fri.) ; Noon - 5pm (Sat.)

Show Title:   Girls Night Out
Location:   Digital Arts Studio      (http://www.digitalartsstudio.net)
Address:   1082-B Huff Rd., Atlanta, Ga 30318
Phone Number:   404 352 9779
Opening/Closing Reception:  Saturday, October 1, 2011   6:00 to 8:00 pm
Show Dates:   October 1 to October 31, 2011
Hours:   M-F 9am - 6pm, Sat 10am - 5pm
Artists: Ellen Filreis, Alice Engel Levinson, Flora Rosefsky, Simone SoltanWebsites: www.jewishart.org  www.JudeaReform.org
Show Title:  American Guild of Judaic Art Southern States Membership Exhibition
Location: The Rosenzweig Gallery at Judea Reform Congregation
Address:  1933  West Cornwallis Rd. – Durham, NC  27705
Phone Number: 919-489-7062
Artists Reception: Sunday - Sept. 18, 2011 – 2-4pm
Show Dates: Sept. 2 – Nov.30,2011
Hours:  open during regular business hours – 8:30am-5pm Mon.-Thurs.; 8:30am-3:30pm Fri.

Artists:  Linda McCune and Ann Rowles
Show Title: Linda McCune & Ann RowlesLocation:  Front Gallery
Address: 1800 Rossville Ave., Ste. 1&2,Chattanooga, TN 37408
Phone Number: 423.280.0531 or423.243.3778
Closing Reception:  September 30, 5--8pm
Show Dates: August 13 -- September 30
Artist: Julia Christian  Artist Website: www.bobchristiandecorativeart.com
Show Title: "Georgia Only"Location: Roswell Visual Arts Center Gallery  AtlantaGa.
Address: 10495  Woodstock Road  Roswell  GA.  30075
Opening/Closing Reception: August 12, 2011
Show Dates: August 12 - Sept. 30 , 2011
Artist: Betty Franco Handmacher
Show Title: Reminiscence
Location: Central Congregational United Church of Christ
Address: 2676 Clairmont Rd., N.E., Atlanta, 30329
Phone Number: 404-633-4505
Show Dates: September 7 - October 31
Hours: Monday - Friday 9 - 5 *, Sundays 8:30 - 5 pm
*: Note Please call to verify doors are unlocked when you plan to visit.
Artist:  Kym HepworthArtist Website:  http://www.kymhepworth.com
Show Title:  Elvis and Other Kings
Location:  Estel Gallery
Address:  115 Rosa L. Parks Blvd., Nashville, TN 37203
Phone Number:  (615) 251-8997
Opening/Closing Reception:  Saturday, September 3, 2011, 6:00-9:00 pm
Show Dates:  September 3-24, 2011
Hours:  Sunday-Wednesday, appointment only; Thursday-Friday, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm; Saturday, 12:00-3:00 pm
Show Title: September Show

Artist: Maxine Hess
Artist Website: http://www.maxinehessstudio.com
Show Title: A Night of a Hundred Angels (2 pieces: Hidden Angels II and Hidden Angels III, received 1st place award in Mixed Media category)
Location: Whelan Galleries, 353 N. Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, CA 92651 and The Cottage Gallery
Address: 1524 S. Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Phone Number: Whelan Galleries, 949-494-5076; The Cottage Gallery, 949-497-8932
Opening/Closing Reception: Opening Reception: Saturday, August 20, 2011, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Artist’s Talk/Book Signing: Awards Ceremony at Opening Reception
Show Dates: August 20 – September 20, 2011
Hours: W – Sun. noon – 5:00 PM
Show Dates: August 20 – September 20, 2011

Show Title: Solo ExhibitionLocation: Roswell Tea House
Address: 108 Magnolia St., Roswell, GA 30075
Phone Number: 770-643-5813
Opening/Closing Reception: Opening Reception: Saturday, August 27, 2011, 7:00 – 9:00 PM
Show Dates: August 1 – September 24, 2011
Hours: M – W 11:30 AM – 3:00 PM; Th – Sat 11:30 AM – 4:00 PM

tist: Susan LoebArtist Website: susanloeb.com
Show Title: Moving Forward: Atlanta Emerging ArtistsLocation: The Lovett School
Address: 4075 Paces Ferry Road, NW, Atlanta, GA, 30327
Phone Number: 404-479-8403 ext 1183
Show Dates: Tuesday, September 20 - November 13
Show Title: VESTIGES/trinitasLocation: Bryan Gallery, Coastal Carolina University
Address: Conway, SC
Opening/Closing Reception: September 1, 4:30-6:30
Show Title: September ShowLocation: Mason Murer Fine Art
Address: 199 Armour Drive, Atlanta, GA 30324
Phone Number: 404-879-1500
Opening/Closing Reception: Friday, September 16, 7:00 PM
Hours: 11 to 5, Tuesday-Saturday
Artist: Jane Allen NodineArtist Website: www.janenodine.com
Show Title:Photo+CraftLocation: LightBox Photographic Gallery
Address: 1045 Marine Drive, Astoria, Oregon
Phone Number: 503 468-0238
Opening/Closing Reception: August 13th 5 – 9:00 PM
Show Dates: August 13 – October 2, 2011

Show Title: TRIENNIAL RevisitedLocation: 701 Center for Contemporary Art
Address: 701 Whaley Street, Columbia, SC
Phone Number: 803-779-4571
Show Dates: August 18 – September 25, 2011

Show Title: Encaustic Masters: Inspirational VoicesLocation: Columbia River Gallery
Address: Troutdale, OR
Web: www.columbiarivergallery.com
Show Dates: September 22 – October 12, 2011
Artist: Flora RosefskyArtist Website: www.florageart.com
Show Title:  RITUALS: Judaic PerceptionsLocation: Hillels of Georgia at Emory University Gallery
Address: 735 Gatewood Road – Atlanta, GA 30322
Phone Number: 404-963-2548
Show Dates: August 5-December 16,2011
Hours: Summer hours: Mon.-Thur. 9:30-6,  Fri. – 9:30-4. Closed Sat./Sun.
Open for activities and special events. See calendar. www.emoryhillel.org
Artist:  Virginia TylerShow Title: Eccentric Portraits, curated by Nancy Azzara & Sylvia Leonard WolfLocation:  Byrdcliffe’s  Kleinert/James Arts Center
Address: 34 Tinker Street; Woodstock, NY  12498
Phone Number: (845) 679-2079
Opening/Closing Reception:  Sat, Sept 10, 2011, 4-6 pm
Show Dates:  Sept 9- Oct 16, 2011
Hours: Friday, Saturday, Sunday, 12-6 pm and by appointment

Show Title:  26th Annual Sculpture Celebration, presented by the Caldwell Arts Council and Tri State SculptorsLocation:  T. H. Broyhill Walking Park
Address:  945 Lakewood Street; Lenoir, NC
Phone Number: (828) 754-2486
Opening/Closing Reception: Saturday, September 10, 2011, 9 am
Show Dates: One Day Only = Saturday, September 10, 2011, 9 am – 4 pm
 Hours:  Saturday, September 10, 2011, 9 am – 4 pm

Artist:   Rosemary Benavides Williams
Show Title:   SKATERAID 2011
Location: Deck art will be displayed in August 2011 at the Brick Store Pub inDecatur and auctioned off at SkaterAid on Sept. 25.  Deck art will also be available for bid online: www.skateraid.net
Address: East Decatur Station, 109 New Street, DecaturGA
Phone Number:        404 – 291 - 8450
Show Dates: 8/25/2011 - 9?24/2011
Hours: Sunday, Sept. 25th from 2 – 7:00 PM
Opening/Closing Reception:     All questions should be directed toart.deck.auction@gmail.com

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Lets get to know our Members - Callahan Pope McDonough

Callahan Pope McDonough creates work reminiscence of cave paintings but with more finesse and complexity. 
She says:”I fantasize of cave paintings and how they were a part of daily life, how they recorded, mourned, and celebrated a tribes’ days and experiences. I look for that balance of elegance and crudeness in my work...”
McDonough lives and works as an artist in the Atlanta area for over 30 years. She draws inspiration from her work in psychology and social issues, her personal experiences and her relationship with her son to create symbolic art. She manages to transfer the rawness of creativity into sophisticated marks, color and lines.
She received the “First Governors Award”. Articles and reviews of her work appeared in  Art Papers, Artforum, Better Homes & Garden and the Atlanta Journal Constitution. 
An extension of her art found comfortable nest in her floorcloths. You can find more info on those here

Regards Corlia