Monday, November 28, 2011

December 2011 Newsletter

A great thank you to Kate Colpitts for getting the Newsletter to us. I've noticed that I do know about more art opportunities just because I read our Newsletter. The following highlights...

Also a Huge Thank You to Michelle Stein and Susan Ker-Seymer. They are looking people interested in the following positions:
  • Exhibit Listing Chair
  • ArtShare Chair

The WCAGA YearEnd Social consists of an Artshare and the last meeting of 2011 and it will be at the wonderful Atlanta Contemporary Art Center. December 11, 1:30-4pm

The Book Discussion is January 22, 2012 at 3pm
Ideas and Information on Drawing Marathons, Our Members Exhibition and the National Exhibition. 

Do Not Miss the chance to be a part of our Special WCAGA Members Show in February. The title is “correcting the drift” and the Deadline is January 15, 2012. There is space for 30 artists, please submit so that you can be one of the 30.

For more information on these look at the December 2011 Newsletter, emailed to you personally, available on our Website and some info also on our Calendar

Lets get to know our Members - Claudia Wilburn

Claudia Wilburn joined the WCAGA in 2011, thus making her one of our newest members. She has a MA in Fine Arts. The Brenau University in Gainesville, GA is honored to have her as an Assistant Professor of Studio Foundations. In 2006, the Columbia Museum of Art name awarded her the title of Young Artists of the Year. 

Claudia Wilburn’s body of work has a starting point in her memories. Not the memories of places and people but more the memories of emotions and situations. She says that culture, relationships, nature and travel are important in creating her work. She uses various digital and manual printing techniques and combine that with scanning and drawing.
She will have a Solo Exhibitions in Brenau University’s Castelli Gallery in January 2012.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Lets get to know our Members - Mona Waterhouse

Mona Waterhouse is an avid explorer of nature and all its mysteries. With the depictions of selections from nature she wants to find an equivalent for the diversity in life and nature. She concentrates more on pods, seed and leaves. She uses wax, pigment and handmade paper to create her art works. Her body of work consists of paintings, sculpture, wall objects, photographs and installations. She uses her senses, that of seeing(observe), and touch(feeling form) to become one with seeds and pods to create her work. Her sculptures and installations are strong and flexible although they look fragile and translucent.
Mona Waterhouse is originally from Sweden. She sturdied and lived in Sweden, England and the USA. She has a MA Degree in Fine Arts form the University of Massachusetts. Her work are part of collections at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, GA; Mcdonalds Corporate Office, WI; and the Tokyo Airport to name a few. She has received several awards and grants like the Hambidge Center Residency Award. Through her study and depictions of nature she has become a natural force in the Art World. She delivers commentary on the Environment and Human Right Issues through her work.
Please visit her Web Site for more information, more Artwork and contact details.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

WCA President's message and Call for Art

Novvember 20,  2011
WCA President's Update
from the desk of Janice Nesser-Chu
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Thankfulness and WCA

My time as President of the Women's Caucus for Art is almost over. The end of my Presidency corresponds with the end of the 40th celebration in Los Angeles in February. With the Thanksgiving holiday just a few days away, I find myself being reflective and thankful for so many things. I am thankful to the founders of the WCA, and all those women who served before me for never giving up the fight, and paving the way for so many of us. I am thankful for having been a small part of the history of an organization that included so many amazing, strong and visionary women.
The last two years have been a time of great growth and renewal for WCAI am thankful for everyone who played a role in it. I am thankful for the Executors of the estate of Sylvia Sleigh for believing in WCA's mission and supporting us on so many levels.
 I am thankful for the National Board members who have supported me in my work and continually give of their time so generously. I am thankful for all our members who continue their commitment to WCA's mission; and who are putting their time, energy and passion into building the next 40 years.
It has been a wonderful experience working with all of you. I am grateful for the opportunity. Thank you.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!
With the 40th anniversary just 3 months away, I would like to invite you to be an active participant in the festivities. Join us for
Momentum: 40 Years of the Women’s Caucus for Art.


The Little Red Journal Project

WCA is sending a little red journal on an expedition across the chapters to celebrate WCA’s 40th anniversary. Chapter-and at-large members have the opportunity to embellish the Moleskin journal pages with art and share their inspirations with a wide network of WCA members across the country. 

The Little Red Journal is traveling from the Northern California Chapter to the Washington, DC Chapter at the end of November. Northern California members submitted small works of art in many different media to decorate the month of January.  All of the submissions can be seen in a slideshow on

The Little Red Traveling Journal will be displayed in various locations in Los Angeles during the February, 2012 WCA 40th Anniversary Conference. If you are coming to the conference, bring your small work of art (maximum 3”W x 4”H or smaller) so that they can be added to the journal. If you cannot come, ask a colleague to bring a small art piece for you.

After the conference, the journal travels to St. Louis; then to the Philadelphia, Minneapolis and Michigan Chapters. By the end of 2012, we should have an amazing collection of art from chapter members all over country. The book will be auctioned at the 2013 WCA Conference ‘Legacy’ in New York City. Email Priscilla Otani at if your chapter, caucus or you individually would like to participate in the journal project.    

Exhibit your work in the Video Exhibition at the 40th Anniversary Gala
In honor of the 40th Anniversary Celebration of the Women's Caucus for Art, all WCA 2012 members are invited to submit images of your work to be exhibited during the 40th Anniversary Gala at the Japanese American National Museum on Saturday Feb 25 in Los Angeles, CA.
The main room at the Gala will have two large screens: one displaying the art work of our current members and the other displaying photos from 40 years of WCA.

Be a part of this celebration by submitting one or two jpegs
of your work, 300 dpi no larger than 8" in any directions to:  In the body of the email please include your name, your chapter, the title and medium. 

Make Plans to Join WCA in L.A. 
Please make plans to join WCA members and friends from across the country in Los Angeles from February 23-27, 2012 for what will be a diverse celebration that will include panels, speakers, exhibitions, bus tours, workshops, awards and a gala.
For a complete listing of all the activities:

To register for the conference:
Remember the early bird WCA memerbs package is only available until January 13!

The WCA conference home base will be the Kyoto Grand Hotel and Gardens a fabulous boutique hotel located in the heart of Little Tokyo. The address is 120 South Los Angeles Street Los Angeles, CA 90012.

To register, please call 213-629-1200 (direct line). Make your reservations early because space is limited. For a special WCA discount code email the administrator at The special rate is $129 for standard room and $139 for a deluxe.

Support the 40th Anniversary
Purchase tickets for the 40th Anniversary Raffle

This years in honor of the 40th anniversary of WCA we are thrilled to offer 3 pieces of wonderful art work for the raffle:

Acclaimed artist and WCA member, Eleanor Dickinson has donated an original drawing for our raffle. It’s a sensitive portrait of two embracing lovers from her ground breaking OLD LOVERS series (1997).

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ink drawing on acid free paper
20" x 26"
Value $1200

The Estate of the late Sylvia Sleigh has donated two wonderful, intimate flower paintings created by Sylvia in the 1970’s. Sylvia was a world-renowned realist painter. She received the Lifetime Achievement Award posthumously from WCA in February 2011.

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Yellow & Violet Pansy
oil on canvas
5" x 6"
Value $2000

sylvia flower 2
Purple Pansy
19XX (78)
oil on canvas
5" x 6"
Value $2000

To purchase tickets:

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Call for Artists: WCA's 40th Anniversary Traveling Art Journal (Due 12/18)

Calling all WCADC artists!! We are off on the Little Red Traveling Journal project and seek artists who want to create a small piece of original art for the Journal.  
This is a game that will send a little red journal on an expedition across the chapters to celebrate WCA’s 40th anniversary. Chapter-and at-large members have the opportunity to embellish the Moleskine journal pages with art and share their inspirations with a wide network of WCA members across the country. In January 2013, the book will travel back to its original location and be put up for auction during the WCA Conference in New York. One lucky bidder will own a fabulous collection of art created by WCA members all across the country!
·         WCADC will fill the July month of the journal with art.  That means we will have 31 pages
for our work.  Don’t miss a chance to participate in WCA’s 40th anniversary.
·         Topic: open to your creative inspiration - 2012 is WCA's 40th anniversary celebration.
·         You may create/submit 1 to 3 little pieces. If desired, more than one person can collaborate
on a piece.  We want to be sure that we have space for as many chapter members as possible to include their work in the journal.  If you submit more than one piece, please indicate your priority for including each piece in the journal.  Work will be included in the journal on a first come – first served basis.  Work that is not included will be returned to you.
·         Your Artwork Size: No more than 4 inches high x 3 inches wide x 0.25  of an inch thick. Small
Is good! Your piece(s) must fit into a page of the journal so anything larger than the defined
dimensions will be trimmed down. Please include your name, title of work, and medium with
your work.
·         Media: any original art – painting, collage, photo, fiber, drawing, printmaking, sculpture
(skinny), artist book (skinny), ceramics (very skinny), carved cardboard, calligraphy, mixed media.
·         Deadline: Your piece(s) must be received at the address below by December 17, 2011.
·         Mail to:  Marilyn J Hayes, 2525 N, Ridgeview Rd, Arlington, VA 22207; Attn: Little Red Journal.
or bring your work to WCADC’s Holiday Brunch on December 4th.  Contact info:
·         I will carefully adhere your work to the July journal pages.
·         Documentation: Please send a 4” x6” 300 dpi image of the work to, with artist name, title of work, medium, identified by 12/18/11.  All submitted work will be documented on our WCADC blog online exhibit.  The roadmap of the journal from chapter to chapter will be documented as well.
The game began in the Northern California chapter in October, 2011 and after traveling to the Washington, DC chapter, will travel to the next chapter, in Philadelphia. Will the journal make it from one chapter to the next? Will the post office deliver? Will the journal pages be filled by January, 2013?  The Little Red Traveling Journal is a game of creativity, collaboration, and a gigantic leap of faith.  Thanks to Priscilla Otani, WCA’s President Elect, for generating this fun game.

Monday, November 21, 2011

The Bookworm Artist - What happened to the collectors?

The November Book discussion was held in the studio of Vickie Martin. It was in this  pleasant and relaxed atmosphere that we discussed Joan Mitchell. We wondered why. Why was she one of the lucky ones to have made it in the art world. Was it her talent? Was it the fact that she could hold her liquor against any man? Was it her promiscuity? Her family money and history certainly played a role. Again we find the one female who is supposedly exceptional in a field of genius men.

With all these questions we talked about the Art in Atlanta and how hard it is to make an impression. In the news today is the story on the closing of two art galleries. How disappointing is it to hear Marilyn Kiang says that Atlanta is indifferent to Art. How many times does the visitors to an Art Opening consists of 80% of the Artists friends and family? Where are the collectors?

Another question that can be asked about Joan Mitchell is how her bond with her father influenced her life and work. Then look at your own relationship with your father and see what influence it has on your own work and life.

Our next Book Discussion will be held in January. Look out for the date. We decided to support one of our local Galleries, Alan Avery Art Company by making their next exhibit our next topic. We will look at Louise Nevelson, Helen Frankenthaler and Kara Walker. The Exhibition opens to the public Saturday, December 3 2011 and runs through Friday, February 10 2012.

Again any book, article online or other can be used for information and a visit to the Alan Avery Art Company Gallery is encouraged.



Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Always something to do in Atlanta

Looking for something to do?

This weekend is busy, busy, busy. Here is just a couple of events that I am aware of that some of our members are taking part in.

Lair takes place on Friday, November 18, 6:30pm - 8:30pm. This event takes place at the Abernathy Arts Center.                   
The Little Things Mean A Lot happens on Thursday, November 17, 6pm - 8pm at the Swan Coach House Gallery. This is a group show with more than three hundred small art works. 

Our wonderful Book Discussion finds place on Sunday, November 20, 3pm - 6pm. The Artist Joan Mitchell is this  discussions topic. You can use  and read anything to come and take part in this event. S

For more information you can have a look at the Calendar.

I also have two birthday parties this weekend but I am sure going to try and get to these shows and especially the book discussion. I am thinking of taking my Knitting.
Regards Corlia

Monday, November 14, 2011

Lets get to know our Members - Marie Weaver

Marie Weaver is a talented and creative Sculptor, Print Maker and want more of her art. She is also the WCAGA’s Secretary.
After a successful career as Professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, she decided to turn to the production of art exclusively. She was the Featured Artist of the McClain’s Printmaking Supplies. She’s been part of  WCAGA’s Brainstorm show in Atlanta, GA and Tryon, NC. Her work has been shown in Brooklyn. NY, Abruzzo. Italy, Sofia. Bulgaria, and Washington. DC to name a few. She was selected into the Residency at the Hambidge Center and the Fulton County Arts Council. She has been published in Art Papers, The AJC, and The Birmingham News. She is represented by Narrowland Gallery in Chatham, MA. The list goes on and on. 

Her work can be describes as whimsical, quizzical, sometimes a little freaky but at the same time serious and thoughtful and most of all sincere. Her artist Statement is short but explains it well. 

“The essence of my work is in concepts of vulnerability and protection. I’ve worked in various media but focus primarily on ceramics, relief printmaking and hand-made books. All are process-oriented media that have some commonality. They each combine the physicality of natural materials, the creativity of drawing and color mixing, the intellectual satisfaction of a puzzle, and the hazard of chance.” ( Artists Website/Statement)

It feels wonderful to be in such company. Please visit her website for more art, information and contact details.
Regards Corlia

Thursday, November 3, 2011

WCA GA Members' Exhibition Listings for November 2011

Artists: Alice Levinson, Flora Rosefsky, Simone Soltan
Show Title:  The American Guild of Judaic Art: Southern States Membership Exhibition
Location: The Rosenzweig Gallery at Judea Reform Congregation
Address: 1933 West Cornwallis Road – Durham, North Carolina 27705
Phone Number: 919-489-7062
Artists Reception: September 18th
Show Dates: September 18 – November 30,2011
Hours:: Mon.-Thurs. 9-5pm; Fri. 9-3pm

Artist:  Flora Rosefsky, Mona Waterhouse
Artist Website:
Show Title:  Little Things Mean A Lot
Location: Swan Coach House Gallery 
Address: 3130 Slaton Drive NW, Atlanta, GA 30305 
Phone Number: 404-266-2636
Opening/Closing Reception: Thursday, November 17,  2011 from 6 - 8 pm  
Artist’s Talk/Book Signing:
Show Dates: November 17, 2011 - January 7, 2012
Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10 - 4 pm  
Artist: Susan Ker Seymer, Ann Rowles 
(Members of Sixfold Collective, along with Terri Dilling, Amandine Drouet, & Leisa Rich)
Artist Websites:
Show Title: LairLocation: Abernathy Art Center
Address: 254 Johnson Ferry Road NW, Sandy Springs, GA 30328
Phone Number: (404) 613-6172
Opening Reception:  Friday, November 18, 6:30-8:30PM
Show Dates: November 18 - December 31, 2011.
Hours:  Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM and by appointment.
Artist: Helen DeRamusArtist Website:
Show Title: "Rock, Paper, Scissors"Location: dk Gallery
Address: 25 West Park Square, Marietta, Georgia 30060
Phone Number: 770/427-5377
Opening/Closing Reception: Friday, November 4, 2011, 6-9PM
Show Dates: Friday, November 4 - Friday, November 25, 2011
Hours: 11 AM to 5PM, Tuesday through Saturday
Artist: Corlia KockArtist Website:
Show Title: Man As Object - Reversing The Gaze ( Catalog Only)Location: SOMArts Cultural Center
Address:934 Brannan Str., San Franscisco, CA
Opening/Closing Reception: November 4, 2011, 6pm
Show Dates: November 4 - 30, 2011
The catalogue will be available at beginning Nov.5, 2011.
Artist: Jane Allen NodineArtist Website:
Show Title: WOW, Women of WaxLocation: Art Center Sarasota
Address: 707 N. Tamiami Trail,  Sarasota, FL
Phone Number: 941-365-2032
Opening/Closing Reception: Reception: November 3rd, 5 – 7 PM
Artist’s Talk/Book Signing: Reception: November 3rd, 5 – 7 PM
Show Dates: November 3 – December 31, 2011

Show Title: WAX-INCLocation: South Shore Art Center
Address: 119 Ripley Road, Cohasset, MA
Phone Number: 781-383-2787
Opening/Closing Reception: November 4, 6–8 pm
Artist’s Talk/Book Signing: November 4, 6–8 pm
Show Dates: November 4 – December 21, 2011

Show Title: Coming Out of the Closet: Clothing Art as an Emergent FormLocation: Mary Brogan Museum of Fine Arts
Address: Kleman Plaza, 350 South Duval Street, Tallahassee, FL
Phone Number: 850-513-0700
Opening/Closing Reception: Reception November 4, 6 – 9 PM
Artist’s Talk/Book Signing: Reception November 4, 6 – 9 PM
Show Dates: November 4 - February 26, 2012
Artist: Loretta ParaguassuArtist Website:
Show Title: Give Me Color, Give Me Life!Location: Montfort's Fine Art Gallery
Address: 41 Church St., Alpharetta, GA 30009
Phone Number:770-837-3004
Opening/Closing Reception: Opening Nov. 5, 6-9 p.m.
Artist’s Talk/free instruction: Sat., Nov. 12, 2-3:30 p.m. Artist's talk and plein air, abstract instruction (no fee). RSVP and bring easel and supplies.
Show Dates: Nov.5 - Dec. 31.
 Open Tues. thru Sat. 11-5:30.  By appointment on Mon. Closed Sun.
Artist: Flora Rosefsky
Show Title: COLLAGE & PAPER CUTOUTS: The Art of Flora Rosefsky   
Location: The Athletic Club – Northeast
Address: 1515 Sheridan Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30324.
Artists Reception, Thursday, November 3, 2011  6-8pm
Show Dates: October 17-November 28,2011
Those attending the reception are eligible to win one of Flora’s prints, “New Beginnings”.
Hours:  M-F  5am-10pm; Sat.-Sun. 8am-8pm. Check website for holiday hours. Part of the proceeds to benefit Vets for Pet Rescue – Atlanta
Show Titles: “Rituals” and “Shelter & Sanctuary” Location: Marcus Hillel Center at Emory University
Address: 735 Gatewood Road – Atlanta, GA 30322
 Phone Number: 404-963-2548
 Show Dates: August 5-December 16,2011
 Hours:: Mon.-Thur. 9:30-6,  Fri. – 9:30-4. Closed Sat./Sun.
Open for activities and special events. See calendar.
Show Title:  National Collage Society 2011 Annual Exhibit
Location: Online – Phone: 330-656-3673
Show Dates: November 1, 2011 – October 31, 2012