Saturday, March 31, 2012

Exhibition Listings for April 2012

Artists: Maxine Hess, Flora Rosefsky, Simone Soltan
Show Title: Song of the Land
Location: Hebrew Union College - Institute of Religion
Address: 3077 University Avenue - Los Angeles, CA 90007
Phone number: 213-765-2106
Artist’s Reception: February 23,2012 - 5-7PM
Show Dates: January 20-May 31, 2012
Hours: M-Th 9am-5pm; F 9am-3pm; closed Sat. and Sun.
Closed for Jewish and National holidays

Artist: Temme Barkin-Leeds
Artist Website:
Show Title: Nine Degrees
Location:Katzen Museum at American University
(2nd year MFA graduate show)
Address:4400 Massachusetts Avenue, Washington, DC
Phone Number: 404-375-7139
Opening Reception:April 28, 2012, 6PM to 9 PM
Show Dates:April 21 - May 13, 2012
Hours:11 Am to 4 PM Tuesday through Sunday closed Monday

Artist: Julia Christian
Show Title: INSIGHTS
Location: The Crest Theatre
Address:51 Swinton Ave, Delray Beach, FL33444
Show Dates: Feb 9, 2012 - April 6th
Hours:M-F 9:30-4:00

Artist: Eilis Crean
Artist Website:
Show Title: Two Painters - Eiliscrean& Brian Taylor - (2 Solo Shows)
Location: CAC Cultural Arts Center,
Address: 8652 Campbellton St Douglasville Ga 30134
Phone Number:770 949 2787
Opening/ April 5, 6-8pm;
Artist's Talk/Book Signing: April 29, 3-5pm
Show Dates: April 5 -April 29

Artist: Don Dougan
Artist Website:
Show Title: Seasons in Stone - collaborative sculpture exhibit
Location: Georgia Perimeter College Main Fine Arts Gallery
Address: 555 N. Indian Creek Drive
Phone Number: 678-891-3556
Show Dates: March 26 - April 16
Hours: M-T 8-10pm, Friday 8-5pm, closed weekends

Artist: Ellen Filreis
Artist Website:
Show Title: American Guild of Judaic Art Members Online Exhibition
Location: ONLINE
Show Dates: March 16, 2012 - February 28, 2013
Hours: 24/7 online

Artist: Linda Page Hudgins
Artist Website:
Show Title: ARTISTS AMONG US 100 Faces of Art in Spartanburg
Location: upstairs [artspace] 49 South Trade Street, Tryon, NC 28782
Phone Number: 828-859-2828
Show Dates: March 16 through April 28
Hours: T-Sat. 12 pm-6 pm & Sun.12 pm to 4 pm

Artist: Kate Lehman Landishaw
Artist Website:
Show Title:Mini Book Collective, Greenville (SC)
& U.K "Somethink" Traveling Exhibition

Location: art & light gallery
Address: 1211 Pendleton St., Greenville, SC 29611
Phone Number: 864.363.8172
Opening Reception & Awards Ceremony: Friday, April 6, 2012; 6 - 9 PM
Show Dates: 4/6/12 - 4/28/12
Hours: Fri & Sat., 10 AM - 4:30 PM, & by appointment

Artist: Flora Rosefsky
Show Title: National Collage Society 27th Annual Juried Exhibit
Location: ONLINE
Phone Number: 330-656-3673
Show Dates: November 1, 2011 - October 31, 2012
Hours: 24/7 online

Show Title: American Guild of Judaic Art Members Online Exhibition
Location: ONLINE
Show Dates: March 16, 2012 - February 28, 2013
Hours: 24/7 online

Artist: Mona Waterhouse
Artist Website:
Show Title: Wallbound
Location: The Art Institute of Atlanta.
Address: One West Court Square, suit 110, Decatur, GA
Show Dates: March 2 - May 14, 2012
Hours: Monday - Thursday 9 - 8 PM, Friday 9 - 5 PM

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Exhibits, Drawing and Little Red Journal Status Reports

WCAGA March Report on 
Exhibits, Drawing Marathon and Little Red Journal
March 31st is take down for the first exhibit of the WCAGA members for 2012. 
Correcting for Drift was held in the GA Perimeter College on the Clarkston campus in the Jim Cherry Resource Center Exhibit Gallery. As always Don Dougan did a wonderful job installing our members’ work and creating a dynamic display. 
Thirty-three of our members entered works. Ann Rowles crocheted/fabric soft sculpture, Linda McCune’s wall mounted construction, Vickie Bethel Thayer’s digital photo montage, Karen Phillip’s acrylic painting, Maxine Hess’s encaustic work and Kathy Meliopoulos’s multi media stitched work are just a few I can mention that describes the variety and depth of this exhibit. 
Our next member show will be in December 2012 at the Main Atlanta Public Library, downtown on the First Thursday Art Walk venue. 
The Drawing Marathon will be a year long project. Our first sign up will be for the month of April. I will post the project in its entirety on our website along with the dates, times and places of the host studios. If you are interested in learning more or wish to sign up, contact Barb Rehg by email at:
Our goal is to provide an experiential program designed to bring us back to the foundation of our art, Drawing. A secondary benefit, I hope to come out of this, is working alongside and with other members of our organization. Over the years since I first joined, the interactive programs that I have had a chance to participate in, have enabled me to become friends with so many of you and to learn from this wonderful group of women artists. I hope the programs we are offering this year, give you that same experience. 
The Little Red Journal came out of the Women’s Caucus for Art National Organization. 
You can read details on the website. Presently we have 22 members signed up to participate. Only 29 spots are open for this project. This journal is making the rounds through a number of the chapters. Each chapter has a month to work on it and a month for which they are creating drawings. At next year’s National Convention it will be seen and auctioned off. If you are interested contact Barb Rehg by email at:

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Membership Status Peport


As of 3/24/2012, WCAGA has 70 paid members, 65 of those paid members renewed from 2011, 5 of those paid members are new members in 2012 (their names are bolded on attached list).

Renewal reminders will be sent to the 2011 WCAGA members who have not yet renewed in 2012  by National next week.

At the end of 2011, WCAGA had 112 paid members.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Let's get to know our Members--Candy B. K. Schille

Paradise Regained
I received an interesting email from one of our New Members. I am glad to share this letter and pictures of her artwork with you.

Coastal Reflections
Candy B. K. Schille moved from the Northwest to rural South Georgia where she teaches drama, gender studies, and eighteenth century British literature at Georgia Southern University and writes short stories and poetry.  She finds herself quite merry and her recent foray into the visual arts is another expression of that. 

Her visual work has only begun since summer 2010. The whole thus far, which she thinks of as “Possessing the Secret of Joy” (after Alice Walker’s novel), represents life as a surprising but exciting experiment. The figure represented is (at this point) usually a self-portrait of sorts. 

Coastal Pitcher Plants and Impostor 

She uses mixed media, whatever comes to hand: pencil and colored pencils; water color; ball point, gel, and artist’s pens; wax crayons; and even nail polish.  She’s after a feel of nimble integrity.

She says, “My work has to do with my feeling that Georgia is a place of inner and outer exploration, I often feel the presence of history in its landmarks and the presence of a kind of numinous “genius of the place” in its landscape and plant life than transcends history.  It is really about the space where the inner and outer worlds meet.  Thank God I found it.”   

She has shown in Statesboro and St. Simons and is a member of National Women’s Caucus for the Arts and its Atlanta-based chapter.

                                                                                            -Candy Scille-

Wednesday, March 14, 2012


As soon as Sherri Cornett announced her International Caucus meeting at 4 p.m. at our annual conference
in L.A., I knew I had to be there. There can be nothing more important about our group than taking it
global. From an artist's perspective, you have to become known outside of your home town. You have to
be known nationally. Beyond nationally, you have to be recognized internationally to have any impact at all.

The position of women artists is fragile professionally. Women tend to be taken lightly in the
gallery scene and dismissed as not as important. The number of women who are being recognized is
growing, but not in proportion to the impressive art that is being created. We have a mission in this

However, the mission is FAR greater than just building careers. We speak for other women and represent
their causes. Our Philadelphia chapter is making a big splash with its Rag Doll exhibits protesting sex trafficking.
Personally, I've written my check and joined the ranks of that chapter. I want to stand with them and
help them make some noise.

Currently, the news from state capitols, Washington, D.C. and GOP candidates is getting worse. The positions
of conservatives should bring us all to our feet screaming in protest. The movement that is behind the denigration
of women and the limitation of our rights is unspeakable. There are so many reasons to oppose it I won't even
start to do that here. I'm sure all of our informed, female readers  have enough information in that regard.

Looking outside of the United States, the world picture is a very sad one for women. There have been some
improvements over the years, but so much needs to be done. If we can make any impact at all, we can
justify our existence and our art.

The message that Sherri is going to the United Nations and joining the Art and Culture Committee there, is
extraordinary. She has put out a call for data that she can share with this committee and build our position
with them. All of us in our various chapters need to participate. We CAN make a difference.

Sherri is also working on getting passes for other WCA members who have the ability to be present at meetings
in the U.N. headquarters in New York. This is a big one.

Just as impressive was the participation of Korean artist Hye-Seong Lee. She is an At Large Member of WCA
and very interested in organizing exhibits for WCA in Korea and China. Hye-Song flew in to L.A. for the
annual conference!

All of us need to get behind these efforts and make the art that will put WCA in an ever stronger position to
support women's rights.
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Just a reminder, we will be meeting in the studio of Vickie Martin on Sunday 3/18 at 3P and will discuss Agnes Martin.  Everyone is free to choose their own reading!   If you need an address, check with Vickie at   Her email has been working sporadically, so if you don't hear back from her within a few hours, call her at 404-641-6750!   Hope to see you there!!!!!!
Be thinking about what female artist you want to read about next!

Who out there has NOT been offended lately?

I am watching the news and looking at this page. We're the Women's Caucus for Art in Georgia. Where is our comment? Our statements? Our backbone? Isn't it time we stood up for the rights of women in a more unified, forceful manner? We're a fairly large group of well-educated, talented women. In Philadelphia, they are making a big statement against sex trafficking. We are not taking advantage of our position and I, personally, think that we should. Because of the activist position in Philadelphia, I have been drawn to their chapter and added that membership to my "belongingness." I want us to be equally important in a chapter that sits in the middle of a state where women are being denigrated in the Capitol by any number of legislators who would take away our rights.

Monday, March 12, 2012

No more resumes, please!

I put up a call for resumes last night. Please do NOT send any more at this time. Hye-Seong Lee has been swamped and this is only the preliminary stage. I jumped the gun. Thanks.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Let's get to know our members--Loretta Paraguassu

Los Angeles
Loretta Paraguassu went to the WCA 40th Conference in LA to represent the WCAGA. She not only did a great job at doing a report on our Chapter but also made a wonderful watercolor illustrating the flowing hills, sky and the bright light.

She writes avidly about shows, artists, art and, life on the WCAGA Facebook page and her blog UncensoredfromAlpharetta as well as her personal website/blog

Her personal motto describes her accurately. 
Living and loving...creating and enjoying...painting, writing, planting and harvesting...those are the joys that make me want to see the sun come up in the long as it doesn't happen too early.”

Snow in My Heart
With this love for life she reacts to the injustice around her through her words and paintings. In “Snow in My Heart” she expresses her empathy with the Occupy America Protesters who were attacked. The palette knife slashes representing the battering that these occupiers had to endure. The Snow Heart Broken. 

Give me Color! Give me Life

She had a show in the Montfort’s Fine Art Gallery, Alpharetta, GA in November 2011 called “Give Me Color! Give me Life!” Yes, through her work she gives you vibrant color and a breath of life. Her abstractions with lines, strong and decisive.

With Abstractions every viewer can take what they need. Their interpretations differ with their experience. 
One of my favorites artworks is the “Give me Color! Give me Life.” I see fire with stark and dark burned branches. I think Loretta will smile when she reads this last sentence because she has accused me of seeing only the pain. 


Wednesday, March 7, 2012

I think Flora runs with her scissors...

There is a good chance Flora Rosefsky has been caught running with scissors now and then. She does an incredible job of wielding that weapon and turning out pictures that dance and jump and tell stories about Flora's Judaic family past. She admits that she isn't as observant of customs as her parents or grandparents. No, she doesn't light candles every Friday night, but she loves the connections with her past and honors them in her work. Using paper, cloth and ephemera, she creates collages that are simple and complex at the same time. The more you look at them, the more you see. Yet, all of Flora's work has joy and love as an important ingredient. She tells the stories of her family with bits and pieces of materials, some of them taken from something that belonged to that person. One of them has pieces of a copy of her Jewish wedding contract, another has pieces of checks written by her father-in-law. I stopped by yesterday at the Marcus Hillel Center at Emory University where Flora's exhibit in the hall gallery and inside the restaurant will be hanging until the end of March. The big attraction was the artist's discussion of her work. Not only has she done collages. She has created quilts and stained glass window designs, paintings and portraits -- most with a focus on Judaica. Judaica in art is a relatively recent development, Flora explains. "It is contemporary development. The history of Jewish culture is written, it is something we connect with words." Modern artists like Flora are taking the stories into their own hands and giving them images for us to interpret and enjoy.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Let's get to know our Members--Marya Roland

I am investigating themes intended to broaden awareness and engage the viewer beyond an aloof visual experience.  Interactivity - whether a physical or electronic response - is present in much of my work--Marya Roland
House of Beauty
In “House of Beauty: It’s about me” the viewers are confronted with skin like inflated faces. It reminds of melting, of skin taken off after cosmetic surgery. It is placed in a tower case as if to say, you can choose the face you want to wear today. 

Ephyrian Circle
The "Sisyphus Project" and "Ephyrian Circle" focus on the useful versus uselessness. The Gods punished Sisyphus by having him push a boulder up a mountain. This sculpture relies on the viewer to participate and pull the rock up, only then does sound and light become a part of the environment. The involvement circles out into the Internet where people can tell about what they see as useless or useful.
News Vortex
Marya Roland is a Professor of Art at Western Carolina University. She asks questions with her art and the viewer answers and takes part in her inviting work. Whether it is with their bodies or minds, most of the time you are asked to use both. Her "News Vortex" is a prickly cactus-like monster made of newspapers, capable of devouring people. 

Please have a look at her Website and the Catholicity Website for more interesting work, contact details and more information.

Regards Corlia

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Members' Exhibition Listings for March 2012

Group Show Participants:

WCA GA Presents:Correcting for Drift
February 27 – March 30, 2012
Jim Cherry Resource Center Gallery at Georgia Perimeter College, Clarkston, GA
555 N. Indian Creek Drive, Clarkston, GA 30021 678.891.3634

WCA GA Members Exhibiting: Jacqueline Allison, Marilynn Brandenburger, Vicki Bethel-Thayer, Kate Colpitts, Jeannine Cook, Helen Fergusen Crawford, Barbara Davis, Maggie Davis, Helen DeRamus, Ellen Filreis, Betty Handmacher, Maxine Hess, Linda Hudgins, Dory Ingram, Thelma Johnson, Marjorie Jordan, Corlia Kock, Kate Lehman Landishaw,
Vickie Martin, Linda McCune, Kathy Meliopoulos, Loretta Paraguassu, Karen Phillips, Barb Rehg, Ann Rowles, Gerry Sattele, Ashley L. Schick, Marjett Schille, Ruth Schowalter, Edna Shipp, Simone Soltan, Aviva Stern, Claudia Wilburn

Artists: Marjett Schille, Candy Schille, Jeannine Cook
Show Title: Coastal Reflections
Location: Glynn Art Association Gallery
Address: 529 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA
Phone number: 912.638 8770
opening reception: Thursday, March 1 5p.m. to 7 p.m.
Show Dates: March 1 through 24
Hours: 12 to 5 Tuesday through Saturday

Artists: Maxine Hess, Flora Rosefsky, Simone Soltan
Show Title: Song of the LandLocation: Hebrew Union College - Institute of Religion
Address: 3077 University Avenue - Los Angeles, CA 90007
Phone number: 213-765-2106
Artist’s Reception: February 23,2012 - 5-7PM
Show Dates: January 20-May 31, 2012
Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 9am-5pm; Fri. 9am-3pm; closed Sat. and Sun.
Closed for Jewish and National holidays

Individual Show Participants:

Artist: Kym Hepworth
Artist Website:
Show Title: Fact and Fantasy: Beaded Narratives by Nancy Hooten and Kym Hepworth; curated by Tania Sammons
Location: Indigo Sky Community Gallery
Address: 915 Waters Avenue, Savannah, GA 31404
Phone Number: (912) 233-7659
Opening/Closing Reception: Friday, March 16, 2012; 5:00-9:00 pm
Curator’s Talk: Sunday, March 25, 2012; 3:00 pm
Show Dates: March 16-30, 2012
Hours: Saturday and Sunday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm and by appointment

Artist: Jane Allen Nodine
Artist Website:
Show Title: Wachsspuren
Location: Gallerie KUNSTKOMPLEX
Address: Hofaue 54--Wuppertal, Germany
Phone Number: Tel: 0202 39 31 24 94, email:
Opening/Closing Reception: Reception March 8th, 7:30 PM
Artist’s Talk/Book Signing: Reception March 8th
Show Dates: March 3 – April 4, 2012
Hours: M-F Noon – 7:00 PM & Sat Noon – 4:00 PM
Artist's Notes: Translated as “traces of wax”, Waxhsspuren will include 20 works on panel from my series in figuration and abstraction.

Artist: Flora Rosefsky
Artist Website:

Show Titles: RITUALS and SHELTER & SANCTUARY Location: Marcus Hillel Center at Emory University
Address:735 Gatewood Road NE - Atlanta, Georgia 30322
Phone Number: 404-963-2548
Show Dates: August 5 through March 2012
Hours: M-Th 9:30am-6pm; Fri. 9:30am-4pm
Artist’s talk: Inspiration from Memory and Jewish Text, Tues. March 6,2012 - 5-6:30pm Arogetti Chapel
Open for activities and special events. See calendar.

Show Title: National Collage Society 27th Annual Juried Exhibit
Location: ONLINE
Phone Number: 330-656-3673
Show Dates: November 1, 2011 - October 31, 2012
Hours: 24/7 online

Show Title: American Guild of Judaic Art Members Online Exhibition
Location: ONLINE
Show Dates: March 16, 2012 - February 28, 2013
Hours: 24/7 online

Artist: Mona Waterhouse
Artist Website:
Show Title: WallboundLocation: The Art Institute of Atlanta.
Address: One West Court Square, suit 110, Decatur, GA
Opening/Closing Reception: March 2, 6 - 9 PM
Show Dates: March 2 - May 14, 2012
Hours: Monday - Thursday 9 - 8 PM, Friday 9 - 5 PM

Artist: Claudia WilburnArtist Website:
Show Title: Explorations in Memories and Media
Location: Castelli Gallery @ Brenau University's Burd Center
Address:500 Washington Street, SE Gainesville, GA 30501
Phone Number: Gallery Phone number 770-534-6263
Opening/Closing Reception: March 6th, 6:00pm
Show Dates: Feb. 7th - April 1st

Friday, March 2, 2012

Minutes WCAGA Board meeting February 5, 2012

MINUTES WCAGA February 5, 2012

  • Next Board meeting Sunday, March 25 at Spruill from 4:00 to 6:00. All members welcome.

Annual Membership Meeting/Holiday Party

Should the Holiday Party be combined with the Annual Membership Meeting/should it be in
December? Topic to be discussed again in the future.

Appearances/Web and Blog

We are looking for graphic design members who would help coordinate the look of our web
site with the blog.

Photos Requested

Kate is always looking for photos for the Newsletter. That also serves to archive them since the
documents are saved.

Drawing Marathon

Marathons will happen multiple times throughout the year at different sites, starting with the
first one in March. Results of the marathons may be shown at an Art Share late in the summer
or early fall. Details to come; check the web site, blog and/or Facebook. Barb Rehg, Chair.

Art Share

We are looking for a new chair to organize the Art Shares. Susan Ker-Seymer has done a great
job of chairing for the last year (or more) and would like to step down. For more information,
contact Judy Parady or Susan Ker-Seymer.

Book Club

Turnout increases! Next is March 18 at Vicki Martin+s house. See the February Newsletter (link
on the web site) or blog for details.

National Juried Exhibit

If you want to be a part of this you should contact Barb Rehg, Exhibits Chair, and join the
Exhibits Committee. Expect a national call for entries in 2013. Our working title is -Material
Witness+. The juror has not yet been selected. There will be a catalogue. To process the entries,
should we use a commercial online service like CafÄ?

The Little Red Journal

This is a national project that we have decided to participate in. One of the national chapters
started this; one book goes around the country and artists in that chapter fill the pages in
their section. It will come to us in September but you can start working on a piece before then
to attach to the page. It+s very small (art no larger than 4+h x 3+w x 1/4+thick), but some are
doing fold-outs. 29 members can participate. Sign-up will begin on March 3 at Midnight via
email to Barb Rehg, and getting a spot is first-come, first-served. There will be an email reminder
notice the Monday before March 3, and another Mail Chimp email will go out when all
29 spaces are reserved. Eventually the finished book will be auctioned off at the WCA National
Conference in NYC in 2013. See web site and/or blog for more.

Funding Guidelines

We voted on and approved guidelines for granting funds in response to individual artists+
requests for help with specific projects.


Representative to the Chapters Council at the National Board Meetings

WCA National requests that a designated -chapter representative+ (as opposed to also being
the President or other officer of the chapter) attend the winter National Board meeting
as part of the -Chapters Council+ to present information about what our chapter is doing. It+s
always held at the National WCA Conference. From that body, three people are elected to be
part of the national board; if elected, you would also be expected to go to the summer board
meeting. We may be able to provide a small stipend to offset the travel expenses of a WCAGA
representative. Please contact Judy Parady or Ann Rowles if interested.

Attracting Younger Members

It was suggested that we should be making more efforts to attract more young women
members. There is a relatively new national initiative for younger members, the Young WC, an
internal caucus of the National Women+s Caucus for Art with a focus on college students and
young professionals. (See their program listing for the 2012 WCA Conference.) It was agreed
that we have much to offer but we need to address topics of interest to young artists. How to
do it? To start, ask the young artists that you know.

Elections discussion tabled until next meeting.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Going Global with WCA

I attended the International Meeting at the WCA Annual Conference in L.A. last week and came away very impressed by the possibilities. I took notes and have promised to write up a report. In the meantime, Sherri Cornett, a Montana member who is connecting with the U.N. sent me an email with a call for interested individuals: Date: Thu, 1 Mar 2012 14:23:38 -0700 Subject: WCA International Caucus - opportunities to help From: To: Hi all, We had another wonderful meeting in NYC yesterday. Such enthusiasm on both coasts! Now it is time to start working on some of the ideas we collected from both gatherings. Please look at the list below and see if there is something there on which you would like to assist. Several tasks could use more than one volunteer. It is also available under the Timeline tab on our website where we will keep track of the various tasks of our projects. We can share ideas about the projects under the blog posts on the website. Again, let me know if you'd like me to start another post/topic on the blog. I want to keep the communication flowing! INTERNATIONAL CAUCUS PROJECT TASKS/VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES AS OF 3/1/2012 1. Encourage all current WCA members, who wish to be in the International Caucus (IC), update/designate International Caucus in their Member Profiles in the Member Directory of the WCA website - SHERRI 2. Create the WCA International Caucus website with a blog, background information, up-to-date member list, etc. - SHERRI 3. Talk to Yueh-Mei Cheng about future possibilities in Taiwan and Beijing 4. Research the art exhibition that happened at the 1995 UN World Conference on Women (WCW) in Beijing by speaking with WCA members who were involved: Liz Dodson, Eleanor Dickenson, Carol Kaufman, Cherie Relinger, Muriel Magenta... Purpose: to use as we develop a relationship with the next WCW efforts and collect suggestions for improvement 5. Collect WCA Art & Activism projects and data for the Art & Activism Database by 1) reading posts on the WCA facebook page (going back to the beginning of 2012 and through late fall), 2) reading the print & e-versions of the WCA newsletter, 3) contacting WCA chapter directors to share data entry form, 4) following up to get digital documentation links (PDFs, websites, JPEGs, etc), and 5) write up short descriptions of completed projects for the WCA Facebook page and for the WCA newsletters. 6. Work with Hye-Seong Lee on the proposal for a collaborative exhibition in Gwangju, Korea in September. (One of the most immediate steps is to identify a well-known curator to co-curate this with Hye-Seong. Priscilla has some ideas for this.) - SHERRI & 7. Begin brainstorming about a budget to present to the WCA board in July. (Exhibition support from WCA? Fundraising ideas to support exhibitions, travel subsidies for IC members to attend UN events/international exhibitions? ...) -SHERRI & 8. Write up a brief description of the IC annual meeting during the WCA Conference in Los Angeles to submit to the WCA newsletters. 9. Find/research women's art organizations/collectives in other countries 10. Make a connection with the efforts to have a UN-sponsored 5th World Conference on Women -SHERRI 11. Update Art & Activism Database as data is submitted (ongoing) -SHERRI 12. Develop the idea of a collaboration with women artists in Toronto and Montreal- JOYCE ELLEN, SHERRI & 13. Explore opportunities with UN offices, embassies, state departments, etc. 14 Follow up with connections made through the UN Rio+20 Women's Major Group Steering Committee for possible collaborations SHERRI 15. Research ways for the IC to meet virtually/quarterly. Skype? Webex? Live Chat? Twitter Chat? 16. Talk with the Minnesota Chapter about their Global Economy exhibition proposal -LIZ & 17. Find out status of 2012 DPI/NGO Conference plans/theme SHERRI 18. Begin gathering documentation to apply for UN ECOSOC status SHERRI 19. Add international shipping tips/experiences to blog post 20. Look into possibilities for fundraising, particularly around the 2013 WCA Annual Conference in NYC. Elizabeth & THANK YOU in advance for signing up for one of the tasks that will help the International Caucus grow and its goals manifest! -- Sherri Cornett 3222 LeeAnn Boulevard Billings, MT 59102 406-698-5006