Thursday, May 31, 2012

Summer Visual Arts Workshops at Cullowhee Mountain ARTS

Norma Hendrix. the Director of Cullowhee Mountian ARTS wants to let the WCAGA know that they are offering an excellent summer workshop series.  It will be six weeks of art and other public programs taught by high profile artists and instructors.

Cullowhee Mountain ARTS 2012 summer program  will include an exciting range of workshops. Imagine yourself in a studio where other artists are exploring solar plate etching or monotype with new inks. Or learning about slabs and extrusions, forming pots you always wanted to make. Or learning plein air watercolor surrounded by majestic mountains and summer botanicals. Or making books as unconventional as ones’ imagination can conceive. And imagine that you will be sharing ideas and meals and outings with other artists from around the country. At Cullowhee Mountain ARTS you will find a like-minded community of passionate learners, energized by wonderful instructors where daily concerns are left behind.
Norma says that she specifically wants to focus on the workshop opportunity with Stuart ShilsThis workshop, June 25 - 29, is for mature artists and is a wonderful opportunity. Stuart is a regular visiting artist at the Vermont Studio Center, regularly exhibits in New York - Tibor De Nagy Gallery, Davis and Langdale among others, teaches nationally and internationally.  His workshops are generally only 3 days long and for the same price, he is teaching a 5 day for Cullowhee Mountain ARTS. We are running a special of $100 off any June Workshop.

Contact Details: 




or find them on FACEBOOK

Sunday, May 27, 2012

June Art Share

When: Wednesday, June 6th, 2012 at 6:45 pm

Where: Spruill Center for the Arts, Room 4 of the Education Center
5339 Camblee Dunwoody Rd., #B
Dunwoody, GA 30338-4866
(this is NOT the Gallery) google map

Bring: Join us for a new take on our usual Art Share format. Instead of presenting our work one artist at a time, this meeting we will lay all of the work out at once. With art displayed on tables and against the walls, we can browse the room to see the work at our own speed. Linger, or move on as desired.
Bring finished work or work-in-progress to share, or a "portfolio" presentation if desired. Also as usual, bring a nibble and a beverage of choice ..... Or just come and enjoy the company. Guests and prospective members are always welcome to join us.

RSVP Please: by email to Susan Ker-Seymer, if are attending or have questions.The program, ART SHARE, is a forum for members of WCAGA to show their work for the purpose of gaining feedback and insight, a sort of a critique, and a place to network with other artists and art professionals. Please email me if you would like to host an ART SHARE, have a suggestion for a venue or format, or would like to be involved in some way.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Mug Shots--I am Woman

Cherie M. Redlinger is one of our wonderful members who was involved in founding the WCA of Georgia. She is currently the Chapter Program chair on the WCA Natioanl Board. She describes herself as a Neo-Feminist. On the topic of being a Neo-Feminist she has the following to say: 
"I believe to be a Neo-Feminist: You don't have to be fat or hairy or a lesbian or burn your bra to be a feminist, but you believe as a Neo-Feminist it is fine with being fat or hairy or a lesbian or burning your bra anyway or you are a Neo-Feminist dressed like a slut. It doesn’t matter Neo-Feminist will still get angry when a woman gets her nose cut off because her husband believes she is unfaithful or when children are drinking toxin water because big business is polluting the water."
One of her newest projects is  Mug Shots: I am Woman. This installation consists of 3 parts.

Mug Shots: Women in Careers
Evidence: Women’s Objects 
Victim: Death of Inequality                  


Floor  11th,   Gallery Room 112

1851 S. BELL ST.

MAY 18 – JUNE 23, 2012



For contact details and more information on Cherie Redlinger's work and history please visit her website.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

WCAGA 2012 Drawing Marathon #1

A couple of images and what the participating artists have to say.

One of my drawings during the April 30 session of the WCAGA 
Drawing Marathon at Pam Beagle-Daresta's house. 
Not as pixilated as it looks-need a higher resolution photo. But you get the idea...

Another Drawing Marathon piece - 
this one in silver/goldpoint, whereas the other is in graphite.
Yesterday was my first hosting of A marathon drawing session
with the WAC , My studio was filled with open sharing
of everyones artistic energy, Thank you this was my mornings marks...

View from Ann's studio, drawing marathon 5/5/2012
          By: Colpitts Catherine

Drawing Marathon yesterday (Saturday) - plein air style. 
Three of us out to draw, a long day but marvellous, 
despite the ticks and bugs. Thanks for the "push" to get us out to draw.
Two drawings from WCAGA drawing marathon
 at Pam Beagle-daresta's studio. Thanks Pam for the walnut ink. 
Will be looking for walnuts at Brasstown!

Barbara A Rehg

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Surviving as an Artist

I have been watching this museum and wishing I was in the capital to be able to take part in their excellent program.  I'm attaching a good part of the email I just got because it might be an inspiration. Also, the Artist's Guide fits in with a discussion we had at our last book club meeting; namely, how do you make a go of it as an artist?

Business Practices for Artists: how to make an artist's life work   

Friday, May 11th @ 6:30pm 

This two-hour talk will go over the fundamental skills artists need to develop and sustain a professional life. Providing an overview of her widely acclaimed book,The Artist's Guide: How to Make a Living Doing What You Love,  Jackie Battenfield will cover tips on how to plan, promote, fund, organize, and build community. There will be time to address audience questions. 

Author, Jackie Battenfield, an artist who has supported herself from art sales for over twenty years, teaches career development programs for visual artists at the Creative Capital Foundation, and Columbia University. She is represented byAddison/Ripley Fine Art in Washington, DC where her work is  on view through May 26th.

The Professional Development Speaker Series is a succession of lectures and workshops given by established artists and art professionals to aid in the artistic and entrepreneurial development of artists. All talks take place at Hamiltonian Gallery, 1353 U Street, NW in Washington, DC 20009.

Through "meet-the-artists" events, studio visits and other exclusive benefits, this dynamic group of art enthusiasts and patrons drives the artistic success of emerging visual artists and contributes directly to the vibrant contemporary art scene in Washington, DC. 

Bookworm Artist--Betye Saar-- WCAGA READING CLUB

Betye Saar is the topic of WCAGA Reading club’s meeting on May 20. I have to admit that she was my choice. I have always been fascinated by people that can take assemblage and collage up to an art form. It was not so long ago that a man at an artist talk in one of Atlanta’s well-known Galleries, angrily accused women of always reverting to craft. I was surprised by this since I did not realize that this could still be an issue. He said that more female than male artists do their shopping at places like Michaels and Hobby Lobby. 

Looking at Betye Saar can be freeing since she broke the line between so-called high and low art and helped to redefine Art. This is of course my subjective opinion.

My search for books on Amazon lead to the following books. 

The new book price is a little on the expensive side at $60 but a used copy can be bought for as low as $10. This book can give you a you a comprehensive overview of her work as well as that of Feminism, contemporary art and California culture and politics.

will be available on May 11 2012 for $24. This also gives a comprehensive look at Betya Saar’s career.

Family Legacies: The Art of Betye, Lezley, and Alison Saar is available at $25, This book gives information on Betye Saar and her daughters. It explores how these three artists interpret, identity, sexuality, spirituality and other stereo types associated with the female in their art work. This book seems like a must have to me. 

is available for $160 new, but is available used for $25. Lucy Lippard is one of the Contributors to this book. 

For more information on Betye Saar links online have a look at the May 2012 Newsletter or the WCAGA Blog Calendar Page. Information on time and place for the May Meeting is also available in this Newsletter. 

I hope to see you at the Reading Club Meeting.

Monday, May 7, 2012

BACKLASH / On women’s basic rights & freedoms An exhibition addressing the current political climate towards women.

BACKLASH  / On women’s basic rights & freedoms

An exhibition addressing the current political climate towards women.  
All submissions will be accepted!* 
July 17 – August 11, 2012
Opening Reception Thursday July 19, 6-8pm
DEADLINE: Friday June 1, 2012 at midnight
SOHO2O Gallery Chelsea is a non-profit artist run gallery that has been promoting the work of women artists since 1973 through gallery exhibitions and public programming.  This non-juried exhibition is open to both men and women artists working in all media.
Open Call: In response to the incredible increasing tension against providing women with basic healthcare needs and the ensuing media firestorm, which demonizes women, Soho20 Gallery Chelsea is hosting a venue for outrage. Backlash is in response to this ‘war on women’s basic rights and freedoms.’ We are accepting submissions of art that address this theme. Work will be accepted in order of receiving.
DEADLINE: Friday June 1, 2012 at midnight
ELIGIBILITY: Open to all artists. Must be 18 years or older.
ENTRIES: Open to all media.  Work must be 30×30 inches or less in any direction (including framing and/or video monitors).  30x30x30 for sculpture or 3D work.
*All entries that fit within the requirements and theme of the exhibition will be accepted! 
SOHO20 executive board will notify accepted artists by June 9th, 6pm. 
ENTRY PROCEDURE:  Applications must be uploaded online. Please include a brief artist’s statement (limit 500 words). Please include title, date, medium, dimension, price for each work submitted.  Payment will be accepted using PayPal via our website.  SOHO20 will accept only 1 entry per artist for exhibition. There is a $35 entry fee which must be paid via paypal when you submit your online application.
ACCEPTED WORKS: All work must be received ready for installation, including any hardware needed. Please include any specific instructions for hanging/installing if required. Video Artists are responsible for providing and delivering their own equipment including video monitor and headphones, (all audio will require the use of headphones).
Sculpture should have hardware for hanging if necessary.  SOHO20 has a limited umber of pedestals that will be used on a first come first serve basis.  Artists can provide their own pedestal for sculptural works, however they must be delivered to the gallery and arranged with SOHO20 staff ahead of time.
Work should be packed in reusable containers. Work that does not reflect the quality represented in the application may be rejected.
Work must be shipped or delivered to the gallery between July 13-16, between 12-6pm.
Pick up of work is August 17th & 18th, between 12-3pm.  All shipped work must include a pre-paid return-shipping label.
The gallery accepts no responsibility for work not retrieved by the deadline and will charge the artists $5.00 a day for storage. After 30 days the gallery may discard the work.
LIABILITY: Great care will be taken with work, but artists are responsible for insuring their own pieces as well as video equipment.  SOHO20 will not be responsible for loss or damage to any work or video equipment.  SOHO20 staff and volunteers will do their best to ensure a safe and proper installation of art work, but will not be held responsible for loss, damage or improperly hung art.
SALES: A commission of 20% will be charged on all work sold through the exhibition. Work need not be for sale.
For Inspiration:
Birth Control & Women’s Health
Sandra Fluke vs. Limbaugh
Birth control coverage by employers
Violence against women
In film
Nyc Police are acquitted of rape
Women in the Art world

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Walthall Artist Fellowship

WonderRoot's new professional development program intends to forever impact the participating visual and performing artists by providing them with the necessary tools, resources, and community-base to significantly advance and define their careers as artists.

The call for applications to the Walthall Artist Fellowship is open through June 5th at 11:59 p.m.

Fellows will be announced on June 8th.

Program elements include:

-Monthly symposia with Atlanta’s leading arts professionals,
-Monthly roundtables in which Fellows lead discussion about critical issues to their practice
-Individualized one-to-one informal mentorships for each Fellow
-5-day residency on Ossabaw Island
-Group exhibition featuring all twelve artists in Summer 2013 at MOCA GA.

Symposium guests will include: Alex Brewer, Scott Ingram, Gyun Hur, Cathy Fox, Michael Rooks, Annette Cone Skelton, Shelby Hofer, Lauri Stallings and Alice Lovelace.

Check out more info by downloading the pdf at

Applicants will be selected based on quality and rigor of work sample, need and readiness for intensive professional development, as well as the creation of a diverse and mutually-challenging group of fellows.

Participation in all program elements will be mandatory and without fees.

Apply here: