Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Let's get to know our members--Barbara Rehg

According to Barbara Rehg, the journey is what makes everything worthwhile. The process of creating art is what she chose as her intellectual and spiritual trials. 
“While a goal is always necessary, the process of reaching for that goal is where 99.9% of our life is spent. Enjoying the daily moments, the challenges that come up and the ‘unexpected’ that the universe deals out is how we as individuals evolve and find our purpose and shape our attitudes about life.  
I view making images as my chosen process that challenges my mind and forces my spirit to find ways to soar.” (Barb Rehg Website)

Barbara Rehg’s art is also a journey in color, line, shape and texture. Her travels across the world serves as inspiration. During these travels she came upon objects or happenings like a chair, a wall, mist and through her process she transform them into an abstraction. 

She has been a member of the WCA and WCAGA since 2001 and is currently the Exhibit Chair on the WCAGA board. She is a valuable member of the art scene in Atlanta and is represented by Mason Murer Gallery. 

For more information, contact details and more art check out her website.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Little Red Journal - Reminder to begin creating your piece

Little Red Journal - Reminder to begin creating your piece
Remember the Little Red Journal that is making its way through various chapters? 
Summer is approaching the halfway point. Come late September our chapter will receive the Little Red Journal. 
It will be in our ‘hands’ for a month.
Atlanta: Sept 21 – Oct 22; 
Main Contact: Judy Parady, judyatjudyparady.com
Send work and images to Barb Rehg, brehgstudiosatbellsouth.net
I already have two pieces that have been completed and sent to me. So, just email me that you have completed your work and send it on to me. Please include an image with your email for our records and yours. 

Barb Rehg
407 Creekview Trail SE
Smyrna GA 30082

Our chapter is creating art for the month of August. That gives us 31 pages. 

We still have some openings for artists to participate. If you know of someone who would like to do so have them contact Barb Rehg -  email :brehgstudiosatbellsouth.net

Below are the ‘rules’ for this multi chapter project. 
At the next WCA National Conference this Journal will be brought there for all to see.
I look forward to seeing your creations.

Instructions for the Journal
  1. Topic: open to your creative inspiration - remember 2012 is WCA's 40th anniversary celebration.
  2. Artists may create 1 – 3 pieces.  If desired, more than one person can collaborate on a piece. 
  3. Artists may create separate pieces on their own and mail them to the liaison, or create pieces at a chapter meeting. 
  4. Work can be created directly on the pages of the journal or created separately and affixed to the journal. Please note that it will become increasingly difficult to create work directly on the journal, as thicker artwork will begin to fan out the pages. 
  5. Diary pages may also be altered via folding, sewing, cutting, piercing, burning, taping, etc.
  6. Artwork Size:  No more than 4 inches high x 3 inches wide x 0.25 inch thick. Smaller is good! Piece(s) must fit into page(s) of a small journal so anything larger than the defined dimensions must be trimmed down.
  7. Media: any original art – painting, collage, photo, fiber, drawing, printmaking, sculpture (flat or skinny), artist book (skinny), ceramics (flat or skinny), calligraphy, mixed media, folded paper, combined words/image. 
  8. Identify artist’s name and chapter on each page. 
  9. Adhesives: best and easiest is Scotch brand permanent double-sided tape. Glue stick for thin pieces. You can also hand-sew pieces on but that gets tricky.  
  10. Your artists do not have to wait for the journal to arrive to start working on their pieces. Getting a head-start enables artists to have more time to create pieces.
  11. Your chapter does NOT have to fill all the pages in the month. Empty pages can be shared by smaller chapters, caucuses and members-at-large.
  12. Document every art piece. Please email low-resolution images titled with chapter & artist’s name to mrpotanatyahoo.com.  You can see artwork created here: www.ncwca.org.

The 2012 July Newsletter

The 2012 July newsletter is here. 

WCAGA Reading Group meeting July 29
Date: Sunday, July 29, 2012
Time: 3:00 pm
Place: Vickie Martin’s house
RSVP (It’s helpful, but not essential.)
We eat and drink while talking, so food and beverages are always welcome.
For any questions, suggestions, comments, etc. contact:
Vickie Martin and Vicki Bethel (Maggie), Reading Group coordinators
vickiemartinartsatcomcast.net bethel.thayeratmindspring.com

WCAGA Board Meeting
The July WCAGA Board Meeting will be held Wednesday July 25, 7:00pm – 9:00pm at the
Spruill Center for the Arts, Room 4 of the Education Center
5339 Chamblee Dunwoody Road #B, Dunwoody, GA  30338-4866
All members are invited to attend.
For more information, contact Judy Parady at judyatjudyparady.com

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Members' Exhibition Listings

In Memoriam

Show Title:Gathering in Celebration of the Art of Rosemary Williams
In Memory of Rosemary Williams (the solo show she always wanted to have)
Location:Buford Public Library
Address:2100 Buford Highway Buford, GA 30518
Phone Number:(770) 982-2430
Opening/Closing Reception:Sat July 14 .2-4 pm

Her artwork will be on sale by her husband.
Show Dates:6/22-7/25
Hours:Sunday, 12 pm - 5 pm. Monday, 12 pm - 8 pm. Tuesday, 10 am - 6 pm. Wednesday, 12 pm - 8 pm. Thursday, 10 am - 3 pm. Friday, 10 am - 3 pm. Saturday, 12 - 5 pm


Curator: Marianne Lambert
Artist Website: www.swancoachhouse.com
Show Title: The Summer Swan Invitational: Contemporary Southern Pottery and Handmade Objects
Location: Swan Coach House
Address: 3130 Slaton Drive, Atlanta, GA 30305
Phone Number: 404.266.2636
Show Dates: June 7 - August 11, 2012
Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 11am - 4pm

Artist: Kathy Meliopoulos
Artist Website: www.kmeliopoulosart.net
Show Title: Sculpture by Julia Trawick Knight, Paintings by Kathy Meliopoulos
Location: the Seen Gallery
Address:415 Church St., Decatur, GA 30030
Phone Number: 404-377-0733
Opening/Closing Reception: Saurday, August 11, 2012, 7 - 10 pm
Show Dates: August 11, 2012 - September 3, 2012
Hours: T - Th 12 - 6 pm, F - Sat 12 - 7 pm, Sun 12 - 6 pm, closed M

Artist: Loretta Paraguassu
Artist Website: www.lorettaparaguassu.blogspot.com
Show Title: "Spaces"
Location: One Twelve Gallery
Address: 112 Krog St., Suite 5 Atlanta, GA 30307
Phone Number: 4006-0072
Opening Reception: August 10, 7-9 p.m.
Show Dates: Aug. 10 - Oct. 21
Hours: Tues-Fri. 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Artist: Ann Rhodes
Artist Website: www.annrhodes.com
Show Title: Gadsden Museum of Art 54th Annual Juried Exhibition
Location: Gadsden Museum of Art
Address: 515 Broad Street, Gadsden, Alabama 35901
Phone Number:256 546 7365
Opening/Closing Reception: July 14, 2012
Show Dates: July 14 - August 31, 2012
Hours: 10 - 5, Tuesday - Saturday

Artist: Flora Rosefsky
Website: www.florageart.com
Artist Talk: Atlanta Collage Society presents “Making Art Personal: The Work of Flora Rosefsky”, a talk by Flora who will be bringing examples of her collage with mixed materials work, along with her personal journals and “summer calendar” illustrations.
Location: Atlanta Artists Center
Address: 2979 Grandview Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30305
Phone Number: (404) 237-2324 RSVPs are appreciated, but not necessarily required
Date: Monday - July 30th, 7-9pm

Artist: Marie Weaver
Artist Website: www.marieweaver.com
Show Title: Five
Location: Frog Hollow (at their off-site gallery)
Address: 152 Cherry Street, Burlington, Vermont 05401
Phone Number: 802-863-6458
Opening/Closing Reception: June 28, 6 to 8 pm
Show Dates: June 28 - July 30, 2012
Hours: Thursdays–Sundays, noon-6 pm

Show Title: Flow
Location: Weave Shed Gallery at the Hambidge Center
Address: 105 Hambidge Court, Rabun Gap, GA 30568
Phone Number: 706-746-5718
Opening/Closing Reception: June 23, 6 - 9 pm
Show Dates: June 23 – September 8, 2012
Hours: Monday–Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm