Sunday, January 27, 2013

Crossing Into Abstraction--call for art

Crossing Into Abstraction
Our next WCAGA Member Exhibit Opportunity
Exhibit dates: March 5 - May 3, 2013


Crossing into Abstraction
abstraction |abˈstrakSHəәn|
1 the quality of dealing with ideas rather than events: topics will vary in degrees of abstraction. • something that exists only as an idea: the question can no longer be treated only representationally. 2 freedom from representational qualities in art: geometric and organic imagery
• an abstract work of art.
3 a state of preoccupation: it’s what happens with artists when they are working.
4 the process of considering something independently of its associations, attributes, or concrete accompaniments: giving objects the power to represent more than its reality.
5 the process of removing something, deleting non essentials, like form, lines, color that tell our eyes it is something from the real world
6 Why? the question that invariably arises. (see #1)
ORIGIN late Middle English: from Latin verb abstrahere ‘draw away’ (see abstract) .

Exhibit Dates: March 5 - May 3, 2013
Submission Deadline: Friday, February 18, 2013
Image notification: February 19, 2013
Hand Deliver Work: Sunday, March 4, 2013 – 10 to noon
Artists Reception: TBA - 6 to 8pm
Show Closes: May 3, 2013
Pick up Work: May 4, 2013 - 10 to 12 noon

General Information
This exhibit is open to all WCAGA members in good standing. It will be held in the Jim Cherry Resource Center Gallery at Georgia Perimeter College in Clarkston GA. Work accepted must remain on view for the entire exhibition. This show is open to the first 35 applications submitted.


Sunday, January 20, 2013

Upcoming Events

January ArtShare: Time: January 27, 2013 from 3pm to 5pm.
Art Share: members bring a piece of work to share in a critique style format with other artist members. Beverages provided by WCAGA, you may bring a snack to share.

Carolee Schneemann: Taking Matters Into Our Own Hands: Rose English, Rose Finn-Kelcey, Alexis Hunter, Carolee Schneemann
January 23-March 8, 2013 | 10:00 am-6:00 pm
Richard Saltoun Gallery
111 Great Titchfield Street,, London, England W1W 6RY

Lifetime Award--Proclamation
February 4, 1pm. Atlanta City Council meeting. 

Tina Dunkley the Director of Clark University Galleries is one of the women receiving the WCA Lifetime Award for 2013. National WCA has contacted the City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs about the award, and Tina will be receiving a proclamation at the Atlanta City Council Meeting on February 4 at 1 pm. Ann Rowles will be present to make brief remarks about this award, WCA and Tina Dunkley.

 JWAN DIASPORA show Artist ReceptionDIASPORA, Time: 

February 16, 2013 from 6pm to 8pm
Location: New Century Artists Gallery

February 5 -February 16, 2013, New Century Artists Gallery, 530 W.25th St. Suite 406,(between 10th and 11th Ave. in the heart of Chelsea) New York, NY 10001. 212-367-7072Juror: Laura Kruger, curator at Hebrew Union College Museum. Artists Reception, February 16, 2013 6-8 pm. Gallery hours: Tues. through Sat. 11am-6pm. Show sponsored by Jewish Women's Artist Network (JWAN() a group within the Women's Caucus for Art (WCA). According to the prospectus, diaspora is a scattering, a dispersion, a migration, a loss of homeland. Artists were asked to create original works that examined what it meant to be separated from your roots, your center, your power, your ancestors, your community, your culture, your land, your home, your people - real or imagined, physical or metaphorical. Is repatriation or reconciliation possible? Desired? Wide interpretations were encouraged.

(image: DISENTANGLED no.1 - collage, photograph cutouts) by Flora Rosefsky. One of the works selected for DISAPORA. Catalog available.

Members of WCAGA, add your events on the WCAGA Events Page after signing in.

Friday, January 18, 2013

How To Questions relating to WCAGA Website

 1. How to Join the WCAGA.
Our diverse membership includes sculptors, painters, photographers, art historian, educators as well as supporters of the arts. All member are encourages to participate in meetings, programs, exhibitions, and workshops. Members are encouraged to work on a committee of their choice or help with special events.
To become a member or to renew a membership, simply complete the WCAGA Membership Form( this you can find on the membership page), make a check payable to WCAGA and send to Post Office Box 8033, Atlanta, GA 31106. If you are unable to view the pdf. file, please contact us at to request a form or contact  Marjorie Jordan, Membership Chair.
You can click the Subscribe button on our WCAGA Website and follow the instruction to pay the Yearly members Fee.

After completing above steps you can sign up on the WCAGA Website.

2. How to Sign Up on the WCAGA Website.
Click on the words Sign Up. You can find this either in the top left corner or in the left top box under the Logo.
You will now see a box with space where you can put your email in and create a password. Do not click on create a new account. If you find it difficult to type the CAPTCHA click on the little circle arrows above the little speaker until you see words you can recognize. Or ask a friend to help.
Click Sign Up and you will be directed to a box where you can fill in your name and upload a photo. click JOIN.
After confirming your e-mail address and approval of the board you will then be able to use the website and page.

3. How to add events.
To add events you have to sign in.The first way to add an event is to go MY PAGE then click on the word Events under your profile picture. Click on the +ADD link in the right corner and fill out the form. The second way to add events is to go to the EVENTS page and click on the +ADD link in the right corner.

4. How to to share and post.
You have to sign in. Go to MY PAGE. Look for the words LATEST ACTIVITY. If you want to share a status, click on Share. If you to share a blog post, click on Blog Post. To add and event click on  Event and to add photos click on Photos.
To change the layout of MY PAGE. Drag the boxed around until you are happy. You will see a little cross arrow drag icon.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Women Enchanting the Muses at the Clark Atlanta University Art Gallery

Selections From The Cochran Collection”
Jan. 15-April 30, 2013

 Reception Sunday, Jan. 20, 2-5 p.m.
ATLANTA (Jan. 8, 2013) -- Clark Atlanta University (CAU) Art Galleries present “Women Enchanting the Muses: Selections From The Cochran Collection,” an exhibition opening Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2013, in Trevor Arnett Hall on the university’s main campus, 223 James P. Brawley Dr., S.W., in Atlanta.  The exhibition is free and open to the public and runs through April 30.  Gallery hours are from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday – Friday.
       “Women Enchanting the Muses” continues CAU’s celebration of the 60th anniversary of the unveiling of the “Art of the Negro” mural series by Hale Woodruff.

Women Enchanting the Muses, Co-curated by CAU Art Galleries director Tina Dunkley and CAU art professor Christopher Hickey, the exhibition comprises 40 selections from the collection of works on paper by African-American women artists from the extensive American art collection of Wesley and Missy Cochran in LaGrange, Ga.  There is a broad and enlightening range of prints, drawings, collages and paintings by Faith Ringgold, Rochelle Puryear, Maren Hassinger, Selma Burke, Betye Saar, Margo Humphrey, Valerie Maynard, and many others.
 Complementing this exhibition are portraits of several of the acclaimed female artists featured in a recast of Woodruff’s all-male assembly in “Panel 6: Muses.” The 8ft. x 8 ft. oil pastel mural was created by CAU students in Drawing Class CART 204, under the direction of Hickey.  The class project was inspired by a recurring public query as to why Hale Woodruff did not include women artists when he painted the series in 1950-51.Fondly described as “unsung heroes” and “pioneering art collectors from the Deep South,” the Cochrans have amassed a major collection of 20th century masters.  Central to the Cochrans’ mission is making the art of eminent and obscure artists accessible to all populations.  Their collection includes works by Jacob Lawrence, Andy Warhol, Pablo Picasso, Elizabeth Catlett, Romare Bearden, Marc Chagall, Salvador Dali, Hale Woodruff, James Rosenquist, Alexander Calder, Jim Dine, Jasper Johns, Joan Miro, William H. Johnson, Willem De Kooning, George Segal, Helen Frankenthaler, Louise Nevelson, Robert Rauchenberg, Camille Billops, John Biggers, Mildred Thompson, and regional artists such as Freddie Styles and Leo Twiggs.
 The Cochrans will discuss the development of their remarkable collection at 3 p.m. during the Sunday, Jan. 20, reception.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Material Witness--A national call for art

created by womenWCA of Georgia and Agnes Scott College

A national call for art created by WOMEN
Exhibition Calendar
March 15, 2013                               Mailed submission postmark deadline
April 1, 2013                                    Submission deadline via CaFE
September 26, 2013                       Exhibition opens at Agnes Scott College, Dalton Gallery / reception
November 15, 2013                         Exhibition closes
Exhibition The exhibition Material Witness seeks to broadly represent artwork defining our time.  Organized by the Georgia chapter of the Women’s Caucus for Art in collaboration with Agnes Scott College, the exhibit will present the perspective of women artists from across the United States working in a variety of media. Through their art they process the world around them, their work becoming a document of these times.
Eligibility Open to all self-identified women who are 18 years of age or older living in the United States. All work must be original and completed in the past three years. It is the juror’s discretion to choose single or multiple works from each artist’s submission.
Media To support the focus and breadth of the theme Material Witness, all media will be considered including, but not limited to two or three-dimensional works, video, installation, and performance.
Catalogue A full color catalogue of the exhibition will be printed. Each accepted artist will receive one complimentary copy; additional copies will be available for purchase. An online exhibit of the accepted works will be featured on the website for one year following the opening of the exhibit.
Awards $1500 in cash prizes, as chosen by the jurors, will be awarded during the exhibitions opening reception: First prize, $750, second prize, $500, third prize $250.
Sales Inquiries will be directed to the artist.
Contact All communications will be by email. Questions may be directed to
Jurors-A panel of three prominent women in the arts will curate the exhibit.

artist and curator, Lisa Alembik

artist and educator, Lynn Marshall-Linnemeier

gallery owner, Marcia Wood
Entry Fee Each artist may submit 3 images for a non-refundable fee of $30 for WCA members, $40 for non-members. Each additional image, including detail images, are for a non-refundable fee of $5 each, limit 6 images total. The entry fee does not cover shipping expenses. Credit cards are accepted via online submission only. Checks or money orders should be made payable to Women’s Caucus for Art of Georgia. WCA members must use a discount code at the online (CaFE) checkout to qualify for the $30 entry fee.  Email to: with your membership number to obtain the code.
You may join the Women’s Caucus for Art / Georgia on our website
Agreement Submission of an entry to WCAGA constitutes an agreement on the part of the entrant to all the conditions set forth in this prospectus. WCAGA reserves the right to reproduce accepted entries for publicity purposes. Accepted work that differs from the digital juried image may be excluded from the exhibition. Please do not send images that contain borders or text that is not part of the original work.
Online Submissions Digital submissions, and entry fees are accepted via CaFE’ (Call for Entry) at  There is no additional fee to use the CaFE online application system. File formatting info is available on the CaFE website. Applications must be received by Midnight April 1, 2013. (MST)
Mailed Image Submissions Submissions must be postmarked by March 15, 2013. Submissions postmarked after this time will not be considered. Artwork must be submitted in digital format. CD’s will not be returned, therefore original files should not be sent. Clearly label discs with artist’s full name and email address.
IMAGE FORMAT: Artists must submit digital entries in JPEG format on CD only. Image files should be labeled with the artist’s three initials followed by the corresponding entry number. Example: jlp1.jpg. Images should be oriented correctly, the pixel size approximately 1500 x 2100 with images no larger than 10 Mb, 300ppi. Detail images must include the word Detail in the file name. Example: jlp2detail.jpg.
VIDEO FORMAT: Original video can be any length. Entries need to be a sample that is 3 minutes or less saved in .mov  format that is a maximum of 720 ppi.
STATEMENT: Please include a text document not exceeding 250 words. Label the file with your three initials and TEXT. Example: jlpTEXT.doc. Artist statement may be read to the jurors, and will be available in the gallery for all selected artists.
Please mail submissions to: Leah Owenby, Art Department, Agnes Scott College, 141 East College Avenue  Decatur, GA 30030
Questions may be directed to:

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Let's get to know our Members--Ashley L. Schick

Post/Card work of Ashley L. Schick
Today it is my privilege to introduce our next WCAGA member,  Ashley L. Schick

She is an young but accomplished artist that works with paper and textiles. She is entering her last year of residency as one of The Creative Project "Artists-in-Studio" winners. Her work examines stories. Stories, told in her family but stories that have universal (United States of America) tone and meaning. Embroidery, book and print making create a necessity of a deep personal engagement. Inherent in her work is the Question and Answer of how the telling and retelling helps to from an individual.

In the last 8 years Ashley L. Schick accumulated a first-class art carreer from  a SCAD Honors Scholarship to Purchase Prize. Her work was published in "Artbound", "First Impressions", the "G.W. Review 28" and in 2012 "The Process of Printing with Ashley Schick".   Hor more of her achiements have a look at her Resume.

Violet Rust (collagraph) work of Ashley L. Schick
Suspend, Forget, Maintain work of Ashley L. Schick

She is the co-founder of Straw Hat Press. This company is situated at The Goat Farm. They strive to help artists turn their concepts and images into printmaking.

See more of her work and happenings as well as contact details in her Website.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

January Newsletter

The JANUARY 2013 Newsletter Is here!

2013 is the year for the WCAGA National  Juried Exhibition, "Material Witness". Submissions for this show will begin on January 7, 2013. The Exhibit will open on September 26, 2013 at the Dalton Gallery of Agnes Scott College, Decatur, GA. The Prospectus will be available on

The WCAGA Reading Group will meet on January 13, 2013 at 3pm. The location is Vickie Martin's House. The book to read is " Frida's Bed" by Slavenka Drakulic.