Tuesday, August 12, 2014


WCAGA Board Report

August 11, 2014

Sally Wansboro Eppstein was elected by the board to be vice president. This fills an important board position that has been vacant since January. Kate Colpitts, former vice president, became president in January when then-president Judy Parady left the position before the end of her term due to family issues.

We also now have a new co-treasurer. In the spring, Donna Horn agreed to share treasury duties with Ann Rowles. This was approved by the board.


The WCAGA Members’ Show, “Layers”, opens at Georgia Perimeter College on September 11. There will be a catered reception.

On August 2, a WCAGA pin-up exhibition of work from various drawing marathons at UpStairs [ArtSpace] in Tryon, NC opened. Barb Rehg also has a solo show at the same gallery and attended the opening which she said was very well received. Our drawing marathons have inspired the artists in the Tryon area, spearheaded by WCAGA member Linda Hutchins, to hold a drawing marathon in Tryon.

Draw 4 Days

Our most ambitious drawing marathon will happen August 18–23. Over 14 WCAGA member artists have signed up for space to draw for 4 consecutive days at the Further Polycontemporary Gallery at TULA Art Center on Bennett Street. Some artists have arranged to share their space with another artist or a small group. If you have not previously signed up for a space, please drop by and see what’s happening. There will be a small space for drop-ins to work as well as a chalkboard area for one-day drawings! Feel free to Instagram it, blog about it, post a note on Twitter, and comment on WCAGA’s FaceBook page.


Please come to the opening reception and see the results of a week of drawing in public. The opening will be 6:00–9:00 pm on Friday, August 22.

Artists Discussions—

There will be a discussion with the participating artists on Saturday, August 23 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm.
If you’re interested in knowing more about any of these or other WCAGA topics, feel free to contact Kate Colpitts, klfrost@aol.com.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Draw 4 Days

WCAGA and Further Poly Contemporary Gallery Present 
Draw 4 Days
Place: Further Poly Contemporary Gallery at MOCA GA /Tula Art Complex
on Bennett Street
Dates: August 18 to August 23
Closing Reception: August 22, 2014 - 6 to 9pm
Artists Discussion - August 23, 2014 - 2 to 4pm
For the last three years the Women’s Caucus for Art of GA has had an ongoing Drawing Marathon Program meant to be a respite from demands of an individual’s own art process. The artists gather at one another’s studios and spend the day drawing; however they wish, whatever they want and with materials of their own choosing. The purpose: to return to a simpler process and just allow the experience to generate ideas, release oneself from restrictions of ongoing work and enjoy the company of other artists while doing so. 
Beginning August 18, WCAGA members will participate in a four day drawing marathon
at Paul Light Jr.’s Further Poly Contemporary Gallery, located on Bennett Street in the MOCA/Tula Art Complex. Further Poly Contemporary maintains a commitment to a unique and eclectic program. Working with emerging, mid-career and established artists, Further is an ever-evolving context for exhibitions,  lectures, gatherings, and informative presentations that enrich the community's relationship to the arts. 
Over the years there have been dozens of formats for Drawing Marathons. Presently, MOCA GA has a dynamic, ongoing Drawing Program, directed by Angus Galloway, that celebrates the many aspects of the drawing process. www.mocaga.org

While that is an ongoing program, WCAGA’s Draw 4 Days is meant to be a one week program that has multiple purposes. Foremost: to bring a fundamental (not necessarily simple) art process to the viewer as it unfolds. Additionally, we want this to be an education and a celebration of a process that humans have engaged in for thousands of years. Drawing has many uses. It can be a way to journal about ideas of concept, methods of construction and solutions to problems or simply the end goal. 
Our format for this Drawing Marathon: Each day, images of the work in progress will be posted on WCAGA’s Facebook page. Writers, artists and the public will be encouraged to blog and visit. Engaging the artists in dialogue is encouraged.
On August 22, WCAGA will have a closing reception to unveil the results of our Draw 4 Days journey and on Saturday the 23rd, we will have our exhibit open and the artists will be present to discuss the process, concept and reason for participation. We hope you will join us, on line and in the space.