Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Deadline February 13

Deadline February 13, 2008:
If you will participate, please email phila_wca@yahoo.com, so we can expect your work. We still have some fabric that we can mail, but we must receive your $25 participation fee ASAP to mail fabric. Remaining fabric is available on a first come, first serve basis. You can also use your own 10 X 10 inch piece of fabric. You are not required to use ours.

Website for project:
http://www.marycrowley.com/rubia

Rubia is a project of Social & Environmental Entrepeneurs (SEE), a registered 501(c) [3], which provides non-profit status. Rubia serves women in Afghanistan, offering education, skills training and income opportunities through the promotion of their traditional handwork. Rubia is committed to building sustainable business in a fragile environment, empowering women while respecting traditional ways, reviving and preserving traditional crafts.

Exhibition: The quilted piece will be displayed during May 2008 in the Women's Caucus for Art-Philadelphia Chapter show "Women Helping Women: Stitch by Stitch" at the Redding Gallery in the Louis L. Redding City/County Building, 800 French Street, Wilmington, DE 19801. We hope to show the piece in several traveling exhibits, and we will let you know when those are announced. The completed piece will ultimately travel to Darrai Noor, Afghanistan.
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Call to All WCA Members: National Exhibition Opportunity
***Fabric pieces are due by February 13, 2008***

"Women Helping Women: Stitch by Stitch"

exhibit with Rubia http://www.rubiahandwork.org

Opens May 2, 2008-May 31, 2008

City County Building, Wilmington, DE*** (and other sites TBA)

New Rubia/WCA website is up and running! Please visit us at http://www.marycrowley.com/rubia

The WCA-Phila has fabric that we can mail you (as supplies last), or you may use your own. (Must be 10"x10")

Please observe the motifs of the Afghan women as seen on the Rubia site and create your response and interpretation of the theme through images of the poppy, the rubia logo, etc. as found on Rubia Website . We have just posted New and Additional Designs and Examples of Embroidery from our counterparts in Afghanistan.

We will use fabric artwork embroidered by the Afghan women and we add to it your pieces (quilt style) with squares created by WCA members to create an impressive larger tapestry piece.

Rubia is a project of Social & Environmental Entrepeneurs (SEE), a registered 501(c) [3], which provides non-profit status. Rubia serves women in Afghanistan, offering education, skills training and income opportunities through the promotion of their traditional handwork. Rubia is committed to building sustainable business in a fragile environment,empowering women while respecting traditional ways, reviving and preserving traditional crafts.

News of our project has reached Afghanistan, and there is much support for this collaboration.

It is our goal for this piece to travel to other chapters, to other venues, and to the original artists in Afghanistan.

(Simply print out this email and mail.)
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How to participate:

Reserve your spot! Send a check payable to "WCA-Philadelphia" for $25 (hanging/assembly fee and donation to Rubia.)

***Fabric pieces are due by February 13, 2008***

Name _______________________________________

Address______________________________________

City____________________State______Zip_________

Chapter_______________________________________

Email ________________________________________

Phone________________________________________

Website _______________________________________

Short Biography (50 words) _____________________________________________________________________

_______________________________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________________________________

I would like to receive fabric in the mail ____yes____no

I would like to help with this traveling exhibition ___yes_____no

I have a venue for the traveling exhibition ___yes, Explain ________________________________



I will contribute an image of myself with my piece for the website __________

(Email 300 dpi image to phila_wca@yahoo.com )



Additional Donations:

I would like to offer a larger donation to Rubia $____________

I would like to offer a larger donation to WCA-Phila $________

Total enclosed $_________________

Mail participation forms and submissions to:
Women’s Caucus for Art, Philadelphia Chapter
c/o Bonnie MacAllister, Co-President
339 N State Street, Philadelphia PA 19104
215.222.1758 or 215.262.9227
phila_wca@yahoo.com

http://phila-wca.blogspot.com /

http://www.inliquid.com/wca/framset.html

***Please note: City County Building show is in a federal building so religious art is prohibited. Thank you!

IMPORTANT: FINAL MAILING OF PIECE
Please mail your completed piece on or before February 13, 2008 to our Co-President:
Marie Elcin
2651 Tulip Street
Philadelphia, PA 19125

Note: be sure to leave a small border around your piece so it can be sewn to others.

If you have any questions, please be sure to email us at phila_wca@yahoo.com or call 215.222.1758. We are so pleased that you chose to participate!
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