Thursday, May 15, 2008

WCA Philadelphia Chapter
Minutes: May 14, 2008

We welcomed our three new members: Qadira Allen, Jen Hallden-Abberton, and Colleen McCubbin Stepanic.

Award for School District—June 7
Elections—June 11
Plastic Club Show—March 2009

Women Helping Women: Stitch by Stitch
June 1st - June 30th
Grace Episcopal Church-Merchantville Art & Faith Space
7 E Maple Ave, Merchantville, NJ 08109
Also showing Selected Photographs from Afghanistan
July 2008 has a tentative placement, more to be announced.
August 1 - August 26th
Exhibited with WCA- Florida member Betsy Bohrer (as part of a solo exhibition)
Arts on the Park Members Gallery, Upstairs Gallery, Lakeland, Florida
September 1 - September 30th
Pamplin Gallery at: Bartow Public Library
2150 South Broadway Ave., Bartow, Florida
Moore Award
We presented the $100 award + membership to Jen Hallden-Abberton

Award for School District
For a very long time, we have presented a $100 award to a high school junior woman. On June 7 (Virginia, Sonia, and Qadira are jurying), we will present this award at the School District building, 440 N. Broad Street.

Women Helping Women: Stitch By Stitch & Environmental Distress:
We discussed the success of the opening and how we were so impressed by the Wilmington Art Bus system. Members remarked on how beautiful the presentation by Sigma Alpha Iota was and how generously the gallery provided such a terrific reception.

We also discussed our frustrations and critiques. We agreed that in the future we will vote as a greater caucus on important details like the use of email addresses on the labels and we will be more specific about the physical hanging systems and details of installation. We also voted to revise the exhibition contact form.

Please see above for the continued tour of WHW:SBS. We are interested in continuing Environmental Distress or an another environmental show as a traveling exhibition.

Member Shows and News:
Marie Elcin
3rd Annual Trenton Street Arts Festival, this Saturday, May 17th, 12-5 pm
Silkscreen prints and fiber jewelry from Marie Elcin!
Trenton Street is the cobblestone road between Norris and York St, parallel to Frankford Ave, just 2 blocks away from the Berks Station on the El.

Qaadira Allen
SOFA Open Studios
Saturday and Sunday, May 17-18
Mt. Vernon Street between 19th and 21st

Virginia Maksymowicz
Structure and Metaphor
An installation
Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts
Beckler Family Members Gallery
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE
May 9-June 22
Artist reception June 6, 5-8
T, Th, F, Sa: 10-5
W, Su-12-5, closed Monday

Qaadira Allen was just named the recipient of a Leeway Foundation Art & Change Grant. Congrats! (Apply for the next cycle at

Tip Share:
The tip share was so much fun that it turned into a committee. We are now going to email our tips to Qaadira Allen, Resource Chair. Qaadira will become the keeper of “the list” and she’ll update us on the best places to get free art supplies and those resources that we will share within our chapter.

Next Month we are doing Strategic Planning.
Here’s what we’ve proposed for the upcoming year. Please email your ideas.
Artist Self Care Retreat (see attached)—led by Qaadira Allen
Tidewater Retreat (see attached)—we’d love to get a group of six or eight for this
Bartram Gardens Sketch Trip
Beach Sketch Trip
John Heinz Nature Center Sketch Trip
Where else should we go?

How to succeed during an IRS Audit—Virginia
Encaustic—Facilitator needed
Book Making-Alison Altergott
Silkscreened Monoprints—Marie
Would you like to propose and/or lead a workshop?
In which other workshops would you like to participate?
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