Thursday, June 12, 2008

Minutes of June 11 Meeting

June 11, 2008 Meeting

(attended by Jen Hallden-Abberton, Cynthia Back, Marie Elcin, Bonnie MacAllister, Virginia Maksymowicz, Diana Riukas, Sonia Sherrod, Heather Sundquist, Michelle Wilson)

• Wilmington Take Down Report
• Art Distribution to Meeting Attendees
• WHW: SBS Report
• Recap: Moore and School District Awards
• Art for the Cash Poor
• National Announcements (Marilyn Hayes): NOW Convention, National Board Meeting
• Elections
• Strategic Planning: Calendar Brainstorming on Exhibitions/Proposals, Trips, Workshops, Other Ideas

Women Helping Women: Stitch by Stitch
June 1st - June 30th
Grace Episcopal Church-Merchantville Art & Faith Space
www.gracechurchmerchantville.com
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. Jen presented her work, and she talked about her future projects. We welcomed to our chapter! She’ll be at Art for the Cash Poor with us this weekend so please stop by and meet her and see some of her work!

School District Award: This years winner of WCA Award in the Philadelphia School District's Young Artists show is Sokrutfhyda Lay, a junior from CAPA. The piece is pastel measuring approximately 40'. The awards ceremony was Saturday, June 7 at 10:00 am in the Atrium of the School District Building on Broad just south of Spring Garden. The student could not attend because she was taking the SATs, but her art teacher accepted it for her.
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ART FOR THE CASH POOR 9
Saturday, June 14, 2008, 1-6 pm
Come rain or shine.
The Crane Arts Building
1400 N. American Street
The Women's Caucus for Art Philadelphia will have a table with literature and items (and we're selling original work, too.) We have an indoor spot so we'll be there rain or shine.
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Elections:
WE ARE STILL ACCEPTING VOLUNTEERS FOR THE OPEN COMMITTEES AND OFFICES. PLEASE SIGN UP.
Co-Presidents: Marie Elcin & Bonnie MacAllister
Treasurer: Virginia Maksymowicz
Secretary: (open)
Blog Administrator: Sonia Sherrod
Resource Chair: Qaadira Allen
Exhibitions Chair: (open) works with committee
Exhibitions Committee: (open) Michelle Wilson, Cynthia Back, Jen Hallden-Abberton
Marketing/Publicity Chair: (open)
Membership Chair: (open)
Fundraising Chair: (open)
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NATIONAL BUSINESS:
NATIONAL SUMMER BOARD MEETING IN DC
Also, please RSVP to Marilyn Hayes (National WCA President, WCA-Phila & WCA/DC member) if you'd like to attend the National WCA Summer Board Meeting. She can possibly house you or find housing. All members are welcome.
National Board Meeting is July 25, 26, and 27 in D.C.
We can pay for the $40 food fee and reimburse travel (tolls, gas) if you carpool.
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From Marilyn Hayes:
Hello everyone -
Check out this exhibit of African American women artists at the Arlington Arts Center - Faith Ringgold is a WCA Lifetime Achievement Honoree.

The National NOW conference is in Washington, DC, July
18-20, 2008. If you are coming to DC for the NOW
Conference take time to see the exhibition. You can
easily get to the Arlington Arts Center on the Metro
from the conference hotel (Hyatt Regency Bethesda, One
Bethesda Metro Center (7400 Wisconsin Ave), Bethesda,
MD 20814).

SHE’S SO ARTICULATE AT THE ARLINGTON ARTS CENTER

She's So Articulate sets out to expand how gallery-goers think about the relation of narrative to contemporary art by African-American women. The show includes selected works and room-filling installations by 11 artists: Maya Asante, Renee Cox, Stephanie Dinkins, Djakarta, Nekisha Durrett, Torkwase Dyson, Faith Ringgold, Erika Ranee, Nadine Robinson, Renee Stout, and Lauren Woods.

Reception: Friday, June 13th, 6:00 – 9:00pm
Show Dates: June 10th – July 19th, 2008

The Arlington Arts Center, 3550 Wilson Boulevard,
Arlington VA 22201
(703) 248-6800 www.arlingtonartscenter.org

Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 11:00am - 5:00pm
The Arlington Arts Center is located on the Orange
Line at Virginia Square/GMU Metro stop.

Marilyn J. Hayes
National President, The Women's Caucus for Art
Website: www.nationalwca.org
Contact: hayesarts@yahoo.com;
president@nationalwca.org
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STRATEGIC PLANNING
Exhibitions/Proposals
Trips
Workshops
Other Ideas
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We worked on the calendar for 2008-2009. It’s still evolving, but we have the following:

March 2009—“Plastic” at the Plastic Club [tentative title]
THIS IS A HISTORIC LOCATION AND A TERRIFIC OPPORTUNITY.
The group show will consist of smaller works. We have not yet set a number, but your contributions are open. All members are eligible to exhibit.

Meetings for 2008-2009 (All are at Moore College of Art and Design unless noted.)
July 9—Critique
August 13—Opportunity Meeting (bring three exhibitions, tips, possibilities to share)
September 10—NO MEETING (because of possible collaboration, September 3-7 instead, details forthcoming)
October 8—Art Share Meeting
November 12—Business Meeting
December 14—Holiday Party (at a member’s house, NOT at Moore)
Bring a small work to exchange
January 14—Presentation by Virginia Maksymowicz, “How We Survived Our IRS Audit”
February 11—Theme TBA
March 11—Theme TBA
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