Friday, April 10, 2009

April 2009 meeting minutes

In attendance: Bonnie MacAllister, Alison Altergott, Lori Dicola
Moore Senior Award: Marie Elcin is organizing the jurying of our annual scholarship award for a Senior artist. Jurors will meet at Moore on the afternoon on April 21st. Please contact to coordinate times. We hope that all of you will attend the presentation at the Senior Show on Wednesday, April 22nd at 5:30 p.m. Bonnie and Marie will be in attendance, and we would love to see you there! There is a terrific buffet and open bar. We'll take photographs with the awardee and present her with letter. The awardee will be invited to the May meeting to receive her check.

Networking Day (WCA-DC Chapter): "STEPPING INTO TECHNOLOGY"May 30th, 2009 9:30 am to 3:00 pm Location: The Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Arts Center, Montgomery College School of Art + Design, 930 King Street Silver Spring , MD 20910 Join us for Networking Day 2009! A day of educational speakers, networking, and sharing your art. The WCA-Philadelphia presentation will be "Social Networking for Artists: Navigating 2.0 Sites." It will include ning sites, Facebook, Irving Sandler Database for Artists, and other essentials for the 21st Century Artist. A brief tutorial of how to build free Google blogs and websites will also be included. (If you would like to present these topics with Bonnie MacAllister, please let us know, and we will get your name on the WCA-DC program.) Sign up to carpool by emailing . Bonnie has room for three more in her car (two more if Alison decides to come.) We can always add a second or third car if we have drivers! We reimburse gas and tolls.--

Upcoming Shows:
"Girls Gotta Run," Holy Family University, October 2-30, 2009. Open to all members in good standing (2009 dues paid). Members will exhibit work to the theme of motion, speed, or running. Exhibit sale benefits Ethiopian girls' teams. Members can decide to donate entire piece or portion of sales to the charity. The show will also be flanked by images of the team in Ethiopia. GGRF has new photos of and updates on the girls on their growing teams, Team Tesfa ( and the Simien Girl Runners( if you are interested in learning more. As you know, the Foundation provides money for athletic shoes, clothing, food and coaches' salaries in order to help girls continue to train and to stay in school. This helps them avoid thepossibility of being forced into early marriage, with its potentially life threatening consequences of too early childbirth and/or vaginal fistula...or worse. For fuller information on the problems faced by many Ethiopian girls, you can read Emily Wax's article (Facing Servitude, Ethiopian Girls Run for a Better Life), downloadable from the Girls Gotta Run website homepage (

FROM MEMBERSHIP Stay in good standing for 2009 shows. Nationals just issued a reminder that you must pay in April 2009 to stay current. You can mail to Virginia Maksymowicz, our treasurer: email her for address: (Checks made payable to WCA-Philadelphia or Women's Caucus for Art Philadelphia--NOT to Virginia) To download the form, visit

Strategic Planning Items from the Meeting (actions req'd)
TRIPS (What trips would you like to add to this list?)
1. Beach trip for sketching
2. Delaware Art Museum

WORKSHOPS (Which workshops would you like to add to this list for 2009-2010? Either to request or to facilitate?)
1. Book Arts--Alison (facilitate)
2. Silkscreen
3. Zine Workshop
4. Fiber Arts
5. Encaustic
6. Social Networking 2.0 (Bonnie)

EVENTS (2009-2010--please add to this list)
Open screening of New Media/Video from Plastic Club/Slide Share One day Symposium (art history, activism--perhaps in conjunction with GGR show--Pam???)

We look forward to seeing you at Moore on April 22nd for the Senior Show and at the next meeting on Wednesday, May 13th at 7:00 p.m. We do hope you'll join our Networking Day caravan!
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