Sunday, May 17, 2009

Minutes of May 13, 2009 Meeting

In attendance:
Nir Saar, Gina D’Emilio, Michelle Wilson, Marie Elcin, Timothea Canny, Bonnie MacAllister

Networking Day is Saturday, 9:30 - 3:00. Bonnie MacAllister is speaking about Social Networking for Artists, and she is happy to carpool with you. Contact Bonnie via email macallister.bonnie@gmail.com or 215.262.9227. WCA/DC's Annual Networking Day
features Susan Fisher Sterling, Director of National Museum of Women in the Arts. The theme is Art, Women, and Technology. See below for event detail:

May 30th, 2009 9:30 am to 3:00 pm
Program/Event at Montgomery College The Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Arts Center, 930 King Street, Silver Spring, MD 20910
Reception: May 30th, 2009 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Contact Phone: (301) 320-1156
Event Description
Art Women & Technology
Keynote Speaker: Susan Fisher Sterling, Director of the National Museum of Women in the Arts
Learn about Women in the Arts & Blogs, Facebook, and Websites
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We presented the Moore Award to Timothea Canny who discussed her work and process. She majored in Textile Design and created a complex and beautiful installation for her senior thesis project. To see images of Timothea’s work, please visit our Facebook site, http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=519452990&ref=ts.
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While you’re there, become a fan of our Facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/pages/Womens-Caucus-for-Art-Philadelphia-Chapter/10298402436?ref=ts.
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Non-profit founder, Nir Saar presented an opportunity for exhibition in an auction:
“I am the founder of a non profit that offers at-risk youth the opportunity to engage in service-learning experiences in their community. They dedicate hours each week to tutoring homeless students, doing clean up projects, etc., and use their experiences to inspire others within their communities to also engage in service work. I wanted to drop a line and see if you'd be interested in contributing a piece (or a couple pieces) to our art show.

We are having an art show at North Bowl on June 19th from 5-8, where we will be showcasing student work alongside professional art work and auctioning the pieces to help support the expansion of this new non profit. The theme we came up with is "Our City, Our People". I think people would be really excited about your work. Would you be at all interested in contributing a piece or two to the show? “

Drop off is June 10, 2009 at Moore during our 7-8 p.m. meeting if members would like to participate. For 3D work, please contact Nir in advance. For further questions, contact Nir at nsaar@stay-true.org.
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We met new member, Gina D’Emilio whose work we are looking forward to seeing soon! Check out her Irving Sandler site: http://afonline.artistsspace.org/view_artist.php?aid=8569

We encourage all of our new members to set up their Irving Sandler sites so that we can feature them on our blog and curate shows to include your artwork. If you need directions to set up the site, please email phila_wca@yahoo.com.

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The August meeting will be a critique.
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We will continue to prepare for the members show and Girls Gotta Run benefit at Holy Family University. All members are eligible to exhibit work on bodies, running, or motion.

The Girls Gotta Run Foundation (GGRF) is a volunteer organization founded in 2006 to raise money to provide support for impoverished Ethiopian girls who are training to be runners. Training to be athletes allows them to stay in school, avoid early marriage, and gain personal independence. Besides athletic shoes, GGRF provides money for training clothes, extra food ("calorie money"), coach subsidies, and other training-related expenses.

For more information, please visit the website www.girlsgottarun.org.
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At our meeting, we also discussed Moore’s decision to eliminate the Textile Design major, a major upon which the school was founded. This decision was both shocking and extremely relevant to our new and existing membership. We do hope that you will keep us apprised of news on this issue.

If you would like to contact the board or Happy Fernadez, President of the college, the following contact list has been circulated:
http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=85717735740&ref=mf

Here is a link to the Facebook group organizing to save the major:
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=74687297985&ref=mf
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Welcome to our new members:
Patricia Cudd
Lori Dicola
Jacqueline Jrolf
Ellie Brown
Toni Nash
Jacqueline Jrolf
Gina D’Emilio

We look forward to seeing your Irving Sandler Artist Sites!
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Next meeting is June 10, 2009 at 7 p.m. at Moore College of Art and Design in the Sarah Peter Cafeteria. Please bring all donations for the Stay-True fundraiser.
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ACTIONS REQUIRED
We are currently seeking new officer nominations:

Currently we have the following:
Co-President Marie Elcin
Co-President OPEN
Secretary Bonnie MacAllister
Treasurer Virginia Maksymowicz

You may also volunteer for the following chairs and committees:
Exhibitions Committee/CHAIR
Membership and Publicity Committee/CHAIR
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