Wednesday, May 19, 2010

May 12 Meeting Minutes

Upcoming Dates to Remember:

Arise Academy Book Collaboration Workshop:
Final Workshop
Tuesday, May 25th from 3-6pm., 2nd workshop with girls at Arise Academy

NETWORKING DAY 2010: Women Representing Ourselves
Saturday May 22, 2010 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Montgomery College
The Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz
Foundation Arts Center
930 King Street
Silver Spring, MD 20910

$30 for Adults
$20 for Students
Ellouise Schottler gives a presentation entitled "Pushing Boundaries" about moving to DC and trying to pass the Equal Rights Amendment
Women’s Caucus for Art Philadelphia Chapter members speak on International Exhibits and Activism
Cherie M. Redlinger demonstrates How to Photograph Your Artwork Professionally (For the Artist)
Registration & Coffee: 9:30 –10:00 a.m.
Presentations: 10:00 –12:30
Networking/Lunch/Photo Demonstration/Art Share: 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Our very own Philadelphia Chapter members Alison Altergott and Bonnie MacAllister will be speaking.
Please RSVP to if you plan on attending Networking Day.

WCA Strategic Planning Meeting:
All are welcome to join the Strategic Planning Meeting at Virginia’s house, 3719 Lancaster Avenue, on June 13th at 1pm. We will be discussing upcoming exhibits and opportunities. The more the merrier as we will be interested in ideas for 2011! This meeting will be a potluck lunch.

Upcoming Exhibits/Opportunities:

Fringe Festival Demonstration and Exhibition:
For the upcoming Fringe Festival, The Philadelphia Chapter of WCA is forming our own version of "A Place at the Table" by Judy Chicago. Chairs will be artistically decorated/altered including statistical information on women’s placement in our society on Wednesday, August 8th at the member meeting at Moore College of Art and then used during the Fringe Festival in Old City on September 3rd to support women in the arts as a silent demonstration. Following the Fringe demonstration, the chairs will be housed at the Blackbox at the Adrienne Theatre for a run of September 13-20. There is also the opportunity for chapter members to exhibit other work at the theatre through Green Light Arts. The chairs will form part of the set of "The Waiting Room" which will be a Judy Chicago/Miriam Shapiro "Womanhouse" style installation featuring live arts performances each night.

If you are interesting in participating in the demonstration and exhibition, please email us at and specify your availability and the level in which you wish to contribute, i.e. – will you be present at the August meeting or Fringe? Do you have a chair available? Do you wish to make a chair from scratch instead of altering one? The demonstration will be most effective if we can get as many members involved as possible.

Member News:
Alison Altergott - represented the Women's Caucus for Art at Ni Una Mas ArtMarch at Drexel University on May 15th, 2010.
Ellen Bonett – “REDefined” at The Midwives Collective Gallery from June 11-July 2, Opening Reception June 11th from 6-10pm.
Marie Elcin – “Text/Textile” at Some Things Looming in Reading, PA from May 9-June 13
Virginia Maksymowicz – “Constructed Visions” at the Woodmere Art Museum from May 15-August 22, Opening Reception on Saturday, June 12th from 5-7pm. Also Virginia represented the Women's Caucus for Art at Ni Una Mas ArtMarch at Drexel University on May 15th, 2010.
Bonnie MacAllister – New Light Play at the Adrienne Theatre opening the week of June 20 at the Adrienne Theatre. Also, Bonnie is organizing a solo show at GERM Bookstore in Fishtown on Coptic Mysticism in Ethiopia – dates to be announced. Bonnie also represented the Women's Caucus for Art at Ni Una Mas ArtMarch at Drexel University on May 15th, 2010.

Information Requests:

Girls Gotta Run Foundation
We are asking you to write a quick review so that Girls Gotta Run Foundation can receive a grant:
It will not take more than three-five minutes. What matters most that you give them five stars! Remember that you know four athletes who will benefit directly from your time!

Young Women’s Caucus for Art
The YWCA is looking for ideas for the New York Conference in February 2011. They are looking for a theme for a Flash Mob in New York. Please email if you have something to contribute. Thank you for your help!

WCA Elections:
Elections for 2011 are quickly approaching. If you are interested in nominating yourself for one of the following positions, sned an email to the

The positions include:
- Treasurer (currently Virginia Maksymowicz)
- Secretary (Currently Ellen Bonett)
- Membership Coordinator (Currently Ellen Bonett)
- Exhibitions Coordinator (Currently available)
- President (Currently Marie Elcin and Alison Altergott)

Irving Sandler Database:
A few reminders about the Artists File:
If you are a new member of the WCA, one of your benefits is to join the Irving Sandler Database – an artist file online. Please go to the following website and once completed, email us at so we can update our blog with your file.
To access the Irving Sandler Database go to: Once you have uploaded at least 2 artwork images to your page, the Artists File Coordinator will briefly review and publish your portfolio. Please allow 1 - 2 weeks for this process.

- As a renewing member: It is important that you keep your contact information up-to-date, particularly your email as this is the primary method by which curators will get in touch with you! You can log-in to your Artists File at any time to update your contact information. (

- We recommend you update your Artists File Online portfolio regularly. Please note that if you have not updated your portfolio page in 2 years, you will be automatically removed from the database. You will receive a warning email a month before this happens. .

If you are having trouble or have questions about the Artists File, please visit the Frequently Asked Questions page first. (
If you still have a question you may email the Artists File Coordinator at or call the Artists File between 10am - 6pm on Fridays and Saturdays at 212-226-3970 ext. 308.
Thank you for your participation, and we’ll see you online!

The Women's Caucus for Art, Philadelphia Chapter (Girls Gotta Run Foundation) (Collaborative Project with Rubia)
A Partner of Inliquid

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