Monday, January 17, 2011

WCA January Meeting Minutes

image courtesy of Pamela Flynn "Tsunami" which will be in the WOMEN AND WATER exhibit.

There will be no February WCA Philadelphia Chapter Meeting, instead we want to encourage our members to attend the National Conference this year in NYC. Information and schedule are available at the link above.

We would also like to draw your attention to the Young Woman's Caucus - What Women Want at the Raandesk Gallery in NYC during the National Conference on Thursday 2/10/11 from 7-9 PM hosted by our very own member Bonnie MacAllister. Click here to RSVP on Facebook and for the full event listing here.


Women and Water at the International House
March 9th-30th
*Opening Reception March 16th
Drop off is March 6th at Bonnie's house
or at the hanging on March 8th at the International House

Contact fellow member Bonnie with desire to participate, images and if you have any questions about this exhibit:

You must be a current WCA Philadelphia Chapter member to participate.

Renew your membership now at the following link:

Women and Water Sponsored by:
University of Pennsylvania
Women's Center
South Asia Center
Middle East Center
United Nations Association of Greater Philadelphia
Women's Campaign International
Philadephia Global Water Initiative
Engineers Without Borders


The Midwives Collective is sponsoring a juried show called PENDULUM. Details are available via the following link:
If you have any questions, contact fellow WCA member and Midwives Collective Member Ellen Bonett at

The Midwives Collective is also sponsoring a Family Fun Valentine's Day Card Workshop. For more information see:



Congratulations to the members of the WCA Philadelphia Chapter (Ellen Bonett, Bonnie MacAllister, Ruth Schanbacher and Michelle Wilson) who participated in the Traveling Journal Project in cooperation with the Young Women's Caucus for Arts, the journals have made it to their first stop at Finlandia University in Hancock, Michigan. For more details like exhibition dates and photos, see the following links: and the project:

all images courtesy of Michelle Wilson who was our originator and binder.

A Look Ahead - Future WCA Philadelphia Chapter Meetings:

February: No Meeting, WCA National Conference in New York February 10th - 14th

March 9th: Artists Mixer with WCA Philadelphia Chapter, Handmade Philly and The Midwives Collective bring food and drink and participate in making artist trading cards. Also invite fellow artist friends!

April 13th: Art Share! Bring up to three works of your own creative artworks to discuss.

May: Awards to Moore College and PA School District. Date and Time to be announced.

June: Possibility for an art retreat, keep an eye on your inbox for further details.

*We also have ideas stewing for an event hosted by Adventureland Daycamp.

The Women's Caucus for Art is always looking for new ideas for member meetings and day trips as well as future exhibitions and projects. If you have a passion for a particular subject, information you would like to divulge to the group as a lecture or a process you would like to teach whehter to the WCA or to the local community, please email us at We look forward to hearing your voice.

Feminist Journal for your Reference:


Click here to learn about RUTH SCHANBACHER
To find out more, check the Upcoming Exhibits and Performances page at

**Ruth is also starting her own theater group called ZigZag. She is currently looking for members to discuss possible ideas for meetings, outings and even a presence at Fringe Festival! If you are interested please email her at:

If you would like to be featured as the Member Artist of the Month, email

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!

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