Monday, April 04, 2016

March Minutes, April News

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March Minutes

Philadelphia Women’s Caucus for Art Members Meeting Minutes: 
March 30, 2016 3rd Street Gallery 45 North 2nd Street Philadelphia

Attendees: Sarah Bloom, Colleen Gahrmann, Roz Bloom, Carol Wisker, Mia Gahrmann, Jude Lang, Gaby Heit, Colleen Quinn, Trish Thompson, MaryAnn Laverty, Katherine Kurtz.

Meeting Business:
  • Meeting called to order by Sarah Bloom at 6:45
  • Introductions and attendance sign in followed by announcements: Moore College of Art hosts Film Festival, “About and by Women Artists” April 1-3.
  • Sarah Bloom will be opening speaker at the University of Pennsylvania Fox Gallery Claudia Cohen Hall, April 7th at 6pm. PRISM: An Exhibition Race Dialogue Project and Women in Art Initiative.
    • In addition, submissions for the PRISM Exhibition are still being accepted until April 3rd.(will consider date extension)
  • Reading and approval of the February 27th minutes.
  • The Red Sand Project is in process, tentative date and site May 21st, 3rd Street Gallery, consensus is this site offers greater public and increased social awareness. Twenty Red Sand Kits have been ordered and received.
    • Sarah will inquire if Dawns Place is interested in partnering with our #Red Sand action. Dawns Place is a Philadelphia based non-profit that supports and provides services to sexually exploited women.
  • Member Jude Lang has volunteered to chair the Exhibition Committee, along with Marie Weaver, Dora Fischer and Virginia Maksymowicz. Members are encouraged to consider joining this committee any amount of time offered is appreciated and needed. Plans for the Scotts Mills Exhibition, East Falls in October will be addressed.
  • Parameters for a future caucus exhibition, titled A Space Of Her Own: An Aesthetic Directory proposed by member Colleen Gahrmann, were discussed to include an association with/representation of and contact with a social, training, educational, non–profits (a hand up agency) as part of the art work submission/theme. Further discussion/refinement will ensue
  • Philadelphia Chapter will continue to award a $ 100.00 scholarship and membership into WCA to a 2017 Moore College of Art Graduate. President Sarah Bloom and 2 others will select the recipient at Moore’s student art exhibition, awards ceremony date April 27th.
  • Sarah reviewed and summarized her experience from the National Women’s Caucus Impact Convention February 2016.
  • The next meeting will be held at the Charles Santore Library, 932 South 7th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147 Saturday April 30th 10:30-12:30. Bring a friend!
  • Meeting Adjourned @ 7:45
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