Monday, January 09, 2017

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Dear Members,                                                                                        January 2017

Happy New Year! Winter is in full effect and it is time for us to do the same. Our next meeting will be

Thursday evening, February 2nd
Da Vinci Art Alliance
704 Catherine St.
Philadelphia, Pa.

We will have lots to discuss. I have not forgotten about the DivaNation collaboration, we may have to give ourselves a little more time is all. Meanwhile, please see our call for art below and get excited to create and spread the word!

Sarah R. Bloom
President, WCA Philadelphia Chapter
Where to park (aside from street parking)?
Municipal Parking Lot (Free) 719-35 Christian Street
Municipal Parking Lot (Free)  738-48 South 7th Street
Municipal Parking Lot (Free) S. 11th Street between Catharine and Fitzwater
Municipal Parking Lot (Free)  East Passyunk and Montrose Street
Patriot Parking Inc. 616 South 7th Street
Central Parking System 516 South Street

Member Call For Art

WCA Philadelphia presents:
April 2nd - 29th
Entry Deadline: February 27th
“There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice,
but there must never be a time when we fail to protest." -Elie Wiesel
Artists have always been interested in creating work, in all media, that addresses the social, political, and environmental issues of their times. A society’s artists are often the first to confront the biggest challenges facing its citizens, often through provocative means. Artists are invited to submit work that addresses injustice from any time period. The artwork may also point to the broader theme of art and injustice, by focusing on a particular artist or movement.
The Women's Caucus for Art, Philadelphia Chapter (WCA) is pleased to announce an open call to all WCA Northeast Region Members and Non-Members (WCA chapters are listed as NH, Central Mass., Boston, NYC, Philadelphia). All media considered.
JUROR Mary Salvante has been working in the visual arts for over 20 years as a curator and arts administrator with a focus on visual art program development and planning of trans-disciplinary curatorial projects, public art installation programs, and artist in residence programs. Successful projects include her NEA award winning work as founding director of the environmental art program at The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education. Now in its fifteenth year, the program was the first of its kind in Philadelphia and introduced ecological art installations and artist in residence programs to the public. Established funding with the NEA, William Penn, PA Council on the Arts, and Mid Atlantic Arts foundations. As Gallery Director at Rowan University, Mary has transitioned the Rowan University Art Gallery from a locally focused program to one now with regional impact through the curation of innovative contemporary art exhibitions resulting in Citation of Excellence Awards from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.

  • Open to all WCA Northeast Region Members and Non-Members (NH, Central Mass., Boston, NYC, Philadelphia)
  • Original artwork completed in the last two years
  • All media considered
  • Images must be submitted by FEBRUARY 27th
  • Notification of acceptances delivered by MARCH 13th. Instructions in email for delivery
  • Delivery of accepted work:
  • Hand delivery Friday March 31 6-8pm; Saturday April 1 9am-11pm
    • Shipped work must be received NO LATER than Friday March 31
  • Opening reception Sunday April 2nd 4-7pm
  • Pick up of work:
    • Saturday April 29th 5-8pm; Sunday April 30th 10am-12pm
Philadelphia WCA is responsible for all press releases, listings, price lists, and gallery labels. Your participation is permission to include images of artwork in promotion. Artwork will be handled with great care, but Philadelphia WCA is not responsible for loss or damage. Insurance is the responsibility of the artist.
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