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The Northern California Women's Caucus for Art (NCWCA) is a networking organization for women in the arts. We offer exciting events and programs: member forums, exhibitions, art-making, art activism and community.
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August 11 Chapter Meeting
Who's Invited? All chapter members and non-members who are curious about NCWCA
When: Tuesday, August 11 from 6-9:30 pm
Where: Arc Gallery, 1246 Folsom St, San Francisco
Bring: Potluck item or drink
· 12 Show Report at Warehouse 416, Oakland – please note: the online exhibition of “12” has closed. The information has been added to the 2015 History tab on the NCWAC web site.
· The Richmond Art Center (RAC)
· Woman and Tech Show – SOMArts, San Francisco
· official year-end review
C. Portfolio Review
D. Professional Development
· Land Art
· Social Practices Art
E. Membership Report
G. National Liaison
H. Tech Café
III. Trump – Where do we go beyond the concept?
IV. Board Access Chart
V. Sharing Board Meeting Minutes
Activity: Slide Presentation and Conversation with artist Masako Miyazaki
Masako Miyazaki received her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. Her film work has shown nationwide and won numerous awards. Living both in the U.S. and Kyoto, Japan, Miyazaki is similarly influenced by Japanese aesthetics and the Super Bowl culture. Her primary subjects are of open systems such as fire and traffic jams. Much of Miyazaki's recent work examines the language of movement harkening the works of Norman McLaren, Oskar Fischinger, and Man Ray. Miyazaki's public collections include the New York Public Library and the Pacific Film Archive. She is currently attending her 1st year at Stanford University's MFA program in Art Practice.
Masako Miyazaki's "Flame"
"Flame" is a series of prints expressing the phenomena of fire. This is part a series from a larger umbrella body of work titled "Cumulous", an exploration of how rich and sophisticated visual systems derive from a limited palate of 13 basic shapes.
Inspired by the idea that the entirety of our natural world may comprised by clusters of a singular type of particle, "Cumulous" explores the possibilities of various natural phenomena expressed through the combination of 13 basic shapes. Depending on the arrangement and position of these shapes do different types of natural systems occur.
Map to Arc Gallery
2016 WCA Lifetime Achievement & President's Awardees
Lifetime Achievement Awardees Tomie Arai, Sheila Levrant de Bretteville, Juana Guzman and Helene Aylon. President's Awardee Stephanie Sherman. Click here to read the press release.
Who's Afraid of Feminism?
Congratulations to NCWCA artists in the National WCA exhibition, "Who's Afraid of Feminism?" at the AIR Gallery in Brooklyn, NY! These artists will be exhibited online and their works will be in the catalog:
Laurie Edison, Edith Hillinger, Judy Johnson-Williams, Kay Kang, Priscilla Otani, and Cristina Velazquez. Exhibition runs Sept 10 - Oct 11 at the AIR Gallery, 155 Plymouth St, Brooklyn, NY.
Art Tag Rounds
Art Tag is a way to explore new topics, break through artist block, try new ways of art-making, and be inspired by other artists -- all within a selected theme and sharing process. The rules are simple: you must be a current NCWCA member, commit to making three new works of art within the three-month Art Tag cycle, exchange the first two works with your partner, and come to the meeting at the end to discuss your inspiration and creative process. For examples of works created in past Art Tags, click here.
Saturday Group Oakland: New round is Women + Technology. Players: Jacquie Rubenstein, Lilia Walsh, Ariella Seidenberg, Salma Arastu, Deborah Green, Judy Johnson-Williams, Anna Kaminska, Pamela Spears, Sally Stewart, Zoe Thiele-Seidenberg, Miriam (Mimi) Blumenfield, Caskey Weston, Kelly Hammargren, Sande Anfang. Round goes from May 16 - Sept 12.
Sunday Group San Francisco: New round is also Women + Technology. Players: Tanya Wilkinson, Judy M. Johnson, Priscilla Otani, Miwako Nishizawa, Anne Shulenberger, Trudi Chamoff Hauptman, Sara Spence, Mary Shisler, Gretchen Blais, Julie Mevi. Round goes from May 17 - Sept 13.
Peninsula Group San Mateo: Round is "Ritual." Players: Carla Periat, Judy Shintani, Sandy Kelly, Nancy Margulies, Uma Rani Iyli, Margaret Lindsay, Elizabeth Addison, Irma Velasquez, and Marian Yap. Round ends August 23.
Members' Summer Shows
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