NCWCA Welcomes You
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.
Membership is based on the calendar year (Jan 1 - Dec 31). Click here to sign up online.
Be Active! Join a Committee
Help plan a day at Djerassi, write a grant or participate in a collaborative volunteer activity. Join our events committee to help create interesting and fulfilling NCWCA activities. For details, click here!
Young Women's Curatorial Grant
We are seeking a young women's collective to mount a show in the Arc Project Gallery in San Francisco. Click on the image below for details!
Congratulations "Disconnect" Artists!
NCWCA Artists in the Show
Elizabeth Addison, MGP Andersen, Salma Arastu, Gretchen Blais, Yvette Brown, Amanda Chaudhary, Belinda Chlouber, Lisa Chu, Marsha Connell, Sherri Cornett, Jennifer Ewing, Miriam Fabbri, Katrin Geng, Karen Gutfreund, Kelly Hammargren, Stephanie V. Hogen, Bernadette Howard, Elaine Jason, Judy Johnson-Williams, Joanna Katz, Jeannette Kiel, Mido Lee, Juliet Mevi, Barbara Milman, Jane Neilson, Miwako Nishizawa, Priscilla Otani, Jacqueline Rubinstein, Irene Schlesinger, Sondra Schwetman, Ariella Seidenberg, Pallavi Sharma, Judy Shintani, Mary Shisler, Ruth Petersen Shorer, Sally Stewart, Zoe Thiele-Seidenberg, Michelle Waters, Vera Ximenes, Marian Yap, and Veronica Yazmin.
Transmission Gallery 770 W Grand, Oakland, CA
Important Delivery Dates
Hand-deliver artwork, Transmission Gallery Artist Agreement, and check for pre-ordered catalogs on Friday, May 23, 2014 12 noon - 6:00 pm or Saturday, May 24, 2014 11:00 am - 5:00 pm to the Transmission Gallery
June 6 from 6-9 PM
Amanda Chaudhary will perform her piece at the opening reception
June 6 - July 19, 2014
Transmission Gallery Map
Other Exhibition Opportunities
July 8, 2014 Chapter Meeting
Who's Invited? All chapter members and nonmembers who may be interested in joining
When: Tuesday, July 8 from 6-9:30 pm
Where: Irma Velasquez' Studio, 49 N San Mateo Drive (between Tilton & Baldwin), San Mateo
Bring: Potluck item or drink
Surrender, Aliveness, and Creative Connection: The Safe & Wild World of Improv led by Ann Swanberg
Improv is the relational art of being present and collaborating in-the-moment with whatever shows up. It’s a practice (a really fun one!) in trusting the “unknown” and quieting the inner critic to experience an innately creative, enlivening flow state.
Ann Swanberg is cofounder of LifePlays, passionately offering the transformative powers of improv to innovative companies and the happiness-seeking public since 1999.
Suggest An Activity
Suggest an art-making activity or art demonstration that you want to lead at one of our monthly board meetings. If your idea is selected, you get a $40 stipend! For details, click here.
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: Round begins May 17 and ends September 13. Theme is "Thresholds."
Sunday Group: Round begins May 18 and ends September 14. Theme is "Fauve Intimiste."
Peninsula Group: Feb 10 - May 29. Theme is "Beauty and Decay."
Members' Summer Shows
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2014 NCWCA Goals
P.O. Box 11512
Oakland, CA 94611