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.
2015 MEMBERSHIP IS OPEN!
Join NCWCA now and enjoy membership benefits through December 31, 2015. To join,
Attend the annual WCA Conference in New York City from February 11-14, 2015! This is a great opportunity to connect with chapter members from all over the country, attend art events and panels and the Lifetime Achievement Awards! Included this year:
Thurs Feb 12 Lifetime Achievement Awards ceremony & gala at the New York Institute of Technology
Fri Feb 13 Transforming Communities Tour from the Museum Mile to the Bowery
Sat Feb 14 Chapters council meeting, Jewish Women's Artist Network, Young Women's, Eco-Art and International Special Interest Caucus meetings, and Westbeth Art Reception & Afterglow dinner.
Sun Feb 15 National Board Meeting at Night Hotel. This is an open board meeting and members may attend as observers.
To register online, click here.
Join Us at the Night Hotel!
Make plans to stay at the Night Hotel at 157 W 47th St, NYC during our February 2015 Conference.
We have negotiated these special rates exclusively for WCA members:
$160/ night for King or Queen
$180/night for Double Twin
$220/night for Double/Doubles
To reserve your room, call Night Hotel Reservations at 646-388-7337 between 9:00 am – 5:00 pm EST, Monday to Friday or email Ginger@NightHotelsNYC.com.
2015 NCWCA Goals
Members' Winter Shows
P.O. Box 11512
Oakland, CA 94611
Feb 10 Chapter Meeting
Who's Invited? All chapter members and non-members who are curious about NCWCA
When: Tuesday, Feb 10 from 6-9:30 pm
Where: Judy Johnson-Williams' studio, 347 Lewis St, Oakland
Bring: Potluck item or drink
Speed-Date Our Board Members! Find out what we do and how you can be mentored.
Map to Salma Arastu's Studio, 2547 8th St, Berkeley
CONGRATULATIONS SONDRA SCHWETMAN!
Sondra Schwetman, chapter member from Humboldt County, has been selected to represent NCWCA at the upcoming WCA Conference in New York City. She will attend the conference and Lifetime Achievement Awards and will report on the events. For this, she will receive a $200 stipend from NCWCA.
Coming In April
Board Retreat at Pescadero
Art for the National WCA 5x7 Fundraiser Show
During our December 30 year-end party Mary Shisler, Mido Lee, Kathleen Yarnold, Judy Johnson-Williams, Sandra Yagi, Priscilla Otani, Deborah Green, Grace Mendez, Jane Neilson, Tanya Wilkinson, Miriam Fabbri and Kay Kang, Elizabeth Addison, Gretchen Blais and Dr. Lisa Chu made beautiful pieces of art that will be donated to the National WCA for the Lifetime Achievement Award fundraiser. All works of art will be exhibited at the New York Institute of Technology gala and sold for $60 at the end of the evening. Thank you NCWCA chapter members for creating a large body of fabulous work!
Art Tag: Intersect/Divide on ISSUU
Click on the image below to view Intersect/Divide artwork created by the Sunday group.
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 "Masks." Participants are Anna Kaminska, Judy Johnson-Williams, Sandie Anfang, Deborah Green, Caskey Weston, Salma Arastu, Zoe Thiele-Seidenberg, Kelly Hammargren, Jacquie Rubinstein, Sally Stewart, Pamela Spears, Ariella Seidenberg, Miriam (Mimi) Blumenfeld. Round ends on May 16 at Judy Johnson-Williams' studio, 347 Lewis St, Oakland
Sunday Group San Francisco: New round is "Decay." Participants are Leslie Morgan, Jane Neilson, Tanya Wilkinson, Sara Spence, Trudi Chamoff Hauptman, Priscilla Otani, Anne Shulenberger, Julie Mevi, Gretchen Blais, Judy M. Johnson, Mary Shisler. Round ends May 17 at Arc Gallery, 1246 Folsom St, San Francisco
Peninsula Group San Mateo: The "OUTRAGE" round is currently being played by Sandy Kelly, Marian Yap, Nancy Margulies, Lisa Chu, Lindsay Alsadir, Judy Shintani, Carla Periat, Vicki Cormack, Laura McHugh, Irma Velasquez, and Uma Rani Iyli. It ends on March 15 at Irma Velasquez' studio, 49 North San Mateo Dr, San Mateo.
National Group: New round is "Unravel." Participants are Priscilla Otani (San Francisco), Sherri Cornett (Billing MT), Kelly Hammargren (Berkeley), Rosemary Meza DesPlats (Dallas, TX), Judy Johnson-Williams (Oakland), Sondra Schwetman (Arcata, CA ), Amanda Rogers (Dearborn Hts, MI), Donna Meeks (Beaumont, TX), Tracy Brown (Tucson, AZ), Samantha Dabney (Charlottesville, VA) Round ends on June 15 via conference call.
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