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.
Join NCWCA and enjoy membership benefits through December 31, 2015. To join,
March 22 ArtTag Party
2015 NCWCA Goals
Members' Spring Shows
P.O. Box 31101
San Francisco, CA 94131-0101
Apr 14 Chapter Meeting
Who's Invited? All chapter members and non-members who are curious about NCWCA
When: Tuesday, Apr 14 from 6-9:30 pm
Where: Irma Velasquez' studio, 49 N San Mateo Ave, San Mateo (see map below)
Bring: Potluck item or drink
Oakland Gallery 416
*Call for entry wording as this show will feed information and images to the SOMARTS grant
*Gallery sitting & other logistics
Danville Art Tag = Inspire
Art Tag party and catalog
Breema and art
Ai Wei Wei
Land art at Bonnie Doon May 3
SOMArts grant for Women and Technology
Board Transition Training Update
Tessie Barrera Scharga will speak on the subject of Creative Tension: the Connect between Private and Social Concerns
Tessie Barrera-Scharaga finds many ideas for her work in the creative tension between private subjective values and social concerns. She is a mixed-media installation/assemblage artist who draws a direct correlation between her artistic drive and process, and her childhood experiences growing up in South and Central America. Catholic nuns introduced her to the poems of Ruben Dario, Gabriela Mistral, and Pablo Neruda, and thus began a life-long addiction to poetry and an appreciation for symbolism and metaphor. Her assemblage and installation pieces go beyond the boundaries of media, to the symbolic realm where both the conscious and unconscious minds are accessed. Ephemera takes center stage, and Barrera-Scharaga arranges her materials to allow for associations between the ordinary and the extraordinary, the rational and the irrational.
Map to Irma Velasquez' Studio, 49 N San Mateo Ave, San Mateo
Outrage: Works from Peninsula Art Tag Group
NCWCA members enjoyed a day of self-care and creativity at the Breema Center with Dr. Lisa Chu on April 12.
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 new topic is "Ritual." Players and due dates TBD.
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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