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.
Inhabiting Blurred Divides Artists Talk at Arc Gallery
The public is invited to the December 6 closing and artists' talk for Inhabiting Blurred Divides, an exhibition on themes of womanhood, identity and dualities by the Berkeley Young Women's Art Collective, winners of the NCWCA Curatorial Grant.
Featured artists Amanda Burke, Chrystia Cabral, Tamiko Sidora & Kathleen Yarnold will speak about their work.
Arc Gallery, 1246 Folsom Street, San Francisco 94103
Closing and artists' talk: December 6 1-3 pm
Gallery Hours: Wed & Thurs 1-6 pm & Sat 12-3 pm (closed Thanksgiving)
Click here for more information
2014 NCWCA Goals
P.O. Box 11512
Oakland, CA 94611
Dec 30 Year End Party: Mark Your Calendars!
Who's Invited? All chapter members and non-members who are curious about what we do at the year-end party
When: Tuesday, Dec 30 from 6-9:30 pm
Where: Judy Johnson-Williams' studio, 347 Lewis St, Oakland
Bring: Potluck item or drink
White Elephant exchange
Burning bad juju
Surprise art activity
Map to Judy Johnson-Williams' Studio, 347 Lewis St, Oakland
$200 STIPEND TO REPRESENT NCWCA AT THE 2015 WCA CONFERENCE NYC
Click on the image to the right for details on the NCWCA stipend!
2014 LAND ART PESCADERO
We had a great time at our annual land art day at Irma Velasquez' ranch in Pescadero!
Participants: Judy Johnson-Williams, Judy Shintani, Victoria Cormack, Anne Ingraham, Cristina Velazquez, Irma Velasquez, Lauren Johnson-Williams, Juliet Mevi, Leslie Morgan, Mary Shisler, Priscilla Otani, Salma Arastu, Sue Bolton, Tomoe Nakamura.
Photos by Judy Shintani, Sherman Velasquez and Priscilla Otani
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: New round is Naked and goes from Sept 13 - Jan 10. Piece #1 due Oct 24, #2 due Dec. 1, meeting is Jan.10. Players are Caskey Weston, Anna Kaminska, Judy Johnson-Williams, Ariella Seidenberg, Jacquie Rubinstein, Zoe Thiele-Seidenberg, Deborah Green and Kelly Hammargren.
Sunday Group: New round is Intersect/Divide and goes from Sept 14 - Jan 11. Piece #1 due Oct 24, #2 due Dec. 1, meting is Jan. 11. Players are Jane Neilson, Gretchen Blais, Trudi Chamoff Hauptman, Pamela Spears, Miriam Fabbri, Elizabeth Addison, Juliet Mevi, Priscilla Otani, Anne Shulenberger, Mary Shisler and Tanya Wilkinson.
Peninsula Group: New round is Junk and goes from Aug 15 - Nov 9. Players are Lainey Ste Marie, Judy Shintani, Vicki Cormack, Lindsay Alsadir, Irma Velasquez, Uma Iyli, Lisa Chu and Laura McHugh.
National Group: Round is Texture and goes from Jul 25 - Oct 19. Players are Amanda Rogers, Kelly Hammargren, Sherri Cornett, Sondra Schwetman and Priscilla Otani.
Members' Winter Shows
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