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January, 2018  Issue 84
Dear Member,

Having laughed and drank and burned juju (good and bad) at the NCWCA year-end party, we could rest on our laurels and celebrate the many accomplishments of both our members and our organization—we’ve been hustling hard and it shows! But you know that’s not our style. NCWCA already has its first exhibition of 2018, “ka-POW!: Heroic Women,” well underway. The Board is meeting in mid-January to set goals for the upcoming year (years? Thinking big!) and the national conference is coming up at the end of February. So, while last year’s laurels sure look comfortable, I’m going to wish us all another year of helping each other reach the next level, whatever that looks like for each of us.
All the best in 2018,
Sawyer Rose
GOALSEach year, at the Board Retreat we set our goals for the year and evaluate how we did a year later. Here are the results of goals we set in January, 2017: 
1. WCA Pacific Regional conference at Djerassi on Sept 3 – Goal met: the theme of the conference was "Actionable Art and Artists."

2. Offer member’s show at the Pacific Pinball Museum  – Goal met: the ka-POW! exhibition will run from February 15 – April 28, 2018
3. Expand collaborations with Bay Area arts organizations such as SF Women Artists, Betti Ono Gallery, Kala, Joyce Gordon Gallery – Goal met: we collaborated with Kala Institute on Professional Development sessions
4. Publish F*ck U! catalog and video – Goal will soon be met: final edits on both catalog and video are being made
5. Develop exhibition guidelines around jurors, juried shows, curatorial shows, member shows – Goal not met in 2017 but will be carried over to 2018 with Karen Gutfreund taking the lead

6. Seek artist speaking engagements at universities (Speakers’ Bureau) – Goal not met in 2017 but will be carried over to 2018 with Judy Shintani taking the lead
7. Share teaching plans/tools among artist-educators via NCWCA website in the Tools section – Goal not met

Next month the Board will share goals for 2018.

AngelaHan2Brand new NCWCA member Angela Han! Here are excerpts from her winning essay:

“Being involved in the Young Women’s Caucus, WCA International Caucus, and Eco-art Caucus provides me with the opportunity to highlight the impact of these special interest groups on a deeply personal level. Two paintings of mine, The Three Sisters and The Lovers, will be showcased at the REALITY SANDWICHES week-long exhibition. I intend to engage thoughtfully with the other young women artists during the reception, and look forward to sharing their words of wisdom with the NCWCA. Because asking questions is so intensely tied to my artistic process, I imagine this curiosity will manifest itself during all the activities and programs I engage in. I will include any meaningful questions and responses that would be of service to the NCWCA in my report. I hope to encourage the members in our community to become more involved in the different caucuses the WCA offers.”
“Finally, as a feminist with a life-long commitment to increasing the representation of women in the arts, I look forward to participating in the Feminist Art Project Panels and the LifeTime Achievement Awards Ceremony. I am dedicated to emphasizing the powerful union of
art and activism, and hope to inspire members of the NCWCA to continue the legacy of using art to change and transform society’s culture.”

Congratulations Angela and enjoy the conference! We hope NCWCA members going to the LA Conference will connect with Angela and welcome her into our chapter!
Mary Shisler
Edison_MarleneLaurie Toby Edison, Staged, PH21 Contemporary Photography Gallery, Budapest, Hungary; Jan 18-Feb 10. Also, an audio evoking the work in progress Memory Landscapes: A Feminist Memoir; in Karin Sander’s installation ZEIGEN - An Audio Tour through the collection of NMAO;  running with Travelers: Stepping into the Unknown, National Museum of Art, Osaka; Jan 20-May 6. Also Art Speaks!,Women’s Caucus for Art, Arena 1 Gallery, Santa Monica Art Studios; Feb 21-Mar 10 (image left).
Mido Lee, Best Face Forward, Bankhead Theater,2400 First IMG_0310Street.,Livermore, Jan 10-Mar 5 (image left).
Robin Apple, Year of the Dog, Sebastopol Center for the Arts, 282 S. High Street, Sebastopol, Jan 5-Feb 11. Also SNAP!, Arc Gallery, 1246 Folsom St, San Francisco, Jan 19-20.
Gutfreund Cornett Art (Sherri Cornett and Karen Gutfreund) curators,  Beyond Borders: Stories of im/Migration, Santa Clara University, Edward M. Dowd Art and Art History Building Gallery, 755 Franklin Street, Santa Clara, Jan 8 - Apr 6. Reception Feb 2, 5 - 8 pm (image bottom left column).
Durba Sen, SNAP,  Arc Gallery, 1246 Folsom Street, San Francisco, Jan 19-20.

Marian YapSNAP,  Arc Gallery, 1246 Folsom Street, San Francisco, Jan 19-20.
AngelaHan_Threshold2017Angela Han, DISCOVER, San Francisco Women Artists (SFWA) Gallery, 647 Irving Street, San Francisco, Jan 9 - Feb 3 (left image). 
Blond Jenny , The Hot House, Kathryn Markel Fine Arts  529 W 20th St, New York, NY, Jan 4 – Feb 10.
Joanna Katz, Magpies@the Orinda Library, 26 Orinda Way,, Orinda, Feb 2 - 28. 
Priscilla Birge, Magpies@the Orinda Library, 26 Orinda Way,, Orinda, Feb 2 – 28. 
M.C. Carolyn, 7th Annual All Women Online Art Exhibit, www.lightspacetime.art, January 1-31.  
Sandra Yagi, Hive Tarot 9, The Hive Gallery, 729 S. Spring St, Los Angeles, January 6- Jan 28. 
Priscilla Otani, Beyond Borders: Stories of im/Migration, Santa Clara University, Edward M. Dowd Art and Art History Building Gallery, 755 Franklin Street, Santa Clara, Jan 8 - Apr 6. 
Sondra Schwetman, Art Speaks!,Women’s Caucus for Art, Arena 1 Gallery, Santa Monica Art Studios; Feb 21-Mar 10.
Robbin Milne, Art Speaks!,Women’s Caucus for Art, Arena 1 Gallery, Santa Monica Art Studios; Feb 21-Mar 10.
Holly Wong, Art Speaks!,Women’s Caucus for Art, Arena 1 Gallery, Santa Monica Art Studios; Feb 21-Mar 10.
J.L. King, group, DISCOLANDIA, Wonderland Gallery, 1266 Valencia St, San Francisco, Dec 9, 2017 - Jan 20, 2018.
Francine Hsu Davis, Personal Geography, Julie’s Coffee and Tea Garden, Jan 12 -Mar 2. 
Gina Chiao, Cultural Journey, Women artists Association Taiwan, Fayoum Art Center, Cairo, Egypt, Jan 29 – Feb 8.

Mary K. Shisler, Berkeley Civic Center Art Exhibition, 2180 Milvia Street, Berkeley, Dec 2017 - Dec 2018.

Michelle Waters, Salon at the Triton, 1505 Warburton Avenue, Santa Clara, Nov 11, 2017 - Feb 4, 2018. (image left)
Barbara Bryn Klare, Tracks and Echoes, DZINE Gallery, 128 Utah St., San Francisco, Oct 27-Apr 2018.
Fleur Spolidor, Salon at the Triton 2017 Statewide 2D Competition & Exhibition, Triton Museum of Art, 1505 Warburton Ave, Santa Clara, Nov 11, 2017 – Feb 4, 2018. 
Sawyer Rose, Nod to Mod, Dab Art, 1793 E Main St, Ventura, Dec 9, 2017 - February 4, 2018. (image left)
Judy Shintani, Co-curator, Artists’ Eyes: Art of Incarceration, MIS Historic Learning Center and NJAHS Peace Gallery, 640 Old Mason Street, Crissy Field, Presidio of San Francisco, Nov 11 – May 20. Also Presidio’s Role in World War II Japanese American Incarceration, Presidio Officers' Club, 50 Moraga Ave, San Francisco, Apr, 2017 – Mar 2018.

Members, get your shows and workshops listed in News & Notes, NCWCA Calendar and on the NCWCA website! Send jpg image of your work in the show and information about the show to ncwcachapter@gmail.com.
 Welcome Carla Caletti, Laurie Toby Edison, Daniele Erville, Soad Kader, Angela Han, Maryam Khakipour, Linda Bea Miller, Julie Cavaz, Karen LeCocq, Irene Schlesinger, Veronica Hallock, Priscilla Birge, Mido Chia Jung Lee, Ginger Slonaker, Mary Shisler, Chandrika Marla, Julia Edith Rigby, Orlonda Uffre, Linda Joy Kattwinkel, Anne Ingraham, Jane Neilson, Joanna Katz, Robin Apple, Carol Ladewig, Mague Calanche, Caskey Waston, Deborah Green, Trudi Chamoff Hauptman, Robbin Milne, Peggy George, Tanya Augsburg, Evangelina Miller, Maryly Snow, Deanna Taubman, Marian Yap, c.j. grossman, J.L. King, Kay Kang, Judy Shintani, Patricia Montgomery, Amanda Chaudhary, Lena Shey, Marguerite Elliot, Vicki Cormack, Blond Jenny, Elizabeth Addison, Sondra Schwetman, Fleur Spolidor, Hilla Hueber, Holly Wong, m.c.carolyn, and Tomye' Neal-Madison.

Looking forward to seeing you at a future meeting or event!

carla calettiCarla Caletti

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January - ceramics
February - literary works, art with text, writings
March - painting
April - eco/land art
May - drawing
June - performance/dance/music
July - photography
August - installation
Sept -political focus/community engagement
Oct - print making
Nov - collage
Dec - sculpture, assemblage


Jan 14 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM, Board Retreat

Feb 13 6:00 - 9:30, Chapter meeting at Arc Gallery, 1246 Folsom St, San Francisco. 

Feb 21-24,  College Art Association Conference

Feb 22-24, National WCA Conference, Los Angeles

Feb 24 10 AM - 4:30 PM, TFAP@CAA: Feminism and the State 
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