NCWCA May 2016 News & Notes
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NEWS & NOTES

May, 2016  Issue 64
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Dear Member,

Here's a pile-up of members at Irma Velasquez's studio during the May chapter meeting (photo courtesy Elizabeth Addison). We are fortunate to have the luxury of rotating our monthly meetings among Irma's studio, Judy Johnson-Williams' studio and Arc Gallery for the benefit of our far-flung members...The discussion chain on our year-end Womanhouse-inspired exhibition is growing. ..May and June are Open Studio months so don't miss an opportunity to visit a member's studio and be inspired by her works...Don't miss the rare opportunity for a private tour of Kala permanent collection...Hot off the press is the Art Tag = Inspire catalog...Our POWER buttons were a great success at Open Engagement...what a hot hot month this is!!

Priscilla Otani, Editor  
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PRIVATE TOUR OF KALA PERMANENT COLLECTION & STUDIO
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The Kala Art Institute was founded in 1974 by Archana Horsting and Yuzo Nakano. It  provides space and tools for artist working  in printmaking, digital media, photography, and book arts. Established artists associated with Kala over the years include Squeak Carnwath, Roy de Forest, Jessica Dunne, Bella Feldman, Barbara Foster, Sonya Rapoport, Peter Voulkos, and William Wiley. Kala Art Institute's mission is to help artists sustain their creative work over time through its Artist-in-Residence and Fellowship Programs, and to engage the community through exhibitions, public programs, and education.
 
NCWCA and Kala are offering a special viewing and studio tour of the Kala Permanent Collection. Our Professional Development Chair Elizabeth Addison has spent more than a year to negotiate a date and time for this opportunity. Join us on Saturday, June 11 from 10:30am - 1:30pm at the Kala Art Institute, 2990 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley. Because we will have access to collections not open to the general public, please RSVP to Elizabeth Addison (elizabethaddison@sbcglobal.net) or on the NCWCA Facebook page by June 1. 
 
WOMANHOUSE DISCUSSION CHAIN: IN A NUTSHELL
toilet2A growing number of NCWCA members have joined the discussion chain on an exhibition inspired by Womanhouse, scheduled at Arc Gallery in San Francisco from December 17, 2016 through January 21, 2017. This group has been brainstorming about the focus and structure of the exhibition. Soon the Exhibition Committee will review these ideas and make decisions about the exhibition content, write the prospectus and begin working on the logistics of the show. For those not involved in the discussion thread, here are some ideas shared thus far:
 
- 21st Century Bathroom as a place of contention and the ongoing need for inclusiveness: cis, gay, trans issues being fought in the various States
- Womanhouse as metaphor for the different mechanisms used to establish and maintain a society controlled by men. How do we participate in the building, maintenance or destruction of a Womanhouse? How do we determine who inhabits – by permission or otherwise – the space of a Womanhouse? 
- Woman Houses for women from all walks of life, from different cultures and lifestyles
- Explore gender selection in various cultures
-The house as a metaphor for the body
-The house as the creative space for women
-Issue of gendered work inequality, the double burden of paid and domestic labor
-Glass ceilings, sexual exploitation in the workplace
-Violence against women
-Housework as exploitation
-Issues of collaboration: the struggle between equal collaborators, struggle between teacher/student collaborators
 
To join the discussion chain, email Judy Johnson-Williams at judy_j-w@ix.netcom.com, subject line Womanhouse Discussion Thread. To join the Exhibition Committee, email Leisel Whitlock at liesel.whitlock@gmail.com.

ART TAG = INSPIRE CATALOG NOW AVAILABLE!
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The Art Tag exhibition at Danville continues through Jun 18 and now the catalog for the show is available through Createspace. You can order your own copy for $20 by going here:

https://www.createspace.com/6229049​ 

DON'T MISS THE WOMEN DO IT! SHOW AT ARC
May 7 - Jun 4, 1246 Folsom St, SF
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SILICON VALLEY OPEN STUDIOS
Laura McHugh
Sat/Sun 11-5 Both Days
285 Poplar Street
Half Moon Bay CA 
 
MyXuan Ho
May 21/22 11- 5 Both Days
316 Angela Ct., Los Altos 

EAST BAY OPEN STUIDOS
Judy Johnson-Williams
June 4,5 and June 11,12  10-7
347 Lewis St, Oakland
 
Juliet Mevimevi os
June 4/5 & June 11/12 10 AM-7PM
Sawtooth Building, 2547 8th. Street, Studio 39, Berkeley (see image right)
 
Mary K. Shisler
June 4/5, 11- 6 both days 
Sawtooth Building, Studio 31, 2547 - 8th Street, Berkeley
 
Salma Arastu
Jun 4/5, 11/12,  11-6 All Days
Sawtooth Building, Studio 34, 2547 8th Street, Berkeley

Priscilla Birge
Jun 4/5 and 11/12, 11-6 All Days
4250 Horton St. no. 3, Emeryville

Maureen Green
June 4/5 and 11/12, 11-5 All Days
1406 High St, Alameda
 
Joanna Katz
June 4/ 5 and june 11/12, 11-6 All Days
Strawberry Creek Lodge, 1320 Addison Street, Berkeley


MEMBER SHOWS AND PUBLICATIONS 
MyXuan Ho, Annual Sculpture in the Garden, The Ruth Bancroft Garden
1552 Bancroft Rd, Walnut Creek,  June 17 - July 17.
 
Leslie Morgan, Plus One:  Artists Invite Artists, STUDIO Gallery
1641 Pacific, San Francisco, April 28 -  May 23 (image bottom)

Mary Ayling, "STAMPS” in publication,  Utopia Toolbox: An Incitement to Radical Creativity, Michigan Press, : https://www.press.umich.edu/9231967/utopia_toolbox

Zach's AnxietyTrudi Chamoff Hauptman, The Russian River Watershed in Fabric, Laguna Foundation de Santa Rosa, Heron Hall, 900 Sanford Rd, Santa Rosa, Apr 28 - Sept 13. Also Wine Country Quilt Show, Santa Rosa Veterans Memorial Building, 1351 Maple Ave, Santa Rosa, June 4-5. (image right)

Robin Apple, Art Santa Fe, Santa Fe, New Mexico, Jul 7-10.
 
Victoria Veedell,Landscapes: Seen and Remembered, Four Barrel Coffee, 375 Valencia St. SF, Apr 29 – Jun 9. 
Also Blink Group Show, ADC Gallery, 310 Culvert St, Fl #5, Cincinnati, OH, May 25 - July 8
 
Michelle Waters, Beastly Beings, Cactus Gallery - 3001 N Coolidge Ave, Los Angeles, May 14 - June 4.

Melissa C. Shanley, Huntenkunst 2016, SSP-HAL Drulaan 2, Ulft, The Netherlands, May 27-29. Also in Tapestry Studio, 605 Coombs, Napa,opening Jun 24 (see far right).
 
Salma Arastu, Novus Conceptum, Hannah Bacol Busch Gallery, 6900 S Rice Ave, Bellaire, Texas, 
Apr 9 – Sept 30
 
Pallavi Sharma, Resistance, SOMArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan St. San Francisco, May 6 - 26

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Leslie Morgan
 
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 2016 MEMBERS!
Welcome new member Joanne Sterricker.  Thanks for renewing Barbara Horiuchi and Jean Gallagher. . 
We hope to see you soon at our monthly meeting or one of our special events.
 
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Artist and UCSC professor Beth Stephens wearing one of our POWER buttons at Open Engagement
 
2016 MEETING LOCATIONS & DATES
Chapter meetings are on the second Tuesday of each month. Look for details on our webpage. Let's carpool! Email ncwcachapter@gmail.com if you need a ride or can offer a ride.
 
Jun 14: Oakland
Jul 12: San Mateo
Aug 9: San Francisco
Sept 13: Oakland
Oct 11: San Francisco
Nov 8: San Mateo
Dec: Year-end Party 
 
 
WOMEN ARTISTS TO KNOW
To join this Facebook group, go to the Women Artists to Know page and click Join. A moderator will add you to the group. Share your favorite artists! We now have over 1000 participants from all over the US and abroad!

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Master draw-er and NCWCA founding member Eleanor Dickinson's "Feet and Rope"
 
May - drawing
June - performance/dance/music
July - photography
August - installation
Sept -political focus/community engagement
Oct - print making
Nov - collage
Dec - sculpture, assemblage

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Mary Ayling's recently published book
 
NCWCA CALENDAR
June 11 Kala permanent collection viewing & studio tour. 10:30 am - 1:30 pm. RSVP to elizabethaddison@sbcglobal.net.

June 14   June chapter meeting at Judy Jonhson-Williams' studio, 347 Lewis St, Oakland. 6 - 9:30. Potluck.
The Kala Art Institute was founded in 1974 by Archana Horsting and Yuzo Nakano. It  provides space and tools for artist working  in printmaking, digital media, photography, and book arts. Established artists associated with Kala over the years include Squeak Carnwath, Roy de Forest, Jessica Dunne, Bella Feldman, Barbara Foster, Sonya Rapoport, Peter Voulkos, and William Wiley. Kala Art Institute's mission is to help artists sustain their creative work over time through its Artist-in-Residence and Fellowship Programs, and to engage the community through exhibitions, public programs, and education.
 
NCWCA is offering a special viewing and studio tour of the Kala Permanent Collection. It has taken our Professional Development Chair Elizabeth Addison nearly a year to negotiate a date and time for this opportunity. Join us on Saturday, June 11 from 10:30am - 1:30pm at the 
Kala Art Institute, 2990 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley. Because we will have access to collections not open to the general public, please RSVP to Elizabeth Addison (elizabethaddison@sbcglobal.net) or on the NCWCA Facebook page by June 1. 

 
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Open Engagement Keynote Speaker Angela Davis, photo courtesy Julie Mevi

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Melissa Shanley

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Having fun at Open Engagement
 
 



 




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