NCWCA October 2014 News & Notes
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October, 2014  Issue 45
Dear Member,

The above land art was created last year by Hilla Hueber, who made land art for the first time. Don't miss your chance to experiment with this art form in November. In October our chapter meeting featured a short life drawing session at Judy Johnson-Williams' studio. Thanks to life drawing enthusiast Sandy Yagi, we sketched Jordan, a life model from San Francisco. Next month we will have our meeting at Irma Velasquez's studio in San Mateo. We hope to see you there!  

land artIt has become an annual tradition for NCWCA members to venture out to Pescadero for a day of creating land art. We will be carpooling on November 1 for a trip to Irma Velasquez's ranch. This is a free event for NCWCA members and friends who are interested in joining. No experience is necessary. Come with ideas or be inspired by what you find. Work with found objects or vegetation in the area and/or bring biodegradable materials and tools. Consider sunscreen, hat, gardening gloves, shears, bucket and digging tools. We will tour all the artwork created at the end of the day. RSVP is requirred. Please respond to the Evite sent to you earlier or email us at Participation is limited to 20 people.
To see last year's land art projects, click Pescadero Land Art.


Untitled-1Here's an opportunity to submit to four different shows under one roof! The 2015 WCA Conference in New York will host exhibitions at the Westbeth Gallery in the West Village. The National Juried Exhibition is called Transforming Community: Disability, Diversity & Access and the juror is Petra Kuppers. Karen Gutfreund will be jurying two shows: The Difference Community Art Makes hosted by the Young Women's Caucus and Ecology: The Difference Perception Makes hosted by the Eco Art Caucus.  The fourth exhibition is titled The Light Within: the Difference Spirituality Makes and is juried by Fay Grajower. You may apply for any or all four exhibitions by clicking here. The deadline is November 10.  


Don't miss the opportunity to visit artists' studios during October Open Studios in San Francisco and Sonoma. Many of our members will be showing their studio and latest works!
For San Francisco Artspan Open Studios schedule and information, click here.
For Sonoma County Art Trails schedule and information, click here

colonial williamsburg 101414miwako copyMiwako Nishizawa in Twelve Views of Virginia solo show, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 200 N Blvd, Richmond, VA, Oct. 25 - Nov. 16 (right: Colonial Williamsburg). 
Leslie Morgan painting & drawing workshop featuring Heather Wilcoxon, at Twisted Wish Studio, Bonny Doon Mountains north of Santa Cruz, Nov. 15/16 10am - 4 pm. Contact Leslie at
Olga Evanusa Rowland, 12 x 12 (x12) Invitational 2014, Cabrillo Gallery, Cabrillo College, 6500 Soquel Drive, Aptos, Oct. 6 - 31.
Elizabeth Addison in Kalassal group show and fundraiser, Kala Gallery, 2990 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, Oct. 23-25.
Elaine Jason, Degrees of Abstraction, Santa Cruz Art League Gallery, 526 Broadway, Santa Cruz, Oct. 25 - Nov. 16.
Robin Apple, Degrees of Abstraction, Santa Cruz Art League Gallery, 
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Claudia Chapline in Motion Drawings, Marin Fencing Academy, 827 4th St, San Rafael, Oct 10 - Nov 7.
Judy Shintani in UCSF National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health Serenity Exhibition, 2356 Sutter St, Oct 16, 2014 - Jan 13, 2015.
Sandra Yagi in Endangered Visions International Exhibition, MANILART 2014, SMX Convention Center, SM Aura Premier, Taguig, Metro Manila, Philippines,Oct 15-19.
Michelle Waters in Pets, Beasts and Dinner: Relations Between Human and Animal Creatures, at Gallery Bergen, 400 Paramus Road, Paramus, NJ (see left image), Sept 16 - Oct 31. 
Maxine Olson's works at The Kingsburg Historical Park honoring individuals for contributions to the town and its history, 2321 Sierra St, Kingsburg, CA. 
Salma Arastu solo show in Celebration of Calligraphy, Triton Museum of Art, 1505 Warburton Ave, Santa Clara, from Aug 16 - Nov 16.  
Miwako Nishizawa in Berkeley Civic Center Art Exhibition at the Martin Luther King Jr Civic Center, 2180 MIlvia Street, Berkeley, June 16, 2014 through end of May, 2015.

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


Our 2015 membership window is open! We welcome new members Nancy Ewart, Reiko Fujii, Chrystia Cabral, Amanda Burke, Kathleen Yarnold, Tamiko Sidore, Sanda Manuila, Carol Ladewig and Sandy Kelly to our chapter. Thanks Miriam Fabbri, Uma Rani Iyli, Veronica Yazmin, Marilyn Host, Caskey Weston, Orlonda Uffre, Priscilla Birge, MGP Andersen, Karen Gutfreund, Mary Shisler, Leslie Morgan, Priscilla Otani and MC Carolyn for renewing early!

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New members Amanda Burke, Chrystia Cabral, Tamiko Sidore and Kathleen Yarnold


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November 1 from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Land Art Day in Pescadero. Respond to your Evite!

November 2 deadline to apply to St. Louis WCA's call for submission, Reimagining Femmage. 

November 10 deadline to apply to National WCA's exhibitions: 

November 11 from 6 - 9:30 pm, chapter meeting at Irma Velasquez's studio, Aspen Building, 49 N. San Mateo Drive, San Mateo.

November 16 from 2:00 - 4:00 PM See Salma Arastu's Celebration of Calligraphy at Triton Museum, 1505 Warburton Ave, Santa Clara. RSVP to Salma at

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Sandra Yagi's sketch of  life model Jordan at NCWCA's October meeting in Oakland.


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