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August, 2018  Issue 91
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Dear Member,

This summer has been all about growth for NCWCA. Our artist members created works from the materials provided by the earth, including the growing plant life, at our yearly Land Art Day in Pescadero. Less metaphorically, the growth of our chapter meetings has been phenomenal! It’s wonderful to see so many faces at our gatherings, many of them new to our group. Here’s looking forward to the second half of the year and expanding art opportunities for all!

All the best,
Sawyer Rose

Banner: Documenting land art created by Elizabeth Addison, photographed by Priscilla Otani 
LAND ART 2018 

landartOn Saturday August 4, NCWCA members Elizabeth Addison, Peggy George, Judy Johnson-Williams, Evangelina Miller, Priscilla Otani, Eleanor Ruckman, and Irma Velasquez  made Land Art at Irma Velasquez's Pescadero retreat. The day started with a cool fog covering the unmowed hills stretching far towards the ocean. We spread out over the property and found our own niches for making art using bare hands and tools and materials brought from our studios. Even in the afternoon, as the sun chased away the fog, the day remained breezy and cool, making it a very easy day to work the land. In the late afternoon, we walked together from one art installation to the next to document and discuss our creations. We have been making Land Art in Pescadero every year since 2013. The property is up for sale so it might be our last time here, but we know that we love this annual activity and will continue to seek beautiful places to make art. Documentation for Land Art 2018 can be found here: https://www.ncwca.org/2018-events.html.  Work pictured is Land Art created by Peggy George. It is a beautiful minimalist piece using found objects and natural materials. Photo courtesy of Elizabeth Addison

rebecca williamsThe August guest speaker for the NCWCA chapter meeting was Rebecca Williams, Principal Owner of Rebecca Williams Marketing/BrandCommunication. She gave a mini-workshop on best practices for branding, examples of artists who brand their artwork well, how to develop a brand story,  and identifying who your collectors might be. Rebecca's back and forth dialog style engaged the attendees and gave a taste of what one might expect in a full-length workshop. Those interested in learning more about branding and Rebecca's consulting services and workshops can go to http://rebecca-williams.com/workshops/  


20141016_TRL_16_1200x450NCWCA is excited to announce its first artist residency at Ghost Ranch in Abiquiu, New Mexico. The dates of the residency are September 8 - 15, 2019. Those attending the residency will play a round of Art Tag during their one week's stay, creating a minimum of 3 new works of art inspired by a theme decided by the attendees. The facilitator for this special Art Tag is Judy Johnson-Williams, one of the original art taggers. Judy will also facilitate a daily Guerrilla Art Tag for those who want to make more than 3 works of art during their week's stay.

For NCWCA members, the cost of the residency is $1,630 for single occupancy and $1,087 per person for double occupancy. The fee is $100 more for those who are not members (to get the member discount, you must continue to be a member in 2019). These fees include 7 nights' stay at Coyote Lodge, breakfast/lunch/dinner (20 total meals), NCWCA tuition, use of Art Center, snacks & beverages during work time, and Gala Show. Fees do not include airfare or ground transportation. 

Those interested, contact Mary Shisler at ncwcachapter@gmail.com and write Ghost Ranch in the subject line.

By Mary Shisler


Julia Edith Rigby, "Printmaking in Point Reyes," Sept 7 -9, accommodations included at Point Reyes National Seashore, $280 for PRNSA members; $300 non members, How to sign up: http://www.ptreyes.org/camps-classes-programs/field-institute/classes/printmaking-point-reyes-new-date

Barbara Milman,
“The Memory Palace,” Red Parrot Press, ISBN: milman9781986681148. Available on Amazon.com: https://www.amazon.com/Memory-Palace-Barbara-Milman/dp/1986681149/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1534522094&sr=8-1&keywords=barbara+milman (image left)
Sawyer Rose, Magazine blog post
re:sculpt by International Sculpture Center

jjwJudy Johnson-Williams, FourSquared 2018, Arc Gallery, 1246 Folsom St, San Francisco, Aug 25 – Oct 6. (Image left)

Holly Wong, Mind/Forest, Visual Arts Exchange (VAE)  309 W. Martin Street, Raleigh, North Carolina 27601, Aug 22 - Oct 6.Also, What Brings us Joy, SFWA Gallery, 647 Irving Street, San Francisco, CA 94122, Aug 7- Sept 8. (image below)
Diane Williams, Veiled Flowers, Esty Real Estate, 216 First Street, Benicia, Aug 21-Oct 5. Also, After Dark, Arts Benicia Gallery, 991 Tyler Street #114, Benicia, Sept 15 - Oct 21.(image lower right column) 

J. L. King, Lucha Libre, Wonderland SF Gallery,1266 Valencia St, San Francisco, Sept 1-30. Also, The Revival, Cactus Gallery, 3001 North Coolidge Ave, Los Angeles, Sept 8-Oct 6.  (image right column)
Sawyer RoseSquared Alumni 2018, Arc Gallery & Studios, 1246 Folsom Street, San Francisco, Aug 30 - Oct 6. (image right column)

karenKaren Gutfreund, FourSquared 2018, Arc Gallery, 1246 Folsom St, San Francisco, Aug 25 – Oct 6. (Image left)

Kerith LisiColor Works, Marin MOCA, 500 Palm Drive, Novato, Aug 4 - Sept 16. Also, The Written Word - Work Inspired by Books and Writing, STUDIO Gallery, 1641 Pacific Avenue, San Francisco, Augt 2 - 27. (image upper right column)
Elizabeth Addison, Bay Are Women Artists, 10th Annual, Ohanlon Center for the Arts, 616 Throckmorton Avenue, Mill Valley, Aug. 2 - 23. (image lower right column)

Carol Golemme, Rainbow Falls, Gallery 9, 143 Main St., Los Altos, Aug 28-Sept 30. Also, Rites of Passage, Coastal Art League, 300 Main Street, Half Moon Bay, Jul 25 - Aug 26. (image lower right column)  

Soad Kader, Soad Kader at China Basin, 185 Berry Street Lobby 3, Artist Reception: August 21, 2018 from 4-6pm.

patriciaPatricia Montgomery, Honoring the Heroines of the Civil Rights Movement, San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, 520 S. First Street, San Jose, Sept 5 – Oct 14. (Image left)
​Chandrika Marla, RISE: Empower, Change and Action!
Whitney Modern, 24 N Santa Cruz Ave. 2nd Floor, Los Gatos 
July 18 - Sept 9.

Marian Yap, Fruition:  Harvesting Imagination, Gallery 9, 143 Main St., Los Altos, Aug 28 - Sept 30. 
Blond Jenny, Empower, Change and Action, Whitney Modern, 24 N Santa Cruz Avenue, 2nd Floor, Los Gatos, Jul 18 - Sept 9.  
Mague Calanche, RISE: Empower, Change and Action!
Whitney Modern, 24 N Santa Cruz Ave. 2nd Floor, Los Gatos 
July 18 - Sept 9.

Sondra Schwetman, RISE: Empower, Change and Action! Whitney Modern, 24 N Santa Cruz Ave. 2nd Floor, Los Gatos,  Jul 18 - Sept 9.
Victoria Veedell,  Art in the Lobby, China Basin, 158 Berry Street, San Francisco, May 1 - Aug 30.
Priscilla Otani, RISE: Empower, Change and Action! Whitney Modern, 24 N Santa Cruz Ave. 2nd Floor, Los Gatos July 18 - Sept 9. 

Karen Gutgreund and Sherri Cornett (Gutfreund Cornett Art) Curators, Group, Rise:  Empower, Change, Action!, Whitney Modern Gallery, 24 N. Santa Cruz Avenue, 2nd floor (no elevator), Los Gatos, CA, Jul 19 to Sept 9. 
Salma Arastu, Celebration of Ancient Art of Calligraphy, Messages of Peace and REassurance.  Musical Bridges Around The World Gallery
23705 Interstate 10 Frontage Rd #101, San Antonio, TX 78257, Apr 6-Aug 21. Also Beyond Words - Three Contemporary Artists and the Manuscript Tradition, The Lambert Gallery at St. Louis Lambert International Airport, May 24-Nov 12.

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

Welcome new members Erika Gomez Henao and Bianca Lago. Thanks for renewing, Barbara Milman and Kerith Lisi!

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Kerith Lisi


Take advantage of a special $10.00 NCWCA membership rate and enjoy NCWCA benefits and programs for the rest of 2018. The discounted rate is offered only through September 30, 2018 and is limited to chapter programs and benefits through December 31, 2018. It does not cover National WCA benefits. Select the "Chapter Only 2018" option by clicking HERE


Chapter meetings are on the second Tuesday of the month. Look for agenda and activity details on our webpage.
Let's carpool! Email ncwcachapter@gmail.com if you need a ride or can offer a ride.
Sept 11 San Mateo
Oct 9   San Francisco
Nov 13 Oakland
December Year-End Party Oakland
January 2019 - Board Retreat, no meeting

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August honors Installation

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Juyeon Kim
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

Aug 24  Paper Jewelry Workshop with Dorothy Yuki at Mague Calanche Studios (sold out!) 

Sept 11 6 - 9:30 PM Chapter Meeting, Irma Velasquez' Studio, San Mateo. Guest Speaker Pamela Rhodes: Artists & Money: Concepts, Goal Setting, Staying Out of Trouble 

Sept 22 WAM! Women Artist Meetup 2018, San Francisco


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