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February, 2018  Issue 85
Dear Member,

We’re packing a lot into the short little month of February! Our exhibition “ka-POW! Heroic Women” opens at the Pacific Pinball Museum on February 15th, the national WCA conference starts on the 22nd, and our strategy team begins meeting to frame our organizations’ direction for the upcoming years. That should be enough to keep us busy! And speaking of the national WCA conference, I’d like to extend warm congratulations to Lynn Hershman Leeson, a visionary Northern California artist, who will be receiving the WCA Lifetime Achievement Award for both her outstanding artistic accomplishments in multiple mediums and her social activism. We salute you, Lynn!

Looking forward,
Sawyer Rose
Elizabeth Addison, Mague Calanche, Carla Caletti, m.c. carolyn, Gina Chiao, Elin Christopherson, Sherri Cornett, Marguerite Elliot, Miriam Fabbri, Veronica Hallock, Melissa Harmon, Blond Jenny, Shawnee Johnson, Judy Johnson-Williams, Juliet Mevi, Soad Kader, Linda Joy Kattwinkel, Leslie Lew, Seren Moran, Priscilla Otani, Pamela Pitt, Sawyer Rose, Sondra Schwetman, Durba Sen, Lena Shey, Judy Shintani, Mary Shisler, Fleur Spolidor, Tomye, Sandra Yagi.

Opening Reception: Thursday February 15 from 5-9 pm at the Pacific Pinball Museum, 1510 Webster St, Alameda.
Exhibition: February 15 - April 29
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1. Update NCWCA Strategic Plan
2. Develop branding strategy
3. NCWCA Curatorial Exhibition
4. Pilot mentorship program
5. Develop ways for NCWCA members to publicize their speaking capabilities
6. Develop Exhibition Guidelines
7. Develop Board skills in grant writing
8. Investigate formation of sub-groups for remote area members
9. Seek opportunities for presence at an art fair (nonprofit table)
10. Seek opportunities for NCWCA group studio at SF Open Studios
At the February Board Meeting, Karen Gutfreund was voted in as our new Exhibitions Chair. She assumes the position vacated by Leisel Whitlock, who held the position for two years and was responsible for these exhibitions: 12, ArtTag = Inspire, F*ck U! In the Most Loving Way, and ka-POW!. Also Marguerite Elliot was voted in as Membership Chair. She will take the position vacated by Trudi Chamoff Hauptman. We thank Leisel and Trudi for their work on the board and welcome Karen and Marguerite. 

Mary Shisler

Judy Shintani, n(di)visible, Station Museum, 1502 Alabama St, Houston, Texas, Feb 3 - Apr 22. Also 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.

Annette Wagner, A Room of Her Own Beyond a Pretty Picture, Sanchez Art Center, East Gallery, 1220 Linda Mar Blvd, Pacifica, Feb. 23 to Mar 25. (Image lower right column)

Marian Yap, A Room Of Her Own:  Beyond a Pretty Picture, Sanchez Art Center, 1220 Linda Mar Blvd., Pacifica, CA Feb 23 - Mar 25. (Image below)
Robbin T. Milne, Art Speaks! Lend Your Voice, Arena 1 Gallery, Santa Monica Art Studios, Feb 21 - Mar 10. Also Hygge - Creating Sanctuary, Kavanagh Gallery - Fine Line Arts Center,  37 W570 Bolcum Rd., St. Charles, Illinois, Feb 16 - Mar 24.

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. Also Dear Mother, San Pablo Art Gallery, 13831 San Pablo Ave, San Pablo, Mar 10 – Apr 15.

Holly Wong, Art Speaks!,Women’s Caucus for Art, Arena 1 Gallery, Santa Monica Art Studios; Feb 21-Mar 10. Also The Shadow Aspect, Praxis Gallery and Photographic Arts Center,  2600 East 26th Street, Minneapolis, MN, Jan 19 - Feb 17.

AngelaHan_TheThreeSisters2017Angela Han, Reality Sandwiches, Art Share L.A., Feb 21 - 25. Also A Room of Her Own Beyond a Pretty Picture, Sanchez Art Center, East Gallery, 1220 Linda Mar Blvd, Pacifica, CA Feb. 23 to March 25. (Image left) 

Mary K. Shisler, Kala Artists’ Annual Exhibition, Kala Art Institute Gallery, 2990 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, Feb 1 - Mar 17.  Also Berkeley Civic Center Art Exhibition, 2180 Milvia Street, Berkeley, Dec 2017 - Dec 2018. 
Laurie Toby Edison, 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.

Falling back down to earth - 1Daniele Erville, Gallery for Broken Hearts, Code and Canvas151 Potrero Ave, San Francisco, Feb 14 - 21. (Right image)
Mido Lee, Best Face Forward, Bankhead Theater,2400 First Street.,Livermore, Jan 10-Mar 5 (image left).
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).
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. 
Sondra Schwetman, Art Speaks!,Women’s Caucus for Art, Arena 1 Gallery, Santa Monica Art Studios; Feb 21-Mar 10.

Francine Hsu Davis, Personal Geography, Julie’s Coffee and Tea Garden, Jan 12 -Mar 2. 

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.
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.

Marian Yap
Welcome Helen Katherine Poole, Riko Takata, Rebecca Lambing, Mary Golemme,  Ariella Seidenberg, Marilyn Host, Judy Johnson-Williams, Pamela Pitt, Jay Daar, Gretchen Blais, Kelly Hammargren, Sawyer Rose, Jacquie Rubenstein, Anne Shulenberger, Leslie Lew, Olga Tsoudis, Annette Wagner, Leigh Toldi, Robbin Milne, Lois Cantor, Yasmin Lambie Simpson and Jeannette Kiel.  
Looking forward to seeing you at a future meeting or event!

Mague Calanche

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.
Mar 13  San Mateo
Apr 10 Oakland
May 8  San Francisco
Jun 12 San Mateo Dr, San Mateo
Jul 10 Oakland
Aug 14 San Francisco
Sept 11 San Mateo
Oct 9   San Francisco
Nov 13 Oakland
December Year-End Party Oakland
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February honors literary artists

Karen Gutfreund
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


Feb 15 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM, ka-POW! opening reception, Pacific Pinball Museum, 1510 Webster St, Alameda.

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 

Mar 13 6:00 - 9:30, Chapter meeting at Aspen Building, 49 N San Mateo
Dr, San Mateo.

Through Mar 18, Louise Nevelson: The Fourth Dimension,  San Jose Museum of Art, 110 South Market St, San Jose

Through Mar 25, Lynn Hershman Leeson: VertiGhost, Legion of Honor, Lincoln Park, 100 34th Ave, San Francisco 

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Annette Wagner

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