Long-time members agree: the annual year-end party at Judy Johnson-Williams' studio is a much-anticipated affair. Certain traditions have continued from year to year just because we love them. The act of writing down unpleasant, sad, icky things that happened in 2017, then twisting that evil paper and burning it over a small fire is a cleansing experience. The planning and plotting, the choosing of an odd-ball object lying about in the studio, concealing said item inside a mysterious box or artful wrapping, making the outside appearance so irresistably attractive that White Elephant players would fight for it, these are things that occupy some of our minds during the year. To top it off, we look forward to indulging in the pleasure of sitting at a communal table to make impromptu art with piles of pens, scraps, scissors, paints, brushes and glue in hand. Bring a potluck item to share. The wearing of ugly sweaters optional. Starts at 6 pm at 347 Lewis Street, Oakland. Carpool encouraged!
As we do each year, NCWCA is awarding a $200 stipend to a 2018 member to represent our chapter at the upcoming National WCA Conference, "Art Speaks! Lend Your Voice" in Los Angeles. The conference will be held February 22-24 2018. The awardee is expected to participate in all of the WCA events, represent our chapter at the Chapters Council meeting and report back to the chapter on what they learned so that those who couldn't go get a taste of the fun & excitement.
Write not more than 500 words explaining why you should be awarded the stipend. Email your response to email@example.com with "NCWCA Stipend" in the subject line. To the extent possible, this stipend will be awarded to a member who has not previously represented our chapter at the annual conference. The deadline for application is January 5, 2018.
Michelle Waters, Tiny,
Studio Gallery, 1641 Pacific Avenue, Nov 10 - Dec 23. Also Tiny Treasures XII
, Cactus Gallery 3001 N Coolidge Ave, Los Angeles, Nov 18 - Dec 31. Also Trading Card Art Show
, Gristle Art Gallery, 26 Bushwick Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, Dec 2 – Jan. Also Salon at the Triton
, 1505 Warburton Avenue, Santa Clara, Nov 11, 2017 - Feb 4, 2018. (image left)
Kay Kang, In-Between Places: Korean American Artists in the Bay Area, Mills College Art Museum, 5000 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland, Sept 13 - Dec. 10.
MC Carolyn, The Big Red Candy Apple Sculpture, Cloverdale Public Library, 401 N. Cloverdale Blvd, Cloverdale, permanent.
Barbara Bryn Klare, Journal (cover art) "Artizein Arts and Teaching Journal: Arts, Ecology and Education," School of Art and Design, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Carbondale, IL: http://opensiuc.lib.siu.edu/atj/. Also Tracks and Echoes, DZINE Gallery, 128 Utah St., San Francisco, Oct 27-Apr 2018.
Pamela Pitt, Reflection, San Francisco Women's Art Gallery, 647 Irving St, San Francisco, Nov 7 - Dec 2.
Sandra Yagi, And If Our Days Won't Last, Distinction Gallery, 317 E Grand Ave, Escondido, Nov 11 – Dec 2. Also Familiar, Modern Eden Gallery, 801 Greenwich St, San Francisco, Nov 3 – Dec 1. Also Salut! II Coaster Art Show, Nucleus Gallery, Portland, OR, Nov 18 – Dec 7.
Victoria Veedell, Tiny, Studio Gallery, 1641 Pacific Avenue, SF, Nov 10-Dec 23. Also Small Things, Jennifer Perimutter Gallery, 3620 Mt. Diablo Rd., Lafayette, Nov 16, 2017-Jan 9, 2018. Also SF Open Studios: Hub Exhibition at The Mill, 736 Divisadero St. SF, Nov. 3 - Dec. 6.
both gallery and on-line, Luminous
, ARC Gallery, 1246 Folsom St, San Francisco, Nov 11, – Dec 9. Also Me, My Selfie and I,
Hudson Guild Gallery, 441 W 26 St, New York, NY, Oct 5- Nov 20. (Image left)
Priscilla Otani, A Series of Fragments of Moments, Arc Project Gallery, 1246 Folsom St, San Francisco, Nov 11 – Dec 9.
Karen Gutfreund, A Series of Fragments of Moments, Arc Project Gallery, 1246 Folsom St, San Francisco, Nov 11 – Dec 9.
Sherri Cornett, A Series of Fragments of Moments, Arc Project Gallery, 1246 Folsom St, San Francisco, Nov 11 – Dec 9.
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. Also Tiny, Studio Gallery,1641 Pacific Ave, San Francisco, Nov 10-Dec 23. Also Alice in San Francisco, People's Barber & Shop, 1259 Polk St. San Francisco, Oct 3-Jan 14 (image lower right column).
Cynthia Tom, The Holidays: Surreal & Sparkle, Marin Jewelers Guild, 1331 Fourth Street, San Rafael, Dec 1- Dec 31. Also Workshop, "A PLACE OF HER OWN," an art based healing for transformation program using simple grounding meditation and intuitive art-making. The semester series of workshops culminates in a professional art exhibition.January – June 2018. $2,000, Sign up http://www.aplaceofherown.org. Also International Surrealism NOW, Multimedia PO.RO.S Museum in the village of Condeixa A Nova, Coimbra, Portugal, Sept – Dec.
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.
Maryly Snow, Saving Nature and Other Mysteries, Oakland Public Library Rockridge Branch, 5366 College Ave, Oakland, Oct 29 – Nov 29.
Sondra S. Schwetman, Underbelly
, H Gallery, 1793 E Main St, Ventura, Oct 14-Nov 26 (image rig.
, Human Messages: New Vistas
, Think Round Fine Arts, 2140 Bush Street, Suite 1B, San Francisco, Oct 1-Dec 30. Also group, Art as Spiritual Metaphor
, Firehouse Arts Center, 4444 Railroad Ave., Pleasanton, Nov 1-Dec 16.
Lena Shey, Serenity,
UCSF Women's Health Center, 2356 Sutter St, San Francisco, Sept 13, 2017 – Jan 16, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.