NCWCA April 2014 News & Notes
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April, 2014  Issue 39
Dear Member,

Our chapter is growing: we are now at 103 members!  Thank you for making our monthly member meetings lively with conversations and discussions about important issues. We are delighted to have you participate in our exhibitions and ArtTag rounds. Most of our members are from San Francisco and the East Bay, but we also have members from outside our Northern California borders - members who either don't have a chapter near them, or want to join multiple chapters to maximize their participation in WCA. We welcome each and every one of you and hope to see you at our meetings and exhibitions.
April 8 Chapter Meeting in San Mateo

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Tuesday, April 8 from 6-9:30 pm
Where: Irma Velasquez's studio, Aspen Building, 49 N San Mateo Dr (between Tilton & Baldwin), San Mateo
Directions: 1-650-400-5234  
Bring: Potluck item or drink
Open Forum
Board Reports:
- Djerassi Update: Professional Development
- Disconnect - Chapter Exhibitions
- Google Group status & issues
Curatorial Grant
Criteria for establishing partnership with charitable group
Resignation fo member over renewal letter content from National
SOMArts grant
Blue Sky Thinking
Program: Art show & Tell

Don't Miss April 27 Deadline for Submitting Work to the "Disconnect" Exhibition
disconnect copyAll kinds of media accepted for Disconnect! Installation artists, performance artists, painters, sculptors, fiber artists, book artists, printmakers, draw-ers...if you are a 2014 NCWCA member, you are eligible to submit!
 Artists are encouraged to broadly interpret the theme, "Disconnect." 
Transmission Gallery 770 W Grand, Oakland, CA
Kelly Hammargren Exhibition Chair NCWCA with Ruth Santee Transmission Gallery Owner, Director and Professor of Art at San Joaquin Delta College, Stockton, CA
Artwork Maximum Size
Artwork must fit through 36” door frame and weigh under 75 lbs.
2-Dimensional Work: Including frame - height 96” x width 30”
3-Dimensional Work: height 96” x width 30” x depth 30”
Contact Kelly if you are submitting something untraditional at
Deadline for Submission
Works must be submitted online before midnight (in your time zone) on April 27, 2014 to be considered by the juror. 
Exhibition Dates
June 6, 2014 - July 19, 2014
For full prospectus and application, click here. 
Art Tour San Francisco
1620423_735585589814804_1194315391_n 2On March 26, Judy Shintani led a group of ten women on a tour of galleries in San Francisco. Among the attendees were members Orlonda Uffre, Gretchen Blais, Myriam Fabbri, Carla Periot and other women interested in what NCWCA was up to. The group toured NCWCA member Orlanda Offre's exhibition, Carribean Passages: An Artist's Visual Journey, at the Commonwealth Club. Nancy Ewert, journalist for is considering writing an article about Orlonda's exhibition. They also visited galleries located at 49 Geary: Scott Nichols Gallery to see works by Vivian Maier, and also these galleries:  Elins Eagles-Smith, Fraenkely, Haines, McLoughlin, Robert Tat, Stephen Wirtz, and Tommey Tourell. Joan McLoughlin invited NCWCA to have an event in her gallery sometime and the group had a big discussion about the portraiture of Katy Grannan at the Fraenkel Gallery. The group also enjoyed lunch and art discussions at the Crocker Galleria. Shintani was surprised to learn that nearly three-quarters of the women had never visited the galleries at 49 Geary.  Building on the success of this walking tour, Judy is considering a future tour of the Triton, Cantor and the 85 Years/85 Artists show, all in the Peninsula. Below:  Orlonda giving a tour of her show at the Commonwealth Club.

Members' Shows

Jane Neilsen in People in Art, El Cerrito Dept. of Motor Vehicles, 6400 Manila Street, El Cerrito, March 19-July 9
ElaineJason_image1Elaine Jason in North Tahoe Arts Members Exhibit April 1-May 26. Reception April 11, 5-7 pm. (Jason's work on the left)
MGP Anderson in Left Coast Annual Juried Exhibition, Sanchez Art Center, 1220 Linda Mar Blvd, Pacifica, from April 11-May 18.
Marc Ellen Hamel in Hunters Point Shipyard Spring Open Studio, building 101, #2507, May 3 7 $. Also at Barber Lounge, SF from March 29-end of May.
Mary Maughelli in members exhibit at 40 Years, G25, 660 Van Ness Ave, Fresno,  April 3- 27.
Sandra Yagi in Silicon Valley Contemporary Art Fair, represented by Bash Contemporary, April 10-13, San Jose McEnery Convention Center, San Jose. Also in On Beauty group show at Modern Eden, May 10-Jun 7. 
Judy Shintani, Salma Arastu, Pallavi Sharma and Kathy Fujii-Oka in Our American Stories, Asian American Artists Illuminate History, Culture and Identity at Madeleine Haas Russell Gallery, Rosenberg Library, City College of SF, 50 Phelan Dr, April 23 through September.
Trudi Chamoff Hauptman in Facing East: A Jewish Orientation, March 23-Aug 3.
Vera Ximenes is an artist-in-residence at the Lucid Art Foundation in Inverness from April 1-22.
oaxacanspringpuzzlerobinappleRobin Apple in Spring Awakening at Pacific Art League, 227 Forest Ave, Palo Alto, April 4-24. Also photoessay, "I Never Promised You a Rose Garden" published in online photography magazine in the March 25 edition. (Right: Oaxacan Spring)
Bernadette Howard in solo exhibition at Fairweather & Associates, 140 Todd Road, Santa Rosa, March 29-July 25.
Sally Ruddy in NAWA's Visions and Revelations, Lawrence Gallery, Point Park University, 201 Wood Street, Pittsburgh, PA, March 28 - May 18; and NAWA's 125th Anniversary Exhibition - Visions of the Mind, HUB-Robeson Galleries, Penn State University Park Campus, HUB-Robeson Center, University Park, PA, February 21 - April 20, 2014 (image on left: "The Mask")
Priscilla Otani In 85years 85artists, Menlo College Administration Building, 1000 El Camino Real, Atherton, Mar 26 - Jul 11; and Half the Sky, Luxun Academy, Shenyang, China, Apr 15-30
Sherri Cornett in Half the Sky, Luxun Academy, Shenyang, China, Apr 15-30
Mido Lee in Half the Sky, Luxun Academy, Shenyang, China, Apr 15-30
Kay Kang in Half the Sky, Luxun Academy, Shenyang, China, Apr 15-30
Salma Arastu in 85 Years 85 Artists, Menlo College Administration Building, 1000 El Camino Real, Atherton, Mar 26 - Jul 11; and Our American Stories by Asian American Artists - Illuminating History, Culture, and Identity, City College of San Francisco Madeleine Haas Russell Gallery, Rosenberg Library 50 Phelan Ave, San Francisco, April 23
Hilla Hueber in Art at Townsend Bakery, Townsend Bakery, 2 Townsend at Embarcadero, February 9 - May 3
Bonnie J. Smith in 46th Annual Textile Exhibit, Olive Hyde Gallery, 123 Washington Blvd., Fremont, , Mar 28 – Apr 26; and Forming My Life, Women's Health Resource Center, at CPMC, 1698 California St, Lobby Level, San Francisco
Laurie Edison in Half the Sky, Luxun Academy, Shenyang, China, Apr 15-30
Orlonda Uffre in Caribbean Passages, Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St, 2nd Floor, Feb 3 - Apr 18

2014 Members, get your shows 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
Welcome Members Who Joined or Renewed in March!

NCWCA welcomes new members
Veronica Yazmin, Claudia Chapline, Joanna Katz, Susana van Bezooijen, Belinda Chlouber, Mary March, Pallavi Sharma, Sondra Schwetman, Nora Raggio, Rosemary McDermott, Dore Bowen, Allison Bennetts, Martha Gorzycki, Ruth Peterson Shorer, Samantha Meyers, Jeannette Wooden Kiel, Marilyn Host, Karen Gutfreund, Jacquie Rubinstein, Mary Lou Dauray, Sally Stewart. and Valerie Jacobs.

We are glad you joined and hope to see you soon at a meeting or event.

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Blue Flame Coal by Mary Lou Dauray

Headlands Center for the Arts Field Trip April 13

Judy Shintani is organizing a group to go to the open studios at the Headlands Center for the Arts. Contact Judy at by April 10 if you want to go.

Mark Your Calendars!
April 8, 6 - 9:30 pm chapter meeting at Irma Velasquez's studio, Aspen Building, 49 N San Mateo Drive, San Mateo

April 13, Headlands Center for the Arts field trip

April 27, midnight deadline for submission to "Disconnect."

April 27 Art Tag deadline for Fire, round #2

May 17, Art Tag Saturday group meeting on the Fire round

May 28, Art Tag Sunday group meeting on the Fire round

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Judy Shintani leading a workshop on the beach at Half Moon Bay

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Look at Yourself by Mido Lee, to be shown in the Half the Sky exhibit at the Luxun Academy in Shenyang, China.,

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