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January, 2017  Issue 72
Dear Member,

Happy New Year! The Holiday Season was unusually full, starting with the F*ck U! In the Most Loving Way exhibition and ending with the annual year-end party. The exhibition was a success and at the year-end party we exchanged laughs and art tools, burned bad juju, and decorated ugly sweater cookies. The chapter board will meet at the end of January to review the year and set goals for 2017. We look forward to another year of meetings, shows, events and professional development programs. 

Priscilla Otani, Editor  
emma violetAfter seven months of intense discussion, planning and hard work, the F*ck U! In the Most Loving Way exhibition opened at Arc Gallery on December 17. The gallery was jammed with 300 visitors who enjoyed the spectacle of Violet Overn and Emma Sulkowicz's performance (see  left). Artists, curators and visitors were interviewed and videotaped throughout the evening and the Middle Eastern spread was devoured by hungry guests right down to the lettuce lining.  

The show received great local coverage, both in print and on the radio, thanks to the efforts of publicist Sally Douglas Arce and NCWCA's Sawyer Rose. Artists in the show, together with Tanya Augsburg and Leisel Whitlock were engaged in great interviews that helped promote the show.

The opening was followed by a lecture by Emma Sulkowicz and Violet Overn at San Francisco State. They discussed their body of work - both early pieces and new work. These women were introduced to each other through friends and found that they enjoyed they had much in common. This has translated into several collaborations, including the performance, "Rulers," which they premiered at the F*ck U! show. 

tanya smallThe exhibition team had a brief break over the holidays, then launched into the January 13-14 events. Tanya Augsburg gave a three-hour docent tour of the F*ck U! exhibit in the afternoon of January 13. That evening, after the screening of two Womanhouse documentaries, she moderated a discussion among Womanhouse artists Karen Lecocq and Faith Wilding and filmmaker Johanna Demetrakas. On January 14 afternoon, Tanya Augsburg premiered Kitchen Table Talk (see right), an audience participatory performance followed by Faith Wilding and Viet Le's performance, "Waiting and Welcoming." That evening, we enjoyed a screening of 16 video shorts, followed by a discussion moderated by Tanya Augsburg among Amy Finkbeiner, Tracy Brown and Chanel Matsunami Govreau. All of these events were documented via video.

The F*ck U exhibit continues through January 21. We made a decision to cancel the closing panel, in support of the many women's marches occurring on that day. We hope participants in these marches will email selfie jpgs to the chapter mailbox (ncwcachapter[at]gmail.com) so that the marches  can be included in our catalog. 

The next phase in this project is documentation. Work has begun on the catalog and video and we look forward to both being produced sometime in 2017. F*ck U! In the Most Loving Way has been an important and ambitious project that involved collaborations among many people. We appreciate everyone's support in making these events a great success. 
sawyerElizabeth Addison, Professional Development Chair, has selected Sawyer Rose to represent NCWCA at the February 2017 National WCA Conference in New York City. Sawyer will attend WCA events that include the Lifetime Achievement Awards, Wage On! national exhibition at the Ceres Gallery, and share news with other chapter reps at the Chapters Council Meeting. She will report back to us on what she learned and will receive a $200 stipend after she files her report. The National WCA Conference provides a wonderful opportunity to network with members in chapters throughout the US, see great art, and find out what other chapters are doing. It also invites members to attend special interest caucus meetings such as Eco-art, International, Young Women and Jewish Women Artists Network. The conference is held at the same time as the College Art Association and The Feminist Art Project Conference so attendees can include these events in her itinerary. NCWCA awards the $200 chapter rep stipend to a different member every year. The application rules for this stipend is posted at year-end on the NCWCA website and in this newsletter so if you are interested in being a rep next year, be sure to apply!

Mosaic Mirror Class by Xuan My Ho on Jan 20 10-4PM and Jan 22  1-4PM. The workshop price is $225.00.
lease note that you need to have an account with Pacific Art League to register for a class. Use the following link to create a new account:

Leisel Whitlock, Sacrifice Zones, ArtHouse Gallery, 1021 R street Sacramento, Jan 14- Feb 3 (see image at bottom).

kerith nastyKerith Lisi, Nasty Woman Show (left image), The Main Gallery, 1018 Main St, Redwood City, Jan 11-22. Also Big/Small Show, The Main Gallery, 1018 Main St, Redwood City, Jan 4 –Feb 12. Also Artists (NOT) As Usual, Branner Spangenberg Gallery, 275A Linden St, Redwood City, Jan 6 – Feb 7. Also Snap! Arc Gallery, 1246 Folsom St, San Francisco, Jan 28-29.
Barbara Milman, CODEX 6th Biennial International Book Fair, The Craneway Pavilion 1414 Harbour Way South, Richmond, Feb 5 – 8. 
Orlonda UffreThe Art of Living Black, San Pablo Art Gallery, 13831 San Pablo Ave, Maple Hall, Blg 4, San Pablo, Jan 21 – Feb 26
Ruby Doris Smith Robinson Coat Back copy 2Patricia Montgomery, Wearable Expressions 7th International Juried Exhibition, Palos Verdes Art Center, 5504 West Crestridge Road, Rancho Palo Verdes, Jan 21 - Apr 16 (right). Also Honoring the Heroines of the Civil Rights Movement, San Marco Gallery, Archbishop Aleman Library, Dominican University of California, Palm Ave, San Rafael, Jan 17 - Mar 18.
Nancy Roy-Meyer, In the Deep End,  Gallery 114 1100 NW Glisan Portland, OR, Jan 5 – 29.
Xuan My Ho, Members' Exhibition, 668 Ramona Street, Palo Alto, Jan 6 – 26.
Robin Apple in The Four Elements (curated by Contemporary Art Projects, USA). Sol Tapin Gallery, Miami Country Day School, Miami, FL, Jan 9 - Feb 17. Also Group Show curated by Contemporary Art Projects, USA, Art Palm Beach, Palm Beach, FL, Jan 18-23.
Sawyer Rose, ARTExchange at the CAA Annual Conference, New York Hilton Midtown, Feb 17.
1335 6th Ave, New York, NY
Tracy Brown, Uprise/Angry Woman Exhibition, The Untitled Space, 45 Lispenard Street Unit 1W
NYC, Jan 17-28. Also Fragmented Histories, Brooklyn, 534 N 4th Ave, Tucson, AZ, Feb 4-May 6. Also article, "Dazed," http://www.dazeddigital.com/artsandculture/article/34170/1/female-artists-unite-in-the-face-of-a-new-political-era.
Mary K. Shisler, Snap, Arc Gallery and Studios, 1246 Folsom Street, San San Francisco,  Jany  28-29. 
Priscilla Birge DIGITAL ART: the Power of the Pixel,  Berkeley Central Arts Passage, 2055 Center Street, Berkeley, Jan 28 – May 27.
Barbara Bryn Klare, Marvelous! International Exhibition of Collage, Assemblage and Construction, Sebastopol Center for the Arts, 282 S High St, Sebastopol, January 6 - February 12, 2017.
Leisel Whitlock
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.

Welcome Maryly Snow, Kay Kang, Gretchen Blais, Lena Shey, Linda Joy Kattwinkel, Joanne Sterricker, Kelly Hammargren, Christie La Ruyssell, Tanya Augsburg, Lois, Cantor, Lorraine Bonner, Anne Shulenberger, Tanya Wilkinson, Caskey Weston, Leisel Whitlock, Victoria Helena Mihatovic, Mido Lee, Deborah Green, Hilla Hueber, Pamela Spears, Joanne Yeaton, Sue Dedina, Amanda Chaudhary, Patricia Montgomery, Judy Johnson-Williams, J.L. King, Judy Shintani, Sherri Cornett, M.C. Carolyn, Tara L. Hanson, Marian Yap, Marilyn Host, Tina Maier, Sawyer Rose, Trina Louise Drotar, Yuriko Takata, Helen Katherine Poole, Ruth Terrell, Barbara Horiuchi, Carla Caletti, Rebecca Bangs, Robin Apple. Looking forward to seeing you at a future meeting or event!

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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.
Jan: no meeting, Board retreat
Feb 14: San Francisco
Mar 14: Oakland
Apr 11: Alameda
May 9: Redwood City
Jun 13: Oakland
July 11: San Francisco
August 8: San Mateo
Sept 12: Oakland
Oct 11: San Francisco
Nov 14: San Mateo
Dec: Year-end party in Oakland 

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January honors ceramic artists. Work below by Patti Warashina. 

2017 Themes
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

Jan 29 NCWCA board retreat. 

Feb 3 ArtTag first pieces due for players in "Paradigm Shift"

Feb 11 10-12:30 pm Professional Development Workshop: Managing & Modifying Your Digial Images. Kala Institute, 1060 Heinz St, Berkeley. RSVP by Feb 3 to elizabethaddison[at]sbcglobal.net.

Feb 14 6 -9:30 pm Chapter meeting at Arc Gallery, 1246 Folsom St, San Francisco. 

Feb 21 Women's March. Send selfie, your name and location of your march to ncwcachapter[at]gmail.com

Feb 22 ArtTag first pieces due for players in "Unfinished" and "Resistance."
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