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November, 2016  Issue 70
Dear Member,

How could this happen? The election results plunged many of us into despair and anger. On the one hand, we want to tune out, turn off all media, move to another country, even. On the other hand, we are compelled to take action: to protest, to write to our congresspeople, to do all we can to protect our democracy and the rainbow of human rights won over generations. In support of many members who will be attending the Women's March On Washington or a local march on January 21 the exhibition committee made the decision to cancel the January 21 closing reception and panel for F*ck U! In the Most Loving Way. Priorities have been set.   

But for now, the exhibition committee is deep in preparation for the opening of F*ck U! In the Most Loving Way. Dr. Shannon Rose Riley has made her selections for national artists and Dr. Tanya Augsburg is close to wrapping up paperwork for the final featured artist added to our show. Sawyer Rose is promoting an artist a day via NCWCA's Facebook page and working with Sally Douglas Arce to reach out to the press; Leisel Whitlock is managing RSVPs with all of the artists and tracking our complex project calendar; Mido Lee is working with video artists to formulate the video line-up; Karen Gutfreund is been liaising with the juror and artists and setting up dropbox files in preparation for the catalog; Patricia Montgomery and Elizabeth Addison are planning event menus; Sandra Yagi is tracking our budget; and Lena Shey is getting ready to manage the volunteer schedule. I'm filling in everywhere where help is needed, including setting up website information and creating pamphlets and buttons to promote our events. All of us have other jobs and responsibilities but our concentrated volunteer efforts reflect our belief that more than ever, this is a timely and important show that addresses patriarchy and discrimination. We invite volunteers to join our orchestra of committed, talented women. Together, let's make F*ck U! a strong activist show.     

Featured on our banner this month is work by Emma Sulkowicz, a featured artist in F*ck U! In the Most Loving Way.

Priscilla Otani, Editor  
Phoebe_Ackley-239464National artists selected by Dr. Shannon Rose Riley:
Phoebe Ackley*(see left), Susan Ahlfs, MGP Andersen*, Yael Azoulay, Pamela Belknap, Tracy Brown*, Ania Catherine, Sara Cole, Madelyn Covey, Susan Duby, Grace Fechner, Dwora Fried, Amy Finkbeiner, Laura Gelsomini, Brandon Harrell, Samantha Hofsiss, Lip J, Blond Jenny, Kay Kang*, Daniela Kostova, Kellie Ann Krouse, Liz Leger, Samira Mahboub, Chanel Matsunami Govreau, Colleen Merrill, Rachel O’Donnell, Patricia Olson, Jessi Presley-Grusin, Nancy Roy-Meyer, Zona Sage, Lucy Sexton, Judy Shintani*, Dafna Steinberg, Rebecca Sutton, Rhonda Thomas Urdang, Wendy Tigchelaar, Marcela Torres, Teddi Tostanoski, Cate White, Leisel Whitlock*, Joni Wildman.
*NCWCA member

Featured artists selected by Dr. Tanya Augsburg:
Johanna Demetrakas, Cheryl Dunye, Ester Hernandez*, Viet Le, Karen LeCocq, Violet Overn, Sheila Pree Bright, Rokudenashiko, Emma Sulkowicz, Faith Wilding, Nancy Youdelman. 
*NCWCA member

video 2​Opening Reception: Saturday, December 17, 2016, 7-9 pm.
​Opening reception for gallery and featured artists. Special guest artists Emma Sulkowicz and Violet Overn will premiere a new performance during the reception. At Arc Gallery, 1246 Folsom Street, San Francisco, CA.
Womanhouse Reunion: Friday, January 13, 2017, 6-9 pm. 
Two Womanhouse videos will be screened and original Womanhouse artists Faith Wilding, Karen LeCocq and Nancy Youdelman together with documentary filmmaker Johanna Demetrakas are expected to attend. At the Ninth Street Independent Film Center, 145 9th Street, San Francisco, CA. 
Faith Wilding/ Viet Le Performance: Saturday, January 14 , 2017 from 1:30 – 3 pm.
Faith Wilding and Viet Le will premiere a collaboration on welcoming and waiting, an updated version of Wilding’s iconic Waiting. Tanya Augsburg will perform Kitchen Table Talk.  At the Ninth Street Independent Film Center, 145 9th Street, San Francisco, CA.
F*ck U! Video Screening: Saturday, January 14, 2017, 7– 10 pm.
Cheryl Dunye’s Black is Blue, Johanna Demetrakas' FEMINISTS; What Were They Thinking?, Rokudenashiko's video shorts and works by video artists selected by Dr. Shannon Riley will be screened. At the Ninth Street Independent Film Center, 145 9th Street, San Francisco, CA. 
F*ck U! In the Most Loving Way is a complex project that goes far beyond a regular chapter exhibition. Over a one-month period, we will have an opening reception, host established and contemporary artists from all over the country, feature performance premieres, and mount a video event. These are ambitious and exciting projects that require the support of many people. We've created a wide variety of volunteer opportunities that are as short as couple of hours to full-scale multi-week projects. Through SignUp.com, you can choose how much and when you volunteer. With many people doing a little something, no one has to miss an event working the entire time.
We are also offering special incentives for those who volunteer significant hours: 
  • Volunteer 15 hours and you receive a Creating Space poster
  • Volunteer 16 - 40 hours and you also receive a F*ck U! catalog that will be published after the show ends
  • Volunteer more than 40 hours and you also receive a F*ck U! video which will be created by Mido Lee after the show ends.
Go to this link to explore your volunteer options:  http://signup.com/go/ufYtBs.  
The exhibition committee thanks you for your participation.         

NCWCA member Barbara Bryn Klare and artist Virginia Simpson-Magruder, both at Marin Museum of Contemporary Art in Novato, have started an Instagram account called League of Women Artists that highlights the work of women and female-identified artists. They were frustrated by seeing so many great women artists with only a handful of followers on Instagram, the general lack of support for women artists online (and off),  and trying to find and support women visual artists in a sea of names. They are currently running a campaign of reposting one image per artist on the LWA account. 
To have your art featured on the League of Women Artists Instagram account, visit their website at leagueofwomenartists.wordpress.com or click the link below:
For a great article by Alan Bamberger on the importance of online presence for artists, click this link: http://www.artbusiness.com/do-artists-still-need-galleries.html. Also check out ways to use social media effectively by clicking this link:

Laura McHugh, Open Studios, 285 Poplar Street, Half Moon Bay, November 19/20, 10 AM to 5 PM.
miwakoMiwako Nishizawa, BART poster series:  Orinda, Oakland and Fremont, displayed throughout BART system (see left). Article on Miwako here: https://www.bart.gov/news/articles/2016/news20160926
Kerith Lisi, Tiny, STUDIO Gallery, 1641 Pacific Avenue, San Francisco, Nov. 11 - Dec. 23.
Salma Arastu, Golden Moments, Grove Salon, 1483 Solano Ave, Albany Oct 20- Jan 15.  
Marian Yap, Out of the Comfort Zone, San Mateo City Hall Gallery, 330 West 20th Avenue, San Mateo Nov 3 – Jan 4. Also published work in Poetry Collection Journal, Prolific Press.
Sandra Yagi, Hindsight, Modern Eden Gallery, 801 Greenwich St, San Francisco, Nov 4 – Dec 3.
Modern Eden interview https://www.moderneden.com/blogs/interviews/artist-interview-sandra-yagi. Also Dark Matters, Bash Fine Art, 1009 S Main St, Las Vegas, NV, Oct 22 – Nov 26.
Sal Sidner, Aqua Art Fair, Aqua Hotel, 1530 Collins Avenue Miami Beach, FL, Projects Gallery, Nov 30-Dec 5. Also Signature Members, Miami Watercolor Society 2016, Wurtz Gallery, 5750 Sunset Dr, Miami, FL, Nov 10- 30. Also 44TH Annual Fall Exhibition, Miami Watercolor Society, Coconut Grove Art Festival Gallery, Nov 5-21. 
Victoria Veedell,  Small Works, Artworks Downtown, 1337 4th St. San Rafael, Nov. 18 - Dec. 23. Also Tiny, Studio Gallery, 1641 Pacific Avenue, San Francisco, Nov 11 – Dec 23. Also Local Landscapes in Abstraction, Robert Allen Fine Art, 301 Caledonia St, Sausalito, through Nov. 25. Also Aqua Art Miami - at the Aqua Hotel with Projects Gallery, 1530 Collins Ave. Miami Beach, FL, Nov. 30 - Dec. 4.
Sue Dedina, Black & White and Shades of Gray, O'Hanlon Center for the Arts, Mill Valley, Oct 27- Nov 17.  
mwaters_still_believe_kaleidMichelle Waters, Tiny, Studio Gallery, 1641 Pacific Avenue, San Francisco, Nov 11 - Dec 23. Also Tiny Treasures, Cactus Gallery,  3001 North Coolidge Ave, Los Angeles, Nov 12 - Dec 31. Also HARK, Kaleid Gallery, 88 S 4th St, San Jose, Dec 2 - Jan 14 (image right).
Joanna Katz, Strawberry Creek Lodge Holiday Art Sale, Strawberry Creek Lodge, 1320 Addison Street, Berkeley, Dec 4 – 5, 11 am - 5 pm.
Robin Apple, Concept Art Fair, Miami-Basel 2016, Contemporary Art Projects, USA Miami, FL, Nov 29 – Dec 4.
Laurie Toby Edison, Portraiture, PH21 Gallery, H-1092, Ráday u. 55 Budapest, Hungary, Nov 24 – Dec 13.

Karen GutfreundArtists United, the Revolution Begins with Us, Charles Krause Reporting Fine Art, Washington DC, Oct 8-Nov 19. 

Sawyer Rose, Carrying Stones Project: Ties That Bind, Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture, 2 Marina Blvd, Building D, next to FLAX Art Sept 23- Nov 30 (see right)

Barbara Bryn KlareWorld of Threads Festival "Me and You,"  Living Arts Centre, Mississauga, CANADA,   Oct 29 - Dec 4
Priscilla Otani, Women + Money, Katherine E Nash Gallery, Regis Center for Art, University of Minnesota, 405 21st Ave S, Minneapolis, MN, Sept 6 - Dec 10. Also Social Justice: It Happens to One, It Happens to All, St Mary's College Museum of Art, 1928 St Mary's Road, Moraga, CA, Sept 18 - Dec 11.
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.
Membership rates are going up by $10 starting January 1, 2017. Renew your membership by December 31, 2016 and take advantage of current rates. Memberships are based on the calendar year so if you joined prior to October 1, 2016 your membership expires on December 31, 2016. To join or renew your membership click here.  

Welcome Amy Sullivan, Kerith Lisi, Sal Sidner, Anne Giancola, Zachariah Greer Hauptman, Robyn Alatorre, Nancy Meyer, Tracy Brown, Dana Baker, Francine Davis, Suchitra Sharma, and Samanta Tello. Thanks for renewing Irma Velasquez, Kathy Fujii-Oka, MGP Anderson, Juliet Mevi, Elizabeth Addison, Miriam Fabbri, Sandra Yagi, Trudi Chamoff Hauptman, Xuan My Ho and Priscilla Otani.

Monica Tiulescu, "E + M"

Chapter meetings are on the second Tuesday of the month. Look for 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 

To join this Facebook group, go to the Women Artists to Know page and click Join. A moderator will add you to the group. Share your favorite artists! We now have over 1000 participants from all over the US and abroad!
November honors collage artists! Work below by Lorna Simpson. 

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Nov 18 Deadline for submitting work to Wage On! Women, Art & Money sponsored by National WCA at Ceres Gallery, Chelsea. Click here.

Dec 17 Opening reception for F*ck U! In the Most Loving Way at Arc Gallery, 1246 Folsom St, SF

Dec 27 Year-end party at Judy Johnson-Williams' studio, 347 Lewis St. Time to burn bad juju.
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Sal Sidner, "Kali"

chapter meeting
Some serious work got done at the November chapter meeting in San Mateo.
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Sondra Schwetman, "Plucked"


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