FOR FREEDOMS 50 STATE INITIATIVE BILLINGS
By Sherri Cornett, Project Director
NCWCA Member in Billings, MT
FOR FREEDOMS 50 State Initiative Billings is a collaborative offering of community conversations, art and correlating events which will provide non-partisan forums for action and discussion of values, place, and patriotism as part of the national For Freedoms 50 States Initiative in advance of the November 2nd mid-term elections. Project Director Sherri Cornett collaborated with Billings area leaders to provide two town hall style gatherings — “Native American Race Relations and Healing Series ‘For Freedoms’ “, “Free to Be Me: Diversity at MSUB” — a community-created installation of For Freedom lawn signs, which will be created at the town halls, on the Free Speech lawn at MSU Billings, What Freedom Means banners created by MSU Billings’ Club Art Collective and other campus clubs and organizations as well as promotion of related community events occurring this fall.
Participants will be invited to discuss US President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s four freedoms - freedom of speech, freedom of worship, freedom from want, freedom from fear – and how these play out in their own lives as well as in the lives of others in our community. We welcome all voices and points of view in respectful conversation and encourage questions and active listening as we seek to broaden our understanding of freedom in our community.
Inspired by politician’s campaign signage, the For Freedoms lawn sign
will be available at our two town halls for participants to produce and publicly display their own definition of freedom by filling out signs: Freedom Of..., Freedom From..., Freedom For..., and Freedom To… Lawn signs will be installed on the Freedom of Speech lawn at MSU Billings.
NATIVE AMERICAN RACE RELATIONS AND HEALING SERIES “FOR FREEDOMS”
Thursday, September 13, 2018, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.,
Billings Public Library, 510 N Broadway, Billings, MT
Russell Rowland will lead a discussion with former Northern Cheyenne Tribal Chairman and current tribal judge John Robinson and Janine Pease, founder of Little Big Horn College in Crow Agency. They will discuss some of the myths about what's happening in Indian Country as well as their ideas of what can be done to encourage positive growth on their reservations. John J. Robinson, Northern Cheyenne Tribal Court Judge, a member of the Kit Fox Warrior Society and veteran of the United States Army and Janine Pease, D. Ed. is an enrolled Crow Indian, Past President of Little Big Horn College in Crow Agency, Montana (1982 – 2000) and principal of the Chickadee Lodge Language Immersion School at Little Big Horn College in Crow Agency, Montana (Dec 2012-present). Table discussion leaders will include indigenous leaders Jade Bahr, Crystal Hickman, Rhonda Whiteman, Ta'jin Perez (Western Native Voice) as well as Jen Lynn (Ph.D/Women and Gender Studies/MSUBillings), and Sonia Davis (SURJ Billings).
FREE TO BE ME: DIVERSITY AT MSUB
Saturday, September 15, 2018 (2:30 – 4:30)
MSUBillings Student Union Building, Rooms A & B and Free Speech Lawn
1500 University Dr, Billings, MT
Reverand Dwight Welch of MSU Billings United Campus Ministry and representatives of nontraditional student groups including Out on Campus, the Multicultural Club, Women & Gender Studies, and Office of International Studies will facilitate a community discussion about discoveries made while sharing our stories and identities. Discussion followed by creation and installation of Freedom signs on the Free Speech Lawn, including a brief, secular ritual.
ABOUT FOR FREEDOMS
For Freedoms started in 2016 as a platform for civic engagement, discourse, and direct action for artists in the United States. Inspired by Norman Rockwell’s 1943 paintings of the four universal freedoms articulated by Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1941—freedom of speech, freedom of worship, freedom from want, and freedom from fear—For Freedoms seeks to use art to deepen public discussions of civic issues and core values, and to clarify that citizenship in American society is deepened by participation, not by ideology. For Freedoms is part of a rich history of artists employing means of mass communication to provoke political discourse. For Freedoms believes art, and artists, play an important role in galvanizing our society towards a more representative and transparent government.
For Freedoms believes citizenship is defined by participation, not by ideology. For Freedoms believes art can be a vehicle that broadens participation and deepens public discussions of civic issues and core values. For Freedoms is a hub for other artists and arts institutions who want to be more engaged in public life.
For more information, please see:
For Freedoms 50 State Initiative Billings (includes information about additional related community events)
Hashtags: #FF50 #weareforfreedoms #50stateinitiative #forfreedoms
For Freedoms on Facebook
For Freedoms on Twitter @for_freedoms
For Freedoms on Instagram @forfreedoms
Or contact Project Director Sherri Cornett, firstname.lastname@example.org
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NCWCA 2019 ART TAG RESIDENCY AT GHOST RANCH
By Mary Shisler
When: September 8-15 , 2019.
Arrive on Sunday evening for meal and depart next Sunday morning after breakfast
As a core activity of NCWCA, the game of ArtTag has built community and developed a sense of connection between NCWCA members for over a decade. In 2019 from September 8 - 15, 2108 devoted and dedicated taggers will be creating art in beautiful Ghost Ranch. Georgia O’Keefe chose to live many years of her life on the ranch. We have rented the Art Center of the ranch for our activities.
Single Occupancy: $1630.00 member, $1730.00 non-member: This includes 7 nights in either Coyote , 20 meals (arrival dinner thru departure breakfast), NCWCA tuition, use of Art Center, snacks and beverages during work time at Art Center, Gala Show ( one night only special) to show work created during residency. Refreshments for Gala.Two art tags - one facilitate art tag as well as option of daily Guerrilla Tag. Use for Ghost Ranch facilities such as the library.
Double Occupancy: $1087.00 member, $1187.00 non member/. This includes 7 nights in either Coyote , 20 meals (arrival dinner thru departure breakfast), NCWCA tuition, use of Art Center, snacks and beverages during work time at Art Center, Gala Show ( one night only special) to show work created during residency. Refreshments for Gala.Two art tags - one facilitate art tag as well as option of daily Guerrilla Tag. Use for Ghost Ranch facilities such as the library.
50% is required at registration. The remainder needs to paid 60 days before the residency.
Cancellation Policy: Full refund of moneys paid minus $75 handling fee up to 30 days prior to event. After that only a paid substitute may be considered.
Only 3-4 slots remain depending on whether single or double occupancy is selected.
MEMBER SHOWS, WORKSHOPS AND PUBLICATIONS
By Mary Shisler
, "Local Invisibility, Postcolonial Feminisms" book by Laura Fantone, Chapter 4: AAWAA: Pan Identity and the Limits of Community-Cynthia Tom, Text book, Palgrave Macmillan US, 978-1-137-50670-2, (Image right column) https://www.palgrave.com/us/book/9781137506696#
, Article: "Between Loss and Renewal," September Issue Earth Island Journal, http://www.earthisland.org/journal/
Durba Sen, Online Publication, SD Voyager
Judy Johnson-Williams, FourSquared 2018
, Voices and Visions: Standing Between Health and Disease,
The Art Center of Highland Park, 1957 Sheridan Road, Highland Park, IL, Aug 24 - Oct 4. Also, Fruition: Harvesting Imagination,
Gallery 9, 143 Main Street, Los Altos, Aug 28 - Sept 30. (Image left)
Erika Gomez Henao,
Art Explosion Open Studios, 2425 17st, San Francisco, Sept 14-16 (Fri 7-11 Sat & Sun 12-5) (Image rigth column)
Kemijarvi Artist Residency, Kemijarvi, Finland
Sculpture/Metal Working Residency , Pop Up Show. September 1-19. (Image right column)
, Arc Gallery, 1246 Folsom St, San Francisco, Aug 25 – Oct 6.
Holly Wong, Mind/Forest,
Visual Arts Exchange (VAE) 309 W. Martin Street, Raleigh, North Carolina 27601, Aug 22 - Oct 6.
Blond Jenny, The 8th Geumgang Nature Art Biennale 2018 Video Exhibition
, Geumgang Nature Art Center, Gongju si, Korea, Sept 20 - Oct 16, 2018. Also, Bushwick Open Studio, Flower Society, Blond Jenny Studio, 361 Stagg Street #309, New York, New York, Sep 27 - Sep 30, 2018. (Image right column)
, Fruition: Harvesting Imagination
, Gallery 9, 143 Main Street, Los Altos, Aug 28 - Sept 30. Also, Vibrant Vision
, San Francisco Women Artists Gallery, 647 Irving Street, San Francisco, Oct 9 - Nov 10. (Image right)
Vibrant Vibrations, SFWA Gallery, 647 Irving Street at 8th Avenue, San Francisco, Oct 9 - Nov 10.(Image right column)
J. L. King, Mi Lucha,
Wonderland SF Gallery,1266 Valencia St, San Francisco, Sept 1-30. Also, The Revival,
Cactus Gallery, 3001 North Coolidge Ave, Los Angeles, Sept 8-Oct 6. Also, The Coaster Show,
Gallery 30 South, 30 South Wilson Ave. Pasadena, Oct. 4 - Oct 31. Also, SF Open Studios, Arc Gallery and Studios, Studio #101, 1246 Folsom St. SF, Oct 12 - 14. (Image right column)
, What Knot?
Richmond Art Center, 2540 Barrett Avenue, Richmond, Sept 11 – Nov 16.
, Squared Alumni 2018
, Arc Gallery & Studios, 1246 Folsom Street, San Francisco, Aug 30 - Oct 6.
, Emeryville Artists’ Cooperative Triennial Open Studios,4250 Horton Street,No. 3, Sept 22, 11-4,Sept 23, 12-5.
, Cult of Meow II,
Gristle Gallery, 26 Bushwick Ave, Brooklyn, NY, Sept 8 - Oct 13. (Left image)
Karen Gutfreund, FourSquared 2018,
Arc Gallery, 1246 Folsom St, San Francisco, Aug 25 – Oct 6.
Elizabeth Addison, SOMArts’ Día De Los Muertos Honoring René Yanez. SOMArts 934 Brannan St, San Francisco. Oct 6-Nov 9. Also, Elizabeth Addison, Open Studios, 779 Vallejo Street, San Francisco, Oct 13-14.
, Rainbow Falls
, Gallery 9, 143 Main St., Los Altos, Aug 28-Sept 30. Also, Rites of Passage.
Patricia Montgomery, Honoring the Heroines of the Civil Rights Movement
, San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, 520 S. First Street, San Jose, Sept 5 – Oct 14. (Image left)
, Veiled Flowers,
Gallery 216, Estey Real Estate,
216 First St, Benicia, Aug 20-Oct 5. Also, Home Sweet Home, San Luis Obispo MOMA, 1010 Broad St, San Luis Obispo, Oct 19-Dec 19. Also, Sumi-e, Niza Knoll Gallery, 915 Santa Fe Dr., Denver CO, Sept 8-Oct 20.
Also Coast to Coast, Marin Society of Artists, 1515 3rd St, San Rafael, Aug 30-Sept 29. Also, After Dark, Arts Benicia Gallery, 991 Tyler Street, Ste.114, Benicia, Sept 15 -Oct 21. (Image left)
Marian Yap, Fruition: Harvesting Imagination
, Gallery 9, 143 Main St., Los Altos, Aug 28 - Sept 30. (Image right column)
Salma Arastu, Beyond Words - Three Contemporary Artists and the Manuscript Tradition, The Lambert Gallery at St. Louis Lambert International Airport, May 24-Nov 12.
Mary K. Shisler, The Mosser Hotel, 54 4th Street, San Francisco, Sept 11, 2018 - Mar 5, 2019. Berkeley Civic Center Art Exhibition, 2180 Milvia Street, Berkeley, Dec 2017 - Dec 2018. (Image right column)
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|2018 MEMBERS, WELCOME! THANKS FOR JOINING OR RENEWING IN AUG/ SEPT
Welcome new members Elise Marshall, Joan Di Stefano and Kat Kozick! We hope to see you soon at a meeting or event.
Work by Joan Di Stefano
NCWCA MEMBERSHIP 2019 WINDOW OPENS OCTOBER 1, 2018
Our annual membership drive begins October 1, 2018. New members who join between October 1 and December 31 will start their NCWCA membership right away and it will carry through December 31, 2019. Current members have membership through December 31 this year. Consider renewing early if you are planning to go to Ghost Ranch or attend the National WCA Conference in February, 2019.
Chapter meetings are on the second Tuesday of the month. Look for agenda and activity details on our webpage.
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Oct 9 San Francisco
Nov 13 Oakland
December Year-End Party Oakland
January 2019 - Board Retreat, no meeting
WOMEN ARTISTS TO KNOW
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August honors Political Focus/Community Engagement
Linda Friedman Schmidt
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
Bay Area Art Stars 6-8:30 at 301 Main St, San Francisco. Advance ticket purchase required.
First day to join NCWCA for 2019. Membership begins as soon as you join and continues through Dec 31, 2019.
6 - 9:30 PM Chapter Meeting, Arc Gallery, 1246 Folsom St, San Francisco. Guest speaker Carolyn Kualii: Curating Indigenous Arts and Traditions.
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