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June, 2017  Issue 77
Dear Member,

At June's board meeting, Sawyer Rose, Judy Shintani, Melissa Harmon, Sandra Yagi, Elizabeth Addison, Priscilla Otani, Tanya Augsburg, Mary Shisler and Irma Velasquez were voted into the board for two year terms that begin July 1. They join Leisel Whitlock and Trudi Chamoff Hauptman whose terms continue through June 30, 2018. We are thrilled to have a combination of new and re-elected board members who will bring energy, new ideas and continuity to our organization. Thank you Judy Johnson-Williams and Patricia Montgomery for your time, support and service on the board! Welcome aboard, Sawyer Rose and Melissa Harmon!

NCWCA Board Effective July 1, 2017
Sawyer Rose, President (newly elected)
Judy Shintani, Vice President (re-elected)
Melissa Harmon, Secretary (newly elected)
Sandra Yagi, Treasurer (re-elected)
Elizabeth Addison, Professional Development (re-elected)
Priscilla Otani, Communications (re-elected)
Leisel Whitlock, Exhibitions (on-going)
Trudi Chamoff Hauptman, Membership (on-going)
Tanya Augsburg, Art Historian in Residence (re-elected)
Mary Shisler, Board Member-at-Large (re-elected)
Irma Velasquez, Board Member-at-Large (re-elected)

Priscilla Otani, Editor  
Sawyer Rose  

SR at VSC-cc copyI am pleased and honored to have been elected President of NCWCA, taking the reins from Judy Johnson-Williams who has brought her strength and experience to the role for the past six years.
I came to NCWCA when I was in the beginning stages of a large-scale, feminist, data-driven sculpture project, still unsure how the work would unfold, and this group welcomed me and my ideas with open arms. Paying forward the support and enthusiasm I felt (and wholeheartedly continue to feel) from this membership will be the guiding principle I follow in my new leadership role.
Looking ahead, I believe that increasing diversity in our membership – particularly bringing in the knowledge of younger women artists – is key to the continued vitality of our organization. As a woman in my 40s, solidly and proudly a Gen-Xer, I feel well-positioned to serve as a sort of “land bridge,” continuing the conversation about the alchemy we can create by combining long-time members’ earned wisdom with newer members’ contemporary know-how.
I look forward to our growing together over the coming months and years.

Sawyer Rose is a sculpture, performance and social practice artist working in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Sawyer’s current project is an ongoing series of works about women's labor inequality, The Carrying Stones Project (www.carrying-stones.com). Her interactive and sculptural work “Ties That Bind” was featured at Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture in September 2016. In it, she addressed the “double burden” carried by women in the workforce who also shoulder the majority of domestic labor at home. Her forthcoming series, “Force of Nature,” takes an intersectional look at the work histories of a diverse group of working women using sculpture, photography, and public participatory events.
Sawyer has been a resident artist at The Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, The Tyrone Guthrie Centre in Ireland, Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina, as well as three times at Vermont Studio Center. She was the artist-in-residence for the Town of Fairfax, CA, 2015-2017.
She currently serves on the Board of Directors of Oakland Art Murmur, Oakland, CA. Formerly she worked as the Director of Fothoui Kramer Gallery, East Hampton, NY.
Sawyer earned her BA in Art at Williams College and Glasgow School of Art.
Elizabeth Addison 


Djerassi Day 2017 is in the works! Three years ago, Judy Shintani (then NCWCA Pro Dev Chair) brilliantly coordinated and designed Djerassi Day at the Djerassi Residency in Woodside California–including a land art tour, creative workshops, artists panels, community-building activities and delicious meals from the Djerassi organic kitchen. WCA members from up and down the West Coast, as well as other locales joined in for a rich, value-packed, and memorable day.
Djerassi Day 2017's panel discussion theme is "Actionable Art and Artists." The panel will feature artists whose works and practices take action, create change, communicate, heal, activate, educate–and, generally, make the planet a better place. In these uncertain times, many of us are asking what we can do as artists, individuals, and collaboratively. Djerassi Day 2017 will provide an opportunity for WCA artists to connect, share, and plan with these thoughts in mind.
Volunteer Opportunities! The success of Djerassi Day depends on the help and goodwill of many people. Volunteering only takes a few hours and rewards are in the friendships/connections you make and the acknowledgement that you helped make this amazing event happen. Here’s where we need your assistance:
1. Join the team! I have openings for 4 committee members, first come, first served.
2. Event Day Set-up & Coordination (on-site coordination, registration, tour helpers, set-up & tear-down)
3. Creative Workshops - send me your proposal for a 1-hour workshop (small stipend for supplies)
4. Photo/video Documentation
Volunteers and committee members are given the deepest discount to the event! 
$80(reg.) / $70(early bird) WCA Members
$120 Public (limited)
$35 WCA Volunteers 
Email elizabethaddison@sbcglobal.net to join the Djerassi Day team! She will respond to you after July 9, when she returns to the United States. 

Mary Shisler

Klare_Light  copyBarbara Bryn Klare, Wabi Sabi,O'Hanlon Center for the Arts, 616 Throckmorton, Mill Valley, June 1 - June 22. Also Light, Oakland Library, Lakeview Branch, 550 El Embarcadero, Oakland, July 1 – 31 (image left).
Lena Shey, Finding My Freedom, 3rd Street Village Gallery, 4716 3rd St., San Francisco, June 10 - August 25. Also Spectrum Gestalt 4, bG gallery, SpaceG8A, 2525 Michigan Avenue, Santa Monica, June 17 - July 5.
Orlonda Uffre, My Art Makes My Life Matter, SF Main Library, African American Center/3rd floor, June 17 – August 10 (image lower right column).
2017 Solo Exhibition Awakening the Feminine at Art Works Downtown-San Rafael.CA Photo Larry KurtzCynthia Tom, in magazine article, Marinscope Publications, “Artist Uses Art to Empower Women,” By Derek Wilson Marinscope Newspapers, May 5, 2017 (see image right). 
Michelle Waters, Something Wild in My Garden, Cactus Gallery,3001 North Coolidge Avenue, Los Angeles, June 10 - July 15.
Marian Yap, Visions, Milton Marks Gallery, State Building, 455 Golden Gate Ave, San Francisco, June 2 - July 31.
J. L. King, Flora & Fauna, Arc Gallery, 1246 Folsom St, San Francisco, June 17 - July 15 (image lower right column).
Judy Johnson-Williams, Flora & Fauna, Arc Gallery, 1246 Folsom St, San Francisco, June 17 - July 15.
Judy Shintani, publication: The National - the onboard American culture magazine for Amtrak. BARS AND STRIPES, June/July 2017.
Elizabeth Addison on leftElizabeth Addison, curator with Pamela Blottner (non-member) and Mie Preckler (non-member),  Artists Beyond Boundaries, The American Center of the US Embassy, Yangon, 14 Taw Road, Dagon Township, Myanmar June 17-29 (image left). 
Tanya Wilkinson, Making the Cut: Collage-a-Rama, Arc Gallery, 1246 Folsom St, San Francisco, June 17 – July 15.
Kathy Fujii-Oka, Making the Cut: Collage-a-Rama, Arc Gallery, 1246 Folsom St, San Francisco, June 17 – July 15.
Priscilla Otani, Making the Cut: Collage-a-Rama, Arc Gallery, 1246 Folsom St, San Francisco, June 17 – July 15.

Laurie Toby Edison, Ryan Gander -The Collection Curated by Ryan Gander, The National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan, April 29 – July 2, 2017. 

Trudi Chamoff Hauptman, Pointless Sisters: Art Quilts An Exploration In Cloth, Finley Center,  2060 West College Ave @ Stoney Point Rd, Santa Rosa, CA. May 23 - July 13, 2017.

Xuan My Ho, Sculpture in the Garden Exhibit. 86 Cañada Road, Woodside, May 26 - Novembr 5. 

Sawyer Rose, Currently 80 - 80th Anniversary Exhibition, Sculptors Guild of NYC, Nolan Park House # 7B, May 6 - July 16. 
Sandra Yagi, $400, Pence Gallery, 212 D St, Davis, CA, Jun 2-25. Also Lightning Bolts & Little Sparks, WOW x WOW Online, June 2 - June 30.
Gina ChiaoWondering, First Federal Savings and Loan Association of San Rafael, 2009 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Fairfax, May 1 – Jun 30.
Judy Shintani, The Presidio’s Role in World War II Japanese American Incarceration, Presidio Officers' Club, 50 Moraga Ave, San Francisco, April, 2017 - March 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 ncwcachapter@gmail.com.

Welcome Blond Jenny, Mary Ayling, Joanna Katz, Jeannette Kiel, Mary B. White, Lynne Todaro, Ariella Seidenberg, and Holly Wong. Looking forward to seeing you at a future meeting or event!
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Blond Jenny

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June honors artists involved in performance, dance and music.
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Sound artist Amanda Chaudhary

2017 Themes
June - performance/dance/music
July - photography
August - installation
Sept -political focus/community engagement
Oct - print making
Nov - collage
Dec - sculpture, assemblage

Jul 11, 6-9:30, Chapter Meeting, Arc Gallery 1246 Folsom St, San Francisco


May 13 - Aug 13 Dorothea Lange: Politics of Seeing, Oakland Museum, 1000 Oak St, Oakland

Jun 16 - Oct 29, Tania Bruguera,Talking to Power, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission St, San Francisco.

Apr 8 - Aug 20, The Summer of Love Experience: Art, Fashion & Rock & Roll De Young Museum, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr, San Francisco. 
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