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WCAGA NEWS JANUARY 2016
In the Issue:

The Wild WIld West by Helen DeRamus

Interview with Helen DeRamus

1. Who are you and what do you do, and what is your background?
 

Atlanta is my hometown. I graduated from Emory at Oxford in the extended program and then from Emory University in history and art history. My art history concentration in Asian art set the tone for my career in art. I taught in Savannah after graduating then moved to Englewood, New Jersey, where I taught and began studio courses. Returning to Atlanta in 1979, my interest in photography (my dad’s influence) took me to the SE Center for the Photographic Arts studying with Buck Miller, Larry White and Neil Chaput de Saintonge. I created a commercial photography business which I ran for the next ten years. When I began critique sessions with Joseph Perrin... continue












 
 
Storm Warning By Helen DeRamus

Brown Bag Board Meeting.....

 

Please join us and bring along your lunch....

 

Wednesday, January 27, 2016.....11:00am

 

Home of Kathy Meliopoulos ..

1886 Fisher Trail NE

Atlanta. 30345

 

Hope to see YOU!

 

WCAGA is proud to announce
 Kathy Meliopoulos’s show 
Nature Studies: Up Close and Far Away 

at Blue Heron Nature Preserve 

Show Dates December 21st - May 13th 2016
Opening Reception January 23rd, 2016  6-7:30 pm 
Address 4055 Roswell Rd., NE Atlanta, GA 30342 

Image by Kathy Meliopoulos  Limestone Wall, Falling Leaf 16" x 20" oil on board

Open by appointment: Please call or email Sally Eppstein 678-642-5300/sallymail@yahoo.com

Nature Studies: Up Close and Far Away reflects observation of the natural environment. We see vistas and panoramas when we drive through the countryside, walk along a forest path, hike in the open air. We see details when we stop to look at closer range. Both perspectives are of interest to me. 

The "far away" paintings are done from photos taken during my walks in Washington state. The landscape and climate are so different from what we are used to in Georgia. I wanted to paint my impressions of that area.

The "up close" paintings are done from photos taken during my walks in the neighborhood in Atlanta. I look down and see moss growing on stepping stones, stone walls, along curbs. When the view is up close, the perspective changes, as paintings they become like aerial landscapes. 

These paintings are not about duplicating a photograph. The photo is a point of reference only. The aim is to capture the vision, the moment; and process it through a personal filter.-- Kathy Meliopoulos

Anita Stewart is teaching the following at Art and Beyond at 8560 Holcomb Bridge, Alpharetta.

Visual journaling  for Adults- http://artandbeyondstudio.com/events/visual-journaling-workshop/

Inquisitive Acrylic Painting  for Adults- http://artandbeyondstudio.com/events/inquisitive-acrylic-painting-for-adults-winter-2016-01-06/

Teen Art Class - http://artandbeyondstudio.com/events/teen-drawing-class-winter-i-13-2016-01-06/

Art and Beyond is becoming an art center. They hold  great paint and sip events but also offer fine art classes to  all ages who  want a deeper understanding and enriching experiences.. The visual journaling is a great time to stretch your creativity and expand your self expressions of what  you want in your future. The acrylic painting class is a great for a firm foundation for true beginners and a      stockpile of of techniques for intermediate learners. Learn from an award winning experienced artist and art teacher.

She will also be holding a Calligraphy workshop on Sun Jan 24 at Art and Beyond.

If you have any questions please contact Andy Schwartz,770-954-6102.

www.artandbeyondstudio.com

To see more of her artwork go to www.anitastewartgallery.com

Calls For Art

WCAGA’s The Art of Nature an Outdoor Art Installation 2016
Title: Metamorphosis Of Nature
What 
*The WCAGA’s  Art of Nature is a six week long outdoor art exhibition featuring site-specific art installations inspired by the Metamorphosis of Nature to be located on the grounds of the Blue Heron Nature Preserve. Artists and artist teams are invited to submit proposals at no cost for WCAGA members and a 30.00 application fee for non-members to be paid through PayPal. From these proposals The Art of Nature will select up to 7-8 projects and award them a 200.00 stipend to create their work. 
*No power is available.
Who
The Women's Caucus for Art of Georgia (WCAGA) is a chapter of the National Women's Caucus for Art (WCA), founded in 1972 to bring women's issues to the foreground of the College Art Association (CAA) and beyond. The focus was and continues to be supporting, recognizing and educating established and emerging women artists, art historians, critics, curators, museum personnel and other visual arts professionals.
In 2000 the Women's Caucus for Art of Georgia began when a group of eleven women artist met and decided to form a local chapter of the national organization. They began with a "just do it" attitude and a vision which they set out to realize. WCAGA is now comprised of over one hundred artists and art professionals from Georgia and other Southeastern states. The majority of our members, however, are artists based in metro Atlanta who work in many different media: sculpture, painting, photography, collage, printmaking and more.
Where 
*Blue Heron Nature Preserve, 4055 Roswell Road, Atlanta, GA 30342
*Blue Heron Nature Preserve was started in 2000 by Nancy Jones who was a public school art teacher for many years. Nancy was saddened by all the development ebbing away at the nature she and her son use to explore as he was growing up. Working with the City of Atlanta she started with 7 acres to create the BHNP and now has over 30 acres of green space in the heart of Buckhead. There are many future plans for the BHNP including a bike path that will connect with Path 400 which will connect to the Beltline. Get more information on this  Wondeful call on the WCAGA Website.
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