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Calls for Art, Workshops, Exhibitions, ArtShare, Reading Club, Artist Interview
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December 2015
“I have fallen into an abyss. I live in a world so curious, so strange. Of the dream that was my life, this is my nightmare.”  Camille Claudel (born 8 December 1864) 










Art by Camille Claudel, La Vague 1897-1903 marbre, onyx, bronze s6659 © Adagp, Paris 2013- See more at: http://www.musee-rodin.fr/en/exhibition/camille-claudel#sthash.hJ0aw1BQ.dpuf
In the Issue:
Artwork on the right by Leisa Rich. 
sTriangulation (detail)31" X 36" X 36" X 1
Materials: PLA, thread, resin, graphite
Technique: 3D printing, drawing, free motion machine embroidery

Interview with Leisa Rich
1. Who are you and what do you do, and what is your background?
My name is Leisa Rich. I describe myself as an experimentalist, although I was formally trained in the fiber arts — I began as a weaver in 1975— and continue to incorporate fibers processes and materials in my work, particularly free motion machine stitching, something I began doing in 1971 when my Mom taught me to use a sewing machine to darn and I used it to draw a dog instead. Continue reading about Leisa Rich by clicking here.

IT'S HERE!
WCAGA Annual Members' Meeting 2015
WHEN - Sunday, December 6.......1:00pm - 4:00pm
WHERE - the Goat Farm, Foster St, Atlanta, GA. 30318
Parking is best at Event Entrance (first driveway after Howard School)
WHAT TO BRING - Yourself, a snack to share and a friend, if you like

STUDIO TOURS - Three Goat Farm artists are generously opening their studios for us to tour. We will meet at 1:00 in the studio of Maggie Davis located at ER 11 (enter west side doors under archway). Then we will move on to Rita Beasley's, W-217. Last tour will be the studio of Corrina Sephora Mensoff, whose assistant Felicia will show us around.
The tours will be followed by a short business meeting and socializing to be held in the Rodriguez Room.

......so put on your walking shoes and join us for an interesting afternoon.....hope to see you!
 

Image courtesy of Kathy Meliopoulos

 
Have you renewed your membership for 2016?
It is time! Don’t miss the opportunities to exhibit, attend art shares and reading group sessions, as well as participate in the drawing marathons and much, much more.
Visit the website http://www.wcaga.org/and renew with PayPal.  Or click on the members tab and then  membership tab and download the membership form pdf. I will be glad to send you the info too.
Mail your check to the address: 
Treasurer
Women’s Caucus for Art of Georgia
P.O. Box 8033
Atlanta, GA 31106  
Any questions or copies of membership forms: please email me, Helen DeRamus, membership chair.
deramusstudio@gmail.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.

Members Events, Shows, Happenings and more
 

Anita Stewart

Abstracted Anita

October 27 - December 10 2015

Reception, Thursday November 19 6-8pm
Location: Gerogia Perimeter College, Department Of Fine Arts, Studio Gallery
Street: 555 North Indian Creek Drive
City: Clarkston, 30021




 


WCAGA Annual Members Meeting
Time: December 6, 2015 from 1pm to 4pm
Location: The Goat Farm
Street: 1200 Foster Street NW
City/Town: Atlanta
Website: https://www.facebook.com/TheGoatFarmArtsCenter/timeline


WCAGA's DECEMBER ArtShare
When: Sunday, December 13, 2015, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Where: Paper Trail Art Center
             322 Patterson Ave. Scottdale, GA 30079
             (Just two blocks east of the Dekalb Farmer's Market.)

Bring: Your finished or unfinished work of any size to share. Beverages will be provided. You may bring a snack to share if you wish.


RSVP: to Serey Andree, andreem@bellsouth.net or call 404-290-5154. This will help me know how many will be attending.

The program, ArtShare, is a forum for members of WCAGa to show their work for the purpose of gaining feedback and insight, and to network with other artists and art professionals. 
Guests and prospective members are always welcome!
The registration portal is open for the WCA conference IMPACT in Washington D.C. February 3-6. Board Meeting Sunday February 7.
Early bird package is only available until December 19.
REGISTER TODAY!!
http://nationalwca.org/conference/currentconfer.php
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You can SIGN UP if you are a Member of Women's Caucus For Art of Georgia. If you are not. Pay with the Paypal button on the WCAGA Website.

Or download the WCAGAMembership003.pdf, print and fill in. Make a check payable to WCAGA and mail with membership form to Post Office Box 8033, Atlanta, GA 31106. You can also pay by credit card with Paypal. If you are unable to view the pdf. file, please contact us at deramusstudio@gmail.com  to request a form.

Paying your membership fee is just the beginning. You will then be on the National and Georgia WCA databases. After Paying your membership dues you can then choose to be a part of the WCAGA Website. Members themselves are responsible to SIGN UP and then creating their usernames, passwords and upload any photos, blogs or other information.

If you are a current member of WCA and want your website listed on the National Website, please submit your URL and a short discription to: Karin Luner, WCA Director of Operations at k.luner@nationalwca.org

More opportunities and information are available on the National WCA Website.
And on our Website and Blog and Facebook Group.

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