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January 2017 
Photo By Ruth Schowalter
Image above by Ruth Schowalter. Place The Goat Farm-Annual Meeting.
In this Issue:

Annual Meeting at The Goat Farm Arts Center – December 4, 2016

By Flora Rosefsky

A gray, cold and rainy Sunday did not dampen the wonderful WCAGA annual meeting at The Goat Farm in Atlanta on December 4th. Approximately 30 members attended, including four new members who joined that afternoon. 

Following visits to the studios of member artists Eleanor Neal, Khalilah Birdsong, and Maggie Davis, those attending shared food and drinks along with an informative program in the Rodriquez Room. Officers and Directors of the WCAGA Board spoke about their responsibilities and welcomed members to get involved in the coming year. All members were encouraged to participate to help implement the initiatives our Georgia chapter hopes to fulfill in 2017 and beyond. Committee updates included Art+Activism, Art Share, Book Club, Communications, Drawing Marathons, Exhibitions, Membership, and an announcement to form a Fund-Raising committee.  All members had the opportunity to introduce themselves by telling us about their particular art medium as well as how they developed their current artistic passion.

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Call for entries

Atlanta Epiphany: Unveiling Human Trafficking

A committee of artists, creative thinkers and social activists from Peachtree Christian Church and InterVarsity Christian Fellowship at SCAD Atlanta is curating an art exhibit to heighten awareness of human trafficking in our city. All selected pieces will be donated by the artists to be put up for silent auction, with half of the proceeds going to Street Grace, a nonprofit fighting to end domestic minor sex trafficking in Metro Atlanta and throughout the United States. Remaining proceeds will go to the young adult program at Peachtree Christian Church to be put toward hosting similar events. Download PDF

Bring Your Own Bag (B.Y.O.B)
One hundred miles together with Bring Your Own Bag (B.Y.O.B) initiative would like to present: 
Reusable Totes for the Coast – a Bag Design Contest 
This design contest came to life from the Tybee Beach Bag Pledge, a community based action to bring awareness to one of the most complex problems of our time: plastic consumption and the harm caused to our marine life, and coastal landscapes. The winning design will carry a message on behalf of local coastal Georgia communities like Tybee Island and Savannah, to fight litter one reusable bag at a time. 
Designs will be juried by a panel of art and design professionals, as well as a select general public group made up of 19 businesses and organizations who pledged to use reusable bags on Tybee Island during the launch of this project in the Summer of 2017. 
The winning design will be printed on more than 5000 bags which will be circulated through local coastal Georgia businesses, to replace those pesky single use plastic bags.  
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Our Nature
February 25, 2017 - Deadline for images submissions
February 29, 2017 - Notification of images chosen
March 18, 2017 - Delivery of Work to GPC - 10 to noon
March 18, 2017 - Installation
March 23, 2017 - Opening Reception - 6 to 8pm
May 6, 2017 - Take Down - 10 to 1pm
For more information and how to submit your work, go to the 
Opportunities Page and Publications

The Valdosta National 2017 exhibition juried by Bryce Speed includes a collage by Lucy Julia Hale. 
Dates: January 17-February 3, 2017
Place: The Valdosta State University Dedo Maranville Fine Arts Gallery
Valdosta, GA 31698
Phone: 229.333.5835 

Work by Lucy Julia Hale has been selected for publication in Issue 15 of The Hand Magazine.

The Chattahoochee Literary Review selected three collages (including "War Bonnets: Never Out of Style for Long" as the cover image) by Lucy Julia Hale as the featured visual art for its Fall 2016 and Winter 2017 issue, available at the website 

WCA GA Vice President Maggie Davis is opening a solo painting show: Maggie Davis, The Fourth Wall at Sandler Hudson Gallery on Dec. 16 from 7-9 pm. The gallery is located at 1000 Marietta Street. Davis will be doing an artist talk on January 7 at 2 pm. The exhibition runs through January 28, 2017. Watch this video  on Maggie Davis - Artist by Kristian Melom on Vimeo 

Local artist Leisa Rich presents "grownupland", a solo exhibition.
The exhibition will be on display October 21,  2016 - January 13, 2017.

Location: Stanley Beaman Sears’ Gallery 180
Opening Reception: November 3, 2016. 5pm-8pm

The exhibition will present installations, viewer interactive panels, sculpture, 3D printed communal sound, viewer participatory experiences, 3D printed sculptures, and more. Read more on the WCAGA Website.

Feb 7, 2017 Tuesday opening “Aviary”  Jane Jaskevich and Ann Hollingsworth, Watson MaCrae Gallery, Sanibel FL

Mind Travel: new works by Karen Phillips

My inspiration for this series came from a drawing I did while listening to calm, meditative music. I wondered how we create new worlds through our imagination and how we find ways to revisit them. What would it be like to have that dream job, create a new gadget, or be a completely different person? What traces are left in the mind from these imaginary worlds we create? If we could peer into the mind what would we see?

Mind Travel
November 3, 2016 - January 23, 2017
Opening reception
Thursday, November 3, 2016
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Studio Gallery
Fine Arts Building
Georgia Perimeter College

Clarkston Campus

555 North Indian Creek Drive

Clarkston, GA


Drawing Marathon

Greetings WCAGA Artists. 
Our Drawing Marathon program is entering it’s 5th year. 
This began as an experimental one year program and seemed to take on a life of its own after that. 
The purpose is to shake up our habitual working process and ways of thinking, to look for new input from new surroundings and to enjoy the opportunity to talk ‘art’ to our hearts content to other like minded individuals. Our initial format was to simply gather to work in one another’s studios with simple drawing materials and no theme, just whatever method each person worked. We’ve occasionally chosen to work a theme for a given day. Sometimes we’ve had multi day events. This year we thought we’d mix it up but the basic format is still there.

Format: We have a host, who opens their studio. Each person’s studios tends to have limits as to how many can work in their space. So there is a limited number of spaces per month possible. The host decides this number. Each artists who wishes to participate emails Barb Rehg ( the session or sessions they want to attend. (You may attend more than one) I let the host artists know who has signed up for their month. Once I have the max. positions filled, I take the extra names and keep them advised in case there is a vacancy that comes up. The further out the dates the more likely this is to happen as you can imagine.

Each participant brings their own materials. They also bring whatever food and drink they want for the lunch break. You are not required to finish any piece.  : ) The session generally runs from 10:30 to 3pm. (unless otherwise indicated in my responding email)  Some sessions will be on weekends and others may fall during the week. Each session is for one day only. The only exception is the multi day event held at Barb Rehg’s studio. (February for this year).

If you have questions, please email Barb and she’ll get you an answer.

The following six months is the schedule as I know at this date. 

If you see a month that doesn’t have a studio host and you would like to take that month, contact Barb Rehg. Please go to the Drawing Marathon Page on the WCAGA Website to see the SCHEDULE for 2017.

Next Book Club


To kick off the new year, we decided to meet in January and watch a movie pertaining to art, maybe a documentary or something. If you have something to suggest, let me know!!!!!  We will also pick the books for 2017! One possibility for viewing is Simon Schama's Power of Art (one of my personal favorites). I will have that in reserve in case no one else offers anything up.

Vickie Martin Conison's
3120 Mays Court
Decatur, Ga.  30033

WCAGA Members and Prospective Members

Have you joined or renewed your membership for 2017? It is time! Don’t miss the opportunities to exhibit, attend art shares, book discussion sessions, drawing marathons and more. National is raising their dues by $10.00 next year so renew now at the same $55.00 as last year. If you renew after January 1st the dues will be $65.00. All categories will increase by $10.00. Visit the website and renew with PayPal.

Or click on the members’ tab and then membership and download the membership form pdf. Mail your check to the address:

Women’s Caucus for Art of Georgia
P.O. Box 8033
Atlanta, GA 31106

Any questions: please email me: Helen DeRamus, membership chair

MacDowell Colony
Paper Trail Ar Center
The Creative Project

The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia
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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  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

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

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