Calls for Art, Workshops, Exhibitions, ArtShare, Reading Club, Artist Interview
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WCAGA NEWS February 2016
In the Issue:
Above: Image by Sandrine Arons. The Painter's Hand, 2012

Member Aleta Aaron is thrilled to announce that Pryor Fine Art Gallery in Atlanta represents her art. At this time, she has three sculptures in the gallery. One can view her pieces on their website:

WCAGA Member's Exhibit Application 

Entry deadline: February 20, 2016

“Art from my Perspective”

A multi media exhibit showing 2D and 3D works from our artists - on view March 14 to May13, 2016 at the Jim Cherry Learning Resource Center Gallery, Georgia Perimeter College, Clarkston Campus.


 Art from my Perspective

The Women’s Caucus for Art, GA chapter presents: Art from my Perspective   

    WCAGA would like to tie this year’s exhibit at GPC to coincide with the Women’s  

    Conference’s Topics. Women in Art, Politics and Education. More info on our WCAGA Website.

WCAGA Drawing Marathon Dates 

Presented by The Women’s Caucus for Art Georgia


Drawing Marathon 2016


Our Drawing Marathon program is entering it’s 5th year. Who could have guessed?! I have listed the dates and host studios as well as those already signing up for specific Drawing Marathons. You may attend more than one.


If you wish to sign up 
Email Barb Rehg at list the dates you want to attend.

I will email a reminder one week prior with directions and any other information you may need to know. Some have been filled. You may put your name on a reserve list for specific dates and if someone needs to drop out I’ll call you. The dates are available on our WCAGA Website.

Interview with Sandrine Arons

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


My name is Sandrine Arons and I’m a photographer based in Atlanta. I was born and raised in Georgia but I’m a dual citizen of France and the US. I am as comfortable in the country as I am in a big city. I’ve found that both have their appeal and I can’t seem to live without either. Thanks to my French mother, I grew up bilingual and spent all my summers in France with family.


I spent the majority of my adult life in academics. I have graduate degrees in Humanistic Psychology and French Literature and taught both French and English at the university level.  In 2004 I moved to Paris to teach at the University of Paris while doing dissertation research and that is where I met my husband and had my son. After my father died in 2008, I wanted to move back to the States to be closer to my mother and my friends. So I convinced my French/Moroccan husband to move back with me in 2009 at which point I decided to make a serious career change and pursue my passion of photography. I was very disillusioned with what academia had become and recognized that my escape has always been photography. I recently completed my MFA at SCAD and I feel like it is just the beginning of this great journey. I don’t think I actually missed the boat, I think I was just waiting on the right one.
Continue on WCAGA Blog

Sandrine Arons, Through the Wall, 2011

Above: Sandrine Arons, Through the Wall, 2011

Time to Renew Your Membership for 2016 and Welcome New Members


Visit the website to renew your membership with PayPal  or download the membership form so that we have your current home and/or studio address and email address. Mail your check to:

WCAGA, P.O. Box 8033, Atlanta, GA 31106

Life(time), 2011

Above Sandrine Arons:Life(time), 2011

Welcome! New and Re-joining Members:

Joann Benzinger

Jette Binder

Lynnette Black

Deborah Glenn

Ruth Gooden

Julie Grant-Brown

Heida Halldorsdottir

Sarah Hendrix

Roxane Hollosi

Mariana Kramer

Susan Lightcap

Cathryn Miles

Nicole Merkens

Erin McIntosh

Donjenna Yokley

Sara Schindel



 What to read: 


A Paramedic's Wild Ride to the Edge and Back

by Kevin Hazzard


FROM AMAZON:   former paramedic’s visceral, poignant, and mordantly funny account of a decade spent on Atlanta’s mean streets saving lives and connecting with the drama and occasional beauty that lies inside catastrophe.


In the aftermath of 9/11 Kevin Hazzard felt that something was missing from his life—his days were too safe, too routine. A failed salesman turned local reporter, he wanted to test himself, see how he might respond to pressure and danger. He signed up for emergency medical training and became, at age twenty-six, a newly minted EMT running calls in the worst sections of Atlanta. His life entered a different realm—one of blood, violence, and amazing grace.


Because this book has Atlanta connections, and one of our members had went to a talk by the author, which she found  found very entertaining and interesting, we decided to include it as a work of art itself.


Also, come with book ideas. We'd like to lay out the remainder of the year so all can plan ahead. We are going to meet every other month to give everybody a chance to read the book.


MARCH 20, Sunday 3:30PM



Vickie Martin Conison's

3120 Mays Court

Decatur, Ga.  30033


RSVP (It’s helpful, but not essential.)


WCAGA Reading Group

        It’s a very informal format.

        We have art-related reading material and then meet to discuss what we read.

        Everyone is welcome to come to the discussion meeting

        (even if you don’t get time to read the material first.).

        The reading material is a jumping off place for the discussion.

Bringing something tasty to nibble on or drink is always nice, but not required.


Vickie Martin Conison


When: Sunday, Feburary 14th, 3:30pm - 5:30pm

Where: Paper Trail Art Center

             322 Patterson Ave.

             Scottdale, Ga. 30079


Bring: Your finished work or a work in progress. We provide the beverages. You may bring a snack to share.

RSVP: to Serey Andree, or 404-620-8717 so we will have an idea of the number of attendees.

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 welcome!
I'd love to hear from you. So, please email me if you would like to host an ArtShare, have a suggestion for a venue of format, or would like to be involved in some way.
Serey Andree



Kathy Meliopoulos-Nature Studies: Up Close and Far Away

Time: December 21, 2015 at 10pm to May 13, 2016 at 5pm

Location: Blue Heron Nature Preserve Gallery

Street: 4055 Roswell Rd. City/Town: Atlanta, GA

Website or Map:

Phone: 678-642-5300

Organized By: WCAGA


Jeannine Cook has work in

The Luster of Line: Metalpoint Works

Time: February 26, 2016 to March 25, 2016

Location: Clement Art Gallery

Street: 201 Broadway, City/Town: Troy, NY 12180

Website or Map:…

Phone: 518.272.6811

Organized By: Jon Gernon



Helen DeRamus has work in the

First LaGrange SE Regional Exhibition

LaGrange Art Museum

112 Lafayette Parkway

LaGrange, GA 30240

Reception: February 19, 2016, 7 - 9 PM

Exhibit Closes: April 2, 2016


Encaustic Mixed Media Intensive Workshop

Time: February 20 & 21, 2016 10AM-4PM

Location: Helen DeRamus Studio

Street: 585 Cobb Parkway SE, Suite L-1                                                

City: Marietta 30060


Phone: 770/378-9003


Encaustic medium is compatible with: paper, photographs, oil and wax sticks, pan pastel—the list is endless. You will create several paintings using your choice of mediums along with encaustic paint and medium. Demonstrations are included along with up-to-date information on the latest techniques. All supplies are included. All levels invited. $425, $100 deposit. Register on the website. 4 spaces remain


Encaustic Class

Time: Tuesdays, March 8, 15, 22, & 29, 2016 10AM to 1PM

Location: Helen DeRamus Studio

Street: 585 Cobb Parkway SE, Suite L-1


City: Marietta 30060

Phone: 770/378-9003


New this year, Helen are offering a daytime four-week class for all levels. If you have experience using encaustic, you can work independently with guidance when needed. If new to encaustic additional instruction is included. You will need to supply your own substrates (boards). 

$280 for the four weeks. Register on the website.

MacDowell Colony
Paper Trail Ar Center
The Creative Project

The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia

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