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August 2015

When summer opens, I see how fast it matures, and fear it will be short; but after the heats of July and August, I am reconciled, like one who has had his swing, to the cool of autumn.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Dora Kaminsky
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The Abandoned Sluice

Dora KaminskyBorn: New York, New York 1909 Died: Taos, New Mexico 1977 watercolorSmithsonian American Art MuseumTransfer from the General Services Administration1980.133.9Not currently on view

In the Issue:
Calamity Jane died August 1 or August 2. Nobody is sure. On the other hand Mariln Monroe died on August 5, 1962. Everybody is sure about that. 

"The Abandoned Sluice" was painted by Dora Kaminsky. She was a prodigy that entered the Educational Alliance Art School at the age of 11. To read more about her follow this link. Karen Gutfreund the WCA's 'Exibition Junkie' and suitably the WCA National's Exhibition Chair tells us more about herself in the June E-News. She always has art exhibitions lined up for our members as youwill see in the Call of Art section. 

There is a couple of interesting Exhibitions on the National Website and in the online galleries for these shows, wonderful imagery. 

Who's Afraid of Feminism
(Dis)Comfort / A Young Women's Caucus National Exhibition
Time: Present, Past, and Future

In August Ashley L. Schick will begin teaching with the Lovett School's Upper School as a Visual Arts Instructor. She will be teaching foundations and printmaking. 

A (possibly forgotten) member benefit

How to use the national WCA website.

In addition to our chapter website (, don’t forget the national website.

It is loaded with information and has members-only sections.

To access your membership benefits, features, and the member directory, and manage your

personal information, you must log into the Members-only space. To log into the Membersonly

space located on the WCA home page, you to need complete these steps to create your

own password:

1. Go to

2. If necessary, enable pop-up windows on your browser (if you have disabled this feature).

At the top of the webpage, you should see a space to input your email.

3. Fill in your user email into the email field.

4. A window pops up asking you to give your member id # - MEMBER NUMBER. If you

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6. Go back to, fill in your email address and the system-generated password.

7. A new tab titled MY MEMBERSHIP will appear between CONFERENCES and


9. Click on MY MEMBERSHIP, a drop-down menu of benefits and features will appear.

10. To change your password or update your personal records, select Member Directory

from the drop-down menu. Click FIND, locate your record in the list, and then click on


You can now edit your password as well as update your records. Passwords MUST BE

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11. Other features under MY MEMBERSHIP lets you post to the calendar and blog, offers

various discounts on subscriptions, and gives you access to the ArtList calls for art listing site.

Also, a link to your personal website can be posted onto the national site to enhance your

visibility. Add your website URL to your personal info inside of the Member Directory, or email

the URL to the Director of Operations, Karin Luner, at

Maggie (Vicki Bethel)

Members Events, Shows, Happenings and more

Mark: A WCAGA Member Exhibit
September 10 - October 10, 2015
Lyndon House Art Center
293 Hoyt Street
Athens, GA

Held in the Lower Atrium and Ronnie Lukaiewicz Galleries
Often it is through the personal nature of our lines, forms, media and colors that viewers come to know a work as ours. Our "Marks" can be delicate, bold, gentle, aggressive, simple, complicated, obstuse or explicit, intuitive, 2D or 3D, moving or static. And the message, the concept becomes enhanced and individualized by how our hand/mind/experience creates that unique mark.

Eye Level
August 31 - September 30, 2015
Opening Reception: September 26, 7 - 9pm
Mablehouse Art Center
5239 Floyd Rd SW

10 Artists and or Photographers exhibit their work as part of the Atlanta Critique Show. Corlia K has 6 paintings in this show.

Exploring the Landscape: Inside and Out:
Encaustic Workshop by Helen DeRamus

August 22, 10 am - August 23, 4pm

585 CobbParkway SE, STE. L-1

This workshop is intended for artists who have had a previous encaustic workshop or who are familiar with the medium. The goal is to experience using substrates other than wood panels, including metal panels, Plexiglas. We will look at the possible 3-D possibilities as well. New methods of working in a more painterly way will be introduced Attention will paid to personal image content. All supplies are included in the fee and each day begins at 10AM and ends at 4PM with a lunch break.

August 20 - October 10, 2015 
Quinlan Art Center
514 Green Street NE
Georgia 30501

The 4th Annual Virginia Avery Memorial Juried Art Exhibition at the Quinlan Visual Arts Center will include a painting by Ann Rhodes called "Reed Reflections."

The Art of Sensory Expression:
Encaustic Workshop by Helen DeRamus

August 15, 10am - August 16, 4pm
585 CobbParkway SE, STE. L-1

We are exploring encaustic, all the basics to begin painting with the encaustic medium as well as a look at the quality of the medium and the possibilities of incorporating other mediums. No previous experience required. Each day 10AM to 4PM with a lunch break. All supplies are included in the fee for the workshop.

Book Club Meet
A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemmingway

3120 Mays Court
Decatur, GA 30033


This was chosen to partner with a new program with WCAGA of the same name! The book is a memoir about Hemingway's years in Paris in the 1920, while married to his  first  wife Hadley. You will also spend time with F. Scott Fitzgerald, James Joyce, Gertrude Stein and Ezra Pound.  Surprisingly, this book was not published in Hemingway's lifetime

Le Chant des Pierres: Dessins en Or et Argent
July 28 - September 22, 2015
La Porte Peinte Gallery
8 Rue de la Porte Peinte, Place de la Ville
Noyers sur Serein, Burgundy France

Exhibition of metalpoint drawings done during a 2014 art residency in Burgundy.  The drawings, in silver and gold, are based on local stones, many of which contain minute shell fossils which confer a special taste, or 'terroir" to wines in the Chablis area. The exhibition runs from 25th July to 22nd September at the Gallery in Noyers sur Serein, one of the hundred most beautiful villages in France.

57th Annual Juried Exhibition
July 25 - August 22, 2015
Gadsden Museum of Art
515 Broad Street, Gadsden Alabama
Three collage and oil still life paintings by Ann rhodes are on view in this exhibition.


Calls For Art

1. What's Right, What's Left: Democracy in America.
     In the upcoming election year, what does democracy mean in the United States? It's time for artists to get on their soapboxes – whether it is a conceptual soapbox (Warhol) or direct Statement Art (Jenny Holtzer) and tell us what you think about democracy in America. For entree procedures click HERE.

2. Trending: Art Now!
     TRENDING seeks works that are driving the direction of contemporary art. Show us your visually compelling and conceptually exciting work that signal the direction of where art is headed. WCA seeks art in all media that are leading edge and have the potential to go viral. Show us your most interesting work! 
This show is non-themed. The juror, Elizabeth K. Garvey, will select the strongest works based on her experience as a Chelsea (NY) gallerist and collector of contemporary art. “Trending…” seeks to promote innovative established artists and nurture promising talent from the next generation of women artists. Share your art with us and the world! For submission Click HERE.
"Whilst August yet wears her golden crown,
Ripening fields lush- bright with promise;
Summer waxes long, then wanes, quietly passing
Her fading green glory on to riotous Autumn."

- Michelle L. Thieme, August's Crown
MacDowell Colony
Paper Trail Ar Center
The Creative Project

The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia

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