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November 2015
The Crazy Woman  
I shall not sing a May song.
A May song should be gay.
I'll wait until November
And sing a song of gray.
I'll wait until November

That is the time for me.
I'll go out in the frosty dark
And sing most terribly.

And all the little people
Will stare at me and say,
That is the Crazy Woman
Who would not sing in May.
by Gwendolyn Brooks
In the Issue: Image on the right was created by Georgia O'Keeffe. She was born on November 15, 1887.
Image by Anita Stewart
Image on the left by Anita Stewart.

Interview with Anita Stewart
1. Who are you and what do you do, and what is your background?

I am an international artist and art teacher. I graduated from the University of Memphis in the ancient year of 1977 with a BFA. As I taught,I got   elementary ,junior high and high school art  programs off the ground for both public and private schools. This encouraged me to start my own art school. Continue

 

TitBits
WCAGA is excited to announce that they have a NEW GALLERY SPACE at the Blue Heron Nature Preserve.
Pam Longobardi is the first art exhibit with WCAGA & BHNP's new collaboration up until November 28th.
Kathy Meliopoulos's solo show "Nature Studies Close Up and Far Away" opens January 11th with the artist reception January 23rd from 6 pm - 8 pm. 
Address: Blue Heron Nature Preserve, 4055 Roswell Road, Atlanta, Georgia 30342, 404-345-1008
To view the show please call or email Sally Eppstein at sallyepp7@gmail.com or 678-642-5300.


Save The Date!
WCAGA Annual Members Meeting
Sunday, December 6, 2015
the Goat Farm Arts Center
Foster St. NW, Atlanta, GA. 30318
1:00 - 4:00
At 1:00 we will meet at the studio of Maggie Davis, ER 11....enter west side doors under archway.  Rita Beasley and Corrina Sephora Mensoff have also offered to open their studios for visits.
Studio tours will be followed by Business Meeting and refreshments.
Parking is best at Event entrance ( first driveway after Howard School).
Look for a November Mail Chimp with final details.
Hope to see you all there and feel free to bring a friend along!
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       
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

Members Events, Shows, Happenings and more
 

Invisible:visAble
Time: October 30, 2015 at 6:30pm to November 25, 2015 at 5pm
Location: Abernathy Arts Center Gallery
Street: 254 Johnson Ferry Rd. NW
City/Town: Atlanta
Website:http://fultonarts.org/index.php/art-centers/abernathy-arts-center
Phone: 404-613-6172
Leisa Rich has selected several international, award-winning artists for an exhibition that showcases art informed by a variety of hidden disabilities the participating artists face.  Kathy Meliopoulos

Many people live with a disability that impacts their everyday lives. A “hidden” or “invisible” disability is defined as a serious, on-going, medical or mental health challenge that impedes a completely normal existence but does not usually “show” on the outside. Rich’s own deafness -- the most challenging of her many medical issues and something she pretended didn’t exist for most of her life -- began insinuating itself into her creative art practice a few years ago.
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Web of Life
Time: November 3 - November 24, 2015
Where: Hinesville Arts Council Gallery, Hinesville, GA
Jeannine Cook has several silverpoint drawings in this Exhibition


Book Club
Time: November 8, 2015 from 3pm to 6pm
Location: Vickie's House
Street: 3120 Mays Court
City/Town: Decatur. Ga
What to read: 50 WOMEN ARTIST'S YOU SHOULD KNOW BY Weideman, Larass, Klier





 


Ashley L. Schick will have work at SCAD-Atlanta's Open Studio Night, November 6th, as a Distinguished Alumna.


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




 


Time: November 20, 2015 from 6:30pm to 10pm
Location: 
Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, Atlanta GA
Street: 980 Briarcliff Road, NE
City/Town: Atlanta
Website or Map: 
http://callanwolde.org
Phone: (404) 872-5338



 

Come view Michelle C. Kimmons work at “Yard Sale,”  a pop-up shop held during dance company Gathering Wild’s event, Yard Work / House Work to be held November 20th, 6:30-8 pm at the Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, Atlanta Georgia.  Her work will be showcased alongside fellow artists Larry Holland and Rachel Jackson that evening after the performances.  Watercolors, acrylics and mixed media following the theme will be available for purchase.  If that doesn’t entice you enough… there will also be wine!  See images of work in progress at my blog: michellekimmons.wordpress.com


November 21, 2015 / 11:00am – 1:00pm

American Women Artists in Dialogue
Location: Atlanta Contemporary, Gallery 4

Sheila Pree Bright, Jess Jones, Callahan Pope McDonough with Deanna Sirlin

Presented by The Women’s Caucus for Art Georgia


The Women’s Caucus for Art of Georgia proudly presents a dialogue with artist and writer Deanna Sirlin and artists Sheila Pree Bright (photographer), Callahan McDonough (artist and activist), and Jess Jones (fiber artist) to discuss what it means to be a working woman artist and the issues that they confront daily in their art practice.
Art-Tasting at Ashantilly
Time: November 21, 2015 from 3pm to 7pm
Location: Route 99 north of Darien, GA 31305
Visit jeannine Cook's
 open-studio, wine-tasting celebration of the season at historical Ashantilly Center.

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

 
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.
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