Calls for Art, Workshops, Exhibitions, ArtShare, Reading Club, Artist Interview
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When: Sunday, April 10, 2016   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.)
This month we will have a guest "critiquer", Paul S. Benjamin
Paul S. Benjamin is a self taught professional artist who explores art beyond the limits of traditional painting. The Chicago native exhibited an artistic talent at an early age, but chose to pursue other endeavors. However his appreciation for all art forms and his desire to create art continued to grow. He graduated from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana.
“Art is an important expression of life that documents the thoughts and experiences of an individual. The artist invites people to agree or disagree with their perspective. However one views the art, their outlook on life will determine the meaning and significance as it relates to their personal experiences an ideologies.”
Paul S. Benjamin

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, or call 404-290-5154.
Since I expect a sizable group this month, it is well-advised to RSVP to this event.  Paul will critique as many people as the two hour time frame allows. You may choose a soft or hard critique!

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!
In This Issue:  

Call for Art- Hidden Gem- Deadline April 26.2016

Details on link below.

Call for Volunteers for the Art of Nature opening April 23rd.

The Art of Nature an Outdoor Art Installation 2016 
Title: Metamorphosis Of Nature 

Artist Announced
Flora Rosefsky, Joe Drecher, Callahan McDonough, Vicki Bethel, Don Dougan, Hellene Vermillion, Lori Shipp, Maria Ramos, Roxane Hollosi.

American Women Artists in Dialogue: Deanna Sirlin and Maggie Davis

Presented by Alpharetta Fulton County Library

Atlanta-Fulton Public Library

Alpharetta Branch

10 Park Plaza

Alpharetta, GA



Thursday, April 14, 2016

6:30 pm


Deanna Sirlin and Maggie Davis are both artists who write about art.  They will be discussing what it means to be a woman artist and the issues that they confront daily in their art practice.

Informing this conversation is the book She’s Got What It Takes: American Women Artists in Dialogue – a critical yet intimate look at the lives and work of nine noted American women artists who have been personally important to artist and author Deanna Sirlin. Having followed and drawn inspiration from their work for over thirty years, Sirlin interviewed the artists in their studios in an effort to find out how these women think about making art and view their place in history. The artists featured in the book are Jennifer Bartlett, Jane Freilicher, Louise Fishman, Joyce Kozloff, Joan Snyder, Ursula Von Rydingsvard, Elaine Reichek, Betty Woodman and Pat Steir.
Deanna Sirlin earned her BA from The University at Albany, New York and her MFA in Painting from Queens College, New York City, New York. Her work has been exhibited widely; she has had exhibitions at The High Museum of Art; Atlanta; Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Venice, Italy; The Centre for Recent Drawing, London, UK; Atlanta Contemporary Arts Center; and M55art in NYC.

She has received numerous honors including a Yaddo Foundation Residency; a Creative Capital Warhol Foundation Award for their Art Writing Mentor Program; Artist in Residence at Padies Foundation, Lempaut, France; and Artist in Residence, Nuremberg, Germany. Sirlin has been commissioned for exhibitions at The New Orleans Museum of Art and The Georgia Museum, and was invited by Pawel Althamer to part be of his exhibition at the New Museum, NYC. Sirlin's work has been written about in The London Telegraph Sunday Magazine, Art in America, International Art News, Art Papers Magazine, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta Magazine, Digital Art, Southern Living Magazine, Sculpture Magazine, Catalyst Magazine, and Flavourpill Magazine/London. She is Editor-in- Chief of The Art Section: An Online Journal of Art and Cultural Commentary.  She lives in Milton, Georgia.

Maggie Davis is a painter, teacher, writer and arts advocate. She grew up on eastern Long Island at a time when Abstract Expressionism was defining the post-war American art world. Earning an MFA in Painting in the mid 1970s, Davis met and was deeply influenced by Miriam Shapiro, a leader in the early feminist movement as a student in the Blossom School of painting at Kent State University. Since retiring as an arts educator, Davis has been actively involved in advocating for the arts. An appointed member of the Steering Committee for Imagine Roswell Arts 2020, Davis is President of the non-profit Roswell Arts Renaissance Inc, a public art advocacy and programming agency. She is on the Advisory Board for the Zuckerman Museum of Art at Kennesaw State University and vice-president of the Georgia Chapter of the Women’s Caucus for Art. Her writing has appeared in Art Papers, BurnAway and ArtsATL. Davis lives in Roswell, Georgia and maintains her studio practice at the Goat Farm Arts Center in Atlanta.

She's Got what It Takes: American Women Artists in Dialogue will be for sale after the discussion with Deanna Sirlin available to sign copies.


CORRECTION: The date is Sunday May 1, I apologize for the confusion - I thought it best to move the book club away from Easter and Passover.  Also - I've been busy getting my mother ready to move into assisted living, so I let this get away!

 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 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. 

When: May 1, Sunday 3:30PM

Where: Vickie Martin Conison's

3120 Mays Court

Decatur, Ga.  30033

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

What: 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.

Lucy Julia Hale has had three works selected for the  Exhibition “Dada Lives!” at the University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College’s Gallery: “Shopping for Furniture”; “Dwarf Roses with IVs”; and “Another Time Machines Were Going to Save Us.”  From April 25 - June 3 2016. 

Lucy Julia Hale’s collage “War Bonnets: Never Out of Style for Long” has been selected to appear in ARC Gallery’s CHAOS Exhibition  Online Gallery. From May 7 to June 25 2016.

Ashley L. Schick will have a print in THE NEW SOUTH juried works on paper exhibition at Kai Lin Art. Other WCAGA members will have their work included, too. The exhibition will be open from April 8th to May 14th. The Opening Reception is Friday, April 8th from 7-10pm. 

Four Week Encaustic Painting Class
2016 Encaustic Painting Workshops and Classes

Tuesdays, 10:30am to 1:30pm, beginning April 5 – April 26, 2016.

​Whether you are already familiar with encaustic painting or just beginning, this is your opportunity to work in the studio with all equipment provided. Learn how to imbed, inlay, layer and scrape, drawing and photo transfer and more. 

You will bring substrates to work on with everything else provided.  Work independently or with guidance or both! Demos included. Encouragement and critiques.

​Four sessions: $280.00 register at

Encaustic Painting Workshop: Mixed Media Intensive

​We explore the many ways that mixed media may be used with encaustic painting. It is a fascinating journey. Photographs on silk, fabric, paper, pan pastel, oil crayon, oil and wax, 3-D objects are only the beginning. Bring your ideas and media that you want to try.  The studio is well stocked with everything you need. No experience with encaustic painting is required. If you have experience, so much the better but I will demonstrate and tailor the information to each individual participating. Come join us for an experimental and creative two days.

Saturday & Sunday, April 16 &17, 2016--10AM to 4PM each day

​$425 for the two-day session register at

$100 deposit guarantees your space

All Supplies are included

Kathy Meliopoulos has work in The New South. An Exhibit at Kai Lin Art Gallery. 
"This exhibition's aim is to bring attention to the hub of artistic activity currently happening in the south and to celebrate the largely versatile and exciting medium of paper and the many uses it can facilitate." Juried by Savannah College of Art and Design Associate Dean, Dale Clifford, Kai Lin Art Director, Yu Kai Lin, and Printmaker, Kofke Jason Kofke.

Show runs April 8 - May 14, 2016
Opening April 8, 7pm - 10pm

Jeanine Cook wil take part in the Arts Fields-Lake City Festival in South Carolina. Week-long art festival through Lake City, South Carolina, with competition. From April 22 - April 30 2016.  For a more detailed description of the many aspects of the event, please go to:

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