Calls for Art, Workshops, Exhibitions, ArtShare, Reading Club, Artist Interview
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October 2015
"The leaves fall patiently
Nothing remembers or grieves
The river takes to the sea
The yellow drift of leaves."  
Sara Teasdale
In the Issue:
Image by Mary Blair
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Image by Mary BlairMary Blair (October 21, 1911 – July 26, 1978), born Mary Robinson, was an American artist who was prominent in producing art and animation for The Walt Disney Company, drawing concept art for such films as Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan, Song of the South and Cinderella.(wikipedia)

Message from WCAGA Board
In late 2014 the WCAGA Board held some intense discussions about whether or not  to pursue the idea of obtaining our own space for meetings, programming and exhibitions.  We decided that the first step was to develop a Strategic Plan as a way to articulate and establish our common goals and to implement a process to help us reach them.  
This Strategic Plan was developed last Spring by Board members Kate Colpitts, Sally Wansboro Eppstein, Maggie Davis, Barb Rheg, Maxine Hess and WCAGA members Rita Beasley, Aviva Stern, Serey Andre and Ashley Schick.  Wendy Cardell served as our professional facilitator.  The committee met on three Sunday mornings over a six week period.
The plan is divided into four categories:  Administrative, Financial, Communication and Programs.  Within each category, short and long term goals were established.

It was our objective that this plan remain flexible.
Our guiding principles were inclusion, outreach and education.
Update about WCAGA Exhibits and Drawing Marathons of 2015.

WCAGA Exhibits
WCAGA’s last exhibit of 2015 is currently showing at the Lyndon House Art Center in Athens GA. MARK is a WCAGA members exhibit, curated by Georgia Strange, a professor at UGA.
In conjunction with the MARK exhibit, Lyndon House Art Center sponsored two drawing programs; Sept 17 and Oct. 10. These ‘Draw Tables’, as they are called, are open to the public and our MARK exhibitors, in particular, have been invited to participate.
The Exhibit, MARK, is up till Oct. 10, 2015. We have 38 WCAGA members and 9 invited women artists from the Athens area in the show. The MARK exhibit is held in two gallery spaces, The Atrium and the Ronnie Lukasiewicz Gallery on the first floor.
Congratulations to Diana Toma. She got awarded the 3rd place at the National Arts Program 19th Annual Exhibit in the professional artist category. Exhibition is open to the public until October 7th at the Government Center Atrium, 141 Pryor Street, Atlanta. Her work was also spotlighted on their website in an interview at

Interview with Ann Rowles

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

I am an artist, wife, mother, grandmother and sometimes teacher. I grew up in Hickory, North Carolina and attended both the Greensboro and the Chapel Hill branches of the University of NC. I received my MFA in Sculpture from UNC-CH in 1990. We moved to Atlanta in 1995.

2. What's integral to your art and or art career?

I am a 70's feminist. When I was living in San Francisco I read articles and saw work by women artists; the revelation that I could make artwork about my own life, observations, and experiences was overwhelming. After returning to NC I found the women artists who formed "Center/Gallery." I was allowed to exhibit work which would not have been shown otherwise.

This freedom and support allowed me to grow and develop. My "career" has been up and down, peaking in North Carolina in the nineties, but I have continued to make art, which is what matters to me.

image on the right: Ann Rowles "Clipped"
Laminated fabric, rubber tubing, surgical clamps

Members Events, Shows, Happenings and more

WCAGA Annual Members Meeting
Time: December 6, 2015 from 1pm to 4pm
Location: The Goat Farm
Street: 1200 Foster Street NW
City/Town: Atlanta


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


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
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. 

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.


Advanced Encaustic Workshop
Time: October 24, 2015 at 10am to October 25, 2015 at 4pm
Location: Helen DeRamus Studio
Street: 585 Cobb Parkway SE, Ste. L-1
City/Town: Marietta
Website or Map:
Phone: 7703789003
If you have attended an encaustic workshop or you have had some experience painting with encaustic, then this is the workshop for you. We will be painting on Plexiglas, metal, and other substrates that have been tested to accept encaustic medium. We will also use the medium for painterly paintings and experiment with 3-D applications. All supplies are included in the fee. 10AM to 4PM each day. Register at


October Art Share

When: Sunday, October 4, 2015, 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Where: Paper Trail Art Center  
322 Patterson Ave. Scottdale, GA 30079

Bring: Your finished work or a work in progress to share. Beverages will be provided. You may bring a snack to share.

RSVP: to Serey Andree, or 404-290-5154


One Day Intro into Encaustic painting
Time: October 18, 2015 from 1pm to 4pm
Location: Helen DeRamus Studio
Street: 585 Cobb Parkway SE, Ste. L-1
City/Town: Marietta
Website or Map:
Phone: 770-378-9003
This is an introductory workshop with all supplies included in the fee. It is an opportunity to create several paintings using encaustic medium and learn the basics so that you may continue on your own or be ready for the more advanced workshop.


PAINTING WILDLIFE IN WATERCOLOR – A workshop in free-flow painting
Time: October 10, 2015 from 10am to 2:30pm
Location: Kudzu Art Zone, 116 Carlyle St. Norcross, Georgia 30071
Have you ever been moved by the beauty of a baby deer or enchanted by the glimpse of a bird? Let award winning European artist Diana Toma guide you into the magic world of emotional painting while exploring the art of free flow painting. This workshop is a wonderful opportunity to release creative blockage and liberate yourself from the fear of wrong making. Demos will be performed at the class and individual guidance offered as you progress with your artwork. Reference photos of wildlife animals will be provided at the workshop, just bring your supplies.


Women in Focus XXII
Time: October 2, 2015 from 6pm to 9pm
Location: Mason Fine Art
Street: 415 Plasters Avenue NE
City/Town: Atlanta, GA
An exhibit juried by Lucinda Bunnen. Photographs presented in conjunction with Atlanta Celebrates Photography. Exhibit dates: October 2 - November 7, 2015


Course title: “heARTfelt Portraits” A COURSE IN WATERCOLOR PORTRAITURE

Discover the excitement of painting portraits freely, focusing in capturing the expression and the emotion, learning technique tips along the way. This class is an excellent opportunity to release creative blockage, liberating yourself from the fear of failure. Nothing can go wrong in this class, accidents are converted to serendipitous happenings and the results are fast and spectacular. Supply list available on

When: Wednesday, September 30 – November 4, 2015 (6 sessions) 7-9 PM
Where: Spruill Art Center
Who: students of all levels
Cost: $160 (non-members)


"Fragments" Atlanta celebrates Photography
October 1 - 31, 2015
Reception Date: October 2 5pm - 7:30pm
Binders at Ponce City Market
650 North Avenue NE
Atlanta,  GA 30308


Nature Angled  
Mona Waterhouse
September 12 - November 14, 2015 
Vereen Gallery, Colquitt County Arts Center
Moultrie, GA

Six Georgia artists express different aspects of nature through photography, ceramics and paper. 
An exhibition from the Bright Ring Foundation.


Behind the Seams: Caring for Historic Clothing Exhibition
September 10 - November 19 2015
Simmons Visual arts Center: president's Gallery
Brenau University
This exhibition highlights recent research and conservation efforts by Brenau students and faculty
to preserve garments and accessories in the Brenau University Historic Clothing Collection.

Wash & Wax: A Collaboration
September 18 - October 16 2015
Abernathy Arts Center Gallery
Johnson Ferry Rd. NW
Atlanta GA

Artists Virginia Greaves and Leisa Rich have created 8 contemporary quilts, a 25 foot by 7 foot deconstructed quilt, a simulated car wash and more, for a unique exhibition inspired by Leisa’s drive through car wash photos.  

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.


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.
MacDowell Colony
Paper Trail Ar Center
The Creative Project

The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia

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