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WCAGA Members

Former Members, and Prospective Members

Have you rejoined or renewed your membership for 2017? It is time! Don’t miss the opportunities to exhibit, attend art shares, book discussion sessions, drawing marathons and more. Don’t miss the opportunity to exhibit your work in “Our Nature”. The information is on the WCAGA web page. Please go to the, login and look under membership, if you are unsure if you need to renew. Visit the website and Join, rejoin, or renew with PayPal. Or click on the members’ tab and then membership and download the membership form PDF.

Mail your check to the address:
Women’s Caucus for Art of Georgia
P.O. Box 8033
Atlanta, GA 31106

Any questions: please email: Helen DeRamus, membership chair:

Art Opportunities

Our Nature WCAGA Member Show
February 25, 2017 - Deadline for images submissions
February 29, 2017 - Notification of images chosen
March 18, 2017 - Delivery of Work to GPC - 10 to noon
March 18, 2017 - Installation
March 23, 2017 - Opening Reception - 6 to 8pm
May 6, 2017 - Take Down - 10 to 1pm
For more information and how to submit your work, go to the Opportunities Page

Spruill Arts Showcase

Submit artwork created in any Spruill Arts Education Center class.  The exhibit is only open to current Spruill Arts Students & Instructors. Spruill Arts Showcase Information:
February 1 – March 9, 2017
Closing Reception, Thursday March 9, 6-8pm
Work by Spruill Center Students and Instructors in all mediums – up to 3 pieces per artist. 2D – furnish ready for hanging, simple frame with wire, name printed on back of each piece. 3D – furnish ready for display, name printed on back or bottom of each piece. Must deliver to Spruill Education Center, 5339 Chamblee Dunwoody Road.

DELIVERY DATES: January 20-26, 2017

Bring art and paperwork to Bob’s office in Room 19 (main office) between 9:00am – 5:00pm

PICK-UP WORK: at the closing reception on March 9, or by March 15, 2017


"Soul Sisiters"
Please join Nicole Merkens and Heida Halldorsdottir at Roswell Art Center West Friday Feb 3. From 7-9pm for the opening of their show "Soul Sisters". This joint show will be up until Feb 28, 2017.1355 Roswell Art Center, Woodstock RD, Roswell Ga 30075.

"Selections From Spain"
Kathy Rennell Forbes currently has a solo watercolor show, “Selections from Spain” at the Cobb Chamber of Commerce in Marietta, GA (January 5 - March 7).

"Domestic Interiors, Grosse Pointe Artists Association"
Three collages of Lucy Julia Hale will appear in this Show. "Anniversary Song - Blossoming Dance"; "Modern Lamps in Love"; and "Secrets the House Withheld.”

"Valentine's Sale"
Hellenne Vermillion shows her work in this group pop up Exhibit.


“under my skin”
See the work of Kathy Meliopoulos in her solo show at the 4th Floor Library Gallery at the Clarkson Campus of Georgia State/Perimeter College. The artists talk is on Wednesday, February 15, 2pm. The show runs from January 18 - March 11.

Rojas Gallery and Gallery 72
Anita Stewart has work in the Atlanta Collage Society group show at the City of Atlanta’s Gallery 72. She was also interviewed by the owner to the Rojas Gallery in Smyrna and asked to place her work in the Rojas Gallery.

The Art Place
Corlia Chameleon has her work as part of a two person show at the Gallery of The Art Place . Reception will be March 9, 7-9pm. The show will run from March 9th - March 30th. 


1 Kathy Rennell Forbes’s Plein Air workshops in Kiawah Island (March 16-19) and Tuscany, Italy (June 10-17) are sold out. Registration has just opened for her watercolor workshop in Provence, France  in 2018 (June 3-10).

2. Photo Encaustic with Rae Broyles
Discuss the fusion of photographic processes with the encaustic medium. Participants will learn how to integrate a photographic image with encaustic through techniques such as layering, painting, and by making the original imagery translucent. Read More.

3. Exploring Cold Wax for Abstracts with Rae Broyles. This 2-Day workshop is an introduction to using cold wax medium and oil as a new and interesting technique. We will discuss surfaces, layering, pigments, drying times, embedding, texture and more. Read More.

4. Hellene Vermillion will be teaching basic Silk Dye painting using acid dyes at the Fiber Forum on April 20 to 23, 2017. This Forum finds place at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in beautiful Gatlinburg Tennessee. Go to for more information and to register.

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The team at WCAGA wants to extend a hearty 'thank you' to all of our wonderful Members. You're made the art community shine, and we want to keep that going! To find out more about the WCA National visit the WCA National. To see more information on the WCAGA visit

Interview with Aleta Aaron

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

    My name is Aleta Aaron. I am an artist and a psychotherapist. I was born into a family of artists and have loved making art since I was a young child. I have been a psychotherapist for 30+ years working with individuals, couples and families. With gratitude, my career life as an artist and psychotherapist has evolved together over the years.

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

    When I sculpt I seek to capture the spirit and beauty of the human form by relying on the simplicity and purity of abstraction in my sculptures. My sculptures reflect inner dialogues, the complexity of the emotions.

3. What themes do you pursue and what medium do you use?

    I primarily sculpt in clay, caste in bronze. I do enjoy dabbling some in painting, photography, wire art & create with whatever treasures I find around me!

Continue reading on the WCAGA Blog.

Sculpture by Aleta Aaron

Athens Art Share

The newly formed Athens Art Share Group welcomes all members of WCAGA and potential members (visitors) to attend their Studio Visits. 

The format for their meetings is focused on the individual artist studio they are visiting.  They see this as an opportunity for the artist to have a focused viewing and response from members and artists in the community… A time for feedback and a constructive/ supportive critique.  We are also sharing books about art, brainstorming for future exhibition opportunities, and just general “art talk”! They plan to meet once a month on Sunday afternoons.

Please join the Athens Art Share Group!

Stacy Koffman is coordinating this group.  If you have any questions, and to find out the dates they meet, please email

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