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Next Members Meeting

May 19, 2021

6:00 pm

 

We will be on ZOOM.

WCA-CO values the health and safety of all our members. We are committed to complying with, all local, state, and federal directives and/or orders. If unable to meet in person we will move our monthly meetings to Zoom.

Upcoming Shows

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This year marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment guaranteeing women (womxn, womyn, wimmin) the right to vote. This gives us pause to consider where we’ve come, where we are and where we’re going as women and artists. Much has been achieved with the recent emphasis on women artists of the past and the spotlight on contemporary women artists.

This show will feature women in the arts expressing ideas about the experience of women through time and today. What is the unique voice of women; the feminine, and the sacred feminine in art? Show us your visual voice and vision of the power of women’s past, present and future in society and in the arts. 

It is open to interpretation through all styles and media except video and performance.

Find out more at the CaFE website

 

Upcoming Shows

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See You. See Me. Diversity of Mind. 

Gallery East, Dart Gallery 900 Santa Fe Drive, Denver 

May 6 - May 30, 2021, Deadline to enter: April 13, 2021

May 6-May 30, 2021, opening reception May 7th 5-7PM

 

We are honored to have guest artist and juror Adri Norris as part of this show of our time. Our chapter members are being challenged to put forth their most exceptional work with the opportunity to stretch themselves from ways they have worked previously. This all women show will address one of today’s most relevant topics. It will allow each to express their unique voice and to hear the voices of others from a new state of mind. Our goal is to create a space to gain greater awareness of those whose ideals, experiences and backgrounds may differ from our own. Where there is Diversity of Mind there can be no walls. 

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Old Myths, New Stories
Curtis Arts & Humanities Center, Greenwood Village
Nov 7 - 2021, National WCA Show

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment guaranteeing women (womxn, womyn, wimmin) the right to vote. This gives us pause to consider where we’ve come, where we are and where we’re going as women and artists. Much has been achieved with the recent emphasis on women artists of the past and the spotlight on contemporary women artists.

This show will feature women in the arts expressing ideas about the experience of women through time and today. What is the unique voice of women; the feminine, and the sacred feminine in art? Show us your visual voice and vision of the power of women’s past, present and future in society and in the arts. 

It is open to interpretation through all styles and media except video and performance.

https://www.facebook.com/238930913203348/videos/4541191505951468

 

Honoring Our Members - Jean Smith

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On Friday, October 30, 2020 at 5:30 pm in the alley on the east side of D’art Gallery, 900 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, CO 80204, the Women’s Caucus for Art Colorado Chapter (WCACO) surprized a long time Denver Artist, Jean Smith, with a mural painted on the alley wall honoring her years of service to the Denver Area Art Community.

 

The Women’s Caucus for Art Colorado Chapter is proud to honor Jean B. Smith with this mural in gratitude for her consistent, unwavering contribution of energy, time and talents to the co-operative art gallery scene in Denver and the WCACO.

Since 1986, Jean has been a full-time artist in Denver, working primarily as a ceramic sculptor, in distinctive styles that convey her energy, charm and spunk. She is a founding member of the Women’s Caucus for Art Colorado Chapter and has been a constant guiding presence since its inception in Denver in 1990.​ 

Her storied Denver art scene history includes many years with Core New Art Space, co-founding the Ice Cube Gallery, 18 years with Zip 37 which included activism in the Navajo Arts District, and countless exhibits in other venues. Most recently she is a founding member of D’art Gallery which opened in 2019.

 
Artist in Captivity, 2020

 

WCA Colorado Chapter

 

The coronavirus pandemic brought Colorado artists to a time of pause as most of the world became still. Spending weeks at home the WCA-CO chose the theme “Artists in Captivity” to capture our creative expression and narrative during this unusual time.

Order your copy of
Artists In Captivity here

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Book Club

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Selections by Month

FUTURE BOOKS

PAST BOOKS

JUNE, 2020 WCACO

SPRING/SUMMER BREAK

No Book club this month.

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JULY  14, 2021 National WCA

Eva Hesse:
One More then One

Host: Laura Morrison

CoHost: Annette Coleman

Eva Hesse (1936–1970) was one of the foremost women artists of the twentieth century. Her artistic practice combined the seriality and reduction of 1960s Minimalism with emotion, sensuousness and physicality, while the transparency and transience of her unconventional materials also contributed greatly to her unique position in the art world of her day 

Member rating:

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AUGUST 11, 2021 Colorado WCA

Paint Made Flesh

Host: Jenn Metz

CoHost: Annette Coleman

Concentrating on Paint Made Flesh with a joint discussion forcusing on Alice Neel and Jenn Saille.

Member rating:

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SEPTEMBER 8, 2021 National WCA

“Photographer Sally Mann's book 

Hold Still 

Host: Allicette Torres 

CoHost: Annette Coleman

 

One of the great portraits of the American South. Written in her pitch perfect prose style, it is a textbook of illumination and desire for anyone who hears the siren call of art beckoning to them. It's southern to the bone, hell on wheels.

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MARCH 10, 2021

The Birth of Venus

by Sarah Dunant

Member rating:

4.5 out of 5 Stars

FEBURARY 10, 2021

Luncheon of the Boating Party

by Susan Vreeland

Member rating:

5 out of 5 Stars

JANUARY 13, 2021

Day Book by Anne Truitt

An Artist's Journal

4.5 out of 5 Stars

DECEMBER 9, 2020

Sacre' Bleu

by Christopher Moore

4.5 out of 5 Stars

NOVEMBER 11, 2020

Art & fear

4.5 out of 5 Stars

OCTOBER 14, 2020

MissO'Keeffe
by Christine Taylor Patten, Alvaro Cardona-Hine

4.5 out of 5 Stars

SEPTEMBER 9, 2020

Color: A Natural History of the Palette

by Victoria Finlay

4.5 out of 5 Stars

AUGUST 12, 2020

Lisette's List

by Susan Vreeland

5 out of 5 Stars

JUNE ​10, 2020,

Book: One Vacant Chair

by Joe Coomer

4 out of 5 Stars

​JULY 8, 2020

6 pm MST

Just Kids

by Patti Smith

4 out of 5 Stars

APRIL 14, 2021

Joan Snyder

Women Make Lists

5 out of 5 Stars

MAY 11, 2021, National Book Club

The Life of Ruth Asawa

by Marilyn Chase

5 out of 5 Stars

Welcome National WCA members

In partnership with National, WCA Colorado is opening up their book club to include all

WCA members on a bi-monthly basis beginning May 12, 2021. The book club was

formed to foster understanding of women in the arts and their contributions. Books are

chosen by members and discussed monthly via Zoom. The book club meets on the

second Wednesday of the month from 6 pm-7:30 pm Mountain Standard Time.

 

The WCA-CO Book Club is to foster under​standing of women in the arts and their contributions.​ Books will be chosen by members and discussed monthly via Zoom. We meet the second Wednesday of the month at 6 pm - 7:30 pm Mountain Standard Time. 

A few guidelines–

Mute yourself until called on. Use chat to pose questions. You don't have to have read the book. Books chosen should be available in the Public Library, used or available to download. Newer books will be considered when they become available in paperback. WCA ratings for a past book club selection are tallied at the end of the discussion with the members present and rounded to the nearest whole number out of a total of 5.

If you are interested in–

  1. Co-hosting a meeting

  2. Recommending a book

Please contact WCA-CO member: Annette Coleman.​

Join the book club using the form on top left.

 

Scholarship

Darlene Kuhne Scholarship

The Darlene Kuhne Scholarship will grant two scholarships per year based on need and qualifications for a year long membership to the WCA-CO. Members are asked to submit names of anyone who may be in need of our Scholarship. The form below can also be downloaded and submitted to: wcacolorado@gmail.com

Haley Knowles, 2021 Scholarship winner 

Haley was born and raised in Colorado, and initially angled towards a career in design. After spending her early adult years studying architecture, she realized er heart lay with art, and chose to pursue it instead. She is experienced with watercolor and ink, and recently is enjoying explorations in acrylic. Over the past two years, Haley's of painting turned from a hobby to an obsession as she seeks to develop her craft. Her artwork has been accepted into galleries around Denver, Lakewood, and Boulder.

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Artists in Need

The board has been asked to consider helping members in need, with art supplies during this challenging time. Please write your request for a $50.00 gift card, and list your preferred local art supplier (Guiry’s, Meininger’s, Michael’s etc.) Funds are limited. Please submit to Julie Clement jmclementine@gmail.com. The board will review and respond within one week. Wishing you all creativity and prosperity at this time.

 

Workshops

Castle Rock Artists Group

 

Enjoy working on your own projects together. Any medium welcome. Bring lunch for yourself. Chat or be quiet, no teaching, no judgement..

Every Wednesday 12:30-4:30 pm

Castle Pines, Colorado

If you have any questions, please contact Natalie Raffield.

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Past Shows

Members Small Works Show | September 4-26, 2020

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Located in the 40 West Art District the exhibit will be held at:

40 West Art Gallery

1560 Teller Street, Lakewood, CO 80214

 

Participation:  WCA Colorado Chapter Members

Heading up Project and Curating: Barb Pullin & Carrie MaKenna

Virtual Opening Discussion

Virtual Tour of 40 West Gallery & Small Works Show

Artists in show:  Anne Emmons  |  Anne Mohler  |  Annette Coleman  |  Barb DeMarlie  |  Barb Pullin | Barb Stainman  |  Barbara Hinnenkamp  |  Barbara Sweeney  |  Carol Bivins  |  Carrie MaKenna | Dawn Hendrix  |  Gabrielle Shannon  |  Jean Smith  |  Jennifer Ghormley  |  Johanna Morrell | Joyce Gold  |  Kari Bell  |  Kathee Kiehn  |  Kim Roberts  |  Laura Paul  |  Leslie Aguillard | Leslie Gardner  |  Lisa Michot  |  Lori Dresner  |  Melody Epperson  |  PJ Bergin  |  Patty Fabian | Pattie Byron  |  Paul Peacock  |  Rona Lesser  |  Sara Behling  |  Shelley Hull  |  Stephanie Kuhne | Sue Crosby Doyle  |  Susan Hershman  |  Suzanne Frazier  |  Sylvie Abecassis | Theresa  Haberkorn

 
 

WCA-CO Members & 30 Year Anniversary Show | January 24, 2020

Please join Women Caucus for Art - Colorado Chapter for the annual members show and this year is a 30 year Anniversary for being involved with the WCA National Organization with 21 chapters throughout the United States dedicated to creating community through art, education and social activism.

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PASSAGE | NATIONAL SHOW | November 15, 2019

Niza Knoll Gallery

National show featuring 50 artists from 22 states. Sponsored by the Women’s Caucus for Art, Colorado.

Artwork relating to the concept of Passage, moving through something on the way from one place to another. Interpretations may be literal, as in a portal, or journey. Or metaphorical, as in emotional change, rites of passage, personal growth and transition. Passage also relates to a passage in a piece of music, a passage in a book, or a passage in time.

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AZ Foundation & Colorado Women's Hall of Fame | May, 2019

WCA Colorado Chapter member Carrie MaKenna has established the AZ Foundation to raise funds to encourage, support and promote arts, education and preservation projects throughout Colorado.

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They will begin by hiring artists to create public art to be placed within the state, starting with honoring inductees from Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame. For more information or to make a donation, visit the AZ foundation online or contact Carrie MaKenna directly at azfoundation@gmail.com

The Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame is a nonprofit, volunteer organization that recognizes women who have a significant connection to Colorado and their contributions to the state, the U.S. and the world. As of this date, 160 women have been inducted.

As of yet, no Colorado women artists have been inducted into the Hall of Fame. WCA-CO members Annette Coleman and Julie Clement are actively involved in nominating WCA Lifetime Achievement Award winner Senga Nengudi, who lives in Colorado Springs, for the following year’s induction ceremony to the Hall.

Month of Photography in Boulder | March 16, 2019

During the Month of Photography, WCA-CO President Barb Pullin organized a tour in Boulder for members. Thanks to Terry Seidel for opening his gallery, Wendi Schneider, Kellye Eisworth and George Lange for their amazing artists' talks! (Photo by Gary Reed)

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WCA National Annual Conference | February 13–16, 2019

Members Pattie Bryon and P.J. Bergen attended the conference in NYC. In addition, twelve of our members participated in the exhibit “Bridging the Gap: Postcards of All Nation of Art” at the A.I.R. Gallery in Brooklyn, N.Y.C.

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Altered Books Workshop | January 20, 2019

WCA-CO invited Carol Morris of WCA's Michigan Chapter to conduct a 3-hour creative workshop for members.

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Women's March Denver | January 19, 2019

This year our group joined the Denver march with signs to advocate support for women artists.

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National Western Stock Show | January 13, 2019

Nine members went to the 113 National Western Stock Show in Denver where we got a special invite to the Coors Western Art Gallery.

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WCA-CO Annual Member Show | January 4-20, 2019

Thirty-five members showed in “Resolutions” at Core New Art Space in Denver's Art District on Santa Fe. Included in the member show were two artists, Meadow Bliss and Marifer Jimenez, recipients of the 2018 Darlene Kuhne Scholarship award and were sponsored by WCA-CO member Stephanie Kuhne.

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Green-Verde-Vert Show |
October 25-November 11,2018

The Open Call for entry Show was juried by Molly Casey of Nine Dot Arts.

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Years in Review