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Sunday, June 7, 2020

1:00 pm, via Zoom

Book Club2nd Weds each Month 6 pm MST

40 West Arts Gallery

Curtis Arts & Humanities Center

Creative Process Catalyst

with Kim Roberts

May 23, 5:00 to 6:30 pm

The Darlene Kuhne Scholarship Fund

Need art supplies during this challenging time?

 

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.

Next Members Meeting

Sunday, June 7, 2020 | 1:00 pm

Located at
Home sweet home. Enjoy your favorite beverage and snack in the comfort of your own home/studio and connect with members through Zoom. Look for the link several days ahead in the body of the agenda.


Meeting starts at 1:00 pm
Please send an image of your art that you would like to share during the meeting to: AnnetteColeman@yahoo.com

 

Book Club

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.

If you are interested in–

  1. Co-hosting a meeting

  2. Recommending a book

  3. Joining the email list 

Please contact WCA-CO member: Annette Coleman.​

Schedule

JUNE ​10, 2020,

6 pm MST

Book: On Vacant Chair

by Joe Coomer

Host: Annette Coleman

Co-Host: Carrie McKenna

Member rating

x out of 5 Stars

​JULY 8, 2020,

6 pm MST

Book: Just Kids

by Patti Smith

Host: Annette Coleman

Co-Host: Laura Morrison

Member rating

x out of 5 Stars

​AUGUST 12, 2020, 6 pm MST

Book: 

Host: Annette Coleman

Co-Host: 

 

Upcoming Shows

40 West Arts Gallery

Small Works Show, Month of September

Located in the 40W Art District in Lakewood, we will have the month of September to feature a small works show. As the gallery is small only WCA Colorado Chapter members will be exhibiting. It will not be a juried show. Artwork requirements will be posted as more information becomes available. Stay tuned.

Curtis Arts & Humanities Center

Months of November & December

Located in Greenwood Village, the Curtis Arts & Humanities Center features a large space for a national WCA-CO show. The theme has yet to be determined, but it will be open to all WCA chapters. As the committee works out the details more information will be posted. 

 

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

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.

Workshop

Creative Process Catalyst

 

Embracing change as an opportunity to unleash your creativity, discover joy and begin a New life filled with inspiration.

Instructor

Kim Roberts, MA 

WCA-CO Member

Members will be notified by email with Zoom instructions by Kim.

If you have any questions, please contact Kim.

May 23, 2020 5:00 to 6:00 pm

In this current moment, we are witnessing life-as-we-know-it change before our very eyes. Many, if not all of us will be forced to make big adjustments. Many of us will voluntarily let go of outdated ideas and habits. Some of us will take this crisis as an opportunity to embrace change. How do you respond to life when it changes so dramatically--especially when the map suddenly changes so much you don't recognize the terrain? How do you tap into that deep well of inspiration –especially when you aren’t necessarily feeling it? How do you know what you should work on next when the world falls apart?

In this program, you will learn powerful tools to discover the next steps you need to take to align with your creative goals.

What Will You Learn?

You will learn simple techniques and practices that help you train the mind to stay in the present moment so you can be available for the creative downloads that are already seeking you to give them expression. You don’t need any experience and you don't need to have any idea what you want to create. You will learn what it means to navigate the creative process, discover the well of inspiration always available to you, and receive creative insights—rather than struggling to make them up.

 
 

Past Shows

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.

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.

Juried by:

Gwen Chanzit, Ph.D., Curator Emerita of Modern Art and the Herbert Bayer Collection and Archive at the Denver Art Museum, Doctor Chanzit is Professor of the Practice and Director of Museum Studies in Art History at the University of Denver.

Over her 36-plus years at the Denver Art Museum, Dr. Chanzit organized more than 30 exhibitions. Some highlights were Figure to Field, Mark Rothko in the 1940s, Herbert Bayer: Berlin Graphics 1928-1938, Fracture: Cubism and After, Joan Miró: Instinct and Imagination, Starring Linda: A Trio of John DeAndrea Sculptures, Overthrown: Clay Without Limits, Herbert Bayer: New York and Aspen Paintings 1938-1974, Gunther Gerzso: A Mexican Master, and Abstract Expressionism from the Denver Art Museum.

Her major curatorial project, Women of Abstract Expressionism, opened at the Denver Art Museum in June 2016 and was on tour for a year. This traveling exhibition received much positive attention in the national and international press. Its comprehensive catalogue is now into its fifth printing.

PASSAGE, Participating Artists

Florence Alfano McEwin, Green River, WY
Ann Kresge, Salem, OR
Janet Ballweg, Bowliing Green, OH
Sue Lezon, Chazy, NY
Claudia Berlinski, Cortland, OH
Eric Lintala, W. Wareham, MA
Audrey Breed, Denver, CO
Linda Lowery, Alexandria, VA
Karen Breunig, Boulder, CO
Carolyn Mahakian, Erie, CO
Ann Candler, Boulder, CO
Vivian McAleavey, Jacksonville, OR
Monica Carroll, Longmont, CO
Michele Messenger, Denver, CO
Karen Cohen, Washington, DC
Deborah Mitchell, Rapid City, SD
Courtney Cotton, Denver, CO
Ann Mohler, Colorado Spgs, CO
John Day, Denver, CO
Meredith Moles, Albany, CA
Annie Decamp, Denver, CO
Marsha Mueller, Edmond, OK
Cynthia Decker, Asheville, NC
Jonathan Price, Albuquerque, NM
Victoria Eubanks, Denver, CO

Hasna Sal, Overland Park, KS
John Fansmith, Meadowbrook. PA
Lisa Sanders, Newark, NJ
Diane Fenster, Pacifica, CA
Marcia Santore, Plymouth, NH
Christopher Fitzgerald, Pflugerville, TX
Carmen Schaefer, Rochester, NY
Stacy Friedman, Jamaica Plain, MA
Kelsey Scharf, Athens, GA
Catherine Gibronson, Lakewood, CO
Michael Sharber, Santa Fe, NM
J.M. Golding, San Francisco, CA
Anne Skok, Boulder, CO
Scott Groeniger, Honolulu, HI
Isaac Stackell, Montclair, NJ
Muyuan He, New York, NY
Andrew Stearns, Jamaica Plain, MA
Maureen Hearty, Joes, CO
Charlie Stevenson, Longmont, CO
Mike Herburger, Parker, CO
Eric Strand, Elizabeth, MN
Ethan Herrold, Lakewood, CO
Jeanne Vogel, St. Louis, MO
Ray Kingsbury, Southlake, TX
Christine Wallbom, Peoria, I
Ronald Wolff, Clarement, CA

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.

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)

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.

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.

Women's March Denver | January 19, 2019

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

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.

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.

Participating Artists

Leslie Aguillard
Cheryl Bankes
Kari Bell
Karen Bennett
PJ Bergin
Meadow Bliss
Catherine Carilli
Gina Smith Caswell
Tina Chase
Julie Clement
Annette Coleman
Katy Diver
Sue Crosby Doyle
Suzanne Frazier
Linda Gleitz
Stephanie Hilvitz
Shelley Hull
Marifer Jimenez
Michele Johns

Kathee Kiehn

Gina Klawitter

Niza Knoll

Stephanie Kuhne

Carrie MaKenna

Diane Mayer

Annie Mohler

Johanna Morrell

Susan Moss

Paula Peacock

Barb Pullin

Dawna Quillin

Laura Phelps Rogers

Tracey Russell

Gabrielle Shannon

Charlotte Shroyer

Jean Smith

Maggie Stewart

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

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

The selected artists were:

Stephanie Aguilar, Golden, CO
Rosanna Lyons, Brisbane, CA
Charlene Asato, Mountain View, HI
R.A. McBride, Brooklyn, NY
Claudia Bokulich, Paonia, CO
Will McComb, Oxford, MS
Joyce Chen, Hightstown, NJ
Sam Milford, Pittsburg, PA
Margaret Colarelli, Midland, MI
Joe Morzuch, Mississippi State, MS
Rob Crossno, Morrison, CO
Ralph Nagel, Denver, CO
Diane Davis, Seattle, WA
April Noble, Parker, CO
Sara Drower, Wilmette, IL
Lynette O’Kane, San Acacio, CO
Ruth Fox Portland, OR

Helen Oh, Chicago, IL

Sabrina Frey, Mint Hill, NC
Laura Phelps Rogers, Denver, CO
Catherine Gilbronson, Englewood, CO
Rina Rodriguez, Washington, DC
Barb Gipple, Seattle, WA
Judy Row, San Marcos, TX
Jill Grimes, Waltham, MA
Steven Rushefsky, NYC, NY
Vijay Hingorani, San Diego, CA
Eleanor Sabin, Ft. Collins, CO
Shelley Hull, Denver, CO
Jean Smith, Denver, CO
Robert Hyatt, Arvada, CO
Eric Spangler, Lexington, KY
Goeffrey Keillor, Lorton, VA
Claire Taylor, Sherwood, WI
Sheri Kerley, Colo Spgs, CO
Margi Weir, Detroit, MI

 

Years in Review