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October 18th

Zoom and at 1:00 pm

All about Instagram, need to know information for your art practice

 

Book Club2nd Weds each Month 6 pm MST

Members Small Works Exhibit   AND

Old Myths, New Stories

Create Together in Castle Pines

Open Studio Suffrage Project

The Darlene Kuhne Scholarship Fund

Need art supplies during this challenging time?

Get your WCA-CO copy of Artists In Captivity here

 

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

 

No meeting in September

Sunday, October 18, 2020  |  1:00 pm  We will be on ZOOM.

Sunday, November 15, 2020  |  1:00 pm. We will be on ZOOM.

Sunday, December 20, 2020  |  1:00 pm. We will be on ZOOM.

 
Artists 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

 

Book Club

Sign up to be included in Book Club notices

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 the left.

Monthly Selections

OCTOBER 14, 2020

6 pm MST

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

Host: Annette Coleman

Co-Host: Sue Crosby Doyle

Offers a personal account of the last eighteen months of the artist's life by a woman who served as her nurse, cook, and companion

Member rating

X out of 5 Stars

NOVEMBER 11, 2020

6 pm MST

Art & fear
by David Bayles & Ted Bayles

Host: Annette Coleman

Co-Host: 

Art & Fear explores the way art gets made, the reasons it often doesn't get made, and the nature of the difficulties that cause so many artists to give up along the way. The book's co-authors, are themselves both working artists, 

Member rating

X out of 5 Stars

PAST BOOKS

SEPTEMBER 9, 2020

6 pm MST

Color: A Natural History
of the Palette

by Victoria Finlay

Host: Annette Coleman

Co-Host: Anne Emmons

Discover the tantalizing true stories behind your favorite colors.

Member rating

4.5 out of 5 Stars

AUGUST 12, 2020

6 pm MST

Book: Lisette's List

by Susan Vreeland

Host: Annette Coleman

Co-Host: Jean Smith

Three Artists. Eight
Paintings. 
A Village in France.

Member rating

5 out of 5 Stars

JUNE ​10, 2020,

6 pm MST

Book: On Vacant Chair

by Joe Coomer

Host: Annette Coleman

Co-Host: Carrie McKenna

Member rating

4 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

4 out of 5 Stars

 

DECEMBER 9, 2020

6 pm MST

Sacre' Bleu
by Christopher Moore

Host: Annette Coleman

Co-Host: Carrie McKenna

A romp through time, countryside and art notions.

Member rating

X out of 5 Stars

Upcoming Shows

Members Small Works Exhibit

40 West Art Gallery

September 4 - 26, 2020

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

40 West Art Gallery

1560 Teller Street, Lakewood, CO 80214

Gallery hours are:  Wednesday through Saturday 12 to 4.  

First Friday Opening on September 4th from 6 to 9.  Only five people in at a time

and you must wear a mask.

 

Participation:  WCA Colorado Chapter Members

Heading up Project and Curating: Barb Pullin & Carrie MaKenna

Volunteers: Melody Epperson, Susan Hershman, Sue Crosby Doyle and Kathee Kiehn

Virtual Opening Discussion

Virtual Tour of 40 West Gallery & Small Works Show

More Information

 
 

Old Myths, New Stories

Curtis Arts & Humanities Center, Greenwood Village

Nov 7 - Dec 12, 2020, Deadline to enter: Sept 23, 2020

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

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.

 

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.

live Open Studio Event

 

Celebrate the 100 year anniversary of  the 19th amendment

August 16-22, 2020

If you have any questions, please contact Melody Epperson.

Artists will live stream while creating a piece of art in celebrations of the 19th Amendment and women's rights. You can use any platform to stream your time, YouTube, Facebook Live, etc. Each artist will chose a time slot August 16- 22, 2020. During your time slot you will create a piece of artwork while being live streamed. Event will be promoted by the artists on social media with a list of artists and links to their Live-Streams. To be involved in this project please email Melody

 

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