Monday, August 24, 2009

Made by Hand

PLEASE join us for...

Made by Hand

A regional juried exhibition sponsored by the St. Louis Chapter of the Women's Caucus for Art.

Sept 8 - October 8, 2009

Crossroads Art Studios and Gallery, 501 N. Kingshighway, St. Charles MO 63301. Gallery hours: Wed - Fri Noon-5pm; Sat by 314 581-3748

Reception: Friday Sept 11, 7-9pm

IT8 bus tour: Saturday, October 3

Felted Teka workshop with Nino Hecht: Sunday, October 4, 1-4pm

Juried by fiber artist Jo Stealey. Stealey is an art professor and head of the fiber department at the University of Missouri - Columbia. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally; and is in several permanent collections. Stealey explores aspects of drawing, writing, sculpting, and assembling, all through her expansive use of handmade paper. She states, “I am searching for a visceral response that touches a place within us where no words exist to describe our emotion.” Naturally occurring shapes and structures inspire Stealey's works.

Juried into the exhibition: Roxanne Phillips, Pat Owoc, Jennifer Weigel, Virginia Dragshutz, Clairan Ferrono, Nino Hecht, Lydia Brockman, Linda Elkow, Jean Mills, Janice Nesser, Kathy Weaver, Betsy dollar, Christine Ilewski, Trish Williams, Lisa Becker, Marie Samuels, Evie Shucart and Leslie Hume.

Image above: Worn, Rag rug weaving; cotton warp and dissembled clothing on hanger, $300,114"x17," Jennifer Weigel

Felted Teka Workshop by Nino Hecht

WCA-STL sponsored workshop in conjunction with “Made By Hand” and IT8

Date: Sunday, October 4th, 1-4pm

Duration: 3 Hours

Tuition $45 for Current WCA members, $55 for non- members (Includes materials)

Make your own 8X12 decorative hand-felted piece of WALL ART using wet and needle felting techniques and YOUR IMAGINATION!!!! NO prior experience necessary!!!

Workshop will introduce you to an ancient craft of felt making. You will use various wool fibers/embellishments and observe interaction of organic fibers when water and agitation shape and transform them into a piece of art. To register, please call Crossroads Art Studios at 636-724-0288.

Artist: Born and raised in the Eastern European country of Georgia, Nino was fascinated with rich cultural heritage and abundance of folk craft techniques. An eco-friendly alternative to animal fur, hand-made felt has become an inspiration for her two and three dimensional art, wearable art and jewelry. Nino incorporates wet felting technique with subtle needle-felting touches to create unique textiles.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Contemporary Women Artists XV - Art as Activism

CALL for ART -deadline Monday Nov 16
St. Louis Chapter- Women's Caucus for Art
Current member WCA-STL or Foundry $30 ___ Current member non-local WCA $35 ___Non-member $40
Start Time:
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 at 12:00am
End Time:
Monday, November 16, 2009 at 11:20am
Foundry Art Centre
520 North Main St.


St. Louis Chapter
Women’s Caucus for Art

Contemporary Women Artists XV- Art as Activism
an international biennial exhibit
juried by
Yolanda Lopez

February 12 - March 26, 2010

Foundry Art Centre
520 North Main St.
St. Charles MO 63301

Juror's presentation - Fri Mar 5, 6-7pm
Reception - Fri Mar 5, 7-10pm

Download the prospectus at or
Or email
Check out the exhibition at Riverside featuring WCA members Kate Warner and Maggie Travis-Jaspering....reception Friday August 28

Thursday, August 6, 2009

newsletter deadlin

Hello creative women!

I just wanted to send out a reminder to everyone about submissions for the next newsletter, which will be delivered to you in September. The deadline for submissions is Friday, August 7th, so be thinking now about interesting items for articles, photographs of recent WCA events, your member news blurb, etc. Let me know if there is an article you want to work on. 

Please save all written work as a Word Document (.doc) and send as an e-mail attachment to: Before sending it, please have another person read your work for clarity, grammar, and typographical errors. These things are often difficult to find in our own writing. 

Our lovely VP, Marsha Heck, is willing to read and edit writing for the newsletter, so get in touch with her if you are interested in some editing assistance. 

Thank you in advance for submitting your articles/images/member news on time.

Happy writing!

Erica Popp
Publicity Chair WCA-STL


DEADLINE EXTENDED for submissions

Must be received by Wednesday August 12


Artwork in any fiber media or combination of fiber mediums. 
Artwork that incorporates other mediums but the key element must be fiber.
Artwork that uses fiber techniques (ie. quilting, weaving, stitching,..) with non-fiber mediums.




part of Innovations in Textiles 8

September 9 - October 8, 2009

Crossroads Gallery and Studios
St. Charles, MO

To apply use the entry form at  the end of this email or download a prospectus  at 

Theme:   Made by Hand. Art work in any fiber media or combination of fiber mediums. Other media may be incorporated but the key element must be fiber or fiber technique 

About the Exhibition: This exhibition is  part of the Innovations in Textiles 8.  IT8 is a biennial collaborative event in St. Louis that investigates the state of contemporary textile arts. Nineteen nonprofit and private arts organizations join forces to present exhibitions related to fiber art created by national and international artists. Activities include workshops, lectures, gallery tours, and community programs. This exhibition will also be part of the IT8 bus tour: Saturday, October 3

Eligibility:   Open to all women artists who are members of the Women's Caucus for Art in MO, IL, MI., MN, NEB. IND. and OH. Women who are not members may enter but upon acceptance must join the WCA chapter in their area.  Selection is based on original 2-D & 3-D work created within the last three years.  Work submitted must not have been previously exhibited in any juried exhibition sponsored by WCA-STL.  Work created under instruction is not eligible.  Artwork may be submitted framed or in an alternative presentation form and ready to hang.  Work without the appropriate hanging apparatus will be disqualified.  Work must fit through a standard door.  No ceiling suspended artwork.  

Rules of entry: Participants may submit up to 3 pieces of work. Work can be submitted by slide or on a disk. Slides should be clearly marked with name and corresponding entry number. Images on the disk should be saved as jpeg images and should have a resolution of 300 dpi and sized at 4" x 6". Assign a file name to each digital image, starting with your name followed by the entry number. Entry form and fees must be submitted with slides/jpegs.

Entry Fee:  $10 per piece or $25 for 3 pieces (may submit up to 3 pieces). Artists who are not members may enter but upon acceptance must join the chapter in their area. 

Sales:   Crossroads Gallery takes no commission. A 25% commission will be retained and donated to Habitat for Humanity.  Work remains the property of the artist until sold. Sold artwork must remain in the exhibition until the last day of the show. 

About the Juror: Jo Stealey is an art professor and head of the fiber department at the University of Missouri - Columbia. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally; and is in several permanent collections. Stealey explores aspects of drawing, writing, sculpting, and assembling, all through her expansive use of handmade paper. She states, "I am searching for a visceral response that touches a place within us where no words exist to describe our emotion." Naturally occurring shapes and structures inspire Stealey's works.  

Venue: Crossroads Art Studios and Gallery 501 N. Kingshighway, St. Charles MO 63301

Dates and Deadlines
NEW DEADLINE: Wed August 12-  Submission deadline. Entry form, fee and slide or digital images must be received (not postmarked) by this date
Monday August 24  - Notification of acceptance/rejection by phone or e-mail.
NEW DATE: Wednesday Sept 2  - All shipped work must arrive at Crossroads Gallery by Noon
Saturday August 29 - Hand-delivered work must be dropped off at Crossroads Gallery between 10-3pm
Friday Sept 11, 7-9pm - Reception  
Saturday October 3  -IT8 bus tour
Sunday, October 4, 1-4pm Felted Teka workshop with Nino Hecht (see for more information)
Thursday October 8 - Last day of exhibition
Saturday October 10 - pick up work 10-3pm
Monday October 12 - shipped work mailed

Entry Form.
Please print legibly or type


E-mail Address

(_____) _____ - __________
Phone Number (Include Area Code)

Street Address

City, State, Zip

Check one below.:

___Current WCA member $10 per piece or $25 for 3 pieces (may submit up to 3 pieces)
___ Non- member $10 per piece or $25 for 3 pieces (may submit up to 3 pieces) If accepted in order to exhibit must join the WCA 
___ New Member STL chapter only
      $60 + entry fee  $10 per piece or $25 for 3 pieces (may submit up to 3 pieces)
___ New Associate Member STL chapter only  - Student only  $30 + entry fee $10 per piece or $25 for 3 pieces (may submit up to 3 pieces)

1. Title_________________________________
Medium ____________________________
Sale price ___________________________
2. Title_________________________________
Sale price ____________________________
3 title_________________________________
Medium ____________________________
Sale price ___________________________

Exhibition Checklist

Please fill out the Entry Form above. Print legibly or type.  

 Check included to cover.

__ Entry Fee for current members of  $10 per piece or $25 for 3 pieces (may submit up to 3 pieces)
(may submit up to 3 pieces)
__ Non- member $10 per piece or $25 for 3 pieces (may submit up to 3 pieces)
If accepted in order to exhibit must join WCA chapter in your area
__ $60  2009 membership renewal for STL chapter only 
__ $60   2009 new membership  for STL chapter only
_$30 2009 membership current STUDENT only

______Total amount included

Make checks payable to:

And mail or drop off to:
Women's Caucus for Art - St. Louis Chapter
3400 Pershall Road
St. Louis MO 63135

Signature below constitutes agreement to all terms appearing on this prospectus:


Need more information?
Contact: Show Chair Janice Nesser
(314) 741-3772


call for art -photo, video

Call for art

Rehearse, Rewind, Repeat: Photography, Video, and Performance
Call for Entries Juried Exhibition
Ohio University School of Art Gallery, Athens, Ohio
January 12-Feb 18, 2010
Postmark Deadline for Entries: September 25, 2009
Prospectus Online at;

Rehearse, Rewind, Repeat: Photography, Video, and Performance calls for work
that examines the dialogue between the still and moving image and
performance. Qualifying work may include video (single channel or
installation), traditional and digital prints. All work must incorporate
some photographic or video element.

Eligibility: Open to all artists age 18 and above using photographic media.
All subjects and styles are eligible. You should submit three digital images
or video to be considered for the exhibition.

Exhibition: This exhibition is organized by the photography program at the
Ohio University School of Art. In its sixth decade, the photography program
at Ohio University is the oldest degree-granting program in photography at a
major university in the country. Its legacy stems from the historically
renowned Clarence White School of Photography in New York, which was
re-established here in 1948 by his son, Clarence White, Jr. Since then, it
has produced a legion of successful alumni who are leaders in the field, and
whose honors include Guggenheim Foundation and National Endowment for the
Arts Fellowships. This exhibit will bring a diverse cross sampling of
national and international photographic contemporary photographic art to the
communities of the city of Athens, Ohio. This exhibition will be held at the
Ohio University Art Gallery, a 2500 square foot exhibition space, which is
located on the Athens Campus of Ohio University in Seigfred Hall. Gallery
hours are Monday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Media: All work must incorporate some photographic media, but it may also
include other media (2-D and 3-D works).

Catalog: Funds permitting, a full-color catalog of the exhibition will be
produced and each selected artist will receive one copy of this catalog
gratis when her or his work is returned.

Accepted Work: The decision of the juror is final. All artists will be
notified of their status by November 13, 2009.

Juror: Kelli Connell receiver an MFA from Texas Woman¹s University (2003).
Her body of work entitled ³Double Life² has been widely received and
included in numerous national solo and group exhibitions. Her work is in the
collections of Microsoft; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Columbus Museum
of Art; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Museum of Contemporary Photography;
and The Dallas Museum of Art. Recent publications include ³Photo Art: The
New World of Photography² pusblished by Aperture; ³Vitamin Ph: New
Perspective in Photography² published by Phaidon; and ³MP3: Midwest
Photographers¹ Publication Project² co-published by Aperture and The Museum
of Contemporary Photography. Connell teaches at Columbia College Chicago.
Receiving and Returning Work: All accepted work must be ready to install and
be shipped to arrive or hand-delivered between December 7 and 18, 2009 to
Ohio University Art Gallery, 528 Seigfred Hall, Athens, OH 45701. Shipping
work to the gallery will be the responsibility of the artist and return
shipping will be covered by the exhibition fund. Work will be returned
within three weeks after deinstallation, or may be picked up by the artist
from the exhibition coordinator Elizabeth Dobson at an arranged time (see
contact information below in ³Entry Guidelines²).

Installation: All accepted work will be installed at the discretion of the
juror and exhibition coordinator. Exhibited work cannot be removed from the
gallery before the close of the exhibition. The exhibition coordinator
reserves the right to refuse work that does not meet exhibition standards.

Liability and Sales: Every reasonable care will be taken with artwork. A
loan form with information regarding insurance will be provided to all
participants. All sale money goes to the artist; the gallery takes no

Entry Guidelines:

-The three digital images or video may be submitted for an entry fee of $25,
payable by check or money order to: Ohio University School of Art. All entry
fees are non-refundable.

-Entries should be represented by 72 dpi jepg images on a CD, or a DVD, (Mac
compatible) Videos can be no longer than 3 minutes and should indicate cue.

-Include $5 per each additional entry, with a maximum of two addition
digital images (Only one video entry per person)

-A completed entry form should accompany the slides/ CD/ DVD.

-A self-addressed stamped envelope for return of slides, CD/ DVD

-Mail CD oe DVD with completed entry form, entry fee, and SASE to: Elizabeth
Dobson, School of Art, Ohio University, 528 Seigfred Hall, Athens, OH 45701.

-Direct all questions by email to Elizabeth Dobson, Exhibition Coordinator,

-The postmark deadline for sending materials is September 25, 2009. The
notification deadline is November 13, 2009, and the deadline for receiving
accepted work is December 18, 2009.

-This prospectus is available online at;

exhibition opportunity


Entry forms for "Art St. Louis XXV, The Exhibition" are now available
for download directly from the Art Saint Louis website at

This year's exhibit will be juried by Sheryl Conkelton, Director of
Exhibitions & Public Programs at Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia,

"Art St. Louis XXV, The Exhibition" is open to artists 21+ in the St.
Louis metro area and surrounding 200-mile radius. Open to original
artworks in all media*, all themes, and all styles. *Works that rely on
the internet for display or ceiling suspended artworks are not
eligible. Limit 5 artworks created in the past 2 years (2007-2009).

This exhibit is juried by jpegs on 1 CD. The CD must be Mac and PC
compatible; jpegs only; RGB color; minimum 800x800 pixels and not to
exceed 1200x1200 pixels. Entry form required. Entry fee: $25/current
ASL members; $40/non-members; or $10 with new $50 membership = $60.

Postmark deadline for entries (form, jpegs on cd, fee): September 8,
2009. Complete rules of entry & all requirements are on the REQUIRED
entry form, which is downloadable as 2 pdfs from

"Art St. Louis XXV, The Exhibition" is presented November 9-December
28, 2009.  free Juror's Gallery Talk with Sheryl Conkelton (6-7 p.m.) &
opening reception (7-9 p.m.)

For additional information on this exhibit, contact:
Robin Hirsch, Associate Director & Gallery Director
Art Saint Louis
555 Washington Avenue, #150
St. Louis, MO 63101-1239
314/241-4810, 2#

Art Saint Louis is free & open to the public M-F 10-5 & Sat. 10-4.
Closed Sundays, holidays & between exhibits. Check out our new exhibit,
"Minding the Gap," on view through August 27, 2009. Free Meet the
Artist events every Saturday 10-4. Highlights can be viewed at

About the WCA-STL

On the local level, STL-WCA organizes 3-4 exhibitions a year; organizes the biennial Contemporary Women Artists Exhibition; participates in local events that enact awareness and change in the community; holds meetings so women can network; presents lectures by women artists; holds 'girls nights out': evenings of art and conversation; produces a newsletter and sponsors a web-page where women artists can list their upcoming exhibitions, papers, etc and link their web-site.
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