August 2011 Newsletter

Item Date: 
Mon, 08/01/2011 (All day)
End Date: 
Wed, 08/31/2011 (All day)
August 2011 Newsletter

The summer is quickly coming to an end with some exciting events, including the 2012 WCA Summer Conference and a number of member exhibitions and events, please take a peek at our Member News and Women Around Town sections, below.  


Now in August, please join us for a Saturday, August 27th  for a Summer Social at the home of SCWCA Treasurer Karen Schifman to meet new members, reconnect with old friends and attend a presentation by artist, independent curator and founder of Side Street Projects, Karen Attkinson. Members will receive an evite with rsvp information and event details. Wishing you a wonderful August!   





Sat., Aug. 27, 12 to 3 pm - Summer Social & Lunch with GY*T Guest Speaker 
Pacific Palisades. RSVP to Karen Schifman. $5 donation at the door.


Tues., Sept 13, 11 to 2 PM - SCWCA members monthly  EcoArts MeetUp.  West Hollywood area.



Beatrice Wood: Career Woman-Drawings, Paintings, Vessels, and Objects, Opens Sept. 10, 2011 
Opening includes lectures by Francis Naumann and Jenny Sorkin. RSVP to Santa Monica Museum of Art .  
Still Doin' It: Fanning the Flames of the Woman's Building - Oct. 15-16, 2011
Part symposium/convening/reunion, event  offers a dialogue between feminist artists then and now.
Locations: Otis College of Art and Design / Antioch University / Skirball Cultural Center


Mexican artist Frida Kahlo would have turned 104 this month.

NANCY YOUDELMAN (image left) will be showing new work in her second solo exhibition at Eight Modern in Santa Fe, New Mexico. 8/12 thru 9/17.  
KRISTINE SCHOMAKER is in a group show at the Canoga Park Youth Arts Center on 8/6 from 6-9pm. BETTY GREEN has mixed media paintings on display at The Rose Cafe in Venice through 8/14.  


CAROLYN APPLEGATE has work in Slyvia White's 4th Annual Juried Exhibition in her Ventura gallery. ANN ISOLDE has work in the 11th Annual Summer All Media Juried Online International Art Exhibition sponsored by Upstream People Gallery.  CAROL STEINBERG is a featured artist in the "Touch of Gold" show curated by member Margaret Danielak at the Women's City Club in Pasadena. Through 10/31. 




Downtown Art Walk is the Second Thursday, San Pedro Art Walks is the First Thursday and the NELA Art Walk is the Second Saturday. California Lawyers for the Arts hosts workshops in August with $5 off for SCWCA members. Register by phone to receive the discount. Visual Art Source hosts Los Angeles Studio Tours with Mat Gleason on Saturdays.  


ARTISTS' REGISTRY: Contact Ann Isolde for information on how to join the SCWCA registry.  Please check out the new web page for Bea Mego that focuses on her marble sculpture (image left)  




LACDA Juried Competition. By 8/22.   
TFAP Submit Conference Proposals.  By 9/1.    
The Peace Project. The Whole 9 Gallery. By 9/4.  
The Sketchbook Project. Sign Up By 10/31.     
CAA Calls and Opportunities. Ongoing.  


WOMEN AROUND TOWN  by Karen Schifman, August 2011


An exhibition of works by Warhol et al at Gagosian gallery includes sculpture by the acclaimed artist, Yoyoi Kusama. Thru 9/2/11.

Some SCWCA members participated in the highly varied "Chain Letter" show curated by Christian Cummings and Doug Harvey at Shoshana Wayne Gallery. Thru 8/24/11. 
Craig Krull gallery at Bergamot Station is featuring the wonderful  photographic work of Sara Jane Boyers, "Finding Chinatown." Thru 9/3/11.
Suzanne Vielmetter Projects in Culver City presents a wonderful exhibition of works by 3 west coast women artists.  Kristin Calabrese offers her "Back of my Face" expressive paintings while Monique van Genderen presents large-scale paintings and an installation. Mindy Shapero  .  creates sculptures and 2-D work in a variety of media that incorporate a multitude of historical references. Thru 9/27/11.


Craft and Folk Art Museum exhibits Ann Weber's Love and Other Audacities cardboard sculptures and Jennifer Angus' All Creatures Great and Small. Thru 9/11/11. 

"Beauty Culture" at the Annenberg Space for Photography features images of some of the most famous models and screen stars. Spanning several decades, the exhibition also invites a critique of the beauty industry. Although the gallery is filled with images of women almost exclusively photographed by men, one can find examples by Lauren Greenfield, Carrie Mae Weems, and Orlan whose work challenges our culture's ideas about beauty.

Be sure to view the documentary film entitled "Beauty Culture" by Lauren Greenfield.This vital exhibition  merits a dialogue about the beauty industry, the representation of women in the media and the effect these images have on all of us. Thru 11/27/11.
MOCA (Grand Avenue) is showing a broad selection of works by Lynda Benglis from the 1970s to the present. Notions of gender relations and power play are found in her videos, photographs and wax paintings. There is a walk-through with curator Alma Ruiz on Thursday, 9/15 @ 6:30 pm. Thru 10/10/11.

Also at MOCA is "The Personal is Political,"  which features permanent collection works by artists Annette Messager, Catherine Opie, Hannah Wilke, Sherrie Levine, Adrian Piper and others. Thru 10/10/11.


Washington D.C. based artist Linn Mayers' created a large-scale, site-specific wall line drawing on the lobby wall of the Hammer Museum. Thru 11/6/11.