March 2011 Newsletter

Item Date: 
Tue, 03/01/2011 (All day)
End Date: 
Thu, 03/31/2011 (All day)
March 2011 Newsletter
Weekend Reminders -
SCWCA is sponsoring a Walk-thru on Sat. 3/26  with Kim Abeles of the Pearls of Wisdom exhibition from 1-2 pm.  Korean Cultural Center Gallery.


A panel will follow from 2-4 pm on Ending Violence  with Art & Activism with Suzanne Lacy, Barbara T. Smith, Kim Abeles, Suzanne Isken, Nathalie Sanchez and Cathy Salser. Moderator: Sandra Mueller.

And, for those who still need to do such, use the attached 2011 membership form   
or pay by credit card on the national website and  select "CAS" as your chapter.

by and for: art and democracy - Call for Art for June SCWCA show! 


Artists are asked to submit works that both speak-to and question the shifting meanings of freedom and equality, censorship and civil liberties amid changing socio-economic and public perceptions. 
In the 1930s when the Public Works of Art Project was formed, our government, by and for our people, understood the importance of art in sustaining the American spirit. Since that time, art has acted as a voice for public opinion and as a powerful tool for critique and focus. Today, we ask what is the role of art in a democracy - specifically the visual arts.
Juror: Carol A. Wells, Art Historian, Activist, Lecturer, Curator and Founder/Executive Director of the Center for the Study of Political Graphics.   



Show Dates: June 11 to July 3, 2011
Opening Reception: Saturday, June 11 from 7 to 10 pm
Closing Reception: Sunday, July 3rd from 2 to 4 pm


Eligibility: Open to all artists in the greater Southern California region. Accepted works must be hand delivered on June 5 or 7 from 10-4 pm and picked up on July 7th or 8th.   


Entry Deadline: April 18, 2011  


Submissions must be made online at
Artists should create an account there where they can then submit up to 3 works as high res jpegs with a short statement of work (max 200 characters).   


Media: Open to all media except video. Not to exceed 60" for 2D works or 40lbs in weight or 48" floor space for 3D works. All work should be dry and ready for hanging using wire apparatus.


Images: Submit JPEG images sized approximately 4" x 6" at 300 dpi resolution. Images must be at least 1200 pixels wide. The maximum file size is 8 megabytes. Image file names should use Artist's last name + Title. Example: Smith_funhouse2. Do not use double quotation marks, colons or semi-colons in names.

Fees: $25 for non-members - Free to 2011 SCWCA members. A $10 hanging fee will be charged all accepted artists. SCWCA members SHOULD NOT HIT the PayPal button after they have submitted their entries.


ABOUT THE JUROR:  Carol Wells is an activist, art historian, curator, lecturer, writer, and poster collector. Trained as a medievalist, Wells is founder and executive director of the Center for the Study of Political Graphics, an educational and research archive that collects, preserves, documents and circulates posters relating to diverse movements for social change. Established in 1988, CSPG includes the largest collection of post World War II posters in the United States. In 2010, Wells received the first Wally Marks Pursuit of Change Award from Families to Amend California's Three Strikes (FACTS).


For more information, please email SCWCA EXHIBITIONS. 


Nine Dots Arts Artist Database. Register through Cafe. Rolling Admission.   
Beers Lambert Contemporary Art. "Transgression."  By 3/27.  
Direct Art Magazine. By 3/31.    
Spring Forward- Celebrating Women Artists of Southern California. By 4/1.
"The Abstract." Sandra Lee Gallery.  By 4/15. 
Spring Photography Contest, Photographer's Forum. By 5/16.     
Women Around Town by Karen Schifman for March 2011
 A compulsion for beauty and social change by Kim Abeles calls attention to domestic abuse with "Pearls of Wisdom: End the Violence." The project, which is a collaboration with of A Window Between Worlds, demonstrates the power of art to bring attention to the subject of domestic abuse. Over 800 survivors and community members contributed to this very important and powerful installation at the Korean Cultural Center. You are invited to act in solidarity with the survivors and add your own 'pearl of wisdom' online in a community blog. Thru 3/31/11.


Edward Cella Art + Architecture  presents "Laurie Frick: Sleep Patterns," a science-based exhibition with works  based on daily activity and sleep data. Thru 4/2/11."Year of the Dog," is the title of the exhibition by Judy Pfaff at Greenfield Sacks Gallery  of large, hand-painted woodcuts. Thru 4/16/11.      


Jean Wells serves up delicious and shiny Pop Art mosaic sculptures at Skidmore Contemporary Art in Bergamot Station. Thru 4/16/11. Wonderful surreal portraits and landscape paintings by Laura Karetzky are featured in  "Said What" at Lora Schlessinger. 3/19 to 4/30/11. Haus Gallery in Pasadena presents drawings and sculpture by Holly Boruck. Her visceral forms in both media permeate the gallery's spaces taking us on a journey with her organic imaginings.  (Image left) Reception on 3/13. Runs 3/17-4/9/11.   


Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery is featuring "Framing Abstraction: Mark, Symbol, Signifier" curated by Marlena Doktorczyk-Donohue and Peter Selz.  Includes work by Lita Albuquerque and Naomie Kremer. Thru 4/24/11.

 Vija Celmins: Television and Disaster 1964-1966" at LACMA. Runs 3/12-6/5/11.