Featured Member: Sarah R. Bloom
Sarah R. Bloom is an artist and photographer working in the Philadelphia region. Her photos have been featured in The Daily Mail, Philadelphia Magazine and The Huffington Post. Philadelphia Magazine named her Best Visual Artist in their 2015 Best of Philly Issue. In October 2015, Instagram flew her out to L.A. to take part in a pop-up art exhibit celebrating inspiring women and was featured in The Huffington Post's “28 Badass Women to Follow on Instagram.” Sarah is a current member of the Women’s Caucus for Art, Da Vinci Art Alliance, and Hidden City Philadelphia.
Currently, Sarah has two photographs displayed at Biggs Museum in Biggs Body: A Juried Competition of Figural Art. The show was a juried call for art displaying the body in human and animal form. Sixty works were chosen from around 400 entries. The juror for the show was Brittany Webb who is the Curator of the John Rhoden Collection at PAFA. The exhibition is open through November 17, 2019 at the museum in Dover, DE.
The two pieces Sarah will be exhibiting are shown above: "I Believe Her" (left) and "A Woman Like That is Not Afraid to Die" (right).
Visit Sarah's website to see more of her work and learn more about her.
Women's Caucus of Philadelphia Chapter Meeting on the Horizon!
To be held at the home and studio of our member, Simone Spicer
Saturday, October 26 from 3-7pm.
Lunch will be served.
Address: 417 Deaver Road, Wyncote, PA. 19095
(Simone lives one half mile from the Jenkintown Train Station. It's a bit of an uphill walk to her house from the station, but great exercise!)
Simone's phone number is (215) 850 5299. Call her if you need directions or have any questions.
The meeting will consist of a tour of Simone's studio, lunch, socializing, new member introductions, as well as time dedicated to new business and upcoming agenda items presented by our president, Liz Krick.
This meeting is open to all current members and those considering joining.
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Hope you can attend!
Featured Event: October First Friday Art Walk
Starting this First Friday, October 4, WCA Philadelphia President, Liz Krick will be curating art shows at Win Win coffee house and bar. Krick and Win Win bar will also be working in conjunction with WCA Philadelphia Vice President, Natalie Merritt and her gallery, High 5, Vox Populi, and Love City Brewing Company to create an art walk that will connect the Northern Liberties and Spring Garden Neighborhoods.
Featured Event: Philadelphia Open Studio Tours (POST)
Philadelphia Open Studio Tours (POST), a program of The Center for Emerging Visual Artists, offers a behind-the-scenes look at a day in the life of a visual artist. This October, explore hundreds of artist studios and community partner spaces in more than twenty Philadelphia neighborhoods and see the artistic process unfold right in your own backyard.
POST, the largest open studio tours in the region, spotlights the vitality of Philadelphia’s visual arts scene and underscores the important contributions artists make to our city’s economic and civic life. Great for all ages, this citywide festival features studio visits, hands-on demos, workshops, artist talks, receptions, exhibitions and more—all through an approachable and easy-to-navigate, self-guided tour.
Several WCA members are participating: TandM Arts (which includes Virginia Maksymowicz, WCA Philadelphia Treasurer), Jude Lang, Kristin Lamelas, Marie Weaver, Dawn Kramlich, Susan Shipley, Wendee Yudis and others.
SAVE THE DATES: October 12: South, October 13: Northeast, October 19: Northwest, October 20: West
Virginia's studio will be open October 20, Green Line Workspace, 4218 Lancaster Avenue, noon-6:00. Image pictured is her piece entitled, Bones+Tools, proposal for Woodmere Museum, 2019; low density urethane; wood; acrylic paint; extruded foam; 42”w x 48”h x 3”d; objects cast from life.
Featured Exhibition: Hispanic Heritage Month art exhibit at the School District of Philadelphia
Opening reception Thursday, October 16 from 4-6:30 p.m.
(Second floor gallery at 440 N. Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19130)
WCA member Selene Nuñez-Cruz has two pieces (pictured above) featured in the exhibition.
First Friday Highlight: Dwelling at High 5 Gallery
Friday, October 4 6-10 pm
554 N Lawrence St, Philadelphia, PA 19123
This exhibition features local artists Katie Knoeringer and Andy Staszkiw. Knoeringer presents her paintings, drawings and cut paper work while Staszkiw displays his abstract pieces made from stained glass. While expressing themselves through vastly different mediums, both artists use the aspects of houses, negative space and isolation as critical elements in their work. Refreshments will be served. Exhibition on display through the month of October. Additional viewing available during gallery hours, Saturdays and Sundays from 12-5pm.
More Member News
Constance McBride is excited to share that she has a piece in CraftForms 2019 at Wayne Art Center. The CraftForms exhibition runs December 6, 2019 - February 1, 2020 and the opening reception is Saturday, December 7 from 1-3pm at Wayne Art Center, 413 Maplewood Ave., Wayne, PA 19087.
Constance also has three pieces in the Crafting Narratives Exhibit (Art in City Hall), 1400 John F Kennedy Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19107, which runs September 30 - December 31, 2019 and is being held in conjunction with the Present Tense 2019 Conference and CraftNOW.
Image pictured is The Lonely Girls by Constance McBride.
Simone Spicer created a floating sculpture for FLOW which will be on display behind the Independence Seaport Museum from October to December 2019.
(Above) Titled, 'Convergence', it's an igloo made from plastic gallon jugs with solar powered lighting and a fountain element.
Saturday, October 12, 2019
6:00 – 8:00 pm
Independence Seaport Museum, 211 S. Columbus Blvd. Philadelphia, PA
Complementing the Museum’s indoor River Alive! exhibit, FLOW uses art to encourage viewers to step outside and engage with the river. Ten artworks by fourteen artists from the U.S. and Québec, Canada, create a dazzling flotilla of unique floating art installations at the Penn’s Landing Boat Basin, turning the harbor into an outdoor art museum.
FLOW is about water, the history of the Delaware River, and the interconnectedness of nature and humanity. It is an exhibition showcasing the wide-ranging ways in which artists respond to this dynamic relationship.
Deja 42 Art Gallery Small Works Exhibition
Deja 42 Art Gallery is seeking artists who would like to present their work in our upcoming November exhibition, Small Works. Creators working in all media (painting, photography, sculpture, drawing, mixed media, ceramics, textile, et al.) are welcome. Open to all themes, pieces must be no larger than 9”x12” and must be priced to sell at under $150. All themes will receive due and equitable consideration.
Deadline for submission is Friday, October 18, 2019.
Under 100 Exhibition at Off the Wall Gallery, Dirty Frank's
15th Annual Juried Exhibition
November 10-December 28, 2019
Deadline for submission is Thursday October 17, 2019.
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