February 2018



Join us for February’s meeting which will feature Shannon Emerick from Main Street Theater speaking about the upcoming production of Men in BoatsShannon will join us to speak about what it is like to be acting in this show. She will discuss how and why playwright Jaclyn Backhaus turned the play topsy-turvy and cast the story entirely with female performers, and what that casting decision does to our expectations as an audience and our definitions of concepts such as conquest and bravery. Join us for an interesting and thought-provoking program about the theater world.
Archway Gallery at 2305 Dunlavy, Houston TX 77006
5:45 – Mix and Mingle     6:15 –  Short Business Meeting
6:30 to 7:30 – Program
Optional dinner at Brasil’s on Westheimer to follow (dutch treat).

President's Message: The newness of the year is softening into February. What’s next? Opportunity! January’s planning, resolving, and reflecting becomes action. And WiVLA women are right in there, using their resources and contacts to find out what to do, where to go, and who can join in. 
    Many of us plan to spend more time in the studio, continuing to create the work that we do. More writing, more painting -- all of which furthers us toward our creative voices. We want to keep moving forward, to either find our voice or keep it evolving. January’s meeting gave us an amazing list of ways to get started or continue with a refreshed resolve. 
   One of the ways that creatives can jumpstart their process is with artist dates, a concept described by Julia Cameron in her book The Artists’ Way.  Go out into the world and feed yourself, she says. Fill up the well, deposit into your creative bank, find beauty to absorb. 
   The opportunities abound in Houston – galleries, nature walks, theater visits, solitary time, visits with creative friends. Some of us love to walk through stores luxuriating in the color and texture of the clothing. Others walk the beach in Galveston -- filling up our quiet spaces with the clean air -- or perhaps it can work in a backwards way – letting the wind blow out the cobwebs and detritus of the old year.  Galleries and museums instill inspiration in color and creativity. Theater, movies, and poetry readings give us new thoughts and ideas to ponder. Whatever feeds you, go do it!
   Cross-inspiration is a wonderful way to have an artist date. If you’re a writer, go to an art gallery. If you’re a visual artist, go to a dance performance. If you’re a performer, go to an art museum. As founding mother Karleen Koen paraphrases Gertrude Stein, “Creativity is creativity is creativity.” It all inspires, it all suffuses by stretching boundaries, it all lets us see more of what’s out there.
   WiVLA can help with those artists’ dates – look through this newsletter and see the opportunities that are happening in the near future – a trip to Men in Boats at Main Street Theater, a poetry reading by acclaimed poet Nikki Giovanni, our meeting programs, and of course, all the submission opportunities that will get your creative juices flowing. Books2Eat will get your mouth watering!  Plus, the ECO Fund Scholarship is soon available for members. $1000 for a literary artist and $1000 for a visual artist will be awarded in April. Talk about opportunity! WiVLA can be an inspiring partner in your creative life.
   Opportunity. 
     Cori Austin
     President
WiVLA’s ECO Fund Now Open for Applications!
Educational and Cultural Opportunity Awards 2018  
                                    Opportunity Knocks!      
     Did an art or writing opportunity recently turn up and then you thought to yourself, “Darn! I just don’t have the cash right now?” Or has a project come to mind that would be fun, interesting, and challenging? What about a piece of equipment or supplies that you need to create your art? Have you found an interesting workshop that you’d love to attend? Is there a distant location in which you could create beautiful art or writing?
      Opportunity is knocking on your door!
      WiVLA’s ECO Fund scholarship awards will be chosen at the April 17 meeting. The application is on the website, http://www.wivla.org/eco.htm  and can either be sent via email (save the form on your computer, fill it out and attach the form to your email), or by mail. All applications must be received or postmarked by Friday April 6, 2018.
      There are certain specifications to having an accepted application, so read carefully. Applications are reviewed, and all names whose application falls within the guidelines are placed either an “artist” box or “writer” box.  One name from each box will be chosen at random at the April 17 meeting. Everyone has an equal chance of being selected.
      The program that evening will be presentations by the 2017 scholarship winners, Mary Ramain and Kay McStay. Then, drum roll……, the new awardees will be chosen. It is always a fascinating and exciting program!
Men in Boats – Join us for an Afternoon
                    at Main Street Theater!

      Main Street Theater’s production of Men in Boats opens soon.  This is a rendering of Major John Wesley Powell’s actual boat trip to map the Colorado River in 1869, but all the parts are played by - women.  This juxtaposition creates a thoughtful take on adventure, conquest, and bravery.  As Shannon Emerick, MST’s marketing director and actress in the play says, “…it’s like the playwright, Jaclyn Backhaus, took history and has just tilted it slightly – it’s not camp, it’s not over-the-top drag – it’s pretty straightforward storytelling – it’s just what does this history, this story sound like when it comes out of the mouths of women?”
       In Backhaus’s words, “It’s interesting for me to take that idea of male conquest, give it to someone who usually doesn’t have that right, and put that into the roles themselves.  It begs the question of what histories we are lacking.”
       WiVLA members have the opportunity to attend this event on Sunday, March 4, at 3:00 pm.  Afterward, there will be a Female Voices in Writing Post-Show Discussion with Texas Novelist (and WiVLA founder) Karleen Koen, Houston playwright Elizabeth Keel, and Main Street Theater Founder and Executive Artistic Director Rebecca Greene Udden.  Optional dinner to follow at a local restaurant for a post-play discussion.
       And, look for Shannon Emerick at our February WiVLA meeting.  She will talk about what it’s like to be in the show in light of the unique perspective of the playwright.
       Action to take right now:  We have a block of only 20 tickets.  So, go quickly to our website www.wivla.org  The home page will have ticket reservation and paypal information. ($29.50 + svc fee) Email Cori Austin info@wivla.org to let her know you’ve paid and are on the list.

Nikki Giovanni, Poet, at the U of H Cullen Theatre
     Poet, activist, and educator, Nikki Giovanni’s voice has made us aware of our country’s state of mind, and her role as healer and friend has comforted our hearts.  Her new book, A Good Cry:  What We Learn from Tears and Laughter, is an intimate collection which confronts the joy and peril of aging and gives us access to all the thinkers and poets and students who reside in her head and her heart, including her dear friend, Maya Angelou. If you'd like to attend,  read carefully:
This event will be held on Thursday, February 15, 2018, at 7:30 pm.  Tickets for this event are free, but cannot be picked up ahead of time.  Thus to attend, we will arrive early, 6:00 pm. We will meet at the entrance to the building.  I plan to bring my camp stool and a Subway sandwich to eat while I wait.  This is a fabulous opportunity and I don't want to miss it!  Email info@wivla.org to let me know if you're coming.  
      The main parking lot for Cullen is located at the Welcome Center Garage located at 4400 University Drive, Houston.
      You can register on the HPL's event page for this reading, but it does not guarantee you a ticket. Questions?  email Cori info@wivla.org
http://houstonlibrary.org/learn-explore/library-events/hplq
Books2Eat Celebration on Saturday, March 31, 2018         Did you ever read War and Peeps? Or what about A Catsup in the Rye? Maybe Anne of Green Apples? Are you hungry for some delightful and delicious creative work? You are invited to prepare and exhibit an edible work of art based on books and reading. Any edible book idea is eligible, a favorite title, character, event or a pun involving a book. Join the Houston Book Arts Guild and WiVLA for an evening of eating our words! This evening will be the local festival that is part of the International Edible Book Festival, which occurs annually throughout the world. We encourage you to make an edible “book.” There will be prizes and lots of fun! If you want to be on the committee to help with the festival, contact Cori Austin at info@wivla.org 
When: Saturday, March 31, 2018 from 5:30 – 8 pm
Where: Printing Museum.
Ideas:   https://www.pinterest.com/pin/226235581258239989/?lp=true  or google Books2Eat for more ideas.



                                                                                  artwork courtesy of Denise Bossarte                  
January’s Meeting Jumpstarted WiVLA’s New Year!
       The energy was palpable at January’s meeting!  Members, new members, guests – everyone was excited to be together and ready to share ways that they jumpstart their creative process. 
       Murmurs of assent, head nods, chuckles and laughs, scratchings of pen on paper….all these responses were in evidence as members gave their ideas for getting their creativity moving. 
       The suggestions came in two forms:  inspiration and completion.  Some of us are inspired but have a difficult time getting creative work finished.  Others find creative juices dry up periodically and need fresh inspiration.  Some ideas tied directly to that person’s form of creative endeavor, and others could be used regardless of what work one does. 
        Never did we think we’d hear the words, “read and cut out obituaries from the NYTimes” at a WiVLA meeting, but that was Kay McStay’s suggestion for building interesting characters.  Concentrating especially on interesting, quirky women, she calls them “rocks of bravery,” and keeps the cutouts in a file for future needs.
       Debbie Blumberg swims laps….huh?  But as she swims, her body takes over the swimming and her mind is free to wander.  She says this “opens her up” and she is able to let ideas flow in.  Several others members riffed on this idea, saying walking or driving does the same thing.
       Gladys Bullock talks and talks until emotions take over.  Then she can write.  Sometimes she can’t write fast enough because the words come so quickly so she has to put a cassette into a recorder to record herself.
       Contemplation featured in many of the ideas offered.  Being lost in deep nature, walking a labyrinth, giving oneself time to withdraw from regular life are ways that work for some of us.  Using one’s nondominant hand to write gives insight.  Taking a nap works for some. 
       Then there were the ideas of how to actually get the work done:  a to-do list, hide from regular life and do your work, deadlines, sign up for a show or submission, create the habit of a regular blog.  Play hooky from your regular work says guest Sabina, it’s more productive because the time is limited and feels “stolen.”   I find it best to not wait for inspiration to come to me.   I go after it by putting myself into working mode – as my writing teacher Sarah Cortez says, “Butt in the chair, pencil in the hair.”  Often I will then find the words I need.
      This meeting was another form of one of our favorite words – collaboration.  We, of all versions of creativity, shared our ideas and helped each other with the creative process.  I think I’ll play hooky this week!  But first, I’ll take a nap…..
Cori Austin
              Social Media:  Demystified!
          Thanks so much for seeing the need and providing us this 
          opportunity. Before, just the names of social media tools
          put fear in my heart. Now I feel acquainted with them and
          would like to get to know them better. 
Janet Ruffin
 
      Some very brave women, some sort-of-techie women, and some technologically adept women gathered at Mendenhall Community Center to face the ins and outs of using social media for one’s creative business.
       Another example of WiVLA’s mission statement in action, our purpose was to help each other upgrade our marketplace skills.  As Gladys Jones said, “We have a great diverse group of smart women who enjoy sharing their wisdom to help other women.” 
       Six different sessions were held:  Instagram/Pinterest from Regina Vitolo Mader;  Facebook from Lee Steiner; Twitter from Melody Locke; online video presentations using Facebook and Youtube from Donna Durbin; Mail Chimp from Dianne Webb, and blogging from Lilibeth Andre.  Lilibeth wrapped it up at the end by discussing how to make a social media business plan of action. 
        As an elementary teacher, I am often reminded of the word, “schema.”  It means whatever the child brings to the classroom – background, experiences, past learning.  I have always thought of it as a shelf on which to put their learning.  Saturday’s workshop for some was to build the shelf.  For others, it was to decide which books to put on the shelf.  Others found more to put into each book.  Still others had to build another shelf for more books.  Many levels of social media familiarity were in our room, and each came away with something new for her shelf.  Even our presenters learned from each other. 
        Many participants expressed a desire in a deeper, hands-on session on individual topics.  We will put those together as soon as possible to further our learning.  Plan on joining these even if you didn’t take this overview class.  Every bit of learning will help you with marketing your creative work.  Dates and times will be announced as they are finalized.                                                                                 Cori Austin
Renew Membership Now - Easy to Do!  
Make 2018 your opportunity for creative encouragement and support by renewing your membership to WiVLA. The coming year promises to be outstanding in programs, writing and visual art opportunities, and friendships with interesting and creative women. Keep your membership current by renewing today! You can do it easily online: click here  and pay online (even though you are renewing, please fill out the informational form), OR download a membership form and send the form and a check for $40 to WiVLA, P.O. Box 130406, Houston, TX 77219-0406.  One of the best deals in the city!
      You can also renew at the February meeting. To facilitate this, please print the membership form and fill it out ahead of time so you don't miss the opportunity to visit friends before the meeting! If you are a new member who joined at the end of 2017 (October through December), your membership will run through the entire year of 2018.  Please try to complete your membership renewal by the end of February.  Then you will be current with every opportunity that comes in.


NEWS
 
  • Houston Book Arts Guild invites everyone to join them for their trip to the U of H Rare Books Collection in the MDAnderson Library on February 1.  Leigh Owen says the collection is stunning!  Meet there at 6:00.
    https://gallery.mailchimp.com/e19e299c428ff7d50d4c424d4/files/85d0c4d3-bc42-45d4-aacb-f61d4d3a9800/HBAG_Feb_1_Meeting.pdf   
  • Leigh Owen is excited to be involved with the University of Houston Libraries Special Collections and says Save-the-Date for UH Rare Books Collection major event White Glove Salon on Wednesday, April 18, 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the MD Anderson Library, the University of Houston. Click here to view the save-the-date card and information.  
  • Becky Soria points our attention to a lecture series at The Women's Institute of Houston entitled ART AND THE NATURE OF THE UNIVERSE: From The Renaissance To The Present. The presenter is Fernando Casas and the lectures begin on Feb. 5. Go to www.wih.org or click for info here.
  • [Editor's choice to repeat news.] Cori Austin calls our attention to Google Photos and Facebook items by Regina Vitolo Mader, our social media guru. Regina encourages everyone to share their WiVLA photos to a Google album. Click here to read her thoughtful request and see more details. Regina says: "Hi, everyone, this is a link to WIVLA'S GOOGLE PHOTOS ALBUM. Please feel free to to upload any of your own WiVLA photos, or email them to me at clockbirdstar@gmail.com." Use this link to the album itself. And, finally, use this one for a how-to tutorial on Facebook. [Editor notes that there's a TUTORIAL link.]
  • Debbie Blumberg writes: "I'm going to be writing a regular feature for AAA's Texas magazine, Texas Journey called "Texas Made" and am looking for artists to profile. The stories are short profiles of Texas people/businesses that are making especially unique items that you could give as a gift. Two recent stories I've done so far that will published soon: 1) A feature on a small town blacksmith who forges items like chimineas, ranch gates and custom fixtures, like rattlesnake door handles and 2) A feature on a Sealy leather goods company housed in a historic mattress factory that crafts unique, high-end purses and bags by hand. Any leads for me? Thank you!" You can reach Debbie at deborah.blumberg@gmail.com
MEMBER NEWS
Please send in your news by the 20th of each month - art exhibits, literary works, news, etc. -  for inclusion in the following month’s newsletter to newsletter@wivla.org.
  • Priscilla Frake is a featured reader at Public Poetry on February 3rd from 2 to 3:30 pm. The reading will take place at the Jungman Neighborhood Library, 5830 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77057. I would love to see you there! 
    http://www.publicpoetry.net/2016/09/library-reading-series/
  • Rona Lesser was accepted into the Alabama Women's Caucus for Art juried exhibit, Paper/work:works on/of Paper juried by Abigail Yoder at the Salmon Gallery, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Alabama. The exhibit will be up from Feb. 4 to March 4, 2018.  Also, Rona has work in the exhibit Body Image at Webster Presbyterian Church, 201 Nasa Pkwy which will be up until March 18th. 
  • Beth McCracken writes that one of her photographs was accepted by the Assistance League of Houston for its annual art show, which opens January 17 (6:00-8:30 pm) and runs through February 23. The show will be held in the William Towers Gallery at 2800 Post Oak Blvd. in the Galleria area. The photograph is of a Texas-themed quilt that a woman’s group used as a fundraiser. Incidentally, the quilt raffle was a success and raised $3,200 for the Houston Food Bank.
  • Save-the-Date notice for June Russell who has an exhibit in October at the Cloisters Gallery in downtown Houston. Details to be published in a future newsletter.
  • Sandi Stromberg recently celebrated her ninth time as a juried poet in the Houston Poetry Fest. She also has work appearing in the 2018 Texas Poetry Calendar, "Giving up the Herd," about her grandfather. She read this poem in April on KUHF's Voices and Verses program, which honors Poetry Month,   https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/articles/arts-culture/2017/04/19/196806/national-poetry-month-giving-up-the-herd-by-sandi-stromberg/.  Her upcoming work includes two poems in Weaving the Terrain: 100-Word Southwestern Poems (Dos Gatos Press), and a reminiscence in Houston's Favorite Poems, initiated by Houston's 2016-2017 Poet Laureate Robin Davidson. In addition, as co-editor and poet, she has just finished an anthology, Echoes of the Cordillera, which will debut in Alpine TX, on January 13 in an exhibit of photos and poems together. This book and exhibit feature the photography of renowned photographer Jim Bones and the works of 39 poets who wrote ekphrastic poems in response to his pictures.
  • Gretchen McDaniel had a solo art show entitled  DREAMS IN COLOR on December 8th, 2017 at JoMar Visions, 5247 Langfield Rd, Houston TX 77040. Gretchen McDaniel and JoMar Visions partnered to mount her first solo art show of fabric, fiber, and textile art. Fabric paintings and other artworks showcased both her awe at the beauty and horror at the hate in the world. In Gretchen’s own words, “I strive for truth, mercy, justice, and most of all, love in my life. I have found a strong voice to reflect that in my art.... And yes, I do dream in color!”  The editor adds that Gretchen let us know that the show had an attendance of 50 and she sold four pieces.
  • Denise Bossarte has exciting news:     I am self-publishing a novel and two sort stories on Amazon in February.  All of my works in Kindle format are available for pre-order on Amazon now.  Paperback versions will be available on launch day, see below.  I am currently giving away Kindle Fires through Feb 1, launch day of the novel, in celebration of my upcoming release.  Information is available on my website at www.gracebishopnovels.com.  The titles are:  Glamorous:  A Grace Bishop Novel, Return:  A Story of Grace Bishop's Paranorm World, and Beginnings:  A Story of Grace Bishop's Paranorm World.  It is recommended they be read in that order.  For a little history of Denise's writing journey:   https://gallery.mailchimp.com/e19e299c428ff7d50d4c424d4/files/027e48f4-232e-4632-b6be-3305a151cb1c/DeniseBossarte_BookUpdate.pdf
  • Editor’s Note: We know a lot of you are showing your work and getting articles and books published, so we ask you to send the information to newsletter@WiVLA.org by the 20th of each month. We want to support you and come to your openings and readings; timely info to the newsletter gets the word to members and their friends and contacts.


ANNOUNCEMENTS
~ Editor's Emphasis: I'm repeating a couple of announcements.
~ Member Denise Bossarte says: "I subscribe to emails from the Houston Arts Alliance. They sent out new grant announcements.
 http://houstonartsalliance.com/new-grant-opportunities/
 http://mailchi.mp/haatx/rppopzpyep-402901?e=a8839a4fb8  this is an example of the emails I receive. I recommend WIVLA members subscribe." [Editor's note: Denise's personal website is Found Worlds Photography at www.foundworlds.com.]

~Member Patricia Flaherty Pagan, editor in chief at Spider Road Press, calls attention to the new releases and announcements at the press. Please see the excellent website for news, contests, giveaways, and book suggestions. A link to the press website is here.   http://www.spiderroadpress.com

~ Member Debbie Blumberg says: Conference on February 3, 2018.  Debbie is co-chair of the American Society of Journalists and Authors regional writers' conference in Austin (and also the co-president of the group's Texas chapter). This is shaping up to be an amazing event for writers, freelancers, book authors, content marketers--anyone who's making a living from writing--to make connections and pick up new skills.  For more information on volunteering or sponsorship opportunities, please email  asjaoffice@asja.org   AND This just in: Here are more details on the lineup for ASJA's writers' conference in Austin! Debbie says, "We're excited about our speakers and full schedule. Please spread the word! Registration is open." Click here to open the link. Here is the link as text: http://asja.org/For-Writers/ASJA-Conferences-and-Events/ASJA-Austin-2018  

~ June Russell, visual co-chair points members to the excellent website for Public Poetry events for the month and, as June notes, call for submissions and contests. Click the blue link for PP's great web page.   http://www.publicpoetry.net   The editor notes that the Public Poetry website is always hopping with ideas, events, and opportunities for collaboration.
     Additionally, June lets us know that the College of the Mainland Art Gallery is accepting submissions of lens-based photography works with the theme of "Transformation."  Selected works will be exhibited at the COM Art Gallery in conjunction with Fotofest 2018.  Entries are due by February 14, 2018.    https://www.com.edu/gallery
~ Events and upcoming shows are noted on the Visual Arts Alliance (VAA) helpful website at http://visualartsalliance.org/

~ Archway Gallery has a great website: Click here to go to the website. Monthly exhibits and special events. 

~Sandi Stromberg shares an exciting  local opportunity: 

MUTABILIS PRESS SEEKS POETRY FOR ITS NEW ANTHOLOGY “THE ENCHANTMENT OF THE ORDINARY” JANUARY 20, 2018 TO MARCH 31
     Along with guest editor John Gorman, Mutabilis invites submissions from poets with a connection to Texas for its forthcoming anthology, The Enchantment of the Ordinary.
      We are looking for poems that express joy in the solidity and value of everyday objects—or their power to denote pathos and tragedy—and/or the poet’s power to transfigure elements of the everyday world by seeing them in the light of closest attention. Does the spell of the ordinary change the viewer? Or does the viewer’s concentrated focus supercharge and transform the ordinary?    http://www.mutabilispress.org/
~Call for entries for the Aesthetica Creative Writing Award.  This creative writing award is a platform for emerging and established poets and writers to showcase their work to an international audience.  There are two categories:  Poetry and short fiction.  Entries are open until August 31.   http://www.aestheticamagazine.com/cwa 


 
 
Visual Art -- Call for Entries:
PhotoPlace Gallery send out this call for entry. Go to: www.photoplacegallery.com for complete details. The theme is Myths, Legends, and Dreams and the juror is Amy Holmes George. Deadline: January 15, 2018 Exhibition prints deadline: February 16, 2018

Call for artists: HerStory at Webster Presbyterian Church with an entry deadline of April 12.  Email wpcvisualarts@gmail.com for information. (submitted by Rona Lesser)

Link Correction: Small Works National Show
Dear Art Lovers,
Some artists have had difficulty finding the prospectus for the 2018 SWA Small Works National Competition through the link sent out earlier this morning. Please use this link instead:   https://www.smarterentry.com/CallsForEntry/SWA.  
A great response is already happening, so do get those small paintings ready! We look forward to seeing what you are painting this year! Any questions? Don't hesitate to ask. Barbara Lewis, SouthWest Artists, Inc., Board Member, National Shows Committee Chair, email at 
barakafs@gmail.com
 
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[The editor thanks pixabay for free images, especially geralt.]

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Upcoming Events

WiVLA Monthly Meeting
Speaker: Shannon Emerick
from Main Street Theater
Tuesday, February 20th
Gather: 5:45 pm
followed by program
Archway Gallery
2305 Dunlavy
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Opportunities with WiVLA
WiVLA Goes to the Theater!

Men in Boats
at Main Street Theater
Sunday, March 4, 3:00 pm
followed by discussion by 3 Houston
female writers (including Karleen Koen)
about female voices in writing.
For ticket information and details,
see article in newsletter.

Nikki Giovanni, Poet
University of Houston
Cullen Theater
February 15, 7:30 pm
arrive early!
See article in newsletter.
 
WiVLA Monthly Meeting
Tuesday, March 20
Muralist, Anat Ronen

Books2Eat Celebration
Saturday, March 31
Printing Museum
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