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July 2011

 

WiVLA's Mission: To provide an inspiring forum for women to explore and advance their creative development, to promote their work in the marketplace, and to infuse the community with their spirit of cooperation and invention.

In this Issue
WiVLA Survey Results
Letter From the Editor
Collaboration Show
Quote of the Month
Membership Meeting News
Literary Reading at the Print & Photography Show
Good Places to Write and Draw
WiVLA Soirees Are Back
Member News & Accolades
Good Search, Good Shop
Cultured Cocktails
Summertime Writing Support
Writing Submission Opportunities
Calendar of Events

LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT                                                                   

 Lane 

Dear WiVLA members,   

 

First things first. A big thank you to Pattie Berg for stepping up and taking over as membership chair. She's already doing a fine job and we're lucky to have her in the position.

 

Last fall, in an article for the newsletter, I commented on my reluctance to submit work to juried shows and made a commitment to submit something to at least two shows in 2011. I also encouraged all of you to take the plunge and send your work out. I have already submitted to one show and am pleased to say that has turned out well for me.

 

Show number two for me will be "Finding Balance," the WiVLA Membership Show at the Museum of Printing History. I urge all of you who work in print media or photography (or who want to work in those art areas) to enter "Finding Balance," too. This is a signature event and one that got many of us - me included - into our very first show. The deadline for entries is July 25. If you need help preparing your entry, WiVLA members are here to help you. Look at the newsletter article about the show for more information on getting help.

 

Another signature event for WiVLA is the Collaboration Show. I am pleased to announce that the board decided, at our recent event, to hold our next Collaboration in May 2012. Board members and other friends of WiVLA will be hosting Soirees in September and October to help you get to know each other better and to find a partner for the show. See the Soiree article in the newsletter for more information about that.  

 

The board retreat energized and invigorated your board of directors and we plan to spread that energy and enthusiasm around. Watch for exciting programs and events as the year progresses. Here is a hint of what is coming - the return in December of those fabulous Holiday Parties we used to have!

 

Warm Regards,

 

Lane


WiVLA MEMBER SURVEY RESULTS                                                           

By Lane Devereux

 

A respectable thirty-nine percent of members responded to the WiVLA Member Survey in May. Thank you so much for the information you provided. It helped the board of directors make the best use of our board retreat on June 4. We found some interesting facts in your answers. Sixty percent of respondents have been members for more than six years; another twenty-six percent have been members for two to five years. That is a great track record for longevity.

 

More members identified themselves as both artists and writers (forty-eight percent), than either artists (forty percent) or writers (fourteen percent). It would be interesting to know how many of the artists/writers started out as writers and then expanded their interests to visual arts because of WiVLA's influence. I know that is what happened to me.  

 

Please click here to read the article in its entirety.   

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR                                                                          


Hello everyone,

 

We have a lot to cover this month, from member survey responses and exciting soiree sign-ups, to the upcoming "Finding Balance" Print and Photography Show - just to name a few!  

 

So, I will simply leave you with a picture. A picture, after all, is worth a thousand words.  

   

Future Houston
A painting depicting a futuristic view of Houston in 1980, as imagined by an unknown artist in the 1920s or 1930s. Courtesy of Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries.
UH Digital Library.

 

Here's to a creative and productive month!

 

Best Wishes,

Andrea Waguespack

ANOTHER COLLABORATION SHOW IS COMING                                  

By Lane Devereux

 

WiVLA has made an art of collaborations between artists and writers - literally. Over the years, we have regularly held Collaboration Shows where members from different art areas get together and complete a work of art that incorporates both visual and literary elements. The last collaboration WiVLA held was the fabulous "Altered Book" exhibition at Archway Gallery in 2009.  

 

I am pleased to announce that WiVLA will hold the next COLLABORATION SHOW in May of 2012, with the opening set tentatively for Saturday, May 5, 2012. We do not have details for you yet, those are being worked on now, but we do know that you will want plenty of time to find a partner or partners for the show.

 

To this end,  selected board members and advisory council members will host a series of SOIREES starting in September where small groups of WiVLA members can meet and discover each other's talents and gifts. Soirees will be held at a variety of times and places to give every member an opportunity to join in the fun and camaraderie. More details about the Soirees follow in a separate article.  

 

Put it on your calendar now: Collaboration Show in May 2012!  

QUOTE OF THE MONTH                                                                              

 

Art, at its best, is not a competition to outdo others or even ourselves. The focus is more appropriately channeled to reveal our hearts and to hint at the illumination of life that is mysterious and larger in spirit than in any single work of art.

 

                                                                                                                           -Gregory Packard  

 

   

Have a favorite art-themed quote? Send it to newsletter@wivla.org - it could be our next Quote of the Month. 

MEMBERSHIP MEETING - JUNE 21, 2011                                                  
By Connie Buchanan 

 

We had a full house at the June meeting to hear Rita Mills from Book Connection. She crammed an amazing wealth of information into her approximately 20 minute talk -- I was kept busy taking notes! 

 

She covered the various methods of publishing (traditional, vanity, print on demand, ebooks, and ereaders), giving the pros and cons of each method. She also stressed the importance of using social media.  She emphasized you need to develop a database of contacts regardless of which publishing method you choose.  I am one of those people (rare, I understand) who prefers to do my social networking face to face.  Rita, however, says a website and Facebook page are the minimum you should have.  Fortunately I have grandchildren who can help me!

         

Rita will be offering a series of 4-hour workshops which could give you all the information you need.  If you are interested, you can contact her at rita.mills@comcast.net.

 

If you would like more information about The Book Connection, please click here.


MEMBERSHIP MEETING - JULY 19, 2011                                                  


Shelly Roth will be the guest speaker at this month's meeting. Shelly is an author, trainer, motivational speaker, sales executive, and life coach.
 

In the months ahead, be on the lookout for these dynamic speakers and their motivating presentations: Spacetaker's Jenni Rebecca Stephenson and KC Scharnberg, and the very talented editor/author Sarah Cortez. Also stay tuned for the always-popular Circle of Five meeting, where members share their work.   


After each meeting, we will
go to Café Express on West Gray, around the corner from the Museum of Printing History, for our Dutch treat dinners and camaraderie. Please join us!

LITERARY READING AT THE PRINT & PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW                   

By Elizabeth Earle

 

Opening Reception

Museum of Printing History  

1324 West Clay, Houston, TX  77019 

Thursday, September 1 from 6-8 p.m. 

 

Call for Entries:     

 

Eligibility: All current WiVLA members as of July 15, 2011.

 

Theme:  "Finding Balance"   Our busy and sometimes hectic pace can create a seesaw lifestyle with a misplaced fulcrum.  How do we manage our daily choices to reflect the balance that is necessary to maintain a fully realized life?  We are encouraged to submit work that employs an abstract, conceptual or metaphorical approach to the subject. Newly written work or an existing piece of written work that is thematically appropriate may be submitted.   

 

Entry Details:  The written work should be able to be read aloud in 3-5 minutes.   Please submit entries by attaching your manuscript to an email and send by July 25, 2011, to Elizabeth Earle at eaearle@hotmail.com.   Please include your name, title of the piece, and genre.   Writings may be from any genre:  poetry, fiction, personal essay, nonfiction, memoir, or playwriting.   

 

Pieces will be included in the program on a first-come basis. Once enough entries have been received to fill the entire program, further pieces will not be included.  WiVLA reserves the right to deny submissions not related thematically.  You will be notified if you are to be included in the reading.   

 

Invitations:    Invitations will be available at the August 23 meeting or through the WiVLA web site.  

GOOD PLACES TO WRITE AND DRAW                                                       

By Cary Reeder

 

Heights Ashbury Coffeehouse

242 West 19th Street, Phone: 713-862-7018

I have been wanting to tell you about two good outdoor places to write and draw for a while, but since it's 100 degrees as I write this, and I don't want you to think that I am a common loon, I'm staying indoors. Those columns will just have to wait for the 3-5 days of good weather we are graced with each year. Today I am at a swinging, groovy new 60s-themed joint, Heights Ashbury Coffeehouse. Sure it doesn't have the sunshine and fresh air of the outdoors but a bonus is that I am not putting myself at risk of melting or spontaneously combusting.

 

Please click here to continue Cary's review of Heights Ashbury Coffeehouse. 

MAKE NEW FRIENDS AT A WiVLA SOIREE!                                               

By Lane Devereux 

  

A soiree is a rendezvous, an intimate gathering of a small group of people. In France, where soirees originated, they were evening parties, but for WiVLA's purposes, they are being held at many different times and locations. We want every WiVLA member to have the opportunity to attend a soiree this coming September and October.

WiVLA hosted soirees in the past and members told us how much they enjoyed attending. It gave people a chance to broaden their circle of acquaintances within WiVLA and find out how other members expressed their creativity and talent. This is particularly apt in light of next year's Collaboration Show.

To find a collaboration partner, we all need to know more people and be aware of their work. The soirees are an excellent method to do this. The hostesses are listed below with the date, time, location, and capacity of their individual soirees. Their email address is also listed. It will be up to you to email the hostess whose soiree best meets your schedule and ask her to add you to the guest list. Do not delay; sign up for the soiree you want before it fills up.

Friday, 9/2 from 5:30-8:00 pm, hosted by Piyali Dasgupta in the Houston 77007 area.
Up to 15 guests. RSVP to
piyalidasgupta@hotmail.com.

Thursday, 9/8 from 7:00-9:00 PM, hosted by Lane Devereux in the Cypress 77429 area.
Up to 12 guests. RSVP to
wivla.lanedev@comcast.net.

Sunday, 9/11 from 6:00-8:00 PM, hosted by Diana Weeks in the Houston 77006 area.
Up to 6 guests. RSVP to
dianaweeks@att.net

Sunday, 9/18 from 4:00-6:00 PM, hosted by Cookie Wells in the Houston 77005 area.
Up to 8 guests. RSVP to
wadsworth@sbcglobal.net

Wednesday, 9/28 from 7:00-9:00 PM, hosted by June Russell  in the Houston 77079 area.
Up to 20 guests. RSVP to
jrrbug@aol.com.

Tuesday, 10/4 from 7:00-9:00 PM, hosted by Jean Caslin & Diane Gregory in the Houston 77008 area. Up to 4 guests. RSVP to dianeggregory@gmail.com.

Friday, 10/14 from 7:00-9:00 PM, hosted by Corry Austin in the Houston 77077 area.
Up to 8 guests. RSVP to
corry@sbcglobal.net.

Friday, 10/21 from 7:00-9:00 PM, hosted by Cathy Lachin in the Katy 77450 area.
Up to 12 guests. RSVP to 
cplachin@yahoo.com.

Thursday, 10/27 from 7:00-9:00 PM, hosted by Jane Mulholland in the Houston 77098 area.
Up to 10 guests. RSVP to
mulholland.jane@gmail.com.

ACCOLADES                                                                                                  


Cary Reeder's
painting, Shadowplay, has been selected for the Annual Student Exhibition at the Glassell School of Art. The exhibition is on view through July 24.  

 

Michele Zack's clay sculpture/small scale installation work Treasure Chest #6 was selected for The Big Show at Lawndale Art Center. The guest juror was Larissa Harris, curator at The Queen Museum of Art. The opening reception will be held July 1 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The Big Slide Show will be held Wednesday, July 20 and Thursday, July 21 from 6-8 p.m.  

 

Lane Devereux's photographs, Blue Heron and Available Light #5, have been selected for the

Archway Gallery Third Annual Juried Exhibition, juried by Bert L. Long, Jr. benefiting the Houston Area Women's Center.

GOOD SEARCH, GOOD SHOP                                                                  

By Lane Devereux

 

Help speed our earning progress and garner WiVLA more money by using Good Search as your search engine and by accessing your favorite online stores through Good Shop. Good Shop partners will not only donate to WiVLA, but they often give buyers special offers, too. I made a needed purchase from Sears online, got 20% off the price through Good Shop, and earned WiVLA $5.35. It was easy, I got a deal, and WiVLA got a donation. You can't beat that!

 

Sign up with Good Search, Good Shop at www.goodsearch.com. Follow the online directions and remember my tip from last month: uncheck the box that makes Good Search your home page, but leave the box checked that makes Good Search your default search engine. If you have any questions or concerns about Good search, please contact me at wivla.lanedev@yahoo.com.

CALL FOR ENTRIES - LITERARY ART                                                                    

Anthologies:

Are you a late bloomer? In love? In your career? In starting a family? Editor of nonfiction anthology is seeking essays on the experience of being or identifying as a late bloomer. 500 words or more. Email submissions along with a brief bio by Sept. 15.  

 

Manzanita Writers Press invites you to submit your poetry, prose, and art/photography for the new anthology, Wine, Cheese and Chocolate: A Taste of Literary Elegance. Submit new and previously published work electronically. Entry fee: $10. Deadline: December 31. Click here for more information.

 

Books:

Main Street Rag is seeking novellas between 25k-50k works and short fiction for themed anthologies up to 10k words. Submission by email only until September 1. Click here for more information.  

 

Nine Bridges Publishing, a new, small press, is looking for unusual material across all genres. Now accepting submissions. For more information, visit their website.  

 

Magazines:

Anderbo.com features writers in fiction, "fact," and poetry. They are always looking for new voices. For submission information and guidelines, visit their website.  

 

ARS Medica: A Journal of Medicine, the Arts and Humanities is an international literary magazine which explores illness, the body, healing, and the culture of medicine. Fiction, creative nonfiction, memoir, and artwork are preferred. Click here for submission and subscription information.   

 

Bloodroot invites high-quality submissions of unpublished poetry, short stories, and creative nonfiction. Submit 3-5 poems, ranging in length from 10 lines to 2 pages. There is a 5k word limit for prose submissions. Submissions are read April 1 - September 1. For more information, click here.

 

Changes in Life newsletter is seeking personal essays from women. For details and submission guidelines, visit www.changesinlife.com.  

 

Chautauqua seeks poems, stories, and essays for the 2012 issue. This issue's theme is war and peace, broadly constructed. Submission period is August-November 2011. Simultaneous submissions are accepted, however previously published works are not accepted. For more information, click here.

 

Cousin Corinne's Reminder, Brooklyn's new literary and arts journal, is accepting submissions of short fiction, nonfiction, and poetry for its fourth issue. The deadline is September 1. Email submissions here. For more information, click here.     

 

Ekphrasis seeks poems, each based on a single work of art. No simultaneous submissions. Previously publishes poems accepted if credited. Send 3-5 original poems, bio, email, and SASE to: Ekphrasis, Laverne, and Carol Frith, P.O. Box 161236, Sacramento, CA 95816-1236. For more information, click here.

 

Inkwell is seeking poetry, prose, and artwork submissions for both its Spring 2012 and Fall 2012 issues. The Fall 2012 issue's theme is "Living on the Edge." The Spring 2012 issue does not have a theme. Reading period is August 1-November 15. For more information, click here.   

 

rFISHc is a new online journal of arts and letters. The first edition will go live January 2012. They are seeking poetry and fiction that illuminates some aspect of the human condition. For submission information, click here. Email your submissions here.  

 

San Pedro River Review seeks poetry and art submissions for its Fall non-themed issue. Submission window is open July 1-August 1. For more information, click here.  

 

Spillway is accepting poetry during July and August only for their themed issue, "Crossing Borders." Submit 3-5 poems via email. For more information, visit their website.

 

Womenarts Quarterly Journal seeks essays, fiction, poetry, visual art, reviews and interviews by women. For submission guidelines and more information, visit their website.    

CALL FOR ENTRIES - VISUAL ART                                                              

 

"Finding Balance" WiVLA membership exhibition at the Museum of Printing History. Deadline: July 25, 2011. The theme of the show is "Finding Balance." Christine Jelson West, Lawndale Art Center's executive director, will jury the "members only" exhibition. For a copy of the prospectus, click here.  

 

The Arts Alliance at Clear Lake is accepting entries for their Body Image Invitational & Juried Exhibition. This will be an all-media, any medium, two- and three-dimensional exhibit. Deadline is Saturday, August 6. For more information, visit www.taaccl.org. 

 

The Serie Project is accepting applications for 2012. The organization offers a non-profit Artist in Residence (AIR) program, with the mission to promote Latino artists as well as to grant access to the serigraphy technique. The deadline is August 26, 2011. For more information, click here.  

 

Avenue CDC's 15th Annual Art on the Avenue with Avenue Community Development Corportation is accepting entries. Entry deadline is September 1, 2011 for Art on the Avenue Silent Auction. The event will be held Saturday, November 12, 2011. To participate, complete the form.   

 

The 2012 Materials Hard & Soft, National Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition in Denton, Texas is accepting entries. The deadline is September 9, 2011. The exhibit will be held February 3-March 30, 2012. For more information, visit www.dentonarts.com. The prospectus can be found here.

 

18 Hands Gallery is accepting entries for "Interwoven III," a juried exhibition that will be held October 22-30, 2011 in conjunction with the International Quilt Show in Houston. All areas of fiber art are eligible. Deadline is September 15, 2011. For full details, visit http://18handsgallery.com. 

 

FiberPhiladelphia 2012 is accepting entries through October 31, 2011. The Outside/ Inside the Box Exhibition, held March/April 2012, will showcase fiber/textile art. The online application can be found here. For more information, click here.

 

Joe Bertuglia is looking for one or more artists to display their work at his restaurant, Main 101, in La Porte for the month of July. If you're interested, contact Joe at 281-470-8484 or main101@sbcglobal.net.

 

General Websites for artist exhibition Calls for Entry:

https://www.callforentry.org/

http://www.artshow.com/juriedshows/page5.html

http://artdeadlineslist.com/

http://www.spacetaker.org/field_guide/artist_opportunities

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS                                                                                    

 

Maryann Gremillion is facilitating a workshop in collaboration with TrueYou Creativity Studio on Saturday, September 24 from 9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. This workshop is an exploration for women on how writing and art stimulate the creative process. For information and registration, visit www.trueyoucreativity.com.  

 

You are cordially invited to Sanctuary of Healing, an artist's reception for Rebecca K. Kveton, MA., on Saturday, July 9, 2011 from 3-5 p.m. The reception will be held at Paulie's, located at 1834 Westheimer Road. The exhibition will be on view until August 31, 2011.  

 

Lane Devereux cordially invites you to the opening reception for Archway Gallery's Third Annual Juried Art Exhibition, benefiting the Houston Area Women's Center, on Saturday, July 9 from 5 to 8 PM. Archway Gallery is located at 2305 Dunlavy. The exhibition will be on view from July 1 through August 4, 2011.

SAVE THE DATE: CULTURED COCKTAILS                                                   

By Jennifer Watson

 

CC Logo 

 

Save the Date: Thursday, September 22, 2011 5-10 p.m.

 

On September 22nd, WiVLA will be the featured organization of Cultured Cocktails, a fundraising and marketing event created by Spacetaker to support local arts organizations. A portion of the proceeds from the evening benefit WiVLA programs and services - so the more people you invite, the merrier! Join us as we raise a glass (or 2) to the women of WiVLA!

 

The event will be held at Boheme Cafe and Wine Bar, located at 307 Fairview at Taft.  For more information, click here.  

 

See you there!  

SUMMERTIME WRITING SUPPORT FOR WRITERS                                        

By Diana Meade 

 

Hey WiVLA Writers! Come join your WiVLA friends on Tuesday mornings from 9 a.m. until noon as we get together with our pointy pencils or our clack-ity keyboards to find out what amazing stuff is in our heads. Sometimes you never know what is whirling around up there until you see it on the page.   

 

Beginning the first week in July and continuing through the last week in August, we will meet in the air-conditioned comfort of the SOSA Community Center of Spring Branch at 1414 Wirt Road, Houston, Texas 77080 to come together to write. There will be no lessons or classes and alas, no internet wi-fi. No one will look over your shoulder or try to copy your work and there will be no head-banging music playing in the background to annoy you.

 

We will take breaks! The community center is a pleasant space that has a refrigerator and microwave we can use. They will allow food in the room if you want to bring your own snack or your morning coffee. There are lots of electrical outlets in the room for computers, but you might want to bring an extension cord.

 

Some Possible and Perhaps Dubious Benefits of Joining Us:

  • Writing is lonely work. Having a weekly place to go hang out and write with like-minded women is priceless. You will feel more writerly. Besides, it's too early to drink.  
  • You will feel more disciplined and motivated to honor your writing commitment if you know your WiVLA friends are expecting you and will hunt you down if you are a no-show.  
  • Someone will probably start bringing snacks to share and then there will be talk of having a potluck until you are surrounded by food. Then if you can't think of anything else to write, at least you can use the time to write down recipes.  
  • You will get to know your WiVLA Writer Friends better so you can more consciously avoid them or embrace them. However, there are some very experienced writers in WiVLA who hopefully will show up so we can watch them squeeze blood out of a turnip just like the rest of us.     
  • Let's face it - a lot of people don't "get" writers. A lot of these people are related to you. They won't be there.  
  • I give up. Think up your own benefits for showing up, like owning that you are a by-God Writer and you write whenever there is an opportunity. This is a great opportunity.  
  • Did I mention that it is free?

Come kick a little writing butt. This offer is only good from July 5-August 30. Your results may vary. If you miss that week, please join us the following week! 

 

We are tentatively scheduling an evening writing group beginning in September through October on Monday  nights at the same location so that those who can't come during the day will have the same opportunity.  

 

I hope to see you there. Any questions, feel free to email me at dianameade2@gmail.com.

 

Mark your calendars: Tuesdays, July 5-August 30, 9am-noon. 

 

Where: SOSA Community Center, 1414 Wirt Road, Houston, Texas 77055-4917, 713-932-9573

 

Directions from downtown: Travel west on I-10 towards San Antonio. Exit Wirt Road and turn north onto Wirt. Travel north until you cross over Westview at the first stop light. SOSA Community Center is on the right-hand side of the road just past a Valero Convenience Store on the corner. 

WRITING SUBMISSION OPPORTUNITIES                                                   

By Elizabeth Earl 

 

The Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest is open to anyone who loves expressing innermost thoughts and feelings into the beautiful art of poetry or writing a short story that is worth telling everyone! And to all who have the ability to dream... Write a poem or short story for a chance to win cash prizes. All works must be original.

 

Guidelines:

Write a poem, thirty lines or fewer on any subject, style, or form, typed or neatly hand printed.

And/or write a short story, five pages maximum length, on any subject or theme, creative writing fiction or non-fiction (including essay compositions, diary, journal entries and screenwriting). Also, must be typed or neatly hand printed.

Multiple poetry and short story entries are accepted.

Jul 31, 2011 (All day)
$10 per short story/$5 per poem

 

Prizes:

Writing Contest First Prize is $500. Second Prize: $250. Third Prize: $100.

Poetry Contest First Prize is $250. Second Prize: $125. Third Prize: $50.

For more information, click here

 

Mildred's Umbrella:

 

We are currently accepting submissions of short scenes, one-person shows and monologues for our annual Museum of Dysfunction.  Pieces submitted for consideration should run no longer than 15 minutes, and should require no more than 5 actors (doubling is fine).   We are especially looking for unusual or insightful pieces expressing or exploring the innate dysfunction of the human condition.   

 

If you would like to submit a script for the next Museum of Dysfunction, please e-mail a copy of your script to our literary manager, Zachary Doss. Submission deadline for the next Museum of Dysfunction is August 15, 2011.

 

Wordsmyth Theater:

 

Wordsmyth Theater is now accepting One Act or Two Act plays for a New Play Reading Series for 2012.

Six plays will be selected, with one slot reserved for a Houston, TX playwright and another slot reserved for a Spanish/English bilingual play. Each selected playwright will be paired with a director and cast. The play will then be read in front of an audience and the audience will be invited to stay after for a moderated discussion of the play. Please refer to www.wordsmyththeater.org and click on the submissions tab for submission guidelines.

WiVLA CALENDAR OF EVENTS                                                                      


July 11, 6 p.m.

WiVLA Board meeting  

Live Oak Meeting House

 

July 19, 6 p.m.   

WiVLA Member meeting 

Museum of Printing History, 1324 West Clay  (Map)  

 

July 25

"Finding Balance" Print & Photography Show Entry Deadline 

"Finding Balance" Reading Entry Deadline


September 2, 5:30 PM

Soiree hosted by Piyali Dasgupta 77007

September 8, 7:00 PM
Soiree hosted by Lane Devereux 77429

September 11, 6:00 PM
Soiree hosted by Diana Weeks 77006

September 18, 4:00 PM
Soiree hosted by Cookie Wells 77005

September 28, 7:00 PM
Soiree hosted by June Russell 77079

October 4, 7:00 PM
Soiree hosted by Jean Caslin & Diane Gregory 77008

October 14, 7:00 PM
Soiree hosted by Corry Austin 77077

October 21, 7:00 PM
Soiree hosted by Cathy Lachin 77450

October 27, 7:00 PM
Soiree hosted by Jane Mulholland 77098

 

For a complete list of upcoming events, visit the WiVLA calendar.

WiVLA BOARD MEMBERS                                                                              

  

Lane Devereux                                      Diane Griffin Gregory
wivla.lanedev@yahoo.com                 dianeggregory@gmail.com
President                                        Vice President 

   

Cathy Lachin                                         Diana Meade

cplachin@yahoo.com                        dianameade2@gmail.com

Secretary                                       Treasurer

 

Rebecca Kveton                             Jean Caslin   

gigglesrk@aol.com                            jeancaslin@gmail.com

Programs                                        Communications

 

Anna Phillips                                  Donna Durbin 

freehandart@btinternet.com               donna@donnadurbin.com

Visual Co-Chairs                               Visual Co-Chairs 

 

Elizabeth Earle                                      Corry Austin   

eaearle@hotmail.com                        corry@sbcglobal.net

Literary Co-Chairs                            Literary Co-Chairs

  

Andrea Waguespack                            Terry Tompkins-Walsh

andreawag@live.com                        tomkinswalsh@uh.edu

Newsletter Editor                             Historian   

 

Jennifer Watson                            Piyali Dasgupta

jwatson5@uh.edu                            piyalidasgupta@hotmail.com

At Large                                        At Large

 

Royce Ann Sline                             Jeanne Haner

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