March 2015


Studio Visit Scheduled for March Meeting
 
Make plans now to attend our March meeting at the fabulous studios of Margaret Smithers-Crump.  Join us on Tuesday, March 17 at 6 pm to hear from and experience the art of Smithers-Crump, a Canadian artist based in Houston, Texas. The studios are located at Hunter Gather Project at 5320 Gulfton Street, Suite 15. There should be ample parking and time to see the gallery and studios and to hear from Smithers-Crump. You may enter Suite 15 either from the back entrance or the front. If it's raining, you can drive up to the back door and park outside it.

DO NOT GO TO THE PRINTING MUSEUM FOR OUR MARCH MEETING! JOIN US AT MARGARET'S STUDIO!!

For the last eighteen years, Smithers-Crump has been exploring the creative potential of Plexiglas, in both painting and installations. She received her BFA in Painting from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio in 1973. Smithers-Crump has had a series of solo exhibitions through out Texas, including her current one person exhibition at Lawndale Art Center (Houston) and exhibitions at the Galveston Arts Center, the Martin Museum of Art at Baylor University, University of Houston at Clear Lake, and Lone Star College. Her work has been featured in group exhibitions, most recently at Devin Borden Gallery (Houston, TX) where she presented Poised, as well as the Museum of South East Texas.

Members Cindy Rasche and Ima Oduok at the VCR Show in November.

Inspiring February Member Meeting
 
Our WiLVA year was off to an inspiring start with the presentation by local artist Mari Omori. Many thanks to Program Chair Zita Giraldo for organizing the program. We received a great note from Mari, which you will find below. The quote she included is worth re-reading for us all. 
 
I have been meaning to thank you for the invitation to share some pieces of my life work. Please know that it was a humbling experience for me.  I saw some members taking notes, wow! 
 
I have meant to add a short quote from one of the Mono-Ha (School of things) at the end.  One of the Mono-Ha artists, Nobuo Sekine said, “The universe exists in a constant state of being, neither losing nor gaining matter.  Therefore, one cannot really create; one can only expose what is there… The most one can do is to remove the dust which has laid upon the surface of a ‘thing’ and expose the world beneath.”   I have been feeling the same way.   So I continue dusting off the surface of things to reveal the truth hidden beneath.
 
Let’s live long, stay creative, and love what we do! 


You can find more of Mari Omori's work at her website by clicking here.
 
ECO FUND Applications Being Accepted Now!
 
The ECO fund is the EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL OPPORTUNITY FUND and this is one of the benefits of membership in WiVLA.  WiVLA awards $1000 for one artist and $1000 for one writer. To apply, you must have been a member for two consecutive years since January 1, 2013. Also you may apply only once, either as an artist or a writer, in a given calendar year (January 1 – December 31).The ECO Fund can be won only one time by a member. Incomplete applications and applications postmarked after the calendar year will not be considered. All entries will be reviewed for eligibility. The application deadline is Friday, April 10 and winners will be chosen by lottery at the April 21 member meeting. Click here to see the guidelines and print the application. 

Funds may be used to: attend classes or workshops, acquire equipment that will further your creative development, create a community service project or support any other endeavor that will further your creative goals. Recipients must make a 15-25 minute presentation during a member meeting. Both recipients will present during the same meeting. The program will explain how the money was used and how this will enhance their creative growth. Recipients are asked to share tips, suggestions, breakthroughs, frustrations, and successes, as well as materials such as brochures, slides, photos to support their presentation which other members might find useful.
 
MARCH CARTOON By Dorothy Colp,
Our WiVLA Cartoonist

Member Dorothy Colp is a graduate of Savannah College of Art and Design and is currently building her business as a sequential artist. This month's cartoon is about our ECO Fund prize money, being offered in April. APPLY NOW!

April is Poetry Month
 
Like tastes in art, tastes in poetry vary dramatically. Since April is Poetry Month, we're inviting you to submit a few sentences about your favorite poet with the reason(s) why that person speaks to you. It could be a poet you've been reading and enjoying for years ... or one that you've just discovered. Or you might be encouraged to go to a bookstore or the library and leaf through some collections to find someone you would like to share. 

Due to copyright laws, we won't be able to print poems or lines from them, but if you have a link to any work available online, please provide that. It's a simple matter to link from the newsletter.   
 
Send your response to newsletter@wivla.org no later than Friday, March 20, and we'll share it with our readers. Contact your literary co-chairs, Sandi Stromberg and Maryann Gremillion, with questions at literary@wivla.org.

A Note from Your President

From time to time WiVLA presents an over-the-top opportunity to our members. Our March meeting is such an occasion when we visit the studio of Margaret Smithers-Crump. She writes on her website:
“My work focuses on vulnerability, growth, powerlessness, and transformations within the natural cycles of life. It addresses the passing of time, the maturation of beauty, and the inevitability of disintegration. This dual relationship of death and renewal have historically been at the epicenter of philosophy, mythology, and diverse systems of belief.”

I strongly encourage all to join us at her studio on Tuesday, March 17 for an inspiring and engaging evening. You can read more about our hostess in the write-up of the March Meeting in this newsletter. I want to thank Zita Giraldo our Program Chair for making the arrangements to make this studio visit possible. PLEASE REMEMBER:  DO NOT GO TO THE PRINTING MUSEUM IN MARCH!!!

If you were at the February meeting you know we now will be having libations before the meeting. Margaret Baldwin (Maggie) has agreed to chair refreshments for each meeting. We thank Maggie and all those who contribute refreshments.

At our January meeting Leigh Owen reminded us when we renewed our membership that WiVLA is a 501©3 organization and therefore, any contributions are tax exempt. When Leigh rejoined she along with Lillian Tharp and June Russell made contributions to WiVLA. We all thank them for their generosity. Leigh said, “I don’t like doing fundraising, so remind people to contribute when they can!”

I promised last month to report to you on the Board Retreat we held on January 31. The idea to visit Margaret Smithers-Crump’s studio came out of that meeting when it was suggested, “Why don’t we ask Margaret if we could come to her studio rather than having her come to the Printing Museum.” And thanks to Zita, almost no sooner was it said, than it was done.  Our “dance card” for our programs for the year is filled with the exception of October the where we are working on an idea concerning Intellectual Property issues impacting artists and writers.  On April 21 we will hear from our two 2014 Educational and Cultural Opportunity Fund (ECO Fund) award winners: artist Jo Zider and writer Cathy Lachin. They will discuss how they used the $1000 that they each won last year. At the end of the evening we will draw our two 2015 ECO Fund winners.

The description of the Fund and the form for submission are included in this month’s newsletter (see link in article above and here). If you are eligible i.e., have two consecutive years of membership in WiVLA, please, please, please submit your application. Our winners have done all sorts of things to booster and enhance their creativity with their ECO Fund money: built or bought new computer systems; attended art and writing workshops around the country; and went to Paris to research a book. When Sue Liska was President the Board decided to create this fund for our membership. We thought that all artists and writers are always yearning for development of their creative talents and rarely have enough money to do it. The Board wanted a “no strings attached fund” that all could participate in with a few simple requirements. If you say, “Well, I am not lucky:  I have never won a thing in my life,” you are in good company. One of our members, who shall be nameless, had this complaint for many years – until she won.

At the Retreat we also began plans for a Collaborative event that will be an original collaboration between one artist and one writer. We will publish an anthology from all the works submitted and will include visual images of the art as well as the written work. The show will not be juried and will include all work that has followed the guidelines for submission. The subject of the collaboration will be “Windows.”  Our June meeting will be a presentation and discussion of 3 pairs of WiVLA women who have collaborated with each other in the past to give us a flavor of how to successfully collaborate. In July we will do a WiVLA rendition of speed dating to begin the process of choosing our collaboration partners.  Jo Zider and Peggy Sexton are in the process of submitting proposals to possible venues for an event around the collaboration. As our plans solidify we will present a Prospectus for the “Windows” collaboration.

If you were at the February meeting and you are a current WiVLA member you have received your WIVLA Membership Card. This card will get you a 10% discount at any JoAnn’s store. The card is available at the Membership desk at our meetings. We hope in the not too distant future to have a WiVLA brochure that you will be able to give people you know so you can easily share information about the organization and encourage them to join us.

Finally, April is Poetry Month. When I can’t sleep, I read poetry. It deepens my thoughts, takes my mind off my nighttime obsessions, and relaxes me so I can go back to bed. I will follow what our Literary Co-Chairs Maryann Gremillion and Sandi Stromberg ask us to do for Poetry Month (see article above) and will see you in the April WiVLA Diary.
 
 Jane Mulholland
 President



 

Membership Has Its Privileges
 
The WiVLA Board recently agreed to print membership cards for its members to use to get discounts on products purchased at Jo-Ann Fabrics and other places that offer discounts for members of arts organizations. The cards will be available at each monthly meeting. 
 
A Word  from Your Newsletter Editor
  
You may have just happened to notice a fresh look in the re-design for the newsletter.  With all the different devices we use to read online, it seemed necessary to choose a format that would be readable for all. I hope this suits everyone's needs. Many thanks go to Cathy Lachlan, the wise woman who created our WiVLA newsletter on Mail Chimp. I hope I can carry on the work she started.  I am a relatively new member of WiLVA and am pleased to join your ranks and the board of this fine organization. Please let me know if you have suggestions for the newsletter or announcements you'd like to include in WiVLA Voices.  I am a free-lance writer and writing teacher with Writers in the School. My website is: www.wordsplusideas.net if you'd like to know more about my experience.  The deadline for the newsletter is the 20th of each month. Please know that I will not be able to share your news after that date each month. Thanks for reading.

The WiVLA Diary: Members share their experiences about WiVLA
 
Connect to Win - What An Honor
 
The connection to win came about while I was serving on the WIVLA Advisory Board a few years ago.  Leigh Owen, another Advisory Board Member, extended an invitation to the board to attend a special library exhibition on the evening of October 14, 2013.  The opening was for the Carey C. Shuart Women’s Archive Collections/Special Collection at the University of Houston M.D. Anderson Library.  The article in the U of H Libraries Newsletter said:  “This exhibition explores the collections contained within the Carey C. Shuart Women’s Archives highlighting the contributions that women and their organizations have made in Houston and Texas history — ranging from women’s suffrage and feminism, to business, politics, education, and the arts. Each of their individual and unique stories adds to the complexity and beauty of the mosaic that has been assembled over time."

Excitement was present when the University Archivist/lecturer Mr. Vince E. Lee coaxed the cadre of men and women to follow him and look into the history-filled showcases in the Library.  My hair stood on end, while my heart and mind took in every bit of information that was being presented.  In that etched moment, I pulled focus and attached an idea to the myriad of organizations that I belong to, into a cauldron of thought.  The thoughts swirled around the fact that I had recently become the Archivist for the Missouri City (TX) Chapter of the Links Inc. aka MCCL. This is primarily an African American women’s organization that started in 1946. With more than 12,000 members and at least 276 chapters of Links, Inc.,  I was just beginning to pry open the door to learning about the nuances of being an Archivist.  I had many discussions with and unsigned document exchanges with the Houston Public Library System about moving our history with them.  Their collection is housed in the African American Library at the Gregory School. 

After the introduction to the Women’s Archives Special Collections, I contacted Mr. Lee.  I asked him about the possibility of placing the chapter’s history with their collection.  Much to my surprise and gratitude, we were welcomed with open arms! 
My next job was to follow the Links Inc. Par Excellence in Archives and History guide mandates. I began submitting an annual report to the “Legacy Keepers” competition as well as amassing the Chapter’s history.  Last year the 39th Bi-Annual National Assembly of The Links Inc. convened in National Harbor (DC Area), Md. in July. The national assembly is all about Inspiration, workshops, accolades, awards, and national recognition for service well done.  Here we go, shock upon shock, I won and received both the Western Area Award and the National Archive Award! They say that I ran up to the front to get the awards! It is all a blur, I do not remember what I did, much less, run anywhere especially in front of a thousand women!

As a result of the connection to WIVLA and an invitation to join in one historical moment, it is my pleasure to connect and report, that on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 another bit of history unfolded.  The 35-year history of Missouri City (TX) Chapter Links Inc. went to the Carey C. Shuart Women’s Archive Collections/Special Collection. It is part of the Carnegie-designated, Tier One Public Research U
niversity Library System.  By the way it is important to note here that WIVLA's Archives are also stored in the Shuart Collection!  I contend and say, “What an honor for me, and for both organizations."
Carol L. Watson
 
Members Jane Mulholland and Josena Arquieta at the VCR Show in November.



 
NEWS



Literary and Visual Workshops
 
Interested in spending a day with writers, sharpening your skills, being inspired, perhaps trying a new genre? Join us for one or more of the workshops below.
 
We’re also encouraging non-members interested in knowing more about the organization to sample WiVLA offerings at a slightly higher price, but the extra $10 can be applied to membership. So invite a friend or acquaintance!  
To register for any of these workshops, click here:   http://www.wivla.org/workshop_regform.htm

If you have questions, email your Literary Co-Chairs at literary@wivla.org!
 

Creative Collage 
Only a few spaces left! Register now!

Wild Heart Art, 909 Harvard (Houston Heights)
Saturday, March 28, 1-4 p.m.
Members: $45; Non-Members: $55 
Materials Fee: $10
Limit: 8 
 
Join other women in a fabulous afternoon of creativity, connecting art with heart and writing. You will be guided and supported in creating a unique collage amid a wonderful array of handmade papers, fibers, collectibles and embellishments. Dive in and express your wild heart. Previous art experience is not necessary.
 
Delight in the fertile ground of going from art to story with your collage becoming the springboard for your writing expression. Let the creative juices flow as your poem or story takes flight.
 
No need to bring anything but an open heart. 
 
Facilitated by Kay Kemp, creativity coach and artist. Kay is founder of Wild Heart Art in Houston, where she guides others in finding their true voices of self-expression. Her programs lead participants to explore and experience their own creativity in new ways as they open to the joy and healing creativity brings.
 
Kay's love of paint and paper are evident in her work, which has been displayed, collected, and published in venues throughout the world. Many of her pieces include images and symbols along with an appreciation for the spiritual and creative power of women. Often Kay's work is described as healing and inspirational. 
 
 

Stock, Spices and a Pinch of Arsenic: a recipe for flash fiction
Trini Mendenhall Community Center, 1414 Wirt Road
Saturday, April 11, 9 a.m.-noon
Members: $45; Non-Members: $55 
Limit: 20
 
Flash fiction, story-telling in less than 500 words, is particularly well-suited to the short-attention span of the digital age. In this workshop, you will experiment with a basic recipe for generating shamelessly punchy first drafts. You will work individually and as a group to produce several first drafts and develop one or two into complete stories. The emphasis will be on experimentation and creativity. You will also receive specific information on how and where to publish your stories in the digital world.
 
Marie-Pierre Stien is a writer and illustrator living in Houston, Texas. You can read her flash fiction athttps://medium.com/@pmneist  or visit her site at http://mpsink.com/
 
 
To register for any of these workshops, click here:  
 http://www.wivla.org/workshop_regform.htm
 If you have questions, email your Literary Co-Chairs at literary@wivla.org!


 


WiVLA Sketchbook Group
                                                                       
Monday, March 2, 2015
6-8 pm
Trini Sosa Community Center
1414 Wirt Avenue (Spring Branch)
(just north of intersection of Wirt and Westview)
(Sketch by Shirl Riccetti)
 
From member Cori Austin:  Join us as we gather with drawing tools and paper, technique suggestions, and helpful books to peruse.  All abilities are welcome from beginners to skilled sketch artists.  We all sketch within our abilities and learn from each other.  If you want to participate in the Sketchbook Project, (some of us are doing so), here is their website:  www.sketchbookproject.com For those new to sketching, there are a variety of books that provide hints.  Also, a new online class called Sketchbook Skool is available periodically for anyone who would like to take the course.  (www.sketchbookskool.com )  I took this course this summer and learned so much! Bring the supplies you find most comfortable.  Optional:  bring items to sketch and share.
 

Looking for Lively Interviews

While you're visiting WiVLA's newly-redesigned website, www.wivla.org, please notice there's a tab labelled "Featured Member."  If you click on it, you'll see that it says "Coming soon!"  Your newsletter editor is looking for members who will consent to an interview to be posted to this section.  WiVLA members are always curious to know more about one another -- who we are, where we're from, what we do, how and why we do it. To volunteer, just contact newsletter@wivla.org.  Click here to read our profile of member Dodie Meeks:  http://wivla.org/profile.htm

 

AmazonSmile. You Shop. Amazon Gives.
 
WiVLA members, did you know that:
  • Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice.
  • AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service.
  • Support WiVLA by starting your shopping at smile.amazon.com.
We've all shopped Amazon at one time or another.  Why not make let AmazonSmile make a donation to our organization the next time you make a purchase? 
 

MEMBER NEWS
 
  • Josena Arquieta and Jane Mulholland have work in the Spring Street Studios Show, "Skin in the Game," currently showing through April 18. The show was curated by Angel Quesada
  • Archway Gallery presents Shimmer featuring donna e perkins.  Opening Reception Saturday, March 7, 2015, 5 – 8pm; with Artist Talk at 6:30pm. Exhibition runs from March 7 through April 2. Dance performances choreographed by Kristen Frankiewicz: March 20 &21, 7:30pm($10 cover); and jhon r. stronks March 27 & 28, 7:30pm (free). Archway Gallery, 2305 Dunlavy, Houston, TX 77006
  • New member Denise Bossarte will be giving a two-day workshop, "Miksang Contemporary Photography - Level I Workshop" on February 28 from 9 AM to 4 PM, and March 1 from 9 AM to 3 PM at the Katy Contemporary Art Museum, 805 Avenue B, Katy, 77493. Cost for the two days: $200. See description and register: http://kcamschool.com/index.php/component/ohanah/miksang-contemplative-photography-level-1-1
  • Two of Denise's pieces were winners at the Katy Area Artist Winter Show: "Koi Impressions" received a 2nd place and "Rendevous Pending" received a 1st place honorable mention in the Professional Photography section.
  •  Also Denise Bossarte, photographer, has two pieces in juried group shows at the Forth Worth Community Arts Center in 2015. "WM Feb 2013 Series 4-01" will be in the Back To Basics exhibit from March 12th- May 2nd, 2015. And "#1 Slipped Boats Series 6-01" will be in the Curvature exhibit from July 10th- August 30th, 2015.
  • June Russell is leaving March 6 on a 90 day cruise which starts in Tokyo and ends in London with many stops in between. She will be writing a blog as she travels. Join her: junesjunkets.wordpress.com 
  • Karen Anne Smith is proud to announce her Joe Goodbuddy Art opening is on Saturday, March 14, 2015 at Galeria Regina from 6 to 9 pm. Show title is "Abundance of ...". This theme is the abundance that surrounds us such as love, laughter, friendship and more. Please come and see what the "Abundance Of ..." is all about. Location: 1716 Richmond Ave, Houston, Texas 77098. There will also be an art closing on Saturday, April 25, 2015 from 6 to 9 pm. Karen has created a whole new body of work. Everyone is welcome. Refreshments will be served.
  • Marian Szczepanski will be a visiting writer March 19 at St. Francis University (Loretto, PA). She'll give a student lecture prior to a university-sponsored public reading and discussion of her debut novel Playing St. Barbara (High Hill Press, 2013) at Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at 7 pm.
  • Member Dorothy Colp, also our Voices Cartoonist, did illustrations for the newly published book, A Journey Through Tea. The book can be ordered here at blurb.com or purchased through Te House of Tea's official website here. 
  • Jo Zider's installation at Rothko Chapel is Sunday, March 8, 2015 from 10am to 6pm  (Hours of the Chapel).   The LABYRINTH will be installed on the plaza between the Chapel and the pond with sculpture of 'The Broken Obelisk'.  Please come and participate by dedicating a bone to a victim of abuse and walk the LABYRINTH to the MENDING CIRCLE.
  • New member Mary Ramain has two pieces at the  Carolyn Garcia Gallery in the Museum District Clinic Eye Clinic,  4704 Montrose Blvd.
  • Sandi Stromberg has a poem, "Polar Bears Will Not Become Extinct," in the new online issue of Red River Review @ redriverreview.com. 
  • New member Mary Wemple, the creator and coordinator of Words & Art, a reading series and workshop series at Rice University Art Gallery reminds members that the Words & Arts Reading is  March 11 at 7 PM.RSVP to events and find more information at the Words & Art Facebook page: www.facebook.com/pages/Words-Art/114996481894768
  • Share studio space at Spring Street with two other artists. Contact: Josena Arquieta, 713-907-3679;josena@josenasart.com
  • Jo Zider's piece entitled "Focus Patience" from her Urban Relic series will be in the juried show "Nourish," which opened February 6, 6 PM to 8 PM, at the Center for Contemporary Craft.
  • Workspace available: WriteSpace creative writing center, Silver Street Studios #212, 2000A Edwards Street, 77007, is seeking a weekday studio mate. Details: http://www.writespacehouston.org/news/writespace-is-seeking-a-studiomate
  •  Please go to the Printing Museum website and look at the list of workshops and classes, if you are new to printmaking or if you need a refresher. If we are to participate in a print exhibition at the Printing Museum, we must produce works in traditional printing methods. They are not interested in showing photography. If you do not see anything of interest to you in the Printing Museum's listing, let Jo Zider know and she can arrange to have a mini-workshop to learn specific techniques of interest to members. The Printing Museum needs to have an interest-level indicator in order to go forward with plans for an exhibit either this year or next.  She thanks everyone for participating in the survey at the February meeting. Click here if you were not in attendance and would still like to take the survey. Send the survey to Jo via email by clicking here.
 

ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
The Houston Writers Guild (HWG) will host its first Indiepalooza conference for independently published writers on September 26. The HWG board is actively looking for self-published presenters to speak on a wide range of topics: social media, business basics,  reviews, formatting, beta readers and copy editors, marketing/book events, and production timeline. They are also open to other suggestions. Prospective speakers should contact: fernbrady.author@gmail.com 
 
Calls for Entry:  Visual Art
Inclusion in this list does not indicate endorsement by WiVLA. We recommend you research each contest, and contact the sponsor(s). 
 

~ CAFE' for Artists!  www.CallForEntry.org is a website that lists calls for entries nation-wide.  Descriptions of type of art and theme are listed, as is a link for more information.  Deadlines are included.

~ The Women’s Caucus for Art, hosted by AIR Gallery with juror Catherine Morris, Curator, Elizabeth Sackler Center announces a Call for Art: Who’s Afraid of Feminism? for September 2015. There is a momentum growing with a surge of interest about the place of women in the art market and art world at large. With a record number of discussions about women in the arts through social media channels, what still needs to be said about feminism and what is relevant to be addressed to influence cultural attitudes and transform stereotypes? WCA is seeking art from cross-generational, self-identified women artists that address feminism with a contemporary spin through works that present a message about the women's experience to incite the viewer to question the social and political landscape and the need for gender equality – where feminism has been and where it is going. The theme may be broadly interpreted from a political, personal or formal context through a variety of media.
ENTER HERE: http://www.entrythingy.com/www.nationalwca.org#dashboard
Questions? Email: wcashows@gmail.com

 

 

Calls for Entry:  Literary Art
Inclusion in this list does not indicate endorsement by WiVLA. We recommend you research each contest, and contact the sponsor(s). 
 
Submission Call for Houston Nature, a Poetry Anthology

Mutabilis Press is seeking well-crafted and imaginative poems about Houston's unique nature -- both the persistence of the natural world in spite of its growing, urban sprawl and poems about the nature of Houston itself as a bustling modern city of landscapes:  its climates, arts, cultures, ethnicities, neighborhoods and challenges, poems that define a complex city.

Poems must touch on some aspect of the theme, which has a broad interpretation.  Mutabilis is open to traditional and experimental forms, as well as diverse cultures and voices.

Mutabilis Press will only accept submissions through Submittable, their online submissions manager.  No submissions by mail or email, please.  The submittable link can be found on the press' website:  www.mutabilispress.org.  Submissions accepted now through March 31, 2015.  

Member Cori Austin shared the website for an ongoing and frequently updated list of creative writing opportunities. This is a Yahoo group which you join and the notifications come directly to your email.https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/CRWROPPS-B/info     

Winning Writers is another great website for writing opportunities. Check it out by clicking here

Please forward WiVLA Voices to all your friends who might be interested in WiVLA.






Upcoming Events

WiVLA Board meeting
Monday, March 9 at 6 pm
Trini Mendenhall Community Center
1414 Wirt Road
Houston, TX  77055

WiVLA Member Meeting and STUDIO VISIT
Tuesday, March 17 at 6 pm
Artist Margaret Smithers Crump
We will NOT meet at the Printing Museum!
See the article about the Studio Visit in this newsletter

Literary/Visual Workshop
Saturday, March 28 - 1 to 4 pm
Creative Collage
909 Harvard Street
 

Literary Workshop
Saturday, April 11 - 9 am to noon
Flash Fiction
Trini Mendenhall Community Center
1414 Wirt Road

WiVLA Member Meeting
Tuesday, April 21 at 6 pm
2014 ECO Fund Winners: 
Jo Zider and Catherine Lachin
Printing Museum

WiVLA Member Meeting
Tuesday, May 19 at 6 pm
WiVLA Scholastic Gold Key Award Winners
Printing Museum

WiVLA Member Meeting
Tuesday, June 16 at 6 pm
Successful Collaborative Pairings
Printing Museum
 

WiVLA Member Meeting
Tuesday, July 21 at 6 pm
Collaborative "Speed Dating"
Printing Museum

WiVLA Member Meeting
Tuesday, August 18 at 6 pm
featuring Elizabeth White-Olsen
Printing Museum
 

Unless otherwise noted, member meetings are at the Printing Museum at 1324 W. Clay Street.  For a complete list of upcoming events, visit the WiVLA calendar online.




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WiVLA 2015 Board of Directors

President - Jane Mulholland          
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Vice President - Cori Austin
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Secretary - Alicia Young
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Treasurer - Josena Arquieta        
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Membership - Linda Ann Stelljes and Elizabeth Burnham
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Communications and Social Media-  Ima Oduok
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Programs - Zita Giraldo               
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Newsletter - Harriet Riley           
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Visual Arts - Peggy Sexton
and Jo Zider           
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Literary Arts - Sandi Stromberg
and Maryann Gremillion
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At-Large-  Lillian Tharp          
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and Theo Billings           
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Historian - Rona Lesser
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