May 2015


May Meeting to Honor
Scholastic Gold Key Award Winners

Our May meeting at the Printing Museum WiVLA will honor the two high school women who are WiVLA's Senior Portfolio Winners in the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards sponsored in our region by the Harris County Board of Education. For many years WiVLA has given a $500 award for a senior woman in art and one in writing.  

This year's Writing Portfolio winner is Hallie Perlman of The Kinkaid School. Hallie will graduate in May and plans to attend Scripps Women's College this fall, a college that is part of the Claremont Consortium and located in Claremont, California. She has been heavily involved in the arts since she was a little girl.She has taken drawing classes at Houston School of Art and Design for about 8 years, as well as painting classes at The Glassel School and The Art League.  Hallie says she has most recently "fallen in love with theater! Some plays I've been in include No Exit, Letters Home, A Chorus Line (which just won the local Tommy Tunes award for Best Musical) and The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!). She will major in Theater at Scripps and plans to also majoring in International/Intercultural Studies with a focus on Peace & Conflict. She says she hopes to one day be a playwright/actor or humanitarian.

This year's winner of the Portfolio for Art is Tiffany Yue. She currently attends St. John’s School and plans to study electrical engineering at the University of Pennsylvania in the fall while integrating her interests in art and architecture. Having studied traditional painting and drawing from a young age, she has shown her work at the National Art Museum of China’s First Annual Youth Art Show, the O’Kane Gallery High Art Show, and the 2013, 2014, and 2015 ISAS Art Festivals. Desiring to extend her interest in art to community service, Tiffany worked with Texas Art League, Texas Art Supply, Wyn Bomar Design, BLUEorange Gallery, and local high schools and professional artists to raise $2,000 for the Art League’s Esplanade Public Art Project. She also enjoys athletics and is varsity cheer leading captain and a member of her school dance ensemble, Terpsichore.

Come meet these outstanding young women and show your support for the future of Women in the Visual and Literary Arts by attending our May meeting Tuesday, May 19 at 5:45 at the Printing Museum. The meeting and presentation will start promptly at 6:15 pm.

ECO Fund Winners Announced and Past Winners Celebrated
 
Cori Austin was selected as the Visual Arts 2015 ECO Fund award winner and Sandi Stromberg was chosen as the Literary Arts 2015 ECO Fund award winner. Each woman will receive $1000 for their proposed project.  The ECO fund is the EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL OPPORTUNITY FUND and this is one of the benefits of membership in WiVLA.  Cori will use her award to take two formal art classes at the Glassell School of Art here in Houston. Sandi will attend a five day intensive poetry workshop by the Writers' League of Texas at its Summer Writing Retreat in Alpine, Texas. Both proposals fit our mission of providing 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.

Cathy Lachin, recipient of the 2014 ECO Fund literary award, shared her experiences during her research visit to the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola, just outside St. Francisville last fall.  WiVLA members were spellbound by her account of the events of the annual Angola Rodeo viewed by 10,000 spectators each fall and spring. She also toured the 28 square mile ground which house 6000 offenders and a large working farm, golf course, and much more. The visit was research for her novel in progress, Man Alive on Everett Street.  Cathy read two excerpts from the very interesting book to the delight of WiVLA members.

Jo Zider, recipient of the 2014 ECO Fund visual artist award, shared how she used her funds to complete an art installation at the Rothko Chapel called "Mending Circle Labyrinth."  The installation was in commemoration of International Women's Day and in honor of victims of abuse. Jo was able to use the grant from WiVLA to purchase material to create an elegant carpet for the bone labyrinth and to hire a videographer.  We hope to share that video with all of you in next month's newsletter. Stay tuned!
 
2014 ECO Fund winners Jo Zider and Cathy Lachin  with Board President Jane Mulholland (center) at the April meeting.
 
IN MEMORIAM: Marsha Harris Solomon
 
Marsha Harris Solomon, a dear friend and fellow artist, passed away Tuesday, April 7.  Sadly, she suffered a reaction to the chemotherapy she had been receiving. She will be sorely missed.
 
Marsha was a talented artist who had been drawing and painting objects since childhood. She believed that art reflects significance and truth in closer scrutiny of appearance. Her paintings expressed that reality.  
 
Trained locally, Marsha held a Fine Arts degree from the University of Houston.   Both an architectural draftswoman and a fine artist, Marsha’s watercolors reflect depth and range, vacillating between being a true portrayal of the visible, and an image twisted to provoke social commentary; she left it up to viewers to decide which.
 
Marsha’s painting skills attracted national recognition, and she held Signature Status across eight Watercolor Societies throughout the U.S.  She was affiliated with Archway Gallery for the past sixteen years and exhibited numerous one-woman shows at the Gallery.  She was a valued member of Women in the Visual and Literary Arts since 1997 and had served as a board member and past advisory board member.
Marsha Harris Solomon

 
May Cartoon By Dorothy Colp,
Our WiVLA Cartoonist: "From an Alien Art Collection!"
Cartoonist and Member Dorothy Colp is a graduate of Savannah College of Art and Design and is currently building her business as a sequential artist. 

WiVLA Diary:
Liberty Mutual to the Rescue

By Lane Devereux
 
At midnight on Valentine’s Day, my husband and I shut our house down, cheerful after a lovely afternoon and evening, and anticipating a trip to Kerrville the next day to take my mother on the next leg of her winter travels. As I started the dishwasher, I heard a frantic yell from my husband. Rushing into our bedroom, I discovered him sloshing around in a flood of water. I could hardly process it when he said, “Help me get things off the floor!” Where could the water soaking the rugs and everything touching the floor in our bedroom, closet, bathroom, and my husband’s office have come from?  

It doesn’t really matter where it is coming from when it is taking over your home. You shut off your water. You try to save everything you can, photos in boxes under the bed; shoes on the floor of the closet, mat board stored standing up. And then what? Michael got his shop vac and started trying to suck up the water. Trying to clean up that amount of water with household equipment? Futile and dangerous, but how what else could we do? Call our insurance company, Liberty Mutual, is what.

I telephoned the company at 12:30 am and by 2:30 am, a clean-up team was in our home removing the soaked carpeting and setting up 13 industrial-sized air movers and 2 large humidifiers to remove every drop of water. The noise was terrible, but our claims adjuster offered to pay for a hotel room while they ran. When we came back home three days later, the clean-up crew had removed portions of our walls and baseboards, but everything was dry and repairs could begin. Another company took my water-damaged clothing away for special cleaning. The process of recovery had begun.

If it weren’t for WiVLA, I wouldn’t have had Liberty Mutual’s help.
Several years ago, member Connie Buchanan recommended a fund raising opportunity to our board. Eileen Collins, a Liberty Mutual insurance agent, would donate $25 to WiVLA for every request for a quote from our members, no strings attached. Connie had worked with Eileen very successfully with another non-profit organization and wanted WiVLA to enjoy the same benefits.

It was a success on two levels. Many members requested quotes and Eileen’s company donated several hundred dollars to us; in addition, many people who got quotes were very pleased when Liberty Mutual offered significant savings over their existing policies for autos, homes, and personal property. I was one of those pleased people. Changing my policies to Liberty Mutual saved me just over $1,000 per year for more coverage than I had before. Those savings mean even more today because, while my insurance costs were discounted, the service I received in an emergency was top-notch.

After that initial fundraiser, WiVLA’s board voted to enter into an affinity relationship with Liberty Mutual. Now WiVLA members are entitled to an extra discount from the company. Liberty Mutual also contributed the printing of the chapbook for our 20th Anniversary celebration.

Eileen Collins at Liberty Mutual has been a good friend to WiVLA and the company has been a boon to me personally. I just wanted to express my appreciation and let new members know about our affinity relationship with the company. If you are interested in more information about home or auto insurance, you can contact Eileen at eileen.collins@libertymutual.com. Feel free to contact me at lanedev@lanedev.com if you want to know more about our flood.
 
Cathy Lachlin, left, and Lane Devereux at the April meeting.

President's Message

The fabric of life seems to be woven with threads of gold for pleasure; green for advancement and growth; and grey for sorrow and disappointment. April added a stripe of grey to the cloth of WiVLA with the sad death of long time member Marsha Harris Solomon who will be remembered for her beautiful art, her loyal service and her rational and helpful thought process as a member of several communities including WiVLA. As an active WiVLA member she also was a former board and Advisory Board member. As I write I think of her colorful paintings and a life of filled with people and brilliant colors and her handmade holiday cards that invariably were the first arrivals each year at holiday time.

In spite of technical difficulties with the projector at our April meeting, “green” would be a good color for the ECO Fund talks by Cathy Lachin and Jo Zider as they discussed how they each used their $1000 ECO Fund grant. Cathy talked about going to the prison rodeo at Angola and then read us several excerpts from her novel in progress, Man Alive on Everett Street which among other things explores the idea of “good luck versus bad luck.” We were left in suspense and hope that Cathy will read more of her book at the WiVLA readings in November at Archway Gallery.

Jo Zider discussed the installation of her labyrinth at the Menil and the inspiration behind her use of ceramic bones in this and several other works she has done in the past. The labyrinth at the Menil was dedicated to women who were victims of abuse and participants who walked the labyrinth were encouraged to take a bone, write a name on the bone and place the bone with others in memory of those who have suffered abuse. As both Cathy and Jo talked to us we were enthralled by their fresh ideas, creativity, and as WiVLA members to be part of their experience as a result of the ECO Fund.

The gold of the April meeting came with the drawing for this year’s winners of the ECO Fund: Cori Austin for Art; and Sandi Stromberg for Writing. Cori’s surprise as her name was called could become the ECO Fund poster – if we had taken her picture!

Our meeting in May is all GOLD as we hear the Gold Key Award winners of the Senior Woman Art Portfolio and the Senior Woman Writing Portfolio sponsored by the Harris County Department of Education. We will present each of our winners with a $500 cash scholarship. Several of our members have said to me, “This is my favorite meeting of the year – although daunting to see such enormous talent.” I encourage all to come and meet these talented young women.
 
 Jane Mulholland
 President



 


WiVLA and Fresh Arts: A Great Partnership
 
The WiVLA Board recently voted to join the Fresh Arts Alliance.  Fresh Arts is a 501©3 organization dedicated to strengthening the sustainability and vibrancy of Houston's arts sector by bolstering the capacity and professional practice of artists and arts organizations and enhancing the public's engagement with the arts. Their mission aligns with WiVLA's and there are many benefits for organizations like ours which are all listed on their website.
 
Also - don't forget that we now have WiVLA membership cards for our members 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. 

 
Members Peggy Sexton, left, and Cindy Rasche at the April meeting.
 



 
NEWS



Literary and Visual Workshops
 
Interested in helping create workshops and other writing opportunities to inspire your sister writers? If so, please contact Maryann Gremillion and Sandi Stromberg, your literary co-chairs, at literary@wivla.org, and let them know. They'll be having a planning meeting in late May and will invite all those interested to attend.



               
Sketchbook Meetings
 
Monday, May 4, 2015
Trini Mendenhall Community Center
1414 Wirt Road (NE corner of Wirt/Westview)
Spring Branch
6-8 pm
 
Saturday, May 9, 2015
2-4 pm
Japanese Garden
(near the Sam Houston monument in Hermann Park)
Meet near the teahouse.
http://houstontx.gov/parks/ourparks/japanesegarden.html 
map: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Japanese+Garden+in+Hermann+Park/@29.719217,-95.392248,15z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0xd1a160226f8e65c9
 
 
Join us as we sit with each other on either or both of these days, sharing ideas and techniques.   Sometimes in quiet camaraderie, sometimes in wonderful conversation, we capture what we see and translate it onto our paper.  Bring a sketchbook and whatever kind of drawing tool you prefer – pencil, thin line marker, pen, graphite, etc.  Use what works for you.  For the Monday meeting, bring an object or a photo to sketch.
 
If you have any questions, contact Cori Austin
281-731-2711     artjournal50@gmail.com 
 
 
 

Featured Member: Denise Bossarte
A new WiVLA member, Denise is a local photographer and owner of Found Worlds Photography. You can see her work at her website.  WiVLA Voices interviewed her this month for our Featured Member Column. Enjoy!

When did you know you wanted to be an artist?
I have always been a creative. It is just in the last 6 years I have started thinking of myself as an artist! Growing up, my dad was a doctor and my mother had a science background and ran her own business. So art as a kid was not as big a part of our lives as science! I loved to read and wrote a lot of stories and poems in elementary school and high school. By the time I got to college, art was put aside and it was science all the time. Several degrees later, when I finally finished school, I had the free time to do more than study. That is when my heart was craving expression and I found new ways to bring that to the world.

What other career experiences have you had?
I am not a full time artist. I work as a data analyst to pay the bills, and do photography and teach photography classes to support my art. I was a helper at my mother’s business – she raised Labrador Retrievers so I got to play with the puppies to socialize them (yeah!) and pick up the doggie dodo in the back yard (yeck). I have worked at a pizza place in a mall, and as a research scientist and graduate student.
 
How did you get started in photography and how long have you been practicing your art?
I got started in photography during grad school (first round). My dad always took pictures during our family trips, so I was around cameras all my life. He gave me his old film camera when I was in grad school in Colorado and I played around a bit. In 2009 I took a Miksang Photography Class at the Meditation Center where I was a member and fell in love with the process. I have been doing photography in the Miksang style ever since.

What makes your art/photography/poetry unique/special?
I think that my art is unique in that I often find images that other people never see. Or the images find me, rather. Miksang has trained me to slow down and really see the world. When you do that, the ordinary world becomes a place of magic. I capture that experience as closely as possible and people really respond to it! That is why I call my photography business “Found Worlds Photography.”  
 
Tell me about your creative process.
I will schedule time to go to a particular location around or near Houston. With my full time work schedule and teaching workshops I have to literally schedule time to go out. I am always shooting for myself, rather than having a client assignment. I usually have a general idea of what I will find at the location I choose, but not necessarily the weather conditions, which can really shake things up when it changes so frequently. I only take a couple of lenses and try to stick with one during the time I am shooting. I really just amble around, wandering and finding things that catch my eye. I often find things I never thought I would see at that location and those are treats! I rarely use a tripod, preferring to be more mobile and prop my arms on my torso or legs. I do a lot of macro shots so I am often kneeling or squatting down to take the shots. I have even been upside down on my back to get the backs of flowers. I only take a few shots of what I see. It is more about the experience of photography than getting that perfect shot.
 
What is the most challenging part of creating your art?
Keeping an open, curious mind about the experiences that are happening right in the moment without having expectations on what that experience should be like.
 
What is the most rewarding part of being a photographer?
Being able to capture the beauty in the world so directly and share it with others. Digital makes this so rewarding.
 
What inspires your art?
Being outside in nature, in the woods, on the water, in the gardens, etc. I love being by myself in these settings and just enjoying what I find in that quiet space I go to when doing my art.
 
How do you promote your photography business?
I have a website, two blog sites, a Pinterest site, and a Facebook site. I share my photographs there. I also have a few websites where my work is for sale where they handle the printing and shipping, I just post images. I am also a member of artist groups and share my works on their blogs, Facebook pages, and Google+ sites. And networking when my art is in competitions or in shows.
 
What would you suggest for young and emerging artists just starting their careers?
Figure out what type of art you LOVE making. Learn all you can about the masters of that art form – study their works, study their process, and study their techniques. The Internet makes this so much easier, you don’t have to get a BFA to learn how to be a great artist (IMHO). But also study the great artists from other mediums. Art springs from the same center of passion and creativity in all human beings. We just express it in our unique way. See how others are expressing themselves and then explore and find YOUR voice. Listen to constructive criticism, decide what to throw away and decide what to keep to serve your muse. And have FUN!


What projects are you working on currently?
 I am busy working on a Urban Fantasy novel. The first draft is written and edited. I am holding a contest for a book cover on 99designs. There are a few more chapters to add to round out the book, but my goal is to publish by the fall. If  anyone in WIVLA wants to help with a poll to select the cover, it will be running the first week of May. Email me at foundworlds.com so I can send the link to vote!  I am also exploring moving into mixed media with my photography. Printing on various materials and working them into mixed media pieces. That is something I am very excited to explore, but will need to wait while I finish the book, get it published, and marketed!

 

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.

 


announcing...

WINDOWS
WiVLA Collaborative Show
September 12, 2016
Watch this space for more information!
 


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
Please send in your news - art exhibits, works published by the 20th of each month to be included in the following month's newsletter. Please share your good news with your fellow WiVLA members by sending to newsletter@wivla.org.
  • Rona Lesser will be exhibiting landscape paintings at the Cloister Gallery,  Christ Church Cathedral 1117 Texas st. from June 3 - July 5.  The opening reception is June 5 from 6-8 p.m. with free parking at the church garage on San Jacinto. 
  • Treat your imagination to an afternoon of time travel in Marian Szczepanski's workshop "Using Object & Memory As Springboards into the Past" on Sat, May 30, 1-4 pm, at Writespace, Silver Street Studios, 2000A Edwards #212, Houston 77007. A series of fun writing exercises will jump-start creative exploration into times gone by--from indelible childhood memories to significant historical events. Open to writers at all levels working in any genre. Fee $45 ($30 for Writespace members). To register, scroll down to the workshop blurb using this link:
     http://www.writespacehouston.org/weekend-workshops.html
    Questions? Email Marian at marianszczepanski@yahoo.com.
  • Denise Bossarte, photographer, has been recognized as an Emerging Artist by the ArtGalleries&ArtistsoftheSouth magazine, one of four artist recognized in the Vol12 Issue 1 quarterly magazine and the only photographer selected. Copies available at Barnes and Noble!
  • 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.
  • 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. 
  • New member Mary Ramain has two pieces at the  Carolyn Garcia Gallery in the Museum District Clinic Eye Clinic,  4704 Montrose Blvd.
  • 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 or mixed media-collage. 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.  Jo 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 2015 East Texas Book Fest is set for August 21-22. This year's event is bound to be bigger and better than past years. In its 7th year, the festival is expanded to two days, with seminars and workshops, and takes place in a large venue, Tyler’s Harvey Convention Center. The deadline to exhibit has been extended to May 15, 2015.
WiVLA members are invited to attend the workshops. But we are also invited to to apply to participate as exhibiting authors.  Click here for the website where you can find an information sheet called "Wanted: Texas Authors" that gives details of the event and the 2015 Author Application.
If interested, complete the application, rename with your own last name, and submit as an email attachment to etxbookfest@yahoo.com


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). 

~ Applications are currently being accepted online for "Re-IMAGE-ing Mary Magdalene." A first of its kind month-long exhibit, hosted by Brigid's Place from July 7 through August 3, 2015 at The Cloister Gallery of Christ Church Cathedral, Houston Texas. Go to
http://www.brigidsplace.org/marymagdaleneartshow.html
Deadline: May 15, 2015             Entry Fee: $25
This is a juried exhibit. The evening Opening Reception on July 10, 2015 will feature the 24 jury-selected artists. Cash awards will be presented to the three final selections during the Mary Magdalene Festival, on Saturday July 25.

~ Septemberfest, a well established festival in Midland, Texas, is seeking individual artists and craftspeople presenting their own individual work. The deadline is June 8. Check out the
website for application and more information.

~ A new venture called GutfreundCornett Art announces a call for art for their  first exhibition titled "Visaural: Sight, Sound and Action" will be held at the Nave Gallery, October 8-31, 2015 in Somerville, Massachusetts in conjunction with the Honk! Festival of Activist Street Bands. We are looking for artwork that combines the visual with music of your choice. Click here for the full prospectus and to enter:   http://www.gutfreundcornettart.com/visaural-sight-sound-and-action-2015-nave-gallery-annex.html

~ Juried Art Services has a digital jurying system. Click on the link above for more information. 


~ 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. 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). 

The 84th Annual Writers Digest Writing Competition has an entry deadline of June 5. You may enter as many manuscripts as you like in several categories. Go to the website - early bird deadline is May 4.

CALYX journal, an independent publisher of fine arts and literature by women, announces the Lois Cranston Memorial prize for poetry contest. Deadline is May 31. 

Pockets Fiction Contest - submissions between 750-1000 words are accepted from March 15 - August 15 by clicking here

A Yahoo group has an ongoing and frequently updated list of creative writing opportunities. Writers can 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 Member Meeting
Tuesday, May 19 at 5:45 pm
WiVLA Scholastic Gold Key Award Winners
Printing Museum

WiVLA Member Meeting
Tuesday, June 16 at 5:45 pm
Successful Collaborative Pairings
Printing Museum
 

WiVLA Member Meeting
Tuesday, July 21 at 5:45 pm
Collaborative "Speed Dating"
Printing Museum

WiVLA Member Meeting
Tuesday, August 18 at 5:45 pm
featuring Elizabeth White-Olsen
Printing Museum
 

WiVLA Member Meeting
Tuesday, September 15 at 5:45 pm
"Attribution is Not Permission" - an overview of intellectual property issues for artists/writers
Printing Museum

WiVLA Member Meeting
Tuesday, October 20 at 5:45 pm
Photographer Ann Stautberg presents her work
Printing Museum

WiVLA Member Meeting
November 17 at 5:45 pm
Writer Rene Palmer Armstrong
"History Lost, History Found"
Printing Museum

WiVLA Sketchbook Meetings
Monday, May 4, 2015
Trini Mendenhall Community Center
1414 Wirt Road (NE corner of Wirt/Westview)
Spring Branch
6-8 pm
 
Saturday, May 9, 2015
Japanese Garden (near Sam Houston monument in Hermann Park)
2-4 pm


For more information, see WiVLA News section of this newsletter.

Unless otherwise noted, member meetings are at the Printing Museum at 1324 W. Clay Street.  We start with refreshments at 5:45 and the meeting at 6:15 pm. For a complete list of upcoming events, visit the WiVLA calendar online.

 
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