Talk: The Photography of Ann StautbergAttribution
is Not Permission
are in for a real treat at our October 20 general meeting when
we hear from Texas photographer Ann Stautberg
about the history of her
Ann Stautberg was born in 1949 in Houston, TX and now
lives and works in Galveston, TX. She holds an M.A. from the
University of Dallas and a B.F.A. from Texas Christian University.
Stautberg has exhibited her photographs since the 1970s throughout
Texas, including group shows at the Contemporary Arts Museum,
Houston; Laguna Gloria Museum, Austin; Dallas Museum of Art; The Art
Center, Waco; and the San Antonio Museum of Art. She has held
one-person shows at the Tyler Museum of Art, Tyler; Galveston Arts
Center; and the Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, where she is
Ann Stautberg experiments with the medium of
photography, specifically, with the effects of hand-tinting black
and white photographs. Her skills as a photographer and painter are
clearly evidenced by her precise printing and the steady hand of her
brush. Stautberg’s work is unusually large-scale, almost painterly,
in contrast to the more intimate hand-tinted photographs from the
turn of the century. Her work solidly references this period of
photography, when photographs were used as souvenirs of travel,
rather than tools of expression. However, her works do not merely
document a site but express it. (taken from ArtPace San
Our meeting will be at
Printing Museum on Tuesday, October 20 at
, as always. Remember that the parking lot across the
street is no longer accessible. We will start with light
snacks and wine with the meeting beginning promptly at 6:15 pm.
Please bring your friends!
Judith Shamp and Lillian Tharp sharing artistic
visions at our September meeting. (Photo credit: Marcia
You still have five more chances to
attend a WiVLA Salon this fall and spend an evening immersed in
creativity, beauty, and inspiration! WiVLA members have graciously
opened their homes for a series of intimate gatherings around the
Houston area. Six to ten attendees will bring a sample of their
creative work to show or read to each other with the goal of helping
people connect with their collaboration partner. This is all to
support you, the WiVLA member, in finding a creative partner for our
upcoming WINDOWS collaborative
. Look elsewhere in this
newsletter for a list of the partnerships formed thus
Space is limited, so make your reservation soon: contact
your hostess directly through the email address or phone number
listed below. Please bring a snack to share; the hostesses will
provide beverages. If you have general questions, contact Lane
Devereux at email@example.com.
Hostess: Jere PfisterTuesday, October
from 7:00 - 9:00 firstname.lastname@example.org
Hostess: Lillian TharpWedneday,
from 7:00 - 9:00 email@example.com
Hostess: Cori AustinThursday, October
from 7:00 - 9:00 firstname.lastname@example.org
Hostess: Jane MulhollandThursday,
from 7:00 - 9:00 email@example.com
Hostess: Diana WeeksSaturday, October
from 3:00 - 6:00 firstname.lastname@example.org
Library Show "Inspired by Her Quote"
The Visual Arts and Literary
Co-Chairs of WiVLA recently announced a very special show at the
Houston Central Library for the month of March, 2016. The theme is
"Inspired by Her Quote."
Because March is designated
International Women's Month and our venue is the Downtown Houston
Public Library, the theme appropriately reflects women who have
inspired us with their words of wisdom and wit. Both writers
and visual artists are asked to create original work based upon
quotes from women in society: humorous, vicious, provocative,
or at least memorable. To be eligible, you must be a current
member of WiVLA on January 15, 2016, which is also the entry
A reception in honor of International Women's Day
on March 8, 2016, will be open to the public from 4:00 to 7:00
pm. Non-alcoholic refreshments will be served in the first
floor exhibition space of the Houston Central Library on McKinney
Street. Our writers will read their works beginning at 6 pm and
their work will be in the chapbook available to those who attend the
readings. Click here for the visual artists prospectus
and here for the writer's prospectus
MessageI will say it again: WiVLA is
the place to be!
Next year we have two major exhibits with
corresponding literary components for our members to participate in.
The Library Show “Inspired by Her Quote” at the downtown Public
Library will have its opening reception on International Women’s
Day, March 8. The “Windows” Collaboration will open in September and
members will have from now until July 2 to work on their
collaboration. A Timeline
for these shows is linked to outline the
important dates to remember and for planning. The Prospectus
for the Windows show is linked here
and please note for the Library Show there is
a Prospectus for Literary
and one for Visua
A word concerning the Library Show
and what the theme means. It simply means we want you to choose a
quote by a woman
that has inspired you. Short quotes are
fine. The quotes can be funny, wise, humorous, vicious or
provocative (remembering we will be in a public venue where children
will view our work). Say you have a favorite woman author, poet or
historic figure; take her name, go to Google, type in Jane Doe
and there you will find numerous quotes. Perhaps you
want to do a nature theme: Google nature quotes by women
and again you will find numerous quotes. If you plan to submit more
than one piece of work you could use the same quote or different
quotes for each piece. Do NOT let the quote stand in your way! If
you need ideas email us at email@example.com
and we can supply
you with plenty of quotes!
For the “Windows” collaboration,
we are asking that you and your partner take the subject “Windows”
and create a new work based on your collaboration. You will declare
that you are working on the collaboration and submit your
participation fee by February 8 but then will have until July 2
before the work is due!! You may wonder why we have asked the work
to come in over two months before the opening. We will be printing
an anthology of the art and writing to be presented at the opening
reception. Our editor for the anthology is Cookie Wells and while
she is wonderful, she is not a magician and we need plenty of lead
time to get the anthology completed.
The Salons listed in
this newsletter for October are designed to help you find a
collaboration partner. Each Salon will be a small group of WiVLA
women talking about and sharing the work they are doing. It is our
hope that you will find a person you want to work with during the
Salon. You may attend as many Salons as you would like. If you want
help in finding a partner let the newsletter know: firstname.lastname@example.org
literary co-chairs: email@example.com
visual co-chairs: firstname.lastname@example.org
. The show will
not be juried and we hope all of you will participate!
pull us back to 2015, we have several events planned in addition to
our monthly meeting. On November 5, WiVLA will be the
organization at Boheme Bar at
Taft and Fairview from 5 pm to 7 pm and a percentage of sales will
go to WiVLA during that time. Bring a friend and join us for a
drink, a snack and good conversation.
On December 19 we are
planning a WiVLA PlayDate
where our artists will
paint/draw/collage cards and our writers will fashion appropriate
greetings for the cards. We will also have gingerbread women ready
to decorate. Playtime will be from 12:30 to 4:00 at the Fresh
Arts Studio on Winter Street. From 4:30 – 7:00 we will have a WiVLA
Holiday celebration with wine and cheese and holiday delicacies.
Both events will be open to the public.
And, if you have any
questions about any of our events, please let me know: email@example.com Jane Mulholland
Erin Rodgers, a local
entertainment lawyer, joined us in September for an interesting talk
on intellectual property issues for artists and writers. This was a
lively and highly interactive meeting where almost all of our
attendees asked questions which Erin encouraged. She was an
excellent and informative presenter.
Rodgers told WiVLA
members that “original works of authorship” are protected by US
copyright law and that this lasts for the creator’s life, plus 70
years. The rights cover reproduction, distribution, public display,
public performance, derivatives and digital transmission. This
protection is automatic, but Rodgers advised registering you work as
You may not reproduce or use licensed work
in any circumstances, Rodgers said. Creative Commons, however, is a
way for copyright owners to share their material more easily. It is
not a substitute for copyright but a licensing system. Visit the website
for more information.
visual artist or writer, if you are worried about someone infringing
your work, you have the right to claim statutory damages only if you
have registered your work. If not, you can still claim actual
damages. Rodgers advised starting with a demand letter and if a
solution is not reached you can file a federal lawsuit for copyright
Erin Rodgers has been practicing
entertainment law in the Houston area since 2007, and represents
artists of all kinds including musicians, authors, filmmakers, and
photographers. She was referred to us by Texas Accountants and
Lawyers for the Arts (TALA), Erin holds a Bachelor of Music in
Music Business from Loyola University New Orleans, and a J.D. from
the University of Houston Law Center. Erin is a talented musician
herself and currently performs with the Houston indie rock band
Glass the Sky.
The speaker Erin Rodgers and Jane Mulholland.
(Photo credit: Marcia Patrick)
Writers: A Special Opportunity to Read Your Work at Archway
Each November, the Archway Gallery Third
Thursday Reading is dedicated expressly to WiVLA writers who would
like to share their fiction, flash fiction, non-fiction, plays, or
poetry. On November 19
, the evening starts at
6:30 p.m. at Archway Gallery at 2305 Dunlavy St., just north of its
intersection with Fairview. Each reader is given five (5) minutes to
share her work. The first twelve women to register at firstname.lastname@example.org
will be included.
evening generally goes until 8:30 p.m. with an intermission after
the first six readers. This gives everyone time to enjoy
refreshments and mingle. Then, the second set of six will
Please click here
to register or email email@example.com. If
you find you've registered and cannot make it, please let us know.
We'll be keeping a waiting list.
In early 2016, we will have a dynamic duo of workshops in one day to
get our pens and creativity moving again after the holidays.
will be leading a morning
writing workshop and Judith Shamp
will introduce us
to the art of Zentangle in the afternoon. Watch the newsletter for
an announcement of the day and time.Interested in helping
create workshops and other writing opportunities to inspire
your sister writers? If so, please contact Maryann
and Sandi Stromberg
literary co-chairs, at firstname.lastname@example.org
, and let them know. They are
still looking for members to develop other writing opportunities for
for December 19
WiVLA Play-date at the Fresh Arts Studio at Winter Street from 12:30
to 4:00 to paint cards, write witty messages on cards and decorate
gingerbread women. The WiVLA Holiday Party follows at 4:30 -
MeetingsMonday, October 5,
Trini Mendenhall Community Center
1414 Wirt Road
(NE corner of Wirt/Westview)
pmSaturday, October 24, 2015
Meet outdoors, but sketching is interesting both indoors
1409 Sul Ross Street 77006
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 evening meeting, bring an object or a photo to
The Saturday sketch event will involve meeting at the
beginning, sketching, then meeting back up at 4 to share
pages. We can meet at the Menil Bistro Café if anyone would
like to stay for a light bite or glass of wine.
If you have
any questions, contact Cori
281-731-2711 email@example.comGoing Steady:
Partners for Windows
This is the list through September
30 for the Collaboration:
Josena Arquieta (artist) with Jane
Zita Giraldo (artist) with Jane Mullholland
Peggy Sexton (artist) with Diana Weeks
Judith Shamps (artist) with Lilibeth André
(writer)Email firstname.lastname@example.org to add you and your partner
to the list. You still have plenty of time to find that creative
collaborator (see prospectus below).
here to see the Prospectus for the September 2016
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 email@example.com.
- Josena Arquieta, Judy Dekan
and Jane Mulholland will be in Studio 115 at
Spring Street for the Fall Biennial, October 3 from 5 pm to 9 pm.
Food, music, good company, valet parking, and lots of art.
- Marian Szczepanski will give a book talk
about her debut novel Playing St. Barbara at 3:15 pm,
Saturday, October 24, at Maud Smith Marks Library's (in Katy) Celebrate
Local Authors Day. She'll also meet readers and sell/sign books in
the library meeting room from 12:30-5 pm.
- Lilibeth Andre will be participating in the Guiton Street Artists Fall Open Studio and Art
Sale on Saturday, November 14 from 2 to 8 pm at 4848 Guiton
- A work of donna e perkins' will
be in the Art Car Museum's Ninth Annual Open Call show. All
work follows the theme of the show's title - Reincarnation.
- Marguerite (Maggie) Baldwin had a piece
accepted into the VAA juried membership show.
- Becky Soria's new paintings will be featured
in a show at Archway Gallery October 3 through November 5 with the
opening reception from 5 to 8 pm on October 3.
- Jo Zider's work is in the Art Car
Museum's show "Reincarnation" through Dec. 19. Jo also has
work in Austin at the Gallery Shoal Creek and in the Texas
Sculpture Group Show. Jo will also have work in Mother Dog Studios
here in late November.
- Patricia Barry Rumble just received word that
Dramatic Publishing, one of the largest and oldest publishers of
plays for young audiences, will publish her holiday show, LITTLE
for Entry: Visual ArtInclusion
in this list does not indicate endorsement by WiVLA. We recommend
you research each contest, and contact the
has announced several upcoming workshops and events for writers on
October. Check out their website for more information, prices or
registration for any of these programs. There is a charge for
members and non-members unless other noted.
Media for People Who Don't Like Social Media: An IndieFest
Hands-On Workshop with REBECCA NOLAN on Thursday, October
1st, 7-9 PM.
Authors Ball on Saturday, October 3rd, 7:00pm to 9:00pm -
E-Book Creation with Scrivener: An IndieFest Hands-On Workshop
with D.L. YOUNG on Saturday, October 3rd, 2:00-5:00
First Six Months: Creating Your Own Book Launch Marketing Plan
with PAMELA FAGAN HUTCHINS on Tuesday, October 6th, 6-9
to Edit Your Own Story: An IndieFest Hands-On Workshop with
ELIZABETH WHITE-OLSEN on Thursday, October 8th, 6-9
to Make the Most of a Moment: A Fiction Workshop with MARIAN
SZCZEPANSKI on Four Tuesdays, October 13th, 20th, and 27th, and
November 3rd, 7-9 PM.
Book Critique Workshop with VARSHA BAJAJ on Saturday, October
17th, 1-5 PM.
Generator with ANDREANA BINDER on Wednesday, October 28th, 7-9
Bossart is teaching a Contemplative Photography
Workshop at the Woodlands Art League on October 17 and 18. Click here for more
Fourth Annual Houston LibroFest is Saturday, October 3 from 10
am to 4 pm. This book and arts festival highlights Hispanic writers
and showcases the culture of the Latino community. The event is
sponsored by and takes place at the Central
events at the Printing Museum include: ZINEFEST on Saturday,
October 17th and the13th Annual Houston Book Fair on Saturday,
addition, the Printing Museum will offer the Montrose Print Market
on Saturday, December 12 in support of local printers and
printmakers.Art shows up now - “ Uncovered
at Williams Tower Gallery, curated by Sally Sprout.
a.i.r., a solo show at Lone Star College-North Harris Fine Art
gallery. September 17-October 9, 2015.
2015 Art Faculty Show at
Lone Star College-Kingwood. September 14 – October 14, 2015.
studio space? JoMar
Visions is expanding to an amazing new location in Northwest
Crossing in Houston! Location at 5247-5249 Langfield Rd, Houston,
TX-77040. Be part of a vibrant art community.
more information and a map of the studio spaces.
~ Artadia: The Fund for Art and Dialogue is now accepting applications for the 2015
Houston Artadia Awards from all visual artists who have lived and
worked throughout Harris County, TX for two years or more.
Individual artists and collaboratives working in all visual media
and at any stage in their career are strongly encouraged to apply.
Artadia Awardees are selected through a two-tiered jury process that
combines local expertise with outside perspective from leading
curators and artists. A preliminary panel will evaluate all online
submissions and select 10 finalists in late October. A second panel
of curators will visit Houston in November to conduct studio visits
with each finalist and select Awardees to receive unrestricted
Artadia Awards between $5,000 and $20,000. The 2015 Houston Awardees
will be announced in late November.
The Houston Artadia Awards
- Open to anyone living in Harris County
- Free of
application fees and project outline requirements
Apply If You:
- Have lived in
Harris for 2 years or more
- Are not currently enrolled in an
art-related degree program
- Would like to have your work seen by
a panel of prominent curators
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY:
October 15, 2015, 5 PM.
Click here for the
submission link and more
Fraction Magazine is
an online venue dedicated to fine art, contemporary photography and
brings together diverse bodies of work by established and emerging
artists from around the globe. They accept submissions from new
and emerging photographers.
FreshArts, of which we are members, has many
opportunities for artists listed on their website. Check it out!
SouthWest Artists is initiating an annual national juried
painting competition with cash awards of over $12,000 and a special
award from the American Art Collector magazine. Entries
are being handled by www.callforentry.com. You can also find more
information, including the Prospectus for the competition, at www.TheArtoftheHeartland.com.Calls
for Entry: Literary Art
~ Juried Art Services has a digital jurying
system. Click on the link above for more
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
in this list does not indicate endorsement by WiVLA. We recommend
you research each contest, and contact the sponsor(s).
Sable Books is publishing an anthology addressing the subject of
violence against women. They are seeking poems on all themes related
to this issue (i.e., origins, personal stories, recovery, advocacy,
prevention, survival, etc.).Submission fee is $5. Proceeds
from submission fees will be donated to the Global Fund for
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.
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