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
in the throws of the Texas summer.
Summer reading for this month is brightly written by Roberta
book, Genius Unmasked gives insight on creativity.
tells of a cognitive toolbox of basic strategies, tools
to improve creative abilities.
is a provocative well written study offering food for thought
aspires to be more creative.
with those who help your well being." (Rumi)
Circle of Five continues to motivate.
garners the most positive of effects.
open dialogue within our groups of five gave a great sense of
the learning of others.
asked four interesting questions to our participants within
Why did you join WIVLA?
would you like to see WIVLA do more of?
there anything you would like WIVLA to do less of?
would you be willing to do to get more involved in
responses to these questions were very beneficial in
organization forward. How would you answer?
me close by stating:
"The way to get started is to quit talking and begin
doing." (Walt Disney)
Our second exhibition is close at hand.
Please become a part of our collective voice.
crunch time! Not only do we have the September show
coming up but there is also end of year business to attend to.
and things to accomplish. WiVLA is a dynamic group
of women with endless possiblities and the ability to come
together and accomplish great things. As we look to 2014
we, as women, need to step out of our comfort zones and
volunteeer for committess and leadership roles in order to
progress, make a future and bring a more exciting tempo to our
not be satisfied to just stay the course or
stay the same. After all, we are artist's of various calibers
and we must look to our history in order to conquer our
your help - volunteer and particpate!
seeking a volunteer to take over the position of
Newsletter Editor. This will start in January 2014. The
time commitment is minimal - approx 2-3 hours a month.
The Board does ask that the editor attend the monthly board
meetings. All submissions for the newsletter are sent
through the WiVLA website and forwarded to your email
address. Some knowledge of editing is
beneficial. For more information please contact
Cathy Nieman. This is a wonderful way to
participate in WiVLA.
Bites - September WiVLA Board Meeting
The Book Gallery
Show: Freeing the Word in Small Spaces:
Intake is Sat. the
14 from 9-12.
Feinstein will curate from images of the
was held on preliminary plans and details for the
Discussion was held and tentative
plans are being looked into - more details to
Needed for September Show !
members, you'll be happy to know that plans for our upcoming
show at the Museum of Printing History, "Freeing the Word in
Small Spaces", are progressing well.
it's time to call on you to help us host another fabulous
reception, replete with the tantalizing tastes that have
become a tradition at WiVLA events.
opening is on Thursday, September 19, at 6:00 p.m. If
you would like to contribute finger food or wine (or perhaps
even volunteer to set up, serve, or clean up), please e-mail
Cathy Lachin at
miss this opportunity to help make this another
WiVLA show to remember!
of Houston Presents
INSTITUTE OF HOUSTON PRESENTS A SERIES OF 9 LECTURES GIVEN BY
DR. FERNANDO CASAS STARTING EARLY SEPTEMBER. THESE ARE
INTENSE, PROVOCATIVE AND VERY INTERESTING LECTURES. IF
INTERESTED GO THE WEB wih.org
The Creative Work
of Art: The Emergence of Modern Art
continues the ongoing series of lectures "Astonishing Art
Through the Ages" in a revised, refined and expanded
version. These lectures serve as an examination of works
of art that are unprecedented and highly original in an
attempt to understand how each work originated and what the
artist was "thinking" in the process of creation. Furthermore,
these lectures, as a whole, constitute a philosophical attempt
at articulating the nature of originality in the
erupted in the European continent during the 19th century with
the astonishing pictorial productions of artists such as
Gustave Courbet, Edouard Manet, Edgar Degas, Claude Monet,
August Renoir, Georges Seurat, and Paul
Gauguin. We will examine the marvelous works produced by
these artists in the first half of the course. We will,
however, dedicate the six final lectures to a comprehensive
and in-depth examination of the life and work of the highly
creative artist Vincent van
& Prose Cafe Table
scream from the rooftop yet nobody hears me
wonder if my mouth is moving is nothing coming out?
world is in decline and folding in on itself. People are
crying out for help, for love, and mostly for understanding
just look at their phones and pass it by
heard the story of a homeless man who helped a police officer
being attacked. He rescued the officer. And he knew he would
do it again if he had to. He said he didn't mind being
homeless as long as he wasn't hopeless. And that made
tears come to my eyes. The man he was telling this story
to choked when he tried to tell of his own past and how
he had lived in his car for three years until friends
helped him get back on his feet. He agreed that you can never
be hopeless no matter what your situation.
cry from under my bed. Tears of fear for the unknowns in my
life and tears of regret for a past I will never get
back. And no one hears. Noone has to hear.
Because I know what it is like to be
rejected whether it is for a job or from a
sibling. I know what it is like to spend time with a
precious child and hold her hand when she does not feel
no matter what comes I am amazed because I am not hopeless.
know WiVLA has a Facebook page? We do and we want you to LIKE
Facebook page is an excellent tool for communicating
informally among members. Do you have a show coming up? Post
it on our page. Are you teaching a workshop or selling
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share? Post it on WiVLA's Facebook page.
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greeting to all your WiVLA
Gremillion's essay, "The Robe" will appear in the winter
edition of Teachers & Writers magazine. For more
information about Maryann and her writing work, go to www.writetruly.com
Lessor will have four paintings at the Artists Alive and
Well show at Phoenix Tower 9th floor lobby which is at 59 and
Buffalo speedway. We are having a closing reception on
Fri. Aug. 16 from 4-6p.m. view my art work at
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in this list does not indicate endorsement by WiVLA. We
recommend you research each contest, and contact the
THERE HAVE BEEN NO SUBMISSIONS FOR THE VISUAL
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Inclusion in this list does not
indicate endorsement by WiVLA. We recommend you research each
contest, and contact the sponsor(s).
you wish somebody would keep you up to date on the latest
publishing and contest opportunities, the Yahoo Group
CRWROPPS-B, edited and updated daily by poet Alison Joseph, is
a must-see. You don't have to do a thing but go there. No
signing in, discussions, donations, or anything: Just postings
with the info you want about first-book contests, poetry
contests, fiction contests, online magazines seeking writers
for theme issues, residencies, creative-writing jobs, and
grants. Most of the time with direct links to the source so
you can obtain complete information.
subscribe to the postings or you can just bookmark it and go
there when you feel the need. I visit about once per week.
Here's the URL: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CRWROPPS-B/.
(written by Catherine
September 9 at 6 p.m.
17, at 6p.m.
a complete list of upcoming events, visit the WiVLA calendar online.
2013 Board of Directors