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  • Saturday, October 6, 2019: Deadline to submit for the upcoming #ENOUGH exhibit open to all SCWCA Members: Entrythingy 
  • Thursday, October 10: Drop off artwork at Neutra; 1:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
  • October 12 thru 27, 2019: All Member Exhibition at Neutra Institute Gallery & Museum in Silverlake
  • Saturday, October 12; 1:00-4:00 p.m.: #ENOUGH opening at Neutra.
  • Saturday, October 19; 1:00-4;00 p.m.: Words & Pictures: A Writing Workshop for Visual Artists
  • Sunday 27; 2:00-4:00 p.m.: Closing and art pick-up at Neutra, 
  • Saturday, November 9, 2019, 1:00-4:00 p.m.: Chapter Meeting and Member walk through at Craft Contemporary Museum (details to follow). The three exhibitions on view will be Finding the Center: 
    Works by Echiko Ohira, Cynthia Minet: Jacked and RAW: Craft, Commodity, and Capitalism. 


Buongiorno! SCWCA members and friends,
I’m in Italy with board members Dellis Frank and Melissa Reischman. We’re  in a villa just outside of Venice.  Our one month stay is just about to end and we should be back in L.A. just in time for our members exhibition #ENOUGH at the Neutra Museum Institute. Please refer to Entrythingy for details. It is a privilege to have an exhibition in this historical location showcasing a collective body of artworks that represent our wonderful organization. We encourage all of our members to attend our opening and closing receptions as those are special times to connect with each other. We will also be having a writing workshop at the Neutra on Oct. 19th,  "Words and Pictures" led by Nancy Spiller. You need to sign up separately for that on Entrythingy. 
Special thanks to Cheryl Bookout for redesigning the Member Gallery: check it out!

PresidentShelley Heffler
To a creative life, Ciao!

We want to support you by sharing your, I want to urge you to send information about your upcoming exhibitions and events to Our calendars are getting full with exhibits and events. Be sure your membership is up to date, you don’t want to miss out. If you are interested in participating in board meetings, please let us know. The doors are open and we would welcome you. 


We encourage all of our members to submit one work for our upcoming exhibition. You may interpret this title any way you would like. 
Runs October 12 thru 27, 2019.

Opening Reception: Saturday, October 12, 2019 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm

Location: Neutra Institute Gallery & Museum, Silverlake, CA

SCWCA Members Only
Deadline to submit on  Entrythingy: October 6, 2019
$10.00 hanging fee
Drop off: Thursday, October 10, 2019 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Closing Reception and pick-up: Sunday, October 27, 2019 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm

Words & Pictures: A Writing Workshop for Visual Artists 

If every picture tells a story, what does your work have to say? Is it poetry, fiction or personal memoir? This half-day workshop will inspire you to find the narrative tucked into your art. From an introduction to the ancient practice of ekphrastic writing, to samples of acclaimed authors drawing on visual art to lively writing exercises revealing metaphor, telling details, emotions, and attitudes, you’ll find new ways to engage with your own visual “statements.”
The workshop will meet Saturday, October 19, from 1:00 to 4:00 pm at Neutra Institute Gallery & Museum in Silverlake during SCWCA’s #ENOUGH All Members’ Exhibition.

Enrollment is limited to 15 students. Cost is $20. To sign up and pay for this workshop go to Entrythingy.

Nancy Spiller is an exhibiting artist, SCWCA member and author of the novel Entertaining Disasters (Counterpoint Press) and the memoir Compromise Cake: Lessons Learned From My Mother’s Recipe Box (Counterpoint Press), which she also illustrated. She created a version of this workshop for the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program, where she has been an instructor for 10 years.

It is that time again. It is time to renew for the coming year. We welcome and appreciate your continued participation and support. Please do so at Remember to choose CAS for our local chapter. 
To renew by snail mail, send a $75 check payable to SCWCA to Treasurer Karen Schifman at 16795 Monte Hermoso Drive, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272.

We would like to welcome new SCWCA members: Kuniko Ruch, Peggy Zask, Barbara Nathanson, Vivian Chen, Veronica Marshall, Suzanne Pratt, and Judy Zimbert,
(We apologize to any new member whose name is not listed here).

To share an upcoming exhibition or accomplishment in SCWCA eNews, send the information to by the 15th of the month prior to the month of publication.

Personal Voices / Cultural Visions: Conversations in the Visual Arts Community, Los Angeles 1994 - 1996 is now available on
  • Want to start or join a critique group?  
  • Looking for or need a mentor?
  • Trying to develop a community project?
  • Wishing you had partners for an art vacation?
This newsletter would like to make it easier for you to link with other artists. If you have
an idea, a wish or a helpful resource including but certainly not limited to the ones listed here, help us put the word out.  

Email your name, contact information and what you
have or hope to share to
Cathy Engel-Marder at by the 23rd of the month. Subject line "Finders and Seekers."  

Ann B. Schwartz ( wrote that she is searching for a mentor--an artist who is farther along in his/her career than Anne to help her move to the next level.  Holly Tempo ( offers precisely such a service.  We hope that these two and others with similar searches can successfully connect.
Cathy Salser is seeking individuals to join her in a personal, interactive journey, using the art process to heal from "the legacy of trauma." Cathy is the founder of A Window Between Worlds, an organization that blends art making into the healing process of abuse survivors. She describes her current project as a 30-month durational art piece that will incorporate facilitated in-person workshops and a private Facebook group.  Participants will use "touchstones" (small, meaningful, personal creations) "as a resource for healing and change-making in the face of trauma."  October Workshops are available.  Cathy can be reached at

You are invited to attend a screening of Gloria’s Call at Marciano Art Foundation with a special presentation on Leonora Carrington by Gloria Orenstein on Nov. 16, 2019 at 2:00 pm. There will be a Q&A with Gloria Orenstein and the filmmakers. This screening and lecture are being presented by the Marciano Art Foundation (MAF) in conjunction with the Donna Huanca exhibition. Free tickets will become available on Oct. 26, 2019. See:

Gloria’s Call received the “Michael Moore Award for Best Documentary Film” at the 57th Ann Arbor Film Festival, “Best Art, Architecture + Design Short Film” award at the Newport Beach Film Festival and the “Audience Award” at the Nevada City Film Festival.

Other California Screenings:

Oct. 5, 2019 at Highland Park Independent Film Festival, Los Angeles; Oct. 12, 2019 at Santa Cruz Film Festival; Oct. 27, 2019 at Napa Valley Museum, part of “ Making HERstory: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow” conference. For links to tickets:

Gloria’s Call was directed by Cheri Gaulke, produced by Cheryl Bookout, Anne Gauldin, Cheri Gaulke, Christine Papalexis and Sue Maberry. It features Gloria Orenstein and was funded in part by SCWCA.

Holly Tempo is a new SCWCA member who offers creative mentoring and editing services to artists. She is available to help if you're feeling stuck in your studio practice, need help fine tuning your artist statement or could use the input of a mentor for any other reason. SCWCA members and former students receive a 20% discount, as do those who sign up for two or more mentoring sessions.  

Contact Holly for more information at
Call a friend and invite them to go to one of these events with you!
SCWCA members are invited to attend Made in California: Contemporary Art from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation curated by Billie Milam Wieisman

Santa Monica College Pete & Susan Barrett Art Gallery
1310 11th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Gallery Hours: Friday from 12:00 to 5:00 pm and Saturday from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. For information call: (310) 434-3434
Runs thru December 6, 2019.
Anne Schwartz will have work in an exhibition titled Brushstrokes 2019
curated by Jerry McLaughlin at The San Luis Obispo Museum of Art. Thru October 27, 2019. 

Two of Kerrie Smith’s paintings have been juried into the Brushstrokes 2019 exhibition at the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art . Curated by Jerry McLaughlin. The above image is titled Freedom Flight. 
Thru Oct. 27, 2019.

Two more of Kerrie Smith's paintings will be in the Santa Barbara Abstract Art Collectives Show, Fascinations at the State Street Gallery in Santa Barbara.

Kerrie Smith has 3 paintings in the Body & Soul exhibition juried by Roxanne Sexauer at Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art, Tri-County in Santa Barbara, CA. The above image titled Equipoise 7 Summer received Honorable Mention.
Mariona Barkus has work included in four upcoming exhibitions: 
Pandora’s Box at Gallery Azul in San Pedro, CA (see above image titled Meditation on the Trump Administration Family Values). 

Unknown 30 painting in the Ink & Clay 34 exhibition at Kellogg University Art Gallery at California State Polytechnic University in Pomona, CA.
A digital print titled Made in America: Public Health Crisis in the Brand 47 Annual National Exhibition of Works on Paper juried by Alma Ruiz.

 Illustrated History No. 12 set of eight offset postcards in folio included in Tomes, an artist book exhibition at Williamson Gallery, Art Center College of Design. Runs thru December 15, 2019

It features a handsome image grid with a vertical rectangle for each artist. Just click on the orange name to view an artist’s full page. Use the orange arrow on the lower righthand side of the page to return to the Menu bar at the top. Then click on Member Gallery to view the whole grid again. If you have any questions about these navigation instructions, please email Ann Isolde at

Note that the partial sample of the grid below is not active. Please go to to preview the full grid by clicking on Member Gallery in the menu bar.

The Member Gallery is a free benefit for SCWCA members. If you wish to create or update a page, please email Ann Isolde at
NOTE: You must be a current SCWCA member for your Member Gallery page to remain on the website.
Women Around Town
by Karen Schifman

You can also read my complete column on my blog site: Women Around Town
After reading the review in the Los Angeles Times of the current exhibition at Lora Schlessinger Gallery, I needed to see it for myself. Patty Wickman, All is Leaf is comprised of several oil paintings, some derived from experiences in nature and others from a practice of painting one composition a day for  each of the 40 days of lent. These are exquisite examples of an artist who deftly handles the paint on her surfaces and whose passion transcends the physical properties of the canvas. Thru Oct. 19, 2019.

Walter Maciel Gallery is pleased to present Hitch by Cynthia Ona Innis.  The exhibition includes works on panel, canvas and paper. She is inspired by the Central California landscape. Her interest in the diverse environments of California including the San Andreas Fault and the dramatic and ever-shifting land that it produces is the catalyst for this exhibition, explored through the combination of paint, ink and fabric on various surfaces. The works are derived from a process of manipulating materials and space, exploring natural phenomenon and experiences through abstractions. Thru Oct. 25, 2019.

Judy Chicago: Los Angeles continues at Jeffrey Deitch Gallery.  Works  from the years 1965-72 include drawings, paintings, sculptures, installations and documentation of her environmental and fireworks projects will be on view. The exhibition not only provides an opportunity to see artworks that have not been exhibited for decades, it additionally offers a glimpse into the beginnings of what has and continues to be a remarkable career by a very influential woman artist. Thru Nov. 2, 2019.  

Sprüth Magers presents works by Karen Kilimnik.  In paintings, sculpture, video and installation, she brings together historical cultural references—including ballet, the aristocracy, 14th to 18th-century painting, Romanticism, and the Second World War—with the spheres of books, music, film and television. Thru Oct. 26, 2019.

Anya Gallaccio's Stroke continues at Blum and Poe Gallery.
Thru October 26, 2019.
Beatrice Wood: Bed Stories and More is the current exhibition at Porch Gallery These are works on paper and not ceramics for which she is mostly known. Published by Lee Waisler in 1987, when Wood was in her nineties, the hand-painted etchings that comprise this series further demonstrate her unique creativity. Thru Dec. 1, 2019. 

Sanctuary, the first installation of a multi-year project by Pam Douglas is at TAG Gallery.  Life-size drawings of refugees walking behind a chain link fence and children trapped behind ropes fill the gallery. The 60-foot installation makes the viewer a witness to the refugee journey. This work is a "visceral response to their humanity.” Thru Dec. 1, 2019.


Betye Saar: Call and Response is now on view at LACMA. The exhibitionl covers the span of Saar’s career with a focus on her sketchbooks and their transition to finished works in physical form. Here is a link to the review in the L.A. Times. Thru April 5, 2020.

With Pleasure: Pattern and Decoration in American Art 1972–1985 will open later this month at MOCA. It will be the first full-scale scholarly survey of this groundbreaking American art movement, encompassing works in painting, sculpture, collage, ceramics, installation art, and performance documentation. Covering the years 1972 to 1985 and featuring approximately fifty artists from across the United States, the exhibition examines the Pattern and Decoration movement’s defiant embrace of forms traditionally coded as feminine, domestic, ornamental, or craft-based and thought to be categorically inferior to fine art. Some of the artists included are Valerie Jaudon, Joyce Kozloff, Kim MacConnel, and Miriam Schapiro. Artists whose contributions to Pattern and Decoration have been underrecognized, include Merion Estes, Dee Shapiro, and Kendall Shaw. Artists who are not normally considered in the context of Pattern and Decoration, such as Emma Amos, Billy Al Bengston, Al Loving, and Betty Woodman are also in this exhibit. Though little studied today, the Pattern and Decoration movement was institutionally recognized, critically received, and commercially successful from the mid-1970s to the mid-1980s. The overwhelming preponderance of craft-based practices and unabashedly decorative sensibilities in art of the present-day point to an influential P&D legacy that is ripe for consideration. Oct. 27, 2019- May 11, 2020. 

Mary Corse: A Survey in Light continues at LACMA. Corse emerged in the mid-1960s as one of the few women associated with the West Coast Light and Space movement. She shared with her contemporaries a deep fascination with perception and with the possibility that light itself could serve as both subject and material of art.  Thru Nov. 11, 2019.
For her exhibition, Open House: Gala Porras-Kim at MOCA, the artist seeks to explore the ways in which museums act as stewards of the art it owns. "Her exhibition brings together a diverse set of artworks (and other ephemeral materials) to shed light on the role the museum and its staff of curators, registrars, and conservators play in the life of the works in its permanent collection. To do so, she has sought out artworks that challenge the perception that a museum’s permanent collection is comprised of immutable objects frozen in time. Using artworks that are ephemeral, transitional, malleable, decaying, or even made to expire, Porras-Kim’s exhibition will showcase the ways in which museums play an active role in the conservation, display methods, archiving, interpretation, and even the physical form of the works in its permanent collection." (MOCA) October 6, 2019- May 11, 2020. 


Craft Contemporary is featuring some compelling exhibitions opening this month.

Finding the Center: Works by Echiko Ohira

Los Angeles-based artist Echiko Ohira examines her prolific artistic production over the last two decades. Ohira’s work is founded upon the use of repurposed paper, with her love of the material springing from her childhood in Japan and its vast paper traditions. In addition to paper, Ohira utilizes nails, thread, and other found materials to create sculptural forms and collages that explore the physical and spiritual centers of the human body, natural world, and larger cosmos. Thru Jan. 5, 2020. 

Echiko Ohira 

Los Angeles-based sculptor Cynthia Minet’s colorful, multi-media installation is one-part animal and one-part machine. Combining the form of the panthera atrox – an extinct North American lion whose remains have been excavated from the La Brea Tar Pits – with a modern-day oil pump jack, Minet addresses our complicated relationship with petrochemicals and the specific cultural and geological history of the Miracle Mile neighborhood.Thru Jan. 5, 2020.

Cynthia Minet: Jacked

Dress Rehearsal curated by Kate Stern continues at the Oceanside Museum of Art. The intersection of art and fashion is represented by artists Melissa Meier, Mary Tuma, Alexandra Dillon, Janet Taylor Pickett, Gwen Samuels, Carolyn Hampton, Yaya Chou, Leigh Salgado, Marian Debris, et al. The myriad ways a garment can be interpreted and represented is showcased in this exhibition. The media ranges from sculpture, installation, paintings, and photographs to mixed-media.  
Thru Jan. 19, 2020. 

OBSIDIAN LADDER, a site-specific installation by Bolivian-American artist Donna Huanca continues at Marciano Foundation. Thru Dec 1, 2019. 

Also continuing at Marciano is Anna Uddenberg: Privé.  Uddenberg explores social conventions and norms that are the product of consumer culture. Thru Dec. 22, 2019.



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