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  • March 25: Deadline for International Women's Day Postcard Exhibit, I Do Believe
  • (See details below)
  • March 31 @ 5 p.m.: I Do Believe online discussion and International Women's Day
  • April 2  @  10:00  a.m.: Saturday Salon: "The Business of Art"
  • April 14 @ 5 p.m.: All Members Online Meeting/Elections/Instagram Tutorial
  • April: 24 @ 4 p.m.: Earth Day Virtual Land Art Exhibit
  • ONGOING: Join or Renew if you have not already done so (WCA)
  • ONGOING: You can support SCWCA Scholarship Funds by purchasing SCWCA catalogs and promotional items online. See information below about our new merchandise.


International Women’s Day Exhibit Postcard Show “I Do Believe”

Each March we honor women around the world with an exhibit or program for International Women's Day  This year it will be an online postcard exhibit. Please read the guidelines carefully and contact us if you have any questions.

This is about opinions on abortion rights. Artist Priscilla Otani has put out a call for post cards and  this exhibit is in response to that.  

An online exhibit, conversation and presentation will be on Thursday March 31 @ 5 p.m.   Each of us are asked to create a postcard/artwork (4” x6” format) that expresses our views on the topic of abortion rights, using the phrase  “I Do Believe”…… It can be a few words, one sentence, or a paragraph.
  • You may create a work of art. The important element here is the inclusion of text (see above).
  • Photograph your work and enter it in the exhibit on entrythingy. Deadline is March 25.
  • Entrythingy link
  • Up to 3 entries per person.
  • This will then become an online exhibit for SCWCA and there will be a discussion and  share on International Women’s Day. $5.00 per entry. You may submit up to 3 postcards as long as they are different.
  • Then mail your postcard directly to Priscilla:  I Do Believe, c/o P. Otani, PO Box 31083, San Francisco, CA 94131. You may mail it as a postcard or place it in an envelope.
  • Each postcard will be pinned to a large female mannequin in her exhibit. Postcards will be anonymous so don’t sign the front.
  • The purpose of this exhibition is to share beliefs, opinions and experiences on all sides of this issue. Postcard comments will be documented in this mail art blog:
  • In September, the postcards will be exhibited together, without prejudice or judgement, at the Vargas Gallery, Mission College (specific dates will be announced later). Postcards will not be returned.
  • NOTE: SCWCA is also reaching out to NCWCA members to join us for this online exhibition.
  • "The woman’s right to abortion in the United States became Federal law on January 22, 1973. through the Supreme Court Case, Roe v. Wade. Individual states could no longer have their own laws that would contradict the provisions of this Supreme Court decision. But the passage of Roe v. Wade did not put the issue of abortion rights to rest. Recent cases under review in the Supreme Court may change or overturn abortion rights in many States. There are widespread disagreements among United States politicians, media, and citizens about abortion. I would like to receive your personal point of view about this complex and difficult topic.” (Priscilla Otani)
  A conversation and presentation will be on Thursday March 31 @ 5 p.m.  --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

If you are still interested in joining an artist pod, contact Cathy Engel-Marder (
WHAT:  An opportunity to share your artistic journey with supportive fellow travelers. DETAILS:  A Pod is a group of two to five SCWCA members with shared interests and goals.  Each Pod chooses a specific focus (examples include art sharing, business issues, collaborative projects, neighborhood connections, critiques, etc.), then meets on a regular basis.  


Networking and Resources
Thank you to all our members who have already renewed for the upcoming year. If you have not already done so, please renew your SCWCA 2021 membership online soon 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.

SCWCA has a YouTube Channel where you can view past and current videos of exhibitions, artists talks, studio tours and more. Check it out! 

You can support SCWCA Scholarship Funds by purchasing SCWCA catalogs and promotional items online.

The Common Ground Exhibition catalog is available for purchase on Amazon.
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 available on

The She Votes altered book project that commemorates the 100th anniversary of the passage of  the 19th amendment ratifying a woman’s right to vote.
The catalog of the book can be purchased on Amazon.

Check out each page of She Votes by clicking on the above link.
The SCWCA Professional Development Award is open for applications. The purpose of this award is to boost membership, support struggling women artists and provide opportunities for diverse ideas and discourse. The application for this award can be found on our website. There are ongoing opportunities to fund this program. One opportunity comes in the form of promotional items for sale connected to the She Votes altered book project. You can click on the She Votes link to purchase merchandise that displays the She Votes logo. 
SCWCA's  Position on Equality
SCWCA’s mission is to create community through art, education, and social activism. Hate and bigotry have no place in our organization. We condemn these racist, violent acts in the strongest possible terms and encourage our members to do so as well. We stand in solidarity with all those who suffer from fear, harassment, and violence.

Part of our mission as an organization is activism, so we stand with the Black Lives Matter and Stop AAPI Hate movements because we believe that all humans are connected. 
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