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  • September 15: Artist Talk - Fabric of Change information session (Zoom)
  • October 1: Saturday Salon topic: Residencies and Workshops (Zoom)
  • ONGOING: Join or Renew It is always time to renew! (WCA)
  • ONGOING: You can support SCWCA Scholarship Funds by purchasing SCWCA catalogs and promotional items online. See information below.
Be sure to confirm you have the correct SCWCA zoom link, for all our monthly meetings. This is the only link we will be using for all of our events.
Please join us tonight for our monthly "Third Thursday" Artist TalkSeptember 15, 2022 at 7:00 pm. We will introduce the durational project called Fabric of Change not only to our chapter but our two northern sister chapters have been invited. Be sure to view the video and check out all the links so you can formulate questions. See below for details. Click here to Join the Zoom.
Occupy the Moment | Fabric of Change was initially created to launch and serve the in-person conference in Chicago. We are now continuing our efforts of re-envisioning this durational project to anchor connection, leadership and community beyond the conference. This durational project can be used at any WCA regional or local event as a resource to anchor sustained action and change. We urge you to use this project to share your voice about anything that concerns you. Feel free to create as many as you want to address as many issues, thoughts or concerns as you want.
Here are tools to help get you started thinking about what moment you want to carry fiercely.
Video: Fabric of Change video
Worksheet: FabricOfChangeWorksheet
Upload your pictures here: Digital Mosaic Portal

We urge each of you to create your own Fabric of Change project and upload the image to the Digital Mosaic Portal. What a great way to stay connected!

If you have more questions after viewing the resources listed above you can contact Dellis Frank.

Our Saturday Salon will resume on Saturday, October 1 @ 10:00 a.m.
The topic this month will be "Residencies and Workshops". If you have attended any and  would like to share, please join us and contact Cathy Engel-Marder.
The Second Saturday Sessions are programs that were originally scheduled for the WCA National Conference which was canceled due to the pandemic. WCA has pivoted much of the programming to be offered for free to WCA members. Read about all of the Second Saturday Sessions, view recordings of past sessions and sign-up for a session on our Programs page.
Marilyn Eisenberg

The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA is presenting Judith F. Baca World Wall.  Baca began her collaborative, portable mural World Wall: A Vision of the Future Without Fear in 1987. An ambitious, utopian, and international project, World Wall is rooted in the philosophy that in order to achieve world peace, we must first be able to envision it. Baca painted the first four ten-by-thirty-foot canvas panels; as the work traveled abroad, between 1990 and 2014, artists and community groups from Finland, Russia, Israel and Palestine, Mexico, and Canada contributed five additional panels, employing figurative and symbolic visual vocabularies to depict a vision of the future without fear. All nine panels will be shown at MOCA in an enveloping installation. Significantly, this exhibition, in the artist’s hometown of Los Angeles is the first-ever complete presentation of this monumental project.

Runs September 10, 2022 thru February 19, 2023
Habitat: Explorations is the exhibition by Stephanie Sydney at Lancaster Museum of Art and History, Cedar.  "Sydney examines the behaviors and attitudes of human nature and their direct contribution to the destruction and decay of the natural world. Through her carefully constructed digital collages, she combines her knowledge of painting and digital design. These collages are created through the use of Photoshop where she manipulates and layers images on top of one another. Through this layering of images, Sydney examines her fascination with the idea of juxtaposition between extreme concepts like life and death, strength and fragility, chaos and order, among others. Originally trained as a painter, Sydney views her photography as a canvas and Photoshop as her paintbrush, using the program to manipulate the size, color, and shape of her chosen images. The result reveals a surrealist interpretation of reality whose visual associations compel the viewers to question the relationship between the individual images and the overall message presented..." 
(Note that MOAH will be closed for renovation until May 2023.)

Runs thru October 23, 2022
Laura Shapiro would like to start or join a group, ideally consisting of 8-10 people, in Orange County. Laura describes herself as an abstract, mixed media artist who wants to share and discuss the art itself--the creative process, rather than marketing. 

The best way to reach her is by e-mail ( or through Cathy Engel-Marder (

We have very active pods. They meet monthly, either on Zoom or in person. They meet for art-shares, friendship and all-around supportThey are really having a great time! Want to join a Pod of your own? Contact Lori or Cathy

New Membership Portal: WCA changed its membership platform to give easier access to your membership benefits and each other. Membership orientations are underway and we want you to take full advantage of them.

Membership Orientations for the general membership are available now. Workshop dates will be announced in the following weeks. Check the WCA or the SCWCA websites for information.

When joining or renewing your membership online at WCA, at the new member portal under the chapter membership dropdown menu, please select CAS (Southern California) for your membership to become active with our chapter. You can also select a national caucus and provide additional information about your background. Please note if you do not select “CAS” you will not have local Southern California chapter membership and will not be eligible for member only programs and exhibitions.


- Wishing you had partners for an art vacation?
- Trying to develop a community project?
- Looking for or need a mentor? Want to start or join a critique group?
- Looking for framers, shippers or photographers with great references?
- Want to collaborate with another artist?
- Have an idea for a curatorial proposal and want to learn about next steps?


Linda Vallejo offers artist career development Zoom workshops through the Los Angeles Center of Photography (LACP)
 and The Southeast Center for Photography (SEC4P). 
Sessions include “The Artist Toolkit” that teaches artists how to create a “digital toolkit” presentation package and communication tools aimed at expanding exhibition, press and publication opportunities. Another Zoom class is “A to Z Grant Writing with Linda Vallejo” for emerging and established artists who want to advance their careers through fellowships and residency opportunities and “Artists Working with Art Organizations” where artists learn how to work with nonprofit organizations to raise funds for exhibitions, publications, classes and workshops and special projects.

Artist Linda Vallejo offers one-on-one coaching sessions for artists who wish to move their career forward. These sessions are meant for serious artists who wish to move from competition group exhibitions to small group and solo exhibition opportunities. Message Linda via Facebook or LinkedIn to schedule an interview. Limited spaces available.

We 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 get 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 "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 2022 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

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.

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  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.

Personal Voices / Cultural Visions: Conversations in the Visual Arts Community, Los Angeles 1994 - 1996
is available on

The Common Ground Exhibition catalog is available for purchase on Amazon.
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 link.
The SCWCA Scholarship Award applications are always available. The purpose of this award is to boost membership, support  women artists and provide opportunities for diverse ideas and discourse. The application for this award can be found on our website under the tab Join or Renew. The deadline for the application is June 1. Feel free to promote this all yeaer long!

There are ongoing opportunities to fund this program.

Opportunity to donate comes in the form of promotional items for sale connected to the S
he Votes altered book project   
                                    and the new Art Matters logo for SCWCA merchandise.

You can click on the She Votes link to purchase merchandise that displays the She Votes logo or the Art Matters link for merchandise that displays that 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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