Call for Participation: Emotional Numbness: The impact of war on the human psyche and ecosystems

July 20, 2020

Women Eco Artists Dialog invites current members to submit artworks to an international group exhibition titled: Emotional Numbness: The impact of war on the human psyche and ecosystems.

The exhibition focus is the impact of war on environments, and war’s effects on inhabitants of war zones. Recent escalating tensions between Iran and the United States is creating an increase in anxiety about potential war between these countries.  Thus, the goal of the exhibition is to create a platform to share, meet, discuss, and cross borders, by exhibiting art which considers the impacts of war and the varying relationships between Iran and the United States. We believe art has the ability to affect perceptions, develop meaningful dialogue, and bring awareness about critical issues to the public.

 

The exhibition has two venues. The primary physical venue is Platform 3, an independent art space run by Iranian artists, located in the center of Tehran, Iran. The secondary venue is an online showing on the WEAD website. 

Reclaimed Paper Collage Workshop

January 26, 2020

A workshop meant for anyone interested in learning about collage, an accessible way to express yourself. For ages 14 and older. We’ll utilize found, recycled, and reclaimed paper as we learn about the artistic process of collage. The workshop will include instruction on materials, tools, and techniques through explanation, demonstration, and hands-on exercises. All materials will be supplied. We’ll also spend time on the all -important aspect of composition, the placement of visual elements or ingredients in a work of art. Instructors: Carrie Blanche and Michelle Echenique are Board Members of Women Eco Artists Dialog (WEAD).

Feat to Fire: Celebrating 100 Years of Women's Suffrage

January 10, 2020

Feat to Fire: Celebrating 100 Years of Women's Suffrage

January 10 - February 9, 2020

Reception: January 10, 7 - 9pm

Juried by Jan Rindfleisch

 

Gallery Hours: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays: 1 - 5pm

 

Sanchez Art Center, East Gallery

1220-B Linda Mar Blvd.

Pacifica, California

 

The year 2020 marks 100 years of Women’s Right to Vote in the United States. The American suffragette story, while ultimately successful, is not without failures and criticism. Now, 100 years later, we are experiencing a marked awareness of and spread towards social equality and related issues across genders, ethnicity, beliefs and preferences. Women Eco Artists Dialog (WEAD) is a strong example of women creatives coming together to share and provide opportunities for female identified artists working with ecological and social justice content. In this regard we are holding our Feat to the Fire. That is, we are employing art as a means to fulfill the promise of having our voices count. 

 

Exhibition juror, Jan Rindfleisch has focused on community building as an artist, educator, curator and author. From 1978 to 1985, she taught art and art history at De Anza College, and in 1979 began a 32 year journey as executive director/curator of The Euphrat Museum of Art in Cupertino, California. She is the author of Roots and Offshoots: Silicon Valley’s Arts Community, 2017; and co-author of Creative Power: The Art and Activism of Ruth Tunstall Grant, 2019. Both books are published by Ginger Press.

 

Exhibiting Artists:

Celia Anderson, Kenai, Alaska

Salma Arastu, Berkeley, California

Kathryn Bagwell, Dallas, Texas

Jenny Balisle, Richmond, California

Barbara Boissevain, Palo Alto, California

Heidi Brueckner, Oakland, California

Belinda Chlouber, San Mateo, California

Alice Dubiel, Seattle, Washington

Rebecca Finley, The Woodlands, Texas

Elizabeth Kenneday, Reno, Nevada

Deborah Kennedy, San José, California

Kari Kollars, Safford, Arizona

Linda MacDonald, Willits, California

Robin Mullery, Palo Alto, California

Renée Owen, Sebastopol, California

Bonnie Peterson, Houghton, Michigan

Shelby Poor, Canoga Park, California

Remedios Rapoport, Portland, Oregon

Robin Repp, Huntington Beach, California

Maryam Safanasab, El Cerrito, California

Lorna Stevens, San Francisco, California

Jensen Twite, Tea, South Dakota

Tammy West, Austin, Texas

Xue Jiao Yu, Chicago, Illinois

CALL FOR ARTWORK:

August 18, 2019

Members of Women Eco Artists Dialog (WEAD) are invited to submit work for a Juried Members’ Exhibition, Feat to Fire: Celebrating 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage. The exhibition will be held at the Sanchez Art Center’s East Gallery in Pacifica, California, January 10 - February 9, 2020. Entries may be submitted online August 18 - October 7, 2019.

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