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February Programs for WCADC Members

Updated: Feb 22, 2021

February Programs

Along with Exhibitions, they are the lifeblood of our chapter, virtual or when possible in person. We all have something we can contribute, whether hosting a program, sharing your expertise, or joining an Art Share. Think about something you can present this year or join the Program Committee to help shape what we do.

You are welcome to invite friends to participate who might be like join WCA.

An Experiment: Join an Urban en Plein Air Sketch Trip with President Holly Stone, Saturday February 20, 12:30-3:00 pm Register -Rescheduled for March 20

Have you been to all the usual pastoral en plein air classes? Itching for a fresh inspirational perspective? What about the rhythm of fenestration with the play of light and shadow? Or the way light is reflected between the planes of urban surfaces? Are you trying to step into abstraction with your paintings?

Try an urban en plein air session to stretch and challenge your sense of composition, or just for a change of painting pace. We will meet in downtown Bethesda (exact location TBD) near public parking, in a plaza with seating (no need to bring a chair). Bring a small portable easel, or a sturdy sketch board, and materials of your choosing. We will be safely socially distanced outdoors, wearing face masks. Weather permitting, Saturday, February 20, 12:30 – 3:30 pm. (Specific location information and details such as parking will be provided to registrants before the session.)

We will hope for "weather permitting."

New! First Second Sunday gathering for members, February 14 at 3:00 pm Register

Share your knowledge and insights with other WCA/DC members at our new monthly Second Sunday at 3:00 pm Member Program +Art Share.

We will start with brief announcements and a short 15-minute interactive program that can have a variety of topics and formats. Please send ideas of one you would like to present or topics you would be interested in on the registration form.

Show an image of a work of art (or an exhibition) and tell us how it changed you or inspired your own practice.

  • Show and demonstrate an unusual tool that is one of your favorites.

  • Share the way you have found to organize your art supplies/studio.

  • Share your tips for getting your art out in the world.

The first five people who reserve a spot will talk about one or two images of her work, telling a little about herself, what her intention for the piece is, and what questions she might have about it, followed by feedback from those watching, for a total of about 5 minutes each. Additional people who sign up will be given priority for next month’s meeting.

The meeting will end with a 10-minute breakout session so those attending will get to meet and talk with a small group of other members.

Two-chapter Networking Day with WCA Philadelphia, Saturday February 27, 10:00 am Register

WCA Philadelphia and WCA DC are close geographically and have collaborated on exhibitions and programs over the years, including our past annual day-long Networking.

Three members from each chapter will share tips and success stories about chapter initiatives that should be useful and inspiring to all of us. DC Speakers will be Kim Foley on looking good in virtual meetings, Sandra Davis on how she created the “Why I Vote” exhibition, and Tronja on our new scholarship program. Philadelphia speakers will be Bonnie MacAllister speaking on her experience with her residency at 40th Street A.I.R. during COVID. Selene Nunez-Cruz on an upcoming WCA Philadelphia exhibition she is organizing with the Henry Gallery titled Art in the Age of COVID, and Liz Krick about organizing and running online art exhibitions online during COVID.

Next month:

Watch out for another new monthly program: Do You Know Her? It will start at the end of March and will introduce and highlight two or three members helping us get to know each other better, especially now while we can’t gather in person.

And please send your ideas for future programs! email

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