citizenSHIP: Call for Art – go to “EntryThingy WCAMI” – due date extended to July 9

citizenSHIP: on the balance between the people and the state

Riverside Arts Center

Ypsilanti, MI

August 2-30, 2019

Hours: Thursday 3-8 pm, Friday 3-8 pm, Saturday 12-5 pm


A community work-in-progress on the balance between the people and the state. 

Our Ship of State has hit rough waters, rocked by globalization, broadening income and education gaps, and loss of jobs to new technologies. People are sharply divided between urban and rural communities and ideology; while women, African Americans, minorities and immigrants are sometimes treated like non-citizens, nurturing a culture of fear. The free press and voting rights are under attack from the highest offices. Though our constitution has evolved over time and continues to be reinterpreted, it is often only to the benefit of the few. 

The Exhibition

Juried artwork will be shown on the walls and pedestals.  Participation by different community partners will happen each weekend, with hands-on art making that will add work to the exhibition. A central platform will be built in the shape of a ship that viewers can climb up and walk around on, a soapbox, a space for experimental thinking, where artwork created during workshops will be added. The aim is a community dialogue about how to construct our own version of what citizenship should be.

Call for Art

Call for work in all media from artists of all ages addressing the balance between the people and the role of the state. What does it mean to be an American citizen right now? Do walls and borders make a nation? What does it take to maintain the human rights that have been deemed “unalienable”? What essential role does the State play? How do you see citizenship right now, how should it be in the future?

Juror – Valerie Mann – her work explores the place where 2D and 3D meet, and the shadows behind them. Growing up on a working farm, she finds physical labor releases her imagination. She teaches at Washtenaw Community College, gives adult classes at Saline’s Salt Valley Arts and in programs throughout the county for at-risk and special needs teens.  Her work is in public and private collections throughout the US and abroad. She is part-owner of WSG gallery in Ann Arbor, lives and works in Saline, MI. 

Submit to: EntryThingy WCAMIdue date extended to July 9.

Call for Programmed Projects

There will be accompanying programming throughout the month relating to challenges between the people and the role of the state. Discussions, panels, music, dance, multi-media are welcome, as well as civics classes, children’s groups and civic organization. Each event may have a hands-on art-making workshop, which can be part of your proposal or can be added separately. Work made then will be added to the exhibition for the run of the show with the aim of constructing our version of what the Ship of State should look like. 

Please submit proposals for event participation to Margaret Parker or Trevor Stone by July 2.

A partnership between the Women’s Caucus for Art, Michigan and the Riverside Arts Center

WCA EVENT – What Galleries Expect from Artists

Saturday, May 11, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. 

Ann Arbor District Library, 3rdfloor “freespace” room, 

343 S. Fifth Street, Ann Arbor 

Artists and galleries need one another to make art known to a wider public. This talk aims to shed light on the dynamics that shape those relations so artists can learn how to choose the “right” gallery, negotiate clear conditions from the beginning, and build rapport with a gallery which will turn into a nurturing and long-lasting mutual success.

Daniela Gobetti is a philosopher by training and profession, and a bilingual writer in Italian and in English,  occasionally writing poetry in both languages. She is now a professional photographer, her work has received numerous recognitions in international competitions and will be part of SwissArtExpo 2019. Gobetti wasborn and raised in Turin, Italy, and now lives in the United States. See more of her work at:

Contact: Idelle Hammond-Sass,

Zentangle Class

Jane Reiter, our WCAMI board member who coordinates membership, will be teaching a class “Introduction to Zentangle®.

Introduction to Zentangle®, Saturdays, May 4, 18 and 25, 10:00AM-12:30PM, Washtenaw Community College, 4800 East Huron River Drive, Ann Arbor, MI. $20.00 supply fee (to instructor) plus WCC registration fee.

Learn the basics of this unique meditative drawing practice in three indepth sessions. This is truly a combination of the beginning and advanced Zentangle workshops. We begin with black pen on white paper and experience the soothing process of drawing abstract patterns. This class is perfect for those who think they cannot draw!


Contact me anytime with questions!
Jane Reiter

WCAMI Holiday Party 12/29


WCAMI Holiday Party in Saline

Saturday, December 29

12:00 to 1:00 Board Meeting, 1:00 to 3:00 PARTY!

at Salt Valley Arts, 400 W. Russell St., Saline, MI

We’ll meet up with two Saline artist groups, the Cake Eaters and the Salt Valley Artists for the party. Jane Reiter will lead in making artist trading cards. We’ll catch up on what everyone’s doing, what exhibitions are coming up and celebrate the New Year. All Welcome!

RSVP Carol Morris 

To help with the party, RSVP Liz Wilson 

Gallery at Penn College – call for show proposals

Call for Entries: Solo Exhibitions and Residencies

The Gallery at Penn College is seeking artists for solo exhibitions and residencies for 2019-20 and 2020-21. The 3,000 square foot gallery on the campus of Pennsylvania College of Technology in Williamsport, PA is dedicated to promoting art appreciation through exhibitions of contemporary art.

Artists working in all media are invited to apply for solo or group exhibitions. For the residency series, titled ‘Material Matters: Past, Present, Future,’ we are seeking artists working specifically in materials from Pennsylvania’s history, such as steel, wood, paper, or fiber, as well as current and future materials, such as plastics, glass, or electronics. The five-day residency will include up to three interactive workshops and public programming including a gallery talk.

All proposals must include the following items:

  • 10-15 digital images of work
  • Image list with dimensions and medium
  • CV
  • Artist statement
  • Residency only: provide a letter of intent. Tell us about yourself; describe your work and how it relates to the theme; outline of your preliminary workshop proposal including preliminary costs of supplies; description of any other public programming you would like to offer including costs.

For full entry information, or to apply, visit

Questions can be directed to Penny Lutz, Gallery Director at 570-320-2445 or

Deadline: January 20, 2019

Women’s Lives make News in Manchester

“Dear Womanhouse” hits the press from tiny Manchester, MI, with a demonstration of what it’s like to be female now, while paying homage to the original “Womanhouse,” put on by Judy Chicago, Miriam Shapiro and their students in 1972 that kickstarted the Feminist Art Movement. Read the story and PASS THIS ON!