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OWCA Art Exhibit: Blossoms of Happiness Coming on November 1 at LanSu Chinese Garden Gallery

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Blossoms of Happiness Art Exhibit at The Chinese Garden Gallery

OWCA EXHIBIT  Announcement: 菊Blossoms of Happiness Art Exhibit features nine acclaimed women artists from the Oregon Women’s Caucus for Art (OWCA): Jan Carpenter, Nancy Higgins, Harriet Levi, Shirley MacGregor, Susan Russell, Laurie Svec, Karen Swallow, Para Winingham, and Lily Ye. Most of them have participated in various international art shows representing the USA all over the world.  With a stunningly large spectrum of media, ranging from classic oil painting to Chinese art form, from fabric art, glass painting to modern Chinese gong-bi painting, they have created beautiful 2D and 3D artworks for The November Celebration of Chrysanthemums in Lan Su Chinese Garden. The artworks will be accompanied by many varieties of beautiful chrysanthemums in the garden. This exquisite exhibit will run from November 1st to 27th.   The Opening Ceremony Ribbon Cutting will take place at 2 p.m on November 1, 2014 . On November 15th, there will be special activities for families with children from 1 p.m-3 p.m.

Where: Lan Su Chinese Garden,  220 NW 2nd Avenue, Suite 1050, Portland, Oregon  97209, http://www.lansugarden.org/

When: November 1st-27th, 2014.

Opening Ceremony with Ribbon Cutting: November 1st , Saturday 2 p.m

Cost:  Admission required

BACKGROUND INFORMATION: The OWCA was formed in 1983 as a chapter of the National Caucus.  OWCA is devoted to promoting and exhibiting work by women, thus ensuring the legacy of women in the arts. OWCA supports artists and our communities with monthly educational lectures and workshops and community service projects. All of OWCA events are open to the public and all are welcome.   Websites: www.nationalwca.org; www.oregonwca.org Social media twitter: @OWCAPDX ; facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Oregon-Womens-Caucus-for-Art/295714713809104

Contact: Keran Swallow (President) swallowtales@comcast.net; Lily Ye (OWCA Vice President PR ) lilyye_art@yahoo.com

PCPA SPOTLIGHTS OWCA

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Portland Center for the Performing Arts (PCPA) will host a juried exhibition titled OWCA Showcase.  The Oregon Women’s Caucus for Art (OWCA) is a chapter of the National Women’s Caucus for Art. The exhibition OWCA Showcase will feature 27 OWCA members from Washington and Oregon.  As the OWCA membership is a diverse group the art in the OWCA Showcase includes a wide range of works from photography to mixed media works.

 The PCPA First Thursday artist reception will be Thursday, September 5. 5-8pm in the Antoinette Hatfield Hall, 1111 SW Broadway at SW Main St. The public is invited for this free event in the lobby of the performing arts facility, and to see the exhibition. The facility is open daily and some evenings (when performances are held). The Madeline Award will be presented to our jurors this year for the first time ever.

Where:       1111 SW Broadway at SW Main St.

When:        Exhibition OWCA Showcase: September 1-October 31, 2013

Exhibition First Thursday artist reception: September 5, 2013  5-8 p.m.

Cost:            Free

Artists: Sandy Banister - Jan Carpenter - Chris Dentel - Alice DubielKerri EvonukNancy FascianiJennifer FrykmanJean HodgesArlene Huggett - Martha HullPatricia JordanMarel KalynIkie KresselAmy LarsenHarriet LeviEmily LuxShirley MacGregor - Suzie MayerMary McCartyCatherine J. H. MillerSusan Russell - Victoria ShepardKaren SwallowLaurie Svec  – Para Winingham 
  Madeline Janovec, co-founder Oregon Chapter WCA

About The Madeline Award

This award was created in honor of Madeline Meza Janovec, one of five founders of the Oregon chapter of the WCA.  Janovec was born on Valentine’s Day in 1935 and passed March 4th 2011 at the age of 76. She was instrumental in both the Asian arts community – arranging artifacts to be returned to their country of origin and in building some of the open studio events and art walks that have become such a treasured Portland tradition. Through her teaching career and her gallery in southeast Portland she became a mentor to generations people. Her art was extremely influenced by the northwest. However, it was not only the landscape, but people to which she dedicated her life and career.Awarded to both men and women for outstanding service to the legacy of women in the arts and or OWCA.

2013 Awards 
  • S. Joan Glebo: Awarded in 2013 for her service in reviving the dormant OWCA chapter. Joan came to Portland in 1998 from the Monterey WCA chapter and contacted Madeline. The Oregon chapter was at that time inactive. She and Madeline revived the chapter on condition that Joan become President.
  • Una Kim: Awarded in 2013 for her service as president and her continued service connecting women in the Northwestern United Stated to international exhibition opportunities.

To learn more about Madeline and her life and art by clicking here.

The board would like to thank those who served on the  OWCA Exhibition Committee for a wonderful year of programing.We also wish to give a special thanks to the management team for the PCPA show: Pat Krishnamurthy, Harriet Levi, and Para Winingham, and our warmest thanks to our hosts at PCPA.

Please visit us again later for a recap of the First Thursday

artist reception and awards!