Reception Night this Saturday, Oct. 7th for “SIZE Matters”

‘SIZE Matters’

The current exhibit at the WomanKraft Art Center, located downtown at
388 S.  Stone Avenue

An Evening Reception will be held this 

Saturday, October 7th,
7:00 – 10:00 pm

 

Size Recept!

During the reception on October 7th, a very special guest will be adding dimension to the atmosphere with music playing from a classic victrola!

Bingo Night in the gallery, ‘SIZE MATTERS’ Current Exhibit update, and a brand spankin’ new CALL TO ARTISTS

Bingo Night in the Gallery!

Join us for an evening of BINGO fun in the beautiful gallery!
Entry is $5 General public, $3 WomanKraft members

Friday, September 29th,
7:00 – 9:00 pm

FALL is HERE and it’s BINGO TIME!

  • With your entry price you get your 1st Bingo card.
    Additional cards are $1 each!
  • We will be playing multiple rounds of bingo with multiple winners.
    Prizes include plants, art, delicious homemade treats… and more!
  • Come try your luck, in a relaxed, fun and art-filled atmosphere.
  • Enjoy an evening where you can help support your favorite non-profit!
  • Refreshments will be served.

 

 

 

‘SIZE Matters’

The current exhibit is open every Wednesday – Saturday
1-5 PM  Upcoming Reception Saturday, October 7, 7-10 PM
(above: Oil and Water Postcards by Kristen Gautier-Downes)

 

 

During the reception for the current exhibit, ‘SIZE Matters’ on October 7th from 7-10 PM, a very special guest, James Aspromatis, will be indulging our ears and adding dimension to the atmosphere with music from a classic victrola!

 

 

And also, a HUGE SIDE NOTE, WomanKraft has a brand new CALL TO ARTISTS OUT for local Tucson artists!!

WomanKraft Art Center currently has a CALL TO ARTISTS for the upcoming exhibit, ‘The Holiday Bazaar’,
Show runs November 4 – December 20th, 2017.

*We are seeking a variety of fine crafts and art that reflect the diversity of these holidays. All work on display must retail from $1- $100. All mediums accepted. In the spirit of gift giving and sharing, we want an opportunity for locals and visitors alike to purchase original, unique work by local individuals for their seasonal gift giving desires and indulgences, at an affordable rate. Therefore, all work on display must retail between $1 and $100. All subject matter and mediums will be accepted.

WHEN: Deadline for submissions: October 21, 2017.
WHERE: WomanKraft Art Center, 388 S. Stone Ave. Tucson, Arizona 85701.
WHAT: Call to Artists for “The Holiday Bazaar” upcoming exhibit, featuring all original artwork for $100 or less
CONTACT: Please call (520) 629-9976 ext. 3 to schedule appointments with Director of Exhibits, Zoe Rhyne. PLEASE NOTE: October 21st will be the LAST day to make contact, and shows are filled by first to respond. Hence, get in touch, ASAP..

‘SIZE Matters’ Current Exhibit at the WomanKraft Gallery

An all new exhibit is open to the public at the WomanKraft Art Center!

SIZE MATTERS
SECOND RECEPTION CELEBRATION SATURDAY, OCTOBER, 7th from 7-10 PM.

Exhibit: September 2 – October 28, 2017

Receptions: September 2 and October 7, 2017.
388 S. Stone Avenue Tucson, AZ 85701

This show is going to focus on, you guessed it, size! Subject and medium are up to the artist, including large / BIG works! As well as teeny tiny pieces! Close-ups, perspective, miniatures, life-size, we’re taking a closer look at the bigger picture. What do we mean by size? You’ll have to come see to believe…

 

tony

Pussy Stacks in Graduating Sizes by Tony Di Angelis. Check out this adorable video of new work created for this exhibit, here.

The RUMMAGE SALE is here!! and so is the CASTLE VOICE!

WomanKraft Art Center  presents THE RUMMAGE SALE!! 

RUMMAGE-AUG-2017
WHERE: 388 S. Stone Ave. Tucson
WHEN: Friday, August 18 and Saturday August 19th, both days 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

WHAT: SUPPORT a local 501(c)3 non-profit organization at WomanKraft’s LARGEST bi-annual fundraiser, THE INDOOR RUMMAGE SALE!!
*We promise you’ll find something you just can’t live without! From toys, decorations, art books, novels, kitchen utensils, a huge variety of art supplies, technology and clothing.. there is something for everyone. The sale will be held inside the air-conditioned gallery for your shopping comfort!! Come more than once! And tell your friends!

ONE MORE TIME: THE RUMMAGE SALE RUNS Friday and Saturday, August 18th and 19th, 8am – 4pm both days.
*No early birds!!

Please call (520)629-9976 ext. 1 for details and to schedule participation – volunteers to set up the sale are needed.

Check it out on the Arizona Daily Star Website here:
And the Downtown Tucson Partnership here:

Also, the newest edition of THE CASTLE VOICE IS HERE!!

Good for the months of September through December 2017, the Castle Voice contains all of the pertinent details of events, classes and workshops and other exciting news from the WomanKraft Art Center. Click on the cover below to download your very own copy!!

‘BLACK AND WHITE AND SHADES OF GREY’

WomanKraft  has an all new exhibit currently on display,

‘BLACK AND WHITE AND SHADES OF GREY’

SECOND EVENING Reception the first Saturday of the month,
JULY 1st, 7-10 PM

The absence of color, unrestricted in media.

This new exhibit features work by local artists, and it’s open June 3rd – July 29th.

  • Evening Reception for ‘Black and White and Shades of Grey’ Saturday, July 1st, from 7-1o PM
  • 388 S. Stone Ave. Tucson, Arizona, just 4 block South of Broadway Blvd. WomanKraft Art Center
  • The reception will be held from 7-10 PM, and then the gallery is open every WednesdaySaturday, from 1-5 PM..

 

‘Black and White and Shade of Grey’
June 3rd – July 29, 2017.
SECOND EVENING Reception the first Saturday of the month,
JULY 1st, 7-10 PM

WomanKraft Art Center 388 S. Stone Avenue

 

 

Barrio Histórico by Wyatt Anthony

Barrio Histórico by Wyatt Anthony

Wyatt Anthony Memorial

WomanKraft mourns the death of longtime member Wyatt Anthony. While not a founder, Wyatt was one of our earliest members and always a supporter. A talented photographer, she studied with Jack Welpott in San Francisco and Lou Bernal in Tucson, participating in solo and group shows in Arizona and the Bay Area, including a solo show “Total Immersion” at the UA in 1976, She served as media coordinator for the Tucson Rape Crisis Center and the Tucson Center for Women and Children, also serving as photo-documentation technician for the Community Artists Project. She coordinated several film festivals including one for the Tucson Women’s Cable Consortium. For many years she worked at Casa Video, sharing her love and knowledge of film.

Wyatt was an animal rights activist and worked on several political campaigns including those of Meredith Little, Carmine Cardamone, and John Kromko.

WomanKraft will include a selection of Wyatt’s images in the June/July/ exhibit ‘Black and White and Shades of Grey’ .

A celebration of her life will be held at WomanKraft on Sunday, July 9 from 1- 4pm. There will be an open mic for friends to share adventures with Wyatt and a selection of her favorite snacks and beverages together with a chance to view more of her images.

It’s Reception Night this Saturday!

‘Drawing Down the Muse’ 

WomanKraft Art Center, is proud to invite you to the
second reception of ‘Drawing Down the Muse’

This is our 25th annual women’s only exhibit by and for local women artists. With 29 artists on display, this reception provides an opportunity for everyone to celebrate our divine feminine power.

Second Reception: Saturday, May 6th7-10 PM.
Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Saturday 1:00-5:00 PM, Free.

WomanKraft Art Center. 388 S. Stone Avenue 629-9976 womankraft.org Free!


The Gallery is located at 388 S. Stone Avenue Tucson, AZ 85701, just 4 blocks South of Broadway Blvd and Stone Avenue or “city center”. This exhibit is free of charge, and open to the public. Visit during regular hours: every WednesdaySaturdayfrom 1:00 – 5:00 PM. Everyone is welcome.
CALL TO ARTISTS

“Black and White and Shades of Grey”
WomanKraft presents an all new exhibit featuring work exploring the absence of color. Charcoal, Photography, scratch art… the possibilities are endless.
We are seeking any and all mediums and subject matter,
as long as it’s in Black and White!  Deadline for submissions: May 27, 2017 Are you an artist interested in exhibiting with WomanKraft? Call 629-9976 ext. 3 for appointments with Director of Exhibits, Zoe Rhyne

A visit from the Desert Crones

 

Visit from the Desert Crones!

With the opening of our 25th annual ‘Drawing Down the Muse’ Exhibit, WomanKraft received a visit from 9 inspiring members of Tucson’s Desert Crones Society of Women. The Desert Crones of Tucson are women age 50 and older who celebrate their “croneness” by gathering weekly to enjoy speakers, drumming, writing, crafts, hobbies, chats, and each other’s uniqueness and support.

One of our students, Bonnie Powers, (far right) a member of the Crones herself, organized the outing. The women were excited to look around and enjoy the beautiful and varied art made by some of the talented women in the Tucson community. After we had perused the gallery for a while, chairs were gathered and Zoe used the natural acoustics of our intimate stage in the “turret” to speak about WomanKraft.

Her presentation highlighted why WomanKraft is so special and important to Tucson, and included opportunities the Crones might take advantage of themselves, including exhibiting artwork and taking classes. Questions and answers followed, and we all wandered around and enjoyed art, several women purchasing artwork to take home!

Seeing these women, (three of them in their 90’s!) enjoying life so thoroughly, still seeking new experiences and knowledge, was truly inspiring. We hope the Desert Crones enjoyed visiting us as much as we enjoyed having the special visit. WomanKraft looks forward to future meetings and collaborations with these women. For more information on the Desert Crones of Tucson please Google and enjoy them as well at: http://www.orgsites.com/az/desertcrones/

Poetry Night @ WomanKraft this Saturday April 22, 7-9pm in honor of Lusia Slomkowska

Join WomanKraft this Saturday April 22 for an evening of poetry in honor of

Lusia Slomkowska: a Publication Party

Readings from Lusia’s recently published poetry collection will be featured, and the books from Tucson’s own Kore Press will be available.

WomanKraft is pleased to hold a gathering for
Lusia Slomkowska this Saturday

  • Poetry by Lusia Slomkowska, published by Kore Press, will be introduced with a reading and reception at the WomanKraft Art Center.
  • 388 S. Stone Ave. Tucson, Arizona 85701
  • Saturday, April 22nd from 7-9 PM.

Lusia, a well-published poet and writer participated at WomanKraft over the years in collaborations with Linn Lane, and as a facilitator for Glob-All: Young Polish Women Photographers in 2004.

Her writing has been awarded the Poetry Atlanta Award, Writers at Work Poetry Fellowship, Bennington Writers Workshop poetry prize and the Lucille Sandberg Haiku Award.
Lusia’s close friend Sat Bir Kaur Khalsa will be a featured reader. Sat Bir holds an honors degree in English from UA and a masters in Women’s Studies. She is co-founder of the Culture of Peace Alliance (COPA)

The Castle Voice Newsletter is here!

It’s here! This Newsletter, lovingly referred to as The Castle Voice is your complete guide to upcoming WomanKraft Events, workshops and exhibits. This issue is good through the months of May – August, 2017. Enjoy!

 

WomanKraft presents an all new exhibit, ‘DRAWING DOWN THE MUSE’

‘DRAWING DOWN THE MUSE’

WomanKraft Art Center, is proud to present a very special tradition,

our 25th annual Women’s Only Exhibit,
‘DRAWING DOWN THE MUSE’

April 1st – May 27th, 2017 This is our 25th annual women’s only exhibit by and for local women artists. Join us in the celebration of our divine feminine power. All mediums and subject matter.Opening Reception: Saturday,April 1st, 7-10 PM
Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Saturday 1:00-5:00 PM, Free.
Second Reception: Saturday, May 6th, 7-10 PM.

WomanKraft Art Center. 388 S. Stone Avenue 629-9976 womankraft.org Free!
WomanKraft  is proud to present ‘Drawing Down the Muse’.  This show includes all mediums, unrestricted in subject matter, and promotes the talented women of our community.
Join us in celebrating this tradition and our divine feminine power.
Drawing Down the Muse”  is free of charge, and open to the public.
Come and visit during regular hours: every Wednesday – Saturday from 1:00 – 5:00 PM.

Everyone is welcome.

'Kickin' Back Tonight?' Needle Felted Goddess by Zoe Rhyne

The Gallery is located at 388 S. Stone Avenue Tucson, AZ 85701
just 4 blocks South of Broadway Blvd and Stone Avenue or “city center”.