Castle BIRTHDAY PARTY!

It’s our birthday!
We’re inviting folks to come and celebrate a lot of great things. First and foremost, we’ve paid the mortgage in full. Yes, WomanKraft holds the deed to our lovely castle, and we should all be so proud because nothing as amazing as this place happens because of one or two people alone.
 
It’s the whole that made this organization what it is today. The ups and downs and everything in between. The one dollar contribution to the tens of thousands, the one art purchase to collectors who frequent us, the one workshop attendee to our regulars. It’s all of us, so be proud!
 
WomanKraft’s annual birthday is always celebrated on our first Saturday December reception and this year marks our 44th year as a 501(c)3 non-profit arts organization!
 
This December also celebrates our 26th year here on Stone Avenue, in what we lovingly refer to as ‘the Castle’. Speaking of, this beautiful Queen Ann Victorian building is turning 100 years old.
 
This special Saturday The Castle will be an “open house” and folks will get a chance to see the whole building, even upstairs! We’ve got a lot to be thankful for and a lot to celebrate.
 
Join us Saturday, December 2nd, 2017 from 1pm till 5pm.
7-10pm is our second reception.
There will be drinks and snacks all day, our reception spread (and birthday cake! ) from 7-10pm.
Bring a gift for the castle if you can, but no matter what….join us!

The 30th Annual Holiday Bazaar Opening Reception this Saturday, November 4th!!!

The 30th Annual
HOLIDAY BAZAAR

This new exhibit features work by over 30 local artists, and it opens this very Saturday night after dark!

Saturday, November 4th,
7:00 – 10:00 pm

All original artwork, all mediums, ranging from $1 to $100…

  • Evening Reception: Saturday, November 4th, from 7-10 PM
  • 388 S. Stone Ave. Tucson, Arizona, (just 4 blocks South of Broadway Blvd.)
  • Regular gallery hours are every Wednesday – Saturday, from 1 – 5 PM..
  • Call (520)629-9976 for additional information
Dragon's Lair by Joni Brei

Dragon’s Lair by Joni Brei

A chance to support local this Holiday season

WomanKraft invites you, your friends, the general public, and visitors from all over to attend the newest exhibit, THE HOLIDAY BAZAAR. A tradition at the WomanKraft Art Center, celebrating our 30th annual! In the spirit of gift giving during the festive close of 2017, all work in this exhibit ranges in price from $1 to $100.
All mediums and subject matter will be on display.

Regular Gallery Hours: Every Wednesday through Saturday, 1:00 – 5:00 PM.
Free and open to the public.
388 S. Stone ave.

Saturday, December 2nd, Special Event!! Join us for a birthday celebration, ‘The Holiday Bazaar’ evening reception and open house on Saturday, December 2nd, 2017, from 1-10 PM.

**This date celebrates the organization’s incorporation as a non-profit for 44 years, 26 years at the current location, of which the building coincidentally, turns 100 years old!! The building will be presented as an open house, including the upstairs.  Free and open to the public, a community event for all ages!

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Last chance to catch “SIZE Matters” exhibit, plus KARAOKE NIGHT!

The current exhibit is coming to a close, and YOU ARE INVTED to celebrate it’s farewell with Karaoke Night this Friday in the gallery!

This Weekend @ WomanKraft:
‘Size Matters’ closes and Karaoke Night is happening Friday, Oct. 27th 7-10 PM

‘SIZE Matters’ September 2nd – October 27th, 2017.
We close the current exhibit this very Friday night, with Karaoke Night from 7-10 PM. 

WomanKraft Art Center 388 S. Stone Avenue

Oil and Water Postcards by Kristen Gautier-Downes

Oil and Water Postcards by Kristen Gautier-Downes

Your last chance to catch “SIZE matters”.

Join us Wednesday, Thursday and Friday October 25-27th from 1:00 – 5:00PM for the last opportunity to see the current work on display, exploring size and dimensionality in a variety of media and a plethora of local talent, at the WomanKraft Art Center 388 S. Stone Ave.

“Kind” Karaoke Night in the Gallery!!

Karaoke night will be
Friday, October 27th
7:00 – 10:00 PM,
388 South Stone Avenue .

Tickets: $5 General public,
$3 WomanKraft members
(520)629-9976 for more info

**this is a FRAGRANCE-FREE event**

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…

 

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

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/

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”.