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!

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!

‘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/

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”.

New Exhibit! ‘Flights of Fantasy’ Opening Reception Saturday Night, February 4th 7-10 PM

WomanKraft presents an all new, all original Exhibit, ‘Flights of Fantasy’
this first Saturday of February, the 4th from 7 – 10 PM.

Dragons, faeries, unicorns, elves, sprites, spirits, gods and goddesses, stuff of myth and legend.. Through art we can bring fantasy to reality. All mediums.
Opening Reception: Saturday, February 4th7-10 PM
Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Saturday 1:00-5:00 PM, Free.
Second Reception: Saturday, March 4th 7-10 PM.
WomanKraft Art Center. 388 S. Stone Avenue Tucson, AZ 85701 just 4 blocks South of Broadway Blvd and Stone Avenue or “city center”.

During the Reception, meet and mingle with the artists, volunteers, and general WomanKraft supporters from 7-10pm!
The theme is FANTASY and artwork will include a variety of media including stained glass mosaics, scratch art, acrylic, sculpture, mixed media mosaics, and other magical works you’ll have to see to believe..
This exhibit is open to the public and free of charge,  Everyone is welcome, come and visit during regular hours: every Wednesday – Saturday from 1:00 – 5:00 PM.

the RUMMAGE SALE is Coming!!

The Rummage Sale is coming!

Mark you calendars, set your alarm clocks, tape it to your fridge, write it on your hand or whatever it takes but SAVE THE DATE!

WomanKraft Indoor Rummage Sale is
Friday, January 20 and Saturday, January 21, 2017
both days from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM!
Join us for great bargains for a great cause- all proceeds go towards our non-profit art center. The sale will be held inside and heated, spreading throughout our entire gallery space.

WHERE: 388 south Stone Avenue – just 4 blocks south of ‘city center’, Broadway Blvd and Stone Avenue, on the West side of the street, directly across the street from Casa Vicente Spanish Restaurant, and the Downtown Motor Hotel “Apartments”
WHEN: Friday, January 20 & Saturday, January 21, 8 A.M.–4 P.M.
NO EARLY BIRDS.
WHAT: All kinds of great things! Recipe books, art books, trashy novels, fancy hats, a scuba suit, lamps!…Art supplies, kitchen stuff, knick-knacks, clothes, tools, toys, movies, garden stuff, plants, household items, all you can think of and more! All items for sale are in good, clean and working condition.

WANT TO HELP?
This sale – our biggest bi-annual fundraiser, takes a huge amount of effort and time! WomanKraft volunteers could sure use some help setting up this event, Thursday, January 19th from 10 AM until it’s done.
Then, after setting up and selling for 4 days, we really could use some fresh help boxing and loading everything; we start at 4:01 Saturday afternoon.
Please call to schedule your participation. (520) 629-9976. Thanks!

WHAT IS THE RUMMAGE FAIR?
WomanKraft holds a Rummage Fair twice a year, in January and August. This fantastic indoor, two-day event is not to be missed! If you need anything, we might have it. And if you have things you’d like to pass on, if it’s clean and it works, we’ll take it! Clothes, shoes, kitchenware, knick-knacks, books, movies, vintage items, holiday decorations, toys, tools and more. The proceeds from this fundraiser goes towards paying our property taxes, utility bills and insurance. Call (520)629-9976 ext. 1 for more info.
As a volunteer run non-profit organization, WomanKraft relies on the generosity of our community, so come support your favorite local arts organization, get a great bargain, and get rid of that box of stuff you’ve been meaning to donate.

IS IT TOO LATE TO DONATE? No! Don’t worry, WomanKraft accepts donations for this event ALL year round, so if you haven’t gotten around to boxing up your unwanted items, no rush! We’ll need it for the next one, too!

flights-of-fantasy

CALL TO ARTISTS…
Show: February 4 – March 25, 2017 Evening Receptions: February 4 + March 4, 7-10pm

Dragons, faeries, unicorns, elves, sprites, spirits, gods and goddesses, stuff of myth and legend.. Through art we can bring fantasy to reality. All mediums accepted. www.womankraft.org

Deadline for submissions: Jan. 21, 2017. Call Director of Exhibits Zoe Rhyne at (520) 629-9976 ext. 3 to schedule an appointment.

 

 

Early in January, WomanKraft held its annual Board Meeting. Minutes are available upon request. Just call Grace at (520)629-9976 EXT. 1 if you would like a copy.