The 30th Annual
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
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!
An Evening Reception will be held this
Saturday, October 7th,
7:00 – 10:00 pm
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!
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.
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..
An all new exhibit is open to the public at the WomanKraft Art Center!
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…
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 Wednesday – Saturday, 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
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.
‘Drawing Down the Muse’
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 6th, 7-10 PM.
Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Saturday 1:00-5:00 PM, 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 Wednesday – Saturdayfrom 1:00 – 5:00 PM. Everyone is welcome.
“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
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/
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)