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September 22nd, 2008


MINERVA VALENCIA originaria de Puebla trabaja como niñera en Nueva York.
Manda 400 dólares a la semana.


ADALBERTO LARA originario del Estado de México empleado en la construcción en Nueva York.
Manda 300 dólares a la semana.


NOE REYES originario del Estado de Puebla trabaja como repartidor de comida rápida en Brooklyn Nueva York. Manda 500 dólares a la semana.

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August 19th, 2008

Renove y actualice mi pagina web con mis trabajos,por si quereis echarla un ojo
(quiero opiniones,criticas... :P)

Scissors,Glue & Photography

http://www.raquel-j-alves.es.kz/

August 11th, 2008



Details - top row, left to right - Bonnie MacAllister, Michelle Wilson, Meredith McDonald
bottom row, left to right - Kathy Dobash, Sonia Sherrod, Jane Craven

Opens October 6, 2008 at Holy Family University

Six Women: Six Perspectives

10/6/08-10/29/08

Holy Family University Gallery
Lower Level
John M. Perzel Education
Technology Center
9801 Frankford Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
215-637-7700

May 3rd, 2008



Please look at images of our opening:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/20418941@N06/

Women Helping Women: Stitch by Stitch and Environmental Distress
May 1st - May 31st - Wilmington Delaware
Louis Redding Art Gallery
City Government Building, Wilmington Delaware
Opening Reception: May 2nd from 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Also showing Environmental Destruction, Art work by Philadelphia WCA members,
Uzbek Suzanis from Afghanistan, displayed by Afghan Women's Fund
and Performances from Temple University's Sigma Alpha Iota Women's Music Fraternity

Next up:
June 1st - June 30th
Grace Episcopal Church-Merchantville
Art & Faith Space
www.gracechurchmerchantville.com
7 E Maple Ave
Merchantville, NJ 08109
Also showing Selected Photographs from Afghanistan

August 1 - August 26th
Exhibited with WCA- Florida member Betsy Bohrer (as part of a solo exhibition)
Arts on the Park Members Gallery
Upstairs Gallery
Lakeland, Florida

Interested in seeing the Collaborative Quilt come to an area near you??
We are ready to book show locations from September 2008 to December 2008.
Contact: phila_wca@yahoo.com

The Women's Caucus for Art, Philadelphia Chapter
http://phila-wca.blogspot.com
http://home.earthlink.net/~philawcamembers/index.html
http://www.marycrowley.com/rubia/ (Collaborative Project with Rubia)
http://www.inliquid.com/wca/framset.html

March 19th, 2008

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Bonnie MacAllister Molly Crowley
Women’s Caucus for Art Rubia Inc.
215.262.9227 610.613-8025
phila_wca@yahoo.com m.crowley@rubiahandwork.org
http://www.marycrowley.com/rubia http://www.Rubiahandwork.org

"Women Helping Women: Stitch by Stitch"
Afghan Women’s Collaboration with the Women’s Caucus for Art Philadelphia Chapter

Opens May 2, 2008-May 31, 2008
City County Building, Wilmington, DE

The WCA-Philadelphia has partnered with Rubia to organize the collaborative project,
entitled: "Women Helping Women: Stitch by Stitch." The project involved the creation
of a quilt, which showcases the work of women from Darrai Noor, Afghanistan and
over 25 American women artists from the Women’s Caucus for Art and Rubia. The
majority of the participating U.S. artists are from the Philadelphia Chapter; yet,
artists from New Hampshire, Florida, Oregon, Tennessee, Missouri, Montana, California,
Louisiana, and Washington, DC have also joined in this collaborative effort. Joining
the Wilmington Exhibit will be several large suzani, displayed by Afghan women’s
fund. These large embroidered tapestries are fine examples of the culture of embroidery
in Central Asia and its association with women, in particular.

The United States artists observed the embroidered motifs found in Rubia’s handwork,
which include the poppy, the peacock, and the swirling sun as found on the Rubia
Website (http://www.rubiahandwork.org). Each square piece is an interpretation of
a Rubia embroidery. The Women’s Caucus for Art Philadelphia chapter assembled the
larger tapestry combining embroidery from Afghan women and each artist’s 10 x 10
inch piece to create an impressive and intricate tapestry.

WCA-Phila Co-President Mare Elcin observed, "It was interesting to see how artists
here picked up a needle and thread, perhaps for the first time, and were able to
better appreciate the time and effort the Afghan women put into their craft."

"I am amazed by the diversity of work and techniques each artist used in this challenge.
Some artists moved far away from their traditional mediums to express this interpretation
with textile and embroidery techniques. The tapestry is dynamic and inviting to
the audience, it is truly hard to describe in words" states Molly Crowley, of Rubia
Inc.

"The outreach to the other chapters of the WCA was a new undertaking for our chapter.
It had been a long time since we conducted a national show, and we were thrilled
at the response. These Afghan women are extremely isolated, and it is so exciting
to work with them and to raise money for Rubia to continue its programming to pay
Afghan women a living wage for their art forms," WCA-Phila Co-President Bonnie
MacAllister commented.

"I wrote a poem for the project, and I wrote of the women’s strengths. ’With one
hand she bastes, binding the tatters set forth for her. She can round off, truncate,
confines, trim knotty spots others might skirt, seize Gordian tangles, effect brim
or hem in her authority,’" MacAllister continued.

Elcin expressed, "I find chapter collaborations to be a way to unify the members
of our chapter and get the creative juices flowing. Members have an opportunity
to address a medium and a topic that they may never have approached before, which
in turn may prompt ideas in individual studios for future work. By joining with
Rubia for this collaboration, we were able to open up our worldview and find commonalities
with women across the globe. We have the added benefit of helping another organization,
bring awareness to their cause, and hopefully improve the economic viability of
our sisters in Afghanistan."

The show will debut at the Redding Gallery in the City County Building in Wilmington,
DE. The show will then travel to the Grace Episcopal Church in Merchantville, NJ.
Shows across the nation are pending approval as many artists wish to see the quilt
exhibited their home towns. The quilted piece will be showcased at the DC Chapter’s
Networking Day at the Arts Club of Washington, DC on April 5.

"I am excited to see Rubia’s work in Afghanistan welcomed by so many artists in
America. The response has been fantastic. In this exhibit, we get to showcase a
very different view of Afghanistan, the creation of beautiful crafts, the tradition
of embroidery, and some glimpses at home life in Afghanistan. I think this is new
to a lot of our audience, and yet there seems to be a very deep understanding, visible
through the interpretations by American women." Molly Crowley continued.

Rubia is a project of Social & Environmental Entrepeneurs (SEE), a registered
501(c) [3], which provides non-profit status. Rubia serves women in Afghanistan,
offering education, skills training and income opportunities through the promotion
of their traditional handwork. Rubia is committed to building sustainable business
in a fragile environment, empowering women while respecting traditional ways, reviving
and preserving traditional crafts.

As an official chapter of the National Women’s Caucus for Art, the Philadelphia
Chapter supports and upholds their mission statement and by laws. In addition, the
chapter is committed to creating a support network for women in the visual arts
in Philadelphia and surrounding communities. The Women’s Caucus for Art Philadelphia
Chapter strives to increase awareness and recognition of women in the visual arts
through our exhibitions, lectures, publications and other educational programming.
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Listing:
"Women Helping Women: Stitch by Stitch" opens with "Environmental Distress: Work
by the Women’s Caucus for Art, Philadelphia Chapter" May 2, 2008 at the Redding
Gallery, City County Building, Wilmington, DE. Live Performances by Sigma Alpha
Iota Women’s Music Fraternity, Temple University Chapter, FREE.

Rubia/ WCA-Phila Collaboration
http://www.marycrowley.com/rubia/

WCA-Philadelphia Chapter
http://home.earthlink.net/~philawcamembers/index.html

Redding Gallery
http://www.ci.wilmington.de.us/artloop/

WCA-Philadelphia Blog
http://phila-wca.blogspot.com/
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Stitch by Stitch Artists:
Women’s Caucus for Art Participating Artists


Alison Altergott- WCA-Phila Past President and WCA/DC

Cynthia Back - WCA-Phila

Betsy Bohrer- WCA-FL

Sharon Burton- WCA/DC and WCA-Phila

Donna M. Conroy - WCA- Central Mass

Kathy Dobash- WCA-Phila

Virginia Dragschutz--WCA St. Louis, MO

Marie Elcin- WCA-Phila

Veronica Gledhill- WCA-Phila

Jo Grishman- OWCA- Oregon

Marilyn Hayes--WCA President, WCA-Phila and WCA-DC Past President

Martha Knox- WCA-Phila

Becky Kramer--WCA Member at Large, Montana

Bonnie MacAllister- WCA-Phila Co-President and WCA/DC

Virginia Maksymowicz- WCA-Phila Treasurer

Debbie McCarthy- WCA-Phila

Karin Morris- WCA-Phila

Alison Nastasi- WCA-Phila

Marcelle Harwell-Pachnowski - WCA/DC

Diana Riukas- WCA-Phila

Sonia Sherrod- WCA-Phila Secretary

Heather Sundquist- WCA-Phila

Denise Tullier-Holly- WCA-LA

Katie Weaver--WCA/DC President

Michelle Wilson- WCA-Phila Past President

Kay Wood - WCA/ St Louis MO


Rubia Board and Staff, Participating Artists

Molly Crowley- Photographer (PA)

Jeanne Freeze- Fabric artist and upholsterer (NH)

Beth Gottschling- Graphic Designer and Photographer (Wash-DC)

Rachel Lehr- Photographer and Fabric Artist (NH)

Alicia Luckstead- Painter and Multmedia Artist (MD)

Anna Mueser - Multimedia Artist (PA)

Sussy-Rose Shields - Metal Artist (NH)

January 19th, 2008

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