WCA/NH's Annual 6x6 Signature Show & "Notecard Project"
Join us for the 12th Annual 6x6 show hosted by Studio 550 Art Center in Manchester NH. Monica Leap owner/director of Studio 550 offers classes and workspace for a variety of disciplines. Check out the 550 website, www.550arts.com for additional exhibition opportunities. We are sharing the space during the first annual Cup & Bowl sale.
Now Showing November 2013 thru January 8, 2014.
Blank panels are available year round. Contact Sue Whittaker. You may get panels from Laura Morrison also. A set of 4 blank panels is $20, which covers the cost of materials and works as your entry fee. Extra panels can be bought for $5 each.
Recognizing the Currier Art Museum as an overall Notecard supporter.
This years Notecard winners:
Paulette Brace sponsored by Dyer Insurance
Dee Cleary sponsored by New Hampshire Institute of Art
Danis Collette sponsored by Karl Drerup Art Gallery at Plymouth State University
Soosen Dunholter sponsored by Sharon Arts Center
Aline Lotter sponsored by E.W. Poore
Tamara Mann sponsored by New Hampshire Chapter WCA
Adele Sanborn sponsored by The Wine Studio
Liz VanSaun sponsored by New England Duplicator
Last years 6x6 show was hosted by artstream studio, in Rochester NH. As part of WCA/NH's "Notecard Project," ten awards have been given to the following artists. These artists make up the 2012 Edition of WCA/NH Notecards, and are now available for $15 each. Proceeds from sales goes to fund our scholarship fund.
This years Notecards are now available. Please contact Sue Whittaker to get notecards from either 2012 & 2011.
Proceeds from the sale of the notecards goes to support the annual WCA/NH scholarship. A $1,000 scholarship is awarded each year to a deserving women artist pursuing an art degree at a New Hampshire college. Notecards are available online, at www.wcanh.org, at WCA/NH meetings, exhibits and events. Last year's edition of notecards will be featured at this years show. WCA/NH is thrilled to have the distinguished support of their sponsors, which allows WCA/NH to recognize participating artists with cash awards.
2013 Scholarship Winner. The winner of the 2013 WCA/NH annual $1,000 College Scholarship is Kayla Bernier of Silver Lake, NH. She is a junior at Plymouth State University majoring in Graphic Design with minors in Media Studies and Photography. You can see more of her work at www.kaylalynngraphics.com. Congratulations Kayla!
Thank You to our Notecard Sponsors:
What is it?: The 6x6 show is an annual exhibit WCA/NH has been doing since 1995. The Notecard Project is the fundraising component added to the show in 2012, to help fund our scholarship program.
The 6x6 Show: The 6x6 show is scheduled every year by the WCA/NH, by finding a retail venue to collaborate with somewhere in New Hampshire. The 6x6 show typically runs 4-6 weeks during the month of November.
Ahead of time participants buy panels from WCA/NH at $20 for a set of 4 panels. This covers the cost of the materials and works as the entrance fee for the show. There is no theme. Any medium can be used as long as it uses, or is attached to the panel. All submissions are excepted.
A 6x6 is an MDF panel, sized 6 inches by 6 inches (and is the name of the show.) WCA/NH makes the panels with a common keyhole in the back, which allows us to mount the show efficiently using a grid system. The panels are displayed together on a large wall mosaic style.
Why a Fundraiser?: WCA/NH has always raised funds to support our scholarship program. We've done lasagna dinners, art auctions, yard sales, even decorated a Gnu! This time we've created a fundraiser from a favorite show that's easy to do as our membership grows and changes. Doing a fundraiser with an exhibit fits well into what we do as an organization, using the same skills we use as professional artists.
The Scholarship: WCA/NH awards an art scholarship of $1,000.00 a year to a deserving New Hampshire women, pursuing a degree program in the arts, at a New Hampshire college. WCANH College Scholarship Program
The Sponsor: Anyone can be a sponsor. We are looking for 10-12 sponsors at $150 per card to make the project possible. The sponsor’s contribution will be used in two ways.
1. To award the artist a $50 prize, and
2. $100 going to the fund to make notecards.
The $50 award is not a purchase prize. The sponsor will choose the artwork for their notecard. Sponsors will be identified on the back of their notecard along with the artist’s information. Sponsors will be promoted on our website, at the exhibit, and in our P.R. materials related to the show. Sponsors may sponsor more than one card.
How to be a Sponsor
The Artist: Any WCA member is eligible to enter the show. All panels submitted must be for sale. All panels will sell for $66. You may submit four (4) panels marked as the year of the show to be consideration for awards. By submitting to the show you agree to give WCA/NH permission to reproduce your artwork, if chosen, for notecards. The $50 award is not a purchase prize. Selected panels will be still be for sale for $66. Past panels will be accepted for $1 submission fee per panel, but will not be considered for awards.
How Everyone Benefits: The Annual 6x6 Show and Notecard Project creates opportunities for women artists living in New Hampshire. Our artists can participate at any level of experience. Participants have the chance to be recognized in the art community for their creativity and business skills. The team of the 6x6 show and “Notecard Project” will make valuable connections, build professional skills, and be exposed to key people in the art community.
The venue gets the benefit of working with a group of organized, professional women. Our sponsors get to participate in our commitment to supporting women in the arts, made possible by their contributions. Our Scholarship recipients continue to get support and encouragement from those who are invested in their continued success in the art field of their choice.