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A Women’s Collective in New Mexico

Established January 1990

Monthly Meeting and Program Monday, September 17, 2012 6:30 Business Meeting Facilitator needed 7:00 Presentation by Aysha Turtle of Kiva Loans. Discussion to Follow

Nova DeNise had this piece accepted for the NM State Fair.

Rainbow Artists 1508 Roma NE Albuquerque, NM 87102 (Newsletter now on line)

The time spent in your studio gets added to the end of your life. Anonymous


Rainbow News and Notes A Women’s Collective in New Mexico

Established January 1990

Upcoming Events August 25th.-October 13th,Rainbow Artists Opened Themed Exhibit, Unitarian Church, 3701 Carlisle NE.

September 17, 6:30pm. Rainbow Meeting. Program will be presented by Kiva Loans. Kiva loans lends people from all over the world a helping hand to start a business through micro lending. We need a facilitator for this meeting. Sunday September 9. We Art The People Folk Art Fest, Robinson Park ( 8th Street & Central Ave.) 10am-4pm. Several of the Rainbow Artists, including the Apron Project, will be selling their wares at various booths.

Rainbow Artists is calling out to members for someone to act as RECORDER of business at our meetings. Any volunteers out there? This is an important function to help us keep track of our intentions, ideas, proposals, etc. and communicate them to members in the Newsletter in order to promote follow up, continuity and participation.

Statement of Purpose We are a New Mexico-based multi-racial, multicultural, multi-generational collective organized to support, promote, and encourage all women to pursue all expressions of creativity. Our Collective will enhance our creativity and our community by enriching ourselves with knowledge of one another’s works and the work of artists not in Rainbow Artists. We do not intend our dues or hanging fees to restrict any woman from membership. Membership is open to those who endorse this statement. We will continually improve our art, our relationship with one another, and our association with the community. We will keep abreast of exhibits, performance opportunities, contests and grants. Working together, we hope not only to gain financial support and recognition for our individual art forms, but to create projects which benefit our group and our community as a whole. Our Collective evolves from working together with understanding and friendship. Our strength comes from our multi-racial, multi-cultural, multigenerational membership.

2011 Rainbow Artists Council Exhibitions Grace Collins 341-4354 Treasurer Shari Adkisson 242-7227 Website Joan Fenicle 771-4007 Publicity Joan Saks Berman 265-5157 Outreach Thora Guinn 842-6196 Newsletter mailing Judith Kidd 243-6174 Newsletter editors Jackie Hertel 265-2339 Nova Denise Also use these emails which are easy to remember:

Rainbow News and Notes A Women’s Collective in New Mexico

Established January 1990


August 20 6 pm Meeting at RGCF (from Thora Guinn)

Joan Berman will be having a retrospective (from her stock of framed photos ) show at the Peace and I'm sorry if you didn't go to the gardens yesterJustice Center (following Eliza Schmid's show), day. We enjoyed being there with Jackie who loves from early August for the entire month. the plantings, the atmosphere, and growing one's own food so much. It was fun to sort out the produce now being produced. And I enjoyed everyGinger Quinn will have a booth at Globalquerque, at one taking care of me, particularly since I didn't sort the Hispanic Cultural Center. Dates, Friday, Sept. out that it would be chilly for an old person. Probably 21, 4 p.m. to midnight. Saturday, Sept. 22, 10:30 I would have had a chill if Martha hadn't taken off her a.m. to midnight. (She closes up about 10 jacket to give it to me. And the rest of the gang who p.m.) This is a wonderful world music event and helped me up and down the hilly parts, thanks. Nice we're fortunate to have it in Albuquerque. Check that Marge came down from the hill and thanks for out the website for the lineup of music. the ride, Shari. Eliza Schmid now has a solo show at the Main Library in Albuquerque. It is on the first floor in the space reserved to the left of the fiction. This Rainbow Artist is one of the most active of our group and an inspiration. She says these pieces are mostly abstract. Eliza also has work at the Rainbow Artists Show at the Albuquerque Unitarian Church and she recently had pieces of an inspirational nature at the Albuquerque Center for Peace and Justice. Thora Guinn sold a piece from the show at St. Michaels and All Angels. It was purchased by Theo and Breeze!

Paper and the Makers - Eleanor Traubado and several other artists will show paper works at LERMA STUDIO 10101 2nd Street NW, Albuquerque

Regina Held has a proposal for Rainbow members. She states: this summer, I developed and successfully taught a “Business of Art” class which was divided into three individual sessions. I asked $ 35 per class. I would like to offer this to Rainbow as a one day seminar with very special rates per person. In fact, Rainbow can charge more than this to generate revenue as long as I receive the amount below. I would ask Rainbow to promote this class, collect the registration fee and then pay me with a check.” We can discuss this at our September Meeting. Thora states: I went to the Unitarian Church yesterday where our new show is hanging. It looks very splendid thanks to the efforts of Shari Adkisson. She was there early to take in our work and stayed late to direct the hanging. What a girl! Here's an insufficient thanks from all, if I may say it. At the start of the service, Suzanne Visor introduced us and there was time after the service to speak to those who stayed. We appreciate the opportunity to show the pieces that we created bit by bit. As I understand it, we can take people who want to see our work to the church, but it is necessary to call the church and make arrangements.

Rainbow News and Notes A Women’s Collective in New Mexico

Established January 1990

ISEA2012 Albuquerque: Machine Wilderness The 18th International Symposium on Electronic Art, exploring the discourse of global proportions on the subject of art, technology and nature. This is an international symposium held in Albuquerque this year. There are various venues and locations, check with 516 Arts for the tabloid magazine available listing all of the activities during the month of September. Rainbow Artists member Suzanne Visor will be at the Balloon Museum as it hosts some of the ISEA2012 activities.

Thousand Cranes for Hope and Healing is a new project inspired by Art Abandonment. It's mission is to send hope and healing messages in art to those who are facing serious life and health challenges by folding cranes, sending cards and well wishes to anyone who wishes to receive them. So far, TCFHH has sent several strands of cranes and cards to recipients nationwide and would love to have more creative people involved in the project.

Meeting Calendar October 15 , 6:30pm. Rainbow Meeting, Thousand Cranes for Hope, make Origami cranes to be sent to those facing illness or need. Facilitated by Shari Adkisson November 19, 6:30pm. Rainbow Meeting, We need a facilitator for our second Critique meeting of the year. Bring works in progress for constructive critiques. December. Rainbow Artists Christmas Party. We need a volunteer location. Joan Fenicle has asked Rainbow Artists to try and find a replacement Webmistress. She feels she needs to step down after multiple years as our webmistress. Rainbow Artists has purchased the software that Joan uses on the website, and she will be willing to work with a replacement. Please contact Joan at 771-4007 if you would be willing to be trained as the new webmistress!

Rainbow Artists is a completely volunteer organization, and it will only be as good as the members who step up to be active and contributing members. Please do your part. We need members to facilitate and provide programs for meetings and need a new Webmistress. We also need venues for 2013, as we have no shows scheduled.

August meeting was held at the Rio Grande Community Garden. Hosted by Jackie Hertel. The weather was lovely, and everyone had a very pleasant evening.

First Unitarian Church, Aug. 25th to Oct. 13th

Rainbow Artists September Newsletter  
Rainbow Artists September Newsletter  

Rainbow Artists September Newsletter