“CFWC Keeping Up With The Times"

​​California Federation of Women's Clubs

CONVENTION ARTS & CRAFTS SHOW

MARY LOU BENZEL

OBJECTIVE: To encourage member’s creativity and contribute to the art education activities in their communities. Participation in the arts helps to raise public awareness and connects Members and Clubs to their communities, while educating and promoting the achievements of women in the arts.

GFWC Emphasis: “CREATIVITY IS CONTAGIOUS, PASS IT ON.”
The GFWC Arts Community Service Program encourages members to promote and support arts activities in their clubs, schools, and communities. It is designed to inspire clubwomen and ignite within them a desire to make their world a more beautiful place. As Edgar Degas once said, “Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.” The goal is to create programs and projects that include music, literature, dance, drama, theatre, and other arts-related areas, both traditional and innovative, that cause the world around us to see and feel what they might have only once imagined

FOCUS:
Develop art opportunities for people with special needs and foster youth community art.
Host student art contests at local Clubs and invite the public to the “Art Shows”.
Community and District Art Shows and Contests give recognition to the unique artistic talents of GFWC Members and Students via awards and certificates.

HOW TO ENTER the CFWC Arts & Crafts Show:
Arts and Crafts entries shall be submitted by category by the District Art Chairman using the contest Entry Forms and Pre-registration Forms which may be obtained at www.CFWC.org – Chairman – Arts. Or by contacting Chairman Mary Lou Benzel at mbenzel@att.net. Please return via email to this chairman by April 15, 2019.

STUDENT ART CONTEST CATEGORIES: One entry per District per category.
Graduating Senior (Scholarship)
Grades 9-12; Grades 6-8; Grades 4-5; Grades 2-3; and Grades K-1
Special Ed Students: Grades K-8 and Grades 9-12

CFWC CLUBWOMAN CRAFTS Contests- One entry per District in each category:
Quilting Hand
Quilting Machine
Apparel Sewing
Knitting
Weaving
Crochet
Counted Cross Stitch
General Crafts
Trash to Treasure
Glass: Stained glass, Fused Glass, Blown Glass
Sculpture, any media
Pottery
Jewelry
Basketry
• Other Needlework (Embroidery, Needlepoint)

CFWC CLUBWOMAN ART CONTEST- One entry per District per Medium, Category & Level:

WATERCOLOR: PORTRAIT/SCENIC/STILL LIFE: novice and advanced
OIL or ACRYLIC: PORTRAIT/SCENIC/STILL LIFE: novice and advanced
CHINA PAINTING: novice and advanced
DRAWING AND PASTEL (includes pencil, charcoal, pastel, ink, and similar)
MIXED MEDIA (includes two or more media in the same work OR collage)
THREE-DIMENSIONAL ART
         (includes sculpture, assemblage, art pottery, & similar media)
DIGITAL COMPOSITIONS AND COMMERCIAL ART
         (includes digital collage, posters, and similar)