Member Art Works: Liz Roetzel

IWCA member Liz Roetzel is a multi-media artist presently living and working in South Bend. She has lived all over the country, doing many interesting jobs and making her art. Liz selected works from her Snake Bowl series to show here.

“I began painting them after I received a “visitation” from a snake in my apartment in Chicago. I’m convinced it was from my dear brother who had died a few weeks earlier, telling me to face my fears. Simultaneously it was about rebirth (his then, and mine in various subsequent life changes.) Over time I also came to recognize it as a symbol of healing, flexibility, and resisting temptation. “

Art Share Second Sundays

Join us at Art Share this Sunday, July 10 at Good Shepherd Montessori School 3-5 p.m. 1101 E. Jefferson Blvd., South Bend Indiana 46617

Members and prospective members can attend and bring their work. We welcome discussion and connections with our artist members.

Next month’s Art Share will take place Sunday, August 14 at South Bend Museum of Art 3-5 p.m. 120 S Dr. Martin Luther Kind Jr. Blvd. South Bend Indiana 46601

Members and prospective members will tour SBMA’s current exhibition and then discuss their own work.

IWCA at SBMA and more…

Seventeen IWCA members have work represented in Around the Bend, at the South Bend Museum of Art. The exhibit will run through June 26, 2022. Pictured (clockwise from top) are works by Liz Roetzel, Susan Ward and Jessie Lentych Lloyd.

Kay Weshues with her recent work at ART SHARE, Sunday, June 12, 2022

IWCA continues to offer opportunities to share work in progress at our monthly ART SHARES. This month we met at the South Bend Museum of Art, toured the Around the Bend Exhibit, then gathered to see five artists present their most recent work. This is a casual, relaxed setting for showing what you are doing, or just taking a look at what other members are up to. Keep your eyes open for the next ART SHARE on IG and Slack.

IWCA Monthly Art Share

IWCA is initiating an Art Share opportunity for our members each month from 3-5 PM at Good Shepard Montessori in South Bend.


Monthly Art Share 3-5 p.m.
Sundays:               April 10          May 15 (third Sunday)             June 12 2022
Join us from 3-5 pm the Second Sunday of each month to discuss and appreciate each other’s artwork. 15 minutes each will be spent on 6 artists. Show up even if you don’t sign up.
Follow the link below to RSVP to share your work.
https://forms.gle/N8xWUjDLmhCzdvGv6
This is a great opportunity for social interaction, sharing our creative energy and artwork. Hope you can join us!
 Good Shepherd Montessori School, 1101 E. Jefferson Blvd., South Bend, Indiana 46617 

Here are a few photos from The March 13 Art Share:

Scholastic Art Awards: IWCA recipients

THANK YOU to Ruth Andrews and Kay Westhues for selecting the 2 IWCA Award winners from this year’s Scholastic Arts Exhibition. 

Recipient 1: Portfolio: Leia Huddleston, Grade 12, Clay High School – we chose to award her portfolio (art) entry. She was so prolific and talented.

Smoking Kills

Sing Act Dance

Liquids Smooth
Better Luck Next Time

Recipient 2: Rachel Williams, Grade 12, Mishawaka High School, for her drawing African School House. The detail in this drawing was just beautiful.

African School House, Drawing
drawing detail

Reciprocity March 4 – April 3, 2021 Virtual Opening Reception: March 5, 6-8 PM

CHICAGO — Woman Made Gallery (WMG) is pleased to present “Reciprocity” juried by Barbara Ciurej and Lindsay Lochman. This exhibition includes 21 woman-identified and non-binary artist pairs anchored in photography and image-based practices and considers the reciprocal relationship between each pair.

The exhibition is on view at the gallery and online. A virtual opening reception is planned for Friday, March 5th, 6 – 8 pm via YouTube and Zoom. Registration is recommended. Please visit WMG’s website and follow social media for more information. All works available for sale are listed on WMG’s webstore.

Kay Westhues

In Conversation (2021)
archival inkject print
13 x 19 in.
$350
Gina Costa

In Conversation (2021)
archival inkject print
13 x 19 in., framed
$350