Calendar of Events 

Our calendar includes free and open to the public events along with member only events. We offer membership engagement events, speakers series, educational opportunities, exhibits, member only board meetings, and more. Registration is required for all events that take place on Zoom and most events that are in person. Select an event on the calendar to see details and register.

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Upcoming Events

    • 05/11/2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (EDT)
    • Register for Zoom Link

    NFTs Discussion & Networking

    May 11, 2021


    This event will be a casual event to discuss a chosen article and network with other members of the collaborating organizations. Donna Jackson, President-elect of WCA National will lead the discussion and is sharing two interesting articles with you to read before the discussion.

    Please join us!

    If you are enjoying these free events please consider a donation to help to support this program.


    Our Empowering Women Artists program is a collaboration between Huron River Art Collective, Women's Caucus for Art Michigan Chapter, and the Detroit Society of Women Painters and Sculptors. This program offers an invited speaker event every other month. On alternate months we will host a casual discussion and net working event.  All events will be held on the second Tuesday of each month at 7pm.

    Together, we support and empower women in their pursuit to gain equity in the arts, assure diversity, equity, and inclusion with a special interest in supporting women of color and all persons who identify as women.

    • 05/17/2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom - Register to receive link
    • 80

    May Speaker Series: Espacia Fotiu, Mixed Media

    May 17, 2021

    7:00 - 8:30 pm

    Espacia is an award-winning mixed media artist who is inspired by zen, philosophy, and human experience. She appreciates the beauty that is imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete. This inspired her to self-publish a book that allows people to interact with these concepts, as well as a way for her to diverge from her paintings. Since 2015, Espacia has participated in numerous local art shows and gallery exhibitions. After her book release at The RED Children's Museum in Detroit, she is now selling her book in local shops including Cranbrook Art Museum and The Yellow Door Art Market.

    • 05/19/2021
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom - Register for link
    • 19

    ArtShare: Let's Talk Photography

    May 19, 2021

    6:00 - 7:00 pm

    Hosted by Joe Lee

    Open to all Active Members

    Please join us for another evening of sharing ideas on composition and screen sharing. Send Joe any images you'd like to screen share to his email address:
    • 05/23/2021
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom
    • 96

    Annual Membership Meeting & Board Elections

    May 23, 1-3pm

    Our Annual Membership meeting is for all Collective Members. We are a member-led fully volunteer organization. Let's work together to make it what we hope it to be.  Please register to receive the zoom info to attend. 


    1. Meet and hear from board candidates  and learn about online election
    2. Committees year in summary
    3. Break out groups 
    4. Member comments/questions
    5. Consent Agenda: Budget review/approval, Annual calendar review/approval

    • 05/24/2021
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom - Register for link
    • 43

    ArtShare: May Book Club - The Art of Rivalry by Sebastian Smee

    May 24, 2021

    6:00 - 7:00 pm

    Hosted by Jan Burgess

    Open to Active Members only

    May's Book Club will be discussing "The Art of Rivalry" by Sebastian Smee.

    • 06/21/2021
    • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom

    Our monthly board of directors' meetings are open to all Active Members. To attend please email Lizzy Wilson at to obtain Zoom information or location.

    • 07/19/2021
    • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom

    Our monthly board of directors' meetings are open to all Active Members. To attend please email Lizzy Wilson at to obtain Zoom information or location.

Past Events

04/30/2021 Public ArtShare: Poetry & Art
04/30/2021 ArtShare: Poetry & Art Presenters
04/26/2021 ArtShare: Book Club - The Painter's Apprentice
04/23/2021 SIG: Critique - Abstract Art
04/21/2021 ArtShare: Let's Talk Photography
04/19/2021 April Speaker Series: Anthony Brass, Painter
04/19/2021 Board of Directors Meeting
04/13/2021 Empowering Women Artists: Speaker - Vic Bell
04/07/2021 ArtShare: Share Circle - Portraiture Painting
04/05/2021 ArtShare: Happy Social Hour
04/05/2021 SIG: Critique - Conceptual Art
03/24/2021 ArtShare: Let's Talk Photography
03/22/2021 ArtShare: Book Club - NINTH STREET WOMEN
03/18/2021 SIG: Critique - All Media
03/15/2021 Speaker Series: Joe Lee, Photographer
03/11/2021 ArtShare: Happy Social Hour
03/09/2021 Empowering Women Artists: Why Old Women Have Replaced Young Men as the Art World’s Darlings
03/02/2021 SIG: Critique - Watercolor
03/02/2021 ArtShare: Share Circle - Miniature Art
02/24/2021 Let's Talk About Photography
02/22/2021 ArtShare: Book Club - The Muralist
02/18/2021 SIG: Critique - Painting
02/15/2021 Speaker Series: Mia Risberg, Painter
02/15/2021 ArtShare: Share Circle - Fiber Arts
02/08/2021 Happy Social Hour
02/02/2021 SIG: Critique - Landscapes
01/25/2021 ArtShare Book Club
01/18/2021 Speaker Series: Barbara Melnik Carson
01/13/2021 Let’s Talk Photography / Zoom Meeting
01/12/2021 Empowering Women Artists - Discussion & Networking
12/23/2020 Let’s Talk Photography / Zoom Meeting
12/15/2020 Happy Social Hour / Zoom Meeting
12/07/2020 Share Circle / Zoom Meeting
12/01/2020 Empowering Women Artists - Suzanne Bilek Interview
11/23/2020 ArtShare Book Club
11/18/2020 Let’s Talk Photography / Zoom Meeting
11/16/2020 Speaker Series: Susan Clinthorne
11/10/2020 Happy Social Hour / Zoom Meeting
11/02/2020 ArtShare: Fiberarts Share
10/27/2020 Racial Dialogues Through Art
10/21/2020 Let’s Talk Photography / Zoom Meeting
10/19/2020 Speaker Series: Rusty Frentner
10/13/2020 Happy Social Hour / Zoom Meeting
10/05/2020 Share Circle / Zoom Meeting: Sculpture
09/23/2020 Let’s Talk Photography / Zoom Meeting
09/21/2020 Speaker Series: Ken Graning
09/21/2020 Board of Directors Meeting
09/20/2020 Fall Membership Gathering
09/15/2020 Happy Social Hour / Zoom Meeting
09/08/2020 Share Circle / Zoom Meeting
08/22/2020 Annual "Up in Smoke" Bonfire
08/19/2020 Let’s Talk Photography / Zoom Meeting
08/11/2020 Happy Social Hour / Zoom Meeting
08/03/2020 Share Circle / Zoom Meeting
07/14/2020 Game Day / Zoom Meeting
04/20/2020 Speaker: Katie Hammond
03/16/2020 Speaker: Barbara Melnik Carson
02/17/2020 Speaker: Darcel Deneau
01/20/2020 Speaker: Mary Bajcz
11/30/2019 Art Pick Up
11/29/2019 Fall Exhibit
11/28/2019 Fall Exhibit
11/27/2019 Fall Exhibit
11/26/2019 Fall Exhibit
11/25/2019 Fall Exhibit
11/24/2019 Fall Exhibit
11/23/2019 Fall Exhibit
11/22/2019 Fall Exhibit
11/21/2019 Fall Exhibit
11/20/2019 Fall Exhibit
11/19/2019 Fall Exhibit
11/18/2019 Speaker: Sophie Gillet
11/18/2019 Fall Exhibit
11/17/2019 Fall Exhibit
11/16/2019 Fall Exhibit
11/15/2019 Fall Exhibit
11/14/2019 Fall Exhibit
11/13/2019 Fall Exhibit
11/12/2019 Fall Exhibit
11/11/2019 Fall Exhibit
11/10/2019 Fall Exhibit
11/09/2019 Fall Exhibit
11/08/2019 Fall Exhibit
11/07/2019 Fall Exhibit
11/06/2019 Fall Exhibit
11/05/2019 Fall Exhibit
11/04/2019 Fall Exhibit
11/03/2019 Fall Exhibit
11/02/2019 Fall Exhibit
11/01/2019 Fall Exhibit
10/31/2019 Fall Exhibit
10/30/2019 Fall Exhibit
10/29/2019 Fall Exhibit
10/28/2019 Fall Exhibit
10/27/2019 Fall Exhibit
10/26/2019 Fall Exhibit
10/25/2019 Art Reception
10/24/2019 Fall Exhibit
10/23/2019 Fall Exhibit
10/22/2019 Fall Exhibit
10/21/2019 Speaker: Durwood Coffey
10/21/2019 Fall Exhibit
10/20/2019 Artwork Delivery Juried Exhibit
10/02/2019 Juried Exhibit Notification
09/25/2019 Exhibit Submissions Close
09/16/2019 Speaker: Robert Perrish
09/15/2019 Fall Mixer
09/04/2019 Juried Exhibit Submission
07/26/2019 Summer Exhibit
07/25/2019 Summer Exhibit
07/20/2019 Summer Exhibit
07/19/2019 Summer Exhibit
07/18/2019 Summer Exhibit
07/13/2019 Summer Exhibit
07/12/2019 Art Reception
07/11/2019 Summer Exhibit
07/06/2019 Summer Exhibit
07/05/2019 Summer Exhibit
05/25/2019 AAWA Field Trip
05/19/2019 Annual Meeting
04/15/2019 Speaker: Amy Ferguson
03/18/2019 Speaker: Tony Roko
02/20/2019 Colored Pencil Workshop with Dean Rogers
02/18/2019 Speaker: Denise Willing-Booher
01/21/2019 Speaker: Dean Rogers
11/19/2018 Speaker: Pat Langner
11/17/2018 Prep Images Wksp
10/15/2018 Speaker Program: Joe Mazzola
09/17/2018 Speaker Program: Pamela Day
09/17/2018 Board Meeting
09/16/2018 Fall Mixer
08/23/2018 Life Drawing
08/21/2018 Life Drawing
05/18/2018 AAWA Committee and Board Art Show Reception

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