Message for January & February 2017
It is hard to believe that I am writing this as my first newsletter for 2017 - time does go fast. I do hope everyone had a wonderful holiday. Thanks to Jimmie Grann and her team for our 2016 year as a growing art association. I know that everyone of us have very busy lives, with family, work, and still finding time for our art. But I truly appreciate folks that continue to find a little more time to give back to this organization for various events that we sponsor throughout the year. Even though it is only January, I already appreciate the various members that have stepped up to support the board and other necessary roles for our meetings throughout the year. So Thank You Very Much.
Our meetings will be every 2nd Monday of the month, 6-8PM, except there will be no meeting in August. Boni Canning will be sharing a calendar of exciting and different speakers scheduled for the year. For our January meeting, we will have Terry LeMoncheck from the EDAC association. She will be sharing information about EDAC and how all art organizations can learn and benefit by working together and with each other. I think it will be very insightful for all artists, but particularly those who want to showcase and/or sell their art in shows or galleries. If you are planning to participate in the Studio Tour, this presentation is a "must" so please plan to attend.
We have already started planning for our 2017 Studio Tour and Membership Show and they will be here before we know it. There are a few critical dates to remember regarding the Studio Tour:
• The first date is January 11th - James Canning has volunteered to open his home studio to photograph up to 5 images per artist for Studio Tour publicity. If you struggle with taking quality pictures of your art for this show, please take advantage of this opportunity. There will be a $10 charge for up to 5 images photographed to be paid to James. To schedule an appointment time, please email him directly at email@example.com
• The second date is January 15th - if you plan to participate in the 2017 Studio Tour, your application and membership dues (if not paid already) are due to Sandy Allie. You can also bring your application to our January meeting.
• March 13th General Meeting - The ST Brochure is being designed by James Canning and the board will be reviewing the final draft in our February Board meeting so that a final version can be brought to the membership at the March meeting.
• Other key dates will be shared in our meetings and via email as they occur.
We will start our new year off with the first Art Challenge of 2017 and suggested pictures that can be used for inspiration will be brought to the January meeting. Hope you will participate - it is always fun to see another artist's interpretation of an image and great to share with fellow artists. We also start January off with a new venue at Visions Realty in El Dorado Hills where 2 to 3 artists will be showing their work for 3 months running. If you want to participate, please contact Ken Mahar to get your name on the wait list.
Our Newsletter will be every other month starting this year. Jeanine Robb will continue to be our newsletter writer so please provide her with any information, via email, you want to share with members on shows, classes, awards or other art related information.
I look forward to this year with lots of art opportunities, fun experiences, and getting to know each other better.
January 9: Terry LeMoncheck: Terry has worked in arts management for over 20 years and currently serves as Executive Director of El Dorado Arts Council. Prior to joining EDAC, she led Pasadena Arts Council, serving as Executive Director from 2002 to 2015. She has held administrative positions at a number of leading institutions, including the 1993 Los Angeles Festival, the Music Center of Los Angeles County, and Center Theatre Group (Mark Taper Forum and Ahmanson Theatre). She has worked independently on projects
for USC/Annenberg School of Communication, where she helped launch the Getty Arts Journalism Fellowship Program, and the Art + Design Media Forum series for Art Center College of Design. At Pasadena Arts Council she also oversaw the AxS Festival, a biennial citywide arts and science collaboration in Pasadena and launched the “City of Art and Science” initiative. She has served as a grant panelist for municipal, county and state arts funders, has appeared before legislative bodies to advocate for arts funding, and delivered public remarks about creative place-making and the creative economy. In addition, she has worked as a writer, editor and researcher on literary projects, including the 1997 bestseller The Climb: Tragic Ambitions on Everest, and served as Chair of the Parent Advisory
Board of Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering.
February 13: Suzanne Bell: Suzanne is an artist working as a painter, mosaic artist and art teacher. Her background is in psychology with an emphasis in fine art and education. She is currently teaching in the public and private school setting as well as offering classes in her private studio in Placerville.
Suzanne works in a variety of mediums including encaustics, acrylics, watercolors and mosaics. She enjoys exploring different mediums and she works in a visionary abstract style which allows her to create with what she calls “a child-like freedom.” Painting is her passion and her paintings come from within following a free flowing approach. Her greatest source of inspiration is her love of materials. In Suzanne’s words: “I love to paint! I absolutely love the experience of seeing what paint can do. My intent is to be open to the painting experience, to allow the brush, the paints and my ideas to dance together. Therein lies the truly wondrous experience of painting.”
All members interested in participating in the 2017 Spring Studio Tour, please be sure to submit paperwork, images, participation fees no later than January 15th. Call to Artists and Application can be downloaded on the EDHAA website. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions. The studio tour dates will be May 20-21, 2017.
Reminder: 2017 EDHAA membership dues is now due. Please submit your membership dues to Marilyn Rogers as soon as possible.
Due to changes to the newsletter starting in 2017, please let Jeanine Robb, email@example.com , know If you still wish to have your classes/workshops advertised in the newsletter. As indicated in Jimmie’s message, the information will be much more concise and uniform. Members with new classes/workshop, please feel free to contact Jeanine, as well, with your class information. Please include EDHAA in the subject line of your email.
Happy New Year!
Welcome to new members: Barbie Smith, Laura Caron and Edward Mallory.
Please share your good news for the “Members’ Corner” section of the newsletter. Email your information to Jeanine Robb, firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include EDHAA in the subject line.
EDHAA General Meeting
Minutes December 2016
Minutes of the December 12, 2016 EDHAA General Meeting:
The December meeting of the El Dorado Hills Arts Association was called to order on December 12, 2016 at the Senior Center by President Jimmie Grann.
Jimmie thanked the members of the old board for their service and introduced candidates for the new Board. The new Board was unanimously approved by the members present. The various committee chairpersons were mentioned and thanked.
Kathleen will continue as treasurer, but would like to be replaced, so the position is available.
Some of the members brought in their paintings that had been used in the Challenges. Each person talked about their painting, their art and themselves. A drawing was held for the poinsettia plants that had been purchased as decorations.
A pot luck dinner was enjoyed by all.
Minutes submitted by Pat Woodward, Secretary.
Call To Artists
CLASSES and WORKSHOPS:
Art Classes and Studio Time:
- Adult and Children Oil Painting classes: all levels.
Contact Barbara by emailing her at email@example.com or by phone: 916-984-4649.
Patricia Martin Osborne:
Contact Patricia Osborne for workshop and class information – 408-691-1553
firstname.lastname@example.org , www.patriciaosborne.com
Monday Morning Painting Group
The Monday Morning Painting Group meets at 10:00 AM in the Senior Center which is the old fire station at the corner of Lassen and El Dorado Hills Blvd. All media are welcome. Contact Jackie Stevens at 916-933-2814 or Pat Woodward at 530-672-6971 for details
Encaustic Workshop with Linda Nunes:
Beginning Encaustic Workshop will be held at Verge Center for the Arts, 625 S Street, Sac on Saturday, January 21 from 10 - 3 pm. Cost is $130 for Verge members and $150 for non members. Contact Verge at http://www.vergeart.com/classes/encaustic-workshop/ for more information and to reserve your seat.
Other Workshop opportunities: Several workshops are being offered during 2017 through Sacramento Fine Arts Center. Instructors include Suzanne Bell, Birgit O’Connor, Myrna Wacknov, and more. Visit http://www.sacfinearts.org/workshops.html for more information.
If you know of any local or “travel” workshops that might be of interest to our members, please contact Jeanine Robb, email@example.com. Please include EDHAA in the subject line.