Watercolor by AWA member, Mary Van Deman. For more of her artwork visit http://maryvandemanfineart.com/
Greetings AWA Members! Its time to go through your paintings or to make that big effort to do the ultimate painting for the next AWA show. Digital entries are due in 7 weeks, but don’t put this off until the last minute.
We’re trying a new venue this time in the West Valley Art Museum, which is actually inside Peoria City Hall. Because it is a public space, the city will be inviting members of the public to attend our reception and there will be extra efforts at publicity for this event. There is also a lot of space, so juror Bev Jozwiak and I have been talking about a show of perhaps 80 paintings. This is a good time to earn points toward signature membership.
I will also be looking for people who are interested in helping to check in paintings, to help with the hanging and to plan the reception and awards presentation. There is a rod system in place, so hanging should be easy but will take time with so many paintings. Send an e-mail if you’d like to help.
Let me know if you can’t open the Fall 2014 Prospectus Rev 3 or if you have other questions. Complete details about framing and matting will be sent to all accepted artists.
What are you waiting for? Grab that brush and get to work.
Jeremy Jones - firstname.lastname@example.org
The attached painting is just another fun thing to consider as part of the rules changes. This is a watercolor on scratch board! Basically, everything but the black is scratched off a white panel and then the white areas are painted. You can do this in a way the creates a texture on the white area that influences the look of the painted area.
Dear AWA Board members and Committee Leads,
Just a gentle reminder that the Board and the General meetings take place on Thursday, May 8th at the AAG Building 18411 N. 7th Ave, Phoenix. It is located near the corner of 7th Ave. and Union Hills. Two important events will be taking place. First of all there will be a short business meeting during which time new Board members will be elected. A vote will be taken to hold a short business meeting in October to vote on a few updates, corrections to the Bylaws and Standing Rules. Second, there will be the annual critique. The critiquers this year are Stan Kurth and Jo Toye. Be sure to bring a painting to be critiqued.
The Fun Table and sign ups and registration for the 2014-2015 AWA year will start at 7pm. Snacks will be served and you will have time to socialize with fellow painters. The meeting starts promptly at 7:30pm. Please plan to attend. A quorum of members is necessary to hold the election.
The Board meets at 5:15 for a short social and the meeting itself starts promptly at 5:30. Board Members, be sure to be there to wind up the year.
Have a happy summer and do lots of painting.
The announcement below is an example of the notices I receive in hopes that they will be passed on to members. Unless something changes, the deadline will be May 1 and our members will miss a chance at the $10,000 prize. Betsy Dillard Stroud is the judge and she thinks the communication about this has been limited so our members have a good chance at winning. Doesn’t it seem that a few of our members would like to know about this sort of thing? Isn’t it value added to know AWA will keep them informed about opportunities? We don’t have to send out every add, but a place to post short summaries with addresses for members to follow up on their own would seem to be a benefit to members. We almost did this once before, but nobody offered to monitor and post the announcements. At that time they were just going to be 3-line summaries in the newsletter. One option is to collect the announcements and type a summary page once or twice a month and then send that to Casey to post on the website. However, someone would need to spend an hour or so per month to make that work. The easiest thing to do would be for all of us on the board and committees to forward any opportunity that warrants being shared to a single who would e-blast groups of opportunities o members when deadlines near or there are enough to make up a message. The e-blast would be titled “Member Show Opportunities” or something similar so people don’t even need to open them if they don’t want to.
This was going to be discussed at the last meeting, but we ran out of time…
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