July 2017 News

We are very excited to be updating our website.  Be sure to check back periodically over the summer to stay up to date on news and events as our planning unfolds.  Please click through the site in accordance with your interests or specific to your assigned tasks and give us feedback with regards  to what needs to be adjusted  / updated.

We hope you are having a great summer.
Keep cool and have an inspired month!

May 2017 News

President’s Message

News from the Board:
It’s amazing how quickly the year passes; we have only one more meeting before we take our summer hiatus. Our May meeting will be busy with the annual general membership meeting (voting in board members; voting for bylaws changes); presentation of our student scholarship award winner and critique of member’s artwork.  please bring one of your paintings for this critique.
The board will be meeting in June to transition positions and discuss moving forward. Many plans for next year are already in place; check the website for more information.  Programs, workshops and at least one exhbition are already scheduled.
We will be discussing other ways in which we can reach out and make ourselves visible to the community.
I wish to thank all the Board Members, Committee Chairs and myriad of other volunteers for their contributions to making this year so successful. Some of these members are very visible, other members are not so visible, but without all those actions, our organization would not run smoothly. I also want to thank the Nominating Committee for procuring Board Members and Committee Chairs for next year.
I am proud to serve as your President for another year. I have learned so much about our organization and so many members have helped me along the way.  Thank you!

Ruth Philliben

April 2017 News

President’s Message

News from the Board:

Only two more meetings to go and then we take a break for summer… how time flies! We just finished with our fourth membership workshop and had a wonderful time painting with Stan Kurth. He challenged us to push beyond our boundaries and trust our artistic selves.

On April 13, we will celebrate the spring exhibition award winners; and on May 11, we will be holding our annual General Membership Meeting. During that meeting, we will vote on Bylaws Changes & Board Member/Committee Chair nominations.

The AWA Board and Committee Chairs get together for a ‘retreat’ in June. We will be discussing ways in which we might increase our communication with members and potential members. If you have any suggestions, please feel free to share them with a board member.

“Nature is not only all that is visible to the eye.. it also includes the inner pictures of the

soul.” Edvard Munch

Ruth Philliben