The big news is that the MLAA’s 65th juried Fine Art Show will go on! Barbara Conley has graciously joined me as co-chair of the art show committee. Despite a late start we have secured the Opera Hall in Sonora as a venue for the weekend of September 28, 29 and 30. Members, former members and previous exhibitors will receive our Prospectus in a few weeks. Information will also be available on our website. We need volunteers to help with this event. Together we can make this a memorable event showcasing the great art talent this community has to offer. Attend our next meeting for information on volunteer opportunities.
The next Mother Lode Art Association show will be in 2018!
Fall Art Show Report.
By Renetta Hayes and Louisa King
Our 64th MLAA Art Show is now history and all went
well thanks to many of you who volunteered.
This year we collected $2,470 in entry fees from 117
entries, 91 of which were members and 26 nonmembers. Thanks to all of the Sponsors and Donors. We received $1500 in sponsor money, the large contributors were Betty and H. Randolph Holder and Black Oak Casino. We also received many gift certificates and donated pieces for the raffle baskets. We had 30 raffle baskets and a wonderful selection of items. We received art and other items from members for the raffle from Barbara Conley, Chris Halley, Louisa King, Merla Frazey-Jordan, Renetta Hayes and Terrie Schultz. Other members who contributed money or gift basket items were: Barbara Farkas, Barbara Young, M.J. St. Claire, Joyce Schoettgen, Laurie Lehmann, Louisa King, Maureen Nolan, Pamela Mejia and Sydney Taylor. Many businesses also donated money and raffle items. The show is such a good opportunity for the public to get acquainted with our association and see some of the fine art produced by our local and out of area artists. Please do not be offended if you were a contributor and your name does not appear here. We do our best to keep track but sometimes things show up at the last minute and we lose track. Just know that everything that was donated was very much appreciated.
Best of Show was won by our own, Marta Magistrali with her rabbit sculpture. She also took a 1st place in ceramics with Alexis Halstead taking a 2nd and 3rd.
MLAA presented another successful Art Show. A huge "Thank you" to all the members who volunteered to bring it all together and to the participants, without whom it would not be possible!
Congratulations to the Award Winners!
Congratulations to the Award Winners!
Art Show Planning Committee Report By Louisa King, (Chairperson)
Things are coming together well thus far. The committee has had three meetings so far with the first meeting held Monday, May 9th at the Aloft. There are several MLAA members serving on this committee and all are doing a great job. We have created a budget and publicity has been put in the paper and sent to art groups. The Prospectus and Sponsor letters have been mailed. As we are getting nearer to the October Show, more help will be needed.
We were able to secure the use of the Opera Hall at a discounted rate for the week of Oct. 24th through the 30th with the reception held on Friday, Oct. 28th with the show to follow on Saturday and Sunday.
Two jurors, Tina Moore and Tony Segale have been secured and contracts have been sent. Joan Cardoza, last year's Best of Show winner has generously donated a watercolor for our Grand Prize raffle drawing. You have all been sent 12 tickets for you to either sell or buy yourself. Will you please also donate a painting or piece for the raffle baskets. Items, monetary donations, or frames in good condition can be dropped off at The Aloft, or phone Linda Happle or me. The posters and
cards are in the back room of the Aloft and need to be put up in local businesses. Thanks to Terrie Schultz for designing the posters and getting them printed. At the same time, you could give the business a Sponsor letter and ask for an item for the raffle baskets. We really need your help.
Thus far twelve of our members have signed as committee members. We welcome and thank each and every one of you to attend the meetings to help where you can. So far special thanks go to Renetta Hayes, Barbara Conley, Loretta Pagni, Kitty Davids, Teresa Bond, Lorna Hunt, Sulastri Linville and Rich Linville, Terrie Schultz and of course our Linda Happel.
As a last note, a show of this caliber costs a lot to put on so make sure you have your membership up to date and you are working on producing some wonderful artwork to enter.
Thank you for all of your help.
Planning for the art show is coming along and this year's show will be held at the Opera Hall, our favorite destination. Please think about what you can offer for the raffle and if you know a business or individual who would be willing to donate to the cause, please contact Louisa King at firstname.lastname@example.org or Linda Happel at email@example.com.
The 64th Annual MLAA Art Show is going forth!! A brave soul and veteran has stepped forward to head this years event, Louisa King. We cannot thank her enough and we could not ask for a more skillful, dedicated chairperson. Louisa was art show chair years ago.
However the show cannot go on without lots of help. We need many volunteers to step up and help bring this show to life. We have good ideas from our meeting in January but if there are additional ideas please feel free to e-mail either me at firstname.lastname@example.org or Louisa at email@example.com.
Again, THANK YOU, LOUISA!