President Notes October 2018
We had a wonderful start to the new year with several of our artists bringing in their art to share. Tried to get group picture with their art but we were all to shy! We then watched “A New Way Of Seeing” from the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. Thanks to Rose Sutton for providing popcorn & cookies for our refreshments for the movie. The EAG Advisory Board, at their August planning meeting, decided to again put to member vote whether to keep amateur/professional together or to again separate for our Annual Fine Art & Photography Show.
We would have one Best of Show that we now have & hopefully 1st, 2nd & 3rd would stay the same with both devisions having one each of the three prizes. The amounts of the prizes & the number of merits will be dependent on sponsor contributions. We were able to cover divided awards in the past so, if the majority of members vote to go back to amateur and professional being judged separately, that hopefully will not be a problem.
I encourage all members to come to our meeting to have their say in the vote. When it was voted to have amateurs and professional together, it was decided to address it with another member vote in a few years so that is why we’re doing this now.
2018-2019 YEARLY DUES are now due.
Mailed Newsletters will continue to be mailed to paid members only.
We ask that members let us know if they can access the NL on line & do not need a mailed copy to save postage.
Ballots will simply be checking:
# 1. Circle to keep amateur/professional together
# 2. Circle to separate the two groups & have separate judging and awards
ARTIST OF THE MONTH
Our artist of the month will be past president, Wally Grant. Wally is an extremely talented photographer that has traveled the world capturing wonderful shots of people, places and everything else that catches his eye!
Sharon Moss & Barb & Wally Grant will provide refreshments for our October Meeting.
Valerie Gaddis, a real estate appraiser and Realtor from Shelbyville, has practiced some form of needle arts since the age of seven. Beginning with embroidery, knitting, crocheting, sewing, crewel, counted cross stitch and now diving head long into the world of processing local wool fleece. Having grown dissatisfied with imported yarn, Valerie learned how to scour, comb, card and spin fiber into yarn which opens the door to a Pandora’s Box of dying and weaving.