Worthington Area Art League – announcements 8/31/17

This is the last announcement for August.

Hope everyone has an enjoyable Labor Day Weekend. Next announcement end of next week. Probably will not be much except for a reminder about the meeting.

Membership renewal is progressing quite well. You will get a personal reminder if you have not already renewed. 36% have already renewed. Reminder #1 is due out next week.


>>>> Next meeting – September’s Speaker

You all are speakers this month…

for our Annual “Show and Tell” night. This is the opportunity for you to share something you have been working on over the summer. It may be something new to you, a continuation of your work or just something you love and are having so much fun with. What ever you like. We all want to see what you are doing!

Please bring 1 piece to share with the membership.

Ruth Ann Mitchell, Artist
Vice President
Worthington Area Art League


>>>> Message from the President

Renewal Time – See Chuck Zelms at the meeting or website artinview.com

The league is still in need of a member to volunteer to oversee the BUSINESS VENUES. responsibilities: Pass around a clip board for members to sign up to exhibit. Contact the person that is to go in and remind them of their opportunity and give directions and information. (I will provide this) About the number of pieces and if there is a contact person at the location. Contact the person who is to take their art down and give them a reminder. Send emails after their scheduled time and confirm they have completed their task. (phone calls can also be done instead of emails) Provide a list of who is on display to the president to put on the agenda. Please call or email Diana Andrews (president) to ask questions or accept this opportunity to be a blessing to the league members and the local businesses.

Info from board meeting:
~Officer change: There were a few questions on when our league places the new officers for the term. Some confusion because of having the meetings during the summer months now. The term coincides with the membership fees. September – August.
~to keep membership fees the same as last year $30 for member and $40 for family
~Speakers to be given $60 and members that are speakers $volunteer bases
~May scholarship potluck to keep with a sit down at tables and with the members bringing side dishes and league providing a lazanga or nice meat. Also, keep the monitary award to Worthington Christian High School, Thomas Worthington High School, and Worthington Kilbourne High School the same as previous years.
~December/Christmas potluck to keep with a sit down at tables and with the members bringing side dishes and league providing main dish. Looks like last years theme was a hit so start practicing on your game show skills!!!
~There was some announcements last year about Pop Up Galleries at the MAC. The league asked that you contact them directly if you are interested.



>> June 24 the Central Ohio Plein Air (COPA) painted in Granville. While there, the Granville area Chamber of Commerce (officer) approached several of the painters to find out about COPA and WAAL. It appears we can help them while helping ourselves. After many emails and phone calls we are on their books for two great events.
>> Sept. 16 8:30-Noon We have four tables/chairs and two tents at their FARMERS MARKET. No fee or commission. We can display our group signs, have paintings and group and personal business cards. He would like to see folks painting at the tent but can also be nearby. We will be at the chambers tent (as their feature group). They support a different small business each Saturday.
>> Oct. 7 Noon-6 (maybe to 8pm) We will be given the tents and tables at one or more of the following locations: Opera House Park (corner of 37 and Broadway), Buxton Inn, and Granville Inn. This will be during their ARTWALK. Get this!! During Denison University’s Homecoming “Big Red Weekend/alumni weekend”. There will also be the Bryn Du quilt show event on that day.
>> The Chamber contact is looking into publicizing our group and location in their hand out bags, emails to alumni, and through their normal artwalk publications. Again, free to us.
>> I will ask that you RSVP (by Sept. 11 and Oct. 1) so I can give the Chamber a heads up for set up. Diana mla7962@aol.com <mailto:mla7962@aol.com>


Sean Wang will be conducting a Workshop at the McConnell Art Center September 8, 15, 22, and 29 (Friday’s) from 10-1.
“Painting with Sean”
This workshop is now full, but it is anticipated that it will be repeated in November as an evening session for those that are interested.

Sean is a very versatile painter in both portrait and plein air painting.
We are fortunate that he is willing to share his method of painting with us.

Anyone interested in signing up for the November evening workshops contact Sean by email to place your name on the list.


Video of Sean Painting


You are invited to attend a 4 Day workshop
Four Fridays in September.

It will be four Fridays–September 8, 15, 22, and 29
at the McConnell Art Center Studio Room
from 10 am to 1 pm each day.

Your total cost will $50 for the ENTIRE WORKSHOP of 4 days.

You should bring your painting supplies and be prepared to do personal painting.

Sean will be demonstrating his choice of palette,
method of composing, application of paint, use of brushes and other painting tools.

The workshop will be limited to 12 participants
to allow time for Sean to work with each participant
and for adequate room in the studio.

To reserve a space, send Sean an email.
wwllart@gmail.com <mailto:wwllart@gmail.com>

The first 12 to reserve a place in the class will be notified.

Standbys will be accepted.

Payment for the workshop will be directly to Sean.


>>> Seascapes and landscapes




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