# Worthington Area Art League – announcement 1/3/20 #
Happy New Year!
2020 will be a perfect vision year!
Just a few items this time. Next announcement will be on or about Jan 24.
>>>> Next Meeting – 7PM Thursday, January 9, 2020
Jan: Jeff Stahler, watercolorist, comics
777 High St.
>>>> Upcoming meetings
Speakers for 2020:
I hope everyone had a good holiday season. Joni Meeker (Vice President) and I are making plans to tackle some of WAAL’s challenges for 2020.
- Our membership numbers have decreased since last September. First, we’ll try to identify why some members did not renew. This is happening to local clubs of all types. We’ll let you know what we found out and what we think could be done.
- WAAL has had trouble filling our local venues month-to-month. We’ve heard from some of you that it’s a lot of work hanging collections with little return. We may drop a few venues and keep the ones where we’ve have had better traffic and/or success selling pieces. More information about this in the next few months.
- It’s been mentioned that we should have more shows and maybe some pop-up sales. We have a couple people working on finding some proper venues for shows. When we do that, we will need some volunteers to chair the shows. Please consider taking that responsibility for a show or sharing it with a friend. It’s a good way to get to know your fellow members by their faces as well as their work
Joni and I want to thank the people who help run WAAL and who have elected to stay in their jobs through 2020. May thanks to Ana Maria Atwood, Treasurer, Jane Moore, Secretary, Chuck Zelms, Membership Chair, Katherine Crowley, Social Media Communications, and Matt Anderle, Website Chair, Kat Bubenchik, Hospitality.
As always, send your comments and suggestions to President@worthingtonareaartleague.com
Beth Veldey – President
>>>Workshops – We are considering adding some workshops to the calendar and would like to know what artists or subject matter interests you. Email President@worthingtonareaartleague.com
>In 2019, some members expressed an interest in taking a workshop from Mark Gingerich. We can talk to Mark about the possibility but first would like to gauge interest of our members.
>>>Call for Entries – Bryn Du – Closing Jan 15th
Entry and show details here.
>>> Around Town
Don’t miss this at the Billy Ireland Cartoon Museum – November 2, 2019 – February 9, 2020, Tue-Sun, 1-5pm, Sullivant Hall, 1813 N. High St., Columbius
This exhibit features the original artwork created by Drew Friedman for All the Presidents, as well as his presidential-themed original art created for, among others, , , TIME, , , , , and TOPPS “Wacky Packs.”
Riffe Gallery – Closing Jan 10th
Ohio Arts Council’s 20-19 Biennial Juried Exhibition. Some WAAL members have pieces in the show. One of Veena Bansal’s pieces has been featured in the Columbus Dispatch.
Urban Sketchers has the following two open events in January.
Friday Jan 24 9 am at the Ohio Theatre for the Russion Winter Festival, 39 E State St. meet up with a group of people of all skill levels to sketch
Sun Jan 26 1 pm sketch at the Columbus Museum of Art. Free admission and meet up with group of people of all skill levels to sketch.
Brandt-Roberts Galleries has the following January events. Mark Gingerich is featured in a show starting Jan 9th.
New Fellowship or Residency
There is a new annual Residency and Fellowship program in honor of Aminah Robinson sponsored by Columbus Museum of Art and the Greater Columbus Arts Council. Details here.