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www.worthingtonareaartleague.com www.artinview.com Time for the promised set of announcements.
Here’s all the news that I’ve received. Next announcement on or about: January 8, 2021
With how the Holidays fall relative to our meetings this is the last one of these planned announcements for 2020. Hope your holidays are filled with pleasantries and you are able to keep the virus out of your life. Please stay safe! Wash your hands. Wear your masks. Keep your distance. See you next year!
>>>> Next Meeting – It’s next Thursday!
>>>December’s Program – Dec., 10th, 7PM via Zoom
Beth Veldey has created a program about art on holiday cards. She will show cards that were created by famous artists, some commissioned by Hallmark and some just for their friends. Some cards will be “guess the artist”. She will also show some cards created by WAAL members.
Zoom Link Topic: WAAL- General Meeting Thursday, Dec. 12, 7pm
Join Zoom Meeting us02web.zoom.us/j/82729823825?pwd=S3FLVi96NkJxdlZ5Y0lUU1d5QTJNUT09 <us02web.zoom.us/j/82729823825?pwd=S3FLVi96NkJxdlZ5Y0lUU1d5QTJNUT09>
Meeting ID: 827 2982 3825 Passcode: 091384
>>>> Community Venues – – – Space available!
We need people to sign up for a venue for January and February. These are available:
Sunny Street Cafe
Call Insurance
Lumes Family Eyecare
Worthington Dental
They can contact me at fgreen7723@aol.com <mailto:fgreen7723@aol.com> or venues@worthingtonareaartleague.com <mailto:venues@worthingtonareaartleague.com>
>>>> A Message from the President Happy Holidays! I hope everyone had a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving. Despite all of the year’s challenges, we have a lot to be thankful for, and a lot to look forward to as well.
>>>> Monthly Meetings So far this season we have had three excellent presentations that were delivered virtually: Our Show & Tell Meeting in September showcased the work of 17 of our members, who each had the opportunity to talk about their process. Chuck Zelms shared his photography portfolio during our October Meeting and discussed what he looks for in composing his stunning images. Aida Garrity described her journey as an artist and made recommendations for workshop and exhibit opportunities while showing some of her recent work during our November Meeting. All of these presentations were recorded and are available to view on our website. Roughly 40 people have already viewed our recorded presentations by. To view the recordings and subscribe to our WAAL YouTube Channel, please visit: www.worthingtonareaartleague.com/recorded-meetings/ <www.worthingtonareaartleague.com/recorded-meetings/>
>>>> Critiques In November we introduced a new opportunity for our members: we have begun offering Critiques. Justin Collamore led a lively interactive discussion of work by 10 of our members who use a variety of media that includes glass, oil color, pen & ink, photography, and watercolor. Our next Critique will be held on Thursday, December 17th at 7:00pm and should last about one hour. All mediums, in any stage of completion, are welcome to be shared and discussed. We hope you can join us.
>>>> Virtual Gallery We recently debuted a Virtual Gallery on our website. The interactive Virtual Gallery features selected works by our members that currently host portfolios on our website. You can tour the Virtual Gallery by using your mouse (on a computer) or your finger (on a tablet) at: www.worthingtonareaartleague.com/artist-virtual-gallery/ <www.worthingtonareaartleague.com/artist-virtual-gallery/>
>>>WAAL All Member – Winter Show We are planning a virtual show highlighting our new, online gallery in mid to late January. This will be a juried show with an entry fee. Development of the entry and payment system is in progress. For now, I have enough details so you can choose your pieces. You will need to wait until the online entry from is complete before entering. Beth Veldey is the show chair. If you have ideas for judges,  Contact Beth <mailto:VicePresident@worthingtonareaartleague.com> Some Details:
WAAL All Member Winter Show This will be an online show in a virtual gallery available through the WAAL web site. Size of Show – Maximum entries for the show is 100 pieces Entries per Artist – Each artist may enter two 2D pieces We are checking to see if 3D pieces can be entered and judged. Submission Instructions – Online entry system is in development and will be announced later Entry fee is $15 – Online payment option is in development Photos – Photos submitted must be of unframed work Image size – the longest side of each image must be at least 1,000 and no more than 3,000 pixels Information required for each piece: Title of work Artist Name Medium Size of piece Price or NFS (not for sale) Artist phone Artist email Judging – Judge is yet to be determined Awards – Best Of Show, 1st place, 2nd place, and 5 honorable mentions – Prize amounts TBD Sales – All sales inquiries will be referred directly to the artist. Commissions – No commission will be taken by WAAL Members Only – Your dues must be paid-up for the 2020/2021 fiscal year
>>>> WAAL Website & Facebook Pages Our website offers a lot of capabilities for our members and the public. Our Webmaster Matt Anderle reports that visits to our site have increased 36% over the past month with the most popular pages being our Artist Portfolios and our new Virtual Gallery.
We currently have 255 Facebook Followers. The posts that have received the most Likes this month were Thanksgiving themed artwork shared by our members, Judy Anderson’s exhibit at Sunny Street Cafe, Dana Grubbe’s exhibit at the Bexley Library, and the speakers at our monthly meetings. Please visit our Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/WorthingtonAreaArtLeague/ <www.facebook.com/WorthingtonAreaArtLeague/>
>>>> WAAL Exhibiting Artists
Despite our current challenges, many of our members continue to exhibit in public spaces and through juried competitions. WAAL held a group show at the Riffe Center alongside teh exhibit “Expanded Dimensions: The Quilt Surface & Design Symposium 2020” Justin Collamore was awarded 2nd Place in the “17th Annual Dublin Paint Out”. Judy Anderson exhibits her colorful paintings at Sunny Street Cafe at Sancus & Lazelle Roads through December 31st. Dana Grubbe exhibits her mixed media work at the Bexley Public Library through December 31st. Congratulations to the following WAAL members who were accepted into the Ohio Art League 2020 Juried Exhibition: Jeanie Auseon, “Floral Play #3”, acrylic Dana Grubbe, “RNA DNA” (diptych), mixed media Dawn Petrill, “I Wanted You to Know”, acrylic and mixed media The exhibit can be viewed at: oal.org/Fall-Juried-Show-2020/ <oal.org/Fall-Juried-Show-2020/>
>>>> Membership We are reaching the end of the 4th month of the membership year and only 65% of our members have renewed their memberships for the 2020-2021 season. Though current health guidelines prevent us from meeting in person, the League has been hard at work to provide fun and interesting forms of engagement for our members and by expanding our reach to the public. If you have already renewed your membership, thank you.
If you have not renewed your membership please visit our website at: www.worthingtonareaartleague.com/membership-renewal/ <www.worthingtonareaartleague.com/membership-renewal/> or contact Chuck Zelms for additional payment options. WAAL can only be successful with the support and participation of our members. And remember, WAAL memberships make great gifts.
>>>> Member on exhibit – VOTE FOR ME! Here goes! We’ll see what happens! Toledo Artists’ Club Virtual Holiday Show
www.toledoartistclub.com/current-exhibition <www.toledoartistclub.com/current-exhibition>
Please check it out & VOTE for me! See attached images
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