This is the promised set of announcements for 8/17. You are receiving this from the new membership email. Please make a note of the email It’s new . . . this is the second item you have received from it – and the first “announcement”. Add it to your contacts list and to your “this is not spam” list if you have such a thing.
And with that here are the few items that have arrived since 8/3.
Membership renewals are moving along well. 68 out of a possible 153 have renewed! Thank you! If you have questions contact Chuck Zelms
And if you have something to share with your fellow art league members send a “ready to send” message of text via email to Remember to keep it simple. Plain text is best. Avoid special fonts and colors – – – Keep it so it can be “cut and pasted” into an email like you see here. Attachments are great. Keep them “web ready” – – – avoid sending “print ready” files – – – they are usually too big. Jpeg and pdf files are best. If you have a website that has the information send the URL to that site with a text introduction. I will do my best, but remember, I do not always read everything you send so your typos will get passed on. I edit on occasion if I see something obvious.
Next announcement is planned for Monday 8/27. 
And it might be the last one from me until just before the September 13 meeting which is at 7PM at the Griswold 777 High St. Worthington (the usual place and time). This is the time for you to share “what have I done this summer” via one piece of art you have created in recent months.
>>>> A message from your outgoing president (of the art league)
Hello fellow Members
I would like to thank you all for all your help, encouragement, and supporting me during my stint as vice president and then as president.  I have enjoyed learning and growing during giving back to you all.  I have enjoyed learning from you all and making new friends.  Thanks for the very kind card and gift card.   
Make room for me in the back row!!  lol   ~~Diana Andrews
>>>> Next meeting September 13 7pm
This is the time for you to share “what have I done this summer” via one piece of art you have created in recent months.
777 High St.
Worthington, Ohio


WAAL Inspired – All members annual juried show
Call for Entries for the WAAL show at the Church at Mill Run
Eligibility:  All Members
Entry Fee:  $15 per artist for entry of up to two 2D pieces
Judge:  Mary Jane Ward
Awards:  BOS, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 5 honorable mentions
Location:  Upper Arlington Lutheran Church at Mill Run, 3500 Mill Run Dr., Hilliard, OH 43026
Entry Deadline:  Friday, Sep. 7, 2018
Take In:  Wed., Sep. 12, Noon to 2:00 pm and 6:00 to 7:00 pm 
Reception:  Sunday, Sep. 16, 2018, 2:00 to 4:00 pm
Take Down:  Oct. 31, 2018, Noon to 2:00 pm and 6:00 to 7:00 pm
Viewing the Show:  The church is open Sunday through Thursday7am to 9pm.
Entries:  Entries accepted via post or email by Friday, Sep. 7, 2018.
>>Email to Ann Kete at
>>Postal mail to Ann Kete, 1248 Windham Rd., Columbus, OH 43220
Attached:  Printable entry form and show rules.  
>>Your phone number and email address will be published on the program along with your name, the pieces’ titles, prices, and media to enable buyers to contact you.  All sales are conducted directly between buyers and artists. No commissions will be taken.
>>All pieces must be framed (or wrapped canvas) and ready to hang with wire hangers.  No sawtooth hangers.
>>WAAL membership dues are due September 1st.  Your membership must be paid to enter.
Volunteers Needed:
We need people for take-in, take-down, and setting up there refreshment table for the reception.  Email Beth at
Beth Veldey and Ann Kete, Co-chairs
see attachment
>>>> Opportunity!!! Riffe Lobby Gallery


There are a few spots left for artists to sign up.  Exhibit is January 11-February 25. The art will need to be collected prior to hanging and myself and one other person will be taking to the gallery.  Per their request.  There will only be 36 pieces on display ~ 1 painting per artist  ~ frame size limit 23H x 16W, ~ 10lb limit ~ add 20% to cost for Riffe’s expenses ~ tag request will come later
The exhibit in the main gallery will be artist that will be showing diptych and triptych works.
The gallery will send out info on social media and have post cards.  
The Riffe staff will display a framed sign with info about our league.
The league will be providing them with our brochures and business cards.
Email me so I can add you to the list.  ~ Diana Andrews  ~
>>>> More opportunities to exhibit your art work
WAAL Venues available to display your artwork.
Attached to this mailing you will find the sign-up sheet that is filling up. There are several opportunities in the coming months to display your art.  
Please call, text or email me if any of these look interesting to you.
Of course the sign up sheet will also be at the WAAL meeting this month. Thanks for being willing to “paint the town” with your art!


Howard Van Cleave
Worthington Area Art League member
Voice/text:  614-404-7076
>>>> Opportunity!!! Granville Farmers Market
Saturday, September 15th from 8:00 am -12:00 (noon)
North Main street & Broadway  (they will close off the Street – near Denison) 
(tents and tables are provided)
The city of Granville features an organization/business each Saturday and we have the privilege to be the focus on September 15th.  There is multiple ways they are advertising we (WAAL, COPA, & OPAL) will be displaying/selling and plein air painting at the event. 
Last year I believe 5 paintings were sold.  One right off the easel!  If you have a display stand, please bring it with you.
Please email me so I have an idea of how many people will be there so I can divide up the space or direct you to an area beside us to set up.  
Thanks ~ Diana Andrews ~ ~ 614-395-1869 cell/text
>>>> Even more opportunities
Justin Dancing Hawk is pARTicipating in the Veteran’s Exhibition in the middle of October.  
See attachment for information on submissions. Maybe an opportunity for you too.
>>>> Frederick Ripley on exhibit
For the month of August, I am delighted to offer two exhibits in the Columbus area, both in well-lit venues with very easy access.  Details are below, and on the attached flyer.
One is at the Worthington Municipal Building, in historic Worthington on the north side of Columbus.  The address is 6550 High Street, several blocks north of State Route 161 and High Street, on the east side of High (there is a dedicated parking lot).  The building is open to the public from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM weekdays.        I have 25 photos on the second floor, images taken in Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio, and Indiana (representing CSX and Norfolk Southern operating on the former Baltimore and Ohio, Chesapeake and Ohio, Louisville and Nashville, New York Central, Norfolk and Western, and Southern Railway).

The other is at the First Merchants Bank in Grandview, an appealing area just north and west of downtown, at 1460 Grandview Avenue (just south of the intersection of Grandview Ave. and 5th Avenue, on the east side of Grandview Ave., also with a dedicated parking lot).  The hours are Monday-Thursday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM;  Friday 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM; and Saturday 9:00 AM to Noon.   I have hung 23 photos throughout the lobby, taken in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Illinois, Iowa, and Missouri on my two favorite railroads, the ex-Pennsylvania Railroad and the Santa Fe Railway.  On Saturday, August 25, the building will be open for special hours, from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM, as part of the “Grandview Hop”.  I will be there and look forward to chatting with viewers!    See this link for a description of this fun event:    
I hope everyone enjoys the last part of summer, and I look forward to seeing some of you on August 25!
All Best, Fred R.
Frederick J. Ripley
Photographer Specializing in Railroad Subjects
Framed Original Work, Exhibits, and Presentations
PO Box 21491
Columbus, OH 43221
>>>> member kudos!
Wanted to let you know that I won an Ohio Arts Council Award for my chalk work at the Ohio State Fair’s sidewalk chalk competition.
Sheryl Lazenby
>>>> Opportunity to learn
I will be teaching a Still Life workshop this coming September 15, 2018.
Aida Garrity
See attachment
>>>> Thank You from Michael Cooley
I am very thankful for the opportunity to speak to WAAL last week on Thursday. I wanted to send you a letter for all members.
Thanks again for the opportunity,
See attachment
six (6) attachements I do believe.