in review: it was a pretty good year all told; although we were very
sad to lose Dottie Arave who had been a mainstay of the club for many
years. Dottie was a talented artist who always made the time and
effort to support the Guild. For many years she handled Pick of the
Month (our informal monthly art contest) and did a wonderful job.
Christmas we participated in the Clovis 100 year centennial first by
sponsoring a Christmas tree to which we donated ornaments. Our theme
was “an old fashioned Christmas). Then members put up art in the
VIP room at Sierra Vista Mall when the centennial committee held its
reception. We were able to continue with our window gallery at Sierra
Vista Mall through the holidays and hope to be able to do the same
three of our shows did respectably well with entries and again our
Miniature Works show sold art from the window gallery at the Mall.
Our art receptions for the Old West Show and the Veteran’s show
were well attended, although we could have used more artists showing
up to receive their awards. We also started a picture scrapbook for
the Old West and Veteran’s shows which can be downloaded from our
Butler has done a wonderful job with our scholarship program and
Central Valley Community bank has consented to sponsor this program
so we can encourage young artists from local high schools at both the
Old West and Veteran’s shows. We ended the year with a positive
balance of about $1,500 in our checking account and of about $1,200
in our savings account.
October will be our last official meeting, there will be one more
newsletter in 2012 to announce the results of the Veteran’s Art
Show. This year the newsletter began running a series of guest
articles on copyright which everyone appreciated, and were followed
up by guest articles by some of our demonstrators. We hope to be able
continue to provide our members with more articles on art techniques,
internet and business tools in the coming year. We also
started our own web site www.clovisartguild.com –
many thanks to Ma Ly for stepping in and becoming our web master.
Clovis also has its own e-mail address now: ClovisArtGuild@att.net.
February, March, April, and May our demonstrations were very well
attended and many attendees brought in lots of art for Pick of the
Month. Sadly, that attendance fell off drastically during June, July,
and August when the hot weather kept a lot of artists home hiding
under the air conditioners!
looking forward to a great year in 2013 and I hope you are also!
In : President's message
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