President's Message

Old West & Rodeo Art Show

February 28, 2016

Do you know a young or beginning artist who needs encouragement? One of our strongest points as a group is how the Guild nurtures artists who are just beginning to know the joy of creating art. Don’t be shy about inviting that person to our meetings and shows! Also, we would appreciate it if our members would be willing to take copies of our newsletters and prospectuses to places where they know artists hang out, or whom you think might support art. Invite them to join you at a meeting.

Don’t forget to bring in your drawing for the brochure contest! Details are in the enclosed flyer.

The Old West Show is coming up fast and we are going to need a lot of assistance from our members.  We are going to need all of our members to sign up to help with the show and to sit during show hours. At Receiving,  we will need two people to coordinate Receiving. This is a two-person job: one person checks the art and makes sure that all the paperwork is done before sending the artist on to Alice to pay for entries. In addition, we need someone to step up and persuade all the artists entering the show to sign up to sit at least once. Also on Thursday, we need at least six members to help log in the entries and four runners to put the art in categories. On Friday morning we will need runners to help set out the art for our judge, and then on Friday Afternoon, we need strong, able-bodied help to set up the standards and hang the show. On Wednesday the 22nd, is our artist reception and award ceremony, so please sign up to bring in finger foods and come to the reception! Invite your family, friends and customers to see your art! Finally, on Sunday afternoon we are going to need more able-bodied artists to assist in taking down the show. Our art show will only be as good as the support you give and I know I can count on all of you to step up and volunteer.

 

Happy New Year in 2016

January 10, 2016

What does the future hold for Clovis Art Guild? This is a great art association with the potential to do a lot for the local art scene and for our members. One of the things that make the Guild special is its reputation for being a friendly, welcoming group. As the oldest art association in the Fresno/Clovis area the Guild can be a force for helpin...


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Creating An Art Culture In Our Community

September 27, 2015

I hope you are all ready for our Fall show. I know we can make this a great show. Don’t forget also to think about helping out with the show. Signup sheets are available at the meeting. Dates to remember are on page 2.

It’ seems to be “begging time” again to ask our members to step up and serve as officers to the Guild. Any group is only as strong as its members are. While it is true that in most groups 10% of the members do 90% of the work, I just know that one of our members will...


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NOTHING IN LIFE IS CERTAIN EXCEPT CHANGE

September 27, 2015

Well, this certainly has been a month with a lot of unexpected changes. We no longer have the Window Gallery at Sierra Vista Mall as the new management company is going to be taking the mall into a direction that won’t allow room for our art in their empty storefronts. I do hope that many of you will take advantage of the opportunity to share your work with the Sunnyside Library patrons. Why put art in a local library when you can’t post prices on it? Because this is a way to raise publ...


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Taking Stock

August 2, 2015

Wow! The year is more than half over for the Guild. We only have three more meetings left. I feel that this has been a productive year for us. On the minus side, several of our members have had to retire to assisted living homes and now have difficulty getting rides to our meetings. On the plus side however, we have already had two fabulous shows, the Old West Show and the Miniature Works Show. We accomplished getting our EIN number and registering with the State of California and are on th...


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Peer Association And Review Is Important

June 29, 2015

When I started to take my art seriously, I knew that peer group association was important for me to grow as an artist, but finding the right art group to join was a little frustrating.  Why is it so important to associate with other artists? Well, although you can create art in a vacuum, if your art is never evaluated by your peers, you may simply be stuck repeating the same type of art and art subjects at the same skill level forever. Peer groups challenge us to stretch our skills, reach f...


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It's Later Than You Think!

May 28, 2015
The Old West Show looked wonderful this year (what littlie I got to see of it!). Thank all of you who helped put it on, and thank Jerome Grimmer for agreeing to be our judge this year.  We had two beautiful sculptures to show off, and we sold a painting right off the receiving floor! Congratulations to Bev Elrod who sold her 1st place-winning swans! The  Miniature show will be here sooner than you think so I hope you are all “thinking small” already, because receiving will be the last Sat...
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Here It Comes!

April 2, 2015

The Old West Show is coming up fast and we are going to need a lot of assistance from our members.  We are going to need all of our members to sign up to help with the show and to sit during show hours. Mary Ann Ferstl has agree to understudy Jackie during receiving, but since this is a two-person job,  we sure could use someone to step up and persuade all the artists entering the show to sit at least once. Thursday, we will need members to help log in the entries and runners to put the art...


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In 2015

November 8, 2014

Last night we installed our window display at Sierra Vista Mall for October/November. It was so much fun with all the members who participated. And the good news is the display looks fabulous and it only took an hour to set up! On November 13th, we will be putting up a display that will last through January. The mall window gallery is our opportunity for all of us to remind the Clovis/Fresno residents what the Clovis Art Guild gives back to our community and to see the Guild as a cultural a...


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Let's Keep In Touch!

September 18, 2014

Wasn’t it wonderful to finally find out John was okay? This is a wakeup call to remind all of us how It is easy for us to lose track of members when we fall ill, especially if our family or close friends don’t know to let the Guild know about it. Please remember to put our Sunshine Chair Sandy Gunn on your list of friends to call so you family will know we worry about you! Sandy’s phone no is 916-4328.

With October coming up we all need to be thinking about officers for 2015. We badl...


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