I am reviving this blog for the purpose of conveying information on "Celebrate the Arts" which will be September 24th. I did not want to bog members down with a long email blast about it if they were not planning on participating, and we won't have any business meetings before September 24th to get more of the word out. So below, hopefully, those of you who are interested will have all your questions answered. If you still need more, just give me a call at 772-581-8281, or cell 772-584-9169. Please let me know via email or phone call if you plan on participating and would like us to bring your painting to the show. And if you want to see a little history up to August of 2014 of the SRAC Art Center which I was Chairman of for a few of years, read on after the message and click on "older posts."
CELEBRATE THE ARTS
Sponsored by the Cultural Council
Saturday September 24, 2016, 10-4:00
Riverside Park (near the Museum) in Vero
Re: Sebastian River Art Club's participatio
Dear SRAC Members:
All SRAC members are welcome to show one piece (possibly more if room) of work in the SRAC Club's 2 tent spaces . There is no charge, and you must either bring it to the show or leave it at the Art Center beforehand.
SRAC members who also hold Artist Memberships ($75) to the Cultural Council get one booth space free also, but are only allowed to show their own work in their tents, according to CC rules. We all will be showing in tandem, 5 to 7 tents, so should be great exposure for us, and should be a lot of fun.
Set up will be at 7:00 the morning of the show, and all helping hands will be appreciated.
If you are interested, you must:
- Let me know via email or phone call so I can put you on the list
- Provide a business-card size info with 1) your name; 2) Title of work; 3) Medium; 4) Price; 5) Phone number(s) you can be reached at
- Bring your painting to the Art Club beforehand or to the show before 9:30
- Prefer paintings below 24” so there's room for everyone, and works are not too heavy
A few members met with me to toss around some ideas for CTA, and notes on that folllow below:
Each CC member is entitled to “pitch” their wares/club/organization for 20 minutes in a big tent provided by the CC. Our wonderful Scholarship Chair (and talented speaker), Stephanie Lovallo, has agreed to do that for the Club, talking about all we have to offer, our philanthropy, our friendly members, past and future activities, and the Art Center. Other participating CC members are entitled to “pitch” their work also.
Hopefully we will have plenty of literature to show and pass out (volunteers needed to get that going and printed), and perhaps large photos of our gallery space, office, work room, building, etc. many visitors have not a clue who we are and what we have to offer.
Member and lovely Saturday Open Studio model Pat Ligouri has graciously offered to play her harp during the event!
I don't think that will be a problem, as lots of our members have said they will be there—the more the merrier to chat up our club! But if you plan to stay all day you may want to bring a chair.
The Club will refer potential sales to the artist, unless you have made arrangements with someone else to handle it for you.
Although all artwork will be handled as carefully as possible, SRAC volunteers assume no responsibility for damage or loss of the works of those artists who will not be present. Unless you will be bringing your own work and be there all day, please do not give us anything that is very heavy. Smaller works are preferred, although last minute we may have room for bigger works outside the tents.
RAFFLE/OTHER INTERESTING IDEAS TO DRAW PEOPLE TO OUR TENTS
This is under discussion, and we are seeking some good ideas. Send them to me.
I hope most of your questions are answered, if not just call or email me. 772-581-8281, cell 772-584-9169.
Looking forward to working with you all.