July President's Message
Dear Fellow Artists,
There is a LOT going on in the next few months for the Art Association. First off, due to staffing issues at the library, we can no longer stay past 8:00 p.m. so we are changing the start time to 5:45 p.m. to allow for our usual segments: mingle, meeting and demo.
Also remember the library has air conditioning, so if you skipped the last meeting because it was too hot you missed out! Plus, those who showed up got first dibs on the upcoming events. Just sayin’.
On July 11, we will be hanging an art show at The Cooler, a locally owned craft brew tavern, located at 1517 E 14th Street in San Leandro (see p. 4 for participation details). The show will run approximately two months. We will have a reception in early August and we can start getting the word out about ArtFest 2019 which is in September and takes place in conjunction with our library gallery show. The July Artist of the Month contest will determine which three pieces of art will be used on our marketing material for ArtFest. Three winners will receive $50 each. Bring out your best work!
On July 25th, we will be hosting a craft table and having a small art show at the Downtown San Leandro Improvement’s Truth Thursday event. It will be a test run for our new grid set. I will be looking for volunteers to help with set up, manning the booths and take down (see p. 4 for participation details). We will also be presenting our initial run of children’s art greeting cards. The sales of the cards will go into the Dorothy Cunningham Art Grant fund.