Saturday, March 3, 2012

March newsletter

Murfreesboro Art League Newsletter March      
     Top ‘o the mornin’ to ya (or afternoon, or evening!)  It’s hard to believe it’s already March and 2012 dues are DUE!  In fact, for returning members, if you want to exhibit with us at the Rotunda, dues must be paid by March 19 (in about 2 weeks!!)
   Speaking of the Rotunda – It will run from March 27 – May 4, which is over a month this year.  You may enter up to 3 pieces, and the information for each needs to be to Phyllis ( by Fri, Mar 23 so we can make matching pre-printed tags.  No changes may be made after this date.  The following should be included:  Name of piece, artist, medium and price.  The price cannot be included on the tags, but it will be included in the list behind the desk in case someone is interested in a purchase.  The reception will be from 3-5 on April 5.  We need to bring finger foods and mingle with the guests.  Rev. Newsom has agreed to play.
   You need to RSVP if you are taking the encaustics class in March BEFORE SUNDAY if possible.  We need to order supplies!
   April will now be pastels by Katie Plummer.  She only allows 10 per class so she can do more in depth teaching.  It will be first come/first served so sign up quickly.  Each person might just get to attend ONE class in April.  If less than 30 sign up, we’ll rotate people through again.
   We will NOT have an artist of the month at the Linebaugh library for the months of March or June due to other commitments by the library. 
   Our wine and cheese tasting event is rapidly approaching.  Our wine guy that we had did not work out.  Does anyone have a connection to get wine donated, or cheap in return for publicity?
   Smyrna is getting artistic!!  They now have an arts commission.  Contact Phyllis if you are interested in helping with this.  Also, we have a full time gallery now.  It is called EarthSoul Gallery and has mostly abstract works.  It is at 307 Hazelwood Dr.  Our own Claire Smith will be a featured artist there in April, and she will share the honors with an artist who features back yards.   The title of the exhibit will be “Outer Space.”
   We just set up for the MidSouth bank display last Monday.  We filled 5 of our traveling screens this time.  It will run through March 19.  Thanks to all who helped set up!
      Heloise Shilstat was one of the featured artists at the Symphony today.  Congrats!  Also, Susan Chaffin will have a traveling photography show.  Way to go!
REMINDER:  If you have business to discuss during one of our classes, please take it outside.  The instructors deserve our respect and attention during their valuable time.  Many of them are giving us a huge discount over their normal rates, and we are truly grateful!
   There is a new group for artists in Murfreesboro (A.I.M), which plans to have a juried show and work with area youth.  They will meet on this Fri at 5:30 at the Attic School of Art.

Upcoming events: 
·   Now  - Mar 19 MidSouth Bank show
·   Mar 5, 12, & 19 Encaustics with Beth Moore
·   Mar 19 - Dues are due
·   Mar 23 – Info for pieces at Rotunda is due
·   Mar 26 board meeting AND member meeting
·   Mar 27 – Rotunda exhibit starts (11-5 set-up)

Interesting things:
·   The Frist center is currently having some interesting exhibits AND a special call-out to area artists.  We want to do a field trip.  Any takers?? 
·   FREE online class (Mar 27, 31, & Apr 7 from noon to 3 our time):  Go here to register: The Essentials of Painting Rocks

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