Friday, August 28, 2009

Summer is almost over

Summer is almost over and I hope that everyone enjoyed it to the fullest. It is also time to start looking at the upcoming year with the FCAA.

Twenty FCAA artists will be exhibiting their work at the Blanche Ames Gallery at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Frederick. The exhibit opens Sunday, September 6th and a reception will be held Sunday, September 13th from 12:30 to 2:30. Judy will be contacting you about refreshments. The show closes September 27th.

I want to thank everyone who submitted work. A special thank you goes out to Carol Silkwood and the congregation for this opportunity and their support of the FCAA.

Member’s meetings start again at 7:30 on the second Monday of each month. In September, this will fall on the 14th. It is a tradition that the September meeting centers on greeting new members and providing them the opportunity to introduce themselves and show us some of their work, so if you are new to FCAA, please plan to attend and bring your latest creations in for us to see.

In October, Shawn Butcher, Director of the Frederick Cultural Arts Center, will present a program on increased opportunities for FCAA members. Dianne Sibbison will present a program on preparing to exhibit in November and there is the annual Christmas Party in December.

Besides our Members Show at the Delaplaine in January, there are several new exhibition opportunities if we can find people to chair and organize them. My goal for this next year is to do everything possible to promote greater attendance at meetings and get more participation in committees. Our success as an effective art organization depends on active participation.

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