Friday, September 25, 2009

Frederick County Art Association faces new challenges

The Frederick County Art Association faces several new challenges this year.


Annual Board Member elections are in November and members are encouraged to submit nominations as soon as possible. Current officers are:

President - Patrick Hiatt

Past President - Barbara Gere

Vice President - Karen Peacock

Recording Secretary - Peter Plant

Corresponding Secretary (Newsletter) - Kristin Simanek

Treasurer - Jeff Gere

Nominations for all offices are open. While most current officers are willing to take on another term, I have talked to our Vice President, Karen Peacock and she regrets that her work schedule makes it imposable to participate in our programs and activities.

The Vice President is responsible for organizing programs for our monthly meetings and heading up publicity for our activities and events. We definitely need someone who is willing to take on this important office. Please talk to your member friends and help find some one to take over this job.

Frederick County Art Association Website

Don Dunsmore, our association webmaster for the last 10 years, has indicated that he will not be able to maintain the FCAA Website after January 1, 2010.

The FCAA applauds his providing this valuable volunteer service for such a long time and we understand his desire to hand this job over to someone new.

So, the FCAA needs a new webmaster.  Our association’s visibility on the internet is an important requirement in this digitally connected world. Members therefore are asked to make suggestions on how we can meet this challenge in the future.

It is my personal belief that the association needs a website committee with more than one person to share this task. It’s a big job and sharing the load would make it easier.

New Exhibit Opportunities

New opportunities are constantly opening for FCAA members to exhibit their work.

Ron Roos is currently looking into an invitation to exhibit FCAA art work by Buckingham's Choice, a continuing care retirement community located in Adamstown. They regularly have art done by residents, family members, friends, etc. displayed in one of the main hallways in the community center building, and they are always looking for new displays.

We have a similar invitation to do the same at Victoria Park, a senior community, at Walkersville. They are also interested in holding arts exhibits for their residents and welcome small groups of artists who would enjoy showing their work to and talking with them. Anyone wishing to participate and chair this opportunity should contact me for more information.

Patrick Hiatt

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