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To All Members of RAA,
Reading Art Association is a great organization filled with lots of tradition and history. Next year is our 60th year, our Diamond Anniversary. Not many organizations can say that they have lasted 60 years and together, we will continue to grow and prosper.
We are going to have a beautiful and successful Spring Show, combined with the Reading Garden Club. This should be a wonderful show and we hope to see members there.
There are some openings on the board that need to be filled. The openings are: Mixed Media, Judging which involves getting judges for the 2 shows, and we can always use more people to help out with hospitality. There also may be some Executive Board positions.
In order to continue with this great organization, we need all the help we can get from our members. We want to continue the traditions that have made Reading Art the prestigious organization that it is and in order to do that we need everyone's help. If you are interested in a board position, speak to a board member at the Spring Show or e-mail Rosemary Palmer, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Rick Corbett, email@example.com.
You can also contact RAA through your webmaster at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I have enhanced the software in the RAA Gallery to show thumbnail photos of the paintings in a scrollable window at the bottom of the screen. You can now find and select a work that you are interested in, click on the thumbnail, and go directly to the image. You can still start at the beginning by clicking on the box with the RAA logo in it. Stepping through the images still works the same way it did, click on the left side of the image to go back, and click on the right side of the image to go forward.
Check it out here --- The Gallery.
The Tewksbury Community of Artists (TCA) presents a monthly exhibit at the Tewksbury Library with a different theme each month. This month's theme is 'WEATHER= FLORAL'.
You can find out more about the TCA at their web site http://www.tewksburycommunityofartists.com/. Below is the TCA press release for the exhibit.
This is an early reminder for the upcoming monthly art show at the Tewksbury Library. The theme is 'WEATHER= FLORAL". In other words, April showers bring May Flowers. The show will be put up on May 9th and run to June 13th. all artists are welcome to submit work. I will attach the application and guidelines. Please follow them. The application can be copies and put into an e-mail to send to me with all your information. Please send your info to me as soon as you choose your pieces and at the latest by May 5th. I will make up ID cards for each of the paintings. There will be a reception in the Fairgrieve Wing on the Sat. following the set up, May 13th from 10 - 11. It is an opportunity for the public and artists to meet and view your artwork.
These monthly shows are open to members and non-members of the Tewksbury Community of Artists who sponsors the shows each month. Members may submit up to 5 pieces of art free and non-members may submit up to 3 pieces with a donation to the TCA of $5.00/ submission.
Looking forward to the beauty of spring.
Coordinator for the TCA Monthly Library Show
The Haverhill Art Market is looking for artists to show at their
marketplace. I have posted their message below. For more information
contact Justin Gordon
justingordon at comcast dot net
Here is their message:
Hi Reading Art Association,
My name is Justin Gordon and I'm writing for the Haverhill Art Market. I'm hoping to interest your club members in our monthly, fine art, marketplace.
We're a non-profit group who's mission is to provide an inexpensive, indoor, market where fine artists and fine artisans can sell their work. We're a juried market and we assure a standard that is not crafts. With a space fee of only $35 we offer a 10 foot space in a 'gallery opening' setting complete with coffee, munchies, and a pleasant atmosphere. We've been operating since May of 2015 and our vendors have consistently been pleased, even on a slow day when it was near zero degrees out. Typical selling points have been between $20 and $400.
We would like to enhance our market with more fine artists that wish to sell their work. We're at 90 Washington Street, Haverhill, next to 'The Tap' restaurant. Here's our contact info for applications and information:
The Reading Art Association is now part of a new movement in Reading, Arts Reading. This is a group of concerned Reading citizens who represent various cultural groups in Reading. The goal of the group is to carry out the recommendations from the Cultural District Exploratory Study from Fine Point Associates, dated November 2014. In 2014, a study was completed that did a survey of the cultural resources in Reading with an eye to the possibility of creating a Cultural District in our town. The study presents some ideas about how to enhance the cultural aspects of Reading, and in response, we have created the steering committee called "Arts Reading" to implement some of those ideas. You can view the complete study by clicking on the link below:
Reading Culture Report FinePoint.pdf
Arts Reading has its own web site, www.ArtsReading.org. Take a look to see what other cultural events are happening in Reading.
The Wilmington Arts Council announces the continuation of our new acrylic painting class. Many artists have changed over to acrylic painting from oils and watercolor. Acrylic paint is water soluble, dries faster than oils and watercolor and can be over-painted. Steve Greco, a professional acrylic painter, will be teaching the two and a half hour class at the Wilmington Arts Center on Monday mornings-from 9:30 to 12 noon. The arts center has lots of room, and a wonderful blend of artificial and natural lighting. The cost of each class is $15, payable monthly. For more information and to sign up, call Jean Chang at 978 886-9224.
Jane Crane, 30 McDonald Road, Wilmington, MA 978 658 9798
On Dec. 7th Melrose Arts will host an evening with monoprint artist, Sharon Whitman. This FREE demonstration takes place at The Milano Center, 201 W. Foster St. @ 7pm. Any questions please call Deb @ 781-665-5840
For more information about Debra, see her web site www.debracorbett.com
For more information about MACA, see their web site http://www.melrosearts.com/index.html
Sometimes there is news in the arts that might be relevant to our membership, but it is of a very short term nature. Here today; gone tomorrow. I thought it would be good to post some of those now and then. Since they will be brief entries, I have called the spot "Snippets".
I needed a place to put the dynamic news in a way that is more timely than the events that are posted in the Latest News box on the front page. So I have created a news feed space of sorts next to the Latest News box. In the new space I hope to put more dynamic news from Reading and her surrounding communities. It will come and go more frequently than the event links, so check back often.
The Latest News box that you are familiar with will still be there. Simply click on the links in that box to see the event photos, download show information, etc. This is an experiment to keep the RAA membership better informed of what is going on in a more timely fashion.
Same great information; new format. Let me know
what you think.
Workshop is held the second and fourth Saturdays at the First Church in Bradford Ma.From 9 am to 12 noon. Contribution is $5.00 (not mandatory) Instructors are Mark Hayden, Joan Rademacher, and Dena Carbone. For information call Dena at 603-382-1083