Good day to our Monroe-Walton Center for the Arts Members!
Here's the list of our Members' Show winners plus a couple other announcements. Above you'll see a few of our winners that I was able to catch through the evening.
1 -- MEMBERS' SHOW
CONGRATULATIONS to our 2020 Members Show Winners - announced at our fabulous celebration Wednesday night...
Thank you to *all* who entered our show - it's great one because of your talent and willingness to share the wonder and beauty of art with our community.
And SO MANY THANKS to our Gallery Committee, headed by Shirley Yagrich, who works tirelessly to bring our community these wonderful shows. Much gratitude to: Sandy Blanchard, Carole Bowlden, Rebecca Braswell, Chris Goga, Sue Grilli, Jill Lingerfelt, Susan Pelham, Stephanie Ruby, Maribeth Schmeltzer, Carrie Soles and Mary Vogel.
The show judge was Dr. Katie Geha, Director of the School of Art Galleries, Lamar Dodd School of Art at UGA.
Come see the show soon - closes on January 31. For photos, see our Facebook page, please.
Best in Show: Homage to Gauguin, Katherine Summers
2D First: Magic, Barbara Barth
2D Second: Cat Dreams, Cindy Wood
3D First: Black and White Naked Raku, Linda Russell
3D Second: Vase #2, John Johnson
Functional Pottery First: Il Vaso di Flori,Sandy Blanchard
Functional Pottery Second: Stairsteps, Beth Trinh
Photography First: Last Day, Julie Bell
Photography Second: Lion, Renee Hraga
Fiber First: Cotton, Peggy Malcom
Fiber Second: Sea Turtle, Jill Lingerfelt
Youth First: Turtle in Glove, Paige Garvin
Youth Second: Kitty Litter, Clarissa Wright
* Honorable mentions:
Crystal Tree: Ian Bell
Morning Bath: Mary Vogel
White Stag: Susan Pelham
Blue Calm II: Alexis Hummel
Circle of Life: Missy Lindsey
Exploration: Julie Bell
Gentle Breeze: Michael Gibson
River Runs Through It: Sharon Enlow
Interior #2: Pat Zwarg
Mountain Bowl: Donna Campo
Our Regional Show is coming up in APRIL - please consider entering this juried show that is open to all artists, members and non-members alike.
2 -- BOARD POSITIONS OPEN
We have two Chairs open as of January 1 on our Board of Directors. Our board is a working board and each board position has its own committee and responsibilities to oversee. We have an interview process and orientation documents so you can have a clear understanding of what our expectations are if you are approved onto the Board. These are important - CRUCIAL - positions ... and again, we're reaching out to our members for your help. You don't have to be an artist to serve -- just a love for this place, agreement with our mission and the time & commitment to serve for a minimum of two years. You'll make new friends and be a part of a great team of creative, caring people!
3 -- NEW CLASSES
We've launched three new on-going classes reaching new groups - HERE.
Thank you all, once again, for you support for this place. I've heard this comment twice in the last 24 hours - "I wish I lived closer to Monroe so I could get involved here!"
art for all -
Hope Reese, director of Monroe-Walton Center for the Arts since February, 2017.