Thanks to Donna for forwarding my e-mail I have had a good response so far folks have offered 15 tables and dozens of candle holders. We still need more tables, I am calling friends to see how many I can round up. I will bring the material to the next meeting to measure and cut. I may have to stash the tables in the basement until after the big read reception, but I think I can get the table cloths measured and cut the day of our board meeting. I may ask for a little help himing.
Thanks everyone for working together and creating such a great art show. I put a few video clips together to let others see what they missed!
I think we need to congratulate ourselves on another impressive show. Ignoring the rain and the broken horsehair piece in the window, I think it was a successful event, and we should be proud of what we showed the people who entered our . I also think we need to thank those who made it all work. I know I will leave someone out as I do not know everything people did, but I hope you will add to this to make it complete. Thanks to:
I just wish Marjorie could have been a part of it.
Here is the plan of the Rosemary Clooney Festival Weekend: We have been given the Conference Center to use from Fri. 9/25 through Sat.9/26.
Fri. hours are from 5-8p.m. and Sat. hours are from 10am-5pm. We must come up with a floor plan for the exhibit. Therefore we need to know exactly how many artists are planning to participate.
Visual artists will need to bring their own hanging panels. Any tables you may need for small prints, sales/breceipts, etc. will be set up for you if you let me know! All artists should plan to set up their art on Thurs, afternoon 9/24 and take down on Monday, 9/28. I will be here to help with all the preliminary arrangements, but Jim and I are leaving for Charleston SC early 9/24. Toby will be communicating with the potters and Ken with the visual artists. Duff Giffen will delegate the key to the conference center to either Toby or Ken. The City is doing all the set-up of tables and area arrangements for us. It is the busiest and most popular weekend of the year in Maysville. The city is also including the art show in all of its advertisements and publicity for the weekend. If I have not already heard from you – tomorrow is the deadline. I will be calling Pam, the Conference Center coordinator and setting up a meetin with her this week. Stay tuned to this site for more details. Lastly – potters, contact Toby if you want to display your beautiful work – it is a great opportunity!
Since the other blog about RCF was getting a lot of hits, I figured a new one for specifics would be a good idea. No one is really in charge of this, and I think we all need to find a comfortable way to contribute. A lot of comments mention “let me know what I can do” which assumes someone is in charge. No one is. In talking and listening I think a few things need done. We need to promote the event to the fullest. Valentine’s Day was continuous people. This should be even more people. Marilyn mentioned flyers. I like the idea. Maybe at more than just the French Quarter…deShae’s, Chans, etc. Would someone(s) volunteer to do that? Show your own work, or the guild logo, or whatever ….someone else said a poster at the FQ would be nice. Anyone want to volunteer? I do not think there is time to send out and receive the fancy postcards and get them mailed. But if everyone would promote to their people it will benefit us all. I used my old computer and Word to make some that turned out OK and sent them. I used heavy stock paper I had here and they looked pretty good. I will also volunteer to make a couple of large sandwich signs directing foot traffic to the event. More signs downtown would not be a bad idea. Ken and others put Tromp and Trolley all over town and if it had not rained……. Would anyone want to make a few posters? Do we need balloons…This is jst off the top of my head, but I am sure others will have better ideas. Just post them here so we know what is covered.
Claudia, Toby, Vicki and I setup the display at the Maysville public library. This year, we thought that instead of highlighting individual member’s artwork, we would highlight our service to the community.
The display showcases some of the artwork and photos from art camp. Along with two slideshows with pictures of camp, and our other activities. In between pictures, the slideshow has announcements for our upcoming events like our auction.
The display also has information about how to join the guild, and an announcement for the Edgar Allan Poe Art Contest.
I think that if we show the community what we are bringing to it, they will be more likely to support us in the future (like at our shows and auction).