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CHAFFEE ARTS ~ JUNE NEWSLETTER From Jan Thoreen Lewis, President of Chaffee Arts Happy Summer, Art Lovers! Jan color cropped color - resized A teenager brought home her new boyfriend to meet her parents, and they were appalled by his appearance: leather jacket, motorcycle boots, tattoos and a pierced nose. Later, the parents pulled their daughter aside and said "He doesn't seem very nice." "Mom," replied the daughter, "if he wasn't so nice, why would he be doing 5000 hours of community service?" Readers Digest ~ Rhoda White Makes you feel pretty good about yourself, doesn't it?! You get the chance to help serve artists and the community in BV without being a felon first! But we'll come back to that later. So, what would it look like for you as an artist to be part of an organization that focuses on providing opportunities to Learn, to Show, and to Sell? Well, we've got your back. As Chaffee Arts becomes increasingly relevant to our community, this is to be our focus. We will be providing monthly opportunities to learn new ways to be more successful as an artist, whether amateur or professional; we will hold regular shows that will provide a place to showcase your new work; and we will encourage you in marketing and selling your work. We will be the providers of the "big picture" of the visual arts in Buena Vista . . . ~ by raising awareness about the value of the arts ~ by enhancing the artistic quality of local arts activities ~ by preserving and encouraging diverse cultural and artistic traditions ~ by providing resources that enable local artists to flourish OK, wait for it . . . here it comes . . . BUT WE CAN'T DO IT WITHOUT YOU! It takes visionaries, initiators, and people able to follow through - people willing to use their unique skills and energy to carry out this big picture. And you don't need to be an artist to help! We have open spaces on our board of directors which need to be filled; committees to be activated that can address our diverse interests from shows and workshops to partnering with educators and local businesses in order to advance the visual arts in BV; and you grunts who just want to show up & haul stuff! If you're interested in visiting with me about opportunities to use your massive talents to serve your community through Chaffee Arts, just shoot me an email at: [email protected] Thanks! WILL YOU JOIN US?! The Chaffee Arts board meets on every first Tuesday of the month at 6:00 p.m. at the Community Center (use back entrance), and you are always welcome to sit in and hear what we're currently working on. It's also a great way to meet us face-to-face and to see how we function. And yes, our next meeting is on July 5. And starting in October, we will be adding to our meeting a regular monthly potluck, brief members update, and teaching session by people who are willing to share their knowledge and skill! More info to come later this summer . . . so please join us in making it happen! Oh, and by the way, be sure to re-up your membership by going to www.chaffeearts.com > membership. It's quick, easy, and cheap! 100_6951 Coming Soon ~ The Fabulous 30th Almost-Annual Open Award Show! You know you don't want to miss being a part of this one! August 31 - September 5 at The Community Center. Opening Reception on Friday evening, September 2. Watch for details this summer! Entry requirements coming soon via email, so be sure we have your updated contact information. Be ready to enter your recent (since August 2015) beautiful work! Lots of cash prizes - Business Choice Awards Best of Show & Popular Choice Awards. Thanks to Denver Artist Joe Beckner for the Great Watercolor Demo at BV Library in May! The most fun was picking his brain while he painted - his process, tools, shows, & career. Watch for more art demos to come for our membership! DSC_0183 JoAnnettes Meadow JoAnnettes Meadow And speaking of the library, be sure to check out the window displays by member artists Paul Kethley, JoAnnette Sieve, and Stuart Andrews in the lobby this summer. Thanks for sharing your amazing gift! If you're interested in finding a place to show your work in BV, please contact Jan at [email protected] for current options. Sent from: {{FASO_DOMAIN}} {{AM_COMPANY_NAME}} {{AM_COMPANY_ADDRESS}} {{AM_CSZ}} {{AM_COUNTRY}} Artful Mail by FASO Learn More about ArtfulMail unsubscribe from this newsletter