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The 125 Show 2017 is in full swing at the ArtCentre Gallery in Downtown Plano (902 East 16th Street, Plano, TX 75074.) The show runs through August 25. Reception is August 5 at 7:00 p.m.
LARGE NUMBER OF ENTRIES THIS YEAR
Approximately 235 entries were received from 125 miles around Plano. The judges were challenged to narrow the exhibitors to approximately 65 pieces...2D, 3D and Print/Photography.
The Awards to be presented are:
People's Choice Award
First, Second and Third Place - 2D
First, Second and Third Place - 3D
First, Second and Third Place - Print/Photography
Three Merit Awards will be presented for each category
RECEPTION IS AUGUST 5 at 7:00 p.m. at ARTCENTRE OF PLANO
Members are encouraged to invite friends and associat
es to attend the exciting reception where you will be able experience wonderful art as well as mingle with exhibiting artists, judges and VI
SPECIAL THANKS FOR
PAA SHOW TEAM MEMBERS
WHO ARE HELPING MAKE
THE SHOW A SUCCESS
PAA Executive Committee
President, Gene Dillard
Vice President, Linda McCarley
Treasurer, Howard Greisdorf
Secretary, Maureen Jistel
Appreciation to PAA Volunteers
Ginger Cruikshank, PAA Member
Louise Dillard, PAA Board Member
Mike Korman, PAA Board Member
Soheyla Rashydian, PAA Board Member
Janice Lorine, PAA Member
Beth Morgan, PAA Member
Ruth Siddiqi, PAA Board Member
Appreciation to Judges
Appreciation to Suzy S. Jones, Executive Director, ArtCenter of Plano
At right: PAA member volunteers busy on Saturday and Sunday checking in artwork drop-offs.
PROJECT NOW IN PROGRESS
When you pass by Georgia's Farmers Market, you will notice a bright splash of color, thanks to the collaborative effort of Plano Art Association, the
City of Plano Historic Commission and the Historic Downtown Plano Association.
The Downtown Plano mural project is directed by the Plano Art Association and funded through a grant from the City of Plano Heritage Commission.The other two murals in the works are going through the approval processes and negotiations with downtown property owners.
Thanks to Soheyla Rashidyan, Mike Korman and Gene Dillard who serve on the mural team along with Alex Hargis of HDPA and Joshua King, project administrator. And, thanks to all the PAA members who contributed to the project. You will be able to watch the artists at work on the other murals very soon. Deadline for completion of the three murals is the end of the year.
NEW BRANDING GRAPHICS APPROVED
BY PAA BOARD AND MEMBERSHIP
An array of logo designs and graphic themes were presented to the PAA Board of Directors. Three concepts were voted on by the board for presentation and review by the membership at the July Members meeting. This is the logo that was chosen by a vote of the members present. The design presents an elegant "signature" for the organization combined with a diversity of color-shaped graphics representing the variety of different art dimensions represented by PAA artists.
The logo and related variations will be immediately applied to all of PAA marketing and promotional materials, as well as its business papers and digital signatures.
Other graphic promotional concepts were also presented for consideration
, including "genre-specific art" applications. T-shirt designs were used to demonstrate these applications.
Soon, members will be requested to provide their own creative visualizations of their art genre by rendering "PAA" initials for application to specific promotional activities.
UPCOMING EVENTS AND DATES
125 Show 2017
Exhibit July 26 - August 25 at ArtCentre of Plano
reception is August 5 at 7:00 p.m.
August Members Meeting
August 22 - 6:30 at ArtCentre of Plano
New PAA Website Launch
A temporary site will be posted right away for the period of development of the new site. It is not a true reflection of what the final new site will look like!
International Festival PAA Exhibi
September 19 - Courtyard Theater Gallery
PAA Plein Air Event
in the park and Downtown Plano
(To be announced for Spring 2018)
Artists' Studio Tour
(To be announced, possibly in November)
PAA Members Show
(Tentatively scheduled for January)
(To be announced)
NEW MEMBERSHIP CARDS
(Available very soon)
We have some very specific needs for which PAA needs help right away. Specifically, we need to assemble a team to help plan and execute the upcoming PAA exhibit in conjunction with the Plano International Festival.
The exhibit will be on display September 19 through October 17 at the Courtyard Theater Gallery.
Here's your chance to team up and help with things like theme planning, assisting with call for entries, working with art drop-off and pick-up teams, assisting with promotion, hosting and other exiting activities. We have
scheduled a planning session for Wednesday afternoon, August 2, for those who would like to pitch in
Additionally, we are actively trying to populate other teams and co
mmittees so that the work of PAA can be executed at an effective level. Bec
ause PAA is an all-volunteer member organization, it means that members have to do all the work. There is tremendous talent among our membership...not just in art but in other skills that the
organization needs. We will be sending out an invitation to all the members shortly to fill very important roles.
PAA is sponsored in part with a grant by the City of Plano.
MISSION STATEMENT: The Plano Art Association is dedicated to encouraging the visual arts development of the membership, and inspiring awareness of the visual arts by sharing the joy, passion and beauty within and beyond our Plano community.
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