APRIL 5, 2 O 2 1
News and Updates
The Very Successful Members’ Show 2021
Has Concluded.

The Members Show 2021 has come to a close. The art was amazing! Thank you to the Gallery @ Courtyard Theatre for providing a wonderful venue and for helping film the virtual tour of the show. 

Thanks also are due to a host of people. Our volunteers that helped with art pick-up, install, and drop-off consists of Kelly McCurdy, Gaby Pruitt, Rebecca Bales, James Gilbreath, and Robertus Van de Wege.  

Thank you, Jennifer Seibert for hosting the video tour. A big thank you to Jerry Smith for serving as the judge for the show. The biggest thanks of all goes to you – the members – who submitted your beautiful art for all of us to view.

As a small aside, I sent the video tour to several friends that live in the area and are part of a book club to which I belong. Since the gallery started opening during the days, a group of them decided to come see the show. They could not say enough good about the work that they saw. It gave them a lot of pleasure. So thanks go to all the members for creating that pleasure. 

Art & Wine Walk Pop Up Show Opportunity
There is an Art & Wine Walk being held in the Arts District in Downtown Plano on Saturday, April 24. It is being combined with Art in the Park, a gathering of numerous artists to exhibit their work in Haggard Park.

You should have received a Constant Contact message already. If you missed it, check your SPAM box or click here for full details. The wine walk is from noon until 6 pm. PAA is helping with the cost of free-standing canopies for the first 10 artists that call to sign up. Your cost will be only $25. We will set up in the parking lot on 15th Place across from the Rail Station Studios. 

Setup starts at 10:30 am and take down is at 6pm. We need volunteers to help us set up the canopies and to take them down when the day is done. This will be a great opportunity to show and sell your work. It will be a station on the wine walk, so people will be coming to the area. Masks and hand sanitizer are encouraged.
Time for Election of New PAA Officers
It is that time of the year again. Plano Art Association Officer Elections are upon us. There are four positions that are required- President, President-Elect, Secretary, and Treasurer.

Since the President-Elect becomes the President, the members vote for three positions yearly. Those are President-Elect, Secretary, and Treasurer. Please consider if you feel you can serve in any of these positions. 

We are looking for five volunteers to serve on the nominating committee. This committee will solicit candidates for the open positions. The good news is we have one person who has volunteered for the committee already. Thank you, Louise Dillard. We also have a second volunteer if needed. This means we need three more volunteers to serve on the committee. Once we have a committee, we can set up Zoom meetings for your convenience. Please contact me at President@Planoartassociation.org to get started. 

The slate of nominations must be presented at the members meeting on May 25. The sooner we have this committee formed the better!

(Hint: we already have someone who has volunteered to serve as Secretary and the current treasurer is willing to serve a 2nd term. Competition is always a good thing so if we have more than one candidate for a position, it gives the membership a choice. The only positions with no candidate is the President –Elect).
Friday Night Lights and Shadows is Back!
PAA sponsorship of Friday Night Lights and Shadows has resumed after a year off due to the Covid-19 Pandemic. Previously, the Friday evening figure drawing/painting sessions were held at Collin College. Because the campus has been closed, a new location at 1007 15th Street is now being used. All PAA members are welcome to participate.

Here's how it works. Go to our MeetUp page and sign up. When you have successfully joined and acknowledge your intention to attend on any Friday evening (from 7:00 to 10:00 pm) you will be enrolled in that week's session. A live model will be the subject of drawing or painting. You must bring your own art supplies; a limited number of easels will be provided. If you have a portable easel, feel free to bring it. There is a $20 fee to pay for use of the space and for payment of the model. See map below.
125 Show Slated for June
The 125 Show will be held in June this year at the Eisemann Center. Unfortunately, due to COVID, there can be no reception. We are exploring the option of a virtual tour again. However, the Eisemann is open for foot traffic so people will be able to physically view this show. We expect the call for art to go out in mid to late April. Please be on the lookout.
Keep creating!!
 
Karla Keese, President
Plano Art Association
Join or Renew Your Membership
All of the above programs plus more are fully utilized
if you are a member of the Plano Art Association. If you are
considering membership, do it now!  If it is time to re-enlist, don’t wait. Go to the website and join today!
Amazon Smile
Did you know you can give money to the PAA just by using Amazon Smile. Instead of using the general Amazon website, sign on the Amazon Smile. Designate Plano Art Association as your charity and any purchases you make will have a small percentage of the Amazon profit go to the PAA instead. It is an easy way to give money, and you pay the same price for the items on Amazon Smile as you would for the regular Amazon. Just think if all of our members (and maybe their family and friends) would do this as a habit. It would really help our budget.
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MISSION STATEMENT:
The Plano Art Association is dedicated to encouraging the
visual arts development and education of the membership and community
, and inspiring awareness of the visual arts by sharing the joy, passion and beauty within and beyond our Plano community.

Plano Art Association is sponsored in part by the
City of Plano
Headquarters located in
Plano's Art District
Merchandise Sponsor