AUGUST, 2 O 2 1
News and Updates
Due to unforeseen circumstances, Pam Crosby submitted her resignation as President of Plano Art Association. By rules set forth in PAA bylaws, the President Elect, Nolan Mueller, succeeded Pam as President. Nolan determined that he was not prepared to fully engage as President. He subsequently resigned from the role as President.
A Board of Directors meeting was called on August 11 to address the leadership vacancies. PAA bylaws empower the President to appoint vacancies with the approval of the Executive Committee. The board members discussed and deliberated on potential options and candidates for filling the vacancies.
Kelly McCurdy volunteered to move from her role as Secretary to President Elect, subject to appointment by President, Nolan Mueller. Gene Dillard, former President of PAA, volunteered to assume the role of interim President, subject to appointment by President, Nolan Mueller. Louise Dillard volunteered to serve as interim Secretary to replace Kelly McCurdy. Subsequently, Nolan made all of those appointments, which were approved by the Executive Committee, and then formally resigned his position as President.
The following will serve for the remainder of the administrative term, until the end of May 2022.
Past President: Karla Keese
President: Gene Dillard
President Elect: Kelly McCurdy
Treasurer: Joan Kaiser
Secretary: Louise Dillard
Global Reflections Exhibit Scheduled
During the 2021 International Festival
This exhibit will feature the work of Plano Art Association members. The fifty-plus works are to be a global reflection of the vision of this group of very talented artists. PAA artists will showcase their art in the exciting celebration of the international confluence of Plano.
The show will be on display at Gallery@Courtyard, at the Courtyard Theater, 1509 H Ave, Plano, TX 75074.
Hours of the exhibit at Gallery@Courtyard are Monday through Friday, 9 - 4:00 PM

This is an art exhibit featuring 2D artworks (including photography) that reflect the universal language of art. It is part of the 2021 Plano International Festival. More than 20,000 people are forecasted to attend the Festival.
The exhibit will open on Wednesday, September 15, and close on October 21. The gallery is open Monday through Friday, from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Call for entries:          Week of August 16
Entry Deadline:          Thursday, September 2
Artist Drop Off:           Monday, September 13 (12 – 4 PM)
Show Opens:             Wednesday, September 15
   (Gallery remains open Monday – Friday, 9 AM – 4 PM)
Awards Reception:     Wednesday, September 22 (7 – 8:30 PM)
Show Closes:             Thursday, October 21, at 4:00 PM
Artist Pick Up:            Friday, October 22 (12 – 4 PM)
•      Open to members of Plano Art Association.
•      Artists may submit up to three pieces.
•      Acceptance will be based on number of total submissions and space available for
exhibiting, on a first-come first-serve basis.
•      Artists will be notified of the number of pieces that are accepted to be exhibited.
•      Exhibit space is limited to approximately 50 pieces.
•      This exhibit is for 2-dimensional artwork only.
•      Maximum width for artwork is 40 inches including the frame.
•      No nude subject matter will be accepted.
•      All pieces must be ready to hang with wire; no eye hooks or saw tooth hangers
Juried Awards will be presented:
1st $300, 2nd $150, 3rd $100 and three Merit Awards for $50 each will be presented.
Each winner will also receive tickets to Dancing with the Symphony.
People may enter up to three pieces for a total fee of $30 for PAA members.

Upcoming Fall Calendar of Events
September 15 through October 22 Global Reflections Show 
September 22 Global Reflections Awards Reception
September 29 September Member Meeting (Art Share)
October 26 October Member Meeting (Presentation/Demo)
November 23 November Member Meeting (Art Share)
December 14 Holiday Party 
Donate to Plano Art Association
Through North Texas Giving Day
North Texas Giving Day is September 23 this year. You will be seeing and hearing much about this annual event designed to benefit non-profit organizations throughout North Texas. Plano Art Associations is one of those organizations worthy of your donations.
Please make Plano Art Association your choice for donation. And, have your friends and family join in supporting the most important member art association in North Texas.
You can donate now, no need to wait till September 23!

Beverly Theriault Memorial
On June 25 PAA suffered the loss of a dear member when Beverly Theriault passed away. Her family celebrated her life on Friday, July 16 with a showing of some of her work
at event 1013 in the Plano Arts District..

Beverly served PAA for many years in leadership and as a participant in our programs, exhibits and activities. She was a remarkably talented painter as her vivid works testified at her memorial exhibit, attended by many current PAA members.
She will be missed.

If you would like to make a donation to PAA in tribute to Beverly, you can do so here.

View the 125 Show for 2021
This year’s 125 Show concluded in late June at the Eiseman Center. The show included artists who reside within 125 miles of Plano. By all measures, it was a highly successful exhibit. More that 225 entries were juried by noted jurors and yielded 80 wonderful paintings, photographs and sculptures that filled the exhibit.

Call for Volunteers From Kelly McCurdy,
President Elect of PAA
I want to see our opportunities as artists really take flight this year. But we NEED YOU. Hopefully, each member can offer a little time to improve the association. We are in desperate need of volunteers to help with all of our upcoming events.
Here are some examples for you to consider:

• Serve as a greeter at some of our exhibits
• Help hang and set up an exhibit
• Assist with serving food at an event
• Help manage out Social Media outreach
• Data entry of membership data
• Help with art drop offs and pick ups at exhibits
• Perform a demo at one of out monthly member meetings
• Assist with maintenance of our website content
• Provide on-going technology assistance
Please let me know what you can do to give us a hand. Email Kelly McCurdy
Message from the President
It is a privilege to once again serve Plano Art Association as interim president. The leadership team is dedicated to fulfilling the mission of the association. For over 50 years, PAA has been the premier association for artists in the Plano area.
The past year has certainly been one of the most trying. Our ability to host traditional exhibits, in-person member meetings, live demonstrations and other activities was severely limited. Virtual interaction was the only alternative.
It is unclear what the options will be this year. But be assured, PAA leadership, its Board of Directors and Advisory Council will make every effort to maximize services to our membership.
Gene Dillard, 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.
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
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