All Things Important Monthly Newsletter - January, 2022
January Meeting Info
January 12, 2022

The main focus of our meeting will be providing information about the "State of the Society" and the events we have planned for 2022 as well as gathering your input for topics, formats, and future events.
Lawrence Barn
28 Depot Rd,
Hollis NH
Learn about our 2022 Art show opportunities, Art lessons that will be offered, Volunteer Opportunities, and changes to our November Show.
Join us to share your voice about what you'd like to see in the coming years.

January featured artwork by
Carolyn Maul

If you would like to be featured in next month's newsletter please let us know by replying to this email.
"Woman with Red Roses"
watercolor, 2021
Ecoprint Abstraction #34
ecoprint, watercolors, 2021
From Our Membership Director ~
With all our good wishes for a happy New Year, it is once again time to ask you to pay your dues.  
Hollis Arts Society dues run with the calendar year January through December.
Please fill out a membership form and enclose a check for $40 for 2022.  
Hollis Arts Society - PO Box 102 - Hollis NH 03049
Your dues means you are eligible to exhibit and/or sell your artwork in our gallery and shows incliuding our big show in November....If you pay your dues before March 31, 2022 the price to participate in the November Show will be $60. If you don't meet the March 31, 2022 deadline your price to participate in the November Show will be $125.
Your dues support monthly programs/presentations/demos

Your dues means you are eligible to be part of our website and have a link to a web page you may have.

We have had challenging years with the pandemic - hopefully we have turned the corner and 2022 will
be a strong year for our Hollis Arts Society!

Thank you for being a member!
Anne Wifholm
Membership Secretary

This Month's Creativity Boost
I stumbled across a series of online classes presented by the London Drawing Group called "Painting with Scissors". I did a class that was inspired by Matisse and a class inspired by the work of Rodin. The online format allows you to replay the class at your leisure. You learn about the artist, you cut paper into shapes while listening to music, and you get to just have FUN!!

You can peruse their upcoming events here:

The London Drawing Group is a collective of three contemporary artists currently practising in London. Although our practices are individually varied and diverse, we are brought together by our shared love of and passion for drawing, and our experiences of being taught by a huge range of practising artists at the Royal Drawing School Central.
Our aim as a collective is simply to get more people drawing, making, connecting and engaging with art. We genuinely believe that art is for everyone, and that sometimes the only thing keeping people from engaging in the playful, unknown and unpredictable process of art-making, is that it can seem intimidating. Through working to break down contextual barriers through innovative methods of teaching and creating, we hope to make drawing approachable to everyone.
Results of our Annual Board Member Election
The Hollis Arts Society Bylaws (ratified January 2016) require the organization to have a (minimum) Board of Directors consisting of a President, Vice-President, Secretary & Treasurer. 
The HAS Membership shall vote to approve the Board members in every year of their term. The term of each office is 1 year and a maximum of 3 years. 
The Board can consist of current elected officers, Chairs of currently appointed Committees, and the immediate past President

Present Officers (2021 Term)    Slate of Officers: 2022 Term

President-   (Ron Weiss )    2022 ~ Ron Weiss

Vice-President- (Open Position) 2022 ~ Open Position

Secretary-  (Jeanne Cleveland ) 2022 ~ Jeanne Cleveland   

Treasurer- (Grace McGinnis) 2022 ~ Grace McGinnis

BOD Member Wendy Walter

Committee Chairs 2021   Committee Chairs 2022

Membership- (Anne Wifholm) 2022 ~ Anne Wifholm

Marketing-  (Cheryl O’Donnell) 2022 ~ Cheryl O’Donnell
Newsletter-  (Chrystie Valihura) 2022 ~ Carolyn Maul

Guest Presenters- (Chrystie Valihura )     2022 ~ Carolyn Maul
Calls For Artists
Ever wonder where all the art shows are? Well here is a list that will keep you busy for a minute! is designed to support, promote and encourage the growth of art and spirit of creativity through viewer shared comments, images and posts of current art information.  They combine many of the country’s most successful art organizations, museums, local galleries and artists into one comprehensive internet resource of up-to-date listings for Exhibitions, Events and Calls for Entry. 
A Message from our President
Thank You for your Membership!
2022 marks Hollis Arts Society’s 15th anniversary. Our organization was incorporated in the State of New Hampshire in June 2007 with a mission “to support a creative arts environment that focuses on creative development, access to economic opportunities, and social interaction of artists and art patrons resulting in the cultural betterment of our regional community.” 

When considering all the changes that have taken place in these past 15 years, I believe HAS is well on its way of demonstrating our sustainability, endurance, and continued success in providing our own members and the local community an important appreciation and sharing of original arts.

Our entire board (including BOD members past and present) extends our sincere gratitude to your dedicated membership and your vital support that has brought us to our 15th year. Your enthusiasm and commitment toward HAS local art events and happenings throughout the year have deepened this unique commitment between our members, our artists, and our local Southern New Hampshire region. 

This year's Board is more invigorated and innovative than ever before and ready to offer more artistic opportunities, more formats, and more engaging events coupled with essential communication that brings us together as a stronger art community. As we begin this new year, we are committed to our mission and ever grateful for your friendship, membership, and continuing support.

Ron Weiss
Hollis Art Society President
January 3, 2022

A sneak peak into 2022...
Thinking about joining the Hollis Arts Society in 2022, but not sure? Here's what we have in store:
  • Engaging monthly presenters from masters of their discipline ~
February we will host oil painter Scott Porter
March brings us musician and filmmaker Virginia Eskin
and in April you can meet cartoonist Bob Clark.
  • Workshops are TBA. If you are interested in sharing your talents please reply to this email.
  • Increased access to member shows, online and in-person.
  • More local artist networking and community.
  • Increased website presence.
Hollis Arts Society Mission
Support a creative arts and performance environment for emerging and producing Artists that focuses upon professional development, access to economic opportunities and social interaction among other artists and art patrons results in the cultural betterment of the larger Hollis, Southern New Hampshire and Northern Massachusetts community. 
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