MHAAA: April 2019 Newsletter
PLEASE READ - Newsletter loaded with the following important info!
Raffle Drawing & Party | Tour Brochure Mailing | Featured Artists | Member Showcase Thanks | Thanks to Our Readers | MHAAA Quarterly Meeting | Social Media


Date: Thursday, April 18, 2019
Place: The Grumpy Troll Pizzeria , 102 S. Second St., Mount Horeb (pizza and beer available for purchase). More brochures will be available for pickup.

View Volunteer Schedule : Please let Tamlyn know when you can help!

  • 5pm - PLEASE volunteer to help carry and set up (see schedule link above). Tamlyn can't do this on her own.
  • 5:30-6pm - Business meeting: volunteers also needed to help manage the poster, note card, and especially raffle ticket sales. BRIEF AGENDA: 1) Introductions; 2) Volunteer sign up if still needed; 3) Rotating Exhibits at Ingleside Manor; 4) Artist Announcements.
  • 6-8pm - MHAAA Social & Door Prize Drawings (must be present to win!).
  • 7:30pm - Raffle Prize Drawings.
  • 8pm - Volunteers needed to help pack up.

DOOR PRIZES: We would love to have lots of door prizes to give away during the evening in addition to our major raffle prizes. People must be present to win these, which encourages attendance and potential ticket purchases! It also helps us to build our mailing database. If you have inexpensive art items (prints, note cards, etc.) that you are willing to donate to our cause, please bring them with you to the 5:30pm meeting. Or contact Tamlyn or Heidi to arrange delivery if you're unable to attend. Our posters will be included as prizes too. If you know a person or business willing to donate something (gift cards, T-shirts, etc.) all the better! We will welcome their gift! Thank you in advance for your generosity and support.

The Spring Art Tour is only 2 months away! We work to bring visitors to the Spring Art Tour, but you must work to bring them to your studio! Please help us to get the word out by distributing info in the following ways:

  1. Mail brochures to your family, friends, and customers (see more info below).
  2. Email the E-card to your family, friends, and customers (see more info below).
  3. Post the E-card on your social media pages.
  4. Open the brochure and use as a poster in your work place, shops you frequent, etc.
  5. Place brochures out at events and places that you frequent.
  6. Help Tamlyn distribute our brochures to area Businesses Sponsors. Feel free to leave them in other businesses you know as well!

Here is the link to the E-card: . Please download and use frequently!

Spring Art Tour brochures are available for pickup by doing the following:
  • Call to arrange pick up (608-767-1281) - Tamlyn Akins' studio, 4629 County Rd. JJ, Black Earth.
  • Call to arrange pick up (608--513-1897) - Center Ground Studios, 302 E. Lincoln, Mount Horeb.

For those of you doing your own mailing of brochures , you may wish to review the Spring Art Tour mailing list of names . That way you can prevent the unnecessary cost of duplication. Also, at the request of the postmaster, please place you seals in the locations
shown in this image using round sealing stickers. We have used the following product: Avery Mailing Seals, Clear, Permanent, Non-Perforated, 480 per Pack (5248). Questions? Contact Tamlyn .

As of April 1st, our Featured Artists emails and FB posts will begin. Please share them liberally with friends, family and customers! Our surveys have shown that people really enjoy getting these enticements prior to the tour. It helps them to become familiar with participating artists and especially lets them know about artists who are new to the tour. We have also determined the frequency at which our viewers most prefer to get them. Enjoy!

Our exhibit at the Driftless Historium of the Mount Horeb Area Historical Society was delightful. Dozens of people came to our closing reception, and Peggy Zalucha gave a wonderful presentation about her visits to China and Japan.

Thank you to the Driftless Historium for providing the space for this show, and to all of you who turned out for the exhibit - artists and visitors alike. A very special thank you to Rick Ross and his committee for curating the show and putting together the reception, program, and artist demos.

Thanks to our 1086 readers we have been awarded "star status" (top 2%) for our 2018 newsletters. We generally have an open rate of about 70% which is considered outstanding in the industry. That means An average of 750 people are opening our emails!

Tuesday, May 14, 2019, 7-9 PM (location to be determined)
We are seeking an artist to volunteer their studio as the location for our May meeting. You don't have to fuss over us. Most people will have eaten before arriving. Please contact Tamlyn with studio address, and/or to suggest meeting agenda items ( or 608-767-1281). February Meeting Minutes .


  • Introductions
  • Art Scholarship Committee report
  • Raffle Drawing report
  • Treasurer's Report
  • Exhibition Opportunities: Ingleside Manor Rotating Exhibits; MHAAA Group Show at University Hospital, August 2020; Form Committees
  • SAT participant handouts, recommendations, and requirements. If you are on the tour we encourage you to attend this meeting.
  • SAT brochures available for pick-up.
  • Artist Announcements.

Our Friendly Monthly Reminder: Have an event you want sent out on our MHAAA social media pages? Send your information to Julie Raasch at .
Mount Horeb Area Arts Association
4629 County Road JJ, Black Earth, WI 53515