MHAAA: Newsletter - January 2019
Included in this Newsletter: Happy New Year! | WI Arts Guide Promo Opportunity | 2019 Poster & Raffle | Driftless Historium Member Showcase | MHAAA Quarterly Meeting | Social Media

We hope you had very Happy Holidays with family and friends. This is an exciting time of year when we can look back on all that we've accomplished, and also start fresh with our creative plans, ideas and visions for 2019. We expect that this year's Spring Art Tour will be fantastic! We have several new participating artists, bringing us to 25 artists in total in our expanded area.

Our website has been updated and we invite you to browse through it. There is much more than just the tour info. You can find information about Posters, our Raffle, Sponsorship, our Member Listing, MHAAA Projects and Events, Other Community Events, and more! Members are advised to visit the Membership page and go to the bottom of the page for numerous links to documents that may be of interest to you, or helpful in the future.

The new larger brochure will be sent to the printer on Monday. We expect to have them before our February quarterly meeting.

Wishing you all the best in 2019 - Happy New Year!

We still have time and space to get 1 more Spring Art Tour artist's image in the WI Arts Guide. To find out more about cost and specs please click the links below. Your image also helps to off-set the cost to our organization. Deadline to submit image and payment is January 8, 2019 .


The 2019 Art Poster artist is Rick Ross. His featured painting is "Color Theory." We are excited to have our first abstract artist on display to help promote our event. These posters are given to many of our sponsors as a thank you. They are also for sale at $15 for the poster and $10 for a packet of note cards. They are NOW available to purchase from our website.

1st Prize - Glass Apple by Audrey Handler - value $300 (see photo left/above).
2nd Prize - "Box of Art" which includes dozens of artworks donated by MHAAA artists - value $250+. To view individual items please go to . Images are still coming in so keep checking back.
3rd Prize - "Wilke Gorge" - unframed reduction print of original watercolor by Richard Fayram - value $100.
4th Prize - $100 cash .

TO MEMBERS: Raffle tickets have been mailed to each member. We need your help in raising funds. If this is something you absolutely despise doing, you have the option of purchasing the tickets yourself. However, I encourage you to at least give it a try. Let people know that MHAAA is a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization and all ticket receipts go toward our Art Scholarship and Spring Art Tour funds. My experience is that most people want to help support our efforts. There are more opportunities to win this year - and $450 more in prize values.

All prizes may be viewed on our website and intermittently on our social media pages. We are still waiting for MHAAA artists to contact us with their donations images and info. Please email your item image and details (title-media-size-value) to . Please set your item aside and Heidi will contact you later to arrange for drop-off of your item.

February 18 - March 14, 2019
An exhibition of MHAAA member artworks at the Driftless Historium of the Mount Horeb Area Historical Society (100 S. Second Street) also featuring these Special Events:

  • February 23, Origami Demonstration with Tamlyn Akins, 10:30am-4pm.
  • February 24, Oil & Cold Wax Demonstration with Rick Ross, 10:30am-4pm.
  • March 2, Watercolor Demonstration with Katherine Ford 10:30am-1pm.
  • March 2, Jewelry Demonstration with Julie Raasch 1:30-4pm.
  • March 3, Ceramic Demonstration with Heidi Clayton 10:30am-1pm.
  • March 3, Steel Sculpture Demonstration with John Pahlas 1:30-4pm.
  • March 14, Reception to meet the artists 6-8pm with Guest Speaker Peggy Flora Zalucha presenting, "Artistic Influences, China" at 6:30pm.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - We are seeking an artist's studio location for our January meeting and requesting agenda items. You don't have to fuss over us. Most people will have eaten before arriving. Please contact Tamlyn with studio offer and address, and/or to suggest meeting agenda items ( or 608-767-1281). Current agenda is listed below. Thank you!


  • Continue Chamber Membership? Discussion of pros & cons.
  • Art Scholarship & Committee formation.
  • SAT brochure available for pick-up.
  • 2019 Poster and note cards displayed & available for purchase.
  • Raffle Tickets - If you've sold all your tickets by now that's great! We'll have more for you if you want them!

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