Sunday, October 20, 11:00-4:00
in The Village on Skidaway Island
Over 25 2D and 3D LAA Artisans
Village Library Book Sale
Children's Books Signing by Phyllis Tildes
Jazz and Pop Music by GSU Fine Arts
Art Demonstrations by Blick Art Materials
Food and Drink by the Village Bar & Grille
Farm Truck with Fall Offerings
FREE ADMISSION RAIN or SHINE
Sponsored by Landings Art Association and Sound View Wealth Advisors
Due to the Holiday Season with so many of our members being off island or occupied during this busy time, there will be NO GENERAL MEMBER MEETING IN NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER. Our meetings will resume on Tuesday, January 21, 2020.
The Board has voted to replace our old screens with new, updated ones. The new ones are one piece with self-contained legs and padded covers on both sides plus an ease of use hanging system. They will be in place for first time usage during our LAA/Sound View Kringle Market
LAA OLD DISPLAY SCREENS!
Even through they've seen lots of art, they're still great for your personal displays whether in your studio or private events. One 3 piece screen including feet and cover $25. To stand securely, three screens would be needed. Some members hang screens on the walls of their studios to hang their work thus eliminating lots of unnecessary nail holes! To purchase, contact Betsy Slocum (804)318-0066 email@example.com
LAA GALLERY POLICY CHANGE
Going forward, should you be Artist of the Month, on display at The Landings Company, or participating in the LAA/Sound View Member Gallery at Plantation or the LAA Atrium Gallery at Merrill Lynch, should a piece become sold, it doesn't have to remain on display until the end of the session. The artist may remove the piece to give to the client. However, you MUST replace the opening with another piece of equal size. You MUST also be responsible for the label card replacement.
This new policy goes along with themed shows as long as the replacement follows the theme. The only exception is the Spring Show Winner's exhibit in May at Plantation. Those pieces need to stay in place for the entire month.
Should questions arise, contact the gallery in question chair.
Please note that should a piece need to be removed early for whatever reason, you must contact the respective gallery chair for notification and approval purposes. The last thing we want to have are empty spaces on our gallery walls!
LAA ATRIUM GALLERY AT MERRILL LYNCH
TOMORROW 2-4 PM
We are currently in discussions with the folks at Merrill Lynch to determine what direction our Atrium Gallery will take going forward.
Beginning with intake/pick-up on Wednesday, October 2 and until further notice, changeovers will occur every four months on the 1
Wednesday from 2 to 4 pm (2020: February, June, and October). Please watch the LAA's Newsletter for updates
CHECK OUT OUR NEW WEBSITE
It's all LAA! It's filled with everything you need to know...
WHERE DID THE LAA WEBSITE ARTIST GALLERIES GO?
As part of our new website, the Board decided to eliminate the artist galleries and started phasing them out last year with the last month on the dues period for the galleries being August (they actually ended in September).
To give our members as much exposure as possible, our website will contain a showcase page of LAA artists where we will display their artist links, including artist website page, artist Facebook page, and email address. This is, of course, an optional service and inclusion will require a nominal one-time fee.
Watch for details - it'll be happening soon!
HOW DO I OBTAIN AND MAINTAIN A BASIC, ELEGANT ARTIST WEBSITE?
Coming shortly, Marie Tomlinson, LAA Website Administrator, will be offering several small 1-day workshops for those artists who would like to create a basic artist website for public exposure or to simply have an online site to organize and display their work.
Included in the fee for this workshop will be the inclusion of a link within our LAA site to the artist's website.
THE LAA 2020 SPRING ART SHOW AND SILENT AUCTION
Sunday, April 19 Intake and Set-Up
Monday, April 20 Show and Silent Auction
SPRING SHOW CO-CHAIRS NEEDED
At least 2-3 members are needed to chair this event. You'll have plenty of guidance and assistance in the planning and implementation. If you're interested in becoming a co-chair, contact Betsy Slocum today at 804-318-0066 or firstname.lastname@example.org
IN THE WORKS...
Coming in April...The 2020 LAA Home and Art Studio Tour
Right now our Secretary and Chair of this event, Dale Koppel, is on her "drawing board" working out the details. The Board is excited with her ideas, as I'm sure you will be too! Details will be available shortly.
WHERE DO MEMBER DUES, EVENT,
AND FUNDRAISER MONIES GO?
Every year your Board puts together an operating budget based on the previous year plus a percentage of the basic cost of living increase along with fixed and discretionary expenses.
There are yearly fixed costs such as overall and special event accident and liability insurance, LAA website and Constant Contact contractual fees, postal box fees, general member venue rental costs, grant and charitable contributions to the public schools and Telfair, and guest speaker fees (to name a few).
Along with those are variable costs that include the administration and implementation of our spring and fall shows, our choice award winner prizes, upkeep of mechanics such as screens, signs, posters, printing, labels, advertising, office supplies etc., opening cocktail parties, and various other projects that come up throughout the year that may benefit our members.
We are also very fortunate to have the support of our long time sponsors the Plantation and Landings Clubs, Blick Art Supplies, Sound View Wealth Advisors, The Landings Company, The Landings Association, TWATL, and Merrill Lynch. Without their continued involvement, we could not afford to operate the type of community based organization that we currently maintain.
This coming year should be exciting as your Board is working on plans to give back to our members through more extensive learning and exhibiting opportunities for all to take advantage of at no additional charge.