Rolling Ridge Show Schedule

 


February 2016

Hello Everyone,

 Rolling Ridge Art Reception, February 15th was delightful - The show theme was well represented!

 “Never stop dreaming of moonbeams and fairy dust, shiny stars and the wonder of the heavens, a happier life and a better world”. – James J. Gormley 

 Once again, our AAG members have brought in a nice variety of their work and the art pieces were expertly hung in the Lakeside Gallery.   A big thanks to the AAG hanging committee members and to the site coordinator, it had not gone unnoticed.  And as always, the Rolling Ridge staff provided an excellent spread of desserts, fruits, cheese and beverages. 

 I had the pleasure of meeting new members, guests and even a new employee of the Rolling Ridge.  We all wore nametags, which really helped us to get to know each other better.  Looking around, I saw people enjoying the paintings, casting their votes on their favorites and simply…socializing.  I took this opportunity to jump in to ask some questions to my fellow guild members.  What are your expectations (wish list) from the Guild and how do you suggest we achieve them?  I was pleasantly surprised and excited with your suggestions and comments.  AAG Members… you had some excellent ideas and suggestions.  I hope to bring it up to the Board and implement them this year.

 Spring is just around the corner and it’s a good time for a fresh start.  We can begin by attracting more Board Members, promoting small activities where members can easily participate and making this Guild a place where all members can call each other “painting buddies”.   

 By the way, my name is Chong Scott, I’m the Membership Director/Board Member of AAG and I look forward to meeting you on our next Rolling Ridge Art Reception and/or Demonstration.  

 I hope to see you there!

Chong

Membership Director


Letter from President 
April 2015 

Dear AAG members and Friends considering membership,
 
The past few months have been a period of renewal for the Guild and I would like to thank everyone who has volunteered their efforts so that renewal would occur.  It pleases me to be able to review what has occurred.
 
North Parish Church is making the “Children’s Chapel” available to us for meetings and demonstrations.  The Children’s Chapel is a room located in the recently constructed portion of the North Parish Church complex.  Everyone who has had the opportunity to attend a demo in that room has been impressed with the facility. Bill Duke will be doing a demonstration in watercolor on April 19th.  You may remember that he was scheduled to do the demonstration on Feb 15th.  Probably safe to say that snow won’t be a problem on April 19th.  Bill’s web site is, www.wedukeartstudio.com.  Check it out and join us on the 19th.
 
Rolling Ridge continues to exhibit AAG members work in the Lakeside Gallery.  It is my understanding that recently a painting by Maragadha Rajan was sold; congratulations, Maragadha.
 
I’m pleased to announce that Art in the Park is scheduled to take place on September 19th.  We hope to make Art in the Park more AAG member friendly.
 
Finally, our website is in the process of reconstruction. 
 
The Guild’s fiscal year starts on September 1st and ends on August 31st.  Because the Guild was in a state of flux we reduced the dues for the current fiscal year to $25.   Starting with the next fiscal year the dues will return to $30 per year.  However, if you pay your dues for the next fiscal year on or before April 302015 you can do so for the discounted price of $25.00.
 
The Guild is an organization of volunteers and needs volunteers to remain viable.  There are some tasks that require a serious time commitment, however, there are many that do not.  When there is a need for a volunteer please give serious consideration about your ability to fill that need.
 
Ulrike Kapp
AAG President