President’s Message December 2020

I hope you had a great Turkey Day. Mine was great but crazy. My daughter, her husband, and my granddaughters, Addy 7 and Mabelle 4 are visiting for a month for Colorado.

The board met again last week. We will be trying out Zoom thanks to Laurie Griffin’s help. We will hold our next board meeting that way. Hopefully in January we will host our first Zoom general meeting!

The big thing we are currently working on with the help of Michele Loftus-Trzcinski is building a online gallery to display and sell paintings. If it goes well we will try to run a Splash like show this way.

We are also working on getting a Facebook page that is open for viewing by the public.

We currently have 2 online demos scheduled for early next year, thank you Laurie and Therese Ferguson. Karen Sullenger has been working very hard with guest artists to do virtual 3 day workshops at a reasonable cost.

Plein Air will be starting again once Jan Faerber gets back into town. We are still looking for suggested sites and an assistant to help.

Last month I asked for volunteers willing to help get BWS growing again. I am sad to say out of 190+ members I received very few responses. We need a Publicity Chair, an Art and Education Chair, and someone to help Michele with the Gallery.   If we hope to get a Splash-like show we need someone to head it up. All of us on the board will be happy to get you going but we can’t do this without help. Please consider helping in one of these areas.

Please remember to pay your 2021 dues either on line or by check to our post office box!!  That is all for now. Hope you and your family are staying safe and healthy.

Diane Harmon
BWS President