Delhi Art Group Newsletter

October 2009

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Jeanette Koji Painting Class every 2nd and 4th Monday; 1PM-3PM, Community Room, Delhi Senior Center, 7 Main Street, Delhi, New York.

Susan Priest Drawing Class every 2nd and 4th Thurs.; 1 PM-3 PM; Immanuel Lutheran Church basement, 565 Andes Road, Delhi, New York.  

Susan Priest Children's Art Class -- every 4th Sat.; 10:30-Noon; 565 Andes Road, Delhi, New York.  Note date changes: November class will be held on the 21st , and December class will be held on the 12th.  With changing weather, if you are unsure about a class being held, please call the teacher at least an hour in advance.  Thank you!

Annual Meeting

 This year, we tried an evening meeting with a pot luck dinner.  Though the turnout was not large, we had a great meeting and got a lot done.  We continue to grow with new memberships.  Remember to renew when you receive your postcard notice from our Treasurer, Ann Law.  Our Rotating Artist Program has been well received.  Please consider joining.  Kay Parisi-Hampel agreed to write our next grant from the O'Connor Foundation.  It was voted to sell the two large tents that the group owns (10' x 20' each).  Make an offer.  Flaps for all four sides are included for each.  You can call Ann Law at 829-8787 or Susan Priest at 746-3220 with any questions.  We hope to have next year's annual meeting include a presentation.  Any suggestions?  Workshops for 2010 were discussed.  It was decided to have a Workshop on Matting and Framing, given by Ann Law.  We would like to have at least two more workshops.  Teachers Jeanette and Susan talked about how much fun and how successful their classes have been in 2009; this includes our successful outreach to ARC members and seniors in our community, all of whom receive free instruction from our organization.  Kay reports that our web page visits have growing tremendously.  Take a look:   Also , around of applause to our board members who keep us running successfully.  Thank you.

Theme Show--"Celebrate!"

Are you working on a piece to hang at our group show at Fox Care, Oneonta, New York for the month of December?  Any medium is OK, including photography.  Work must be framed and wired for hanging.  Hanging of the show will be on Tuesday, December 1st at 10 A.M.  Susan Priest will bring your artwork to Oneonta that day if you make arrangements beforehand.  You can call her at 746-3220.  She will need to have your work by Monday, November 30, 2009.  Take down is on Monday, January 4, 2010 at 10 A.M.   All participants are responsible for picking up their artwork.

Rotating Artist Program

We hope to have even more of you join in 2010.  We now hang for three months at a time.  The fee for 2010 is $15, due by Friday, December 18, 2009.  Checks should be made out to the Delhi Art Group and sent to Ann Law at 1146 State Highway 357, Franklin, New York 13775.  If you have any questions about the program, please call Jeanette Koji, our coordinator, at 746-3399.  This is a really terrific opportunity for our members.  Try it for a year and you'll be hooked.  Many of the artists sell through this program as well.  Remember, another benefit of belonging to this program is having your work highlighted on our web page titled Rotating Artists.

Of Interest

The Harvest Festival was a huge success.  The Children's Art Class was also held at the festival.  Five of our younger members drew "the sights" of the festival.  Look for pictures of them in action on our web page.  Thank you to the members who came and sat for a while at our tent, even if they did not have anything to sell.  Our presence is extremely important at these events.  We hope you will join us next year. 

Thank you to the members who volunteered to help out at our successful Chicken BBQ on October 16, 2009.  Volunteers are our strength. 

Congratulations to Kay Parisi-Hampel on the sale of her postcard collage that was exhibited in the "Wish You Were Here" Postcard Collage Show with the National Collage Society.

In November, there will be an art show given by the seniors at the Senior Center in Delhi, New York.  Jeanette Koji invites you all to come and see what they have been up to and make sure notice the folk art mural that they painted this summer.  Congratulations!