BAA Board Update: November 2017

Notes From Your Board President:

I'm writing this on November 1st, which in some circles is known as Day of the Dead. The hoopla that surrounded Halloween has now opened the doors to a holiday season full of activity, and your Buenaventura Art Association will be no different. 

First of the list, mark a big red bow around Sat. December 9. That's when we will have our annual party, and this year we've combined it with fundraising and a charity to benefit children, so I know, absolutely!, that you'll want to participate. Your board members Deborah De Bono and Margie November have been working with Kitty McGinnis to make the party details a success. 

And on that note... BAA will be looking for several members who wish to donate a small art piece for our party raffles. If you're so inclined, please contact Deborah, me, Sharon or Kitty either directly or through this blog, to let them know. I'm going to be donating some art and six baskets which will hold goodies for that raffle. Aren't you getting excited for our party!

One of the major topics at our board meetings is how to help BAA weather the downturn in our economy that seems evident this year. I'm a member of two other art associations — Santa Barbara and Morro Bay — and I can tell you that art sales have been on their minds, too. But we board members don't have all the answers, so I'm looking to you to help. Do you have an idea you'd like to see your organization adopt? An idea for a fundraiser? A workshop topic that could bring visitors our way? Do you have a special skill you'd like to share with our members, or maybe the public, which would make BAA more visible?

If so, contact any one of us in your organization. We're looking for ideas and people to help!

Finally, Sat. November 4th, BAA will have a "Free, Fun, and Fabulous" Young Artists Class at our gallery. If you thought pine cones were just for fir trees, think again. Lorna Amundson will show kids AND adults how to make a pine cone into a whimsical holiday decoration. Time 1-3 pm at the gallery, 700 E. Santa Clara St. In Ventura. And did I mention, it's F. R. E. E. !

See you next month,
Darlene Roker

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