Tuesday, May 12, 2015

WPA membership,

I am writing to remind you that our May membership meeting is coming up this Wednesday, May 13 at West Allis City Hall, 7525 W Greenfield Ave. We will be featuring a talk by Lorin Wiley titled, “How Color and Value Support Dynamic Composition.” Lorin encourages members to bring examples of your work. While this is not a critique Lorin plans to use members work as examples during his presentation, so please feel free to bring work to share.
Our exhibit at the Schauer in Hartford was another strong showing of members work. Thank you to all who planned and participated in this show. I would also like to extend my apologies for not announcing the award winners for this exhibit in a timely manner. 

Schauer award winners:
Best of Show-Chris Behrs
1st place- Carol Chapman
2nd place- Judy Grochowski
3rd place- Rita Burnap
Honorable Mention:  
Marcia Gorra-Patek
           Debbie Callahan
People’s choice:
           Sheryl Zirbes
Our next exhibit, scheduled for this October, is at the Cedarburg Cultural Center. We have space to show 85-90 paintings. This is a great opportunity for our members and is great exposure for our group, however, there is also cause for concern. In past exhibitions we have struggled to have even 40 paintings to exhibit. Our exhibit committee is confident we can meet the goal of 85-90 paintings and they will be discussing ideas at our meeting to address this. 
I would encourage all members to consider entering at least one painting, even if you have not shown before. If everyone submits one painting we would be halfway to our goal; two paintings each and we would reach it. The board is available to assist members in any way we can to help you take advantage of this opportunity. 
As always, please feel free to contact me and express your ideas and concerns.

Your president,
Chris Behrs