The time is here!!! If you haven’t already, check your studios, basements, closets, attics – wherever you have stashed those old art supplies that you really thought you would use, and bite the bullet… if you haven’t used them yet – give someone else a chance! And maybe you will find a new project waiting for you!
Our winter All Member Meeting is DRA’s traditional opportunity for members to swap unused art supplies for “new to you” supplies from fellow members. Always popular at DRA, this Art Supplies Swap is a great opportunity to chat about making art.
Please bring your old supplies with you to the meeting. We will collect them and display them. Light refreshments will be served as we learn about the latest DRA news, and view the supplies. We will then pull names from a hat to take turns choosing “new” supplies! I can’t wait to see what everyone brings this year!
Our membership meeting on Tuesday, May 22 at 7pm is also our annual “member benefit” meeting, at which Del Ray Artisans offers a program of interest for FREE to our membership. Stay tuned for more information!
In addition to the program of interest, please join us for refreshments and a brief business meeting.
For questions about membership and the membership meeting itself, contact Sophia Suarez at Membership@DelRayArtisans.org.
Join fellow artists and friends at the annual Pie Contest, Indoor Picnic, and Summer Member Meeting on Sunday, August 19 from 5-7pm. Prepare a savory or sweet entry for the pie contest or sign up to be a judge and get first sample of the delicacies. There will be prizes for both sweet and savory pies.
In addition to the Annual Pie Contest, we’ll have an indoor picnic and enjoy (after the pie contest judging) pies for dessert! Preceding the picnic will be a short meeting with information on upcoming events and the fall exhibit schedule. Plan to be there for the fun and comradery!
Please RSVP to help the organizers plan the food and beverage quantities.
If you have any questions or to RSVP, contact Sophia Suarez at Membership@DelRayArtisans.org.
Thursday, October 25, 2018 from 7-9pm
We have a full agenda planned for you during the Annual Member Meeting! This will be your opportunity to hear information about all the shows planned for 2019. The President will present a special message about the organization. The Annual Meeting also includes elections for the 2019 Board of Directors, and a light supper will be served. If you have any questions, please contact Sophia Suarez, Director of Membership, at Membership@DelRayArtisans.org.
Vote in Person or by Proxy
All members are invited to attend, and “Members in Good Standing” will be able to vote—an excellent chance to renew your membership if you haven’t already.
If you cannot attend, we urge you to make a Proxy vote. Please do this by emailing your vote (you can vote yea or nay for the entire slate or individual candidates) to Secretary@DelRayArtisans.org by Sunday, October 21 at 6pm, or by calling the gallery at 703-838-4827 on Thursday (10/18) or Friday (10/19) between noon and 6pm. All proxies must be received by Sunday, October 21 at 6pm to be counted.
Slate of Nominees
If you are interested in running for a Board Position or have questions, contact the President at President@DelRayArtisans.org until the volunteer Nominating Committee is appointed. The new Board will begin its duties on January 1.
Remember, you can nominate yourself or another member before the Member Meeting on October 25 or from the floor at the meeting. We are especially interested in filling the open positions, but you are welcome to run for any position on the Board, except for the advisory position of Past President.
Here is the current slate of nominees for Del Ray Artisans’ 2019 Board of Directors:
President – TBD
Vice President – TBD
Secretary – TBD
Treasurer – TBD
Assistant Treasurer – TBD
Archives – TBD
Communications – TBD
Community – TBD
Curating – TBD
Facilities – TBD
Fundraising Events – TBD
Grants & Sponsorship – TBD
Membership – TBD
Outreach – TBD
Programs – TBD
Technology – TBD
Volunteers – TBD
Youth Programs – TBD
Past President (not an elected position) – Kim Joy or Drew Cariaso