"We won't ever fold. I mean the organization is going to be intact forever -- I mean I hope," said Pres. Robin Walker to the Seguin Daily News.
The eviction notice we've been waiting for (and hoping would never come) has arrived, and we must be out of our Gallery at 109 N. River St. on July 1, 2013. Gillian Siemens, Gallery Manager Debbie Zengerle, and other committee members have worked extremely hard for months to find another property, preferably downtown, that we can move to. They have visited every vacant building downtown, followed up on tips about good deals all over, and talked to everybody they could think of. We only paid a token rent plus utilities and our own expenses at the River Street location, so finding anything we have to pay market rates for and can afford is very difficult. Please let the committee know if you have any ideas they haven't already tried.
At the May meeting, members toured a property that the majority present voted to bid on, but it's far from ideal, not downtown, and costs about 4 times as much as we're used to per month. Negotiations and decisions are continuing.
The high school show will be on display during regular Gallery hours through June 28 as promised,and we'll have a huge Moving Sale preceded by a big party very soon; however, everything else is still up in the air.
Look for information soon about a grand party to kick off our Moving Sale. If you have art in the Gallery or Gift Shop, please consider an acceptable sale price and let Debbie Zengerle or a docent know. If you can help with the party in any way (music, food, manpower, ideas), please contact Alicia Helton. Watch your emails, listen for the phone, watch for ads in the papers, and be ready to leap into action when we set a party date, begin the sale, and plan when, how, and where we're moving to.