Thursday, July 25, 2013

Let's Collect Bucks for Bags

Afterword:  We sold and ordered 150 rolls, and we can still sell a few extra rolls ordered just in case.  The order should arrive within the week, and Janelle will bring them to our Sept. 14 meeting if we haven't already picked them up.  (See below.)  John will tell us how much we made, which included some nice donations.  Thank you to everyone who made a sale or two!  And thanks to Janelle who had the idea, set it up, and collected all the orders; to Suzanne who will receive and store our order, and of course, John who will take the money to the bank!

Original post:  Most of us make trash and need bags to put it in.  Seguin Art League members are going to sell four sizes of house and garden bags and make lots of money for a new home.

Order forms are available below, in your email, and at the Selig Room (by the sign-in book).  Or ask Janelle to send you a form by US mail.  We collect orders and money from everybody we can and mail checks and the completed order form to Janelle Hannemann at 1767 Kothmann Dr., Seguin TX 78155 by Aug. 16.

When the bags arrive in early September, we pick them up from Suzanne Drake at the Guadalupe County Fair Office (on the fair grounds south of the Coliseum) and deliver them to the purchasers. 

It's that simple.  For the minimum order of 120 rolls, "minimum we can make is $510," Janelle says, and "Max is whatever we want."  Click here for a brochure, order form, and detailed procedures, and let's get busy!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Calling All Photographers!

The call for entries has gone out to all area photographers for our annual photo show "How I See It."  Photographers 18-years and older can enter up to three photographs taken in 2009 or later.  The maximum outside frame dimensions are 36 by 48 inches, and each piece must be ready to hang, preferably with a wire across the back.

Entries should fit into one of these categories:  Land-/sea-/cityscapes, portraits, extreme closeups, floral, and critters.  Judges will award a $100 First Place and two Honorable Mentions in each category.

Do not put your name on the front of your work so the judges won't know who did what.

The entry fee is $10 per piece for members, $15 per piece for non-members.  Click here for an entry form and detailed instructions.  Entry forms and fees must be mailed to Seguin Art League, P. O. Box 445, Seguin 78156 by Sept. 20, and you must deliver the artwork between 10 AM and noon on Saturday, Sept. 28, to the Selig Room, GRMC, 1215 E. Court St.

The opening reception for artists and the public will be held from 5-7 PM Thursday, Oct. 3.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Forget the Heat: Think Holidays!

It's time once again to reserve your booth at YuleFest, our annual fine arts and handmade crafts sale held the first Sunday in December.  It's on Dec. 1 this year, 10 AM to 4 PM at the Seguin/Guadalupe County Coliseum, 950 S. Austin St.. The sale features only handmade and hand-embellished items in comfort indoors, regardless of the weather outside.

Doors open to vendors at 8 AM for setup, but we'll hold your booth for you until 9 AM.  Coffee and donuts are available free to vendors during setup, and during the sale a full concession stand is open in the lobby.

Click here for an application and all the rules and details.  If you don't need a booth, be sure to add the date to your calendar.  We can volunteer for a shift helping vendors and guests, and it's a great opportunity to finish off our holiday shopping. 

Thursday, July 11, 2013

"Our Best to You" Runs through Summer

Congratulations to Dottie Bowden for winning the People's Choice Award for her painting "White Bird" at Thursday's reception! A good crowd filled the Selig Room in the East Campus of GRMC (Guadalupe Regional Medical Center), 1215 E. Court St., to officially open our annual members-only show "Our Best to You."  The show will run weekdays through the end of August. Artists pick up work between 10 AM and noon on Saturday, Aug. 31.