It’s fall. The pace of life/work quickens as summer doldrums yield to fall activities.
Our next meeting is at Portland ADX on Wednesday, September 28 at 7pm. See the description for more details.
We ended the summer with our annual appearance at Art in the Pearl. Traffic was moderate. Demos were excellent. Although we had fewer than usual demonstrators, we were well represented. Thanks to Andy Kennedy for coordinating and to Jerry Woodbury, Russ Ford, and Jonas Hartley for their time and effort.
Our Creative Collaborations Show went live on our web site at the end of last month. We lost a few collaborators along the way, but the final list is an interesting mix of imaginations. Take a look.
Our Annual Picnic was held at Oregon Society of Artists on August 28. Maybe it was the timing, maybe the weather, maybe the location, but turnout was light. Those who did attend were rewarded with plenty of food and good conversation. Special thanks to Ulrich Pakker and Pamela Pakker-Kozicki for making the trek from Seattle to connect face to face. Also check out their article: Origin of a Successful Design.
This past month, Scott Price resigned from our Board for personal reasons. We appreciate his contributions. We will miss his wise perspective and organizational skills. He remains an active member and welcomes our participation in the Price Sculpture Garden.
Additions to the Board in the past few months include Bob Deasy and Katie Sallos. Look for a few changes in committee assignments to rejuvenate member interaction and volunteer participation. After a few years of pandemic pandemonium, it is time to return to our more social and less virtual interactions. Be prepared to get involved again.
In an attempt to build a stronger relationship with Oregon Society of Artists (aka Oregon School of Arts), we are invited to participate in an all sculpture show in May 2023. We helped define this show. Our members may submit images at the member entry fee rate of $35 for two entries. Although this is a juried show, Rip Caswell, the juror, will identify recipients of cash awards. Acceptance of at least one, and more likely two entries is consistent with their usual procedure. More details will be shared as soon as dates are finalized. I hope everyone will consider participating.