The intended audience for this article are the current PNWS Members, hoping for feedback towards building consensus. In this past year the PNWS Board has attempted to further integrate and connect with Member of PNWS, especially new Members. Leading this effort, PNWS Member Terri Elioff has been doing a great job informing the Board about trends and specific interests that new Members have. The PNWS Board has reached out to Members, looking to get everyone represented on our website https://pnwsculptors.org/. We’ve had noticeable success with that.
*Requiring PNWS Members to fill out a website profile is a new approach. Learning to navigate our website, creating posts which can turn into newsletter stories, getting on the website gallery page, all these give you more exposure and work toward connecting Members to Members.
*Similar to the website involvement, requiring PNWS Members to become Members of Pacific NW Sculptors group on Facebook. While it’s understood social media can be dysfunctional, it’s also the easiest way to post current information or inquiries accessible to most of our Members. This Members FB page is meant to be our “in house” bulletin board. Distinct from our public social media presences, on Facebook, Instagram and You tube.
*Introduce yourself to a Board Member, either in person at a meeting or online through Zoom or direct email. The goal of this is to get closer to the reality of PNWS. it’s what we make of it. it’s not a product purchased. It’s a collaboration, you must directly engage with, to fully benefit from Membership. Ideally, Members work toward serving a role in the group
*Submit art to one of our shows. This is meant to enhance your exposure, boost camaraderie, and will lead to learning something about art and submissions to Calls for art, along with photography, display technology, curation and pricing. These all have a learning curve, on which we can help each other. Let’s see your art and figure out together, the most satisfying ways to share art with the public. Let me know your reactions to the above draft policy changes. Would rather hear from a lot of people over a long time. Art credit: The two sculptures featured with this article are by Olinka Broadfoot.
Looking forward to hearing from you
+++Andy Kennedy, President PNWS