Artists don’t talk about art. Artists talk about work…. Stop thinking about it as art. Think about it as work. Art is for academics. Art is for scholars. Art is for audiences. Art is not for artists.
SUMMER HAS SEGUED INTO FALL
We now have six active hubs
We’ve completed one show and one is currently hanging.
We’ve had two very successful workshops
And finally, our annual meeting is but a month away
Continue reading below for more details.
CALENDAR OF UPCOMING EVENTS:
The VPS Juried Show September 14-December 27, 2017 at the Coolidge Hotel in WRJ, VT
VPS Board Meeting on Sunday, October 15, 2017 from 2-4 p.m. at the Tuckerbox Restaurant in White River Junction
VPS Members’ Annual Meeting on Sunday, November 5, 2017 from 2-4 p.m. at the College of St. Joseph in Rutland, VT
VPS REGIONAL HUBS UPDATE
I met, on Friday, September 29, with 2 of the 3 artists of the St. Johnsbury/Newport region, and we had a very productive discussion. Much of our time was spent on ways to enlarge the hub from three to six or seven members to make it a viable hub, but we couldn’t come up with any workable plans. It was decided to have the three artists join the existing hub they were closest to, which turned out to be VPS Central, until which time when more artists might join the VPS from that area in VT.
Since my last newsletter, in the last three months, that is, we have had seven issues of Hub Happenings and a hub show being hung. The VPS really feels like a vibrant organization and very fun one to belong to.
VPS JURIED SHOW AT THE HOTEL COOLIDGE IN WRJ
As the venue was small, only 29 paintings were able to be selected for the show, so these are really great pieces. Judge Doug Dawson, after concluding his workshop, traveled north to judge the show, and although he knows the five prize winners, no one else does. They will be revealed at the reception on Friday, November 3, 2017 from 5-7pm during Art Walk in WRJ. There will be a Best in Show, Second Place and Third Place awards, The Cape Cod Pastel Society Award, and a new award, The Mallory Lake Memorial Award. So please put it on your calendars and attend the reception–and see the show whenever you can as the hotel is open 24/7!
Read more at VPS Website Exhibitions.
VPS WORKSHOP WITH DOUG DAWSON IN NEWFANE, VT
Doug Dawson’s workshop was greatly successful, with 18 attendees. It made a sizable profit for our VPS, but more importantly, it generated a lot of enthusiastic discussions among not only the participants, but in at least two hubs where his ideas and problem solving approaches were talked about at length. Let’s give a big thank you to Jean Pollack for her organizational efforts in getting this workshop for the VPS.
VPS BOARD MEETING
The agenda for the board meeting in White River Junction will include a summary of the financial health of our VPS, as well as discussions of upcoming workshops, exhibitions and planning for the annual meeting. Although this is a board meeting, any artist from the VPS can attend.
VPS MEMBERS’ ANNUAL MEETING
As usual, we will divide our two hours into a business meeting for the first hour (or less) and a pastel activity for everyone in the second hour (or more). This will be something new and different, challenging and fun. We will send more information about what to bring with you closer to the date of the meeting, which is on November 5, 2017 from 2-4.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED PARTICIPATION IN THE VPS!
We continue to grow and thrive from the creativity, inspiration and energy that you all give to our organization. Keep it coming will you!
President, Vermont Pastel Society