We have been thinking of you and the AAA during this difficult time of the COVID-19 global pandemic. New York has been completely closed down for three weeks, with everyone living under a stay-at-home order. Most other states are the same.
The AAA began in 1963 and traditionally opens Memorial Day weekend. That is not possible this year. Like everyone else, we will stay tuned before deciding when we can begin our season. Even when the social isolation orders are lifted, there may be a lag before summering in the North Country resumes.
We worked hard in January and February planning five shows with outstanding Featured Artists. They are on PAUSE, too. We will keep you posted as we make decisions.
Hoping to see you this summer . . . . Stay well,
Penny Clute, Chair
Deborah Virella, Vice-Chair
Eve Ticknor, Secretary
Teresa Cummings, Treasurer
Ric Feeney, Board Member
Dennis Kalma, Board Member
Denise Leavitt, Board Member
Merrell Leavitt, Board Member
This is the Gallery Exhibit Schedule We Planned:
- May 22-June 10 Featuring Reagan Monarch, artist and art teacher at Willsboro Central School District, and Friends.
- June 12-July 8 Featuring photographer Richard Brogowski and students of Willsboro Central School District.
- July 10-August 5 Featuring Master Gyotaku Artist Stephen DiCerbo and Karen Parker, beaded jewelry artist.
- August 7-September 2 Featuring photographer Glenn Estus and potter Joe DiNapoli.
- September 4-October 12 Featuring painter Elsa Koop-Angelicola.
While we are awaiting our physical gallery opening, we would like to do more through our website and Facebook page. As a place for local art, we can do that virtually, and make it participatory and interactive as well.
Some ideas we’ve had so far:
- Each of our exhibiting member artists can have their own page, with their artist statement or bio, photo of a work of art, and link to their own website.
- We can post demonstrations and lessons by interested artist members.
- How about an art contest of the month, with all entries displayed?
Let us know your thoughts and suggestions!
New AAA Logo
We hope you notice our new logo at the top of this newsletter. Thank you Ric Feeney for the design! We were already thinking of growth and renewal, and now they are even more part of our future . . . .
Renew your membership now—we still need you!
We depend upon membership fees and art sales. While we are closed, there are no sales, but basic expenses continue—like insurance, telephone, internet, and web support.
If you are not already a Member, please join us!
$55 for Individuals, $75 for a Family, and $85 for Exhibiting Members.
Please mail a check to the AAA, PO Box 51, Essex, NY 12936.
You can now make a charitable donation of your vehicle or boat to the Adirondack Art Association through CARS. They sell it and we get the proceeds! For more information contact us, or go to careasy.org.
It would be so lovely to have a volunteer who is experienced with website building. Right now, the two eldest Board members [and we are in our mid-70’s!] are grappling with this, and what we want to do does not always translate to what we can do—so sad! If you can help, we will really appreciate you!