We will be just down the block. Steve Errick, the new owner of 2310 Main Street, Essex, which last housed a yoga studio, saw our December newsletter on the Essex on Lake Champlain blog, and offered us space on the main floor. Several of us recently met with Steve in his building, and it is wonderfully light and in excellent condition. Here are Penny, Steve, Dennis and Trista – all smiles!
This year, the main 40×20 foot space will be ours to use. Then starting in 2023, he will have a bookstore there – The Book and Leaf – and our artists can display on the walls above the bookshelves, as well as on display shelves and tables. Thank you Steve!
Thank you so much to those who responded to our December Newsletter, which let you know how much the AAA needs your help. It was very difficult to reach the decision to tell you what dire straits we were in, and it is a great relief that reaching out made a big difference. We now have a new gallery space and a grant for social media!
AAA’s 2022 Season
Our season this summer will be a little shorter, running from July 1 to September 5, Labor Day. We would like to be open Wednesday-Sunday from 11 am to 5pm, but we need enough people to cover the hours.
Three Member Shows are planned, each lasting about three weeks.
- July 1 – July 20: drop off date June 22 & hang on June 23
for a June 25 soft opening & July 1 Opening Reception
- July 22 – Aug 10: drop off & pick up July 20 & hang on July 21
- Aug 12 – Sept 3: drop off & pick up on Aug 10 & hang on Aug 11
- End of season pick up Sept 3-5
If there is interest, and the people resources are there, we can
expand into fall and even winter, because the space will be heated.
Shoot the Moon Workshop! Back by popular demand, Dennis Kalma offers a workshop to photograph the August full moon from the ferry! Bring any camera to the perfect location – weather and clouds permitting – and Dennis will help you capture the shot.
As we move forward and into our new gallery, we are reaching out for help in filling some positions. If you or someone you know is interested in any of the following, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gallery Director — $20 per hour
Work during our summer season 6 hours per day, 3 to 5 days per week, overseeing the gallery space and operations. This position involves handling art sales, receipts and bank deposits, training and managing volunteers, planning openings, overseeing show hangings, providing content to social media person, ensuring supplies are available, and working directly with artists, volunteers and patrons. A complete list of Director’s Responsibilities is available.
Assistant Director — $18 per hour
Work in the gallery 1 to 2 days per week, up to 6 hours per day, depending on the availability of the Director and trained volunteers. Assisting the Director in all areas of gallery management, including being responsible for sales reconciliation and bank deposits on days that Director is not present in the gallery. A complete list of the Assistant Director’s Responsibilities is available.
- Work a 3-hour shift, one day each week from June 25 to September 5. You will process sales, do some light sweeping and dusting, and meet people from all over the world.
- Help hang a show.
- Provide refreshments for an Opening.
- Join the Board
- Teach a class, demonstrate your creative techniques, talk about why you do your art
We will be charging Membership again, after two years of suspension during our COVID pause. Since our season is shorter and exhibit space smaller than in the past, we are reducing our fees to encourage more to join us. Of course, we would greatly appreciate anything extra you would like to give.
- Individual $25
- Family $45
- Exhibiting Artist $55
Please send your check to the AAA at PO Box 51, Essex NY 12936.