The cool weather has reminded us that fall is here and winter is coming. It’s been a good summer with record sales at the Eagle Harbor Fair, and the sale of many large pieces at the Gallery. Tourism is still up, but it is expected to decline in October. We have decided to move to Fall Hours (Thursday through Saturday) as of October 13th. Another change will come after Christmas. We are hoping to increase the number of class offerings, both internal and external, this fall and winter. We had ten participants from the CCAA membership in an Egg Tempera class given by Margo McCafferty. We’re looking forward to, perhaps a class in Cyanotype by Chuck and a fabric stenciling one by Nanc. Please think about a Christmas project we could do this fall to generate CCAA sales.
We have had a good year, but, due to the increase in expenses (rent, bookkeeper, etc) we are not balancing our books. As a result, the fees have been increased by $5.00, and the commission on art sales by members who work has been increased from 20% to 25%.
Linda Dodge is assisting Millie in collecting dues ($30 for an individual, $40 for a family). Please pay your dues ASAP if you haven’t already. Many people paid at the wonderful pot-luck hosted by Duane and Diane Lyons. The food was great and the company was better.
We are signed up for FinnFest. Nanc is assisting Clydeon this project. She has collected names, but if you are of Finnish extraction and haven’t signed up, please let one of them know. We’ll show our works at the CCAA Gallery, and the whole organization will be involved..
The regular meeting in October will be on the second Thursday intead of the third, to accommodate the snowbirds.
John Dodge talked about the Photowalk to be held on October 13. People can sign up online, and this promises to be an interesting event. There will be people around the world participating. We are lucky to have John Dodge and Steve Brimm coordinating the walk, which will take place in Copper Harbor.
The Featured Artist for the 2013 Art Fair will be Jeanne Rosemurgy.