I apologize for telling you some incomplete information about the new requirements for having your art displayed in a regular show. I have been “fully informed” and the complete details are as follows.
The change in policy starting July 1, 2013, was a change from requiring two 4 hour sitting shifts per show, to one shift as a docent, assisting the Gallery Coordinators in carrying out general gallery duties and customer service, excluding operating the POS computer. By reducing the time and responsibility requirement of showing artists, we are also asking that they volunteer in some other aspect of the running of RAA. This may be by becoming part of a committee, assisting a committee chair, taking part in putting on special events, or even bringing refreshments to art receptions. The aim is to distribute the workload more fairly and evenly throughout the association membership.
To date the enrollments in youth art classes are going extremely well. I recommend that when you are in the gallery you take a look at the great “passports” each student receives as a means of recording all the classes they take from us. They look like a real passport and as they complete each class, it gets stamped with a “visa” indicating completion. I observed one of the first classes winding up and the students were really excited to get their passports and have the teacher stamp them.
Larry Harvill, chair, Board of Directors