President’s Message

Change is Hard! And I have noticed that the older I get, the longer it takes to adapt to new technologies or to changes in policy or procedure. So I especially appreciate all of those members who so graciously agreed to the changes in our new gallery agreement.

To summarize these changes:

  • The gallery attendant work shift hours have changed, adding 1/2 hour to each shift. The new hours are 9:45 AM to 1:45 PM for the morning shift and 1:15 PM to 5:15 PM for the afternoon shift. The reason for these changes is to provide coverage for the 10:00 AM opening time and to provide an overlap for the shift change because specific chores must be done by the morning worker before leaving. The gallery must remain open until 5:00 PM or until the end of children’s classes.
  • If you show your art in the gallery you are obligated to donate at least 8 hours of your time to help the gallery/RAA function in a business like manner. If you are unable to work as a gallery attendant (our biggest need) you are charged $30 per shift, $60 per show. You may apply to the Gallery Manager or to the Attendant Coordinator for other work assignments if available.

Your Operating Committee thanks you for being part of our unique organization. If you have any questions or concerns about these changes you can email me at or call me at home 909-793-8889.

Wishing you a creative and fun new year.

Gail Brownfield