Sonoran Arts League - Event Information

Event Name:Monthly General Meetings
Event Type(s):Public Events
Member Events
Volunteer Opportunities
Description:Member's Monthly General Meeting
2nd Monday of every month
New Venue:  Desert Foothills Library, Cave Creek
Event Date:11/12/2018
Event Time:5:00 pm mix-mingle 5:30pm program starts 6:00 pm guest speaker
Location:Desert Foothills Library
38443 Schoolhouse Road
Cave Creek, AZ 85331

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Contact Person:Sonoran Arts League
(phone: 480-575-6624)
Details:Monthly General Meetings -  2nd Monday of every month
New Location: Desert Foothills Library in Cave Creek

Afternoon Line-Up of Activities and General Meeting Agenda

4:00 pm    Monthly Art Critique / open to the public & members
                 Bring 1-2 pieces of work that would benefit from feedback.  Our goal is to help all of us evolve and think about our work in a constructive manner 
                 (this opportunity will start at 4 pm and end at 5 pm)  Feedback will be honest and candid.  Format is group talk.  1 hour (4-5pm)

5:00 pm    Artist of the Month Registration - sign-up opens at 5pm and closes promptly at 5:30 pm    Open to League Members only
                 Every month, artists may submit a piece of artwork for "Artist of the Month"  (artist may not submit a pieces that was submitted in the art critique)
                 Each artist should prepare a 2-minute pitch about their submitted artwork.

                Mix and Mingle  -  Refreshments  -  Raffle Drawings ( Paint-In-The-Bucket:  a build-out fundraising campaign)
                League members are welcome to contribute a drawing prize in support of our monthly fundraising efforts

               "News You Can Use": Preview of new Gallery el Pedregal Gallery Workshop Series
                MEET League Member Kirby Plessas. Her workshop series focuses on intellectual property, protecting your brand, Pinterest, Instagram & social media marketing platforms.

5:30 pm    Welcome & Light Business
                  Artist of the Month "Spotlight Pitch" - each artist has a 2 minute pitch about their submitted artwork - voting to follow

6:00 pm    Guest Speaker / Meeting Theme
                 Raffle drawing winners
                Theme:  "Educational Marketplace of Members”

Come to a “Marketplace of Members” that will showcase different art media, styles and their cultural context. Try out unusual art processes, learn techniques new to you, and get to know League artist members and their stories. Rotate to each presenter station on your own terms in this self-guided informal “Marketplace”.
        Roger Kull - Unique leather tooling techniques in Native American art
        Nicolette Maguire Bonnsetter - Pattern meaning, themes & techniques in Ukrainian design
        Howard Borden - Digital & hand color enhanced photography
        Katalin Ehling Studio – “Why Art? My Personal Journal from Hungary & the Magic of Batik”, Katalin is one of the “The Original Eight – HITH” (Images Magazine)
        Nancy Michaelson – Uncover the hidden meanings and stories in her work and try out her unusual painting techniques utilizing Q-tips
        Patricia Miller – Art Therapy: “Everyone Has An Artist Within!”
        Elizabeth Sun – Origami sculpture and “try its” – Elizabeth was born in Hong Kong where she lived until age seven when she and her family moved to Germany
        Ashwini Bharathula – “Scenes From My Travels”

Format: Self-directed “visits” to artists stationed at tables around the room. Repeating 10-15 minute “conversations & demonstrations” for the one hour segment)
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