Monday, May 16, 2016
Dear Guild Members:
Please mark your calendars for our approaching ALL MEMBERSHIP MEETING! Many voices and many hands make light work for all.
Our Annual Spring Guild meeting will be held on Saturday, June 18 at the Vienna Public Library, 2300 River Road in Vienna, West Virginia, 26105-1372. The focus of our meeting will be our future goals as an organization and how to move forward. Our gathering will begin at 10 a.m. with Jury Session for anyone wanting to participate in the marketing opportunities. Directly after the Jury Session, we will hold our Annual Meeting and Election of Board Members and Officer. We can do some brainstorming as well!
We will have lunch (catered by “Rubi’s Pizza & Grille” of Parkersburg) at 11:30 a.m. while we have our business meeting. There are several important items on our agenda that need your input, only one of which is the election of officers. ( A ballot for the election is included with this letter…please make sure your email information is up-to-date with us.) The cost for lunch will be $10.00. Please remit in the enclosed envelope. If you need to pay the day of the meeting, please email me or call me.
With the changes which have occurred with Mountain State Art & Craft Fair, we will spend some time discussing the Guild Sales Booth for the upcoming MSACF in September.
I’m hoping that you will join us at the Vienna Library for our Spring Meeting. Please mail your reservation to me in the enclosed envelope (along with your dues renewal, if you like) or call me at (304) 481-6243. I need your reply by Monday, June 13 so we can order our lunch food!
The Mountain State Art and Craft Fair, An Appalachian Experience will be held at Cedar Lakes in Ripley, West Virginia on Friday-Sunday, September 16-18, 2016. The West Virginia Art and Craft Guild has been a Co-Sponsor and Exhibitor at the original MSACF since its beginning. We are looking forward to a successful rebirth of the Fair but it is critical that we have enough members participating to make the Guild’s booth successful.
Participating in the Guild Booth gives us a unique opportunity to work together to market our products. We have a chance to be with other craft people, to see the work of other artists, and test the marketability of our product without the need for a large inventory. There are some large display boxes available for our use already at Cedar Lakes. Many folks, however, may want to bring your own display items especially suited to your product. You know best what you need to show your work to its full advantage. Becky Williamson will be heading this up as the Marketing Director. Please see enclosed letter from Becky.
Kenneth D. Westfall, Treasurer
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