Hello everyone! I am very excited to star this journey with you as your new MATA president. This past year went by really fast.
I first want to say thank you all of the board members from this past year, your advice and encouragement is really appreciated. Thank you Sharon for all of your work as membership chair, we wish you luck in all of your future endeavors and look forward to seeing you at our future shows. Welcome new board members Natalya Sorin and Jordan Acker Anderson. We look forward to you working with our team.
We have some exciting things happening in July. We will have a booth at Art in the Park at Humboldt Park July 8th from 11-4pm. We will be hosting a few small arts activities and hopefully promote MATA to a few new art teachers that might happen to wander by. We just want to have a little fun and promote our group to the community, so if you are in the area, stop on by and check out all of the artists at Art in the Park.
Then, join us July 15th with Heather Eiden on Good Hope Island, a hidden natural gem in Milwaukee, to do some landscape inspired art. (Details for both of these events can be found on the Home page.)
There are a few changes coming up for the fall show. Formerly the Drawing, Print, and Photography Show, it has evolved over the years into more of a regular, all-media exhibit. So, the board decided at our June meeting it was time for a change and have renamed it the "Fall Membership Show." However, to make it distinct from the spring Membership Exhibition, it will have an annually-changing theme. This year’s theme, based on the last membership survey, is “Small Work / Landscape.” Watch for more information about this exciting change to be sent out soon.
A past MATA president once said to me that she loved that MATA not only celebrated the fact that we were art teachers, but that we are also artists, connecting in a fun social atmosphere celebrating who we are. I hope I can continue that legacy and help set up more opportunities for us to celebrate each other and our art making endeavors. I am honored to be on this journey with you.