Congratulations to all of the 2017 Membership Exhibition Award Winners! And, congratulations to all who participated in our 76th annual show. The positive feedback has been tremendous. Thanks goes out to your MATA Board for all of their hard work to make this event a success and a special “thank you!” to all of our generous award sponsors and supporters. (See a complete list in the show booklet.)
Exhibitors. Please be sure to pick up your work (or make arrangements for its pickup) on Saturday, May 20th from 9:00 to 10:30 AM. Pickup tip: There is free 10 minute parking in front of the library on Wisconsin Avenue.
2017 Drawing, Print and Photography Show: October 21 – November 18 at Carroll University It's not too early to begin thinking about your entry into the next MATA show! New this year: a special theme category. And a return of the closing Sunday brunch. Watch for details this summer.
MATA Board in Transition As the end of the school year approaches I am getting ready to hand the presidential reins to our next leader, Jodi Brzezinski. Jodi heads up the art program at Thomas More High School and comes on board with lots of great ideas for furthering MATA's mission. However, our first order of business will be to recruit a number of new board members. MATA's continued success relies on not only an active, engaged board, but one that is always in renewal. You can be part of that tradition! Please let us know if you are interested in joining this august group or if you would like to nominate another dynamic member.
Summer Plans???As of this writing there is nothing on the MATA calendar for the upcoming summer... but that can change! Please use the MataArtEducators@gmail.com line of communication to inform and engage your MATA colleagues. Want to get a group together for a plein aire outing? Send in a proposed time and place and see what happens. Want to meet up after July's Gallery Night? Let me know where and when and I'll spread the word. A summer picnic would be fun. Poolside life drawing? Maybe someone would like to revive Ramona Audley's legacy... “Member driven programming.” That's the ticket!