Dear MATA Members, I’m looking forward to being your MATA president! We are beginning the year with a boat parade on September 8. (Watch for more details coming soon.) Thank you, Heather Eiden for inviting MATA members to make a monarch for this project. Please contact me if you want to participate but are not able to deliver your work on September 8. We would like to have the best boat in the parade.
Annual MATA memberships expire September 30th, so it is time to renew for 2018-2019; especially if you plan to enter the fall membership show in October. It is also time to recruit like-minded friends and colleagues to become new members. Last year we saw a nice increase in this category and I would love to see the trend continue.
We had such a great response to our Small Works Exhibition last year that we are continuing this format for the fall exhibition at Carroll University this October. MATA members voted for a Small Works/Portraits theme at the closing reception in November. I found the 2017 theme to be challenging but very rewarding, and it was great to see more members participating. I look forward to seeing what you come up with for 2018.
Please send us your ideas for MATA! <firstname.lastname@example.org> The Board is meeting Saturday, September 22nd to plan our 2018-2019 calendar. We would love your input. Thank you for your support and commitment to arts education.