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As we begin our new fiscal year, we look forward to planning our exhibitions, classes,
services to our artist members, and programs to promote the visual arts in the Centre
Region. As an organization we would like to build upon our past successes and reach
even higher goals, but to make that happen we need to widen our circle of volunteers.
This is your organization and we need your help! We encourage you to consider the
following list of opportunities and hopefully find a committee, which meets your interests, talents, and available time commitment from your busy schedule!
The regular Committees of the Art Alliance are:
This committee is divided into Adult Education, chaired by Judy Bogert, and Youth
Programs including the Summer Camps, chaired by Anne Cortese. If you would like to
help plan classes, prepare the Open Studio for Summer Camps, pick up supplies, staff
our booth at Children's Day of the Arts Festival or look for new education opportunities
for us in the community this would be the committee for you!
Exhibits and Events
We have a number of exhibitions each year including our Members Show. The
Chairperson of each show needs help preparing the Call for Entries and Catalogue,
receiving the work, hanging it, and returning it after the show. The Opening Reception
and hosts for the run of the show require additional volunteers. Each show is unique and there is a bit of magic as each work contributes its own special something to the
exhibition as a whole. Become part of the excitement - join the Exhibits Committee!
This committee seeks new members, sends annual renewal notifications, maintains a list of current members and issues membership cards. We have a database in place to make this job easier. If you like projects requiring organizational skills you are a natural to handle membership.
New members of the Art Alliance are contacted by a member of the Volunteer
Committee to learn their areas of interest. This committee is also called upon by other
committees to recruit volunteers needed for various activities.
If you enjoy working with numbers and have some experience with making the books
balance we need you on this committee. You would be responsible for assisting other
committees in preparing their budgets for the year and working with our President and
Treasurer in putting together the Annual Budget.
Fundraising and Grants
Our organization has been fortunate in securing grants each year but feel there are
probably some other opportunities for us, which we have not pursued. Research is
needed, and experience in grant writing would be desirable.
The Fundraising or Development responsibilities of this committee include planning
and executing projects to enhance the income side of our balance sheet. An Annual
Fund Drive is planned and sponsors need to be secured for each of our exhibitions
and educational programs. Ideas for other fundraising projects will be considered by
this committee. If you are part of the business community and/or would be willing to
make contacts to area businesses we could use your help!
Long Range Planning
This committee studies the needs and potentials of the Alliance and makes
recommendations of goals for the future and how to reach them. If you are a creative
thinker and like to plan ahead you would be a valuable addition to this group.
Overseeing the upkeep of our building and the grounds and making recommendations to the Board of Directors are the responsibilities of this committee.
If you have a construction background that's great or if you are just good a fixing things we need you!
This very important committee "spreads the word" about all the exciting things our
organization and our artist members are doing. Writing and sending press releases
and paid ads, distributing brochures, setting up interviews and photo ops and
exploring new ways of increasing enrollment at classes and attendance at exhibitions
are parts of their assignment. If you have experience or contacts in this field that's
great; if not but are willing to learn, that's great too!
We hope one of these committees has "called your name" and you are ready to
complete the Volunteer Form, which can be printed and sent in -- but if not we also
need help with:
After each show the walls need to be patched and painted and the cubes need a
fresh coat as well. If you don't paint masterpieces but enjoy painting walls this may be
A couple of times a year we have to have a "clean-up day" to keep everything
We look forward to working with you!