Plein air Painters: Charlene Eckman called and said the Springfield Arts Commission is looking for someone to take over the Annual Outdoor Painting Contest in Island Park. She thought of us first and so I am sending out this note to get your reaction.
The question is do we want to sponsor this event (in combination with Willamalane Rec. Dist.)?
Specifically reply if you would like to help with this event?
Work required would be meeting with Willamalane to plan the event. (Willamalane has handled all the publicity for this event in the past, and they provide the shelter in the park.)
In the past this has been a contest with a juror, ribbons for several categories, a judging at 2pm. where with winner are hung in the Springfield City Hall for the month of August. The Art Commission has charged an $8 entry and used the money to buy ribbons.
So I am looking for a couple of volunteers who would like to do the planning for this, and half dozen more volunteers to help on the actually painting day, July 25th, 2009.
This is community service. We would be doing this for the community. The secondary benefit for us would be publicity and a few more members.
Think about this and let me know what you think.
See you outside painting,
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