President’s Letter

Summer has finally arrived! Hope it is going well with you all. Thank you to the many members who responded to our call for help with volunteering and moving into the future! We received many special communications, realizing when we started out that some people cannot volunteer at this point in their life journey. But we do feel that there are members who can help and will if it fits. Also, that members won’t know the issues unless we as your leaders bring them forward. That all said, we have had 26 new people step forward to help and 12 current people who are staying on! So, for the help we identified, we are in a much better situation. Also, there are various people that continue to volunteer their time and help with functions, such as providing food and drinks, that we are not counting for current challenges, even though these contributions are so very important!

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Upcoming Events

  • Jun 10 – 29 – Membership Show
    Fondulac Bank – Clocktower, East Peoria
    Show Opens: Monday, June 10 – 9:00am
    Art Pick-up: Monday, July 29 3:00 – 5:00pm
    Membership Show Rules
  • Aug 5 – All Member Meeting | “Story of Your Art Journey” – Jessica Bingham
    6:30pm | Peoria Heights Library
  • Oct 7 – All Member Meeting | Watercolor Batik Demo – Sharon Somers
    6:30pm | Peoria Heights Library
  • Oct 9 – 11 – 3-day Watercolor Workshop | “Lighten Up, Loosen Up” – Richard Stevens
    Workshop Information and Application
    When you take a Richard Stephens workshop you will be exposed to three main things. Informative technical information sprinkled with humor and anecdotes, entertaining and educational painting demonstrations and lots of one on one time with Richard. Stephens began his professional career as a commercial artist. After discovering transparent watercolor in the early 90’s, he became known for his confident, loose, impressionistic paintings. His works have won awards in numerous national competitions and he has earned signature member status in several major Watercolor Societies. His work has been published in Watercolor Magic, SPLASH, Watercolor Artist Magazine and The Art of Watercolor.
  • Nov 2 – Holiday Art Market
    9:00am | The Warehouse
    Artist Application
    Vendor Application