Happy New Year and New Decade! Hard to believe, isn’t it? The New Year is always a time of reflection and is filled with promise. We as an organization accomplished so much in the past 10 years and have a robust future ahead. In this next year many learning and fun events are planned to enhance our efforts to enjoy our own art making and appreciation through shows and exhibits. With increased connections in the Central Illinois art community, we’ll also expand our arts participation overall.

We encourage potential participants to step up your preparation for the June Member show. The show will be another fabulous event this year and led by Carol Romanowski and Curt Ribando and their committee. There are also various workshops planned starting this spring designed to enhance all of our interests and add to our artistic tool kit—these sessions are provided by seasoned artists with a talent for sharing their expertise. We encourage you all sign up ASAP! And from your Officers and Board members, we wish you all a splendid New Year where all of your best wishes come true!

Barbie Perry and Judy Ritchie