Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Alpha Rho Tau Newsletter November, 2011

The Alpha Rho Tau Board met on October 24, 2011.  In attendance were Joyce Sandifer, Jacque Gonzales, Mary Oswald, Janie Crean, Richard Coones, Glenda Moon, , and Jim Reynolds.

TCC Fall Member Show: November 7 – Dec 2, 2011

IMPORTANT: The Reception Was Changed to Wednesday Nov 9th! (Invitation attached)

Robin Hutchings will be typing up our tags, so she will be the one to contact for crisis changes at or 910-550-1050.
Deliver artwork*                  Monday, November 7th ............... 10:00AM - 12:00 Noon

When paintings are brought in, sign up at the table, so we can verify you did bring your painting.

Exhibit opens                                  Tuesday, November 8th
Artists' Reception                            Wednesday, November 9th     6:30 PM – 8 PM
Exhibit ends                                     Thursday, December 1st.
Pick up artwork                                Friday. December 2nd            l0:00 l2:00 Noon

*Note: There will not be “valet carriers” due to a lack of volunteers. It is suggested you use the loading zone while dropping off you art. If you will be more than a few minutes, park in regular parking.

Our judge for the Member Show at TCC will be Gary Moeller, Head of the Art Department at Rogers State University, who was himself, an A R T Scholarship awardee, when he was in High School!!!   A choice with very special meaning.  Judging will be at 4 PM, Monday Nov 7th.

Our Scholarship winners, Crystal Walters and Jordan Alexis Wong, will show 2 works each.  Vonda Evans will present their awards at the TCC Reception Nov 9th. Please join us.

Next General Meeting is November 21, 2011

Our next General Meeting will be held November 21, 2011.  The meeting will begin at 6:30 PM at the Hardesty Regional Library, 8316 E. 93rd St., Tulsa, OK 74133. Voting for officers (President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer) will be conducted at this meeting. Additional information on the election of officers can be found in Articles VI and VII of the ART By-laws.  The By-Laws are in your ART Membership Book.

Our guest speaker is Cindy Parson. The title of her presentation is "Right-Brain Thinking and Creativity".  She will give us a simple explanation of right-brain function and then we will do some exercises that increase that function.  Cindy said we will need to bring a pencil and a sketch pad or something we can draw on in our laps. We will need about 5 or 6 sheets of paper. Any size will do, but 5x7 or 9x12 is perfect.

It is now time to RENEW membership for 2012.  Memberships are again $25.00 a year.  Name tags get Green Dots this year and we already have 21 renewals.

2011 has been a very busy year.  I have found being Treasurer for Alpha Rho Tau very challenging and also very enjoyable, since it has allowed me to become better acquainted with all of you!! 

You can still send your checks, reservations and e-mails to me, Mary Oswald, thru Dec.

Hospitality News

Big hugs to our October Cookie Angels: Ida Mae Sells, Joyce Sandifer, Glenda Moon and Shelly DePriest. Special thanks to Joyce for decorating our table with her potted purple mum.

November’s Cookie Angels are Roberta Henley, Carol Mulcare, Robin Hutchings, and Phyllis Snyder.  Please bring 3 dozen sweets, of your choice, to our meeting. It would be a big help if you could come a little early, so we can arrange the goodies on the table.  Our November decorator is Glena Moon.

Thanks to all of you!

Planning Ahead - Holiday Party Dec 3rd, 5:30 at Ti Amo

Our December general meeting will be Saturday, December 3, 2011 at 5:00 P.M. The meeting will be held at Ti Amo Ristorante Italiano at 61st and Sheridan.  The cost is $21.00 per person; you will have choice of pasta's and salads.  This is the time we honor our scholarship recipients and have the transfer of responsibilities to our new officers. Deadline for sign up is 15 November.

Mary Oswald
P.O. Box 700414
Tulsa, OK 74170

Notes of Interest

A Prismacolor representative will give a presentation at the Clary Sage College on the 17th of Nov. The college will allow colored pencil artists to join them or have a separate meeting at the college facility.  There is no fee for attending.  For more information contact Kareen Ramsey at 918-6192193 or via e-mail at

Independence Historical Museum and Art Center in Kansas is looking for artists to have a show at the Art Center next year.  It could be one-man show, if the artist has enough pieces to show or a group of artists show.  The interested artists may contact Karin Cermak for Art Show and Sales Information and for an Application Form. E-mail: