Thursday, July 12, 2012

Alpha Rho Tau Newsletter July 2012

THANK YOU!                                                 

We are so blessed to have wonderful members like Nancy Swindler! Her amazing donation of $500.00 to the scholarship fund will enable us to offer two scholarships to deserving art students.

Door Prizes

Congratulations to Loretta Bialy for winning Nancy Swindler’s floral and Delores Wadsworth for winning Roses by Nancy HillJim Reynolds won the bonus raffle prize; a terrific easel donated by Greg Motto. The framing of our door prizes is by Jacque Gonzales, courtesy of Ziegler’s. Our door prizes for July are a darling country church by Delores Wadsworth and a delightful rooster by Joyce Peace. Be sure to sign in for your winning chance!

Next General Meeting is July 16, 2012

The next meeting of Alpha Rho Tau will be held at 6:30 Monday evening, July 16th at the Hardesty Regional Library, 8316 E. 93rd St., Tulsa.

We will be meeting in the Pecan Room on Monday, July 16th.  Just take a right after you enter the library and you will see the Pecan Room.  If you are sharing one of your new paintings, please remember we have only a short time to discuss it.

Everyone really enjoyed June’s speaker, Jesse Ghere-feather; her wonderful paintings and amazing scrimshaw!  The July speaker will be Jim Roaix from Tahlequah, Ok.  The title of his presentation will be "Breathing Life into Stone".  Jim is a versatile artist; a painter, a sculptor in wood, soapstone, and alabaster, and a jewelry maker.  He will exhibit several small pieces of sculpture and describe the circumstances which brought him to stone and explain his relationship to it.

July Hospitality News

Thank you! We appreciate all the members who signed up to be “Cookie Angels” and “Table-Scape Decorators!!”

If you are an “Angel,” please remember that we need 3 dozen sweets (brownies, mini muffins, cookies, or any treat of your choice) for the meeting.  “Decorators” plan on arriving a little early (6:15), so we can set up the table for all our “Angels” and members. Our July 16th meeting “Decorator” will be Sandi Willhite and our July “Angels” are: Richard Coones, Ida Mae Sells, Sandi Willhite and Cindy Crowley.

Thanks to our June “Angels”: Robin Hutchings, Cindy Crowley and Jill Brady.  Thank you Mary Oswald for your gorgeous Daisy and Lily arrangement!

Many Thanks!

Byrene Culver has donated original oil by Dorothy Dent!  This will be a “Special Raffle” for the next two months.  Remember to bring a few $$ to get your chance on this painting!

On Line Gallery

Do you have your work in our On Line Gallery???  We would like ALL of you put in 3 examples of your art work.  This is so simple to do!  Just send copies of your art work in jpg. format to Bill Oswald, our amazing Web Wizard, at and he will do the rest!  If you have your own web site, he can direct the viewers to your site.

Members Showing

We have three members currently showing their original work.

1.  Karin Cermak and Joyce Sandifer are showing their original paintings at the First Pryority Bank, 10632 South Memorial, Tulsa, through August 31st, 2012.

2.  Karin Cermak participates with three paintings at the Muskogee Art Guild Show at The Canebrake Resort, 33241 East 732nd Rd., Wagoner, through July 31st, 2012.

3.  Sharon Allred is showing through July 31st at the Dennis R. Neill Equality Center, 621 E. 4th Street, Tulsa.

August Board Meeting: 10:30 AM, Monday, Aug. 6th at Ziegler’s.