May 3, 2019 E-Blast 1

Visual Artists of Welland:  May 3, 2019

Please read the following carefully!  Lots of important info!!!

Next Meeting Date:  Monday, May 27—6:30 p.m.

  1. Just the facts, Ma’am!

Spring Fling:  26 artists / 15 pieces of art sold / $1625.00 total value of art sold / 400 people attended / donation draws—enough for scholarships this year / 1.5 bins raised for Hope Centre—175 pounds of food.

  1. Evaluation Sheet:

--please see attached; if you have not filled one out yet, please do so—send it to Deedee or Pam—or bring it to the May 27 meeting

  1. Secondary School Scholarships:

--Centennial, Eastdale, Confederation, Jean Vanier, and Notre Dame will each receive a $100.00 scholarship for a graduating student

  1. Rose Festival:

--Youth Competition—set up is June 7 / exhibit is June 8 and 9

--Adult Exhibit—set up is June 10 / exhibit runs until June 16

  1. VAW Members' Art Exhibition at the Welland Historical Museum:

--there will be two sessions:  $20.00 each session / one painting per artist

--June 6—Opening Reception—until July 18

--July 18—Opening Reception—until August 24

At the May 27 General Meeting, please be prepared to indicate which session you would prefer, the size of your painting, the title and medium.

Also:  a)  could you send your artist bio to Pam— for the Bio Binder to be placed at the Museum

b) could you have someone take a pic of you working on your art; please send these to Tracy Greening at


  1. Rose Ann Mancino—Frame Craft Ltd:

--in addition to having a wonderful presentation of the goods and services offered at Frame Craft, Rose Ann announced that VAW Members will receive a 20% discount on custom framing!  Thank you!  Benefits of being a VAW member!


  1. Art Shows:

--Pam and Deedee stated that we would include any information on VAW Members who are in any art shows:

--Pat Haftar:  “Parts of Me”—Opening Reception—Sat., May 4—2 p.m.-4 p.m.

Arts Place Gallery, 714 King Street, Port Colborne

Show runs April 20th to May 30th


--David Rose / Noella Celine--“Older Adult Art Show and Sale”—Sat., May 4—11 a.m.-3 pm

Dunlop Dr. Community Centre--80 Dunlop Drive, St. Catharines


  1. Teaching Courses:

--Pam and Deedee further stated that we would include any information on VAW Members who are teaching any courses/workshops:

--Pat Haftar:  Beginners and Abstract Pouring -- Thursday, May 16th to June 27

Time:  1 p.m.-4 p.m.   Place:  106 Gretel Place, Welland

Cost:  $150.00 payable by Square or cash; 905-732-9952 for materials list


  1. DTC (Decorative Trading Cards) 

--Partner information has been emailed out, by Tracy Greening, to those of you signed up to participate. Exchange will take place at May 27 meeting.


See everyone on Monday, May 27, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

Deedee and Pam





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