Are you an artist who has to control every detail of the outcome or are you carefree and let things happen? When finished, does your work have a look that others see as yours? We have many artists in our guild with a “signature look” who have over time developed a style in their work that says it’s theirs. I’m happy to say that one of my goals for this year was to reach a membership of 100 or more. We did it! The purpose of this guild is to share ideas and learn from each other. Now, we have so many artists, there will be no lack of inspiration in our group. Part of the success is the quality Mini-Demo we have each month and Show and Tell. Thank you all for such a successful year.Cindie Townley
New Business and Information
DUES ARE DUE
Your dues for 2016 are due in January. Please bring a check to the meeting or use PayPal to pay online. Since PayPal is available to everyone online, we are shortening the grace period this year.
Slate of officers for 2016
The following slate of officers were elected during the November meeting.
President: Cindie Townley
VP/Workshops: Angie Knowles
Mini-Workshops: Kim Sherrod
Secretary: Peggy Daubar
Treasurer: Mary Ann Pickard
Shows: Annie! Wade
Multi-Media; Bonnie Bowman & Sharon Appler
Installation of officers will occur during the holiday party in December.
Holiday PartyThe Holiday party will include a Gift Exchange. Each gift must be handmade by the artist, limiting cost of materials to $15. The gift is NOT to be holiday related. Present your gift in a brown paper grocery bag - no decoration.
Bring a pot-luck dish to share with the group.
We will be playing games. Please, if you have not done so, send your interesting fact to Dana before the meeting on Monday.
We will be making name tags during the party. You will need a blank hotel room key or expired credit card to act as a base (it will be covered up!). Please bring scissors, a glue gun (to share) or sewing machine (also to share - if you think you need one). Also bring embellishments you would like to use or wish to share. However, remember, it's a name tag so a small handful of embellishments will work. No need to bring three bags full!!! We will providing the magnetic back to hold it on your clothing and a strip label with your name on it to stick on the plastic backing. There will be a prize for the most creative.
Our sale tables and free tables will still be available during the Holiday Party.
Facebook & Website Link
If you have a Facebook page, please "Like" our Tampa Bay Surface Design page. If you have your own web site, you can reach a much wider audience by linking the Tampa Bay Surface Design Guild Web Site to your site. Add this link(surfacedesignguild.com) to your site to see how much more traffic you get! We are happy to link the guild site to your site as well. Just let Bonnie Bowman know.
We are looking for someone to take over the Book sale and Video library for 2016. Many thanks go to Kim Sherrod who started these for us.