Now is the time to resolve to get more involved in SoMMA for 2015. We have a new Board of Directors, and they are eager to make SoMMA bigger and better, but they can’t do that without member participation. Resolve to carry a few brochures and pass them out to interested people. Resolve to enter every exhibition in 2015. Resolve to volunteer to help with at least one activity or event when the call goes out. SoMMA gives you the opportunity to attend 6 excellent presentations a year, to show/sell your art, and to participate in workshops to add to your repertoire of techniques. If you want our organization to continue to grow toward becoming a vital force for art in our community it will mean effort from all of us working together. I hope I’ll see all of you at the meeting on January 17!
SoMMA has been struggling to find a Saturday meeting place for the membership. The libraries which have the larger community rooms are taken up with elections and/or other government meetings for March and May. So SoMMA has signed a contract to rent facilities at the Adam W Herbert University Center for the meeting months of March, May, July, September and November. The parking for this building is FREE, unlike the parking for the rest of UNF. The January meeting will still be held at the SE Regional Library on Deerwood Park Blvd.
The board gave this a lot of thought. To help defray some of the cost of renting these facilities SoMMA has increased the annual membership dues
as of January 1, 2015:
Individuals – $40
Family – $55
Students – $20 (full time with student ID)
Sage – Free (Ages 80 and over)
Campus Printable Map: http://www.unf.edu/map/images/CampusMap.pdf it is Building 43 and Lot 16 for FREE parking.
Our one Major Workshop for the coming year, (that so many are looking forward to) is with the famous and talented Sherry O’Neill. She is a well known artist with quite a large and devoted following. Her reputation as a diligent and creative artist is impeccable. There is no doubt in my mind that many of our member (and other envious) local artists and organizations would love to learn from this gifted lady. Sign up soon or loose out on a unique opportunity. See our EVENTS CALENDAR menu for more information
You All need to be visiting, using and Contributing to this website way more often. It is critical to SoMMA’s and YOUR health as an organization and ARTIST. There is nothing more vital to sharing our art than Social Media these days. Try it out. There really is nothing scary about it. It’s as easy as typing
I’m excited to be the new Webmaster for SoMMA. Maybe mostly because that title makes me sound so powerful. I have to admit, I have not actually mastered anything. As with Art it is always a learning process.
If any of you have suggestions please check out the Directory and email me.
SoMMA membership includes many benefits, including the opportunity to showcase you and your work. The new SoMMA Member Directory is just one of several enhancements we’re making in 2014 in order to give our members more exposure.
Features of the new SoMMA Member Directory include:
- Member Control- As a SoMMA member, you will now have control over your own profile, enabling you to change images and details as often as you like.
- Lightbox Display- In addition to your photo, you can include up to 3 images of your artwork. When an image is clicked on, it will immediately open a “Lightbox” to beautifully display the details of your work.
- Website Link- Many SoMMA members actively market and sell their work. If this is you, the Member Directory gives you the opportunity to include a link in an effort to help you drive more traffic (and potential buyers) to your website.
- Contact Form- Finally, in order to facilitate increased communication between members and fans of your work, the Member Directory includes a way for people to contact you directly without exposing your email address to potential spammers.
The SoMMA Member Directory is intended to replace the current Member Gallery (date TBD), so we encourage you to create your listing today. Not technical? No problem! Creating your member listing is easy, but if you need some help, here is a simple 4-step tutorial to walk you through the process: SoMMADirectoryDirections. (Note: you must be registered and logged in to submit or edit a listing. To register, simply click on the “register” link under the SoMMA logo in the sidebar. )