Get Your Tools Out

“It Was There All Along’”    Archway Gallery, Atlantic Beach  From March 18 to April 11

Time to create, paint, collage and embellish your art for the upcoming show. The show will open on March 19 – April 11.
I know you will impress me with your work.

The upcoming juried show, “It Was There All Along” will have take in on Monday, March 16th from 10-noon. The show is at The Archway Gallery and Framing on Atlantic Blvd. in Atlantic Beach. Show opening will be Beaches Art Walk Thursday, March 19.  Let’s have a good turnout! Perhaps we can carpool again.

Maximum size limitation is 20 x 30 including frame. Limit of 2 entries per artist. We will again offer drop off locations. You will need to call and arrange for your drop off of art including entry form and fee. The entry fee is $10 per piece ($20 for 2). Entry rules and forms are on website. Sale commission is 30%.

Member locations are Leslie Kruzicki in Orange Park, Sharon Kuhn in Arlington / Southside , Pat Setser in Southside , Sandy Blake in St. Johns , Gail Husveth in St. Augustine  and Carole Foster in St. Augustine .

This will be a juried show and the judge is mixed media artist and JU professor, Jack Turnock.

Show opening will be Beaches Art Walk Thursday, March 19.  Let’s have a good turnout! We will need to supply some food (snacks and desserts) and drinks (water and iced tea). This is your party and it would be great if you could let me know what you can supply.

Pickup date is Monday, April 13.

Exhibit Entry Form

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Board Meeting Minutes

Your Board is ALWAYS working for YOU. Peruse the minutes to see what we’ve been up to 2014 12 SoMMA brd mins

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Call to Artists for Butterfield Garage Gallery

SoMMA’s wall rotation at the Butterfield Garage Gallery is open to accepting new art for the March – April 2015 rotation from SoMMA members.  Check your email box for details and contract.  Picture (jpeg) entries need to be sent to Sandy at by Sunday, February 22, 2015.

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Dorian Eng

I had meant to come right home and post about Dorian’s presentation to the group last month. It was fabulous. I had heard a lot about ZenTangle over the past year, but she really put it into focus for me. I found her work very compelling. She did a great job with her little Emo walking us through all the steps too!

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Joyce G is covered!

Hi Everyone,
You may not have noted, in my last email, that I am privileged to have 2 of my works published in Sue St. John’s book on abstracts.
I’m happy to attach a photo of the cover of the book, available at Amazon.  In the lower left corner is a photo of the piece, “Solar Return”!  Another piece, “Memories, Dreams & Reflections” is included in the book.
The book originally came out as an E-Book a couple of years ago.
Best regards, Joyce
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Get Involved in 2015!

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!

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New for 2015

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)

UNF link:

Campus Printable Map:  it is Building 43 and Lot 16 for FREE parking.

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