Thank you, thank you to our Show Chairman, Janet Sanders and all the volunteers who helped make this show a success!
Our Art in the Village spring event is a huge group effort. Months before, publicity is sent out with the postcard done by Sam Collins. With registration full, name tags were assembled by Beverley Phillips. The first part of the artist info packets was done by M.J. Dobbins with tax envelopes and tent signs.
Meanwhile, Carolyn Mitchell and Mary Mellen determined the tent placements. That info goes to Bev Bates who makes the map and program. The programs are then printed and Lucy Mason finishes out the artist packets with the finished name tags & programs.
Katie Adams helped transport club tents, screens, tables and chairs from storage. Each year Ron Lewis measures and lays out actual field placements just two hours before we set up our tents. Assisting him were Sam Chiarella, Ed Wilson and Joan Curtis. The Birmingham Belles did a great job helping set up this year.
Both setup and take-down had many of our members helping. Hospitality volunteers, several of whom stayed all day, worked the credit machine, delivered lunches, handled setting up the tent, Norton’s competition, and tax collecting (always a challenge). They looked like they all enjoyed themselves.
Even with the show finished, the work continued. Ed Wilson and Christi Bunn transferred all the club supplies to Show Chairman Janet Sander’s house nearby, where Sam Chiarella could help Janet get it all back to the storage unit in Irondale. Next, the tax envelopes
get delivered to the 3 government agencies. Lastly, Treasurer Darcy Glenn writes out checks for those artists who had sales go through our club credit machine. WHEW! Give yourself a hand, members. AWESOME JOB!
Congratulations to the following MBAA members for receiving awards at this year’s show. Blue Ribbons for Best in Show went to the followingi members: Amy Grimes, Anita Bice and Tricia Robinson. Awards of Distinction went to the following members: Carol Carmichael, Dan McDaniel, Mary Mellon, Ron Lewis, and Janet Sanders. The winner of this year’s Norton’s Floral Competition was Joan Curtis. A special thanks to our volunteer coordinator, Portia Williams, who also received a red ribbon for her artwork.