Monday, December 19, 2011

Letter from the President

The end of the year drains away like sand in an hourglass.  It's hard to think past the all-encompassing holidays, but there is life beyond December.  First and foremost, the annual ACGA Board Retreat has been scheduled for Saturday, January 7, from 10 am to 4 pm in Oakland.  Please see retreat details in this newsletter to get more details.  The retreat is a great opportunity to meet and mingle with your ACGA colleagues, discuss important issues affecting the membership, and also, get a free lunch.  I just love free lunch.

A good retreat is a lively retreat with a full house, so I invite all members, exhibiting and associate, to attend and contribute their ideas and thoughts.  ACGA is a volunteer organization, and we cannot improve or make the ACGA more relevant to you life if we don't know what you're thinking.  So don't be shy!  Some topics on this year's roster will cover membership development through schools and workshops, online marketing and media, and creating a Bay Area wide open studio tour of member studios.  Do any of these topics get you thinking or perk your interest?  If so, be sure to RSVP, bring your notebook and pen, and prepare to participate!

I wish everyone a sane and pleasant holiday, and a very happy new year.



  1. I think the Bay Area studio tour is an excellent Idea. What about creating a collectible book that serves as a studio guide. Where I am living currently we have nothing like this that is truely vital and gives collectors introductions to artists (and artists good profile/publicity)...
    Perhaps it could link to a member created (as in the member who is profiled) free online thing? Here's to hoping this is a an exciting and productive event, as well as a restorative contemplation of a year passed.

  2. I love the idea of a collectible book as a studio guide, though as you know what it takes are people volunteering their time to make these cool things happen! Wish you could be at the retreat and contribute your energy!