Thursday, November 3, 2011

Letter from the President

Every once in a while I have to write a president's letter that is not about studio practice or creative philosophy, but tends to some straight up ACGA business.  This is one of those times!  What's on my mind right now is gathering up some willing and warm bodies who are interested in serving as board members.  Why serve?  Because the only thing that keeps our sweet little organization humming along are the people who take the time to make it happen.  We need voices from our group to help decide how to spend money, where to hold exhibits, what new projects we should undertake, and most of all, how we can improve.  Being a board member is mostly about showing up once a month to our board meetings, paying attention, and caring about our glass and ceramic art community.  Who can serve?  Anyone who is an ACGA member, exhibiting or associate.  Meetings are usually not an artist's favorite thing to do, but we try to make it painless by meeting for dinner beforehand, and keeping the meetings focused, and occasionally hosting at different locales. Thinking about it?  Give me a call or send me an email so I can talk you into it!

Some other news:  I'm happy to announce that Forrest Lesch-Middleton has agreed to step in as ACGA's new vice-president after Cynthia Siegel recently stepped down.  I want to thank Cynthia for her sure-footed and practical point of view, which I deeply appreciated when I needed her opinion or advice.  You may have caught Forrest's beautiful work on the cover of Ceramics Monthly magazine recently.  It's an honor to be working with Forrest, and I hope you will take a moment to check out Forrest's work at