Watch carefully for a glimpse
of Sharon Wadsworth-Smith and Wendy Muise, who 'attended' the gallery very early in the morning!
MORE VISITORS IN THE LUNENBURG ART GALLERY
All photos by Sharon Wadsworth-Smith
- ANNOUNCING -
ALL NEW, ALL MEMBERS, ALL FALL SHOW!
The gallery is heating up! Sales are happening and though they are not quite sizzling, they are encouraging. The Gallery Committee members have all worked hard at creating a show that is inviting and welcoming to the public. Comments from the guests are so positive and provide a glimmer of hope that we can all use right now. We could not do this without the help of all volunteers, on committees and working shifts in the Gallery.
So, we are going to do this again! We are pleased to announce another show for the fall,
our Members Only Fall Show! Show dates are Friday Sept 4 – Saturday Oct 24 We welcome 2 pieces per Member artist
Intake for the Fall show AND pickup dates for the summer show:
Sunday Aug. 30 and Monday Aug. 31
Please book your time either day with Jeff Gibson at email@example.com
902 990-0277 (Fall Show art pickup date will be Sun, Oct 25)
If you are already on the volunteer Gallery Attendant list, we appreciate your help. We will contact you again for this show. We will still need more new volunteers so please contact Sharon Wadsworth Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org
Remember, no one can do everything…but everyone can do something!
Report from Sharon Wadsworth-Smith
WHAT SHARON SAID "Everyone can do something."
You told us loud and clear in the spring that our Gallery was very important to you. You said you were grieving at the thought it might not continue on Lincoln Street, where we proudly exhibit art from beginners to our area's most accomplished artists in all media.
Previous leaders were unable to continue operating the gallery, having already given unsustainable efforts to the sparkling space.
A new core group stepped up to operate the gallery in these most challenging times. They have done remarkably well under the wet blanket of Covid-19. The show is top-quality, and they are planning a new one for the fall.
You will bring in your art - but your job's not done! These are critical times, and we need your critical help:
> Can you volunteer a shift or two?
> Are you on Facebook or Instagram? Are you sharing the Lunenburg Art Gallery Society posts to your followers?
> Do you post a pic of your art and tell your admirers that it's for sale at the Gallery? Volunteers have photographed and posted every piece of art in the summer show and are working hard to develop online art sales - sales of YOUR art. Please support them, and thank them.
> Did you renew your membership this year, even though you may not intend to show art? We could use your moral support and your $40.
> We had to cancel our July plein air event, which we rely on to support our year-round overhead costs. Art sales in this pandemic may break records, but not in a good way. If you were ever thinking about donating funds to the Lunenburg Art Gallery Society, now's the time! We are not able to issue charitable tax receipts, but I suggest you do your own credit: If you were going to donate $1000, consider $750 instead; the 25% you retain will offset the advantage that a tax receipt might represent.
We absolutely need whatever support members can give, and we need it now.
"Everyone can do something."
Jan Hull, email@example.com
We always have lots of people to thank, tho' not all get named. One task was performed for us recently, and we want to thank the generous person - Ben Hebb - who did it. Our credit-debit card system requires annual certification of something-something yadda-yadda. We call Ben. His fingers fly over the keyboard, logging into this, clicking on that, and hey presto - it's done! Because of Ben's expertise with things digital, we can continue doing business! If you need a new smart phone, go see Ben in the Cookville Walmart.
OBITUARY - JOSEPHINE EISENHAUER
We are saddened to learn of the passing of Jo Eisenhauer, on July 28, 2020.
She was a Life Member of the Lunenburg Art Gallery Society, having contributed much to its continuance over many years. Her obituary is here.
Our condolences go to her family and LAS members who knew her.
Let's hope all the second waves we see are gently rolling to a beach!
Next issue of LAS News & Updates: September 1. www.lunenburgartgallery.com