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2023 September Newsletter

Updated: Oct 11, 2023

WELCOME BACK TO A NEW GUILD SEASON! It's my second year as SWFFC Guild President and I first want to acknowledge that the past three years have been challenging for many of our members. Being able to attend meetings has been difficult at best. I know it's been tough out there and I understand.

Now that we are finally post-COVID and post-hurricane, my goal for our organization is to see MOST members attending our monthly meetings and more participation in general. YOU, THE MEMBERS ARE THE HEART AND SOUL OF OUR GUILD AND I'VE MISSED YOUR SMILING FACES! So I challenge each and every member to attend all of our monthly meetings. I cannot stress enough how important your attendance is for camaraderie, networking and the success of the guild. PLEASE ATTEND THE SEPTEMBER MEETING TO HEAR ABOUT OUR EXCITING UPCOMING SEASON!


REMEMBER, YOUR $35 DUES FOR THE SEASON ARE PAYABLE AT THIS MEETING. WE ACCEPT CASH, CHECK AND PAYPAL OR PAY AHEAD ONLINE AT SWFFCG.ORG.

The board will meet in the conference room at 10am. Members, come early at 11am to meet, greet and enjoy a snack. Please bring a drink or dish to pass. Hmmm... we may need mimosas to celebrate the beginning of our new season. SEE YOU AT 11AM ON SEPTEMBER 16TH AT CCAC.


Lynn Ondercin. President


PLEASE HELP US BY SAVING UP ALL YOUR EMPTY TOILET PAPER ROLLS AND OLD COTTON T-SHIRTS, ANY SIZE, AND BRINGING THEM TO THE SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER MEETINGS FOR OUR DING DARLING "ART IN THE WILD" MAKE AND TAKE CRAFT TABLE.

WE ARE ALSO STARTING TO COLLECT DONATIONS OF MEMBER ARTWORK TO OUR EXPO RAFFLE IN FEBRUARY. TO HELP US, PLEASE BRING ONE NICE PIECE TO CCAC OR TO PAUL DAVID ADAMICK. THIS RAFFLE PROVIDES THE NEEDED FUNDS TO AWARD OUR HIGH SCHOOL, UNIVERSITY AND SUMMER CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS. PLEASE DONATE YOUR WORK GENEROUSLY!


JOURNEY INTO THE FABLED REALM OF NIGHTMARES! JOIN US FOR THIS SPOOKY EXHIBIT AT THE CAPE CORAL ART CENTER: "THE WITCHING HOUR 2; ART AFTER DARK". RECEIVING : MONDAY, OCTOBER 2, 9AM-NOON RECEPTION: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13,5-7PM REMOVAL: OCTOBER 27TH, 9AM-NOON

REMEMBER TO BRING YOUR 8 X 8" "FABULOUS FLORIDA " CANVAS SQUARE TO THE SEPTEMBER MEETING. THIS GROUP PROJECT WILL BE DISPLAYED IN MAY 2024 AT THE ART CENTER.


ART COUNCIL EXHIBITS THAT YOU CAN ENTER THIS MONTH

  • September 12 to September 29, 2023 -- "Hurricane Ian - The Healing" (Visual Arts Center, Punta Gorda)

  • October 6 to October 31, 2023 -- "Goblins, Witches and Ghosts 2023" (Visual Arts Center, Punta Gorda)

  • October 9 to November 21, 2023 -- "Natural Elements" (Marco Island Center for the Arts) See each venue's website for more information

Remember that having high quality photographs of your work is important for digital exhibit entries, sales and exposure to the public. We encourage ALL MEMBERS to make use of our photo tent/photo box kept in the Guild closet. Please make time to photograph your work with your phone or a camera and share it with us. ALWAYS CHOOSE "ACTUAL SIZE" WHEN SENDING PHOTOS FROM YOUR PHONE.

We are happy to showcase photos of your work on our website, social media, print advertising and the NEW rack cards (in place of our annual postcard) which is coming soon. Call CCAC ahead to make a date to reserve the room for you. If you need help, contact Lynn or a board member. We are here for you!

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