Artists of all media, skill levels and interests are welcome to join our group for inspiration, support and camaraderie.
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It's that time again...
Dues need to be paid by January 1, 2018 to facilitate having an updated Directory ready to send out in February. So, having said that, we invite you to renew your membership (still only $35.00!). If you know any artists who aren't members, perhaps you can introduce them to our group? The application/renewal form can be found on this website; just print it, fill it out, and mail it in with your check payable to MCAA!
The Arts Council of Mendocino County has shared some resources that may be helpful to artists now and in the future:
The Community Foundation of Mendocino County supports relief efforts at NCO, Inc. and NCO may be able to link you to local resources.
The Craft Emergency Relief Fund (CERF+) has emergency relief grants and interest-free loans available for eligible artists working in craft disciplines. Guidelines and eligibility are available on the CERF+ website. The application process is quick and easy, with a rapid response of 2 weeks to give artists the help they need as soon as possible.
The Joan Mitchell Foundation's Emergency Grant Program is available for painters and sculptors who have suffered physical losses due to a natural disaster that relate to their artistic practice. Click here to learn more.
MusiCares provides a safety net of critical assistance for music people in times of need. MusiCares' services and resources cover a wide range of financial, medical and personal emergencies, and each case is treated with integrity and confidentiality. A directory of resources for musicians and other artists is available on the MusiCares website.
Networking for Disaster Management in the Performing Arts
Steve Eberhardt, Project Coordinator
Performing Arts Readiness project
This is your opportunity to get recognized for your artistic talents. You bring a painting, drawing or any piece you wish to show. Also, bring a Finger Food to share while enjoying the companionship of your fellow artists. During the Annual Meeting you may volunteer or nominate someone you want to elect to the Board or elect the 2018 Board as it stands.
Bring your unneeded art supplies to sell to benefit the member fire victims. This year we will also have a silent auction where attendees can bid on larger items. Look through your paints, papers and brushes to donate to the sale. Bring small bills and change.
Please join us for our Annual Holiday Luncheon and bring spouses, guests and anyone interested in joining MCAA. The program will include swearing in the new Board and there will be drawings for gift certificates. And the luncheon will be catered by the fabulous Beth Keiffer.
Attendees to last year’s luncheon expressed many favorable comments about the companionable event and asked to have at least one more such event in the summer. Don’t miss out this year as we gather again at the Grace Hudson Museum and enjoy the scrumptious buffet. You will greatly enjoy this event!
Sign up now using the registration (and menu) form!
We cannot accept payments at the door, so please be sure to print and complete the form and return it with your check, payable to MCAA, no later than November 24, 2017.
No refunds or cancellations after December 1st to guarantee attendance to the caterer.
SueEllen Parkinson is the first guest for a new series of lectures in 2018. She is a life-long artist and relentless creative. She lives and teaches in Willits, California. She paints historically relevant angels and saints, adding her own creative twist, as well as numerous other endeavors.
This lecture is free to MCAA members and the public, but it has limited seating.