We had a great meeting at the Sugar Land Art Center! http://www.sugarlandartcenter.org/ We voted to continue meeting there. The Center has a lovely gallery, and there will be opportunities for us to participate in shows. There are other artists giving workshops in other classrooms, and a couple of artists stopped in to see what we were doing and admire the dolls and ask questions. The meeting room is spacious, with a large sink which will enable us to have more hands on programs and workshops. All in all this will be a positive move for TAODA.
We discussed upcoming opportunities including The Museum Experience (formerly known as Gathering of the Guilds) which will take place on Saturday, April 25 at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft. http://www.crafthouston.org/ If you would like to sign up for a three hour shift from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. or2:00-5:00 p.m. please email me. It's a fun event.
Our gallery show this year will be in December at the Galveston Art League. http://galvestonartleague.com/ Our resident wordsmith Theresa May came up with a wonderful title for our show: Word Takes Form. This can be interpreted in many ways: a doll inspired by a poem, a quote, a book, or even a thought. Contact Marsha Krohn for more information about that show.
Our 2016 gallery show will be at the Brazosport Center for Arts and Sciences. http://bcfas.org/ The show will run the last week in April through the last week in May. Joyce Patterson and Sally Stevenson will be the show coordinators. It's a very large gallery and we will need lots and lots of dolls so it's not too early to start working towards that show!