Thanks to everyone who helped make the
2017 Azalea Festival Art Show a success. We had
over 525 visitors attend the show this year and
many positive comments about the quality of the
art. Thanks to the many artists who shared your
talent with the community.
Thanks to the donors of the funds for the
monetary awards: Rogue Valley Credit Union -
$125 for Best of Show, Wright's Frame Shop and
Gallery - $100 for Adult People's Choice, and to
Coos Curry Electric Co-op and Signatures Gallery
for the Adult Best of Class Awards. And to the anonymous
donors who donated funds in honor of Pat
Stewart for Best of Class Awards for Elementary
and High School and People's Choice for students.
Special thanks to Cilde Grover for her amazing
overall help in organizing the show. To Barbara
Jervis who was involved in many aspects of the
show. To Christine Behrens for her work on the jury
committee. To Audi Stanton for her help arranging
the Demo Artists as well as being a Demo Artist.
An extra special thanks to the Demo artists
for their demonstrations of work: Sherryl Grifn,
Arline Saul, Buzz Stewart, Magda Druzdzel, Dale
Wells, Sara Broderick, Kathy Huxley, Robert Lortscher
and Maryjane Carlson.
To Richard Leathers and his crew who
transported the equipment; Tom Moody, Lyn
Smith, Jenny Dwaileebe, Gwen and Brian Childers,
David and Sharon Guy, Earle Sidelle and
To Nola Range for taking photos of the
winning art and posting them on her website at
www.wildriverscoastart.com and to Cathy Moore
who prepared the entry packets.
To Dale Wells, Sharon Guy, David Guy,
Christine Behrens, Robin Eddy, De’De’ Nicolls,
Sun Levine, Maryjane Carlson, Michelle Chegus
and Joan Eddy who arranged the art display.
To Sheryl Tuttle, the high school art teacher,
for her dedication to the students and hours of
work preparing the art for the show.
And to the many family members and
friends of PBAA members and new members who
helped for the rst time - we hope you will be back
to do it again.
The list of others who helped with the show
is much too long to list in the newsletter and I
would be sure to miss someone so I will do a general
thanks. Over 60 people pitched in to make the
show happen. Thanks to each and every one of
Thanks to: Those who helped with registration,
the many people who helped with set-up and
intake, those who took down the show after two
short days, the artists who demonstrated your art
during the show, the greeters at the welcome table
and those who helped at the Manley table, and
Dana Nelson, Randy Warren, and Barbara Jervis
who judged the youth art.
If you have comments about the show this
year, thoughts for future shows, or are ready to
start planning for next year, send me an e-mail to
Rachel@soraaartstudio.com or to
firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a written message at
Manley. We need a team to head up the 2018
— Rachel Tucker Gates, Chairperson
Azalea Festival Art Show