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 Michelle Chegus.
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 you.
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 show!! — Rachel Tucker Gates, Chairperson Azalea Festival Art Show