Message from our PRESIDENT
By Linda Faye Collins
Summer went by all too fast; fall is upon us, and our October show is just around the corner. It’s gratifying to see that we will have several new members in this show. I will look forward to meeting them and seeing many familiar faces as well at the in-gathering and reception.
Christine Flannery has designed a lovely postcard for us. Fred Powell will be delivering them to various hotels and motels. If any of our fellow artists would like some postcards to distribute, they can email Fred at email@example.com and arrange to pick them up at his house. They are available now. Cezanne Totton will also be e-blasting a copy of the postcard to our mailing list, and the more that individual artists can promote the show on social media, the better.
As additional advertising, Christine has sent press releases to our various local media outlets, and we will have an ad in the Montecito Journal and the Voice, so hopefully we will have a nice turnout.
By Karen Glancy
Happy Fall Everyone!
I hope everyone is ready for SCAPE’s fall Show at the Music Academy, October 14 and 15. This event benefits the Santa Barbara Trails Council.
Your Help is Needed and Appreciated
SCAPE shows are organized and run solely by volunteers. SCAPE has no paid staff. As always, when your work is accepted into a SCAPE Show, SCAPE counts on you to volunteer three hours, more if you can, to make the show a success. All SCAPE members are invited to help. You are strongly encouraged to publicize and promote the show on your social media accounts, in order to help increase attendance. In today's world, a show's success depends on you!
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible,
to Volunteer & help to make the Show a Success
Ways to Volunteer for the Show
· Set Up Panels – A group of able-bodied volunteers is needed to help load/unload show panels and put the show panels up Friday October 13, exact time to be determined; Filiberto Lomeli is the lead volunteer.
· Take Down Panels –A group of able-bodied volunteers is needed to load show panels at the end of Sunday October 15 from 3 - 4 pm. Filiberto Lomeli is the lead volunteer.
· Ingathering Team – 5 or 6 volunteers are needed to help take in the paintings beginning at 9 am. Ingathering is at 9 but we need to be patient as the Music Academy does not open the gates until then so we will be a little behind at the start. We will be attaching small clear envelopes to the lower right back of your paintings where you can add a business card if you wish. The Title cards will be inserted in the clear envelopes for the show hanging team to simplify the process. Carol Zepke is the ingathering team leader.
· Reception Assistance (2 volunteers needed) – The one and a half hour reception on Saturday October 14, from 5 to 6:30 pm, will be catered by Daily Greenz who will provide charcuterie and crudités. Reception assistants will make sure there is plenty of water and cups available and clean up tables. Reception assistance volunteers are asked to show up by 4:00 pm and stay until tables are cleaned up.
· Sales Team (no money or credit card handling) – Please note that the Trails Council will take the payments. Volunteers are needed both days to fill out the sales slips, check off sales on the sales sheet and put red dots on labels of sold paintings. Fred Powell is the sales team leader.
· Support for Volunteers – (2 Volunteers per Day Needed; one for AM and one for PM); help oversee the volunteers to help with making sure they have a positive work and show experience in the positions they volunteers for. Karen Glancy will provide guidance.
· Filiberto Lomeli is the team leader for Security for the show, that paintings don’t leave without being checked off. Two people per shift both days.
by Cezanne Totton
SCAPE Thanks Lori Lenz
SCAPE is fortunate to have many wonderful volunteers. One amazing volunteer, Lori Lenz, recently retired from the in-gathering coordinator position. The SCAPE Board expresses deep thanks to Lori.
Below are additional kudos.
“Lori was always there, working for SCAPE, moving fast, answering questions, getting things done, and always smiling. ”
Jane Hurd, SCAPE’s Exhibit Chairman for seven years
Anne Anderson, a long time SCAPE member who prints the show labels and helps with in-gathering, writes, “There are certain people in my painting life whose experience and interests seem to mirror mine. Lori is one of those people. We took our first art classes together and through the years we watched each other struggle, experiment, go too far, and give this and that a try, each of us creating some doozies and some pretty good paintings along the way.”
“In addition to years of coordinating the in-gathering team, Lori was instrumental in helping to organize SCAPE’s 20th anniversary and keeping the focus on what SCAPE is about."
Cezanne Totton, Membership Chair
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Karl Dempwolf’s Final Group Workshop
and His Wonderful Interview
by Cezanne Totton
Karl is retiring from teaching after one last plein air workshop at one of the most beautiful spots on earth, Point Lobos, and other Monterey county locations. I recommend all painters read Karl’s wonderfully candid and entertaining interview about the painting process.
Karl Dempwolf is a longtime supporter of SCAPE, a Signature Member of the California Art Club and he also holds a Lifetime Achievement Award from Streamline Publishing, producers of Plein Air and Fine Arts Connoisseur magazines. His work is in various private collections around the world, including (per Wikipedia) that of former Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany, presented as a diplomatic gift by Barack Obama.
Karl is truly one of the kindest instructors and his work is beautiful. If you would like to take Karl’s last workshop, it is hosted by Carmel Visual Arts.