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Events This Month

    Welcome to February!  I hope you are all staying warm and that we can get back to some “normal” Arizona weather shortly…
There are several important dates to note this month:

Lunch & Learn Thursday, Feb 18.


Celebrate the Arts coming up soon!  See Current Show

 Semi-annual Hospital Art Change Out—had to be put back until February 25/26 due to scheduling issues at the Hospital.  The timing isn’t the greatest, but I hope we will continue to have lots of participation from all our members as this is an important community service.  The Hospital depends on our art and photography to brighten the hallways and provide good cheer for patients and visitors in what can otherwise be a sterile environment!–  It is also a great place for everyone to share their artwork and photography, and to put out older works that might be cluttering your closets or studios.  We are happy to hang work in any medium, any size, and on any subject matter (as long as it is not “depressing” of course)!!   Works may be  (but do not have to be) for sale, and interestingly—we do occasionally sell pieces out of the hospital displays!
Artwork may be picked up and dropped off at the Benson Hospital on Thursday afternoon, February 25th, beginning at 2 p.m. OR on Friday morning, February 26th from 9 a.m. till noon.  Any member may display up to 5 pieces in this exhibit.  If you are planning to put work into the Hospital for this rotation, or if you have any questions or problems with timing for pick-up/drop off  please contact me (520 586-2611 or hjstacy@powerc.net)!
  Other items of interest:
An all new exhibit at our own Endeavor Gallery was hung on February 1st and will remain up through the end of April.  We will have an open house and reception for that show during the Museum’s March Madness affair on Saturday,  March 19th.
Don’t forget the amazing Miniature Art and Small Works Show currently on display at the Chamber of Commerce building in Willcox.   The show has well over 100 entries and will remain on display throughout the month of February.  Check it out—they even have magnifying glasses to lend so that you can see the incredibly detailed pieces!!
Finally, it is not too soon to be thinking about our annual Yard Sale fund raiser.  This will be held as part of the Community-wide event to be held on the Museum grounds in early April.  We are happily accepting donations of any sort of item you would like to be rid of—the perfect chance to clean out your storage areas, garages, car ports, closets, or where-ever.  More information about this as the event draws closer—but remember, do “save” us your “stuff!”
  OK—that’s it.  So much to see, so much to do!!
   Share your art in your chosen medium somewhere soon!!



Lunch & Learn

Our next Lunch & Learn happens Thursday, Feb. 18th beginning at noon in the Museum Conference Room diagonally across from the Art Gallery.  This month’s program will feature member/artist and Sierra Vista resident Michael Crane.  Michael will demonstrate and discuss “Achieving Color Intensity with Prismacolor Pencils” to create his wonderful Chinese Zodiac Figures.
Bring a sack lunch and come be inspired!



Current Show

   Our Annual “Celebrate the Arts”  Fine Arts Show and Sale is upon us!  Deadline for getting in your entry forms (by mail or on line) is Wednesday, February 24th!  Entry packets are available to copy and print out on our website (www.sprarts.org) or you may simply complete an on-line registration form.
Entry packets are also available at Endeavor Gallery, at Cochise College Benson Center, or, if all else fails—contact me (520 586 2611 or by reply email) and I can mail the information to you!  This will be our 7th annual show—so let’s make it the best one yet!!
  We will be receiving artwork at the college on Monday, February 29th between 1 and 6 p.m.  We’ll hang the art on Tuesday, March 1st.  The show will be judged on Tuesday morning, March 2nd; and there will be a judge’s critique for all interested parties beginning at 1:30 that afternoon.  The Open Reception will be held at the college on Saturday, March 12th and will feature an artist’s demonstration by Clement Scott from 4 till 5 p.m followed by the Awards presentations and refreshments.


  Our “One with Art” exhibit at Cochise College Benson Center for the month of February features the beautiful pastel and mixed media paintings of our own Rosemary Tyrrell.  The works will be on display throughout the month of February, so do stop by and enjoy her work any time during regular open hours at the college!  Remember, any SPRAC member may have your own “one (or two) person” show at the college.  Check our website (www.sprarts.org)  under the Art Around Town Banner, select an open month, and let me know!!


Upcoming Show

The next show will be the CTA Photography Show in October.