Prez Sez, June 2019

PREZ SEZ JUNE 2019 NO SUMMER MEETINGS!! Hershey Area Art Association will meet at 7PM on September 10, 2019 at Lebanon Valley College, Susan H. Arnold Art Gallery Join us for a HAAA Field Trip! “I wonder what it would be like to live in a world where it is always June” LM Montgomery

**PLEASE REMEMBER!! Pay your 2019 dues! You may not participate in HAAA sponsored shows and events if you are not a member. The additional fee for non-members to join a class will increase from $10 to $15 on June 1, 2019.

**PLEASE REMEMBER!! Make your Amazon purchases through Amazon Smiles and designate HAAA as your preferred charity. Shop Dick Blick for art supplies, also through our website. HAAA receives a small percentage of these sales.     **GENERAL INFORMATION **COUNTRY MEADOWS - May 2 - 23, 2019 A successful show, raising HAAA commissions of $97.70. **HERSHEY ARTFEST - May 11, 2019 at the Cocoa Beanery. Hugely successful show! Sales commissions were $183.60. These two events added $281.30 to the 2020 Scholarship Fund!! Thanks to everyone who participated! **SOUP COMPETITION - From six delicious soups, Marie Gamon’s Stuffed Pepper Soup collected the most votes. The winning soup will be entered into the Hershey Soup Cook-Off event in October. Maria is not only a talented artist - she is a winning cook! Congrats! **2019 SCHOLARSHIP WINNER - Dana Lovell was awarded $1000.00 as this year’s scholarship winner. Thank you to Maria Gronlund and the Scholarship Committee. **2020 HAAA ANNIVERSARY - We have already received donations that will offset over half of the cost of printing the HAAA Anniversary Calendar! Thank you Anniversary Committee! A big thank you to Jim Davis who created and donated a beautiful 10 foot banner! It was used at the Hershey Artfest. If you’re interested in having your art become part of the Anniversary Calendar, watch the website for registration and details. Additionally, members may have their name and a single preferred contact included in the calendar for a $5 donation. You may send a check with “Calendar” in the memo line to HAAA PO Box 654 Hershey PA 17033 or give your donation to a HAAA Board Member. Please contact me if you’re interested in helping with our celebration! **UPCOMING EVENTS **COCOA BEANERY We have two ongoing events at the Cocoa Beanery: 1. Restaurant Art Rotation- Monday June 3 to August 5 is the next rotation, followed by August 5 to October 7. Contact if your interested in displaying your work. 2. Second Thursday Art Show in the social room of Cocoa Beanery is almost booked. June is John Roach, Diane Hoffer, Lee Sandel; July is Cathy Griffith, Loretta Moore, Sue Myers; August is David Pringle. Visit for more information or contact Mary Lott at **ALLEN THEATRE BACKSTAGE CAFE The display in the theatre restaurant area is already booked for the summer months. June is Sylvia Good, Paulette Flemmens, Chris Slates; July is Nick Elsener, Jim Davis, George Reitbauer; August is Marilyn Ladieu. Check the website if you’re interested in getting on future rotations. **OLD ANNVILLE DAY HAAA will have two tents at this June 8, annual community event. There are already several artists signed up but there’s space for more. Check the website events for       details or contact Mary Lott at Reminder - in the event of inclement weather, the event is cancelled. **WATCH FOR INFORMATION ON THESE EVENTS HERSHEY CONSERVATORY SHOW AUGUST 24th and 25th, HERSHEY STORY MUSEUM SEPTEMBER 5th - 8th, UNDER THE COLORS OCTOBER 18th & 19th, SPRING HILL SUITES DECEMBER, 5th - 8th. **SUMMER CLASSES Marie Gamon - Three day collage workshop June 11 - June 13, 1 to 4PM Lynne Yancha - Three day watercolor workshop July 17 - July 19 at Spring Hill Suites, 10AM to 4PM Deb Watson - Two day watercolor workshop August 7 - August 8, 9AM to 3:30PM Paul Gallo - Six week drawing class starting August 22 - September 26, 1 to 4PM Register for classes at Class questions; contact Kathy Smeltzer at **VOLUNTEER If you are computer literate and enjoy writing accurate meeting minutes, please volunteer as our Board of Directors Secretary. We are also looking for volunteers to assist Show Chairs in planning, promoting and managing a HAAA sponsored show. If interested contact We continue our search for volunteers to assist in carrying out the mission of HAAA. Please consider one of the following openings: - Program Committee - Locate speakers for general meetings - Public Relations Committee - Handle advertising for classes and events - Reporter At Large (willing to attend shows and events and take photos) Submitted - Kathleen Grim President HAAA