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SAA's Quarterly Newsletter

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  • THANK YOU TO OUR WONDERFUL SPONSORS:

    Vol. 2015 No. 3 Summer 2015 A Publication of the Springfield Art Association

    PAINT THE STREET: A GALLERY UNDER THE STARS This years summer event, Paint the Street, is sure to be the most fun and successful yet. After last years rain-out, weve been anxiously waiting to get back to Washington Street to paint the pavement! Although the event starts at 2 PM, do not feel rushed to arrive at that time. Come as you like, and stay even after youve finished painting, as the event runs until 10 PM, giving you a chance to walk around and view everyones squares. Please note that if the event is rained out again, it will be held the next day, Sunday, July 19th. The music schedule is as follows:

    2-4 PM: Springfield Uketopians & Samba Llamas 4-6 PM: Jim Ackerman

    6-8 PM: Amy Benton 8-10 PM: James Armstrong

    $30 per square

    Register ahead at www.springfieldart.org Register at the event on the corner of 6th and Washington Streets

    ($35 per square for day-of registration).

    AUGIES FRONT BURNER

    BENJAMIN F. EDWARDS & CO.

    BJ GRAND SALON & SPA

    BRIAN BARSTEAD, CFP- AMERIPRISE FINANCIAL

    CADAGIN LAW OFFICES

    CAF MOXO

    CAPITOL STRATEGIES

    CASEYS GENERAL STORE

    CEFCU

    CHINA TOWNE & FIRED ART STUDIO CITY OF SPRINGFIELD- PUBLIC WORKS

    COLORIFIC

    COMFORT INN & SUITES

    CULLIGAN WATER

    DAVID & LAURIE FARRELL

    DELLERTS PAINT STORE

    DON SMITH PAINT COMPANY

    DR. M ELIZABETH STROW DERMATOLOGY

    FLEA MARKET TO FABULOUS

    FRITSCH CUSTOM FINISHES

    HY-VEE

    ILLINOIS TIMES

    J. ANDREW DAVIS FINANCIAL GROUP

    KAREN CONN

    LEGACY THEATRE

    MACKUS COMPANY

    MARINE BANK

    MARTIN ENGINEERING

    MARY TRASK

    MCGLADREY, LLP

    MIDWEST FAMILY BROADCASTING

    MITZI BRANDENBURG, Realtor/Broker, GRI/SRS

    MSF&W

    MYERS COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE

    NICOUD INSURANCE

    NOONAN TRUE VALUE

    REPUBLIC SERVICES

    RICH OWENS

    R.W. TROXELL & COMPANY

    SARA FREITAG, STATE FARM

    SHERWIN WILLIAMS

    66 CHIROPRACTIC

    UNITED COMMUNITY BANK

    URBAN SASSAFRASS

    VIBRA HOSPITAL OF SPRINGFIELD

    WALTON CHIROPRACTIC

    WATTS COPY SYSTEMS

  • Founded 1913

    700 N. Fourth Street . Springfield, IL 62702

    217-523-2631 | office@springifeldart.org

    Board of Directors 2014-2015 David Rolf, President

    Clay Crocker, 1st Vice-President

    Diane McEvoy, 2nd Vice-President

    Jennifer Bettis, Secretary

    Kirsten Kienzler, Treasurer

    Sarah Albracht, Past President

    SAA Staff Betsy Dollar, Executive Director

    Erin Svendsen, Education Coordinator

    Erika Holst, Curator of Collections

    Charlotte Kane, Office Manager

    Jan Arnold, Library Director

    Mary Beth Burke, Development Coordinator

    The Palette Volume 2015 No. 3

    Is published by the Springfield Art Association;

    subscriptions are obtained through SAA

    membership and are distributed by mail.

    MISSION The Springfield Art Association (SAA) a

    community based, nonprofit organization*, promotes and supports the visual arts, provides

    art education opportunities for the greater Springfield area, and preserves and interprets

    historic Edwards Place and the collections of the SAA.

    * SAA is a nonprofit tax exempt organization organized pursuant to IRS code 501(c)(3).

    Kathy Badger Kate Baima

    Judith Barringer Chris Becker Tricia Becker Mark Birtch

    Brytton Bjorngaard Frank Butterfield

    Kevin Corbin Christy Freeman

    Shane Harris

    Jackie Kelly Elly Mackus

    Ruthann Mazrim Cassandra Ostermeier

    Rich Owens Tami Richmond

    Anthony Rubano Marsha Shomidie Jennifer Wagner

    Kate Ward Don Walton

    Jeff Williams

    Do you believe in the value of art education? Do you believe

    in our vision for a Community Visual Art Center? If so, cast

    your positive vote by making a donation. We are asking every

    SAA member to show their support for our vision by making a

    donation of any amount. Of course, we still need to raise $1

    million dollars, so the more generous your donation, the

    closer we will be to our goal. BUT, MORE IMPORTANTLY, WE

    NEED YOUR PARTICIPATION. Before we turn our fundraising

    efforts to the community at large we want to be able to show

    that we have the support of our members. We would love to be able to say that 100% of

    our membership is behind our vision for high quality studios and new media at the SAA.

    If you support us, please make your donation now.

    If you are unfamiliar with our plans, I invite you to take a look at the Embrace the Future

    section of the website, www.springfieldart.org or stop by and ask us to walk you

    through the plans. I love to talk about our vision to be the best visual art center in

    central Illinois. If you dont support our plan, I need to hear your concerns. Do not

    hesitate to contact me and tell me why you think upgrading our current studios and

    building a new ceramics lab, a glass studio, and multi-purpose studio that could serve

    1000 more students per year is not a good idea. It isnt easy; but that alone does not

    make it a bad idea. Please, if you support this effort, Raise Your Hand and Be Counted

    with a donation and/or pledge of any amount to the Centennial Capital Campaign.

    Together we will build a piece of a creative future for Springfield.

    Having now served as President of the Springfield Art

    Association for one month, I have come to realize what I

    in essence always knew to be true from serving on the

    Board of Directors for the past three years namely, that

    the Springfield Art Association is a very vibrant and

    exciting organization. It is also an organization that is

    blessed with an enthusiastic and extremely qualified staff

    and led by a uniquely diverse Board of Directors who

    dedicate both their time and talents for the benefit of

    moving the organization forward. Given those things, it makes it very easy and

    enjoyable to serve as the President. It also should make it very easy and enjoyable

    for everyone to promote the organization to others for membership and support

    through volunteering and financial donations. I am trying in this coming year to

    foster both those attributes, while promoting the Springfield Art Association to the

    community.

    As with many successful not-for-profit organizations, when they are successful, that

    means their membership grows, their programs grow, and their budgets grow. In

    addition, their facilities then need to continue to expand in order to meet the needs

    driven by their successes. In that light, the Board of Directors has begun the process

    of making an effort to personally connect with each member of the Association to

    request their support for the Centennial Capital Campaign. We have surpassed

    $1,400,000, the halfway point. The amount we have collected has been achieved

    with just about 20% of the membership participation. Therefore, I encourage you,

    when you receive a call from a Board member, to consider the benefits of the

    Springfield Art Association and what it can continue to bring to the Springfield visual

    arts community and ask that you please consider financial support for the Campaign.

    With everyones help, the organization can continue its successes and continue to

    grow its programs.

    -Betsy Dollar, Executive Director

    -David Rolf, Board President

  • Troy Freeman...who served on our Long Range Planning and Marketing committees

    Chris Klaus...who served on our Marketing committee and was our go-to Tech Guru

    Allison Lacher...our Vice President who served on the Education, Long-Range Planning, and Executive committees

    Phil Locascio...who served on Long Rang Planning and Facilities and Grounds committees

    Thank you

    to our retiring board members!

    The Art Association is pleased to welcome David Rolf as its new President of the Board of Directors. David and his family have been members of the SAA for more than twenty years and have dedicated countless hours in many capacities to this organizations growth.

    Occupation: Attorney

    Family: Wife Alice, daughters Debbie (24), Kathy (24), Christy (21) and Carrie (17).

    SAA Member Since: 1991

    Hobbies: Golf, hunting, fishing, visiting my children, and working on the Springfield Art Association grounds.

    Favorite thing about the SAA: Not being from Springfield, my wife and I became involved because we liked the people. It is a diverse group. You do not have to be an artist, or famous to be a member, and enjoy all the Springfield Art Association does.

    On Being the Father of This Years Ball Queen: It feels great. Our family has been involved for over twenty years BAB is a great family event that recognizes our volunteers here at the Springfield Art Association. We are honored to be the Queens family and join with the Kanes to further Springfield Art Association goals.

    Looking Forward to as Board President: Watching the growing excitement of the Capitol Campaign, which will allow the Springfield Art Association to expand its educational opportunities and restore the second floor of Edwards Place.

    What David Wishes More People Knew about the SAA: It is not an elitist organization. You can be new to S

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