February, 2016 Newsletter

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News from The Craft Guild - February, 2016
In This Issue
Register Now for the Spring Show - April 14 - 17
Applications are now being accepted for the Craft Guild's spring show. Moved earlier in the month so it occurs before Mother's Day and most area arts festivals, this popular show is sure to break last year's sales records.  

Want to sell your handcrafted artwork at this blockbuster show?  Don't delay; applications are due by February 13.
Apply now...


Spring Classes and Workshops
Check out our current schedule of classes, plus workshops featuring nationally-known artists.

Members-Only Workshops
Don't miss this terrific benefit of being a Craft Guild member - learn how to photograph your work, market it online, and manage the business side of being an artist.  These free workshops are open only to members.  Sign up quickly, as these workshops fill up fast!  Find them listed after the metals workshops in our class schedule.

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Meet Your New Board & President

Two new directors were appointed last year to fill open board positions and introduced at the member meeting in December:  Douglas Curran and Liz Oliphant. Douglas brings a strong business and technology background to the board, and Liz is a well-known and respected leader in the Dallas public relations community.

Douglas Curran elected president
In January, the board of directors met and elected Douglas the 2016 president of the Guild. "While I'm primarily focusing right now on our relocation," said Douglas, "I really want to hear ideas from our members about how we can provide you an even better experience at the Guild." 
Read more about our board and new directors.
You'd Look Good in a New Workshop

Workshops are a great way to sample a craft.
Go wild - learn a new art! Our one-day workshops suitable for beginners offer you a chance to try out a new art. Learn to make marbled paper (March 13), create a glass vase (February 20),  watercolor your own greeting cards (April 2), and more.  Find workshops listed after the classes in each department here

Catch a February workshop:
 2/06 Intro to Leatherworking
 2/07 Valentine's Day Dish (Glass)
 2/07 Reticulated & Fused Cuff
 2/13 Watercolor Valentine Cards
 2/19 Rings 360 (2/19-21) 
 2/20 Creative Art Journaling
 2/20 Stringer Vases (Glass)
 2/21 Felting Play Day
 2/21 Borosilicate Marbles
 2/26 Metal Clay Mashup (2/26-28)
 2/27 Drawing for Everyone
 2/28 Borosilicate Pendants
Ideas, Skills, and Great Minds Wanted
Want to be a part of the Craft Guild's planning as we grow?  We're looking for volunteers with great minds and a desire to help.  Find a committee you're interested in below, and let us know - we need you!  
  • Relocation Committee - Are you organized?  Good at creating a schedule and keeping a group on track?  Help us form a Relo Committee to plan for our relocation.
  • Membership Committee - Like to plan parties for large groups? Develop customer relationship programs?  Understand Constant Contact? Help us welcome new members and develop stronger membership benefits.
  • Technology Committee - Understand HTML and template-based website development? or membership database building? or optimizing Constant Contact? Run, don't walk, to the sign-up form below - we need your help redoing our online experience.
  • Development Committee - Writers and enthusiastic volunteers are needed to help us write and apply for grants to help us grow.
How to sign up:  
Click here for an easy sign-up form to let us know what you're interested in.
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