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The Dunwoody Fine Art Association (DFAA) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to:
Promote fine art in the Dunwoody, GA area
Encourage its artists to exhibit their art
Support each other in their creativity and self-expression through lectures, critiques, workshops and exhibits
THOUGHT OF THE MONTH
“Don't learn safety by accident.”
Campaign by artist Jerry Smith
Needless to say, these are very strange times. I hope that everyone is staying well and keeping as busy as possible. It is a good time to paint or be creative in some way since we are all hunkered down.
This is going to be an unusual year for Dunwoody Fine Art and we are all going to have to be flexible, think out of the box and not give up on our wonderful organization. We will forge ahead with zoom meetings and the possibility of online shows. We are simplifying our brochure and will distribute them throughout Dunwoody so that we can keep our membership up. We also have the exciting possibility of having a show in conjunction with the Nature Center.
Our board has been meeting over the summer to put our heads together. I look forward to new and innovative happenings this year. If you have been intimidated by the computer (like I am most of the time) there are people in DFAA that can assist you. Zooming is not as complicated as you may think.
You know….”When the going gets tough, the tough get going!”
Open Painting Canceled at Brookrun Park
Due to facility closings the third Wednesday painting day will be canceled until further notice.
Yearly dues is now $55. If you haven’t paid your dues by September 1 you will not be eligible to participate in exhibits and you will lose access to the online directory because your site membership will expire. Please continue to support DFAA through the next year as we continue to find ways to keep our members involved in the Arts during this crazy time.
Online membership payments are now being accepted online on our DFAA website! You can also become a Patron or a Sponsor of our organization by making your payment from the same page. See the August 9th eBlast for instructions for how to pay online. It's easy!!
September Meeting will be on Zoom
So that we can all stay connected during this time we will be continuing to have a short meeting and a presentation by Zoom each month until it is safe to get together again.
Members in good standing will receive an email with a link to join the meeting. Elma Orr sent easy directions in an 8/16 email. A pdf is attached below that will explain how to choose the view you desire, adjust your volume etc. Also attached is an article by Gene Rubel that was published in Atlanta Senior News that explains everything you might want to know about Zoom, Zip Through Zoom. Thanks Gene! And thanks to Barbara Flexner for reaching out to Gene for us!
Venue Chairs Needed for Feldman and also for the Library Hall
These venues still need a chairperson. If anyone is interested in becoming the venue coordinator for Feldman Law Office please contact Susan Proctor by email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Changeouts happen 3-4 times a year.
If you are interested in taking over the library hall please contact Karen Peay by email at email@example.com. The library is usually a 2-person team so you can hang artwork with a friend! This job will not start until further notice.
Zooming for Beginners
September Presenter - Kay Hunt
Kay Hunt is an Atlanta-based abstract artist who produces beautiful, emotional paintings, sometimes on a large scale. In 2009, Kay began her pursuit of a life-long dream of painting abstractly. In a few short years, Kay has developed her craft to where she has been invited to show her work in galleries throughout the Atlanta area, as well as several in Tennessee. She is definitely an Atlanta artist to watch, and she’ll share her story and process with us at our September meeting.
Zip Through Zoom
Feldman Law - October TBD, Need new chair
Edward Jones - October TBD, Sharon Weiss
Library Hall - On hold for now, Need new chair
N Shallowford Annex - Closed through 12/2020
Russell Family Dentistry - TBD, Joan Monroe
Collaboration with the Nature Center
We have an exciting opportunity to collaborate with the Dunwoody Nature Center for an online holiday art sale that will benefit DNC and DFAA members.
We will be creating a special Etsy shop where you can sell your artwork with a portion of the sale benefitting the Dunwoody Nature Center. During this time of canceled in-person events, this is an opportunity to exhibit our work to the public and sell it with very little effort on your part. Please see the attached document with more detail below and in the upcoming eBlast. Watch for additional information in the next few weeks.
Sharon Weiss sold 2 paintings at Spruill's Artistic Affair fundraiser and one from her Etsy page. Here we have Golden Inlet, Afterglow and Sunlit Tulips.
Painted Picnic Table Project
The City of Dunwoody was pleased to announce the re-opening of restaurants by promoting outdoor seating on newly decorated picnic tables. The Dunwoody Fine Art Association answered the call from Rosemary Watts of the City of Dunwoody to decorate a picnic table outside Vino Venue Restaurant. Susan Proctor, President and Janette Worley, Vice President, worked together on a whimsical design that will enhance the patrons’ outdoor dining experience. Thanks to Susan, Janette and Home Depot for donating the tables and paint. Elma Orr and her daughter painted a second table! This is a community effort to support restaurants by providing an outside eating area to help keep social distancing requirements.
The City has put about 24 picnic tables in the main shopping areas. According to the City, this is a temporary permit. The tables will eventually be moved to parks. But so far this project has turned out very beautiful. Besides bringing colorful art, it also helps marketing the organizations who painted those tables. An example of organizations participating are: DFAA, CREATE Dunwoody, Lions Club, MJCCA, Dunwoody Preservation Trust, Dunwoody Nature Center, DHS National Art Honor Society, Girl Scouts, and many more.
Cate Larkin opened a booth in Queen of Hearts, Alpharetta in June. She has sold one painting so far - a large floral abstract. Below is a pic of her booth.
Susan Proctor Solo Show Susan has 23 large non-representational paintings at Serendipity Labs, a state of the art work space located in Buckhead. They will be having an opening for Susan when the Covid virus settles down.
Hope you are all finding a way to enjoy the happy summer sun!
Wear a mask!
Katherine Moore is full of news!! Her "Volcanic Garden" was accepted into the Colored Pencil Society of America's international exhibition. She also had 2 pieces accepted into Metro Montage XX -- "Eagle" (scratchboard) and "Anchors and Buoys" (colored pencil). Katherine also sold 2 pieces during June and won 2 Honorable Mention awards at local shows. Congrats!!!
DFAA LEADERSHIP TEAM 2020 - 2022
Co-President: Susan Proctor & Barbara Flexner
1st Vice President: Linda Brown
2nd Vice President: Janette Worley
Secretary: Donna Barnhart
Treasurer: Karen Peay
DFAA Committee Chairpersons
Barn Paint Days: Janette Worley
Bulletin Board: Mary Phillips
EBlast Communications: Elma Orr
Membership: Janette Worley
Newsletter Editor & Distribution: Susan Gallo
Parliamentarian: Georgia Rousseau
Presentation Book: Laurenthia Mesh
Printed Directory & Handbook: Tim Minton
Programs & Workshops: Linda Brown
Publicity: Sharon Weiss
Webmaster & Facebook Admin: Susan Gallo
Art in the Park: Janette Worley
Best of the Best: Karen Peay
Dunwoody Fine Art Month: TBD
Dunwoody Library Hall: Karen Peay & Nanci Relf
Edward Jones: Sharon Weiss
Feldman Law Offices: TBD
Russell Family Dentistry: Joan Monroe
N Shallowford Annex: Elma Orr & Joan Monroe
Sights & Insights 2022: TBD
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