It is hard to believe that a year has gone by for OFAA. It has been a privilege to serve on the board as your president but even more of a privilege to serve with my wonderful board members, Robyn Rennie as Past President, Julie Grimaldi as Vice President, Lynn Stokes as our secretary, Mary Jo Pollak as Treasurer, Pat Beecham as Membership Chair, Jesse Strong for Exhibits, Patti Agapi for Media and Molly Farquharson for Communications. They have all worked so hard for you and have supported and helped me in my role.
Your executive has been in search of new venues to show our work. Thanks to some thoughtful suggestions we now have one new venue in the works as well as a possible other one. Stay tuned for updates. As we begin our new season, we say goodbye to Julie Grimaldi and welcome Catherine Cadieux as our new Vice-President. A thank you goes out to Robyn Rennie who will step in to head up our refreshment position and it looks like we have found someone to head up our Membership Chair but for now we’ll keep you in suspense until November’s meeting to see for yourself.
We have a great line-up for you in the coming year. In November Murray Van Halem will show us how to paint streetscapes. December 3rd is our annual Christmas potluck complete with entertainment by the Paraguinns. It should be a great night to bring your significant other and have some fun. In February we will host William Lottering who will give us a TED-type talk. He has had the most fascinating life so I’m sure it will be an awesome night. In March Kathy Bailey is going to introduce us to glaze oil painting in the Rembrandt style. She is a wonderful artist who will no doubt provide us with some new techniques. We also have the Postcard Project, our annual Yard Sale, and don’t forget Starry Night. There is so much more to look forward to and participate in. Its going to be an exciting year.