It is my hope to see this organization grow and thrive within my term as president, and I want us to live up to the mission statement that was put in place by the original founders of this organization back in 1941. We are not able to grow without active participation from our members. Inside you will find dates for all of our activities, exhibits and shows please mark your calendars accordingly.
We are funded solely on donations and fundraisers. To make any of these activities happen we need participation from our membership and timely payment of dues and patron donations.
Please bring any concerns, compliments and ideas to member meetings to be addressed or email the president.
Membership and Board Meetings
We are asking that all members please make an effort to attend meetings and participate more with the inner workings of the orginazation. Board member nominating is this year, for board member position changes next year. Due to unforseen instances several board positions had to be filled this past year mid term. We feel that the membership cannot make an educated choice for board positions if they are not active in the organazation. Board members also cannot make a choice on possible new board members if we never see our members. Come to meetings, come to events, introduce yourselves, ask questions, your board is here to help and encourage.
Our next member meeting is June 6th Member Meeting (1st of the fiscal year) Meet and greet new and old members! 7pm to 9pm
A thank you to Julieann Knox and Candace Joseph who have been working to update our members contact information and are currently putting together a membership booklet, which each member will receive before the years end. It will include a calander of events, mission statement, board information and more.
The Artists Hand Gallery 5th Anniversary
July marks the 5th anniversary of The Artists Hand Gallery opening!
3 days of events are being planned and the detail below are tenative but mark your calanders and you can contact the gallery for more information or to register for events. 724-463-8710
Thursday the 13th: Gallery member wine & Cheese at the gallery
Friday the 14th: Street Festival (band and food) Tickets sold @ $25
Saturday the 15th: Sidewalk sale (front & Back) 10am to 4pm $125 per table for groups and $75 per table for individuals
July Show opening JR Sherburne & Ken Vinton 6pm to 8pm
Open Studios will begin again in April as well. Tuesdays 7pm to 9pm
If you have any suggestions for classes you would like to see, please email email@example.com Our first class will be in May and will cover how to properly mat, frame and wire your work for shows.
Our Mission Statement:
The purpose of The Indiana Art Association is to promote the interest, appreciation, and participation in the arts withing our community. We aim to stimulate the artistic growth and development of our members through encouragement, education, exhibition of work, and exchange of ideas.
We wish to motivate public interest in the arts and function as aesthetically wise consumers and citizens ourselves.
The Indiana Art Association is run by all volunteers. All of our funds come from our memberships, classes and donations. If you would like to contribute to the IAA, please click on the donate button below, we would greatly appreciate it!