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A Graphic Designer In the World of Fine Arts

Wednesday, August 12th, 2009

Illiana Artists member juried exhibit 2001.

Illiana Artists Juried Exhibit 2001.


The motto of the Illiana Artists is “Artists Helping Artists” and that is my plan for the operating year of 2009-2010. Converting 25 plus years of traditional methods of communication over to Internet based applications will be no easy task. My journey begins with a giant tub of document folders and paperwork that now resides in my home. A request for an up-to-date membership listing led me to a hand written paper document left in my mailbox and a Word file of mailing labels both of which contained out of date information and expired membership listings.

On Friday, August 7 the first edition of the email newsletter was distributed to a handful of email addresses. Off to a good start! The postal mail was reduced to a postcard in order to save on time, printing and postage. I hope to generate a growing email list within the next month or so. I think it is important to keep members up-to-date and informed in real time when necessary.

Our website, Illiana Artists.org, is sorely out of date at this time. The September 14 meeting will present an opportunity for the members to hear the Web Committee’s proposal for a new logo and website redesign. The vote will way heavily on available operating funds and an understanding of fellow members that the Illiana Artists’ current website does not present an appropriate public face for this outstanding group of artists. I will report the outcome of the member vote following the September meeting.

Our 12th Annual Regional Juried Show held at the Chesterton Art Center is right around the corner. Exhibit Committee members are currently busy coordinating entry/delivery of artwork at this time. The exhibit will run August 20 through September 28, 2009. I hope to see many fellow artists and friends at the opening reception on August 28. It will be my honor to present awards and capture the days events for the website recap. See you there!