Summer greetings to all! A
successful year has concluded under the able direction
of Pres. Brenda Stiles. Many thanks to Brenda for a job
New officers for 2017-18 include
Janet Ellison, Pres., Susan Daniel, V.P., Margie Barbato,
Sec., and Carol Pyles, Treas. Serving on the Board of
Trustees this coming year are Margie Barbato, Belinda
Blinzler, Genny Cramer, Susan Daniel, Janet Ellison,
Judy Everett, Gloria Eskew, Mary Hamilton, Joyce Jones,
Sarah Kapp, Loretta Knutson, Jo Ann Krueger, Marion
Mattlage, Joan Menchetti, Pat Pike, Carol Pyles, Suzanne
Rohman, Brenda Stiles, Karen Sweeney, Judy Vanderbilt
and Freda Wood. Many thinks to this dedicated group for
their continued service.
A big shout out to our Museum Shop
Committee: Jenny Baldwin, chair, Sarah Kapp, Mary
Langseth, Marion Mattlage, Carol Pyles and Judy
Vanderbilt for their hard work in making the shop the
success that it was! We are excited for the
possibilities of a new shop under the direction of the
Springfield Art Museum. Thanks to our many volunteers
who gave countless hours in service to the shop. If you
are interested in continuing to volunteer in the new
shop when it opens, let S.A.M. know!
Congratulations to Springfield Art
Museum for a successful GiveOzarks fundraising drive,
surpassing their goal of $20,000 to “Revamp the Amp”;
and a wonderful Watercolor USA opening reception
sponsored by SMMA.
A new summer fundraising effort
will take place—a Chrysanthemum sale; Pre-paid orders
are due by Sept. 1 for delivery Sept. 18. Call the SMMA
office to place an order or request an order form.
Sonya Wise and her enthusiastic
committee are well underway with plans for the Fall
Fashion Show on Mon., Oct. 23, 2017. A
Greek theme, “Aphrodite’s Afternoon Affair” will be a
luncheon with entertainment, special drinks and a silent
auction. You won’t want to miss it!
A special thanks to Amateur d’Art
for their generous donation of $4,000 to the museum for
Grant Wood’s hand-colored lithograph Vegetables,
completing the museum’s 19-piece collection.
SMMA is so proud of this year’s
accomplishments by our art groups. Through their
support, over $30,000 was donated to the Springfield Art
Museum, Placeworks, and 5th Grade
transportation to the museum.
If you are interested in joining an
art group, forming a new group or becoming a supporting
member of SMMA, please call our office at 417/874-2869
to find out how you can be a part of this exciting
organization. Visit our website at
artmuseumassociates.org, follow the link on the
Springfield Art Museum’s website
sgfmuseum.org, and like
us on Facebook!