Artist of the Year and Election/Survey Results
On Tuesday, Dec. 13 we held our final meeting of 2022, which also doubles as our annual Holiday Party. We had a delicious baked potato bar with every sort of topping, a fun gift exchange and raffles, and a generally festive evening.
We also had many special announcements!
Let's start with Artist of the Year 2022: And the award goes to....
CAA Artists earn points from entering and placing in our bimonthly art shows. At the end of the year, the CAA artist who has earned the most points is awarded "Artist of the Year". We celebrate their accomplishment with a special reception, their name added to our perpetual plaque, and a solo art show. Additionally, they will be featured on the Artist of the Year page of our website: https://www.coronaartassociation.org/artistsoftheyear
CAA also holds elections at the end of each year for officers. This year, the positions for 1st Vice President, Treasurer, and Elected Director at Large were up for election. Lori Alarcon was re-elected 1st VP; Tina Ryan was re-elected Treasurer; and Bill Gorajia was re-elected by the membership as their director at large. Thank you Lori, Tina, and Bill for your continued service and commitment to the Corona Art Association!
Along with the election, we survey our members each year to choose our art show themes for the upcoming year. Our 2023 art shows will be...
January: Places Traveled
March: Then and Now
July: Day at the Beach
September: Glorious Food and Sweets!
November: Childhood Favorites
For art show dates and details: https://www.coronaartassociation.org/art-exhibit-schedule
And finally, the membership voted on which of 6 member-designed 60th anniversary T-Shirts would represent our diamond anniversary in 2023. That honor goes to...
T-Shirts will be available in a variety of styles and sizes in the new year.
New and returning members, please fill out an application online and pay your dues before January 1, 2023 to get the current annual pricing of $40 for individuals and $70 for couples.
After January 1, the dues will be going up to $50 for individuals and $80 for couples. The student rate of $25 will remain the same.
The Gallery and Gift Shop are getting a make-over for the next few weeks, so we'll be closed to the public and other member activities. We're looking forward to a "grand" re-opening mid-January.
Don't forget to get your Calendars!
The Corona Art Association will be celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2023! We have been planning all year how we will mark our diamond anniversary, starting with this amazing 2023 Calendar feature art from our members and some CAA history as well. This fundraising calendar will help us continue our nonprofit mission into the new year. Get yours for a $15 donation, or $10 each for 2 or more!
To see more events coming up, please visit our main Events page or Calendar: https://www.coronaartassociation.org/
Our Next General Meeting will be January 10th, at 6pm on Zoom due to continued Gallery re-organizing. (General meetings are always the 2nd Tuesday of the month).
All other classes and activities will not be taking place in the Gallery during the closure.
Art happens here!
The Corona Art Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit community arts organization that has been serving the artistic needs of our communities since your participation in our events and donations help us to continue to support visual arts education and enjoyment for free or low-cost to residents of all ages and abilities. Thank you.
We especially need donations to our Adaptive Art classes for kids and adults with special needs. These are taught at the Corona Library 100% by volunteers. To donate specifically to this program and to learn more, please go to: https://www.coronaartassociation.org/register-for-art-classes?category=1d86e7f7-e824-4acb-86f0-0a98a21a7346
We also want to offer more and larger scholarships to art students. Even during these pandemic years, we have been able to offer small scholarships to local students graduating from high school who will be majoring in art in college. To donate specifically to this program and to learn more, please go to: https://www.coronaartassociation.org/scholarship-program
Or, to give to our general fund, you can use the "Donate" button at the bottom of any page on our website.
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Corona Art Association is located inside Corona's Historic Civic Center at 815 W 6th St #145, Corona, CA 92882