The party was held at the Olive Garden (Richland Mall) at
11:30 on Saturday, Dec 3. While we waited for our food to arrive,
President Bill Franklin introduced the new
officers and scholarship winners, and presented a proposed change in our
dues. Also, our previous president, Linda Morales, was thanked for
her extraordinary service and presented a table easel. She also
received a canvas and a photograph of her and Gil from Ellen Foster.
scholarship winners were (left to right) Ebony Miles, a graphic design
student at TSTC, Tara Ebeling, a sculpture student at Baylor, and
Courtney Woodliff, an art student at MCC. A book cover design by
Ebony is at the upper right,
sculpture of her Shakespeare prof by Tara is at the lower left, and a
collage with paint by Courtney is at the lower right. As always,
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them. Tara's sculpture could use a few words of explanation.
The fingers are depicted as magnifying glasses and tweezers to suggest
the meticulous care with which she picks apart the text. More
obviously, her head is full of literature. This sculpture is
currently on display in the Hooper-Schafer Fine Arts building at Baylor.
If you get by that way, stop in for a look. The craftsmanship is
as impressive as the concept.
Structure Is Adopted
Lower dues were voted in at the luncheon on
1. To make it easy for new members joining during the year to pay
partial year's dues, the former levels of $12.50, $25, and $50 were
reduced to $12, $24, and $48 ($1, $2 and $4 per month).
2. To encourage people to pay dues promptly, these rates were rounded
down to $10, $20 and $40 for those joining by December 31. [But the
board voted to extend this to our January meeting for 2006, (January 8),
since the new dues were adopted so late in the year.]
3. Finally, a $5 discount was offered to members willing to receive
communications by email, rather than U. S. Mail, approximately the
savings to the association for printing and postage for a year.
4. Remember that there is a $10 interim dues for the October-December
period. If you have not paid that, please include it along with your
5. Patron dues are basically a donation, although all the privileges of
web gallery members are included, as well as a 10% discount when buying
members' art. This will remain at $100.
6. The discounts in (2) and (3) above will apply only to those joining
by December 31 [extended to January 8, 2006]. Returning
members paying after that date will pay the full dues. This is
summarized in the table below.
after Jan 8 by Jan 8
by Jan 8 with email Add $10 if interim
have not yet been paid.
Web gallery $48
If you not already paid, you may pay at the January 8 meeting or send a
check made out to AGCT to our P.O. Box. Address it to:
Rose Larkie, treasurer
P.O. Box 23994
Waco, TX 76702