Hello everyone,
  November is upon us--leaves are starting to fall, days are definitely getting shorter, and soon
 it will be time to celebrate Thanksgiving!  Time continues to whoosh by...
   I want to begin with a quick recap of our beautiful October photography show--the first "major" event we've hosted since the covid crisis struck in early 2020!!   Many thanks to everyone who participated this year--SO MANY WONDERFUL PHOTOS in each of the divisions!  The reception was fun and very well attended; and lots of ballots were cast for the People's Choice Award.  Congratulations to Tina Glidden whose photo, "Sandies at Sunset," won the prize when the votes were counted at the end of the month.   For a nice slide show of all the "official" winners  (every photo in the show was a winner in my book!), check out our web page at
www.sprarts.org...   Also, a huge "Thank You" to Larraine Milne, who served as our show chairperson this year.  Well done, Larraine!!!
    It is finally time for our annual Yard Sale Fundraiser!  The date is set for Saturday, November 13th.  We will be setting up tables in front of the gallery starting at 7:30 a.m.;
and the actual sale will run from 8 a.m. till 2 p.m. that day.  If you have been collecting/saving  items for the event--you may take them to the Gallery on Friday afternoon (November 12th) any time between 4  and 6 p.m.; OR you can simply drop them off at the gallery on Saturday morning between 7:30 and 8:30 a.m.  We already have word of LOTS of exciting donations, so I think this will be a huge and successful sale!  Proceeds go to support the various projects and programs of the Arts Council, so we're hoping for a good turnout.  Ads will be placed in the Cochise Trader, on Craig's List, and on flyers around the county.  Don't forget to bring in your no-longer-needed items, and please spread the word!!    Also, help with set up and sales is needed, so if you can give us an hour or two on the day of the sale, please let me
 The latest "Featured Artist" exhibit at Cochise College Benson Center is now up and ready for your viewing pleasure. Long-time SPRAC member Trilby Arnold has brought a wonderful selection of her art to hang for the months of November and December at the college venue.
Trilby works in many media with great success.  Her large oil landscapes are stunning; and equally lovely are her pastels and scratchboard pieces.  This is definitely a display that you
don't want to miss!  As always, these exhibits are free and open to the public during regular college hours (Mondays thru Thursdays 8 a.m. til 8 p.m. and Fridays 8 a.m. till 4 p.m.)  If you
are in the area--do stop by!
    I am excited to announce a very special "Artist Share" program for November!  SPRAC member and Master Gardener, Cal Kelly, has volunteered to do a presentation on the ART
of drying flowers, with a "workshop" where attendees will be able to create their own floral
cards using materials that he will provide.  The date is our usual "third Thursday,"  November 18th; and we'll begin promptly at noon, as this program will run slightly longer than usual.
  This should be a lot of fun, and definitely something different, so mark your calendars and do plan to attend!!!
   Did you know that a number of our Arts Council members are also published authors?!  We currently have a nice selection of their books for sale in the Endeavor Gallery Gift Shop! Next time you are in the gallery, check out our neat new book rack and see what is on offer. (I think
any of these titles--fiction, history, essays, etc.--would make a great holiday gift!)
   And speaking of the holidays, we'll be "decorating" the gallery  on the weekend after
Thanksgiving; and there is a "Member's Get Together" planned for Saturday afternoon, December 11th.  More information in the December newsletter--but do save the date if you can!!
    Finally, I wanted to mention that the annual "Cowboy Festival" will be held this coming weekend--November 6th and 7th from 10 a.m. till 4 p.m each day--at the historic Empire Ranch off Highway 83 a little north of Sonoita.  There are all kinds of exciting western heritage events and displays to watch; plus, this is a wonderful opportunity for anyone interested in photography to get some colorful "period" shots of cowboys in action.
   Google "Empire Ranch Foundation Cowboy Festival 2021" for more information and a full list
all that is going on over the two days...  It's a bit of a drive, but well worth the effort!!!
   Enough for now...   Celebrate the arts!    Linda

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