This Month

So, what's happening locally -- art-wise--this month?  Actually, not much, though things will pick up toward the end of August.  In order to give our docents a break, and because the Benson Museum is closed for renovations--we have decided to close Endeavor Gallery for the month of August.  And because the Museum and the Gallery are closed, there will NOT be a Lunch and Learn program this month.  (There WILL be a program in September!!).

  We will be installing a new exhibit for the Fall Quarter in the Gallery, which will re-open for business onSeptember 1.  Notice has been sent to rotation "Group 2" artists, seeking work for the upcoming Gallery show, which will run from September through November.  If you are interested in exhibiting your work in Endeavor Gallery, but have not yet signed up to participate, please contact me by respond email and we'll get you assigned to a rotation group ASAP.

  Work currently hanging in the Gallery will come down on Saturday, August 27th, and new works can be dropped off at the same time.  If you have questions, or need to re-schedule, let me know...
Entry forms and information sheets for our upcoming 4th Annual October Open Photography show will be available in mid August.  We have our dates set, we have a judge, ribbons are on order, so now it is up to YOU to take those pictures, prepare your entries, and help us make this another wonderful event!
Speaking of photography, our featured artists at the Cochise College "One with Art" exhibit this month are SPRAC members and professional photographers Mel and Larraine Milne of Willow Lakes.  Mel and Larraine specialize in nature photography and have some wonderful shots of birds and insects and other critters on display at the college through the end of August.  Do pop by and check out their show!

For unknown reasons, our wonderful web site is trying to die  (and yes, we have paid all the bills); so we have decided to create a "new" site with the help of experienced web-builder and SPRAC member, Maria Spiess, to guide us through the transition.  The url will remain the  Much of the data from the old site will be brought directly to the new one; but sadly, the information for our individual web pages (with artist biographies, photos of work, etc.) seems to have disappeared altogether.  The good news is that this will be a wonderful opportunity for everyone to update their "page," and for those of you who have not created a page to do so now!!

  It is not "mandatory" to have a page, but it is an excellent way to let everyone get to know you and your work.  If you are interested, please send a short biography, artist' statement, or whatever, along with some jpeg photos of your art/photography/or other media, and include urls for any existing web sites you already have for linkage purposes, to me at or directly to Maria at and she will create your SPRAC page for you!  If you need help with getting photos of your work, let me know and we can schedule a time to take some for you in the correct format for sharing on a computer...

   A final note--Jack Light and the Willcox Art League are organizing a members' show and sale of art and photography over the Labor Day weekend at the El Dorado Community Center located 2 miles west of Chiricahua National Monument.  Show dates and times are Friday, Sept. 2nd through Monday, Sept. 5th from10 a.m. till 4 p.m. daily.  If you are planning a visit to the Monument over the holiday, plan to stop by and check things out!!
  Enjoy the monsoon!!

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Note: You may also send your membership payment or donation by check to:
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