San Pedro River Arts Council

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PO Box 1358
Benson, AZ 85602-1358 

San Pedro River Arts Council © 2016

PO Box 1358, Benson,
Arizona  85602-1358
(520) 586-2611

Hello everyone,
  Sorry not to have written sooner, but there really wasn't anything to report until now...
We will be opening Endeavor Gallery--hopefully permanently--beginning on Thursday, April 1st!  It looks as if we will have enough docents to be open 5 days a week (Tuesday through Saturday), with regular hours --10 a.m. till 4 p.m on weekdays and 10 a.m. till 2 p.m. on Saturdays, though that is not yet written in stone...

And before we can open, we will be using the time during March to freshen and deep clean the Gallery space so that we will be ready to do the "official" change out of wall art during the last week of March.  I will be sending out another email shortly with specifics on the change-out, but as of now please mark your calendars for pick up of work currently hanging and drop off of new work on Friday, March 26th or Saturday, March 27th.  (Larraine will be contacting you shortly about items for the Gift Shop.)

Please note that ALL members of the San Pedro River Arts Council are invited to put your work in the Gallery--the only requisite is that you have paid your dues  (and if you aren't sure you have done so, contact me and I can confirm; or, if you know you haven't  paid lately--you can pay your $15.00 fee when you bring in your artwork).  We accept work in ALL media, including photography, and will be especially looking for some larger pieces in wood, ceramic, stone, glass or whatever to display on pedestals for the new installation!   If you have never exhibited with us before, I hope you will take this opportunity to share (and hopefully sell) your work.  If you have doubts or questions--please contact me via reply email and I will respond promptly.
    Can't wait to see what is going to come in!!

 We will be in need of new volunteers to serve on our docent crew in the coming months!  If you live somewhat locally, and would be interested in working in the gallery to interact with visitors and handle sales, we would love to hear from you!  Choices will be available to serve on a one day a week, or one half day a week basis, or to be a "fill-in" when regularly scheduled docents have to miss a day.  This is a fun, no-pay, low stress job with lots of "free time" to read or work on your own art projects; and training will be provided with a chance to work with a mentor until you are comfortable on your own.  (Or, if you and a friend would like to work
together--that is also an option!!)

 As covid cases decline and more of us are receiving vaccinations, our world will gradually expand again--thank goodness!  If you are ready to get out for an adventure--I heartily recommend a trip to Santa Cruz County to attend their 2021 annual Artists Open Studio Tour on March 12, 13, and 14.  There will be studios and galleries open in Tubac and up and down the Santa Cruz river.. . Our own Brenda Peo and Kathleen Benyak will be presenting their wonderful work at the Tinaja Desert Art Retreat in Green Valley on those days (along with fellow artist Shay Lopez and potter Martha Kelly--so you get 4 artists in one venue!).

All studios will be open from 10 till 4 each day and there are no admission fees.
For more information and to download a PDF map of all studio locations--please google Can't wait!!

Finally, a reminder that the Arts Council still has a LARGE number of full size Mat Boards (even after one member claimed 50 for himself--yay, Ed!!!) in many colors and neutrals--which we are selling for the incredibly low price of $1.00 per mat!!

If you need some to mount artwork or photography, or to use in art projects--please contact me and we can set up an appointment for you to make your selection

So that's it for now...  It feels wonderful to know that we will have Endeavor open again; and I look forward to seeing you all SOON!  Be well, and be thinking about what YOU might want to exhibit in the gallery during the new installation!!   Linda