Call for Entries – The Marion Art Center announces a call for entries for its Summer Members’ Show. Any current MAC member is invited to participate and can enter up to two works for exhibition. All art must be original – of the artist’s own design and creation – and prepared for installation. Show dates are August 21 to September 26. Drop off dates for artwork are scheduled on Saturday, August 15and Tuesday, August 18. Members must contact the MAC to schedule an appointment for drop off. Please visit marionartcenter.org/on-exhibit for more details and to download the artist consignment agreement ahead of time.
Classes Resuming – The Marion Art Center has resumed its previously postponed watercolor course with instructor Jay Ryan. The small group meets outside on the MAC lawn Thursday mornings. Jay will continue teaching fall classes in the MAC studio. Instructor Catherine Carter will lead a five-week course, Botanical Drawing for Adults, on Tuesday evenings from 6:00 to 8:00pm, from September 8 through October 6. In this class for beginners or intermediates, students will use colored pencils to explore the complex shapes and intricate surfaces of botanical subject matter, with a focus on value, color, and composition. The cost is $145 for MAC members and $165 for nonmembers, including the $10 materials fee. Students must wear a mask while inside the building. Number of students will be limited to allow adequate physical space in compliance with Massachusetts safety guidelines. For more information or to register online, visit marionartcenter.org/adult-classes
Fundraiser and Membership Drive – NEW Student Membership – The Marion Art Center is thrilled to announce that our first online art auction was a great success. The MAC raised nearly $15,000, reaching the goal set by the auction committee led by MAC Board Vice President Wendy Cullum. Special thanks to all volunteers, donors of artwork, and event sponsors. The online event replaced the MAC’s annual fundraiser, Cocktails by the Sea, which normally includes a ticketed cocktail celebration with silent auction.
The MAC continues its fundraising efforts with its current membership drive. As a nonprofit organization, we depend on members and donors to sustain us through a difficult year of limited programs and events. To show our gratitude, the MAC is offering a special 15-month membership to those who join or renew in 2020. We also have a NEW Student Membership, for ages 14-22, at just $25 annually! Visit us online at marionartcenter.org/join to find out more about the benefits of joining the MAC Family.