Tuesday, March 29, 2016

LSAG: News & Notes

LSAG Members and League Leadership:  Please read the following announcements.  Questions or need help on any of these issues, send your emails to   lsagpresident@gmail.com .  

Final Days to Update Database:
Database Chairs:  Please have your league's membership updated in the database regardless if members participate in shows or not.  If a member is not in the database, they will not be able to be nominated for awards at this year's convention.  Directions have been posted for several weeks and takes seconds to complete as only a limited amount of info is needed.  Let us know if you need help or have a problem.  Updates should be completed by March 31--THIS Thursday.

LSAG announces the 2016 Convention:
Friday and Saturday, July 29 & 30, 2016 
Klein ISD Multipurpose Facility

This year's convention will feature inspiring demo artists, the luncheon, and of course the juried show. The luncheon and meeting will also feature a new slate of awards.  Look for more details in future newsletters. 

Please note that with the database, we are not able to carry wins over to future years.  All fall & winter show wins should already be reported.
Spring shows held up to April 24 need to be reported by April 30.
Late spring shows must be held no later than May 21and must be reported no later than May 24.

As you make your plans for the 2016-17 art year, 
please see closing dates on the LSAG website.  This is so a June convention can be considered. 

LSAG Needs YOU to Volunteer:
Have time or talent to share?  If LSAG has benefited you, consider volunteering with LSAG.  No need to go through your league.

Newsletter Holiday:
Newsletter staff will be taking a spring break holiday in April.  Please plan ahead...only 2 more full newsletters before the holiday.

*Last full newsletter for April--April 12 newsletter; deadline Sunday, April 10

*Abbreviated newsletters for show announcements & LSAG news only--
April 19 newsletter; deadline Sunday, April 17
AND April 26 newsletter; deadline Sunday, April 24

*Full newsletters will resume in May.  Deadlines are ALWAYS the Sunday midnight before that week's newsletter.

Calling for Photos:
Photos needed of convention & its planning for the 2014 and 2015 conventions.  If you have such photos, send them as jpegs to Suzanne at suzseiler@att.net .  Describe your photos in the body of your email.  This is for LSAG Convention & planning of convention photos ONLY; do NOT send pictures from your league shows or meetings.

LSAG Open Spring Meeting:  Save the Date
April 30th   *  This will be a formal business meeting of upcoming LSAG business & a communication session for convention.

LSAG Spring Community Pick:  At Your Service 
Houston Center for Contemporary Craft has a wonderful exhibit featuring plates as the canvasses of artworks.  Now through May 8th; Cost:  FREE & FREE parking.  Make a day of it, then send us a picture to post.