49th Annual Juried Artists Exhibit: The Summer Show
Opening reception Saturday, July 12 at 6pm
Over three hundred individual images from across the United States have been submitted and reviewed! This year's 49th annual competition opens July 12, 2014 with a reception from 6pm to 9pm and presentation of awards at 7pm. The show will be on view until August 9, 2014 when STAA will also host a closing reception Art Talk with the juror and exhibiting artists. The event from 6pm to 9pm will be held in conjunction with Covington’s monthly Second Saturday gallery openings.
The juror this year is Beth Batton, who serves as the Curator of the Collection at the Mississippi Museum of Art where she has worked since 2005. Exhibitions she has curated at the Museum include Italian Art from the Permanent Collection (2013-2014) and Oraien Catledge: Photographs of Cabbagetown (2010). From 2001 to 2005, Batton served as Arts-Based Community Development Director at the Mississippi Arts Commission. Prior to that, she was a project coordinator at Mississippi Cultural Crossroads, an award winning community arts organization in Port Gibson, Mississippi. Batton received a B.A. with honors in Fine Arts from The University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee. A photographer, her photographs have been exhibited in galleries in Atlanta, Austin, and Jackson.
Special thanks to Champagne Beverage for being an on-going Exhibition Sponsor. All STAA hosted art openings will now feature beverages provided by Champagne Beverage.
STAA's Annual Membership Meeting
Tuesday, July 1 at 7:00pm
The membership of STAA is invited to suggest nominations to the Board of Directors for 2014/2015. The Bylaws of the organization, excerpted below, clarify the procedure for making a nomination. Nominations may be made in writing via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org, via U.S. Mail to 320 N. Columbia St. Covington, LA 70433, or delivered in person during office hours. Hours: 10-4 M-F, 11-4 Sat.
DEADLINE FOR NOMINATIONS IS: Friday, June 20, 2014
STAA BY-LAWS: Section Three - Terms of Office and Elections
Only Members of the St. Tammany Art Association are eligible to be elected to the Board of Directors. The membership of the organization is notified of the Annual Membership Meeting and Elections and given opportunity to suggest nominations for Board positions prior to the meeting. Nominations are not accepted from the floor during the annual meeting.
A. Elections: Only members of the St. Tammany Art Association are eligible to be elected to the board of directors. The membership of the organization is notified of the Annual Membership Meeting and Elections and given opportunity to suggest nominations for board positions prior to the meeting. Nominations are not accepted from the floor during the annual meeting. The Nominating Committee consists of one (1) board member appointed by the President and two (2) members-at-large who have been selected by the board. A nominating Committee must submit a slate of qualified nominees to the Board of Directors no less than ten (10) nor more than fifty (50) days before the annual membership meeting. All nominees are approved by a simple majority vote of the Board prior to the annual meeting.
B. Terms of Office: The term for each board member is three (3) years. After two (2) consecutive years of service, an officer must sit out of that position for one (1) year before he/she is eligible for re-election to that same office.