Newsletter 3 - The Harford Artists

The Harford Artists’ Assocation, Inc.
503 Churchville Road • Bel Air, Md 21014
The Sketch Pad
Members Corner
New Members
M. Edward Shull, Jr. Dee Mirmiran Kristi Ingle - youth mbrshp
Ms. Lee Gheduzzi - returning member
Melinda Scott - family mbrshp
Susanne Jacobs
Charles T. Spicer - family mbrshp
Members in the News
Congratulations to Sara Hodge This past December, the HAA Gallery was the site of
a well-deserved celebration for two founding members
of the Harford County Cultural Arts Board (HCCAB).
HAA member Sara Margaret Hodge and her associate
and friend Dee Schuette were honored for 40 years of volunteer service to the Board from 1973-2014. The Harford
Artists’ Association would like to add our congratulations
to Sara for her accomplishment and additionally thank
her for her many years of contributing to HAA. See link
to HCCAB article -
The Baltimore Sun had an article about Sara Hodge and Dee Schuette on Dec 26,
2014. This was brought to our attention by Nancy Lloyd.
The Aegis also had an article “Arts Board founders honored” on page 2 of their Friday,
December 26, 2014 edition.
Jo Houtz posted on our HAA Blog on 12/22/2014 re an A. C. Moore store coming to
the mall at Festival.
Ellie Tryon Elgin of Arts d’Tryon Studio issued her latest Newsletter detailing her art
Lise Lorentzen is happy to inform us that she is teaching a class in Rosemaling at Harford Community College (HCC). The class will run on Wed mornings from 9:30 a.m.
to 12:30 p.m. beginning on Feb 11 and ending on Mar 18. Call or email Lise if you have
questions about the class.
Alex Kopp has updated her website –
The HAA would like to thank member Barbara Smith for opening her home to host
the HAA Holiday gathering. Members enjoyed a time of fellowship and good food.
Adding to the festive spirit, Barbara entertained guests by playing Holiday tunes on her
piano. from Pam Burton
Congratulations to All!
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Business Meeting
Sunday, March 8, 2015 - 2 p.m.
Churchville Presbyterian Church
Routes 22 and 136, Churchville, Md.
HAA Announcements
Jackie Swartz has received information from Maxine
Kutcher that Maxine’s husband, Jack, has been diagnosed
with cancer. They are taking daily trips to Johns Hopkins
Hospital for treatment. Maxine asks us to pray for her
husband. Maxine also needs support to keep going during
this stressful time.
We extend our condolences to member, Maxine Braun and her family on the passing of her
husband, Martin, on December 5.
Renew your Membership NOW!
Renew your HAA membership by January 31, 2015 so
that your dues will not be in arrears and your name is not
dropped from our membership roster. Pattie Stonesifer says
that to date we have 41 renewals and 23 new members If
you need to renew, see attached HAADuesReminder.pdf
The new bylaws were voted on and approved as presented at our last business meeting on Nov 23. A copy of the
bylaws can be accessed from our “About HAA” page on
our website.
Artists’ Studio Tour May 1,2,3, 2015
…sponsored by the Harford Artists Association. Seventeen artists have signed up for the tour. from Ellie Tryon
Member Handbook Update
Pattie Stonesifer will be sending the updated Member
Handbook and Membership Roster to all members after
the end of January. Be on the lookout for the updated
handbook and roster so you can download them if you
Chocolate and Candy Festival - Mar 7
Once again we’re a sponsor for this festival this year
which will be held at the armory. If you would like to participate, call or email Alex Kopp.
Baltimore Watercolor Society
. . . is having their 2015 Mid-Atlantic Regional Watercolor Exhibition from Jun 3 to Jul 1 2015 at the BlackRock
Ctr for the Arts in Germantown, Md 20874. The exhibition is open to all BWS Signature and Life members and
other artists 18 years of age or older who must reside in
Maryland and certain other surrounding states. Entries
must be received by March 21, 2015.
Click on this link for further details:
Rotating Exhibits
- Pairings Bistro . . . is looking for restaurant-appropriate art. We have
12 spaces. The date of our next hanging is Wed, Jan 21
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Sandy Molinaro strongly recommends arriving early as we have to be finished hanging
before they open for lunch at 11:00. Let Sandy know if you
will be hanging artwork. Address is:
Pairings Bistro
2105 Laurel Bush Rd
Bel Air (in the Emmorton Crossroads shopping center)
If you have any questions or concerns contact Sandy Molinaro - coordinator.
- Bel Air Rehab Loretta DiLoreto tells me that the changeover at that
exhibit has finished and fresh, new paintings by Harford Artists now grace their walls. Ellie Tryon Elgin is the
Art Exhibit at McFaul Activities Center
HAA has an art exhibit at the McFaul Activities Center
at 525 West MacPhail Road in Bel Air (Bel Air Senior
Center) until the end of February. From Loretta DiLoreto
Harford County Senior Centers - Fine Arts Classes
Joyce Trageser is searching for one or more qualified artists to teach a variety of fine arts classes for the Harford
County Senior Activity Centers. The classes will be held
at the Edgewood and Aberdeen centers. The centers are
available for seniors from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The seniors range in age from 55 years and above, and the members often stay with a particular class for years and years.
There is also the possibility of offering workshops, which
are shorter in length than their classes. Instructors are outside contractors, and can set their minimum and maximum
number of students. Contact Joyce Trageser, Instructor
Manager/Management Team of the HC Senior Centers.
She would be delighted to speak with you and provide further details. Call her at 410-638-3260.
The Bel Air Arts & Entertainment District
. . . . website is advertising our “Starving Artists” sale.
Thank you.
HAA Blog
If anyone would like to add an article to the HAA Blog,
send your proofread article to Alex Kopp and she will post
it for you. From Alex Kopp
To see our latest list of Corporate Sponsors,
check out our Welcome Page on our Website
From the Gallery
Local Businesses Donate to Gallery
The Harford Artists’ Association is happy to announce that
the following local businesses are making donations to the
Gallery for the year 2015. This is the second year that . . .
Ronnie’s Fine Wine and Spirits which is located at 1514
Rockspring Road in Forest Hill has donated the wine for the
receptions at the Gallery. They were the suppliers of our wine
in 2014, and they also supplied wine for our 5th Anniversary
Kroh’s Nursery which is located at 3308 Churchville Road,
Aberdeen, will donate flowering plants for our Gallery porch.
HAA is extremely grateful for the generosity of these local
businesses. Let’s show our appreciation by patronizing these
businesses this year and while there, identify ourselves as a
member of HAA. From Annabelle Thurlow Gallery Reception Sub-Committee Chair
Gallery Show Dates for 2015
Enclosed is a PDF of Gallery show dates for 2015. From
Pattie Stonesifer
Reminder for Sitters using the long table in Gallery
Put the table away after using it during your sitting time. If
possible, use the work space behind the sales counter while
working on your project at the Gallery.
Enclosed is a PDF list of event dates provided by the Harford
County Cultural Arts Board (HCCAB). From Pam Burton
Maryland Arts Day 2015 in Annapolis, Md
Register for the Maryland Arts Day 2015 to be held on Tue,
Feb 10, 2015 at the Miller Senate Bldg, 11 Bladen St, Annapolis, Md. Early Bird Registration (now until Fri, Jan 30) is $35.
Regular Registration from Sat, Jan 31 to Fri, Feb 6) is $50. See
website for details:
Sales for December at the Gallery.
Gemma Clasing - jewelry
Donna Drinan - slates, rice bags
Rosemary Hertsch - mouse pad
Jo Houtz - tiles
Barbara Kirchner - print
Alexandra Kopp - cards
Carole Novak - jewelry
Donna Poole - pottery
Larry Smouse - sculpture
Jackie Swartz - jewelry
Laurie Walsh - pottery
Helen Woodward - shell
Starving Artists Sale
So far, the sale and the new hours are going great. “Morning” people like the early starting hours and they are
buying. YEA!!!! from Carole Novak
2015 Gallery Changeovers and Reception Dates:
Changeover Date
Reception Date
Jan. 5
Jan. 10
Feb. 23 Mar. 14
Apr. 27 May 9
June 29 July 11
Aug. 31 Sept. 12
Oct. 26 Nov. 14
Dec. 5 & 6 - Holiday Open House & Sale
Art & About
Rotating Exhibits
Dr. Peggy Leary
4A North Ave, Suite 200, Bel Air
The Walters Art Museum
See the attached PDF – walters-in-February.PDF - for info about
upcoming events at the museum.
Shirley Boats
Upper Chesapeake Orthopedics
Ste 417, 4th fl--Garage Bldg, Bel Air
HAA is a “Charter Lifetime Member” of the Center for the
Sinikka Benson
Caroline Jasper Class - Mar 23-27 - Havre de Grace, Md
See the attached PDF for Caroline Jasper’s class entitled “Painting
Light: Land, Water, Still Life”. It’s a 5-day workshop. Media options
are oils, acrylics, water-soluble oils. from Ursula Cain-Jordan - Caroline-jasper-class.pdf
Town of Bel Air
Finance Department - 39 Hickory Ave,
Bel Air
Loretta DiLoreto
Harford Foot & Ankle
824 S. Main Street Bel Air
Coordinator Needed
The Health and Rehab Center
401 East MacPhail Road, Bel Air
Eliner Tryon Elgin
Katzen Eye Group
3401 Box Hill Corporate Center Drive,
Suite 202, Abingdon
Alexandra Kopp
Lifetime Dental Care
1201 Agora Drive, Bel Air, 21015
Tom Norris
Pairings Bistro
2105 Laurel Bush Road, Ste 108
Bel Air, MD 2015
Sandy Molinaro
The Harford Artists’ Association, Inc.
Board Members - Committee Members
Facilities & Equipment
Publicity/Bel Air Downtown
Alliance Board Member
Website & Newsletter Editor
Pamela Burton
Alexandra Kopp
Nancy Lloyd
Loretta DiLoreto
Thomas Norris
Patricia Stonesifer
Warren Hillstrom
Nancy Lloyd, Gallery Assistant
Nancy Lloyd
Patricia Stonesifer
Alexandra Kopp
Carole Novak
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