Exciting news!

We are finally able to give our members information on what to expect from ACA in the new year. Here are some things you need to know.

Our New Location!!!


The new venue for ACA monthly meetings is the Redeemer Lutheran Church hall. It's located at 1084 W. Bullard, near the northwest corner of Bullard and Palm. This hall is a dream come true for ACA, and we have Connie Claes to thank. We will have signs in the east parking lot to let our members know where our meeting is being held. It won't be in the main hall but in a conference room accessed from outside near the parking area.
We will no longer have monthly hangings. We will have one large open show a year and the format for this will change to help expand participation. This will be explained further in a future post.
Because we no longer will have monthly hangings or monthly demos, and because the church is charging us a minimal amount for the use of their facility, we are dropping the membership fee back to $40 a year.
We will be meeting the second Friday of the month. The board will meet at 5 pm.  All members are welcome to attend the board meeting to listen in.  You can also ask to be put on the agenda to bring up any concerns, questions and suggestions.  The general meeting will begin at 6 pm. This year, we will be taking December off. In 2019, we will take November and December off.
We will have formal demos quarterly. As before, these will be paid demonstrations. We will have a brief business meeting just before we have the demo.  Refreshments will be provided by ACA and not by members for these meetings and guest attendance for demos will be $10. We plan to post the demos and dates at the beginning of the year.
All the rest of the monthly meetings will be informal. That means they won't be demos and will be interactive get-togethers. We welcome anyone to participate. Guests are free. Bring friends or family if you want. You will receive information month to month on what is planned. As these meetings will be informal, members can bring their own refreshments, including any beverages (non-alcoholic) to consume or share as they choose.
We are going to focus on doing more to promote our scholarship funding. You will hear about opportunities to participate in this as we progress.
Due to all the changes going on, the current board has agreed to carry on into 2019 for a limited time. We will have an election early in 2019.

November Demonstration
Manuel Abad
October 12th Demo
6-8 PM
It will be an oil painting demonstration

  Manuel Abad was born in Ciudad Mier, Tamaulipas, Mexico, and came to United States with his parents at the age of five. After working up and down the entire San Joaquin Valley for years, the family decided to settle in Tulare, where Manuel attended Tulare Western High School.
  After his service in the U.S. Army at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, Manuel moved to Houston, Texas where he worked in the iron worker industry. He was soon in charge of setting glass in the big high rises of downtown Houston.
  In 1987, Manuel and his wife returned to California’s San Joaquin Valley and Tulare to live, working at Porterville Glass until his retirement in 2013.
  Manuel’s work has been exhibited at the Exeter Courthouse Gallery, Lindsay Art Gallery, River Island Country Club, and the Porterville Art Association. Manuel regularly shows at the Tulare Country Fair each year, and his work also hangs at Buford’s Gallery in Porterville and in Exeter Floral.

Friday, November 9th
6-8 PM
Marilyn Torchin
Demonstating Watercolor/Mixed Medium


ACA will receive the Heart to Heart family art at the Sunnyside Library in the meeting room
Receiving: November 17. 10-12
Pick Up Date: January 5th, 10-12
5566 E. Kingscanyon Rd.
The art must be Gallery-ready to hang from wire hangers in the Quiet Room. There is no charge for ACA members and their families.

Board Members

·        President Lillian Quashnick

·        Vice President Julie Raymer

·        Treasurer Sharon Scott

·        Director of Exhibits Diane Breuer

·        Secretary, Janice Fortney

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