OKAY LIGHTCHASERS, IT IS TIME TO GET READY FOR OUR LIGHT CHASERS ANNUAL MEMBERS SHOW!!!
THIS IS OUR 10TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF OUR MEMBERS SHOW. WE HAD HOPED TO CELEBRATE OUR ANNIVERSARY WITH ALL OUR MEMBERS IN PERSON, BUT DUE TO COVID-19 WE FELT IT SAFER FOR EVERYONE TO HAVE OUR ANNUAL MEMBERS SHOW "ONLINE ONLY" THIS YEAR.
ALSO DUE TO THE PANDEMIC: THERE WILL BE NO "PAINT SARASOTA PAINT OUT & SHOW THIS YEAR THERE WILL BE NO QUICK DRAW CONTEST THIS YEAR THERE WILL BE NO RAFFLE DRAWING THIS YEAR
Hopefully next year in 2022, we will be able to have our in person show as usual and all our other events as well. It will be great to be able to enjoy each other's company
and your amazing paintings as well again!!!
Until then, we hope you will keep your paint brushes busy with creating something wonderful for our "10th Anniversary Annual Show"! Below you will find some information
on our upcoming Member's Show to get you started. The Rules and more information will follow in the weeks leading up to the Show.
PLEASE MARK YOU CALENDARS WITH THESE DATES:
SIGN-UP DAYS FOR THE 10TH ANNUAL MEMBERS SHOW WILL BE: MARCH 14, 2021 THROUGH MARCH 21, 2021
10TH ANNUAL MEMBERS SHOW WILL OPEN ONLINE ON SUNDAY, APRIL 11, 2021 AND CONTINUE ON UNTIL SUNDAY, APRIL 16, 2021 WHEN IT ENDS.
THE ENTRY FEE IS $30.00.
ARTISTS CAN SUBMIT ONLY ONE PIECE OF ARTWORK FOR THE SHOW.
ARTISTS WILL RECEIVE 100% OF THEIR SALE PRICE,
SO ARTISTS WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR HANDLING THEIR OWN SALES.
THERE IS NO LIMIT ON THE SIZE OF THE ARTWORK THAT CAN BE SUBMITTED.
JUST REMEMBER THAT ARTISTS WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR SHIPPING OR DELIVERY OF THEIR SOLD PAINTING.
THIS SHOW IS FOR LIGHT CHASERS MEMBERS ONLY.
YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE IN FLORIDA TO ENTER THE SHOW, SINCE THE ANNUAL MEMBERS SHOW IS ONLINE THIS YEAR
YOU CAN EMAIL YOUR PHOTO IN FROM WHEREVER YOU ARE RESIDING NOW.
THE OFFICIAL SHOW RULES WILL FOLLOW IN THE COMING WEEKS.
EACH WEEK LEADING UP TO OUR 10TH ANNIVERSARY MEMBER'S SHOW, WE WILL BE PROVIDING YOU WITH A LOOK INTO THE PAST OF THE LIGHT CHASERS ANNUAL MEMBERS SHOWS.
This will give our new members a peek into the past history of the Light Chasers Annual Shows and will recall some fun memories for those members who were there ten years ago..
Starting this week with our 1st Annual Member's Show, which was held at the Celery Barn Gallery in Towles Court in Sarasota, on Friday, March 16, 2012. Below is the Ad for our
Show that was placed in the Herald Tribune Ticket.
THE THEME OF THE 1ST MEMBERS SHOW WAS RENOIR'S "LUNCHEON OF THE BOATING PARTY."
The Theme of the 1st Members Show was Renoir's painting "Luncheon of the Boating Party". The side porch of the Celery Barn was transformed into the scene of the painting, with a table laid out with flower and fruit centerpieces and delectable food. The walls were decorated with the Boating Hats of the style of that era and oars for use by the Boating Party. Twinkle lights covered the ceiling and posts of the porch and created a star filled sky. There were easels set up at the front and back entrances, which looked as if the artist had just laid down their brushes a moment before. Colorful flowers spilled forth from tilted gallon paint cans in the front yard. Luminaries and flowers on top of artist drawing benches lined the driveway leading to the side porch entrance. The sign below was hung from the balcony in the Main Gallery, above the paintings of the 1st Annual Members Show.
Music of the 1880's flowed throughout the Gallery and side porch. There were no awards given out at that 1st Members Show, but artists and guests alike were treated to a table full of hors d'oeuvres, desserts and wine. A list of the 46 participating members is found below.
KATIE DOBSON CUNDIFF DONATED THE PAINTING, AS SEEN BELOW, FOR OUR FIRST RAFFLE DRAWING.
We had over 500 people attend our 1st Light Chasers Member's Show. Unfortunately everyone was having such a Great Time that they forgot to take actual photos of the event!
NEXT WEEK WE WILL PROVIDE YOU WITH MORE INFORMATION ON OUR UPCOMING ANNUAL MEMBERS SHOW.
WE WILL ALSO GIVE YOU AN IDEA OF WHAT OUR 2ND ANNUAL MEMBERS SHOW AND 1ST PAINT SARASOTA PAINT OUT LOOKED LIKE.
TAKE CARE AND STAY SAFE AND STAY WELL AND START PAINTING SOMETHING AMAZING FOR OUR ANNUAL MEMBER'S SHOW!!!
MaryAnn, Susan, Patti, Jack, Lynn, Sharon & Terry