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ATTENTION ARTISTS:

OUR LIGHT CHASERS 10TH ANNIVERSARY ANNUAL MEMBERS SHOW & FEATURED ARTISTS SHOW  IS NOW OPEN ONLINE.

PLEASE TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO VIEW YOUR FIRST VIRTUAL ANNUAL LIGHT CHASERS SHOWS.

YOU HAVE RECEIVED YESTERDAY,  SUNDAY, A FLYER FOR THE SHOW.  PLEASE FORWARD IT, IN YOUR EMAIL, TO YOUR FAMILY, FRIENDS, RELATIVES & WHOEVER YOU THINK WOULD LIKE TO VIEW OUR SHOWS.

IF YOU CLICK ON THE LINK IN THE FLYER, IT WILL TAKE YOU DIRECTLY TO THE PAGE LISTING THE DIFFERENT SHOWS & OUR SPONSOR PAGE.

 PLEASE TAKE A MOMENT TO CHECK OUT OUR SPONSORS PAGE & THE SPECIAL DISCOUNT OFFERS & FREE PAINT SAMPLES THAT ARE BEING OFFERED BY OUR SPONSORS, TO YOU, OUR MEMBERS.

THE AWARDS FOR THE ANNUAL MEMBERS SHOW & THE FEATURED ARTISTS SHOW WILL BE ANNOUNCED NEXT WEEK.  BE SURE TO CHECK BACK IN AT THE SHOW SITE TO SEE WHICH PAINTINGS WERE SELECTED AND THE SPONSORS PRIZES THEY RECEIVED.
 
 ***** AN IMPORTANT NOTE TO ALL
WHO SUBMITTED PAINTINGS IN THE SHOW*****
 
IF YOU SELL YOUR PAINTING PLEASE NOTIFY PAM, OUR WEBMASTER, AT (pam@lightchasersinc.com)  PLEASE GIVE HER YOUR NAME & THE TITLE OF THE PAINTING, SO THAT WE CAN MARK IT AS SOLD & AVOID ANY CONFUSION WITH OTHER POTENTIAL BUYERS. THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP IN THIS IMPORTANT MATTER.
MANY THANKS TO ALL THE PARTICIPATING ARTISTS WHO MADE THIS SHOW POSSIBLE BY SUBMITTING YOUR FABULOUS PAINTINGS!
YOU HAVE MADE ALL THE MANY HOURS OF HARD WORK TO PUT THESE SHOWS ONLINE WORTH WHILE.
YOU CAN BE PROUD OF YOURSELVES FOR KEEPING THE LIGHT CHASERS SPIRIT ALIVE AND WELL DURING THESE VERY UNCERTAIN TIMES.

THERE ARE A FEW PEOPLE WE WOULD LKE TO EXPRESS OUR THANKS TO FOR LENDING THEIR EXPERTISE DURING THIS NEW AND CHALLENGING ENDEAVOR . 

PAM NEWBERRY, FIRST AND FORMOST.  WITHOUT HER EXPERT TECHNICAL COMPUTER SKILLS, THIS VIRTUAL  SHOW WOULD HAVE NEVER TAKEN PLACE.  HER KINDNESS & PATIENCE WITH THOSE OF US WHO HAVE LESS TECHNICAL SKILLS WILL BE REMEMBERED ALWAYS!

SUSAN SAPANARA, FOR HER TECHNICAL SKILLS & PATIENCE WITH THE NEW & ONGOING PROCESS OF THE WEEKLY ONLINE CONTESTS OVER THE PAST YEAR & OUR 2021 VIRTUAL SHOWS.

PATTI CLARK FOR WORKING WITH OUR SPONSORS OVER THE PAST MONTHS TO OBTAIN OUR AWESOME SHOW PRIZES WHICH MAKE OUR SHOW THE FANTASTIC EVENT IT IS. ALSO FOR TAKING ON ANY JOB TO HELP WITH THE SHOWS.

JERI LIPOV FOR THE DESIGN OF OUR EMAIL INVITES
AND SHAWN MCLOUGHLIN FOR THE DESIGN OF OUR HERALD TRIBUNE TICKET AD. THEY USED THEIR VERY CREATIVE DESIGN SKILLS  TO ADVERTISE OUR SHOWS!

JACK LOGSDON, LYNN WALLIN, SHARON GUY & TERRY MASON FOR SENDING OUT THE HUNDREDS OF EMAIL INVITES TO ADVERTISE OUR SHOWS AND THEIR SHARED KNOWLEGE, DECISION MAKING SKILLS & SUPPORT OVER THE MANY PRECEDING YEARS.

WE ARE ALSO THANKFUL TO ALL OUR VERY GENEROUS SHOW SPONSORS. WE WILL BE HIGHLIGHTING EACH ONE, OVER THE COURSE OF THE SHOWS THIS MONTH.

WE WOULD ESPECIALLY LIKE TO THANK OUR GENEROUS FEATURED ARTISTS FOR THEIR SUPPORT OVER THIS YEAR WITH JUDGING OUR ONLINE CONTESTS AND JUDGING AND PARTICIPATING IN OUR 2021 SHOW. THE SHARING OF THEIR AMAZING TALENT WITH THE LIGHT CHASERS IS A SPECIAL GIFT WE ALL GREATLY APPRECIATE.
MANY THANKS AGAIN TO:
DOMINIC AVANT
KATIE DOBSON CUNDIFF
SUSAN J. FOSTER
TERRY MASON
JOSEPH MELANCON
MORGAN SAMUEL PRICE
HODGES SOILEAU

On a personal note, this has been a very challenging and educational year with our two online contests, no Thursday weekly paintouts & our 2021 Annual Members and Featured Artists Shows Virtually presented.  It was so different from what we were used to in the past and it put everyone involved in our Light Chasers Family in the way of re-inventing our whole program. I am pleased to note that we rose to the challenge of facing down the pandemic and kept our creative spirit alive through this past year. Thank you to everyone who participated in or viewed our activities over the past year. May we all continue to do so in the future.

Take Care and Keep on Creating!
MaryAnn Ellicott, President
Light Chasers: Plein Air Painters of the Suncoast
SPOTLIGHT ON THE LIGHT CHASERS 9TH ANNUAL MEMBERS SHOW
The final visit to our past Light Chasers Annual Shows

On Friday, January, 24, 2020, our Light Chasers 9th Annual Members Show opened at the Edson Keith Mansion, in Phillippi Estate Park, in Sarasota, Florida.
 
A Touch of Monet" was the theme that year.  Wisteria draped the main staircase in the Front Hall.
 
The fireplace mantles were lit with crystal waterlily tealights. Colorful bouquets of Sunflowers, Tulips, Daisies, Delphiniums, Roses & Carnations that looked as if they were just
picked from Monet's Garden, filled the five gallery rooms of the Mansion.
Guests admired the beautiful paintings that adorned the mansion, while sipping wine & sampling delicious passed hors d' oeuvres. Music from Monet's time added to the feeling 
of being in another era.
Roses Bushes & Pansies that bloomed in lattice boxes lent their fragrances to the Gallery Rooms and outdoor Terrace areas.
The Beautiful Raffle Painting seen below,  was donated that year by our very talented Featured Artist Susan J. Foster.

Susan J. Foster is also our Judge for this year's Online 10th Annual Members Show.
Many Thanks to Susan for her very generous support of the Light Chasers.
This wraps up our Annual Members Show Spotlights. We hope  you have enjoyed visiting the History of our Annual Members Show and walking down Memory Lane with us!

NOW BACK TO THE PRESENT AND OUR 2021 VIRTUAL 10TH ANNUAL MEMBERS SHOW & FEATURED ARTISTS SHOWS.

PLEASE TAKE TIME TO VIEW THE 2021 SHOWS & ADVERTISE THEM TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW.
BE SURE TO CHECK BACK NEXT WEEK TO SEE WHICH PAINTINGS WON THE AMAZING AWARDS DONATED BY OUR WONDERFUL SPONSORS!

TAKE CARE AND STAY SAFE AND STAY WELL AND KEEP ON PAINTING!
MaryAnn, Susan, Patti, Jack, Lynn, Sharon & Terry
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