It seems like we barely closed the door to last year, and now we are embarking on a new season here at Arizona Artists Guild. It is going to be another stellar year. AAG’s leadership team has been busy scheduling and planning exhibitions, workshops, events, speakers, to name a few. Almost everything is posted on the website, with updates as plans are finalized. Read through this month’s newsletter for an overview of what’s to come throughout the year. I hope you will seize every opportunity we have made available for you to connect with other artists, improve yourself as an artist, and propel yourself as an entrepreneur.
Entering this year is bittersweet for me. This is my final year as president. I have been reflecting on what this has meant to me and what I want to accomplish this year. It has been an expansive time for me as well as AAG. I hope to close out my presidency on a high note through the programming and events we have planned. As I write the words ‘my presidency’ I recognize that it is not mine alone. It really does take a village, and I am proud of our leadership team and honored to be working with so many talented and dedicated people.
Hopefully summer’s reprieve nourished your soul, ignited your creativity, and infused energy into your family and relationships. For me, summer provided an awakening of sorts. My experience in China as a facilitator for the World Academy for the Future of Women in May and June filled me with a renewed sense of self and purpose. I look forward to sharing highlights from this life changing experience with you at the monthly meeting in January.
Onward with grace,