Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Please sign up for your interviews!

To all our Severe Challenge Participants,

    We have been making plans for our 30th Anniversary “Big Event” and we need helpers so please call Jeannie and volunteer to help us make this happen.  896-7571

    I hope you are all painting and creating like crazy.  Our deadline is coming up quickly and we have a lot to do before our ‘Show’ that is now scheduled for May 3rd (bring your art work in)  and the show will be the 4-7th.  We changed our date so that we could still be associated with the Natural Resources Fair and the Home Show.  The ‘Call for Entries’ will be coming in the mail soon with more information.
    The first reminder for you is that on April 1st you will need to choose which painting you would like to have in our 18 month calendar and take it into Kevin’s office so we can photograph it and get it ready to print.

    We had hoped that everyone would have called Kevin for your interview date so that we could get your picture and your success stories or your struggles written and onto our Blog and in the Reaper.  I realize that life is beating us up because I have had my share of struggles in getting my paintings done but, it is time to get our interviews taken care of.  We can’t promote you if you don’t give us the info. and pose for a picture.  Call Kevin today and make an appointment so he can do his job.  This is a busy time for him so don’t put it off until the last minute or you won’t get in.  His work number is 435-893-0457 or his cell is 435-979-2881.

    Our Blog is your opportunity to get your name and your work out to the public.  Take pictures of your work and write up a little blurb to go with it and then get with Kamie Allen - (896-0252).  She will help you get it posted on the blog.  Our blog should be a running account of what we are doing.  We need to keep posting information so that our blog will be interesting and people will want to keep checking it for possible purchases.   Tell all your friends about our blog at  so that they can visit it. 

    Most of us don’t want our paintings sitting around after the show so we thought it would be great to have a silent auction, during the week of the show, for any art work that you want moved.  Please have your pieces framed and a ‘minimum price’ decided when you bring them in.

     We are also planning a raffle.  We would like every artist to donate a piece of art work that will go toward the raffle.  Not every painting will go to the winner, they will choose which piece they want to take home out of the 22 participants.   The artist that is chosen by the winner will receive the money donated.  If the donation is over $200 we will choose another winner and another artist will get the balance of the donation money and the opportunity to have their piece in someone’s home or office.

    We have scheduled an Artists reception for Friday at 6:30 pm. We would like every artist to attend and to personally invite everyone they can think of to come see our pieces and talk to the artists about their “Challenge” experiences, etc. Refreshments will be served.

    Thanks for accepting the challenge I hope it has proven to be a good experience. 

    Good Luck!!!  Remember your goals and keep working.  We will see you May 3rd.

Show Coordinators
    Jeannie & Jim Puzey
    Dustyn and Kamie Allen
    Lisa Degraffenried
    Kevin Arrington