Midland Arts Association January 2018 Newsletter


Election for 2018 Board of Directors

The election of a new Board of Directors occurred at the Annual December Meeting.

The New Officers are:

President – Leslie Slaughter
Vice President – Olga Nedorub
Secretary – Barbara Koch
Treasurer – Amy Randolph

The new Directors are:

Catherine Allen
Liz Culp
Barbara Koch
Aaron Williamson

The new Media/Internet Technology Chairman is Aaron Williamson, and Sandra Elliott is the new Membership Chair. Jean Hoelscher continues as the Newsletter and Publicity Chairperson.
Membership dues have been raised by the Board of Directors after many years of no increases. The 2018 Membership Drive is underway, and new activities for the year are already planned by Olga Nedorub.

New Board Members (from left to right): Leslie Slaughter, Sandra Elliott, Liz Culp, Aaron Williamson, Sue Daniel (who curates the Shared Spaces exhibitions for the MAA), Olga Nedorub, Barbara Koch, and Amy Randalph. Not pictured are Catherine Allen And Jean Hoelscher.

MAA Wins Grant from the Rea Charitable Trust

Exciting news greeted the Board of Directors when then-Treasurer Olga Nedorub shared the
announcement that the Rea Charitable Trust has granted the MAA $50,000 towards its Mural
Project! This is a major undertaking by the Midland Arts Association, and the Board feels that the project will benefit downtown Midland and all of its citizens and visitors.

As shown in the Summer 2017 Newsletter, the conceptual work has already been done by our mural artist Stylle Read. The design incor-porates many historic aspects of Midland; from the arrival of the railroad and early flight, to the oil industry and cotton farming, as well as newer
cultural additions to the Permian Basin.

A committee is working to complete funding for this project . For more information you may
contact Olga Nedorub at nedorub@mail.ru or Leslie Slaughter at leslie.slaughter@gmail.com
Photos of the project are on our website in the Summer 2017 Newsletter at www.maatx.org.

During the Holiday Party in December, a Silent Auction of artworks donated by MAA Board Members raised some $500! Next year perhaps this simple event could be even more successful.

Donor Letter Raises Funds

Thanks to the efforts of past MAA President Diane Newland, a letter that went out before the end of the year in 2017 raised $1,775 for our treasury. These generous Donors contributed:

Patrons – Randee and Jack Rathbone
Sponsor – Jackie Wilson
Sustainers – Diane and Geoff Browne, Russell Freeman, Dian and Bob Newland, Mark Nicholas, Leslie Slaughter, and Roy and Karen Williamson

We thank these Donors for their support!

The Membership Drive for 2018 includes the various levels of membership support. (See the link below).

Membership Form

Calendar of Events

  • February 6th & 8th
    MAA’s two-day Figure Painting workshop will be taught by Michael Hubbard at Midland College. Contact Olga Nedorub for complete details. If you email her, please enter “Figure
    Painting” in the subject line. Her direct phone line at work is (432) 818-1135 and her cell line is (941) 421-6186. Email Olga at: nedorub@mail.ru The cost of the workshop is $40 for MAA Members, and $50 for non-members.
  • March 3rd
    One of the popular Wine & Paint events will be held on this Saturday from 10a.m. till Noon at the Palette Club. It will be $15 for MAA Members; $30 for nonmembers, but FREE for  anyone who joins the MAA at the event! Contact Sue Daniel to RSVP or for more info at artsmartpermian@gmail.com
  • March 29th
    The next Opening for Midland Shared Spaces is Thursday evening 3/29/18 from 5:30 till 7p.m. Sue Daniels curates the artists who represent the MAA in these shows.