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​Important Reminders

  • February 12th - Guest Artist at Daves 
  • February 13th - General Meeting 
  • February 19th - 23rd - Winter Break AD Office Closed 
President's Letter

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What Goes on Behind the Scenes at Art Docents??
 
Continued Education for us All!

It is so important to our organization that we continue to stay fresh with our own education as Art Docents, Artists and Community Members.  This past month we had several important educational activities we participated in.  
We are looking forward to the second half of the year and getting ready for so many different things that support our program and classroom presentations.  Below are a few examples of who and how we continue to learn together….
 
 
ART DOCENTS

Kelly Martin, “Classroom Management in the Art Room”
At our January General Meeting we had a wonderful guest speaker, our own Art Teacher from Los Gatos Union School District.  
Mrs. Martin gave us the opportunity to refresh our skills in the classroom and generate consistent practices while our docents teach our presentations and workshops.
- Thank You Kelly!
 

STUDENTS of LOS GATOS

Continuing Education in the Schools with our Guest Artist Program:
Thank you Mary L. and Marissa D. for volunteering your time as Art Docents
to bring our Guest Artist Program this year!
Paula Lucia: Presenting to the Elementary Schools in Los Gatos
Stephen Bruce: Presenting to Fisher Middle school in Los Gatos
Thank you to our Guest Artists as well!
 

ART DOCENT EXECUTIVE BOARD

We are proud to have SVCreates support our organization.  Annually they hold workshops for Non-Profit organizations and for their Grantee organizations.   SVCreates is a network of leaders who care about the cultural and aesthetic quality of life in Silicon Valley.  Their Local Arts Grant provide general operating support grants for small and mid-sized nonprofit arts organizations.  
 
Their mission is to accelerate Silicon Valley’s creative culture.  
Their Purpose is...
1) Promote artistic excellence while reflecting the dynamic, diverse, and innovative character of Santa Clara County
2) Recognize and encourage non-professional, volunteer involvement as an essential part of Santa Clara County’s cultural environment
3) Stimulate local support, particularly at the grassroots level
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 Below you'll see that this year we have attended two of the workshops and plan on attending another one in March .
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Stefanie J., our program coordinator attended:
Workshop: Grantwriting with Audrey Wong
New to grantwriting? Want to brush up on grantwriting basics? Need to take your skills to the next level? Join us on January 12th for a workshop led by Audrey Wong!
 
Jenny G., our treasurer and I attended:
Workshop: Financial Planning & Budget Development
A viable financial management strategy needs to address a vision for the future and incorporate the past and present positions of the organization.
 
Stephanie D., our VP of Public Relations and I are planning on attending:
Engage.Next 5.0: Audience Engagement & The Art of Relevance
March 16th to hear from Nina Simon on her book "The Art of Relevance" and her work on audience engagement and community participation in the arts.
 
We are so fortunate to have so many opportunities to further our own personal education.  The Art Docents believe in education for both our students and our great volunteers.  Thank you to Theresa B.,  Roxana K. and Elizabeth G., our Continuing Education Committee for bringing our docents so many opportunities to visit museums, take art workshops and practice our own art together.

Through volunteering, trying new things, teaching something, or just taking the time to listen to new ideas...I must agree that Michelangelo says it best...."I am still learning."
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Julie Ferrario
President of Art Docents of Los Gatos

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Here Jenny and I are…at the workshop.  I’m so thankful to have Jenny on board as our Treasurer, she is a wealth of knowledge and so giving of her volunteering time!
Committee Updates
Art Show  
Student Art Show
Learn more about how you can help with the Art Show at the next General Meeting and be sure to save the dates. We will need plenty of help before, during and after  the week of the Art Show.   

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Guest Artist  
Guest Artist for Elementary Schools:  Paula Lucia
Students and teachers alike at Blossom Hill and Lexington enjoyed the Guest Artist Presentations given by painter and fabric arts artist  Paula Lucia . The children connected with Paula's history of attending school in Los Gatos and her memory of the Art Docents visiting her in elementary school with their large portfolios.  Some have even had her as a teacher at Marvegos! They were fascinated with the idea of being able to move between different art practices (painting and clothing) and motivated by her story of discovery and exploration of her art.  Please feel free to join us at her next presentations:  Daves (her alma mater) on Mon. 2/12 and Van Meter on Mon. 5/14.

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Continuing Education/Events  
Continuing Education

Thurs 2/15 @ 11:15am: Kohei Nawa exhibit at Pace Gallery 
in Palo Alto followed by lunch and possible walk around Rodin sculpture garden.  
Docent Sign Up: PACE Gallery tour

Thurs 2/22 @ 6:00pm:  Eyebuds & Earglasses @ the Anderson Collection 
in Palo Alto.  
Docent Sign Up: Anderson Collection

Wed 2/28 @ 9:00am-noon:  The Art Circle  
Docent Sign Up: Art Circle

Thurs 3/22 @ 7:00pm: Tour/Demo of Tanya Kurland's
new home glass studio. 

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Hospitality
SAVE THE DATE!

 Our
 “Art Docent End Of Year Party” 
is set for 

Tuesday, May 15th
11:00-1:00 
Potluck
Host: Sue Nystrom Walsh

More details to come....

​Your Hospitality Committee,
Harla, Rene and Rafaella

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  • May 2018 – Annual Student Art Show
  • Opportunities for High School Students - Form a club:  The Art Docents of Los Gatos will assist you with material for Club Day at LGHS, including table set up materials, sign up sheets, marketing material, balloons, etc.