Friends of Our Gallery

Doing Business as Rountree Gallery

Spring Membership Letter

As many of you already aware, Rountree Gallery no longer has a physical location to call their own. For those who are not aware of this, it occurred when the Platteville City Council decided not to provide a space for or fund the entity. However, this does not mean that the gallery has disappeared. It is just displaying the Rountree Gallery Artists work at various locations, such as, WI Bank and Trust and Clare Bank in Platteville as well as the new Platteville Public Library. We intend to continue with revolving exhibits of artist members art works until such time as we can afford a place of our own.

To continue exhibiting at these locations and maybe others, we need to have additional artists that are willing to share their expertise in their mediums. If you wish to exhibit at one or more of these locations, please let us know and we will get you on the schedule. So far we have been able to exhibit only 2 dimensional works, but we will soon be including 3 dimensional works when we move the gallery cabinets to these locations. This will allow a much wider variety of art work that can be displayed and we can reach out to more artists.

To continue exhibiting, we need additional funds to cover publicity, storage, insurance, and other incidental fees. To have a place of our own, we need to be creating a fund to cover rent, utilities, insurance, marketing, and supplies for special events.

How do we begin to raise funds? The first thing we can do is to increase our membership. By joining, not only will you be assisting us with funding, but you will be providing us with a source of art work that can be exhibited at any or all of the locations.

Not only will you be helping Rountree Gallery with funding and providing artists for the exhibits, but we are hoping that you are willing to spend a little time volunteering to help hang an exhibit, act as a docent for some of the exhibits, demonstrate your art form, bring food for a reception, teach a class, serve on the Gallery Board, and spread the word about the gallery exhibits and the need that we have for artist members. You are not an artist. You can still help support the gallery and offer to volunteer

This is a list of artists exhibiting at this time. If you would like to show your work, please let us know.

Lois Mueller, nordic@mhtc.net is coordinating the bank exhibits and Nancy Collins, nancyleecollins@hotmail.com is scheduling the exhibits at the library. We are waiting for your offer to display your work. We may be contacting you as well.

March/April:

WI Bank and Trust – Helen Crofts' Watercolors

Clare Bank – Amanda Hickok Country Photography

Both exhibits can be viewed during the banks regular business hours.

 

April:

Platteville Public Library – Spring Exhibit.

Drop off artwork March 31, from 12-3 and Monday April 2 from 4-7. Paperwork available at drop off.

2 pieces maximum. Reception April 29, 1-4. Art pick-up from 4-5.

Exhibit hours are normal library hours in the upstairs lobby and the Community Room.

May/June:

Translations by Chris Wallace

May 5, opening reception.

For more information, contact Nancy Collins: nancyleecollins@hotmail.com

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Membership Form:

 

Name___________________________

Street Address:_______________________________________

City____________________________Zip_______________________________

Phone___________________________________Cell phone__________________________________

Email address:_______________________________________________________

Individual $20:_________________________

Family $25:_____________________________

Senior/Student $10:_________________________

Business/Organization $40:____________________

Medium(s):_____________________________________

Are you interested in exhibiting at:(Check all that apply)

Wisconsin Bank and Trust:____________________________

Clare Bank_________________________________________

Platteville Public Library______________________________

 

Are you interested in assisting Rountree Gallery in another capacity? Please indicate how you can help us.__________________________________________________________________

 

Send check made out to FOG to Mary Huck, 410 Broadway St., Platteville, WI 53818