Hello SAEC Members, Supporters and Friends
Thank you for you patience during this challenging time of restructuring, as a major portion of our organization’s funding will no longer be granted after our fiscal year-end. After much careful consideration the Saskatchewan Art Education Collective Board of Directors has decided to continue our vision of quality art experiences for Saskatchewan residents and mission to promote the growth and development of visual art experiences through education and outreach.
Beginning Sept 15, 2012 the SAEC will be a volunteer-run organization. The organization will still offer programming that is self-sustaining; this includes retreats and workshops. The Nature of Art Retreat in Emma Lake is still scheduled for September 13-15 and registration will be open shortly. Additional programming may be added, as resources become available.
Memberships to the SAEC will be offered for free or by donation beginning in September; membership forms will be available soon. With a membership to the SAEC you will receive a quarterly e-newsletter with articles about art and art education in the province as well as news on the happenings at the SAEC. If you are receiving this email you will remain on our member contact list unless you ask to be removed.
Beginning August 1, 2012 the SAEC will no longer have an office and business will be ran from the Board of Director’s homes. It will still be possible to contact the Board through email, email@example.com, and a phone number will be provided for certain programs, such as the Nature of Art Retreat.
The SAEC gratefully remains a special subject council of the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation and will continue to support art educators, students, artists and the greater community. The SAEC continues to be a charitable organization and would be thankful for any donations members and friends of the SAEC are willing to give.
Thank you to all of those who called and emailed the office with words of support and who offered their time as a volunteer. Thank you to Tammy Adair, Angela Anderson, Gerri Riehl, Ann Donald and Karen Wooller for stepping up to sit on the Board of Directors during this time of restructuring. A list of the Board of Directors and their positions will be sent to members shortly. Others are still and always welcome to step forward as Board members and/or volunteers.
Thank you and have a wonderful day,
Adrienne Collins Bretell