The NWFA board is searching for members to serve.
A new volunteer treasurer ! This person must have experience as a treasurer and must also seek election to the NWFA board of directors which meets, at minimum, 12 time per years for two hours each meeting.
Call Shawna Kishel at 218 780-6510 and/or Lisa Hyppa at 218 780-1151.
Needed: additional writer/public relations person is also needed to help write Press Release articles providing information to the public about NWFA activities via newspapers, radio, community calendars, Face Book and the website. Or create posters for events!
The volunteer need not seek election to the board of directors unless they want to at a later time. It would be important to attend business meetings once a month to keep up to date on activities. Call Judith Ulseth for more information at 218 750-4304.
Donations Requested for Habitat For Humanity Fundraiser
The N. St. Louis Country Habitat for Humanity has asked if any of Northwoods Friends of the Arts artists are willing and able to donate to the silent auction this year for the Annual fundraising dinner. The dinner is last Friday in January, the 31st. Donors may make their own arrangements. The contact information is:
Susan M. Garrett
Community Relations Manager
N. St. Louis County Habitat for Humanity
Direct line: 218-750-2611
Toll Free: 866-749-8910
The NWFA Concert Fri., June 14th, 2019 --"Simple Gifts with Billy McLaughlin: The Young and the Rest...."
Held at Cook Community Center, the concert/fundraiser was warmed up by the music of local musicians, "The Beefeaters", Eric Pederson and Mike Randolph.
Simple Gifts featured complex music with 7 multi-talented musicians and vocalists who performed the music we most remember. One distinctive sound were the Flute and the Bag Pipes.
The refreshments, silent auctions and raffles added to the excitement beginning at 5:30 p.m. until after 8:00 p.m.
There was a hot raffle ticket contest for the wildly realistic photo of a Fox by Loren Nelson. The team selling raffle tickets, Alberta Whitenack, Lisa Hyppa and Lisa Simensen were amazed!
This was the crew taking and selling concert tickets at the door. Lois Garbisch, Cathryn Peters, Andrea Vogel with Mary Ann Vukich in the background.
A splendid night for the community of Cook and NWFA volunteers!
NWFA Wins 3rd Place in Timber Days Parade Floats!!
NWFA again participated in the Cook Timber Days Parade with the theme "Dress As Your Art". We paraded in cold rain on Sunday, June 9th.
Shawna Kishel was "The Art Dabbler", wearing a tool belt of art supplies, who interacted with the parade crowd handing out information on NWFA's annual concert, "Simple Gifts with Billy McLaughlin.
Alberta Whitenack wore a sheet of "Sheet Music" and carried the NWFA banner with a young volunteer from the parade crowd named Loren. We are forever in her debt.!!
Judith Ulseth was "a bolt of cloth with a spool of (rainbow) thread" . Sewing is her hobby.
Jeanne O'Melia was dancing in a detailed dress made of Cyanotype printed fabric with embroidery. Cyanotype is a photographic printing process that produces a scan-blue print. Engineers used the process well into the 20th century as a simple and low-cost process to produce copies of drawings, referred to as "blueprints." The process uses two chemicals: ferric ammonium citrate and potassium ferricyanide. O'Melia has made many an art piece using Cyanotype.
Spring Art Expo 2019 was launched June 5th, 2019 with a reception at NWFA Gallery celebrating the event .
Kristin Cook won "The Peoples Choice Award" in the 2019 photo contest with this photo