Dreaming of fall?


It’s not too early to start thinking about autumn. The Fall Art Show and Sale committee certainly is!  Entry forms are now ready to register your submissions to the competition. The theme this year leaves lots of room for imagination and interpretation: “Dreams and Visions”  The overall prize is always “Best Interpretation of the Theme”, so put your thinking cap on!

The entry form has been redesigned this year, and comes with a set of terms and guidelines to help improve the process. As the show gets bigger (and better) each year, we try to keep well ahead of the chaos! Please read everything over carefully:

FASS 2014 Entry Form

FASS 2014 Terms & Guidelines

These forms are always available by clicking on the word “Forms” on the black banner at the top of this page.

Speaking of keeping chaos at bay, the FASS committee is already working on streamlining the voting procedure with Excel-based vote tallying. Instead of laboriously counting the first, second and third place in each of seven categories by hand (what were we thinking?!), a couple of volunteers will do quick data entry on a laptop, leaving the spreadsheet program to do the math.

The FASS committee is also investigating a mobile system for credit card payments, making your purchases of art and auction items faster, easier, and more secure. The arts council Board is currently collecting information on various merchant services aggregators which will allow credit card sales to be processed on site using a smart phone or other wireless device. We hope this device can be used for credit card transactions year-round.

The arts council Board has also just approved a purchase of professional quality display grids, supplementing those bought last year, in anticipation of a growth in entries in the coming years.

Get your entry in, and join us for another great Fall Art Show and Sale!

Photo: Photographer Merle Somerville, with his Best in Show at the 2013 FASS 

Photo Credit: Jack Bennest, Oliver Daily News