Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Hey Day Report

PAS Hey Day Report

Len Haug, Hey Day Art Exhibit Coordinator

In spite of the weather, this year's Hey Day event was successful with close to 600 visitors.

I would like to thank all those who participated  in or supported this event including the following:

Thanks to our artist-demonstrators who helped to bring the event alive with their art and talent including Bruce Dean, Jen Caswell, Denyse Dar, Andrea Driscoll, Frannie Espy, Kathy Hebert, Luann Hume, Heather March, Diane Pedersen, David and Rosella Stromberg, and Judy Tyler.

Thanks to our volunteers who helped staff the event including Claire Golding (calendar table), Janice Rayner (art raffle table), Jean Murphy and Naoko Gomi (portrait table), and Lou and Mary Trostel (welcome and exhibitor sales tables).

Thanks to all those who helped to plan, prepare, and promote this event including Judy Dino for helping create exhibitor art labels and art installation assistance and Beth Mellor for her assistance in creating banners and signs, and to Judy Tyler for all of her outstanding marketing initiatives.

In total we had over thirty artist-exhibitors who helped to fill the barn with their beautiful art including works by Sharon Bahosh, Guy Biechele, Liz Carren, Doris Carter, Danielle Darling, Mary Dunn, Charles Gray, Linda Johnson, Deborah Roberts Kirk, Naida J. Knox, Michael Lavin , Lorraine Leno, Lori Mac Donald, Susan Manero, Mark Moore, Elieen McCarney Muldoon, Jean Murphy, Paula J. Murphy, Christine Nichols, Marilyn Pratt, Joanne Quinn, Michael Saunders, Pam Short, Sid Solomon, Jean Stabell, Mary Trostel, and Barry Van Dusen.

One of our larger fund raisers this year was our art raffle table and I would like to thank the following art donors for their generosity in donating original art work including Doris Carter, Chet & Sylvia Caswell, Bruce Dean, Andrea Driscoll, Charles Gray, Kathy Hebert, Luann Hume, Jean Murphy, Judy Tyler, and Barry Van Dusen.

Thanks also to Bruce Dean and Linda Johnson and Bob Baron for providing photos of this year's Hey Day event. Visit our blog to see some of these photos at http://princetonartssociety.blogspot.com

Of course, at Hey Day, we unveiled our new Audubon and PAS 2012 Calendar and I would like to thank Judy Tyler for her leadership in taking this project from concept to delivery.  The calendar is beautiful and promises to be one of our most successful fund raisers.

A special thanks to Deb Cary and her wonderful Audubon Wachusett Meadow staff who provided this beautiful  setting and met all of our needs.

The art barn helped to attract visitors from all over Massachusetts (including a Gallery owner from Newbury Street in Boston who came specifically to see our show and some of our artists) and gave families and the community a wonderful day to enjoy art in this beautiful  and special place called Wachusett Meadow!

From a financial perspective, initial receipts total over $2,000 in the sale of member and PAS owned art and raffle tickets, not to mention the sale of our 2012 calendar which Judy Tyler will report on separately.

We always wish for a crisp sunny day and we got it this year, at least in the spirit and faces of those who worked at or came to this event.  Thanks to everyone!

Len Haug

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