The Texas State Fair offers Bluebonnet members an opportunity to show their creative talents to a HUGE audience! Each year, our fearless Barbara Gerlach helps coordinate this effort for Bluebonnet members.
This year's State Fair theme is "Celebrating Texas Creativity". There is a fee for entries ($2.00 for Seniors; $5.00 for those age 18-69). Your fee must be submitted along with your entry form. Please contact Barbara Gerlach with questions.
You can check out the Fair website at ( https://bigtex.com/get-involved/creative-arts-competitions/ ) for all details about the competition, along with entry forms and the full handbook.
Entries are due no later than July 19th if you want Barbara to deliver them to the fair for judging. You can bring them to the July General Meeting (July 11th) or contact Barbara directly to discuss how to get them to her. Delivery to the Fair is from Friday, August 9th through Sunday, August 11th, from 9 am to 5 pm.
Judging occurs August 11th. You will be notified of results no later than August 31st.
Items not selected must be picked up September 4th, 5th, or 6th. Items included in the Fair must be picked up on October 23rd, 24th, or 25th.
The Fair runs from September 27th to October 20th this year.
Sorry but we had to cancel June's FUNdraiser! Several folks had unexpected emergencies and we require a minimum number of attendees for these to "make".
If you previously signed up, you should have received an email from Diana Pfau (Ways and Means).
Looking ahead, we hope that you will sign up early for these as having a solid number of attendees is so important.
We look forward to seeing everyone at the next General Meeting in July (see Schedule for times/place/etc.). Please consider inviting a friend!
If you haven't yet signed up for the JULY SEMINAR WITH SANDY McTEIR please be sure you do that as soon as possible! You do not have to be a member of Bluebonnet to sign up for the seminar, but you must be a member of the Society of Decorative Painters. This is going to be a terrific event and loads of fun!
In Texas that means storms, heat, and vacations! Hopefully everyone is getting through all of these with the least amount of unexpected issues!
We have a terrific FUNDraiser coming up this week. In July, before the General Meeting, we have a lovely workshop on roses planned. Check these out under the "Schedule" link. While there, click on the Seminar/Retreat link and read about the upcoming seminar in July! It is going to be so much fun! If you haven't signed up, snag your seat soon as we expect this to be a heavily attended seminar!
Keep an eye out for the latest newsletter which will be posted on this site as soon as available. We have a number of wonderful volunteer opportunities so get those paintbrushes washed and ready to help with our Meals on Wheels painting project. Seems a long way off right now - but the Christmas Party will be here before we know it and ornaments are available for purchase at the General Meeting. There are going to be some FABULOUS raffle items at the Party - and a VERY competitive "dazzling shirt" competition. Please join us at the next General Meeting to get all the latest information and to get signed up for all the fun activities still ahead this year!
On a sadder note, earlier this month we received the news that a former member, Joann Nichols, had passed away the day after Memorial Day 2019. We send our deepest condolences to her family and friends.