I hope this edition of the newsletter finds each of you in an exuberance of creative energy! As I think of the symposia coming up so soon I fmd myself swept up in a growing level of excitement. I think of old friends I'll be able to see and new friends I'll meet. I think of the exposure to new ideas, new technologies, new tools, and new materials, the beautiful setting and the creative and enabling environment...
I would like to explore a few thoughts on the direction of the Northwest Stone Sculptors Association. In addition to what we as a community have realized and continue to thrive in, we must look towards our future and new opportunities. Most of you know that the NWSSA is a non-profit and now a tax deductible organization. With the exception of how we display our art for sale, who we are and what we do remains the same. To enable the sales of our sculpture, a business for profit, the Sculpture Cooperative Northwest has been established.
With our new ability to solicit both public and private funding, we now will be able to realize projects, establish a facility, and program events, otherwise inaccessible due to a lack of fmancial support. Clarity of vision and purpose, along with well articulated goals, are critical to this phase of our development. We, as the board of directors, are working on those issues. We will soon present a report for your examination.
See you soon!