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The Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts Artists’ League (FSU MoFA AL) was formed over two decades ago as an informal group of local artists. The purpose was to share information and to assist each other in locating galleries and/or exhibitions where League members could promote their work. In addition, the Artists’ League is a special membership of the FSU Museum of Fine Arts. As such, the Museum and the League provide mutual support for each other. Currently, The Artists’ League has over 160 members.
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Membership in the Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts Artists’ League costs $15.00 per year. Checks are payable to FSU Foundation. Click here for a downloadable application. Those wishing to join at a meeting should give their checks to Viki Thompson Wylder, the Museum/League liaison firstname.lastname@example.org. The FSU MoFA Artists’ League has determined that the best way to assist League members in organizing shows is to ask each member to submit one to four digital images of their work (jpeg, 300 dpi, approximately 4″ x 5″) with their membership application or renewal. A registry of images is managed by Linda Dodson, a League member. An image submission is not mandatory, but is essential in carrying out one of the League’s main goals which is to organize shows for members. Images will be used for entry applications and advertising. They can be submitted by disk or e-mail. E-mail your images to Linda Dodson at email@example.com. All images, whether by disk or e-mail, must be accompanied by the following information: your name and phone number/e-mail address; title of work; size of work; medium; and date of submission.
Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month at the Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts unless otherwise noted. During each monthly meeting, business is conducted and a guest speaker or program is scheduled to cover a specific topic.
The league does not elect officers. Instead, Committee Chairs take turns presiding over the monthly meetings and taking minutes. Each Chair assumes the responsibility for providing an agenda with appropriate handouts for the meeting over which he/she will preside. The minutes of the previous meeting indicate any issues or activities that need to be discussed at the upcoming meeting. The presiding Chair consults with the museum liaison when preparing for the meeting for which he/she is responsible. Since many activities are long term, they require progress reports. Because there is no elected secretary, Chairs also rotate the responsibility of taking the minutes. The museum liaison acts as historian of the minutes and all other written business. A volunteer treasurer (Chair: Special Account) tracks the funds from the entry fees collected in association with League exhibitions.
Members volunteer to become Committee Chairs. Committees are formed as needed or wanted upon the suggestion of members. Committees may oversee the business operations of the League or they may oversee projects adopted by the League. All Committee Chairs are listed on the back of the monthly flyer.
Information about upcoming meetings is mailed each month in a flyer. The flyer tells the time, place and date of the next meeting, includes minutes from the previous meeting, announces the guest speaker and topic, and contains any other pertinent information. The names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of all League Chairs appear on the back of each monthly flyer.
Members can elect to be e-mailed information and announcements by providing their e-mail addresses to the Community Liaison, Mary Liz Moody.
An archive of monthly flyers is now accessible here.
The League calendar runs from September to August. Each year League members vote for a few projects on which to work throughout the upcoming year. The projects for the year 2016/2017 are: TBD
The League sponsors annual events and occasional exhibitions. The dates for the events and exhibitions vary from year to year, so due dates also vary. The fee to enter any League exhibition is $10.00. Many shows are juried, usually requiring professional quality images for application. Shows may also be curated by a League member and some shows may be a combination, juried and curated. The type of exhibition will be announced in advance.
The Summer Annual usually takes place in the galleries of the Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts, usually in early summer. It is juried by a local professional and requires a $15.00 entry fee for 3 works. For each additional work an additional fee is required (price to be determined). Members drop off the actual pieces to be juried. The deadline to enter is usually around May/June.
The Art and Antiques Fair is generally held the first weekend of December at the Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts. Images are juried/curated by a League committee. The entry fee is $20.00. The number of artists admitted depends on the space available and number of applicants. This Fair serves several purposes: a) it involves the community in the life of the museum; b) it provides an opportunity for artists to sell their work; c) participants donate 10% of their sales to the Museum.
Occasionally, individual members will spearhead exhibitions, for example League member, Charity Wood, organized a January 2004 show called The Five Elements (elements include earth, water, fire, wind, and spirit) at the Gadsden Art Center in Quincy. In 2006, League members, Michele Beaudin and Margaret Hamilton, organized exhibitions in Valdosta and Thomasville. The general purpose of such exhibitions is to simply provide museum-quality spaces for artists to show their work.
Mary Liz Moody maintains lists and sends e-mails to communicate with the rest of the membership. To add your email to the Artists’ League list please send your contact information to:firstname.lastname@example.org