At this year’s Spring for the Arts annual fundraising event held May 4 at Stroudsmoor Country Inn, Executive Director Sue Randall introduced the “Laura Goss Volunteer of the Year Award.” To honor Laura and her 25 years of dedicated service to the arts council, each year, going forward, an outstanding volunteer will be recognized for his or her valuable contribution to the Pocono Arts Council and its mission to support the arts in our community.
The award will be bestowed annually to a volunteer whose dedicated service makes a significant impact over the course of a year. Criteria for evaluating the award is in development and the first recipient will be recognized at the Annual Meeting in December 2019. The winner’s name will be engraved on a plaque that will be permanently installed in the ARTSPACE Gallery.
The Pocono Arts Council is comprised of a small staff and a board of directors that depends on and is appreciative of the volunteer efforts of its members. Many volunteer opportunities exist, such as gallery sitters on weekends, helping hands at special events and festivals, auction donation team members, newsletter and communication assistants, administrative assistants, and graphic artists. We welcome your assistance!
ARTSPACE Gallery and the Gallery Shop
The Pocono Arts Council relies on volunteer gallery sitters on Saturdays and Sundays in the summer. You can sign up for a slot from 10am-1pm or 1-4pm. Volunteers have the opportunity to speaks with visitors surrounded by original works of art and fine crafts by local artists. Stop by and visit Tassy Gilbert for a quick training session and review the retail procedures for the Gallery Shop and ARTSPACE. To volunteer, email gro.s1576500166traon1576500166ocop@1576500166yssat1576500166. We appreciate your help.
Students seeking community service projects are welcome to intern at the Pocono Arts Council to learn administrative and communication skills. For more information, email gro.s1576500166traon1576500166ocop@1576500166yssat1576500166.
Next Newsletter Mailing
Volunteers are appreciated each month to help fold and label the monthly newsletter. Date to be announced via social media, @poconoartscouncil. Email gro.s1576500166traon1576500166ocop@1576500166yssat1576500166.
August Reception – 4th Annual Photography Exhibition
The next artists’ reception and awards presentation is August 4, 4-6pm. Drinks, appetizers, desserts welcome for the shared table. Email gro.s1576500166traon1576500166ocop@1576500166yssat1576500166.
Pocono State Craft Festival, August 25-26
Volunteers are needed at the Quiet Valley Historical Farm on Saturday and Sunday, 10am-5pm. There are open positions at the Ticket Booth, Information Tent, Hand Stamper, Extra Booth Table. For additional information and available time slots, email gro.s1576500166traon1576500166ocop@1576500166yssat1576500166.
September Intake – Architecture: Built Environment Exhibition
Volunteers are welcome to help out on drop-off day for the September Exhibition on Monday, August 27, 1-6pm. Email gro.s1576500166traon1576500166ocop@1576500166yssat1576500166.
Thank You to Last Month’s Volunteers
July Gallery Sitters: Doug Gilbert, Eric Goins, Linda Reif, Eileen Stavinski
July Newsletter Mailing and Festivals Postcard Mailing: Laura Gonzalez, Tracy Grainger, Mona Lisa Harrison, Dora Pieren, Ruth Randone, Nancy Tully, Lin Werkheiser
Stroudsburg Arts Festival Planning Team: Sue Randall, Jody Singer, Michael Kessler, Chris Loebsack & Brian Davis (Boundless Yoga), Tina Matauic, Amanda Beam (Pocono Soap), Tracy Gross (Trae be True), and Michael Healey (ESHS South).
PoconoArts depends upon its volunteers and appreciates their support throughout the year! THANK YOU TO ALL!