YOU ARE INVITED!
ARTIST, PARTNER & FRIENDS MEETING
TUESDAY, MARCH 3, 2020, 7 PM
HUNTERDON ART MUSEUM
7 LOWER CENTER STREET, CLINTON, NJ 08809
You are invited to a meeting of artists on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 7 PM at the Hunterdon Art Museum.
This is for ALL artists: those who have participated in THAT before
and those who want to participate in the future.
You will connect (or reconnect) with other artists,
hear about upcoming THAT-connected artist events,
learn about our strategic plan to promote sustainability of THAT,
and share your ideas for 2021 and beyond.
RSVP not necessary but appreciated. Click here to tell us you are coming.
And, please, share this invitation with artists or friends
who have expressed interest in being part of THAT.
ALL ARE WELCOME!
A PLAN FOR THAT’S FUTURE
The Hunterdon Art Tour’s Organizing Committee, after much deliberation and
careful consideration, will focus its efforts in 2020 on developing additional resources and
composing a long term plan to ensure the ongoing success of The Hunterdon Art Tour (THAT).
What does this mean? Here is how we are thinking about it:
• There will not be a Tour in 2020. We will plan for its return in 2021.
• Two key objectives are to
(1) build stronger partnerships within each municipality (all 26 of them!) and
(2) recruit a network of volunteers to support THAT.
While both goals are important, the second is especially vital
to make THAT sustainable for years and years to come.
• We will host open meetings and invite your participation.
We welcome your ideas and feedback about THAT,
as well as other ways to connect outside of the Tour.
There is room for everyone at the table!
• These conversations, along with what we have learned since THAT’s inception and
what we learn this year, will serve to inform the goals we will set for 2021 and beyond.
From the beginning the four founding Organizing Committee members agreed that success
would hinge on respect – respect for what is already happening in Hunterdon County and
for our shared aspirations to build community among artists and raise their visibility.
We made a three-year commitment to each other, and we are truly humbled and overwhelmed
by the momentum created since our first meeting in January 2016.
Following the 2019 Tour, Val Sivilli announced that she would be stepping back from the
Organizing Committee to pursue other projects. We are immensely grateful for her tireless efforts
to help make THAT the splendid initiative it is today and wish all the best for her new endeavors.
Catherine Suttle, Kathleen Thompson and Jay Raymond will continue working together
to fulfill THAT’s mission to cultivate awareness of and build connections within
Hunterdon County’s abundant creative and educational communities.
To do so, we need to redirect our energy if we hope to achieve sustainability
and realize THAT’s full potential.
We look forward to exploring the possibilities and formulating a plan for the future in 2020 –
watch your email for news and updates as we take this journey!
HOORAY FOR THAT 2019 – THIRD TIME IS THE CHARM!
We had three hundred people attend the Hunterdon Art Museum opening, oodles of visitors to studios and group venues AND many pieces of artwork were sold! Congratulations to one and all!