I/ACT Newsletter March 19, 2012
Image and Arts Council of Troy
  Belian Art Center
 Selected Abstracts
by Zabel Belian 

Through  Apr 2012
"Capitalist Road"
by Zabel Belian
Artist Market Event 


    Ridgedale Players 
Community Theater
205 W Long Lake - Troy
Return Engagements - Ridgedale Players Theater


Runs Friday, May 4th to

Sunday,  May 20th 2012   

Tickets: Adults $15  
Students / Seniors $13
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 Revised Regular I/ACT Meeting Date

Due to parking problems from increased attendance,  I/ACT meetings are being moved to Friday.  (The adjoining dental practice is closed on that day.) 

Date:      Friday  March 23, 2012

Time:     1:30 pm lasting until approximately 3:00 pm

Location:  Belian Art Center 5980 Rochester Rd, Troy MI 48085
                (SE corner of Rochester Rd & Square Lake Rd)
Please RSVP to Linda Shears (linda@lindashears.com).

There is no charge at attend. Meetings are open to anyone interested in promoting arts and culture in Troy. Artists are encouraged to bring work samples for discussion. Our website is TroyArts.org.           

 Planning Reminders: Novi Home Show

1) Our booth will measure 60 x 60 feet and will run from #1617 to #1827. Refer the attached printable floor plan of the exhibitor hall for some perspective.

2) We need hosts/hostesses to be at our booth table at all times to answer consumers' questions, etc. Additional helpers or student assistants are needed to work with the children's mural and to help with art sales.  

3) Review the  "Exhibitor's Kit" web page of the Builders' Industry Association Home Improvement and Garden Show for more information and sales ideas.

4) Exhibitors will have to pay for parking. There is a 3 day parking pass for the event which runs approximately $7. 

5) Here is a link to the Yahoo Group Schedule and also a printable hard copy  with tips about bringing water and snacks, and wearing comfortable shoes. Contact Lynn Lim with scheduling info.

6) Show demographics from the Builders Association website about who attends Home Shows:   
  • 83% own their own homes
  • 47% have incomes over $80,000
  • 64% plan to remodel their existing home
  • 33% plan to purchase another hom 
Show Location:  
The Home & Garden Show  is being held at
The Suburban Collection Showplace
(formerly the Rock Financial Showplace)
  46100 Grand River in Novi, Michigan 48374  (Google Map Link)

Show Hours: 
Fri:       Mar 30    2pm   - 9pm
Sat:      Mar 31    11am - 9pm
Sun:     April 1    11am - 6pm

Setup Days:
Tues March 27,    Wed, March 28,    Thurs March 29
We need a crew (artists or non-artists) to help us install gridwalls, etc on the setup days.

Takedown Days:
After show ends on:  Sun, April 1st or on Mon April 2nd.
Paint A Miracle - Fundraiser Lunch: Mon May 7th

IACT logo - 590-wideI/ACT member Cynthina Buchanan is a board member of  Rochester's Paint A Miracle Art Studio .

Their spring luncheon fundraiser will be held on Monday May 7th at the Royal Park Hotel!  Order tickets here.   Paint a Miracle is located at: 400 Water St, LL4, Rochester, MI 48307 and their Phone # is 248.652.2702.     

South  Oakland Art Association:  Mon April 2nd Mtg

View their website and most recent newsletter.  Next meeting:  

Date:            Monday, April 2nd at 7PM
Location:      Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
814 N Campbell Rd in Royal Oak.

Speaker:       Jackie Drake - The Passion of Painting

This month's theme for the member competition is Self-Portraits.

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Mich Fine Arts Competition - March 30th Opening! 
"Four Sixteenths of a Second"
by Larry Zdeb
   49' x 49"
Mardi Chapman and Larry Zdeb  both had artwork accepted for the Michigan Fine Arts Competition - one of the premier shows in the state.  
The opening reception and awards presentation will be at the:

BBAC in Birmingham on 
Friday, March 30th from 6 to 8pm.
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"Jocci" by Mardi Chapman

Click on icons for bigger image. 

List of all accepted artists is here.   
Firebrick Gallery -   Skateboard Deck Art Competition
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     Skateboard Deck Art Competition, Exhibition and
       -- 2nd Annual Event  --

Friday,  May 18th        Opening Night Event/ Gallery Stroll
Over 10 downtown merchants will be displaying the skateboard art.

Thursday, May 17th    Preview Party and Silent Auction
Location:                    Fieldstone Winery

Artists can participate in only one of the two events. Entry forms:

-Silent Auction: E-mail firebrickgallery@att.net for the entry form. 
Seeking established artists who are willing to  use the blank skateboard as their "canvas" and then select a local charity based on the list  provided on the entry form.

-Art Competition:  Click here for pdf application form.

Application Deadline for both is: April 6th. The blank skateboards will be available for pickup the following week. They are also looking for volunteer judges.

Check our the Deck Art Blog and bigger pictures of last years winners:
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I/ACT Contact Names:


Linda Shears - Executive Director linda@lindashears.com   

Charlene Brown - Newsletter / Website info@troyarts.org 



Image & Arts Council of Troy

  PO Box 1025

   Troy, MI 48099-1025