Becki Trachsel-Hesedahl - 2013 Artists in Action President

Friday, December 3, 2010


More photos HERE!

I want to take a few minutes to thank everyone for making this year's Something Red Event a HUGE success.

I visited several participating businesses on Wednesday evening and they all said they had lots of folks stopping by to meet the artists and look at the art. Several businesses said this was the busiest Something Red they could remember.

The Something Red Awards Reception and Ceremony at the Reed was Fantastic! Diane Trevett and Jody Bartruff really went all out putting together three huge tables of food and beverages! I think there was at least twice the amount of things to eat and drink then past years and that was a good thing because I think we had at least twice the number of folks attending the reception! I also need to thank all the folks that donated the food and beverages! Way to go!

Special thanks to Liza Marshall for chairing this year's Something Red event. Liza did an outstanding job of putting together all numerous parts and pieces. Most of us don't have a clue just how many hours go into making this event a success.

Thanks go out to Diane Marks for her Design of the new Something Red “look” helped inspire us all. She designed the posters, postcards and the map cards that you can pick up here and at each business. She worked with Lisa and did the artwork for all of the advertising for Something Red.
She also worked closely with Suzi Bicknell of GoDowntown Salem to design some of their advertising. Also helped keep Lisa sane during all of this!

Thanks to Miriam Selby for her advice was invaluable in getting Something Red 2010 o to good start and to keeping it organized.

A huge thanks to our Jurors! What a great lineup!
Our Jurors:
Catherine Alexander, Galleries Curator and Galleries Director of the Salem Art Association.
Paula Booth, MFA, Gallery Director and Assistant Professor of Art at Western Oregon University
Our Guest Jurors:
Mayor Janet Taylor
Bill Church, Executive Editor of the Statesman Journal
Suzi Bicknell, Director of GoDowntown Salem

Catherine, Mayor Taylor, Bill and Suzi all showed up at the Awards Reception and Ceremony at the Reed and presented awards to artist! I think this was a first!

Special "Thank yous" to Roger Yost and Rebecca Maitland for allowing us to use Trinity Ballroom for our Intake and Judging. Also for allowing us to use “Gallery 205” for the month of December. (Those artworks are currently hanging in the Reception area for tonight only and will be back in Gallery 205 on December 2nd.) And for their continued support of the arts in Salem and to Artists in Action in particular. We appreciate everything that they have done for us in getting “Something Red 2010” o the ground.

Another "Special Thanks" to GoDowntown Salem Director Suzi Bicknell. Our partnership with GoDowntown Salem helps provide AiA with a huge amount of publicity that we couldn't otherwise afford. I am convinced that this partnership really helped make this year's Something Red so successful.

I want to thank all the The businesses that continue to support the Arts here in Salem and participate in “Something Red 2010” :

Reed Opera House
Allesandro’s Restaurant
Art Department
Cascade Bakery
Calusa Studio
Dave Wilson Designer-Goldsmith
The French Unicorn
Greenbaum’s Quilted Forest
Jonathan’s Restaurant
Rountree Gallery
Roy John Designer Goldsmith
Umpqua Bank
Wild Pear Restaurant

And last but certainly not least, all of the volunteers that helped with the intake of more then 100 pieces of art and those that helped get the artwork distributed to the participating businesses over the 2 weekends! On both days art was distributed we had at least 15 volunteers show up to make light work of the process. I think on both days we scheduled 5 hours to distribute the art but on both days it only took 2 hours to complete the tasks!
Thank you all so very much!!

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