Pen, Palette, Prelude
Newsletter of the NLAPW, Tampa Branch
National League of American Pen Women, Tampa Branch Officers
President – Bonnie Phillips (813 685-5882) email@example.com
VP/Programs - Barbara Routen
Recording Secretary - Judy Perez
Corresponding Secretary - Roxanne Tobaison
Treasurer – Gainor Roberts
Prospective Membership - Kat Heckenbach
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to our Tampa Branch members.
Lots happening this month with our Branch; art show and Florida Biannual. I’m looking forward to our annual Christmas party at Virginia’s the third Tuesday. Bring a dish to share and if desired, a gift to exchange related to art, music or letters.
~Don't Worry. Be Happy!
~ BRANCH NEWS ~
** HOLIDAY PARTY ** Tampa Branch Monthly Meeting - 3rd Tuesday
Tuesday, Dec. 19th, 11am
301 Saint Augustine Avenue
HOLIDAY PARTY at - Virginia’s house. Music, food, fun, friends and memories will delight your creative souls. Be prepared to share your creations and ideas with everyone!
We are having a pot luck, so please bring something good to eat, something homemade is best.
A donation of non-perishable food, items that are not provided via food stamps (toothpaste, deodorant, toilet paper, etc.) and/or money will be delivered to Metropolitan Ministries, so bring what you can.
If you bring a gift, you will likely receive a gift. We usually exchange our own handy work at the Christmas party, but there is not obligation to do so.
PLEASE remember to RSVP for monthly meetings. It's important that we get an accurate head count for lunch. Thank you.
Lunch Reservation due Thursday before (12/14)
Contact: Judy Perez 813-689-1121; firstname.lastname@example.org
- Kat Heckenbach: Entered three pieces of artwork and Won a 2nd PLACE ribbon in Professional Acrylics at the Hillsborough County Fair Fine Art Show. Congratulations!
- A sad passing: Well-known to many of our Tampa members, Pat Tully, 98, has passed away. She was a painter and jewelry maker and much loved for her warm spirit. View her obituary: HERE
- Mary Ellen O'Brien: Her artwork display at the Temple Terrace Library has been extended another month!
- Sandy Huff: Has quite an accomplishment under her belt. She has tallied 1,300 published articles!!! Wow!
Notes & Upcoming Events
- Free outdoor Holiday movie screenings at CURTIS HIXON PARK - In joint sponsorship with the Tampa Theater (as they close for 6 weeks for renovations) the park will be showing: 12/15 - Elf, 12/16 - It's a Wonderful Life
- The Free PNC Bank Concert Artist Series at Sykes Chapel at the University of Tampa takes place from Oct. 22, 2017-April 8, 2018. Concerts are at 2 p.m. Sundays. Visit http://www.ut.edu/sykeschapel/ for details.
- A Modern Approach to Egg Tempera - One or Two Day All-Day Workshops taught by Gainor Roberts - Sunday, February 4, 2018 and Sunday, February 18, 2018, 9:30 a.m $40.00. Only $18.00 if you have your own paint and panel. For detailed information see website: HERE
- Dec. Birthdays: 12/17 Meletha Everett, 12/22 Eleanore McDade
- Jan. Birthdays: 1/6 Sandy Huff, 1/21 Virginia Halloway, 1/30 Claire Gardiner, 1/20 Gunni Price,
Cat's Upcoming Day Trip
Best known for his iconic V-J Day Times Square Nurse Kiss, he also photographed a series of WWII goodbyes at Pennsylvania Station in NYC
*Alfred Eisenstaedt was one of the luminaries of American photojournalism. The German-born Eisenstaedt learned his craft in Europe in the 1920s and 30s, pioneering the use of the small Leica 35mm camera to get closer to his subjects and create more candid pictures. Eisenstaedt’s skillful reportage for the Associated Press earned him praise and recognition as he recorded countless historically significant events and people around the world.
Fleeing the rise of fascism in the 1930s, Eisenstaedt came to the US where he became one of the first photojournalists of LIFE Magazine, the weekly newsmagazine that chronicled the twentieth century in pictures. His career at LIFE photographing the notable and newsworthy, spanned nearly forty years and resulted in some of the most iconic images of the era. The photographs on exhibition, part of The Ringling’s permanent collection, present subjects both notable and obscure. While only a fraction of the thousands of images Eisenstaedt created in his lifetime they offer a glimpse into the work of one of the most celebrated photojournalists.
Puppet Show Parc de Montsouris Paris 1963
Where Art Connects Heaven & Earth
** SHEN YUN 2018 FLORIDA TOUR - JANUARY 30 - APRIL 25 **
From the brochure:
"Art carries the very essence of a civilization- it can thus bring the brilliance and wisdom of a lost culture back to life. Shen Yun takes this as its mission - to revive China's 5,000 years of divinely inspired civilization.
It's a monumental undertaking. Shen Yun pushes the boundaries of performing arts. Ancient art forms meet with innovative multimedia, all-original music, and masterful artistry. Diverse ethnic and folk traditions are beautifully evoked through dance alongside stirring legends and stories of ancient China."
For Venues & Dates, follow this link: HERE
WATCH THIS INCREDIBLE TRAILER
~ NATIONAL & STATE NEWS ~
FLORIDA STATE CONTEST WINNERS!!!
We Are So Proud of Our Tampa Talent!
1st PRIZE Adult Fiction – Book [Any Length] -- A Plague of Swans
3rd PRIZE Adult Non-Fiction – Memoir [less than 2,500 words] -- Hey Little Fish, Want Some Candy?
1st PRIZE Journalism – News story [no more than 500 words] - Basketball Player Aims to Bridge Gap
2nd PRIZE Adult Non-Fiction – Memoir [less than 2,500 words]- Sailing With Dad
Dr. Sylvia Anderson Price Letters Award
Individual Achievement Award
1st PRIZE - Poetry free verse - The Giver of Wisdom
2017 Florida Biennial Conference Images taken by Barbara Routen
National NLAPW Gallery Submissions
You must be an active, associate or student member of NLAPW to submit work for the NLAPW.org website.
Art: Please send your artwork for consideration for our on-line gallery to the National Art Chair, Rosie Eylens, email@example.com.
Letters: Please send book announcement requests to the National Letters Chair, Dr. Evelyn Bethune, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Music: Please send music member information, bios, links to music and photos for inclusion in our Music Member Profiles page in the music gallery to Dr. M.J. (Sunny), National Music Chair, email@example.com.
One Final Thought
Here is a quick video to guide you. Don't worry, you won't be standing on your head. :)
May the holiday spirit fill your hearts with
Peace, Joy, Love
Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah!
December update: Thank you to the members who responded to the survey. Your input was invaluable. We will continue this format of the newsletter until further notice. The branch will be expensing the cost. Thank you all for your kind support for the hard work that I put into making this newsletter happen. It is a labor of love!
Please, please, please share with your friends ... Our newsletter needs stories!
Also ... I'm looking for a "back up" gal to take notes and piccies should I not attend a meeting.
Please keep me in the loop, email me your news and anything you would like to share by the 20th of the month so it can be included in the following month's newsletter. firstname.lastname@example.org