Dear Members and Friends,

As another year draws to a close, the Folsom Arts Association hopes that everyone had a very joyous and safe holiday. 2016 was a year full of art and art related activities.

Summer Idyll by Carol QuinnDid you know that the FAA started with only 10 members in 2008 and has grown to 190 in 2016? That says a lot about the thriving community of artists here in Folsom.

The FAA works hard to bring our members top quality professional artists for workshops and demos who give you the opportunity to increase your knowledge and skill sets. We also offer 3 full days of studio time every quarter, with fellow artists, at Art Camp. Your membership provides you with a wealth of information and opportunities to stoke your passion for all things art! Our hope is that you will continue to grow with us.

The FAA continues its history of giving back to the community both locally and abroad. Over the years, the FAA has volunteered countless hours and donated over $20,910 in funds and material goods to many worthy organizations. Organizations supported in 2016 include:

Folsom History Museum
Murer House Foundation
Folsom High School (Global Perspectives Studies for the Syrian Orphans Donations Program)

Springtime Designs by Bonita GohlerIt is through our membership, workshops, and events that allows the FAA to do what we can; we are grateful from the bottom of our hearts.

This year will mark the final year of service of the incredibly organized and talented, Bonita Gohler, who has served tirelessly as our Treasurer and Membership Coordinator, since 2011. We cannot thank Bonita enough for her many long hours and, for always going above and beyond in her duties. She is eagerly looking forward to devoting more time and creativity towards her art.

Please welcome our new Treasurer, Lisa Eichler, who will be phased into this position from the beginning of the year and will be ready to take on her new responsibilities in June 2017.

Thank you to everyone who has made the Folsom Arts Association what it is today. We hope you’ve enjoyed the creative success in 2016 and that we, as an organization, will continue to grow in 2017.

Our members are our best asset – we thank you!

 

Link to FAA Contributions Over the Years