I am writing to you as we move through the summer and will soon begin the beautiful fall season in Brown County and at the T.C. Steele State Historic Site. It is important to note the site is open with adjusted hours. Recognizing everyone’s limitations due to COVAD-19, getting outside and hiking the trails, walking through the gardens and enjoying the historic site, is a great way to get out, get some fresh air, while being in a setting where social distancing is much easier to achieve.
Let me say again, on behalf of the board of directors, we hope you and your family have been safe and are adjusting the best we all can with the impact of this global pandemic. To that end, the board has been actively working on the actionable items of our strategic plan, and we have achieved much. Also we have not canceled our board meetings or delayed projects. We are conducting our bi-monthly board meetings virtually, and using SharePoint, Outlook 365, Salesforce, and Microsoft Teams to communicate, collaborate and share our work and progress with each other.
We have accomplished the following since our spring newsletter;
- Achieved Bronze Status with GuideStar
- AmazonSmile now available for members and public
- 70+ paintings now available for the public to view in our virtual gallery
- Annual Member Survey completed
- Annual Member Art Show scheduled for February 6-17, 2021
- Board meetings, newsletters, virtual gallery additions and “Art of Steele” notifications have been achieved without interruption
In closing, we hope you enjoy reading the latest news for this summer and visit our virtual gallery additions and watch for our electronic “Art of Steele” mailings. Lastly, please take time to visit the T.C. Steele State Historic Site.
We encourage you and members of your party to wear masks and observe appropriate social distancing when participating in Friends events or visiting the historic site. Additional guidelines and pet policies can be found here.
P. Garrett Adams
President & Board Chair
Click here to to learn more about the Steele painting featured in this issue, Late Afternoon, Dachau Moor.