Welcome to CAS!
The Creative Arts Society is an Austin based, non-profit 501(c)(3) thriving arts organization actively promoting the development of the “Artist in Everyone” for the expanding growth and diversity of our community. Our vision is to be a vital presence in the community inspiring: Cultural enrichment, Community participation, and respect for diversity. Our goal is to increase awareness and appreciation for and through the Arts.
The Creative Arts Society is very proud of the road we have traveled since 1999. We have had many members over the years and have watched the organization grow and become well known in the Austin area. Recently we changed from monthly meetings to quarterly meetings and our art exhibits continue to grow as do the artists in their perspective mediums. Creative Arts Society stands proud of our position in the art world and we will continue to do so for many years to come.
Recently, we lost a very special venue but we gained another. We had to say goodbye to Amplify Credit Union and we said hello to Texas Association of Community Colleges. The first exhibit will be installed October 13th at 10 a.m.
Creative Arts Society also had to say goodbye to one of our dear members, James Beckett. James was the venue coordinator of the Cypress Grill on William Cannon. James held that post for many years and we all loved him and his insight into the world of art and photography. It is difficult to lose such a good friend, and we are thankful for the friendship we had with James for many years.
The November meeting will be a busy meeting. It will be my last time serving as your President. We will have the election of the new Board. Running for President is Leslie Kell; Vice President is Robb McKenzie, Secretary is Cecile Bogan; Treasurer is Lisa Hollins, Public Relations is Barry Eigen; Membership is Sharon Bibbee, Past President is Sharon Bibbee. Other positions on the board will be Exhibit Chairs: Jane Fier and Marilyn Rodriguez; Special Events will be Sharon Bibbee; Newsletter and Website Liaison – Leslie Kell; Publicity – Joyce LaBaw; Programs – Jane Fier; Communications – Denise Schneyer and Historian – Joan Lawson. You will receive a ballot via email for voting purposes. Please respond to Sharon Bibbee with your voting preferences or it will be assumed that you voted for the candidates on the ballot.
My final word as President of this great Creative Arts Society is “Thanks to each of you for making my three years meaningful to me and for the growth as a human being and the learning experience as an artist.” I am looking forward to the new year and new ideas. Sharon Bibbee, President
To become a member of Creative Arts Society, please go to Membership Info to complete the application. You can pay your dues, hanging fee and entry fees on PayPal. If you want to be included in our exhibits which includes the website, then complete and sign the waiver and release. The waiver and release states that CAS does not have any liability for your art nor does the venue where the art is hanging. The signed release also gives CAS the right to show your artwork on our website, newsletter, Facebook, and other advertising as deemed appropriate for CAS.