Tell me about the AOS signs.
You are responsible for two different types of signs: Event Signs (belong to AOS) and Location Signs (belong to the artist). You are expected to pick up 2 - 3 Event Signs from your Region Manager in a timely manner and to place them in different locations, never all in one area (only one of these at the entrance of your space). Your location sign has a blank circle for you to add your studio number and is to be placed where guests can easily see it - only on the days you are open. (Numbers may change each year so do not paint it on. Use stick-on numbers from a hardware store.) If it is a hardship for you to pick up signs from your Region Manager in the town you are showing, and you would prefer to pick up in the area where you live, contact Aline Hoffman at email@example.com. At the end of the tour: take in all signs from their various locations by the first Monday evening at the latest. Event signs are to be returned to your Region Manager within one week of the end of the tour. The sign with your studio number is yours to keep. Please update your number each year if it changes.
Am I responsible for Dated Signs if I'm in a group show?
Yes. Find strategic locations for your three signs. If you live and show in two different areas, place your signs where you live.
Am I required to attend the Annual Meeting?
Your presence is not required however it is highly desired. This is the planning meeting, an opportunity to be heard, to make suggestions, to consider changes.
We do ask that you bring an example of your work to the Annual Meeting so that everyone can see what their peers are doing.
This meeting is held at the Chaplin Senior Center in Chaplin, CT.
Do I have to have an email account to participate?
Yes. Participants are expected to have a working email address (or at least access to one), and to check it regularly. Participants are also expected to review and respond to messages (when a response is required) from any AOS Board Member in a timely manner.
All emails from Peggy Church with !!AOS in the subject are directly related to the tour.
Does an participating artist have to be open all five days?
No, There are five choices for days open during the registration process, They are:
1. Open all five days. 2. Open Four days: Saturday and Sunday of both weekends. 3. The first weekend only - Friday, Saturday and Sunday. 4. The first weekend only - Saturday and Sunday. 5. The second weekend only
You are expected to pick up brochures from your Region Manager in a timely manner, and are responsible for distributing 100 - 150 brochures.
Who is my Region Manager
1: Stafford, Tolland, Union
Susi Byers - 338-0124
2: Ashford, Eastford, Willington, Chaplin
Kevin Olson - (970) 310-6578
3: Pomfret, Putnam, Thompson, Woodstock, N. Grosvenordale
Arrik Kim - 860-985-2998
4: Danielson, Killingly, Plainfield, Sterling, Brooklyn, Canterbury, Hampton, Scotland
Alison Ciarlante - 914-204-9039
5: Storrs, Mansfield, Willimantic, Windham
Blanche Serban - 860-280-2025
6: Andover, Bolton, Columbia, Coventry, Lebanon
Jane Penfield - 860-916-1960