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). Location signs have a blank yellow circle for artists to add their studio number and are to be placed where guests can easily see them - only on the days you are open. (Numbers may change each year.)
If it is a hardship for you to pick up signs from the Region Manager in the town you are showing, contact Aline Hoffman at firstname.lastname@example.org to let her know that it is better for you to pick up from the Region Manager where you live.
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 signs with your studio number are 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?
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
With our new easier to read and handle format, we still aren't sure if we should call it a brochure or a tour guide.
Participating artists are expected to pick up their tour guides from their Region Manager in a timely manner. In past years each participant has been responsible for distributing 100 - 150 brochures.
Who is my Region Manager
1: Stafford, Tolland, Union
Susi Byers - 860-338-0124
2: Ashford, Eastford, Willington, Chaplin
Lynita Shimizu - 860-786-1094
3: Pomfret, Putnam, Thompson, Woodstock, N. Grosvenordale
Barbara Lussier - 860-805-3182
4: Danielson, Killingly, Plainfield, Sterling, Brooklyn, Canterbury, Hampton, Scotland
Alison Ciarlante - 914-204-9039
5: Storrs, Mansfield, Willimantic, Windham
Pam Lee - 860-420-9678
6: Andover, Bolton, Columbia, Coventry, Lebanon
Barbara Timberman - 959-929-2112