2011 Year In Review
With your help we have been able to further AmadorArts’ mission of Encouraging, Supporting and Promoting the Arts in our schools and community.
Arts in Education -- “The best kept secret to student success.” The Arts help kids succeed in school because it improves their ability to learn in other subject areas, increases their self-esteem, and often is the “hook” that keeps them motivated.
- Professional artists in the Schools – age-relevant, Standards-based, in-depth classroom instruction—in all eleven 3rd grade classrooms in 2011.
- Artists Scholarships – presented annually in May to qualified graduating seniors studying the arts at the college level—three $1,000 scholarships in 2011.
- A Taste of the Arts – a day of workshops for teens and adults—new in 2011.
- Mini-Grants for other arts-related non-profits, such as the Amador Schools Arts Foundation, to bring the arts to schools.
Arts Networking --Mixer for the Arts bringing everyone together – artists and the community. Guests mingle while enjoying complimentary appetizers and a no-host wine bar. Held quarterly at different venues, highlighting various art forms.
Winter/Spring Music Series—Free monthly concerts held in Teresa’s Banquet Room.
Amador County Fair Window – on-going participation to spotlight the local art scene.
TGIF Summer Music Series—Free, on Fridays all summer throughout the county.
Jazzin’ It Up in Jackson –Free--art, music, food and wine event on Main St. First year—huge success, thanks to generous sponsors and the “fun factor.”
Winefest – 13th Annual—this much-loved event saw more people than ever before enjoying wine tasting in 27 shops.
Patron of the Arts – to honor exceptional work in the arts, in 2011 this was awarded to Adam Gottstein and Millie Butler.
Recipient of Grants –in 2011, from the California Arts Council, Jackson Rancheria, and the City of Jackson.
Strategic Plan – Developed in 2011 with five goals to guide us until 2014.
AmadorArts Gallery – a store front secured in December, at 148 Main Street, Jackson, opening in Spring, 2012.
Most all of these programs and events are being tweaked and expanded.