Don't forget to send your dues to Carole Grady. Membership is $20 for single membership and $30 for a family, same as last year. Membership runs September to the following September.) (In other words, if you paid your membership after March, 2017 you are already paid up until September of 2018.)

You can visit The Southington Cultural center for the Arts web site at for new classes and upcomng events, including Clint Deckert's solo exhibit in October and the CT Plein Air Painters Society show opening December 4-30. SACA will once again hold their juried art show there in April, 2018.

The Gallery at The Orchards is located in the Community Room, on the second floor, at The Orchards. Please call The Orchards at (860) 628-5656 for available day and evening viewing hours. For further information, please contact:

When buying from an artist/maker, you're buying more than just an object/painting. You are buying hundreds of hours of failures and experimentation. You are buying days, weeks and months of frustration and moments of pure joy. You aren't just buying a thing, you're buyng a piece of heart, part of a soul, a moment of someone's life. Most importantly, you're buying the artist more time to do something they are passionate about.