About Us

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About Us

Our Vision

We will be the foremost provider and supporter of visual arts opportunities for our area artists.  We will work closely with our partners in advocating for all performing arts and cultural activities in  Round Rock.

We support the visual artists by offering workshops and managing gallery space at the City of Round Rock’s ArtSpace and placing artworks by area artists in the Williamson County Jester Annex, and Texas State University-Round Rock.

The gallery spaces consist of curated works and competitive calls for art, the latter  with cash awards. We also assist the City of Round Rock with registering artists for pop up tents located on Prete Plaza. We manage an Art Walk in downtown Round Rock and support  activities sponsored by our non-profit partners, the latter often by cross promotion.

We assist with events that include performing artists such as Chalk Walk and similar activities based on availability of volunteers.

We depend on a growing cadre of volunteers to ensure we can attain this vision. Contact us at info@roundrockarts.org if you’d like to serve on the committee or the board. Our administrative and fiscal year runs April 1-March 31.

 

Our Organization and Plans for 2019-2020

We are a 501 (c) (3) organization formed in 2009 as the Round Rock Area Arts Council dba Round Rock Arts. We are located in ArtSpace at 231 E. Main Street in Round Rock Texas. The space is provided by the City of Round Rock. However, at the current time, ArtSpace is closed for construction.

Galleries are managed by volunteers. This year we have developed larger, active committees providing various services to the artists and patrons, including but not limited to: More groups’ and artists’ works hung at Texas State University-Round Rock with the expansion of another hall for hanging art and at least one call for art in 2020 at Jester and continuing with Saturday openings in that venue. Once ArtSpace reopens, we plan on expanding workshops and cordoning off part of the footprint at ArtSpace for fixed workshop space (complete with a sink) and reintroducing the art gift shop with curated pieces rotating on a regular basis. We do not have a timetable for ArtSpace activities, however.

We will assist with Chalk Walk to be held at the Dell Diamond October 4-5, 2019, focusing on recruiting artist vendors and chalk artists. Round Rock Arts will also introduce an Art Car Show. Chalk Walk  has grown so large that the city will assume leadership of this event.

New to 2019-20 will be walking tours of the sculpture on the east end of downtown (fall 2019). We assist with the pop up tents by scheduling the artists and we will offer Art Walk III in downtown Round Rock on November 9, 2019. We provided some volunteers for Sculptfest 2019.

In terms of our relationship with other arts non-profits, visual and performing, located in Round Rock, once ArtSpace reopens we wish to host working lunches with guest speakers on social media, grant writing, and other seminars so that all the art nonprofits located in Round Rock can be inspired to move forward with promoting their presence and the capacity to apply for funding . The seminars also allow us to identify when we can help each other, even if it is simply cross promoting all of the non-profit initiated events and galleries in Round Rock.

 

The current board is:

Dale Ricklefs, Co-Founder and President
Scott Feldman, Vice-President
Larry Raper, Treasurer
(Secretary – to be posted)
Doretta Conrad
Ivette Hawthorne
Carlie Pearson
Jennifer Polnaszak
Jolie Tan
Cari Washburn

We have the following committees:

Gallery: Jennifer Polnaszak, Chair
Art Walk: Doretta Conrad, Chair
Membership: Doretta Conrad, Chair
Workshops: Cari Washburn, Chair
Fundraising: Ivette Hawthorne, Chair
Marketing and PR: Jolie Tan, Chair

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