About Us

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About Us

Our Vision

To create, support, and promote an inclusive community where lives are transformed and enriched through the shared experience of art.

How we support our vision:

We support visual artists by offering workshops and selecting original art for the gallery at the City of Round Rock’s Downtowner Art Gallery. We also place original art made by area artists in the Williamson County Jester Annex and Texas State University-Round Rock.

We assist the City of Round Rock by registering artists for pop up tents located on Prete Plaza. In 2019, the city took over the management of Chalk Walk. We continue to manage the Chalk Artist portion of Chalk Walk.  Chalk Walk will be held October 4-5 at the Dell Diamond.

On November 9, we will host the 3rd annual Art Walk in downtown Round Rock and support  activities sponsored by our non-profit partners, the latter often by cross promotion.

We depend on a growing cadre of volunteers to ensure we can attain this vision. If you’d like to volunteer in The Downtowner Gallery, sign up at https://signup.com/go/kFmxjsA

Contact us at info@roundrockarts.org if you’d like to serve on one of our  committees 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 The Downtowner Gallery at 231 E. Main, Ste 160,  in Round Rock Texas. The space is provided to us for hosting galleries and workshops by the City of Round Rock.

Galleries are managed by volunteers, two 10 hour staff members funded by RRA, and one 20 hour staff member funded and managed by the City of Round Rock. This person is the Downtowner Gallery Manager.

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. Two competitive shows will be held at Texas State University. The show openings are September 27, 2019 and February 27, 2020 (6-8, all Friday evenings).
  • One call for art May 2020 for the Jester gallery and a Saturday night opening.
  • Expand the number and variety of workshops at The Downtowner Art Gallery.
  • Offer a gift shop with juried art pieces rotating on a regular basis.

With the reopening of The Downtowner Art Gallery, we will 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 arts events occuring in Round Rock.

The current board members are:

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

Contact information for committees and functions::

President: Dale Ricklefs, president@roundrockarts.org
Vice-President: Scott Feldman, vice_president@roundrockarts.org
Treasurer: Larry Raper, accounting@roundrockarts.org
Gallery: Jennifer Polnaszak, Chair; rragalleries@roundrockarts.org
Art Walk: Doretta Conrad, Chair (send requests to info@roundrockarts.org)
Membership: Doretta Conrad, Chair (forthcoming)
Workshops: Cari Washburn, Chair; workshops@roundrockarts.org
Gallery Store: Cari Washburn, Chair; gallery_store@roundrockarts.org
Fundraising: Ivette Hawthorne, Chair; development@roundrockarts.org
Marketing and Community Relations: Ivette Hawthorne, Chair; marketing@rondrockarts.org
Popup registration: president@roundrockarts.org
Questions about the popups on the day of the event: swilkinson@roundrocktexas.gov or christina@roundrocktexas.gov
Web management and anything else not covered: info@roundrockarts.org

We welcome the following RRA Associates:

Charlotte Barbini, barbini@roundrockarts.org
Lilian Vega Buckel, buckel@roundrockarts.org
To communicate with both associates: associates@roundrockarts.org

Creativity Drives Us. Donations Support Us.

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