We cooperate as an association to advance the practice of sculpture and the reputation and appreciation of sculpture and sculptors in the community. This is regardless of whether or not we make a living from sculpture and regardless of our preferred style or medium. To this end we support artists’ moral rights, we advocate a professional attitude to the production and presentation of work and encourage the artistic and intellectual stimulation of interaction amongst artists of all persuasions.

Membership Renewals 2008 to 2009

Membership renewal forms will be in the post to you shortly. There will also be the annual records check to run through so please - even if you are a life member or have won the Tina Wentcher prize in 2007 - check the records that we hold for you. Members with Internet access can see their sculptor profiles on our web site at http://www.sculptorsvictoria.asn.au/sculptor_listing.php – now is a good time to correct anything that may not fully represent you and your work.

The committee has been agonising over whether or not to give a rebate to members – most of us now – who receive the newsletter electronically. This year we are not in a position to do so – we are not 100% certain of how much we are saving or what additional costs we are to incur with the maintenance and changes to the website and continued work on our exhibition program. However rest assured that we are working on the idea, and feel free to let any member of the committee know where you stand on budget matters for the ASV as a whole.

Now as regards paying your fees – please be prompt! The committee members are all volunteers and the time and expense of chasing people for their dollar is draining not only of the volunteers' time but also it's quite a strain asking our fellow sculptors for money – please pay on the first notice, or if you plan to resign let us know early – that way every one knows where they stand and the committee members don't have to brace themselves to pursue you.

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