CONVENTION COUNTDOWN III: YOUR MOMENTS IN TIME!
The big day has finally arrived! Fun and excitement will be
waiting for you in
We’ll be celebrating the wonderland of CAS figurines, and all the wonderful folks who created them. These ceramics brightened homes from coast to coast during the 1940s and ‘50s, and continue to brighten collectors’ hearts today. Plan on an extra-special evening of enjoyment, as we salute the enduring appeal of CAS! Along the way, you may even discover that especially elusive CAS figurine you’ve been longing to add to your collection!
Colorful posters celebrating decades past, and lots of crepe
paper and balloons will transform the Redwood Room of the
Here are the party plans:
Show hours are 9-3:30, and admission is just $5. Those attending the CAS Collectors Convention will receive coupons entitling them to free parking at the Show.
Those unable to attend the
Convention can still take part in the Quilt Raffle. If you’re a
non-attendee, and would like to purchase raffle tickets, send your check
(payable to “CAS Collectors”) by August 21st to: Don Johnson,
THE EVENING’S SCHEDULE:
· 5:15 pm: attendees permitted to set up “On Display Contest” entries & auction items
· 6:00 pm: Doors open for Social Hour, Silent Auction, and “On Display Contest”
· 7:00 pm: Dinner
· 8:00 pm: Break & Group Photo
· 8:15 pm: Annual Meeting
· 8:45 pm: Club Auction with auctioneers Shawn and David Slotten (last minute entries accepted!) (winners of the Silent Auction will also be announced)
· Distribution of Door Prizes, Raffle Prizes, “Early Bird Prize”, Commemoratives, and more!
OUR ANNUAL CLUB AUCTION:
Back to bring us the best deals at the best prices are our
cheery auctioneers (and fellow club members), Shawn and David Slotten. Our club Auction will follow the annual meeting,
and it’s shaping up to be “the best ever”. Among the
many wonderful CAS items on the bill are the hard-to-find Seagull and
And, back by popular demand is our Silent Auction. Throughout the evening, Convention attendees will have the opportunity to place written bids on CAS pieces grouped into lots. If, by the end of the evening, yours is the highest bid for a group lot, then you get everything in the lot for that one price! Like our regular Auction, the Silent Auction is chock-full of outstanding pieces. You’ll want to bid, and bid some more!
If you have any last-minute items you’d like to include in the auctions, please send your listings to Hank Kuhlmann by Monday, August 13th, so we can include them in the auction program. Listings received after that date may not appear in the program, due to printing deadlines. As always, however, we will do our best to accept a limited number of “last-minute” submissions on the evening of the auction, depending on time available. Auction listings should be emailed to Hank: firstname.lastname@example.org
For your reference, a complete rundown of “Auction Guidelines” appeared in the Spring edition of CAS Collectors Quarterly.
(Remember: only those attending the 2018 Convention will have the opportunity to bid in the Regular and Silent Auctions.)
“ON DISPLAY” 2018: ALWAYS A WINNER!
Our fifteenth annual “On Display Contest” will again present a fun-filled creative challenge for Convention-goers. This has become one of our most anticipated Convention activities, and we know the entries for 2018 will shine even more brightly than those of the past! Here are all the details:
Each attendee is invited to bring creative displays showing off CAS figurines to their best advantage. There are 10 display categories, and each Convention-goer may have a total of three entries. While other ceramics may be included, CAS pieces must make up the bulk of any figurines included in the display. Decorations and accessories of any and every kind are acceptable -- whether display stands, cabinets, flowers, furniture, background pieces, or what-have-you. Display setup begins at 5:15 pm Saturday evening. Judging will be done that evening by all Convention attendees, and prizes will be awarded in all 10 categories, plus a “Best of Show” award to the overall favorite entry. (There’ll also be an additional “On Display” prize-winner, drawn from the names of all those who submit at least one contest entry!)
Once again this year, those unable to attend the Convention can also take part in the “On Display Contest”. Just set up a display at home, snap a photo, and email it to Editor Don Johnson by August 20th (email@example.com). Entries in the “Remote Photo Category” can also be sent to Don by regular mail, at the mailing address given earlier in this article.
Here are this year’s categories, as announced in our last newsletter. Some are old, some are new, some are tied directly to our 2018 Convention theme, “Ceramic Arts Studio: Decorating The Decades!” – but each and every one is a winner!
(Several “On Display” contest categories honor these departed Ceramic Arts Studio friends: Betty Harrington, Reuben Sand, Karl Ahlen, Flossie Young Balch, Mildred “Millie” Ehle, Sid Foye, Helen Olson Gardner, Gertrude Harris, Pat Hermsdorf, Ruth Paulson, Martha Pendleton, Margaret Purucker, Itzy Sand, “Shy” Sand, and Rose Segerson. Thanks for the memories!)
What a lineup! Ten terrific categories, plus the “Best of Show” prize winner to be voted on from the winning entries in those categories, plus our “Remote Photo” category! As always, there’ll be plenty of colorful and creative entries on view -- meaning plenty of great new display ideas for all of us!
“CERAMIC ARTS STUDIO: DECORATING THE DECADES!”
THE 2018 CAS COLLECTORS CONVENTION!
August 25th! Where?
Why? Because it won’t be a party without you!
JOIN YOUR CAS
FRIENDS FOR A MEMORABLE