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Berrien Artist Guild Annual Elections - June 26 to 28

Nominations for Box Factory Board of Directors:

If you're interested in running for the Board of Directors or you have a nomination for consideration, get information to Rebecca Hungerford ( and Vicki Cook ( by Tuesday, June 23rd by Noon, as they lead the Nominating Committee.

You will need to fill out a questionnaire (see June's newsletter), a short biography, contact information and a head shot photo for yourself or your nominee. We have three open seats this year and hope you will consider running.

Board member commitments and expectations:

Meetings are once a month on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 5:00pm, with a few other meetings from time to time.

Serving on the Board is a voluntary position, however it does require professional skills and commitments.

Board members accept the responsibility of organizational governance and financial oversight.

Expected to be involved with committees: Finance, Marketing, Building & Grounds,Galleries & Exhibitions... there are more.

Expected to come to openings and events.

Represent the Box Factory and all that it entails in a positive light to the membership and the public, doing otherwise is grounds for dismissal.

Step up necessary when needed, that entails volunteering for openings, running the office (if needed), meeting with clients, attending to BAG/BOX business.

Active membership at Box Factory.

Annual Election:

Each active membership with the Berrien Artist Guild receives a single vote (no matter the type of membership - single, couple, family, etc.). This year, the annual election for members of the Board of Directors election will be online at .

Members will receive an email with online voting information. Online voting will run from Friday, June 26th at Noon and will end: Sunday, June 28th at Midnight. If you prefer a paper ballot, you may cast your vote at the Box Factory Office on Friday, June 26 and Saturday, June 27 during normal business hours.

Annual Membership Meeting:

The Berrien Artist Guild annual membership meeting will be a potluck on Tuesday, June 30th from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. in the café area. Members are asked to bring a dish to pass. Please RSVP the Box Factory office at 983-3688 or and let us know what delicacy you plan to bring.

Next In the Galleries - July 17 to August 26

In the Robert Williams Gallery – Archaic Magic: Recent Works by Dorothy Graden. In the Heartha Whitlow Gallery - Gabrielle Feldman’s CIRCUS: Her Last Series. In the Riverwalk Gallery - A Really Big Shoe by the Berrien Artist Guild members.More about these exhibits

Opening reception on Friday, July 17th from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. is free and open to the public.

Next In the Galleries - September 11 – October 25

David A. Cory & Mark Wagner in the Robert R. Williams Gallery; Nathan Margoni in the Heartha Whitlow Gallery; Joshua Mason in the Riverwalk Gallery.

Opening reception on Friday, September 11th from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. is free and open to the public.

Book Signing - Saturday, June 6, 1 to 3 p.m.
Rosanne Bittner, author of Outlaw Hearts

Outlaw Hearts by Rosanne Bittner

Popular Coloma romance writer Rosanne Bittner will sign her latest book "OUTLAW HEARTS" at the Box Factory, 1101 Broad St., St. Joseph, MI on Saturday, June 6 from 1 to 3 pm.

Bittner has been authoring books for three decades and has published 60 books to date. Her recently released book will be followed quickly in July by "DO NOT FORSAKE ME", a sequel to OUTLAW HEARTS. The two books tell the story of Jake Harkner, an outlaw/gunfighter -- later turned lawman -- and his wife Miranda and their captivating romance. Their love story is told with real "Old West" adventure and authenticity as only Bittner can do.

Bittner invites those who attend the book signing to ask questions about the process of writing romance novels from her vast experience. The event is free and open to the public.


Spring Classes and Workshops

Kristin Hosbein

Kristin Hosbein realistic art in oil or acrylics On Mondays from 6:30 -9:30 p.m. for 4 weeks, and Thursdays from 1-4 p.m. cost $95. See Box Factory front desk for materials list.

Painting Open Workshop Every Thursday from 1-4 p.m. in the Gast Classroom. Drop in – no fee, painters must bring their own supplies.

Open Studio with Pam Kirkham Fridays: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Cost for 6 classes: Members $80, Non-members $90.

Learn the Magic of Watercolor with Dori Josimovich - Saturday April 11 from 10 to 4 p.m. in the Gast Classroom. Members $50 fee, Non-members $55 fee. Register at Box Factory front desk, and receive supply list and prep for class.


Register for classes online, in person at the Box Factory front desk, or call the Box Office on 269-983-3688 to pay by credit card.


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