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Save The Date: March 21, 2019 Annual Member Meeting at Mimslyn Inn & Luray Caverns

2017 Annual Membership Meeting & Elections

  • 16 Mar 2017
  • 2:00 PM - 7:15 PM
  • Wayne Theatre / Ross Performing Arts Center, 521 W Main St., Waynesboro, VA 22980 (Tel: 540-943-9999)


  • Attending the meeting and reception/dinner.
  • Attending the meeting and reception/dinner

Registration is closed

SVTA Annual Membership Meeting

2:00 PM   Registration Opens
2:15 PM   Walking tour of the Wayne Theatre begins
3:00 PM   Call to Order BOD meeting / Julie Armel
                  Welcome by Tracy Straight / Wayne Theatre
                  Member introductions
                  Roll Call / Donielle Rininger 

Educational Programming:

  • 3:15 PM   SEO / Google Updates presented by Janet Michaels/Java Media
  • 3:45 PM   How to utilize and get the most from mySVTA.org (aka industry-side/member site) by Donielle Rininger

4:05 PM   Minutes from 2016 annual meeting (motion to approve) | Minutes from Sept 2016 meeting (motion to approve) / Julie Armel

4:10 PM   President’s Report / Julie Armel
4:20 PM   Treasurer’s Report & Presentation of 2017-18 FY Budget / Steve Everidge
4:30 PM   SVTA PR/Social Media Updates by Kathy Moore

Old Business
New Business


5:00 PM   Adjourn

5:00 PM   Social time – open bar & silent auction*
Optional Walking Tour of the Wayne Theatre.
5:45 PM   Catered dinner begins with awards ceremony. Meal will be followed by the illustrated talk “Painting the Valley” by plein-air artist Andrei Kushnir

7:15 PM   Event concludes

Overnight Lodging:
If you're interested in overnighting in Waynesboro, please contact Tracy at 540-943-1381 to request a discounted room at the rate of $75 plus tax.

Silent Auction Donations:
SVTA is currently accepting contributions for silent auction items. Please complete this form to submit your donation. Thank you in advance for your generosity and support. 

Many thanks to our Meeting Host and Sponsor:


Keynote Speaker - Andrei Kushnir
Artist Andrei Kushnir has spent a decade exploring the natural and cultural landscapes of the Shenandoah Valley region. Since beginning the project in 2004, he has completed hundreds of Valley scenes and logged thousands of miles traveling and painting from Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, to the town of Buchanan, Virginia. Kushnir’s paintings depict popular landmarks such as Skyline Drive and the Shenandoah River as well as places treasured by local residents but little known to the rest of the world.

Based in Washington, DC, and a plein-air painter for more than 30 years, Andrei Kushnir is a signature member of the National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society, an elected member of the Washington Society of Landscape Painters and the Salmagundi Art Club, New York City, and is an official artist of the US Coast Guard. His paintings are in numerous public and private collections around the world. More than 70 of his paintings were presented in the 2016 Museum of the Shenandoah Valley exhibition Painting the Valley: Works by Andrei Kushnir. The exhibition will travel to James Madison University where it will be on view from May 1 through June 23, 2017, in Duke Hall Gallery.


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