BY BARBARA M. TOBIAS –
The Mena Art Gallery is a non-profit organization, primarily staffed by volunteers that have long been supported by both individuals in the community, as well as many businesses who have contributed time and funds to make the gallery’s exhibits and other services to the community possible.
We have recently put in place a new schedule of membership and sponsorship to better acknowledge and thank our supporters. The basic memberships remain the same: $20 per year for individuals, $35 per year for a family, and $10 per year for students. For the convenience of those who would like to do a little more, but find a larger contribution all at once difficult, we are setting up a “sustaining member” category where an individual can make a contribution of $5 (or whatever amount is convenient for them) on a monthly basis. This can be done by contacting the gallery at 479-394-3880 and talking to Julie Vande Zande, our Executive Director, and setting up a monthly payment in the amount you prefer, either from your bank account or from your credit card.
For businesses, the following schedule is now in place:
Patron $100 – Listed on gallery website under “Members”
Benefactor $250 – Listed on gallery website home page with link to business
Underwriter $500 – Business Ad on gallery website home page with link to business website. We will also submit an article to the local newspapers publicizing the business’ support of the gallery.
Show Sponsorship Amount – For businesses who want to support the gallery at a Determined different level than those listed.
By Donor Sponsor – Support used for prize money at Ouachita Expressions and Photo Show with mention in the exhibit program and on the gallery website.
If you are interested in joining the gallery at any of these levels, please give Julie a call at 479-394-3880. We look forward to continuing the exhibits and programs that you have made possible for many years.