A Word from Executive Director Kelley Worden

November 08, 2016

Each year at this time, while the flurry of the annual show is consuming us all, I sit for a moment and reflect on our year. I contemplate my time with the artists and volunteers in our program. I am constantly reminded why AFTS is such an important piece to our community here in Austin.  In our Open Studio we are all friends, colleagues, artist….…..people.  We share stories of life….the highs and the lows. We are so excited with the creation made in class each week, the education time in nearby galleries/museums and the community that reaches out to our program daily. I am consistently overwhelmed with the generosity!

We are all taking a deep breath and jumping into these next two weeks before the 24th Annual Show And Sale. Lots of work ahead of us…. pricing, tagging, mounting and most importantly supporting the artist in our program. They are nervous, anxious, excited and scared.  And so are we! We look forward to an amazing show this year and we hope you have made plans to attend and support AFTS but most importantly come and make a difference in your community. 

Thank you for your continued support!

Kelley Worden

Executive Director