Non-Exhibiting Members Organization

Those members who aren’t artists but feel strongly about supporting the Guild and Gallery are invited to join the Non-exhibiting Member Organization (NEMO). The NEMOs volunteer in a variety of interesting ways. Judy and SusanBy offering their assistance in performing simple, but very important tasks, they relieve the artists of many time-consuming responsibilities. Artists can then concentrate on creating their artwork and performing administrative duties of the co-op.

The NEMOs enjoy hosting monthly receptions and assisting with special events. These include the biennial fund-raising art auctions and the popular annual Art in the Park outdoor art festival. Those volunteers with special talents and capabilities may help supervise kids during future art classes. Some of the tasks that can be chosen by the NEMOs include: setting up chairs and tables, tents, and light equipment; preparing and serving appetizers, wine and punch; greeting guests; monitoring gallery browsers; helping with clean-up, trash removal, and laundering tablecloths. Art in the Park requires parking and traffic control, unloading art and delivering to booths, relieving artists for rest breaks; and removing and loading equipment and art.

NemoAppreciationBelieving that “many hands make light work,” energetic volunteers are always welcome to join. Novice artists and prospective art students can use this opportunity to network with artists, to learn about the business of art, and gain inspiration from the local art being exhibited. Scholarships to art school or classes are awarded annually to applicants in the community. Members receive a 10% discount on any artworks purchased.

Judnemopartyy Alderman coordinates this important component of Gallery 302 and the Bridgton Art Guild.