By Jack Queen
Rancho Santa Fe Association presidentIf you are ever stumped for a subject to discuss at a cocktail party in the Covenant, bring up the Art Jury. You are bound to gets lots of opinions — both negative and positive — about the Art Jury process and, opinions on how the system works. Well, now is your chance to do something about it and I challenge you to step up and be part of the process. It is that time of the year when the Association board appoints members to fill any vacancies on the Art Jury. This year we will be having one opening and that is to fill the expiring term of Bruce Hall. All of the Art Jury appointments are for three years with staggering terms so that there are not more than two openings in any one year. As there are five members of the Art Jury, every third year there is only one seat open and that is the case in 2011.
The first step in the process, per Association policy, is to appoint a Nominating Committee. As outlined in the policy, the Committee is comprised of past members of the Art Jury and the Association board that are selected at random. This year’s committee was established at our Aug. 4 board meeting and its members are: Bill Beckman, Sam Crawford, Ken Dunford, Deb Plummer and Paul Slater.
I can tell you from firsthand knowledge, it is time well spent as both my wife, Patty, and I have served on the Art Jury. Not only is it a great experience but there is no better way to get to know the community and to give something back. If you have any interest feel free to contact any member of the Nominating Committee or any past member of the Art Jury, including myself, and we will be happy to give you some insight into the job.
On the lighter side, if you are out and about on Saturday morning, be sure to stop by the Village for a real treat — a car show, RSF style, low key, casual with 20 to 30 fantastic cars. It is the idea of Chris Erickson, a realtor from Willis Allen. He gets to talk to his fellow “car guys and gals” and promote some business for the local merchants. So stop by on Saturday, get a cup of coffee and a muffin from Thyme in the Ranch or Caffe Positano, and take a peek at some beautiful machinery. Nice going, Chris!