|Pam's Quail (watercolor), Jody Seaman Tonai|
Dear Friends of the Gallery,
with heavy heart I inform you that one of our gallery members, watercolorist Jody Seaman Tonai passed away on Monday afternoon, 2 September 2013.
Jody joined our gallery in 2000, when it was a little fledgling in the art scene of the San Joaquin Valley. She was a faithful member of our gallery, whose care for the well-being of the gallery we could count on. Even when she was dealing with health issues, she came to our meetings and participated in our discussions. When we decided to make the gallery front look more inviting, she volunteered to take on the areas right outside our doors where the two trees grow. We have a pleasant little garden by each of our front doors because she brought in many of the plants there, installed a timer for watering them, and did the weeding.
I will post any memorial arrangement when I know more. For now, we grieve with her family and mourn this great loss.
On behalf of our gallery,