Sunday, November 15, 2009
Friday, November 13, 2009
Sunday, November 1, 2009
Meeting started at 6:05 with 8 members present. We started with show and tell because a couple people had to leave early. Ginnie showed a knitted piece and explained that she would be dyeing it. Kathleen showed a book that she and her daughter had written and illustrated together. Mary showed an acrylic painting. Dave showed a watercolor painting. Katie showed pictures of the murals she painted in the EUM church’s children’s wing. Jan showed a Halloween craft. Roger showed a country cupboard that he had built that is awaiting pick up.
· We all agreed that the Fall Fest Art Show was a big success. The cold weather brought people inside and the spent a lot of time looking and discussing. We definitely filled the space. It was decided that in the future, we need to send our own press release to the Holton Recorder for better publicity of art events. (The Holton Recorder printed a very nice press release that we sent about Bryan Grove’s trunk show.) $18.12 in donations was collected.
· Trunk Show- we had 40+ attendees and everybody was very positive. Quilting on the Square paid the artist. We had no expenses and collected $76 in donations.
We started our last meeting with $90.84 and collected $17.66 when we passed the hat.
$76 collected at Trunk Show
· The Christmas kick-off in Holton is starting the week before Thanksgiving. 11/20. Katie Ingels will be emailed to verify the date. We discussed if it would be possible to have an art show on the square (possibly in the Hutchins building?) at that time. Other ideas would be checking on the classroom at Quilting on the Square. We think it would be a good idea to have a winter/Christmas/holiday theme. We could serve hot apple cider or something warm and cookies or doughnuts. If it is in a private building, we could charge a small commission 5-10%.
· UPDATE! Sandy Studebaker checked on the Hutchins building and it IS available November 20th and 21st. Katie is trying to work out the details for the show and everyone will be notified when things are finalized.
· Our next meeting is Monday November 16 at 6:00.
Traded ATC’s- decided that our November ATC swap theme would be “Nature.”
Adjourned at 7:00.
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
• Katie Morris reminded members of Bryan Grove’s trunk show Saturday, October 3rd at 1:00 at Quilting on the Square. Mark at Quilting on the Square has generously decided to pay the artists fees so you can attend absolutely free!
• Mary Schock gave a report on the Fall Fest art show progress and we helped make some decisions. Fall Fest is Saturday, October 10th from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Artists of any age can bring up to 5 pieces to show inside the Courthouse. Any medium is allowed- please bring whatever is needed to display your piece. There will be some table space available and tabletop easels work great for small work. If your piece is 3D, it should either fit on the table, be displayed from the floor, or bring a stand for the piece.
Please bring a typed label for each piece about 3x5 inches with the following information:Artist NameTitle of WorkMediumDesignate either PUR (price upon request) or NFS (not for sale)
You may also choose to bring up to a 1 page Artist Bio to display next to your work.
Drop off time is between 9:00 and 9:30, Show open to the public from 10:00-4:00.
Members are requested to bring 2-dozen cookies.
The Schocks used Rogers scarecrow demonstration to make a scarecrow to direct
people to the art show.Facebook event page: http://www.facebook.com/ev
• Nelson Bontrager said he would try to make a flyer or brochure for Jackson County Arts before October 10th so we have information to hand out at the art show and as member artists demonstrate.
• Information was shared about Kansans Paint Kansas 2009-
• Gin Fox shared information about painting barns for Kansas Barn Alliance’s Kansas Sesquicentennial- http://www.kansasbarnallia
Gin is planning to paint her barn and could use some helpers.
• Show and Tell
o Roger showed pictures of a table and benches he made.
o Katie brought her Jr. Duck Stamp drawings from high school.
o Nelson brought his duck stamp drawing as well and played a song on his guitar that is a work in progress.o Mary modeled a Trick or Treat apron that she made.
o David showed an easel that he made from recycled materials.
• We traded Artist Trading Cards and decided to do Fall Theme take 2 at our October meeting. If you are interested, bring 3 fall themed ATC’s to trade.
• We collected $17.66 in donations at the meeting to bring our total balance to $108.50. (There was an additional $20 donation after the meeting, yet to be delivered to David.)
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Congratulations to Kathleen Cobb, winner of a $25 prize from Jackson County Arts for her painting receiving Open Class Fine Arts Best of Show at the Jackson County Fair in July. You can view a picture of the winning painting here: http://art-exchange.com/search_result_details.aspx?ArtId=78230. Kathleen gave us a thank you card and Katie read it to the group.
We are going to start swapping Artist Trading Cards at our meetings. We picked a fall theme for the first swap. If you are interested, bring some cards (usually at least 3) to our next meeting September 21st. ATCs are miniature works of art that are traded, never sold. The main rule is that the cards must be 2.5x3.5 inches and be able to fit into a plastic sleeve. Here are some websites with more information:http://www.artjunction.org/atcs.php <---awesome
We also discussed Fall Fest and our role in it. Fall Fest is going to be October 10th on the square combining the former French Market, the chili cook off, and a scarecrow contest. There will most likely be an art show, the plans will hopefully be finalized soon. We are looking into having the show inside the courthouse. We would need people to bring easels to display the work. Kathleen, Mary, and Jan are co-chairs for the art show. If you would like to volunteer to help, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. We would need people to stay with the artwork in shifts on the day of Fall Fest. Roger showed a scarecrow armature he built and told us how to make it. He said he would try to help anybody that needed it for the scarecrow contest. We might want to enter a scarecrow as a group and individuals are encouraged to participate. There is a $7 entry fee for a scarecrow.
David gave a treasurer's report. We have $90.84 in a checking account at Holton National Bank.