Friday, December 17, 2010

December Meeting

Jackson County Arts met at 6:00 p.m. on Monday December 13th, 2010. In attendance were David and Mary Schock, Linda Brownlow and Sarah Devader. Sarah hosted the meeting at Sarah's Enchanted Cottage.
Old Business
Mary purchased the last three yards of black felt material for the display tables and has now finished making coverings for all six of them. We discussed a date and place for our next montly meeting and decided to have it again at Sarah's Enchanted Cottage at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, January 10th. We will have election of officers and make plans for the calendar year on this date. Membership dues of $12.00 per year will be received then. A soup supper is planned and the following persons volunteered to bring these items: Mary Schock, chicken noodle soup; Suzette Rogers, vegetable soup; Sarah Devader, a vegetable plate and Linda Brownlow, a dessert. We want to invite prospective new members and encourage old members to come to this meeting.
Treasurer's Report
We had a balance of $261.46 at our last meeting. $14.00 in donations were collected. We paid $14.67 for the last three yards of black felt material for table cloths. Cash on hand at meeting time was 260.79.
Show and Tell
David Schock showed his last pastel winter scene and Mary Schock displayed her acrylic winter picture.
Intentions were to finish painting Christmas ornaments as a fund raiser for the new fairgrounds. However, after the business meeting was concluded it was decided to take the wood cuts home to finish. The meeting was adjourned at 6:45 p.m.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Jackson County Arts Minutes November 8, 2010

Jackson County Arts met at 6:00 pm on Monday, November 8, 2010. In attendance were Katie Morris, Mary Schock, Marian Stevens, Suzette McCord-Rogers, Sandy Studebaker, David Schock, Fred Appelhanz, Linda Brownlow, Marty Mavrovich, Ginnie Schirmer and Sarah Devader. Sarah Devader hosted the meeting at Sarah’s Enchanted Cottage.

Old Business
Mary Schock has started buying fabric to make tablecloths for when we host a show, she needs to buy a few more yards to make enough. Katie shared results from the survey on meeting night and week. So far Monday of the 3rd week is still the most popular choice. You can take the survey at We will decide at the December meeting, with input from the survey, which week to meet in January. At our January meeting, we will have a soup supper at our January meeting when we elect officers and plan the calendar for the year.

New Business
Sarah and Marty are painting shop windows around town for Holton Mainstreet and are looking for volunteers. The theme will be “The Night Before Christmas”. They will be painting Thursday, November 11 and on Sunday, November 14th. If you want to help, meet at Sarah’s Enchanted Cottage starting at 10:00 am. Our next meeting will be Monday, December 13th.

Treasurer’s Report
We had a balance of $273.78 at our last meeting. $9.00 in donations were collected and we earned $8.00 for our Jackson County fair booth ribbon. $29.32 was paid out for black felt to make tablecloths. Cash on hand at meeting time was $261.46.

Show and Tell
Katie Morris shared some acrylic paintings. Ginnie Schirmer shared a scarf that she wove on a loom using hand-dyed yarn.

Wood ornaments were painted as a fundraiser for the new fairgrounds. The ornaments will be for sale at Sarah’s starting Novemer 26th. We will paint ornaments again at the December meetings.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Jackson County Arts Minutes

Meeting October 18, 2010

Jackson County Arts met at 6:00 on Monday, October 18, 2010. In attendance were Katie Morris, Fred Appelhanz, Linda Brownlow, David Schock, Mary Schock, Suzette McCord-Rogers, and Sarah Devader. Sarah Devader hosted the meeting at Sarah’s Enchanted Cottage.

Old Business
Thank you cards from fair prize recipients were shared. We decided to try meeting on the 2nd Monday of the month instead of the 3rd to see if that works better for our members. Guidelines for member shows were revisited and it was decided that artwork will be checked in at the beginning of the show and non-members will be charged $5 to show. We decided to stick with and enforce the limit of 2 pieces of art per person. Beginning in January, we will institute a $10 annual membership fee to make member guidelines clearer.

New Business
A motion was made and carried for Mary to buy black fabric to use for table covers at shows. At our January meeting, we will elect officers and set a schedule for 2011. We will elect a president, vice president, secretary, treasurer, and program coordinator (to coordinate activities at meetings.) Sarah is checking to see if we can find a regular meeting location for the new year instead of switching every month. Katie will create an online survey to get feedback from members on meeting time preferences. (You can take the survey at Upcoming meetings: November 8th and December 13th. Both the November and December meetings will be held at Sarah’s Enchanted Cottage to facilitate the program. We set a goal of having a juried show during Glory Days.

Treasurer’s Report
Balance at last meeting was $269.78. $11.00 in donations was collected and $7.00 was spent to enter a scarecrow in the Fall Fest contest to leave a balance of $273.78 cash on hand.

Show and Tell
Katie shared two mixed media artworks.

Wood ornaments were going to be painted as a fundraiser for the new fairgrounds but time ran out. We will paint ornaments at the November and December meetings.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

August Meeting

Jackson County Arts met at 6:00 on Monday, August 16, 2010. In attendance were Katie Morris, Sandy Studebaker, Gin Fox, Fred Appelhanz, Kathleen Cobb, Sarah Devader, Mary Pfeiler, Mary Schock, David Schock, Rosalie Wilkerson, and Jan Van Meter. Sarah Devaderhosted the meeting at Sarah’s Enchanted Cottage.

Old Business

Several members entered artwork in Open Class at the Jackson County Fair and did well. The Jackson County Arts Booth won Reserve Grand Champion in Open Class. RosalieWilkerson received the 4H prize sponsored by Jackson County Arts, “A is for Art: An Abstract Alphabet” by Stephen T. Johnson. Katie Morris received the $25 prize for Open Class Fine Arts Grand Champion. It was reported that the group received thank you notes from both recipients.

New Business

October 9th is Fall Fest on the Square. Mary will call to see if the courthouse is available for an Art exhibit. If we are able to host a show, we will plan on set up and check in of artwork at 9:00 with the show open to the public from 9:30-3:00. Members will be allowed to enter two artworks labeled with Artist, Title, Medium and either NFS (not for sale) or PUR (price upon request). Members are asked to bring 2-dozen cookies for refreshments and easels available to display artwork. Artists may also bring business cards or a short biography. Fred Appelhanzwill play the dulcimer during the exhibit. You must be a member to exhibit artwork at a Jackson County Arts sponsored show. To become a member of Jackson County Arts, you may join our Facebook group, or email to be added to our list, orcome to our next meeting! There are no membership fees.

Members decided to create a scarecrow and enter in the Fall Fest contest. A working meeting to complete the scarecrow will be held on Monday, September 20th at 6:00 at Jan Van Meter’s cabin. For directions, email It was also reported that Sarah’s Enchanted Cottage will be sponsoring a Fiber Fest at the Hutchins’ building on the square during Fall Fest.

Treasurer’s Report

Balance as of July 12, 2010 was $233.78. $21 in donations were collected to leave $254.78 cash on hand.

Show and Tell

David shared information on Open Class at the Kansas State Fair. For information, visit Kathleen shared information on the Topeka Art Guild’s Kansans Paint Kansas and showed two works in progress: acrylic landscape paintings from her photographs. Kathleen said that she likes to start with warm-colored under paintings.

Sandy brought a copy of Paint Works magazine with several fall and Kansas paintings. Katie shared an acrylic painting of a day lily.

Jan shared a stuffed fabric fish that she painted and displayed in arealistic manner, a hand-built teapot, and clay and fiber pieces.


Mary and Sarah explained and demonstrated Zentangle drawings. Zentangles are small, abstract ink drawings that are used to enhance creativity and aid in relaxation.( Members tried the techniques and created Zentangles until the meeting was adjourned.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

A is For Art

Here are some photos of the both Jackson County Arts put in the fair. We just wanted to let people know about our group and give the kiddos some coloring sheets and art supplies. As a bonus, we ended up earning Reserve Grand Champion!

Monday, July 12, 2010

July 12th, 2010 Minutes

Working meeting was held from 6-7:45 pm at Katie Morris’ house. In attendance were Katie Morris, David Schock, Mary Schock, Rosalie Wilkerson, Gin Fox, and Kathleen Cobb. Design plans for booth at Jackson County Fair were finalized. Members experimented with mixed media techniques to prepare materials for fair booth, worked on a collaborative painting, and readied crayons and markers to be given away. We will meet at the fair building at 1:00 on Sunday, July 25th to set up our booth. The next regular meeting will be Monday, August 16th, 6:00 pm at Sarah’s Enchanted Cottage. Please join the Jackson County Arts Facebook group at or email to keep updated on events.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Jackson County Arts Minutes Meeting June 21, 2010

The meeting started at 6:00 pm at the home of Sandy Studebaker. In attendance were Katie Morris, Carolyn Bell, Marilyn Spiker, Mary Schock, David Schock, Sandra Studebaker, Suzette McCord-Rogers, Alicia VanDerSluis, Gin Fox, and Kathleen Cobb.

Old Business
-The Glory Days Art Show held at the Courthouse was a success and we would like to continue hosting Art shows in concurrence with community events.

-Linscott Park Project- Build week Wednesday June 23-Sundy June 27. Discussed ways to help the design team- donating supplies or volunteering time.

-Continued discussion on events during fair week. Fair books and entry cards for Open Class will need to be picked up from the Extension Office at the Courthouse. We decided to look into a booth at the fair instead of a float in the parade. We would like to have custom coloring sheets designed by our artists for kids to pick up at the booth. To contribute a coloring sheet, create a line drawing with a fair theme on 8 ½ x11 inch paper, trace over the lines with marker, and either mail drawings to Katie Morris (438 Hillcrest Dr., Holton, KS 66436) or scan and email a digital copy to Gin Fox (, Coloring sheet designs need to be received by Gin Fox by July 15th. A working meeting to prepare for the fair booth will be held at Katie Morris’ house, 438 Hillcrest Dr., Holton, KS 66436, on July 12th at 6:00.

Treasurer’s Report
As of May 17, 2010, our balance was $264.28. Expenses of $25 to sponsor a prize for Fine Arts at the fair and $40 for a picket at the park were reported. $7.50 in donations were collected at our meeting. New balance is $206.78.

New Business
After the working meeting on July 12th, the next regular meeting will be held August 16th, 6:00 pm, at Sarah’s Enchanted Cottage.

Show and Tell
Gin shared plans for a barn quilt and barn painting to celebrate Kansas’ 150th birthday next year. Mary shared an oil painting of her dogs, David shared a watercolor still life painting, Suzette shared a watercolor painting of flowers, Kathleen shared a pastel landscape drawing, and Katie shared an oil painting with tromp l’oeil details.

Monday, February 8, 2010

February Meeting

February Meeting!
6:00 PM
Hutchins' Building
407 New York
Holton, KS

If you made recycled calendar ATC's for January, bring them. If you didn't, we'll pick a new theme for our March meeting.