Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Jackson County Arts Minutes May 2011

Jackson County Arts met Monday, May 9, 2011 at 6:00 pm at Buzzards Pizza. In attendance were Sandy Studebaker, Katie Morris, Linda Brownlow, Carol Totten, Fred Appelhanz, Nelson Bontrager, Mary Schock, David Schock, Sally Heald, and Suzette McCord-Rogers.

Treasurer’s Report

Balance at last meeting $445.79. $12 were received in dues, $2.00 in miscellaneous receipts, $25 in expenses to leave $434.79 cash on hand as of 5-9-11.

Old Business

David showed the ribbons that were ordered for the Glory Days Art Show. We ordered ribbons for Best of Show, 1st place, 2nd place, 3rd place, and 4th place (exhibitor.) The cost of the ribbons was $82.31. Sandy moved to pay David for the expense of the ribbons, Linda seconded the movement and it passed.

The Glory Days Art Show will be Saturday, May 28th at the Courthouse. We will open at 9:00 for drop off of artwork. Artwork should be delivered and set up by 9:30. The show will be open to the public from 10:00 am- 2:00 pm. Artists can pick up their artwork at 2:00. Members volunteered to bring a batch of cookies for refreshments. Fred and Nelson will be providing music on the guitar from 11:00-1:00.

Reminder that artists can show 2 pieces of work and are asked to bring their own stand or easel for display. We want to clarify that more than paintings can be shown. Artwork can include painting, drawing, collage, photography, fibers, pottery, sculpture, etc. There is a $10 fee for non-members to show their work, which includes membership in Jackson County Arts for the rest of 2011. Artwork will be signed in and out. Membership cards will be available that day.

Barn Tour plans are still being worked on.

New Business

We discussed providing Fair prizes like last year. Last year a $25 prize was given the Open Class Fine Arts Grand Champion. This year we will have $25 prizes for the grand champion in both amateur and professional open class fine arts categories.

Sally moved that Jackson County Arts sponsor a $25 award gift card (for art supplies) for the 4H Senior Class Fine Arts Grand Champion. The movement was seconded and passed. David and Mary Schock offered to sponsor an additional $25 prize for the other 4H age group.

Sally and Nelson offered to do some research on liability issues for small organizations.

Show and Tell

Linda showed an oil painting depicting and old-time baseball scene. Mary showed her butterfly quilt block. Nelson played a song that he wrote for guitar.


Katie demonstrated making origami butterflies that she will collect and mail to the Holocaust Museum Houston. The Museum is trying to collect 1.5 million handmade butterflies before 2013 in memory of the 1.5 million children who died during the Holocaust. You can read more information at http://hmh.org/ed_butterfly1.shtml

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