Saturday, September 24, 2011

September Minutes

Jackson County Arts met Monday, September 12, 2011, at 6:00 pm at Sarah’s Enchanted Cottage. Members present included Sarah Devader, Katie Morris, Nelson Bontrager, Gin Fox, Sandy Studebaker, Suzette McCord-Rogers, Rosalie Wilkerson, David Schock, and Mary Schock. And Donna Kuti.

Treasurer’s Report: Balance 8-8-11: $794.48, Cash on hand as of 9-12-11: $597.30

Sarah made and Sandy seconded a movement to pay Donna for creating Barn Tour posters. The movement passed.

Old Business:

Fall Fest- Saturday October 8th. We decided to enter the scarecrow contest this year. Katie volunteered to construct a head for our scarecrow. Drop off time for the Art show will start at 9:00 am and work should be in place by 9:30 am. The show will be open to the public from 10:00 am-1:00 pm. Artwork should be picked up at 1:00 pm, not before. Fred Appelhanz and Nelson Bontrager will be providing musical entertainment during the show. Members may bring up to 3 pieces of artwork to display. Work should be labeled with the artists Name, Title of the work, and Medium. Two-dimensional work will be hung on peg board. Three-dimensional work is also encouraged but artists will need to bring their own stand or other display. You must be a member of Jackson County Arts to show work. Membership fees are $12 and may be paid the day of the show.

Barn Tour ( Planning is going well. 72 seats have already been filled! Jackson County Arts members are being asked to contribute 2 dozen cookies for Barn Tour refreshments. You can drop off cookies on Wednesday, 10/12/11 at Sarah’s. An Art show will be held during the Barn Tour at the Whiting Community Center. If you have artwork that reflects a barn, landscape, or Kansas theme, email Suzette McCord Rogers ( with your intention to contribute work so they can plan accordingly. Drop off work for the show by Thursday, 10/13/11 at Sarah’s. Donna volunteered to bring artwork back to Holton.

Show and Tell:

Mary showed recent butterfly quilt blocks. Katie showed a sunflower photograph. Sarah showed polymer clay quilt jewelry. David showed 3 photographs. Nelson showed some computer design work and played a song that he wrote. Gin showed photos of her barn with paintings hung.

Katie moved to adjourn the business meeting and Nelson seconded the motion. The motion carried and the program began.


Sarah invited Joyce Pierson, Topeka, to talk about rug hooking. Joyce has been rug hooking for about 9 years and brought several pieces to show. Her favorite things to hook are bags. For materials, Joyce uses burlap, monk’s cloth, or linen to hook on. She enjoys making her own patterns and often draws inspiration from her grandchildren’s artwork.

Next Meeting:

The next Jackson County Arts meeting will be Monday, October 10, 6:00 pm at Sarah’s Enchanted Cottage.

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