Wednesday, November 28, 2012

11-19-2012 Minutes

Jackson County Arts met Monday, November 19, 2012, 6:00 PM at Sarah's Enchanted Cottage. Present were Sarah Devader, David Schock, Donna Kuti, Gin Fox, Carol Totten, Mary Schock, Linda Brownlow, Fred Appelhanz, Katie Morris, Ginnie Schirmer, Amy and Charlotte Cyphers, and Suzette McCord-Rogers. We approved the minutes from our October meeting.
Treasurer’s Report
Balance 10-15-12 $516.68
Cash on hand 11-19-12 $468.66
Art Walk Committee Report- We are looking at possible dates in April, still on Fridays, including April 12, 19, and 26th. We need to see if there are any major conflicts before deciding on a date. We also worked on an application for artists and musicians. Sarah and Suzette volunteered to be liaisons to help coordinate with businesses. We will decide on a date at our January meeting.
Barn Tour- We received a thank you note from the Jackson County Historical Society for hosting the 2012 Country Living Art Contest and promoting the Barn Tour.
January 21 Meeting- We will have a baked potato bar and work on reviewing policies. Members volunteered to bring items for the dinner. Guests are welcome!
Potatoes- Carol will prepare the baked potatoes.
Butter- Katie
Cheese- Suzette
Brownies, Sour Cream- Amy
Broccoli- David and Mary
Taco Meat- Gin
Seasonings, Flatware- Sarah
Paper products- Donna
Bacon Bits- Linda
Drinks- Fred
Dessert- Ginnie
Election of Officers for 2013
President- Sarah Devader
VP/Program Chair- Carol Totten
Secretary- Ginnie Schirmer (with Katie’s help)
Treasurer- David Schock
Show and Tell/Announcements- “December Treat” work due to Sarah’s by November 30th. On December 1st, Sarah’s will be offering workshops. Katie shared an announcement of a show in Topeka called “To Him be the Glory”. Find information here: David and Mary Schock each showed a winter painting. Mary also showed a sewn apron. Linda showed a motorcycle painting. Fred shared a poem called War. Katie brought photos from the Duck Stamp judging and Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge. Several members helped paint windows and figurines around the square for the holidays.
Program- Carol moved that we adjourn the business portion of the meeting and continue to the program. The program was led by Carol’s sister, Barbara Diggs. She taught us how to use aluminum from recycled pop cans and make an embossed three dimensional star, painted with alcohol ink.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Jackson County Arts Minutes 9/17/12

Jackson County Arts met Monday, September 17th, 6:00 pm, at Sarah’s Enchanted Cottage. Members present included Sarah Devader, Katie Morris, Donna Kuti, Carol Totten, Sandy Studebaker, Mary Schock, David Schock, Fred Appelhanz, and Ginnie Schirmer.

Treasurer’s Report
Balance 8/20/12- $486.68
Cash on Hand as of 9/17/12- $496.68

Old Business
Art Walk- Katie gave a report on behalf of the Art Walk committee. We had at least 250 people in attendance and received a great deal of support. We are looking at doing another Art Walk in the spring. Discussed issues that came up as far as sharing responsibilities and making decisions. We decided to develop a short application for artists interested in showing to help make decisions. We also discussed that we need to be very clear as far as what we are willing to do as a group and deadlines.
Country Living Art Contest- we received over 90 entries between the K-3rd and 4th-6th grade age groups. We choice 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and some Honorable Mentions for each age group. We hope that next year we will get some middle or high school students to enter as we want this to represent K-12. Winning artwork will be displayed at Sarah’s September 29- October 6.
Fall Fest- Sarah will get the scarecrow application and is working on the outfit. The schedule for the Fall Fest Art Show (pending approval to host at the Court House) will be
            9:00- Set up
            10:00-2:00- Open to the public
            2:00-2:15- Take down show
Members signed up for shifts to work and are asked to donate 2 dozen cookies for refreshments. Members can show up to 3 pieces of work, any medium. You must be a member to show but can join for $5 for the remainder of the year. Please label your artwork with Artist, Title, Medium, and NFS (not for sale) or PUR (Price Upon Request). Work cannot be labeled with a price. Katie suggested working on artwork or demonstrating during your shift. Fred will provide music.
Jazz Festival- 6 members were able to help with the event. All who went enjoyed it.

New Business
Art Challenge- Sarah is issuing an “Art Challenge” for the month of October. She invites artists to make work depicting their “Favorite Thing About Fall” and bring to the Prairie Meadow Art Gallery inside Sarah’s by October 3rd. Any medium is acceptable.

Show and Tell- Mary showed a painting of a spring scene with a woodpecker. Fred shared a self-portrait in poem form. David showed a 1 point perspective sunset painting. Carol showed a pastel drawing. Sarah said her show and tell was the Jazz festival sign on the southwest corner of the square. Ginnie showed an in-progress knitting project made with her spun yarn.

Scenes from the Art Walk

The first ever Jackson County Art Walk was a big success! We had at least 250 people in attendance and the weather was perfect. We are planning another Art Walk for the spring and will announce more information as it becomes available. In the mean time, enjoy some photos from the "Final Friday Art Walk" held August 31st, 2012.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

2012 Country Living Art Contest Winners!

We had over 90 entries in the 2012 Country Living Art Contest! Here are the winning artworks:
4th-6th Grade
1st Place- Cailin Parks
 2nd Place- Emily McGrath
 3rd Place- Zach Binkley
 HM- Keegan Purcell
 HM- Gracie Fisher

Kindergarten- 3rd Grade
 1st Place- Macey Gross
 2nd Place- Amariah Allen
 3rd Place- Staci Bond
 HM- Darby Ireland
HM- Madison Scott 
HM- Kaelah Nelson
HM- Katina Bartel

Congratulations to all the winners! Your artwork will be displayed at Sarah's Enchanted Cottage September 29th-October 6th. Next year we hope to receive entries in the 7th-9th and 10th-12th grade age groups so spread the word!