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.
Balance 8/20/12- $486.68
Cash on Hand as of 9/17/12- $496.68
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.
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.