April 7, 2017 2nd Quarterly General Membership Meeting

ALL ABOUT ART CLUB Second Quarter General Membership Meeting Minutes April 7, 2017

The meeting was called to order at 1:00 p.m.by President Nancy Truman.

Minutes of the January 13, 2017 Second Quarter General Membership Meeting were approved as posted and distributed.

President’s Comments:Nancy welcomed the members.  She noted in the past quarter we had a successful Mardi Gras, Art-in-the-Park and gallery visits.   Popular artist Michael Pearson will again be a visiting instructor.

Treasurer’s Report:Treasurer Carol Dombrowski reported we have a balance of $12,881.38.Nancy mentioned the Club has received a second donation of $500 through the Pulte program of having a new buyer select a favorite club as the recipient.

Committee Reports:

Spring Art Show April 26-30: Gayle Miller advised the show this year begins a day earlier.The opening reception will be on Wednesday, April 26 at 5:00 pm.  Check-in is Monday, April 24 between 10:00 12:00.  Gayle stressed the importance of following the rules for the wiring and frame.  Be diligent with this.  If you need help, stop by the studio some Tuesday morning and Gayle will guide you.

Help is needed for the show.In addition to the on-line signup sent out by Nancy, there is also a paper copy for sign up. Nancy will send out another on-line signup this week.

Picnic Sunday May 7:  Pegi Newton advised a signup sheet is available at the front desk.  Cost is $8 payable by check.  Noon to 2:00 pm at the Pavilion.

DVD Night:Pat Wilund advised the storm cancelled this past Wednesday, so the complete DVD on pastels, 98 minutes,will be shown on April 19.   The following month,May,the DVD will be Coastal Adventures in Acrylics.

Studio Manager: John Baxter reported the floors will be stripped before the show.  Bothsinks are now fixed and John should have an answer next week about the feasibility of installing new traps.Lights:Changing the lights would involve installing new fixtures by outside contractors at considerable expense.  In response to a question about lights in the fans, John thought this would probably cost around $1,000.

Entry Lock:We are looking into changing the outside door lock system to something easier to use.

Summer Youth Program: Jean Maloney reported we need one more artist for water color.  Volunteers are needed to help as facilitators at the classes in July and she passed around a sign-up sheet.   Last year a donation from the program was made to the Boys & Girls Club of Bluffton Art Program.

New Business:

Nancy advised we have a secondmat cutter, and are considering an evening demonstration for using it, maybe a Tuesday.

Little Libraries:  Nancy pointed to some of the Little Libraries currently being decorated, others are being done at home.   These are in response to a request from Jasper County First Steps Literacy Program.  The woodworkers build, we decorate, and the Sun City book exchange provides the books.

Home Studios: Nancy said some artists have neat studios at home and maybe a Sunday tour could be arranged for a short visit to view some of the studios.

The meeting was Adjourned at 1:25 pm.
Respectfully submitted Kate Metcalf, Secretary


Speaker:  Immediately after the meeting, Program Manager Kathy Selsky introduced Pam Hagan of Ateller on Bay in Beaufort.  Pam is a water media artist and instructor who paints in a variety of medias.  Her watercolor presentation today was most informative, going from the beginning sketch to the final painting.


Upcoming Dates:

Monday, April 10                4:00 pm                 Monitor Training

Wednesday, April 19           7:00 pm                 DVD night Pastel Painting Techniques                                                                            indoor scenes with people   Christine Ivers                                                                            full 98 minute video

Wednesday April 26            5:00 pm                 Spring Art Show Opening Reception

April 26-30Spring Art Show                             Wed. 5 pm, Thurs/Friday/Sat 10-3, Sunday 12-3

Friday, May 5                      1:00 pm                 Joint Executive and Committee Chair meeting

Sunday, May 7                     12-2 pm                Picnic at the Pavilion

Tuesday, May 16                 7:00 pm                 Background in paintings

Thursdays                            9:30 am                 Plein Air Painting Nancy Hall neghall21@gmail.com        Pat Overton