ASA Update and Member Meeting Minutes for August 27, 2019

The subject for Guided Open Studio this Thursday, August 29th from 1:00 to 4:00 PM will be Sunflowers.  Arlon Gilliland will offer guidance and help with techniques as well as lots of photo references.  There is never a fee, but donations are appreciated.  Please plan on bringing in your own supplies.


There are spaces still available in several of our classes but don’t wait too long, they do fill up.  Click on the class name to be taken to the web page for full details and the opportunity to register.



August 27, 2019 at 6:30 PM    ASA Member Meeting Agenda and Minutes: 

Future DatesASA Board Meeting Thursday, September 19th at 10:00 AM
Monthly Member Meeting and Potluck, September 24th at 6:00 PM
Art for current show should be picked up and new art received by 5 pm Monday, October 7th.
Next quarterly Opening and Reception Friday, October 11th at 5:00 PM
Board MembersOur current Board is as follows:

President           Steve Rutherford               term thru December 2019
Vice President   JoAnn Ballantyne              term thru December 2020
Treasurer           Kathy Cope                       term thru December 2019
Secretary           Marilyn Wolverton             term thru December 2020

Board Members at Large:
Karel Murphy                    term thru December 2020
Rosemary Wood-Hemm   term thru December 2021

Rosemary Wood-Hemm   mosaic liaison, no term limit established

In AttendanceArlon Gilliland, Marilyn Wolverton, Steve Rutherford, Stephanie Reitmajer, Ward Jene Stroud, Ruth Parvin, Kathy Story, Linda Friesen, Muffie Ganske, Mary Bish, Michele Lindsley, Christina V Moore, Rosemary Wood-Hemm, Catherine Hingson
ItemShort DescriptionReport and Action Required
Welcome Meeting called to order at 6:30 pm by Steve Rutherford

Steve introduced Ward Jene Stroud (who taught the Intensive Watercolor Workshop), Ruth Parvin, Kathy Story

Gallery – Sales and Display


Stephanie Reitmajer and Christina MooreSteve Rutherford suggested “Fall Colors”

We need a replacement for Richard Laycock in handling the PR for Featured Artists.  This will include assisting with bios and continuing the relationships that have already been established with various media outlets in the area. This would be effective January.

Old Business  
ItemShort Description & ReportAction Required & Person Responsible
InstagramChristina Moore Christina Moore offered to get ASA up and running on Instagram.

Approval and permissions for posting our artists’ work on Instagram may be rolled into part of the new Gallery admission form that is being created.

PR/Marketing Committee Kathy CopeKathy is still looking for members interested in brainstorming PR ideas with her.  Please let Kathy know if you have ideas you’d like to share.  Her email address is
New Business
People’s Choice
The artist/artwork receiving the most votes this month is:
Nancy McEwen for Over the Rocks
Other artists/artwork receiving votes were:

Debi Flory for Ladybug Picnic
Catherine Hingson for Yaquina Bay Lighthouse
Carol Jurasin for Little Farm
Judy McClelland for Bo
Tim Moore for Drift Creek Falls



 Featured ArtistSeptember Featured Artist is:

The Woolleys

New local Art on Display Katia Kyte and Nora Sherwood are going to have a reception on September 5th at the new Cascade Sotheby’s office.
Thank you, Volunteers!Arlon GillilandArlon sent out a heartfelt Thank You to all the people who volunteered during the Nestucca Valley Art Festival:

Kathy Cope, Jane Neal, JoAnn Ballantyne, Susanne Tsang, Bob and Stephanie Reitmajer, Leoda and Brook Barr.  Thanks so much to all of you!