ASA Update July 8, 2019 with Member Meeting Minutes from June 25

The subject for Guided Open Studio this Thursday, July 11th from 1:00 to 4:00 PM will be skies and clouds, watercolor or acrylic.  Arlon Gilliland will offer guidance and help with techniques.  There is never a fee, but donations are appreciated.  Please plan on bringing in your own supplies.

There are still a couple of openings left in our 3-day Intensive Watercolor Workshop taking place on Aug. 23rd, 24th, and 25th  from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM. The instructor, Ward Jene Stroud, is considered to be a fresh new face in the watercolor world.  He was featured in the French art magazine Les Pratique Des Arts and in Watercolor Artist and Palette.   Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to explore the creative use and possibilities of watercolor painting with exciting exercises and full step-by-step projects.  Learn the latest techniques and expert hacks.  Click here to be taken to the full details of the workshop and the opportunity to register online.




June 25, 2019 at 6:00 PM    ASA Member Meeting Agenda and Minutes: 

Future DatesMembers’ Show Closed Judging June 27th

Members’ Show Wine and Cheese Reception Sunday, June 30th 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Summer Show Hanging Wednesday, July 10th

Summer Art Reception Friday, July 12th from 5 to 7 PM

ASA Board Meeting Thursday, July 18 at 10:00 AM

Potluck and Member Meeting Tuesday, July 30th at 6:00 PM

In AttendanceRuth Hugeback, Steve Rutherford, Arlon Gilliland, Tim Moore, Christina Moore, Vonelle Swanson, Michele Lindsley, Jerilynn Woolley, Suzanne Tsang, Catherine Hingson, Richard Laycock, Joanne Ballantyne
WelcomeSteve welcomed members and thanked them for coming and providing such a wonderful potluck meal.  He had special thanks for Arlon who always arrives early and stays late to help.  Also, Arlon makes the beautiful agenda.  Another thank-you goes to Tim Moore who has created member name tags which include the ASA and Beachstone logos.  We will find a suitable and accessible storage place for the tags
Picture FramesThere is stack of frames and canvases which will be raffled at the end of the meeting. All those who wanted to participate were able to pick an item.
Member ShowThe hanging happens Tuesday, June 26, The work will be judged on Thursday.  After the Judging JoAnn is taking the judges to lunch at Kyllo’s. Members are welcome to join the lunch group on Thursday at noon.


Member Show ReceptionPlease come and bring your friends to the wine and cheese reception on Sunday, June 30 from 1 – 3 PM.  Enjoy the fabulous variety of work submitted by ASA members and see the prize winners.
Gallery HostingOn weekends, when no class is scheduled, members are encouraged to spend a few hours in the classroom, working on your art and greeting visitors.  It can be great fun to meet travels and locals and tell them about ASA.  There is a signup calendar in the kitchen.
Door to the Co-opThe board has decided to replace the double doors to the gallery with doors which have glass.  This way we can close the doors during classes but visitors can still see in and enter quietly.  Steve has been working on a vendor for that project.
New WebsiteRuth and Marilyn have started working on the new website.  When it is ready, members will be able to sign in and have access to member only areas.  For instance, we might post the judge’s comments where only members can see them.  We will also be able to sign up for classes and pay in advance.  This will work so much better for instructors who have struggled with no-shows and last minute cancelations.
Gallery CoordinatorJoAnn is stepping down from her duty as gallery coordinator.  She will remain on the ASA board.  We are seeking a new coordinator.  The group of volunteers who help with the hanging are experienced and helpful.  A new coordinator will have lots of support.  JoAnn has also created documents which describe the process and timing.  Please call JoAnn or one of the board members if you would like try this exciting role.
Nestucca Valley Artisans August 24 & 25 the NVA group will have a show at the Cape Kiwanda Community center.  ASA has been asked to staff the raffle ticket sales table during the two days.  We will plan for two shifts per day.  If you can volunteer a few hours that weekend please contact Arlon.
Summer Gallery Display ThemeLazy Daz, suggested by Christina Moore