The subject for Guided Open Studio this Thursday, April 25th from 1:00 to 4:00 PM will be “backlit trees in the forest”. There will be photo references available in the ASA classroom. 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 is still room in the upcoming class “The Artist’s Way with Mixed Media” Sunday, May 5th from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. This class will use the classic “The Artist’s Way” by Julia Cameron as a guidebook to discover and renew your creative potential with mixed media. We will make a simple folded 6 page art book to illustrate with images and text. The tools and materials will be pastel, pencil, acrylic paint or watercolor and collage. Some journaling will be done from exercises in The Artist’s Way. Emphasis will be on fun and easy ways to enrich our day with art! There is no experience necessary. Click here for complete details and to register online.
The People’s Choice Award for April/May is:
Tammy Hayes for Sandpipers at Sunset.
Other artists receiving votes were:
JoAnn Ballantyne for Alone Leoda Barr for The Cairn Kathy Cope for Riverwalk Catherine Hingson for Yaquina Bay Lighthouse Ruth Hugeback for Three Pears Carol Jurasin for Three Rose Bushes Nancy McEwen for Winter Hues Sandy Shepard for Happy Susanne Tsang for London Calling| Rosemary Wood-Hemm for Lilac Tree
Our Monthly Member Meeting and Potluck is coming up a week from today, Tuesday, April 30th from 6 to 7:30 PM. Join us for good food and conversation. Find out what is new and on the horizon for ASA. Don’t miss it!
Please remember that our ASA Treasurer, Kathy Cope, will be out of town for two weeks starting April 20th. If you have any sales made or reimbursements submitted during that time frame, please be aware there will be a delay. Kathy will start processing them when she returns, which will be about May 5th.
The subject for Guided Open Studio this Thursday, April 18th from 1:00 to 4:00 PM will be “beach, sand, and sky”. There will be photo references available in the ASA classroom. 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.
Dick and Judy Deam have an easel in excellent condition for sale for $50.00. Please email them at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
Our ASA Treasurer, Kathy Cope, will be out of town for two weeks starting April 20th. If you have any sales made or reimbursements submitted during that time frame, please be aware there will be a delay. Kathy will start processing them when she returns, which will be about May 5th.
Attention Artists! The Salem Salon has changed its distance requirements to include Lincoln County! You are eligible to submit art in the Salem Salon this summer July 6th to August 24th. Below is a link to the Call For Artists and the submission form.
The subject for Guided Open Studio this Thursday, April 11th from 1:00 to 4:00 PM will be “hummingbirds”. There will be photo references available in the ASA classroom. 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.
The Artists’ Reception and opening celebration will be this Friday, April 12 from 5 – 7 PM.
Bring your friends to ASA’s Beachstone Gallery, the Pacific Artists’ Co-Op and Chessman gallery at LCCC. Join us, as we are drawn together at the art triangle.
Our theme for spring is Florescence”……the process, state or period of flowering; process of developing richly and fully.
JoAnn Ballantyne, an artist of many artistic techniques, is our Featured Artist for April and will be demonstrating and conducting 2 different mini “make it/take it” complimentary class sessions. There will be limited seating (12 students per class), but watching as the class is conducted will be fun as well. Each class will be about 30 minutes. Join us!
There is still room in the Local Lighthouses class on Sunday, March 31 class from 10 AM to 4:30 PM. While painting one of three local lighthouses, participants will practice glazing and layering techniques to achieve richly colored depth in their painting. Topics include: composition and design, color theory and various ways to save the white. Learn to paint a local lighthouse while learning numerous watercolor techniques.
Beginners are welcome, no experience necessary!
Don’t wait any longer, click here for full details and to register online or give Catherine a call at 503-545-9339
The subject for Guided Open Studio this Thursday, April 4th from 1:00 to 4:00 PM will be “whispy trees in warm earth tones”. There will be photo references available in the ASA classroom. 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.
The subject for Guided Open Studio this Thursday, March 28th from 1:00 to 4:00 PM will be “animals”. There will be photo references available in the ASA classroom of both domestic and wild animals. 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 is still room in the Local Lighthouses class on Sunday, March 31 from 10 AM to 4:30 PM. While painting one of three local lighthouses, participants will practice glazing and layering techniques to achieve richly colored depth in their painting. Topics include: composition and design, color theory and various ways to save the white. Learn to paint a local lighthouse while learning numerous watercolor techniques.
Beginners are welcome, no experience necessary!
Don’t wait any longer, click here for full details and to register online or give Catherine a call at 503-545-9339.
Pickup your art from current hanging by Monday, 4/08/2019
New art for Gallery Reception needs to be dropped off before Wednesday, 4/10/2019 at 10 AM
Gallery Opening and Reception “Florescence” Friday, April 12 at 5 PM
March 26, 2019 ASA Member Meeting Agenda and Minutes:
Pickup old wall art by Monday April 8th New art rehang Wednesday April 10th at 10:00 AM Gallery Opening & Reception “Florescence” Friday April 12 at 5 PM Board Meeting Thursday, April 18 at 10:00 AM Potluck & Member Meeting Tuesday, April 30 at 6 PM
President: Steve Rutherford Vice President: JoAnn Ballantyne Treasurer: Kathy Cope Secretary: Marilyn Wolverton
Members at Large:
Karel Murphy Rosemary Wood-Hemm
Mosaic Liaison: Rosemary Wood-Hemm
Heather Haugland, Sharon Cook, Tory McOmie, Christina Moore, JoAnn Ballantyne, Ruth Hugeback, Bill Cary, Catherine Hingson, Jen Elliott, Arlon Gilliland, Mary Bish, Marilyn Wolverton, Nancy McEwen, Tim Moore, Muffie Ganske, Steve Rutherford
Welcome to new members Christina Moore and Jen Elliott
New Board Member at Large
Rosemary Wood-Hemm who attends all our Board Meetings as Mosaic Liaison has been elected a Board Member at large. Welcome Rosemary!
New Class Brochure Available
Ruth Hugeback creates our brochure for publication using the document with class information that Julie Kennedy sends both to her and to Marilyn Wolverton who enters it on the website. Julie is the keeper of the global schedule for classes. Thank you, Ruth, for bringing the ASA from a typed and stapled class list to this beautiful color brochure!
Thank you to Tony Hugeback for our kitchen fix and for replacing light bulbs.
The front door is still an issue. Pacific Glass needs to be contacted.
Pickup old wall art by Monday April 8th
New art rehang Wednesday April 10th at 10:00 AM – Members are invited to come help hang artwork!
Gallery Opening & Reception “Florescence” Friday April 12 at 5 PM
Teacher’s Reference Center
Thank you to Kathy Cope for setting up the teacher’s reference center which contains class related forms and the business card holder for instructors and art related businesses.
Instructor’s Appreciation Brunch
There was wonderful food and good conversation. Thank you, instructors for all your talent and hard work!
Gallery hosting opportunities with new signup sheet for April is now posted in the kitchen.
People’s Choice Awards
The winner of the People’s Choice Award goes to: Laren Wooley for Tranquil Waters. Other artists receiving votes were:
JoAnn Ballantyne Alone Arlon Gilliland Frost Morning, Pear, Golden Radiance Tammy Hayes Eagles Run Catherine Hingson Yaquina Bay Lighthouse Bonnie Holubetz Hill Country Nancy McEwen Night Watch Susanne Tsang Person in Canoe, Undaunted Rosemary Wood- Hemm Hanging Basket, Solitude Standing
Featured Artist for April
Our Featured Artist for April is JoAnn Ballantyne. JoAnn will be demonstrating some of her work at the Gallery Reception.
If you know of a worthy local cause, let one of our Board Members know so it can be discussed at a Board Meeting for possible contributions by ASA. Most recently ASA donated to the Sheriff’s Department to help fund a canine unit.
Catherine Hingson proposed additional donation possibilities such as; an art scholarship fund, gift a class or some kind of scholarship to an art student from high school, gift certificates or art donation for Lincoln County Fair, a gift certificate or combined donation for a Fair winner in an art category. Siletz Bay Music Festival would be happy to receive donations of art or other auctionable items. The Festival of Trees at Christmas would accept donations of art for their trees.
If we can plan ahead for yearly occurrences, we can designate a certain amount of money for each one and make it consistent. We can then increase the knowledge that ASA is here and an active part of the community.
Scholarship forms for our classes are available in the ASA classroom in the form rack for those people in the community that can’t afford the normal registration fees.
Community Outreach Team
Catherine Hingson shared information about our new ASA Community Outreach team. Come join in and help let the community know about ASA.
Local Lighthouses Class
Catherine Hingson has a watercolor class on Sunday, March 31st from 10 to 4:30, there is still time to signup. Don’t hesitate!
Art on the Edge Studio Tour
Buttons and maps will be available soon. ASA will be one of the studio stops. They are working hard on getting the word out about all the studios on the tour. There will be demonstrators in the ASA classroom on all three days, May 17, 18 and 19.
Marketing and Publicity
Publicity has been spotty, we are creating a team to increase visibility. One possibility has to do with the location and visibility of the entrance. We need to make it much easier to locate and to find where to enter the classroom. Flower boxes and other entrance enhancements around the ramp entrance toward the front of the building would help. The issue with making that our main entrance is that there must be someone in the ASA to monitor the classroom and entrance while the door is open because it’s not visible to the Co-Op personnel.
Brochures that we send out to advertise our classes may not be circulated early enough. This makes it difficult for the person on the first couple of days of the new quarter to have a well-attended class. It’s been decided to try to move up the creation of the brochure by about 5 weeks to help with this.
We need people to help pass the brochures out to different locations. Deb Hobbie, a new member, is heading up this subcommittee with the help of Mary Bish to try to get this accomplished. Tory McOmie, Sharon Cook, Julie Kennedy are helping too but we could use some more volunteers who’d be willing to distribute brochures around their local area in stores, restaurants, club houses, and local bulletin boards (all if it’s allowed of course). It’s a way for members to contribute in small significant ways to making ASA a success.
It was proposed that we mail the brochures to our membership except for those that have indicated that they don’t want to receive the physical copy. It will cost about $85 in postage for the membership plus enough additional to send to key people around the county. The proposal was voted on by the Board Members in attendance and passed. Marilyn Wolverton will be creating the address labels.
Tory McOmie will be looking into advertising in Sitka’s flyer and will write a proposal after finding out the different sized ads and their costs, when the deadlines are and how often the flyers come out.
Class evaluation given out at the end of a class would be one place to get the contact information for students. The class forms will be turned into Kathy Cope who will turn over the information to Marilyn Wolverton so she can update our contact list database as many of these students are not ASA members.
JoAnn Ballantyne has volunteered to contact people at various online publications to find out in what format they need information as well as their deadlines and who to send it to.
Julie Kennedy has volunteered to handle the online events calendar on other websites such as City of Lincoln City, the Chamber of Commerce, the Oregon Coast Council for the Arts. Each has their own website requiring logins and passwords and their own requirements.
Newport Symphony has ads that can be placed.
Deb Hobbie will find out about signage regulations for Lincoln City to see what additional options might be available for us. She is also going to look into World Mark in Depoe Bay and see if they’ll let us place ASA brochures or signs there.
We still desperately need a volunteer for radio spots. Catherine is willing to go along with the new person for at least the first couple of times or possibly more. It would take roughly 2 hours a month for this position. It’s an opportunity about every other month or so to go and talk on live radio between 15 and 30 minutes to talk about ASA, new classes and events coming up,
We are going to be revisiting the Art Triangle subject after the Art On The Edge tour which is May 17, 18, and 19. The Pacific Artists Co-Op Gallery, Artists Studio Association (Beachstone Gallery) and the Cultural Center make up the triangle. We’re trying to create more publicity around the three of them to bring people from the valley to attend our art receptions and workshops. It’s headed up by Sharon Cook and Krista Eddy.
There is some interest in having a video done about ASA. This would help promote the Art Triangle and the ASA in general. One idea would be to hire a production company that we would pay to make this video promoting the ASA. Another suggestion was to work collaboratively with the Lincoln City Cultural Center to write a grant that would be funded through the Visitor’s Bureau or the Arts that would help with promoting the Art Triangle. The third idea would be to hire Gretchen Ammerman (or someone with similar skills) who is with the Oregon Coast Community College. She might take some pieces of Seven Miles of Smiles video (about Lincoln City businesses) or have some of our artists take video which she could splice up into a 2 minute documentary.
The subject for Guided Open Studio this Thursday, March 21 from 1:00 to 4:00 PM will be “waterfalls”. There will be photo references available in the ASA classroom. 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 will be a class offered at Oregon Coast Community College on April 2nd Helen Abe-Ichien is teaching Experimental Media starting April 2, Tues and Thur from 9:00 AM to 11:50 AM at the Newport Campus, Art279-A-Z1. Details are online and on page 14 in the OCCC catalog.
Helen will include painting, layering transparent colors in screen printing, collagraphs, photo transfer, solar plates, and using gel medium and modeling paste in various ways.
Seniors can take OCCC classes at a discount for a very reasonable price. Registration available on line or by phone. 541-996-6222
Dye Your Own Silk Scarf class, Tuesday, March 12, 1 – 4 PM. This class was recently added and is not in the printed brochure. Here is your chance to take one of our most popular classes. There are still spaces available. Call Ruth Hugeback at 541 921-5543 with questions or to register, or you can book your space on line. http://asaart.net/events/dye-your-own-silk-scarf-3/
The subject for Guided Open Studio this Thursday, March 14 from 1:00 to 4:00 PM will be “oceanscapes”. Arlon Gilliland will have photo references available and will offer guidance and help with techniques. There is never a fee, but donations are appreciated. Please plan on bringing in your own supplies.
The subject for Guided Open Studio this Thursday, March 7 from 1:00 to 4:00 PM will be “owls”. Arlon Gilliland will have photo references available and will offer guidance and help with techniques. There is never a fee, but donations are appreciated. Please plan on bringing in your own supplies.
Attending: Catherine Hingson, Joyce Centofanti, Jennifer Lorre, Tory McOmie, Ruth Hugeback, Tim Moore, Arlon Gilliland, Steve Rutherford, Marilyn Wolverton, Kathy Cope, JoAnn Ballantyne
Welcome, Introduction of guests
Filling up and being well attended. Julie Kennedy is taking information for next quarter (April, May, June). Instructors, or potential instructors, should send their requests to Julie Kennedy at email@example.com
Mosaic wall now in lights!
Electricians installed at front of classroom. Two additional heads will be purchased so it will be a little brighter.
New business card rack
Possibly be located by the front of the room next to long table against wall or by the door from the Co-op. Can get either 24 or 48 slot version. Black or clear versions are available.
Gallery hosting – Volunteers needed
Volunteers still needed to host on those days that don’t have classes in session. May be more effective to ask for volunteers during the months we have a higher volume of visitors, such as Spring Break, and summer months.
Lincoln City Chamber of Commerce gift donation for Super Auction
Gift basket was donated by ASA. Kathy Cope attended. The ASA gift basket went for $175. Next year Kathy suggested we auction off gift certificates for classes and encourage individual artists to donate their art so they are all displayed individually, and the artist will benefit personally from the advertising. It was hard to see what you were getting because there were several different pieces of art in the basket.
Art on the Edge latest happenings
The publicity flyer and the bookmarks have been printed by Art on the Edge. Would be very helpful if all the demonstrators and other ASA members tell their friends about the event and invite them to attend. ASA may want to buy a couple of tickets and give them to key local people involved in arts and advertising. Will probably be contacting demonstrators to see if they can help set the classroom up for the demonstrations and maybe bring snack/finger food to have for visitors.
Group art project
Ruth Hugeback brought in a picture of a heron with its reflection that had been done in individual pieces by different members and then assembled into a whole. ASA may want to do something like this in the future on a larger scale to draw in the members and get them excited and involved with something new.
People’s Choice Winner for February is Arlon Gilliland for Total Eclipse
Other artists/artwork receiving votes were (in descending order by number of votes and then by last name):
Hanging Basket – Rosemary Wood-Hemm Shawn – Rosemary Wood-Hemm Bowling Ball Beach – Jerri Lynn Woolley Red Sky at Night – Jerri Lynn Wooley
Cliff Tree – Leoda Barr Sunset – Laurie Carlson Haystack Rock – Bill Cary Man the Sails – Joyce Centofanti A Star is Born – Kathy Cope Aqua Flow – Arlon Gilliland Early Snow – Arlon Gilliland Golden Eye – Arlon Gilliland Nesting Bucket – Arlon Gilliland Ruler – Arlon Gilliland Eagle Run – Tammy Hayes Blue and Gold Mountain – Catherine Hingson Colorful Trees – Catherine Hingson Yaquina Bay Lighthouse – Catherine Hingson Hill Country – Bonnie Holubetz Three Rose Bushes – Carol Jurasin Among the Reeds – Cynthia Longhat-Adams Sea Grass in Winter – Nancy McEwen One Magical Evening – Stephanie Reitmajer Undaunted – Suzanne Tsang Twilight – Lynne Wintermute Rustic Relics – Jerri Lynn Woolley Tranquil Waters – Laren Woolley Yaquina Bridge – Laren Woolley
Featured Artist for March is Art Smart
Instructor Appreciation Brunch March 10th at 11 AM RSVP by March 5th
Kathy Cope will be doing the lion’s share of the catering. This is a great opportunity to network with other instructors you may not be able to see very often.
Great Lincoln City Garage Sale – April 19, 20, 21 Should ASA participate?
Would people be interested in donating something, including artwork, for sale at garage sale prices? May want to do this on different days than the main garage sale as this is a lot of work for not much return. We also currently have Mosaic Open Studio on Friday, classes in session on that Saturday, and Sunday is Easter.
New PR volunteer group among us!
Catherine Hingson is willing to pass on the information that she has in a sort of brainstorming session which would include at minimum JoAnn Ballantyne, Marilyn Wolverton, Catherine Hingson, and the people who have answered Marilyn’s email saying they were interested in taking part. Set a time after (or before) the next potluck meeting to make plans.
Possible Cultural Center
Duane (last name??) was a guest speaker at the Co-op and spoke about what the city of Waldport will be doing with the building being donated by the Umpqua Bank. The mayor has an idea but some of the art community is proposing turning it into a cultural center. What that looks like is still up in the air. We have an opportunity to help promote this as a cultural/art center. Catherine has a contact name if anyone is interested. The Oregon Coast Council of the Arts (OCCA) has for years been putting together a website where art related organizations such as ASA can get their website linked to this basically county wide website. The ASA hasn’t participated so far although the Co-op did when Catherine was involved. Duane is trying to pull together artists and art organizations from the county to create websites, brochures and a collaborative way to promote artists and tourism in our county.
April 12th from 5 to 7 Co-op theme is 12×12 ASA decided not to coordinate with that this time.
July theme would be ASA’s decision. Needs to be determined soon in order to take advantage of advertising possibilities.
Go Daddy contract is up this year. We need to determine what we’ll be doing after that. Should we continue with Go Daddy, with Bet Hannon or some other organization? Ruth spoke to Andre who is doing the website building and maintenance for the Cultural Center, he might be interested and able to help us out.
Exterior and Interior Building Issues
Steve noted that our building could be painted in murals, it’s a great blank canvas. He saw some buildings in Chile that were painted in murals 10 to 20 stories high. They are beautiful and have become significant tourist attractions.
The floor at back of Co-op gallery is very soft and bounces when people walk through. The front door is still having problems.
Tony Hugeback had to replace a light fixture on the exterior and cleaned the gutters.
The subject for Guided Open Studio this Thursday, February 28 from 1:00 to 4:00 PM will be “butterflies and dragonflies”. 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.
Don’t miss our Monthly Potluck and Member Meeting this Tuesday, 2/26 from 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Join us as we discuss future classes and projects; share your ideas on how the ASA can promote your art and the gallery. No pressure, just good food and great conversation. We’re always happy to see you!
There will not be a particular subject for Guided Open Studio this Thursday, February 21 from 1:00 to 4:00 PM. Instead, you’ll be doing catch up or finish work on projects you may have started from the first of the year. 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 three spaces left in our class Drawing – GuidedPractice coming up on Monday, March 4th. This will be a four class series taking place on consecutive Mondays; March 4, 11, 18, and 25. Think you can’t draw or want to sharpen your technique? Explore the fundamentals of drawing in a guided drawing workshop facilitated by Bill Cary, based on Betty Edwards’ Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain. Develop your perception of edges, spaces, light and shadow and their relationship to one another. Don’t wait any longer and possibly miss out, click here for more details and to book your space online.