ASA Update for Apr 14, 2019

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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 deamartstudio@live.com 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.

Salem Salon Call for Artists 2019 (1)

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ASA Update for Apr 9, 2019

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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!

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ASA Update for Mar 30, 2019

3/30/2019

 

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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.

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ASA Update for Mar 26, 2019 with Member Meeting Minutes 03/26/2019

3/26/2019

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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.

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  • Guided Open Studio – 03/28/2019 – 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  • Mosaic Open Studio – 03/29/2019 – 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  • Guided Open Studio – 04/04/2019 – 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  • Mosaic Open Studio – 04/05/2019 – 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  • 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: 

Future DatesPickup 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
Board Members       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

In AttendanceHeather 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
WelcomeWelcome to new members Christina Moore and Jen Elliott
New Board Member at LargeRosemary Wood-Hemm who attends all our Board Meetings as Mosaic Liaison has been elected a Board Member at large.  Welcome Rosemary!
New Class Brochure AvailableRuth 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!
Facility IssuesThank 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.

Old Business
Gallery RehangPickup 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 CenterThank 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 BrunchThere was wonderful food and good conversation.  Thank you, instructors for all your talent and hard work!
Gallery HostingGallery hosting opportunities with new signup sheet for April is now posted in the kitchen.
People’s Choice          AwardsThe 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 AprilOur Featured Artist for April is JoAnn Ballantyne.  JoAnn will be demonstrating some of her work at the Gallery Reception.
ASA DonationsIf 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 TeamCatherine Hingson shared information about our new ASA Community Outreach team.  Come join in and help let the community know about ASA.
Additional Business
Local Lighthouses ClassCatherine 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 TourButtons 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 PublicityPublicity 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.

 

 

 

 

ASA Update Mar 17, 2019

3/17/2019

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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.

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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

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ASA Update Mar 10, 2019

3/10/2019

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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.

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ASA Update Mar 3, 2019 with Member Meeting Minutes 2/26/2019

3/3/2019

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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.

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ASA Member Meeting Minutes 2/26/2019

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

Classes

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 jakscraps@gmail.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.

New Business

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.

Gallery themes

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.

Website

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.

 

 

 

ASA Update Feb 24, 2019

2/24/2019

 

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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!

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ASA Update Feb 18, 2019

2/18/2019

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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 – Guided Practice 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.

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ASA Update Feb 11, 2019

2/11/2019

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The subject for Guided Open Studio on Thursday, February 14 from 1:00 to 4:00 PM will be “all things red”.  We’ll be painting with the color red, could be a Valentine’s Day card or a red abstract.  You can work on this project or bring in one of your own.  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 our Art Chat on Wednesday, February 13 will be “light and shadow”.   We’ll have a handout with simple exercises like this plus a fun still life sketch project.  Join us!

There is still room in our class Drawing – Guided Practice 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.

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