ASA Update with Member Meeting Minutes November 6, 2018

11/06/2018

 

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OPEN STUDIO:

The subject for this Thursday, November 8th Guided Open Studio is Teddy Bears or fuzzy stuffed animals. You can also choose to paint trees with a straw. Watercolor or acrylic or any favorite medium you wish.

NOTES:

The Art CoOp sales team has changed their method of recording sales. This requires a change in sales tags, not only on wall art, but, bin art pieces and cards in the rack area. The new sales tags are in the drawer, marked “display tags” in the gray cabinet at the rear of the ASA classroom. The tags should be attached in a manner that makes it easy for them to be removed.

We also have a member, not putting their name on their card sales tag, and therefore, not receiving money for sales. In addition, someone is charging $4.50. The price amount must be an even number as there is no “coin” in sales drawer.

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ASA Member Meeting Minutes – October 30, 2018

Board members:   Steve Rutherford, JoAnn Ballantyne, Kathy Cope, Sharon Cook, Marilyn Wolverton

Future Dates Board Meeting Nov 15th

Beachstone Gallery Holiday Sales Nov 17th and 18th

Monthly Potluck and Member Meeting Nov 27th

In Attendance Steve Rutherford, Marilyn Wolverton, Arlon Gilliland, JoAnn Ballantyne, Richard Laycock, Sharon Cook, Suzanne Tsang, Rosemary Wood-Hemm, Kathy Cope, Bill Cary, Vonelle Swanson, Tim Moore, Cindy Adams, Bill Hunt, Muffie Ganske, Dahn Haven, Dr. Joyce Centofanti, Jennifer Lorre
Welcome from the president
Classes Going well, no cancellations have been needed at this point
Gallery Gallery has been refreshed and the new art looks beautiful
Facility Classroom Lights, Mosaic wall track lights, are being discussed and the board will be in contact with an electrician.
Gallery Hosting Volunteers for Gallery Hosting are needed. The schedule is in the kitchen posted on the refrigerator. Hours are 10 to 2 (or so) and basically on Saturdays and Sundays when there isn’t a class going. Sign up and work on one of your art projects while chatting with people that may stroll in. More than one artist can sign up at a time if you’d like company.
Gallery Display Artists Tree ornaments due November 12th

Ornaments need to be handmade by the artist

Tree Setup Friday, November 16th

Art Sales Beachstone Gallery Holiday Sales will be Saturday, Nov 17 and Sunday, Nov 18 between 10-4 both days. Tables and space in the Gallery will be available. Will need people to come in and setup the tables on Nov 16.

LCCC at Ceramic Studio 12/14 there will be a pottery sale, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Ceramic Studio to buy new equipment.

Christmas Party Date Christmas Party will be December 9th from 3 to 5 pm more details to come

No December potluck

Board Members Several members expressed an interest in becoming board members in the future. Duties include: attending Board meetings once a month, attending the Potluck Member Meetings once a month, being available for Gallery Openings and Receptions, occasionally other duties may be assigned.
Website Issues The board is discussing changing the website host. If this change is made there will be no obvious difference in the page that members and others see.
People’s Choice Lynne Wintermute received the most votes for Estuary.

Other votes were as follows:
Mark Adcock – Wetlands
Leoda Barr – The Last Apple
Kathy Cope – The Big Splash
Holly Cully – Ocean Calm
Linda Friesen – American Kestrel
Arlon Gilliland – Aqua Flow, Nesting Blue Beauties
Catherine Hingson – Orcas, Blue and Gold Mountain
Ruth Hugeback – Teenage Crow
Karen Kasitz – Garden Memories
Richard Laycock – Penny Lane, Underneath the Arches
Pam Levander – Raku Fish
Elizabeth McClure – Summer Winds in the Lavender Garden
Nancy McEwen – Coming Together
Jon Monroe – Horse Eye
Tim Moore – Driftcreek Photo
Stephanie Reitmajer – Sunset Slice
Steve Rutherford – Mask #3
Lisa Talley – In Rain/Desert Photo
Margaret Tsang – Vineyard
Laren Woolley – Cape Kiwanda Curl, Bullwinkle

Featured Artist Rosemary Wood-Hemm is the Featured Artist for November.

Richard Laycock has volunteered to assist the Featured Artists in writing up their bios for publication.

New Business

Driftwood Bill Hunt is donating driftwood for use by members of the ASA for their art projects. He will put the driftwood under the back stairs at the back door.
Drawing for Pumpkin Arlon Gilliland donated three of his hand decorated pumpkins for a drawing at the Potluck. The lucky winners were: Suzanne Tsang, Rosemary Wood-Hemm, Richard Laycock.
New Sales Tags for Art and Bins The Art CoOp sales team has changed their method of recording sales. This requires a change in sales tags, not only on wall art, but, bin art pieces and cards in the rack area. The new sales tags are in the drawer, marked “display tags” in the gray cabinet at the rear of the ASA classroom. The tags should be attached in a manner that makes it easy for them to be removed.

We also have a member, not putting their name on their card sales tag, and therefore, not receiving money for sales. In addition, someone is charging $4.50. The price amount must be an even number as there is no “coin” in sales drawer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

ASA Update 9/12/2018 and Member Meeting Minutes of 8/28/2018

09/12/2018

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The subject of Arlon Gilliland’s Open Studio on Thursday, September 13th will be fruit and vegetables.  It’s time to get your cornucopia out of your imagination and into the world.

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ASA Member Meeting Agenda – Aug 28, 2018

Future Dates Pick up Summer show art October 8
Deliver new art by October 8
Oct 10, Re-hang 10:00 a.m. (encourage Members to come be trained as some team Members will be retiring end of 2018!)
Oct 12 Art Reception, 5-7 p.m.
In Attendance Arlon Gilliland, Steve Rutherford, Marilyn Wolverton, Ruth Hugeback, Nancy McEwen, Catherine Hingson, Cindy Adams, Tim Moore, Linda Friesen, Muffie Ganske, Kathy Cope, JoAnn Ballantyne, Richard Laycock, Tasia Markoff
Welcome from the president
Fall Classes Collecting proposals, those already submitted are online now.  Summer classes going well.
Gallery People’s Choice Award went to Richard Laycock this month.
Next Rehang Our next rehang will have a max of 2 pieces per artist.  The theme will be “Storytelling”.  Pipedance will be providing Beachstone’s entertainment at the reception on October 12th from 5:30 to 7ish.  Nora Sherwood may bring some “storytelling” to the evening.  Michael Sobey (sp?) a clay artist will be talking about the history of pottery and art.  There will be demos in the Co-Op with appetizers and wine.

Artists are encouraged to create new work and use the art to tell some story.  They are also encouraged to have a 3×5 card explaining their inspiration and a bit more about the piece.

Facility Interior/Exterior paint.  Repair of south wall complete.

Paint will be gray body with maroon trim.  The older double hanging sash windows will be blue.  Cedar surrounds on front windows will be painted white.  Periwinkle Painting is charging $7k for pressure washing and painting.  May be a bit additional to replace any rotten wood on porch.

Housekeeping Need to contact the person doing housekeeping for a possible change in schedule of visits.
Security Codes Ruth Hugeback is having Iconipro update their code list with people who are currently opening and closing the building.
Featured Artists We need to be sure to send thank you’s to the media outlets for including the Featured Artists in their publications.
Media Submissions We are still looking for someone who would be willing to take over Laurie Carlson’s duties for submitting press releases to the media.  Rosemary Wood-Hemm will be taking and submitting the photographs.
Nestucca Valley Artisans The field trip to the Nestucca Valley Artisans festival went well and was a great way to increase exposure of the ASA and its artists.

 

ASA Update and Member Meeting Minutes July 31, 2018

8/01/2018

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NOTES: 

The subject of Arlon Gilliland’s Open Studio on Thursday, August 2nd will be KOI.

 

Catherine Hingson will be having a van pool or caravan to the Nestucca Valley Artisans Festival on Saturday, August 25th.  Meet at the ASA at 10 a.m. and come support the arts and our local artists! Please RSVP to Catherine at playfulpaintbrush@gmail.com or (503)545-9339 so you don’t get left behind.

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ASA Member Meeting Minutes – July 31, 2018

Future Dates Pick up art from the Cultural Center, Chessman Gallery on Tuesday, August 7th
Board Meeting August 16
Nestucca Valley Artisans Art Show Saturday and Sunday, August 25 and 26
Pick up Summer show art October 8
Oct 10, Re-hang 10:00 a.m. (encourage Members to come be trained as some team Members will be retiring end of 2018!)
Oct 12 Art Reception, 5-7p.m.
In Attendance Arlon Gilliland, Steve Rutherford, Marilyn Wolverton, Ruth Hugeback, Bill Cary, Catherine Hingson, Cindy Adams, Rosemary Wood-Hemm, Vonelle Swanson, Cheri Hill, Linda Friesen, Muffie Ganske, Kelli Walker, Karen Kasitz, Kathy Cope
Welcome from the president
Landscaper Steve Rutherford needs to confirm.  No contract yet with Jon Monro.
Summer Member Show The Summer Show was very well received.  Board has decided the People’s Choice award should continue monthly.
Art Classes & Schedule Going well, number of sign ups has increased over last year.  One class has cancelled, the Monet Intensive, but will reschedule the second half of October.
Building re-paint Would like the painting scheme decision be made before the end of August, otherwise the painting won’t be done until next year.  The final decision on the color of the building will be made by the Board but member input is welcome.  Color palettes are available at the ASA for review.  Grant money not available for painting improvements.
Board approved $1500 building repair The end wall was taken off and replaced, flashing added and repainted.  It had been leaking into the gallery.  Will also need to have someone look at the chimney.  There is space between the chimney and the roof.  May need a cap over the chimney.
Culinary Center ASA needs to have a volunteer to contact the Culinary Center so we can work with them on catering our events.  Would like to have them begin catering at our Gallery Rehang in October.  Discuss with JoAnn Ballantyne and Sharon Cook
Calendars Calendars are on sale for $10 each and are on display in the gallery.
Mosaic Group Monthly Meeting Date Change The Mosaic Group’s monthly meeting date has changed to the third Friday of each month starting at 2:00 pm.
Cultural Center Pick up Chessman art next Tuesday, August 7th
Gallery Rehang and Opening Pick up Summer show art October 8

Oct 10, Re-hang 10:00 a.m. (encourage Members to come be trained as some team Members will be retiring end of 2018!)

Oct 12 Art Reception, 5-7 p.m.

New Handrail for ramp Tony installed a new handrail for the ramp, caulked the chimney and sprayed for ants.
Board Member Updates Kelli Walker leaving the end of the year.
Marilyn Wolverton new board member.
Karel Murphy new Acting Board Member.
Sharon Cook would like to end board member duties.
Rosemary Wood-Hemm will be the mosaic liaison.
New Business Vonelle Swanson is our new Artist of the Month.

Cindy Adams – Artists, be aware of email scams requesting information about art available for sale.  Tip off might be a very large dollar range in pricing for art that the person wants to know about.

Catherine Hingson – There was a comment by a couple of patrons at the recent Reception that they were unable to tell the artists from the guests.  It would be nice if a button or other name tag was provided that would let people know if you were one of the participating artists.

The theme for October at the Co-Op is Storytelling.

ASA board/membership is requested to choose the theme for January’s hang by October 1st for marketing and publicity purposes. 

Artwork related to the Storytelling theme will be displayed with a 3×5 card made by the artist that explains the story depicted in their painting.  Hopefully artists will have at least 1 new piece for this show.

The Co-op Gallery will have a storyteller (not solidified yet) who will likely be in the lower gallery area.  The ASA will still be able to have music or a storyteller in the Beachstone Gallery without competing noise from the Co-op.

There will be a small table displaying handmade books

Catherine Hingson will be having a van pool or caravan to the Nestucca Valley Artisans Festival on Saturday, August 25th.  Meet at the ASA at 10 a.m. and come support the arts and our local artists! Please RSVP to Catherine at playfulpaintbrush@gmail.com or (503)545-9339 so you don’t get left behind.

Be sure to  add photos and reviews for the ASA to Trip Advisor, Facebook, Yelp, and Google Maps to help raise awareness of the great resource the ASA is in the area.