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

09/12/2018

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NOTES:

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.

 SAVE THE DATE:

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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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.

SAVE THE DATE:

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.