ASA Update and Member Meeting Minutes July 31, 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.

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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.