January 2017 Meeting Recap

January 8th, 2017 Meeting Recap

The president, Mary Dall, welcomed members and guests.

She reported that the Hidden Gem show went well and thanked all who helped and participated. She showed the new sign that we used for the first time at Hidden Gem that advertises our society.

Mary related that she is working on the calendar for next season and sent a sheet around to see who might be interested in presenting a demo at a Sunday meeting. She mentioned that a $100 stipend is given in thanks.

Other notes:

We are still selling raffle tickets for the beautiful Frank Francese painting. The drawing will be at the February general meeting.

Our final workshop for 2016-2017 season is with Jaimie Cardero and coming up Feb. 6,7,8. Demo. on Sunday, Feb. 5 at the general meeting. There are still openings and sign up was encouraged. The president will be the workshop assistant for this one.

Election of officers is in May. The president encouraged participation and volunteerism. We are especially in need of someone who would serve as VP, workshop chair and juried show chair.  Descriptions of the open board positions can be found here.

Marcela Moglia has stepped up to be the Plein Air Chairperson for the 2017-2018 season.

Mary and librarian, Karen Bowden, discussed the opportunity to be part of an exhibit at Leonard/Chapman Film Studios, Inc. Karen Bowden is the point of contact with Krys Petit who will be available next week. We need helpers. Particulars will be in the newsletter and on the website.

Juried Show:
If you drop off your art at Maitland A & H between 8:30-9:30 AM on January 28th, be sure you have the form from SOBO, Winter Garden Art Association filled out and signed. We cannot accept your painting(s) without it. It was sent to you with your acceptance letter. Also, you will have to sign a blue release form for your painting and any other ones you drop off. (available from the volunteers in the parking lot.) Be sure the tags that were sent to you are also on your painting. (Back, upper right plus one on the front of each.) You MAY NOT change the painting or price of your painting on the day of hanging. Volunteers will have the painting list with prices with us at drop-off.  Jackii, juried show chair, spoke and gave additional thoughts on the Juried Show at SOBO. Reception is: Feb. 2, 2017 from 5:30-8:00. Email Mary Dall if you want on the list confirming that your painting will be collected at Maitland A&H and taken as a courtesy to SOBO for the 11:00 hanging.

In conclusion, the president reminded the membership that in April and May we will start renewing our membership for the 2017-2018 Season.

Teresa Chin, Vice-president, introduced our demo artist, Nancy McDonald.

Refreshments were served by new Hospitality Chair, Marge Reed and her helpers.