In case you missed it: May 5, 2019– General Meeting & Election
After we welcomed new members and guests, we had our election of new officers. Our slate of officers was enthusiastically approved by unanimous consent! All were in favor and voted “Aye”! The new officers were congratulated and applause ensured!
ELECTION of new Officers:
Co-Presidents – Pam Merle and Charlotte Cipes
Vice President – Sandi Hanlon-Breuer
Treasurer.- Dawn Baldachino
Secretary– Mary Dall
New Chairs: Diana Eagles is our new, hospitality chair
Diane Darnall is our new membership chair
Pat Shaer our new newsletter editor
PREVIOUS AND PRESENT Board Members were thanked for their outstanding service! (Krys Pettit, and Jerry Snyder, were not able to attend.)
Ann Hague – Mike Malloy – Pamela Merle – Faye Tambrino – Janet Asbury – Judith Kaye – Karen Bowden – Leslie Macaulay – Marcela Moglia – Donna Coulantes -Susan Greenlee-Mamon – Rose Gregorio – Beverly Bargen – David Williams – Roberta Lerman Charlotte Cipes – Dawn Baldachino – Diane Darnall – Pat Shaer Diana Eagles – Mary Dall
Stan (video set up) and Teresa were presented with a lovely bouquet of flowers and thank you cards from the society. They were very touched and thanked everyone!
RENEWAL FOR MEMBERSHIP IS NOW UNDER WAY! Benefits include free demos, exhibits and access to our library. Many hours of volunteering has kept our membership dues at $40!
Teresa passed around the information on the Health & Wellbeing Center in Winter Park. They have asked our society to partner with them in a variety of activates from Pop Ups & Plein Air to demonstrations and exhibits. There was a lot of interest from our members.
Marcela announced two upcoming plein air events for May 18 at Lake Lily and June 22 at the Orlando Science Center MakeFest. We are also looking for volunteers to man a table for June 15-16 to just discuss our society.
Rebecca Wilkinson did a very educational PowerPoint presentation on giclee, framing and matting. She showed us an unusual matting technique of putting appliqués over the mat. She buys her supplies in bulk to save money and enjoys the craft of matting and framing. A website that she recommends is the framingsupplies-shop.
Today giclee are printed in ink on watercolor paper with sizing. Art Systems or Sam Flax can do them and you have to bring your CD with images.
The Ryobi miter saw, with 80 teeth, is good for framing and she takes a black marker to touch up the frame corners to look nice.
To cut the mats she uses a Logan Elite mat cutter. Be careful and remember to pull the blade on the cutter and then lift to start the next cut. To be sure that you cover the edge of your print or art, lay a ruler on the edge to make sure no white shows and mark it where you’ll cut it. Use pressurized air to get all the dust specs off as you put all the pieces together. Costco or Staples has this. There were so many tips, I’m sure I missed a few… thank you very much Rebecca.