October Board Meeting Notes
- Category: Board Meeting Notes
- Published: Wed. Nov 6, 2019
Omaha Artist Inc. General Meeting, October 23, 2019 at DC Center. President Katie Johnson welcomed guests and called meeting to order.
Secretary: Judy Freeland, previous minutes read and approved
Treasurer: JoAnne Nielsen reported $4973.88
ANAC: No new news reported
Art Shows: Sharon Clawson reports LaCasa is our fall host.Theme: “From Farm to Kitchen”. Registration, Nov. 4, 11-1pm. Reception, Monday, Nov. 11, 5-7pm. Take down Monday January 6, 2020, 11-1. Limit 3 pictures. Linda Meigs will judge our art. Winter show TBA. Hot shops will be our spring host. Theme: “Shadows”. Registration, April 30, 11-1pm. Reception, May 5th, 2-4pm. Take down May 28th, 11-1pm. Lauritzen Gardens will be our summer show location in July-August. Gallery 92 in Fremont will be our host in November, 2020.
Community Art Bridge: No report. Please bring mat board, any size to be donated Nov 20.
Community Art Reach: Sara Wamsat discusses in newsletter needs and supplies that can be donated.
Courtesy: Barbara Mathewson reported two new members, Jolene Kobout and Michelle Murdock. Barbara Mitchell is in Methodist Hospital until November 1st recuperating from a stroke.
Fun Shops: Shirley Schmidt, Neva Cozine and Sheila Scarborough reported the Oct.18th Fun Shop brought in 37 people and $177. Marilyn Beig demonstrated watercolor painting over gesso. Nov. 20th we will to decorate cards for Barbara Mathewson’s Courtesy Committee. Barb will supply cards, artists will bring their own choice of media supplies. Get Well, Sympathy, all occasion themes for the cards except Christmas. A brief board meeting will be at 11:00 am with a potluck lunch following at noon. Everyone is asked to bring a dish of their choice. This Fun Shop is located at 2617 S. 114th (upper north entrance).
Reservationist and Event Coordinator: Carol McCall and Patty Kounkel planned our first evening board meeting, dinner and program on October 23. The event was at the DC Center with 40 in attendance. Janna Harsch spoke on metal art and the organization, Impact Nebraska Art.
Membership: Susan Stevens and JoAnne Nielsen report 122 active members.
Newsletter: Please get information to Linda Guynn before Nov. 1st.
Programs: Chairman, Barb Egr invited Sarah McWilliams, an impressionist artist, to be our program January 22, 2020. Sarah will help us “discover our own style”. Location of this board meeting and luncheon TBA.
Publicity: Sharon Clawson announced postcards were ready and shared several at the DC Center Dinner Meeting.
Vice President: Barb Egr announced rosters were ready and being mailed out/ those present received theirs at the dinner meeting.
President: Katie Johnson has 10 free tickets to the soft opening of the Shriner's Festival of Trees on Nov. 21st. The drawing will take place at the Fun shop on Nov. 20th. There will be another drawing that morning for a $150 donation from Dillman's Workshop given to OAI for someone to attend a Dillman’s Art Workshop Retreat in Lac du Flambeau, WI. If you want to be in that drawing, call Katie, 402-310-0349 or email and let her know. For information on Dillman’s Workshops, call Sherry Reese as she has attended in the past or review the Dillman's Bay Resort website.
Unfinished Business: Planning of the OAI cookbook is underway by JoAnne Nielsen and Susan Stevens, as well as plans for our OAI Gala in 2021 by Patty Kounkel.
Other Announcements/Information: Linda Jones will be recruiting volunteers at La Casa’s registration, Nov. 4th, for people to help decorate our OAI tree at the Shriners location. Decorating day will be Thursday, Nov. 21 at 9:00am. Sign up!
Thank you Katie Johnson for donating lights and ribbons for our tree. Katie Johnson asked for suggestions for design of new business card for Omaha Artists Inc - contact her or bring suggestions to the November 20 meeting to be decided by the board.
Motion to Adjourn by Judy Freeland
Seconded by Sharon Clawson
Respectfully Submitted by Judy Freeland