February Board Meeting Notes
- Category: Board Meeting Notes
- Published: Sat. Mar 7, 2020
Omaha Artist Inc. Board Meeting Minutes February 26, 2020 Luncheon at Valentino’s.
President: Katie Johnson, absent due to illness, Barbara Egr, Vice President stepped in.
Secretary: Judy Freeland.
Treasurer: JoAnne Nielsen: Checking: $4,784.46.
ANAC: State conference will be in Fremont June 10-13, 2020. JoAnne Nielsen reported membership dues, $12, are needed to in by March 1st. Art will be chosen on April 8th at 10:00 am at Lutheran Church of The Master. Selected pieces will be announced at 12:30 same day.
Art Shows: Thank you for picking up art at Gallery 92 on March 2nd.
Chairman Sharon Clawson reported Hot Shops will host our next show, Tuesday, April 28th. Registration at 11-1. Reception will be Sunday, May 3rd at 2-4pm. Take down Sunday, May 31 at 2-4pm. Theme is “Shadows”. Hot Shops takes no commission.
Lorenzen Gardens will be our June 29th show with registration 11-1. Reception not determined yet. Take down will be September 20th, 2-4pm. Theme is “Nature of Art” and commission is 25%. Gallery 92 will be our fall show. Details in a later newsletter.
Cookbooks: JoAnne Nielsen and Susan Stevens have set May 1st as the deadline to get recipes in for the OAI cookbook.
Community Art Bridge: Linda Bernett reported 24 people attended February’s class in which stained glass hearts were made. March 4th birds will be the theme.
Community Art Reach: Sara Wamsat and Sally Calhoun reported OAI donated a $250 gift card to the Child Life Center and Lied Transplant Center. Unused art supplies are always needed. The hospital also asked for small frames (used in bereavement pouches) and mats students can place on their finished art.
Courtesy: Barbara Mathewson is sending get well wishes from all of us to President, Katie Johnson, Barbara Mitchell who is in hospice and Marilyn Beig’s daughter.
Fun Shop: Shirley Schmidt, Neva Cozine, Sheila Scarborough announced $79 was taken in February 19th at Lutheran Church of the Master’s Fun Shop. Linda Guynn demonstrated lovely jewelry making. March 18th Fun shop will be “abstracts” taught by Peg Watkins.
Luncheon/Dinner/Gala: Carol McCall and Patti Kounkel reported our Gala will be held at the Thompson Alumni Center located at UNO on October 2, 2020. They also reported an unidentified donor gave us $250 for our gala.
Membership: Chair ladies Susan Stevens and JoAnne Nielsen reported 144 members.
Newsletter: Linda Guynn asked that newsletter information be sent to her by March 7th.
Programs: Chairman Barbra Egr announced our next Board luncheon March 25, would be at The Joslyn. The program “Photography Fact and Fiction” will follow lunch. Cost is your lunch and $5 if you are not a member of the Joslyn. Our program at today’s Valentino’s lunch and board meeting was the delightful Paula Wallace. A gifted illustrator and author of children’s books. I”m sure each of us took home at least one valuable message from the informative aspects of Paula’s career that she shared with us.
New Business: Sara Wamsat shared news of an Art Garage Sale, March 14 in Fremont. For $20 you can have a table for your wares. It is located at the Art Association which is Gallery 92, 92nd West 6th, Fremont.
Barb Egr is a featured participant in an art showing in Lincoln, March 6th, 6-9pm. Location is 119 S. 9th Street. The show is “Noyes” Pop of Color. Congrats, Barb!
Motion to Adjourn: Sara Wamsat
2nd Motion: Barb Mathewson