February 24, 2016 General Meeting Notes

Omaha Artists, Inc. general meeting was held on February 24, 2016 at Westside Community Center. Called to order by President, Katrina Swanson. Introduction of new member, Linda Jones, and guest, Liz Santoro. Announced Betsy Conway winner of free February luncheon. 

Treasurers Report: $7192.69 per Jo Anne Nielsen. 

ANAC: Jo Anne Nielsen announced that dues payable today for upcoming ANAC member year. Conference June 8-11,2016 in McCook, NE. 

Art Shows: Sharon Clawson advises the Winter Show Take down is this Sunday at Jewish Community Center 2-4 pm. Sold 5 pieces from the shown and very good attendance at the reception. The Spring Show registration is Tuesday March 29, 11-1pm at the Hot Shops. Theme is “Once Upon a Time– Nursery Rhymes and Fairy Tales”. Reception is Sunday April 3, 2-4 pm. Need suggestions for exhibit space for fall. 

Community Art Bridge: Per Carol Coppi the February class was compass design with attendance of 49 students. March will be March 16, Spring Flowers, a watercolor course by Lordes O’Leary. 

Courtesy: Welcome and Sympathy cards have been sent. 

Fun Shop: Marilyn Beig will teach water media exercises, Wednesday March 16, 2016. Drawing for free lunch. 

Programs: Todays program is Lori Elliott Bartels a cold wax artist at the Hot Shops and Artists Co-operative Gallery. March program and meeting will be at the Joslyn Art Museum, March 23, 2016. Board Meeting 10:00, 11:30-12:15 lunch at Joslyn Café, 12:30 general meeting in the Abbott Lecture Hall. Tour fee of $5.00 for non members, free with Joslyn membership for exhibit “Go West”. Our docents are club members, Cheri Oelke and Lavonne Tripp. Check in at the Atrium counter, pay your tour fee. We will have reserved tables in the Café. 

Membership: Per Susan Stevens we have 4 new members for a total of 132. 

Newsletter: Deadline is always Friday after meeting. 

Motion to Adjorn: Jo Anne Nielsen

2nd: Carol Coppi