Meetings - Jan
|ArtWorks Meeting Jan 17, 2017
In attendance: Beth Gallagher, Tim Fortune, Edward DeLeon, Cathy Hartung, Lee Ann Sporn, Georgeanne Gaffney, Jim Connelly, Mark Kurtz, Larry Poole, Cris Winters, Sandy Hildreth, David Woodward, Carol Vossler
1st formal meeting of ArtWorks/BluSeed Special Committee
Formal announcement about ArtWorks/BluSeed - a press release to inform the public is in progress.
Regular date/time for meetings: 2nd Tuesday? Edward volunteered to set up a Doodle poll for 2nd week; Tues - Wed - Thurs, 8:30 or 5:30 and send it out to the current membership
ArtWorks Committee - now needs to answer to the BluSeed Board (for some major decisions); fiscal & legal issues defined by attorney; ArtWorks to retain own identify; ArtWorks is now a committee of the BluSeed Board.
Committee needs to have at least a Chair and some sub-committees, to involve more members.
Chair - should be on the BluSeed Board; act as liaison; can be an ex-officio member of the Board; Tim - good communication ties; Tim - suggest members rotate attendance at the others’ board meetings; Interim Chair: Mark Kurtz; Larry will help.
Seeking volunteers for the following Committees (and possibly more):
Membership: what do members get for their Professional Membership
Tim: willing to have ArtWorks take over the ArtWalks (about a $2000 budget)
Membership/Advertising Fees for 2017 - $25 across the board increase, the first dues increase since 2009.
Suggested a space on member form for volunteer tasks so members can select one they'd be willing to help with.
Cathy: Do we want to expand membership beyond our area? Yes. We welcome members from anywhere. Will need incentives - shows for members at VIC, Cape Air, Pink House; generating opportunities for artists
Finances: most years all membership fees went to advertising/brochures; money to hire person comes from business sponsors, plein air, other events; profit from past plein air events
Feb 1 - Visitors Guide ad due - full page? Yes - 25,000 copies distributed. Get membership info out ASAP;
Edward: Animal Masks: printed 75 masks; only 20 purchased; put on ArtWorks website; send graphic to Colleen for Winter Carnival; display at Galleries; maybe at a bank? Chamber? Share on Facebook; set up a table at Paul Smith’s College? Idea was to get masks decorated and on display at BluSeed.
Edward: being in parade as ArtWorks/BuSeed - solicit people to walk in the parade; Arctic Golf needs people to build an obstacles for that - could be a giant paper mask
BluSeed Position - seeking a full time staff person. Share with people you feel would be qualified and interested.
Representative needed for Arts Master Plan Committee: Mark willing to attend.
Tourism Funding - should look into; marketing and promoting our arts organizations, exhibits, galleries, and events should be considered to attract visitors. Positive economic benefits.
Studio Tour - Committee - come up with some plans and present at next meeting: Cris; Georgeanne
Adjourned due to ice storm!