|Attending: Cris Winters, Burdette
Parks, Sandra Hildreth, Shawn Halperin, Mark Kurtz, Tim
Fortune, Karen Kirkham
ArtWorks Business Organization:
Business Organization Committee members will continue
their research and contacts and report back what they
can in 2 weeks before the coming busy carnival weeks.
ArtWorks still needs to decide whether we want an
official legal designation such as (1) “association” or
(2) “not-for-profit organization” (NFP), or other type
OR to remain as we are now – an informal coalition. If
ArtWorks decides we want to become a NFP, we have
several options to investigate including NFP status
through Fractured Atlas, under the umbrella of
Adirondack Sustainable Communities (ASC), or through the
process of forming our NFP ourselves.
Sandra Hildreth has 15 pages of detailed information
comparing Fractured Atlas and ASC to read through.
Mark Kurtz will look into the ASC option and meet with
Todd Smith this week
Burdette Parks will contact lawyer Amy Smith ie
Business Sponsor Committee: Sandra has made a business
sponsor form to review. Tim will be personally thanking
existing business sponsors with a hand written note. A
master list of Sponsors is needed. 2014 DEADLINE for
business sponsors to make payment and receive full
benefits is APRIL 1, 2014. Tim is main contact. Cris:
Additional sponsors are needed for Studio Tour.
Finances: A full 2013 financial report
was submitted by Burdette and a summary will be mailed
out to members as an attachment to the Meeting Minutes.
2013 Business Sponsor Fund of $2600 will be divided
equally amongst: Cabin Fever Film Festival, the 3rd
Thursday ArtWalks, the Plein Air Festival and the Studio
Tour. Hobofest will be part of the 2014 fund.
NEA “Our Town” Grant: Karen Kirkham said
Pendragon decided to not apply for the grant this year
but is looking into other funding options. As the
deadline for application is past, ArtWorks will have to
plan earlier for next year’s application.
Studio Tour 2014: One publication combining
ArtWorks Members and the Studio Tour Artist’s and map
information is being looked into as a way to save money.
Sandra presented a brochure size fold out that has a
large map with sponsors on one side and artist info on
the other. Cris will contact Karen Davidson and Sandra
will contact Janet Yeats for possible help with the new
The possibility of having a one day summer
Studio Tour Day to take advantage of the summer traffic
is being considered along with a two-day fall Studio
Tour (Sat & Sun only-no Friday). A reduced fee for
the Studio Tour, for Artworks members, was discussed.
Cris will make a list of Studio Tour Organization Tasks,
break them down into how much time is needed for each to
make it easier to match the list of artists that are
available to help this year. Anyone still interested in
helping this year-please contact Cris! firstname.lastname@example.org
Cris will contact Sheri Cross and/or Sue Young of the
Jay/Wilmington area to see if they would like to be on
the Studio Tour Committee.
Membership: Sandra has submitted a
draft statement that defines ArtWorks, Members gave
their input and the following is the Final Draft:
Saranac Lake ArtWorks is a collaboration of artists,
arts-related businesses, and organizations with the
goal of promoting the Arts in Saranac Lake and the
surrounding Adirondack communities. ArtWorks encompasses
the Visual Arts, Drama, Literature, and Music.
Individual artists, performers, and writers are
encouraged to join as well as businesses and
The Mission of ArtWorks includes:
- cooperative marketing and promotion of our members
and their arts-related events
- maintaining a comprehensive calendar of events on
our web site.
- distributing communications about our members and
their events to the media
- providing assistance and guidance to developing
- creating opportunities for our members to display
and sell their work
- hosting educational programs for the benefit of
- developing the community as a legitimate arts
NCCCA: Kathy Recchi from NCCCA (North Country
Cultural Center for the Arts in Plattsburgh, NY) has
offered to help ArtWorks in some capacity. Cris will set
up an informal chat meeting with Kathy and
possibly others from NCCCA to give them an idea of what
tasks would be best handled and most helpful. Sandra
will supply an estimated number of hours per week that
is needed to handle the online calendar events and
coordinating. Other suggestions: help with grant writing
and Press Releases.
Mark suggested that it would be beneficial for a Member
of ArtWorks to be on the NCCCA Board and inviting NCCCA
Board Members to one of our meetings to allow better
communication and knowledge between the two
Next Meeting: Tuesday, February 11, 9:00 am at the
All Members are welcome to attend!