|Present: Larry, Beth, Colleen, Tim, Sandy,
Officers - since no one
has stepped forward and offered to take on a leadership
position, it was decided to continue running ArtWorks
through the Interim Steering Committee. All members are
welcome to attend meetings and give input.
Next Meeting: Feb 17 - to avoid Winter Carnival, 5
pm, Mark Kurtz studio
Membership Coordinator - it was decided to
offer the position to Stephanie DeJoseph. $1500 with a
goal of 50 Professional Level members; bonus of $25 per
each additional Pro. Member. Also needs to grow the
Membership Levels - new and renewing
membership forms are on our web site, along with online
payment options (http://saranaclakeartworks.com/membership_form.htm).
Installment payments are acceptable.
- Supporting Member - $25 - for people who wish to
be arts supportors
- NEW - Emerging
Artists (under age 30) - $50, listed on a separate
- Professional Member - Individual Artist - $150
($125 if member of a Gallery or Organization that is
- NEW -
Professional Member - Gallery/Business/Organization
- $175 - will be featured more in advertising
Brochure - will have same designer and
use the brochure distribution company again.
Advertising - a tentative advertising
plan will be created until we know how many members we
will have. After discussion, it was decided to focus
advertising on our brick and mortar galleries (hence
the increase in fee), because those are the places
with regular business hours that visitors can find and
actually come see art. Our web site had over 114,000
actual visitors, but ArtWorks has no physical address
- how many visitors were able to find their way to any
of us? If we focus on the galleries, then they can
distribute the brochures which do contain all our
members, contact info, and map. All members will also
be on our web site.
Studio Tour - there was overwhelming
support from the survey (results at http://saranaclakeartworks.com/studiotour
- links near top of page). Registration will be
handled by Membership Coordinator, Stephanie DeJoseph.
- NEW - Studio
Tour fee will be reduced to $50
- NEW - all
Studio Tour participants will need to be
Professional Members of ArtWorks
- NEW - there
will be 3 one-day Studio Tours on the last Saturday
of July, Aug, and Sept. (we
need a creative name!)
- Artists may do just 1, 2, or all (fee is the
- Dates will be listed in brochure, as well as all
artists, but a separate list of participating
artists will be published for each of the months,
and will be distributed with the brochures
- ArtWorks will make sure all artists have signs,
brochures, and artist lists and will do publicity
- artists are encouraged to also do their own.
- Galleries will be encourage to sign up for tour
and offer something special - demo, workshop, artist
talk? to attract visitors.