Susan Olsen, Mark Kurtz, Sandy Hildreth (talked to Tim
Adirondack Living Show (booth is $770, Franklin Co. giving $150; $620
divided by 7 = $90) Todd chose not to participate in the booth, but
everyone else has agreed to.
From Nadia – it is a home show, everything from log homes to pools,
etc. & lots of 2nd home owners go to it. It has both display and
retail oriented booths. Bring a range of affordable items.
- What is displayed?
- Who sets it up?
- Who can go?
- How to handle sales?
- Mark will contact ADK Life people about reprints of article
- Consensus is YES. Have a separate meeting to plan the
display – Georgeanne & Tim should collaborate on design.
- It was suggested we need a logo and a specific
font/size/arrangement for wording. Original design (10+ years ago) was
all caps, “ART” was a cursive style font, “WORKS” was in block
letters). What format? artworks or ArtWorks or ARTWORKS? Artworks
Saranac Lake or Artworks in Saranac Lake? Or?
Web site – there has been a suggestion that our web site URL should
include Saranac Lake: artworkssaranaclake.org or
saranaclakeartworks.org? We should decide so we can get the correct URL
in the ad for the Visitor’s Guide. And get the web site created and
Full page ad in Explorer? – Those present felt we should accept Betsy’s
offer for a full color, full page ad in their summer Annual Guide – and
that we should see what their designer comes up with for the ad. Betsy
will be in touch with us in March.
Meet the Town? The text that was submitted to the Chamber Visitor’s
Guide was sent to Andy Flynn – he would like to use it in Meet the
Town. We should probably also do an ad. It is $199 for 1/4 page ad.
Other promotional things
Sponsors? (to help us cover costs)
- Norte Maar exhibit (see NorteMaar.org) Check this
organization out online; several Saranac Lake painters and Barry
Lobdell are having shows in Plattsburgh that were arranged by this
group. They might be able to help ArtWorks out in some way.
- Reprints of Adirondack Life article – Mark will contact
them to see if they would reprint some for us to take to the Adirondack
- Buttons – once we get an official logo/font/format we
should get buttons made!
- Norte Maar? (need to learn more about this organiztion).
- Others – we really didn’t discuss this, but think about it.
Maybe we could get some business(es) to contribute to our advertising
- A Paint Out? Sandy suggested a 1 day or perhaps a weekend
event where painters and photographers are invited to come visit the
area, make their own arrangements for lodging, meals, etc., They are
given maps with directions to scenic places and then there is a brief
display/sale at the end of the event. No/small application fee; very
few expenses (advertise via press releases); small commission on sales
would come back to ArtWorks. The Waterhole has offered their upstairs
as a temporary display area; Bob offered Pendragon. Sandy would like to
work on organizing one of these for this summer.
- Mark – Adirondack Arts Workshop; 1 week ( or 3 day); stay
at lodges and B&B’s; organized meals at area restaurants (ceramics,
theatre, outdoor sketching, painting, photography, pack baskets – canoe
trips) Exhibit at the end – Susan – could provide packets of materials
at discount prices. Slide show at end of works of participants (like
Mark’s slide show at end of Winter Carnival). Instructors paid.
Something to think about for the future – to promote Saranac Lake as an
Bob – should we be an organization – let others join in - YES; have our
own checking account. What about taxes? Sandy checked at her credit
union (Adirondack Regional) – $3.50/month; Community Bank – free
checking. At both banks, since we are not an official business or
not-for-profit, the account would be under an individual’s name and
social security number. Sandy is willing to open the account, but
needed to make at least a $50 deposit, so will have to wait until
people submit checks for the Adirondack Living Show. She also wants a
second person to be on the account for check signing purposes.
NEXT MEETING: MON. FEB. 23 – PLEASE ADVISE – MORNING – 8:30 OR EVENING
– 5:30-6 PM.