Jim Hotaling, Tim Fortune, Shawn Halperin, Sandy Hildreth,
Mark Kurtz , Larry Poole & David Woodward (meeting was
rescheduled from 2nd Tuesday due to Winter Carnival
Financial Report - Sandy reviewed finances based
on the Profit & Loss Report Burdette provided for
2015. Waiting for confirmation, but we have approximately
$15,185 in the bank, primarily due to funds raised by the
Plein Air Festival.
Projected Income for 2016
- $1500 is earmarked for our 2 Membership
Coordinators, Shawn Halperin and Tara Palen.
- $4000 is earmarked for Plein Air Festival funds.
Sandy is going to keep a separate bank account for the
Plein Air Festival and plans to continue to help fund
ArtWorks by making a donation from Plein Air funds.
The $1000 donation to the public school Art Program,
from the Plein Air Festival Silent Auction, will come
out of this $4000. The rest will go towards awards and
other costs of the Festival.
- Balance available: $9685
- $7050 47 Professional
members (now up to 50)
- $1700 10 Business Sponsors
(as of 2/12/16), additional ones expected
- -------- $25
Supporting Memberships - members are all encouraged to
get at least 1 friend or family member to join as at
the Supporting Member level.
- It was suggested that we might think about ways to
jointly fund-raise (ArtWorks, BluSeed, Pendragon),
sharing the work and the proceeds; example - a
supporting membership that would be less than the
total of all 3, but provide a combined membership to
all 3 organizations.
Proposal for a Part-Time Arts Coordinator Position
- $7594.50 in 2015 - Should be able to do at least
that much if not more in 2016
- $100 ROOST -
image on webpage
- $1350 Full
page Chamber Visitors Guide
Brochure design, printing, distribution
- $400 Full
back cover, ADE Arts in Park
- $260 LPCA
Pendragon Program Guide
- $500 for website redesign
- Janet Marie Yeates was recognized for doing an
outstanding job on the 2015 ArtWorks brochure and
approved to design the 2016 brochure.
- NOTE: Plein Air Festival, ArtWalks, & Studio
Tour all pay for their own advertising
This was introduced and discussed at previous
Strategic Planning Event
Based on the financial report and the fact that we have
approximately $9685 available in the bank, it is
proposed that ArtWorks seek funding support, working
with BluSeed as our not-for-profit partner. We will seek
funding of $5000 and match that with our own $5000 to
hire someone to work approximately 15 hours/week, at
$16/hour, for up to 42 weeks/year. (TOTAL $10,080). It
may be possible to share a position as well as office
space with BluSeed.
At the Oct 13, 2015 meeting a committee was
formed with the task of planning a Strategic Planning
event for the ArtWorks membership. It was requested that
a facilitator be engaged to help the membership more
clearly define ArtWorks and the mission of ArtWorks, as
well as to plan future goals. It was also requested that
this event be held in January or February 2016. The
committee is asked to take action and move forward.
Several people were suggested as facilitators: Jack
Drury, Marc Campeau (Clarkson), others?
Adirondack ArtWorks Proposal
Strategic Planning Committee Members: Diane Leifheit,
Tara Palen, Greg Hill, David Woodward, and Jim Hotaling.
Sandy proposed that we might want to consider
transitioning Saranac Lake ArtWorks into Adirondack
ArtWorks of Saranac Lake. Mainly in order to attract
more artist and gallery members. See attached PDF.
Next meeting will be Tues March 8 at 5 pm.
Member input requested.