Meetings - May
12, 2015, 5 pm
|Present: Mark, Colleen, Sandy, Beth,
Burdette, Russ Defonce, Gail McKay
Finances: Treasurer Burdette Parks reported we have $17,000 in the bank.
Sandy reported that we have 48 professional level members and that we have basically used up all the membership fees on advertising. The major ads are all done, the brochure, likely to be $4000 (design, printing, and distribution) will be completed soon and should be available by the end of the month. We really need to get support from more $25 Supporting Members and Business Sponsors. Sandy also reported that about $11,000 in the bank is funding generated from the past Plein Air Festivals.
Studio Tour: Edith & Gena Urban are 2015 Studio Tour coordinators - they are contacting members to find out who wants to participate. $50 fee for 1, 2 or all 3 Studio Tours on the last Saturdays of July, August and September.
Plein Air Festival: 60 artists registered and new ones keep trickling in, even though the cut off for exhibiting in the Show & Sale was the first 50 artists. We have signed a formal agreement with Plein Air Magazine to sponsor the first place award for the event. A 2nd plein air festival was discussed, to accommodate the many artists who are interested - if anyone would like to help organize one in 2016, talk to Sandy.
Website: site visits continue to be lower than they were in 2014 - could be the change in how Google ranks sites which are not mobile-ready (ours is not). It would be very helpful if all professional members put the ArtWorks logo on their own web sites and linked back to http://saranaclakeartworks.com/