|Present: Cris Winters, Sandra Hildreth, Mark
Kurtz, Tim Fortune, Shawn Halperin, Beth Gallagher, Gail
Plein Air Proceeds: It was decided
that a $500 SLHS Art Scholarship would be given out each
year from Plein Air Silent Auction proceeds but in the
name of Saranac Lake ArtWorks. Also decided was a $250
per year donation from Plein Air proceeds toward art
supplies to the Saranac Lake Elementary, Middle and High
School with one school department receiving the donation
per year, rotating each year. Details of donations are
being looked into by Sandra.
NYS Sales Tax Certificate: ArtWorks
still needs a certificate for Plein Air and other sales
events. Burdette and Cris are looking into it with
Fractured Atlas. This needs to be done before Plein Air
Studio Tour/SLAW Brochure: Proof is
done, Janet checking with printer today on color. 7,000
brochures will be distributed through North Country
Brochure Company. Cris will contact Larry Poole who has
been their contact person form ArtWorks. Other brochures
will be distributed by members. If members can donate
time to distribute brochures, please contact Cris:
Website hits: Sandra updated, website
hits holding steady; members are encouraged to subscribe
to the ArtWords blog, found at the SLAW website.
Board of Directors:
It was discussed that ArtWorks would benefit from a
Board of Directors. Initial Questions:
1. List of Potential Candidates
*Arts/Grant/Business type experience would be a plus,
also Lawyer experience a plus
2. Functions of Individual Board Members defined
3. How many needed?
ArtWorks BYLAWS need to be reworded before next
annual meeting, so the Executive Committee (President,
Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary ) are not listed as
a Board of Directors.
To guide us in thinking about a new ArtWorks board of
directors, the executive committee will learn how other
local boards are organized.
Grants: ArtWorks will form a year-round grants
committee to look into appropriate grants and to make a
time line for applications. It was proposed that
we find some outside help for the grants committee,
possibly from new board members.
Letter of Support for Military Trail: Mark asked
that ArtWorks could write a letter of support. The trail
is in the works through the Homeward Bound Adirondacks
organization and would be coordinated with the ANCA
ArtsTrail. Mark will put together a draft letter for
approval at next meeting.
New VP Candidate: As David Zwierankin can no
longer serve as ArtWorks vice president, a replacement
is being sought.
Hobofest: The status of Hobofest as recipient of
ArtWork business support funds was discussed. Cris will
contact the Hobofest organizers for a conversation about
Of note: Local Arts & Culture Organizations
representatives (ArtWorks, BluSeed, Pendragon, ANCA and
others) are planning to meet monthly on an informal
basis to keep connections and ideas flowing. See recent
article in the Adirondack Enterprise: http://www.adirondackdailyenterprise.com/page/content.detail/id/543283/Growing-the-arts.html?nav=5050
Next Meeting: Tuesday, July 8, 2014, 8:30am at the
All Members are welcome to attend!