saranac lake artworks
Notes from Meetings - Dec 12, 2012  8 am, Artists Guild

In attendance: David, Tim, Burdette, Brian M, Jill, Mark, Sandy, Cris, Diane, Bob

$2500 - in the bank ($100 from Andy Flynn, owes us $300)

Membership - keep levels the same

- target a specific market like Rochester, Old Forge (dev a partnership with them?) - Democrat & Chronicle - travel writers (articles about what to do here?) - check with Ottawa
- instead of Adk Life

- talk with Jennifer Potter Hayes - joint advertising (Sandy contacted her, she's interested and a meeting will be scheduled)

New Grant with Village - NEA Grant - part time ArtWorks position, goal would be to plan for a bigger grant; be an arts coordinator/publicity person.

Tim talked about ANCA - willingness to promote stuff but covers 14 counties (Sandy has contacted ANCA about working with other Plein Air groups)
Burdette - will get ArtWorks a member of NCCCA

Send PAF article to Cape Air

Approved business sponsor program; will try and expand #’s of participants so Cabin Fever Film Festival and ArtWalks can be included; decided not to ask for each artist to donate a piece to give to sponsors - felt the other recognition was enough; may seek artist donations for a silent auction fundraiser; a special event for sponsors was suggested - a private party to recognize arts supporters; change names of categories to be more “artistic” (apprentice, associate, bachelor of Fine Arts, Master of Fine Arts? or paint by number, wedding photographer, commercial artist, fine artist - no, too degrading...)