Wednesday, July 20, 2016

MEETING - JULY 6, 2016

Greater Cincinnati Watercolor Society - July 6, 2016

Our President, Kathy Lang, called the meeting to order, and welcomed our new members and guests - Helmut Kientz, a newly retired architect who has been painting watercolors for about five years (see Announcements); Angie Larimer, who has been very involved with photography, and is now very interested in painting, and Eileen Hulsman's niece, also an architect, and new member of GCWS.

A discussion of our recent Art Exhibit brought many good comments, and many thank you’s
to all who participated and volunteered to make it a success. The show was well hung, was well attended, and members and guests greatly appreciated the Paintings and the celebration, and the Chair of the Event, Judith Reed. Some suggestions for next year: upgrade the Ribbons for the winners; have a co-chair, and heads of a number of committees; have someone actually painting at the Reception, and maybe while “sitting”; find out a way to be able to accept credit cards for payment when
someone wants to purchase a painting; perhaps allow winners (except First Place) to win an award the following year. The Leadership Team will take all these comments and suggestions into account at their meeting. A Reminder was given to those who sold paintings from the Exhibit, to send their commission check to the Barn.

Announcements: Helmut Kienze has a Personal Watercolor Show for the month of August at the Main Source Bank, in Bright, Indiana on State Line Rd. Congratulations! Tom Schroeder was juried into 2016 Pennsylvania Watercolor Society Show and won the “Juror’s Award”. He was also juried into 2016 Art Comes Alive Show, and received Signature Status from the Ohio Watercolor Society. 3 Congratulations, Tom! Deb Ward is holding some two-day Workshops at her home.  Deb reminded everyone to send her any interesting info about yourself that she can put on the Blog.

Dianna Duncan, Chair of our Workshop Event sent out Application Forms to all members for the workshop to be held Oct. 29, 30, 31 at our regular meeting place. Only two places are left open at this time. If you would like to be on a waiting list, please contact Dianna.

Treasurer Carol Fencl gave her report. We have enough money in our account to handle all of our business. We have enough in the Mary Marxen Fund to give two more scholarships next year.

There were a number of members who were staying after the meeting to paint together. Next month, we will again have “open painting”. Everyone is encouraged to bring your supplies. We will order pizza for lunch. We will watch part of a DVD; then  paint, before watching another part; then paint. It should be fun!


Submitted by Joyce Grothaus, Secretary, GCWS

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