Wednesday, May 10, 2017

MINUTES - MAY 3, 2017

Greater Cincinnati Watercolor Society
Program Notes          
10:00 am May 3, 2017

President Kathy Lang called the meeting to order.  New visitors to the Club were asked to introduce themselves.  
Jennie Kim who is from Minnesota, has attended previously, and is now a member.  Jennie presented one of her paintings for critique later in the meeting and it was a great taste of more to come from Jennie.  
Gary Brooks is a former principal and art teacher – has worked with John Ruthven and Gary Akers.  Gary has exhibited in various shows such as the Ohio Watercolor Society and hopefully will become a regular visitor at our meetings and a future member.  
Heidi Hanssen, the next month’s presenter, visited to get a better understanding of how our meetings run.  Heidi is very accomplished and is also local to Cincinnati.  Not only will she deliver a terrific presentation next month, we hope she feels welcome to also become a regular to our Club. 

·          Mary Fleischmann stated that at Findlay market, there is the Phil Rowland show, a (6) week display of his drawings which show large representations of Cincinnati neighborhoods.  This display will be up until May 19th
 ·         The Queen City Art Club will exhibit their work at the Fairfield Community Arts Center in downtown Fairfield from May 20 to June 24.
 ·         Wyoming will host their 2017 Art Show and Competition at the Civic Center on May 21st.
 ·         Yuki Hall will host a workshop at The Barn on the weekend of May 19-21.  This workshop is sold out.
 ·         Mount Adams will host their Art Walk on May 13th.
 ·         Tom Schroeder, Robert Thornburgh and Heidi Hanssen announced that their works were accepted into the 2017 Ohio Watercolor Society Show.  The show will run from June 30th to September 10th.  
Kathy Lang announced that Connie Dettmer has accepted the role of Treasurer for our Club.

 Our July meeting will be an evening meeting scheduled for 6:30.  There will be a pot luck dinner prior to our meeting.  More details on this at our next meeting.

Annual Exhibit
 Mary Fleischmann discussed details for our upcoming Club Exhibition:
·         This year the sitters will also be encouraged to paint while they sit.
·         One person of each sitting pair will need a smart phone and download the app for electronic payment for paintings that sell during their sitting time.
·         Aug 2nd will be our meeting date, followed by the show hanging.
·         On Aug 5th the show will start
·         The show reception will occur on Sunday, Aug. 6th, from 1-4.
·         This year’s judge will be Rachel Rubin Wolf, who was our presenter from the April meeting.
·         Deb Ward will type name tags for the paintings.
·         The show ends Sunday, Aug. 27th, when paintings can be picked up on Tuesday, Aug. 29th  between 10am and noon.  Paintings can also be picked up Sunday at the end of the session.
·         The Anderson Senior Center will tour the exhibit.  This year, to assist with the presentation of the show during the tour, each exhibiting artist is encouraged to provide a write up of their paintings with entries.
·         On Aug 20th, there will be music by the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra at the Barn immediately following our show.  Carol Fencl has agreed to stay after her sitting to be present while people cross over from the music to see our work.
·         Next month there will be an update for the credit card reader.
·         The Barn typically takes 20% commission on sales of paintings during the show.  It is the responsibility of the artist to make this connection with The Barn.
·         There will be postcards for this year’s show in the same style as last year’s show, showing the winning entries.

Nancy Wisely announced that she will give the Scholarship presentation at the August meeting, a $500 gift.  The winning student will also be invited to display their artwork at the show.

Membership report by Lydia Rittenger. 
The member roster will be sent out by email this year.  Hard copies are available to those that can’t receive email. 
Please send membership checks to Kathy Lang until further notice. 

Submitted by Tom Schroeder, Secretary, Greater Cincinnati Watercolor Society, May 2017.

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