Wednesday, December 13, 2017


President, Kathy Lang, opened the meeting by welcoming two new members - Mary Mulkey and Laurie Arshonsky.

Anderson Senior Center is proclaiming Marilyn Bishop their 1st “Featured Artist’ on the Featured Artist Wall

2018 Annual Exhibit: still working on a location. Have narrowed it down to C.A.C Wessel Gallery (Mt. Adams), Bang & Olafsen Gallery (4th St), and the Kennedy Heights Art Center

2019 Annual Exhibit: dates are locked in for Aug 7-27, 2019 at the ‘Barn’ in Mariemont

Leadership Team Changes for 2018:
Tom Schroeder – Program Coordinator for monthly meetings
Diane Jeffries – Scholarship Coordinator
Carole McAfee – Secretary for March, April and May
Ginny Tilbury – Secretary for June and July
Sue Giegler – Secretary for August and September
Louise Allen – Secretary for October and November

‘Open Studio’ will be held January and February, 2018, the 1st Wednesdays of the month in place of meetings from 10 a.m. – noon. Bring your own supplies and projects.

Weather Cancellation Reminder: view on Channel 12 for any cancellation information

December activities included a painting raffle, a split the pot raffle and white elephant sale ($129.00 was raised to benefit the scholarship fund). The food was excellent! GCWS members painted over 50 Holiday cards that are just fantastic.  The cards will be sent to Walter Reed Hospital for wounded soldiers.  Jane Hittinger, Judy Clubb and Carol Steuer co-chaired this event. Everyone had lots of time to socialize and produce their masterpieces. This may become an annual event in December.

Thanks to Kathy Lang for taking notes at the meeting.

In addition, Pat Lester reports that the fall workshop was a busy, productive 2 days of learning with watercolor artist Chris Campbell. 
 Day 1 - We explored various mediums & how they interact with our watercolor paints.
               Using various techniques, we prepared our background paper for Saturday.
 Day 2 – Negative painting was the focus of the day.  All of us left the workshop with at least one finished painting. 

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