SAG Board of Directors Meeting
held on Thursday March 8 at 5:30 p.m. at the 3rd Street Gallery
- Gallery update / Featured Artist picks / Board approval
- Calendar Committee brief update
- Membership (Kathy Boulle)
- Grants (Charlotte Havey)
- Grant writing workshop – SAG Goals (a 5-year plan?)
- Tourism Board grant
- New Website review, comments and policies
- New Business
BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT: Curt Gillespie, Linnea Laurila, Anne Owens, Hulda Benson, Lorie Merfeld-Batson, Angela Arterburn
ABSENT: Sharon Langfeldt
Meeting called to order at 5:35pm by President Curt Gillespie.
Linnea and the Gallery Committee which is comprised of Anne Owens, Sarah Woods, Linnea Laurila and Mona Hodges, went over the applicants for the 2012 Feature Shows. They did have to make some changes as one of the original selected artists had another show and did not want to spread herself too thin. The following are the proposed artists for the 2012 year. This will be different shows for the Guild and will have a good variety. Angela Arterburn made a motion to approve the following for the 2012 Year as presented. Lorie 2nd. Motion carried.
2012 SAG Featured Artists
• Jim Havey – photographer
• Darryl Halbrooks – 2D original art
• Annie Dawid – 3D
Hang – July 24 or 25
Reception – August 4
Pick up – Aug 28
• Paul Biron – photographer
• Jeanene Parker – 2D original art
• Thomas Ossner – 3D
Hang – Aug 28 or 29
Reception – Sept 1
Pick up – Oct 5
Linnea stated that over 70% of our sales for 2011 were done by Credit Card. Sales were up for 2011, mostly due to accepting Credit Cards.
Linnea reported that the take in for the 2013 Calendar Show is March 31st and April 1st. All ads have been sold except for one ½ page Sponsor. Linnea has a couple of places to check for sponsorships still.
Kathy Boulle is updating the files. Emails will be sent out to remind people to renew. Hulda is compiling a list of Galleries, Guilds and Art Groups that we can have in our data base.
Charlotte Havey and Curt Gillespie went to a grant writing workshop that was put together by Custer County Collaborative group.
Curt will attend the Rural Philanthropy Days in September.
Curt gave a review:
Artists listed by Medium
There are 7 Top Levels (Within each Level will be info and photos, etc)
1) Home Page
2) 3rd Street Gallery
3) Our Artists
7) About SAG
There will also be a Register button: Join Our Email List
Also on the Website will be a place on: How to Create Your Page.
Curt will email a note on size for photos, etc. Make sure you do the pixels first on sizing.
Linnea stated the Stephen Datz agreed to be the juror for the Plein Air. He will also do a Summer Workshop. Linnea will check and see if we can use the Wolff Hotel for Stephens’ Lodging. The Workshop will be July 27, 28 & 29th. More information later.
Angie gave a brief summary on the 5 County and Way finding Signage. The 5 County Group is now the Southern Rockies Crossroads of Cultures Heritage Group. Each County (Fremont, Pueblo, Huerfano, Las Animas-Trinidad, and Custer County) is working on signage to help visitors learn about the area they are visiting and the signage will also promote the neighboring Counties for things to do as well.
5 YEAR PLAN: Curt would like for us to start working on a such a plan. He asked us “What do you for SAG in 5 Years?”
After some brainstorming:
1) More Members
2) More Involvement from Members
3) Better Revenue Flow
4) More Programs
5) Our own Facility
6) Greater support from Towns and Businesses
7) National Level Shows
8) More Art Collectors
9) Be a Good Anchor Business
10) Work with Other Art Groups
Linnea stated that according to our Bylaws, the books should be audited. She proposed that Sharon Langfeldt, who was the previous Treasurer, go over the books and do the audit. Angela Arterburn made a motion to have Sharon Langfeldt audit the books, and Lorie 2nd. Motion carried.
Curt also stated that Paul Biron, who is doing our new website has a list of policies and will bring those at the next meeting. Right now he will be working on the members by their medium.
The Link for the new site is: url>sag.sparrow-hawk.org/wp
Angie had previously emailed this out to everyone. Take time to check it out.
Lorie made a motion to adjourn the meeting, Curt 2nd. Meeting adjourned 6:40pm.
Next SAG Board of Directors meeting, Thursday, April 12, 2012.
Secretary – SAG