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YAS – Minutes of October Meeting

Yarmouth Art Society Meeting

These are the unofficial minutes awaiting approval.

October 29, 2016 at the YARC

The meeting was called to order at 2:00 pm.

Minutes of the September meeting were read and approved.

Treasurer’s Report: For the period from September 24, 2016 to October 29, 2016 total funds carried forward was $2710.52, total funds balance was $2760.27. The treasurer’s report was approved as read.

Old Business: 

Switch: There is one more Switch event this year and it’s scheduled for tomorrow. If anyone is interested in participating, the AGNS has agreed to loan tables to us.

Lucky Choice: The art work will be hung on November 14 for Lucky Choice. The evening of the draws will be on Saturday, December 3 with the YARC open from 5:00 till 7:00. The drawing of the tickets will start at 6:00. As usual, artists who donate 2 pieces of art work will receive a ticket for the draw. We encourage members to drop off art works at the YARC print shop prior to November 14 for this fundraiser for the YAS.

Art Lessons for Children: This is a project in coordination with the YARC. So far one YAS member has offered to teach and we are looking for more teachers. Anne LeBlanc said she would be interested and she’d be available in the Spring.

New Business:

Spring Show: The month of March is available for YAS members for our Spring show at the YARC. There will be a $5 hanging fee for each piece of artwork and we ask each member to limit to one large or 2 small items. There was some discussion about possibly having a tea as we’ve done in the past during this exhibit. No decision was made about the tea.


Some YAS members have pieces of artwork at Joanne Park’s place at 298 Main Street, Yarmouth. This is a Cafe/Hair Salon. If other members are interested in displaying their art work for sale, Joanne would likely make room as she would like to see items from a lot of different people rather than just from a few people. Joanne keeps a 20% commission on art work that is sold.

We had a discussion about how to go about having more of our members attend the meetings and help in the preparations for our different activities. It was suggested that perhaps a rule should be put in place saying that members must attend a certain number of meetings in the run of a year in order to participate in the art shows. This was just a discussion with no decision made.

Next meeting will be Saturday, November 26 at 2:00 pm at the YARC

After the meeting Anne LeBlanc did a very nice presentation about her experience with the art of illustrating a story.

YAS News – See headlines

October Meeting Arranged

The next meeting of the YAS will be on Saturday October 29th at 2 pm at Th’YARC on Prade Street in Yarmouth.

After the meeting Anne LeBlanc will give a presentation about how she lives with and experiences art. So plan in some time, so you can stay and listen to what she has to say about this interesting subject.

Lucky Choice

This year we will have a Lucky Choice again.
On November 15th we will hang the works . If you have artwork for the Lucky Choice bring it in to the Print Room at th’YARC before November 15th. The drawing will be later in the month.

The artwork should have a value of 70$ max.  Paintings should be unframed, prints matted. Size 15″ x 15″ max.

If you bring in 2 artworks, you get one free ticket.
Tickets will be sold for 30$.

Art Lessons for Children – Instructors sought

Th’YARC wants to set up a program with art lessons for children, age 8 to 14. The lessons should be preverably on Saturday and in the art studio of Th’YARC.

Sandy asked the YAS to set up some lessons. So we are looking for artists who are interested in giving one or a serie of up to 4 art lessons for children.

If you are interested, we want to know:

The program
The age of the children (should be somewhere between 8 and 14)
The group size
The costs
How many sessions
Duration of the sessions

The lessons will probably start in spring, but if it is one session, fall is a possibility too.

Th’YARC pays the costs and the artists fee.

For the children it is free. Purpose is to give every child a chance to experience art.

If you want to participate, send an e-mail as soon as possible to [email protected]

YAS Minutes – September meeting

These are the minutes of the September meeting. They have not been through the approval process.

Meeting called to order at 2 p.m.

Minutes of June 18 , 2016 read and approved.

Treasurers Report deferred to October 29 2016.

Old Business:

Hospital Hullabaloo was held September 17 2016.Thanks to Carol Rogers for donation of art work to raffle.$218.00 raised from raffle one half to artist. Total of $452.00 raised for Hospital Ladies Auxillary from raffle and art table.

YAS members participated in SWITCH at Alma Square  in June and August.Another SWITCH event will be held September 25th with space available for members at Alma Square.New YAS brochures will be available there.

New Business:

Discussion re upcoming Lucky Choice event. Art work – not bigger than 15 inches; unframed ; prints mounted; value $60-70 ; original work ; tickets $30.00 ; if artists brings in 2 art works they get a free lottery ticket.Margriet will check with Sandy about night available ; possibly first Saturday in December, announcement at later date.

Joanne Park has a little cafe and gallery on Main Street where she would like to hang artists work. Ivan Blades will discuss details with her and Margriet will send out that info in a e-mail to members.

The YARC has received a grant for Art for Children.Looking for artists interested in teaching lessons.Margriet will obtain more details from Sandy and send email looking for expressions of interest. The Printshop artists are already working with YARC on this.

The Write Away Group joint show with YAS will have to be held in the fall 2017 because the museum is not available in the summer.This year the Write Away group will write in response to the artwork. Ideas for a theme will have to be decided at later date.

YAS will be looking into a spring show for members in the lobby of the YARC in 2017.Members will  be notified if this is a possibility.


Discussion re providing programming post meeting ; looking at engaging people more. Should we have more social events, should we ask people outside the membership to present,we would not want to conflict with the AGNS Creative Mind sessions.

Schedule for YAS programming thus far is :

October-Ann Leblanc , Artist

November-Kevin Comeau , Sculptor

January-Steve Arnold , Videographer

Meeting adjourned.

Next meeting-Saturday, October 29, 2016