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Minutes of June 29 ,2019 Meeting
Art Gallery of Nova Scotia,Yarmouth
The meeting was called to order at 1:00 pm.
Minutes of the May 25,2019 meeting were approved as read.
Treasurer’s report from the period from May 25 to June 29, 2019, opening balance of $3508.70 and total balance forward of $3568.70.This balance includes Garson Reserve of $474.58 and 4 Ateliers Reserve $1863.24. Actual YAS balance forward is 1230.88. Financial Report approved as presented.
Switch Open Streets: dates are July 28th and August 25th 2019. Artists can set up wherever they wish too. It is a good forum to paint and to demonstrate your work. Alma Square has been a good space in the past but it is whoever gets to the space first.
Hospital Hullaballoo: will be September 21 2019. We will be taking part as usual. Ivan spoke to one representative from the Ladies Auxilliary and told her we needed 3 tables.Virginia will be seeing another representative Sunday and will ask everything be confirmed with Margriet.
Shows at the Museum: first show is October 5th to November 9th 2019 ;Yas members only, new work requested. Second show is November 16th to January 11th 2019 ; YAS members with Rug Hookers, winter theme.
Yarmouth Craft Guild 40th Anniversary Exhibition August 10th to September 28th 2019 at Yarmouth County Museum and Archives.
Summer Art Classes for Children: 10 children have registerd and there is a waiting list. Anyone who wants to help with the classes can let Margriet or Kelianne know.The AGNS are asking anyone who may want to teach classes in the future to submit their name , and their medium and age group preferences.
Sara Corning Project: Margriet is still taking names of artists who want to take part in show in September; writers will join us in the show.Dates to be confirmed.
Artwork in Yarmouth Hospital: Hospital staff working on hanging system.Securing to wood is no problem,securing to metal is still being worked on.Commission to Ladies Auxilliary discussed and it was moved by Ivan Blades and seconded by Virginia Stoddard that the ladies Auxiliary be paid 30% commission .Motion carried.Margriet is working on a flier,the space allotment is approximately 60 ft., the Ladies Auxilliary accepts cash and cheques only, no credit cards. Anne Harding moved and Margaret Geddrey seconded that we call the Gallery,”L’Art de la Coeur”,” Art from the Heart”. Motion carried.
YAS networking : Conseil des arts de la Baie , Par en Bas Art Group and YAS are working on the Hospital project. Also more sharing of activities and workshops is happening between Comseil des arts dela Baie and YAS .
Discussion re networking with the business people in the area to get work of YAS and also the Craft Guild out there. Examples of businesses we could have discussions with are Every Blooming Thing Gift Shop at Lighthouse and the Friends of the Lighthouse Gift Shop at the Killam Building. Suggestions of networking with more local business people, inviting them to openings, possibly having a Art Fair or show for them with food, wine and display for them what is available. Place, time and logistics need further discussion.
Roundtable discussion held.
Next Meeting will be September 28th 2019, 1pm, AGNS.
After the meeting Virginia Stoddard was honored for her outstanding contribution to the Yarmouth Art Society. She was presented with a YAS lifetime membership, a subscription to Canadian Art and many well wishes for her move to St John’s NFLD. Light refreshments were served.
We’d like to invite you all especially to the opening reception for this year’s Autism Arts exhibit. The reception will be held next Thursday, June 20th, from 5 to 7 p.m.—and we’ll have light refreshments ( pizza and cookies ).
We hope that many of the children and youth will be able to come with their parents and care givers—it will be a lovely opportunity to see everyone before the summer break. And to admire the wonderful art, of course—the pieces are fabulous—you’ll be impressed, we know! We’ve attached the poster created for the exhibit that features a painting by Emily.
— Diane Nadon, directrice générale
If you are interested in attending this session please RSVP by email to [email protected]. You will then get further announcements as the date arrives.
These are unapproved minutues of meeting. For any changes see future minutes.
Yarmouth Art Society
Minutes of May 25, 2019 Meeting
Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Yarmouth
The meeting was called to order at 1:00 pm.
Minutes of the April 27, 2019 meeting were approved as read.
Treasurer’s report for the period from March 23 to May 25, 2019, opening balance of $3839.85 and total balance forward of $3508.70. This balance includes $474.58 which is the remaining grant money for the Garson Sisters project and $1863.24 which is the reserve for 4 Ateliers so the actual YAS balance is $1170.88.
Sara Corning project: Margriet will send an e-mail to YAS members to determine how many will participate in this art show which will take place during the month of September. September 14-15 weekend will be the unveiling of the Sara Corning statue on the Museum property.
Shows at the Museum: There is no change to the Fall shows at the Museum. First show is YAS members only, second show is YAS members with rug hookers and “Winter” is the theme.
Art Classes for Children: Virginia talked about this partnership between the AGNS and YAS which will take place from August 13 to 16, for 3 hours each morning. This will be for children aged 8 to 12, though this is flexible. Tentative revenues are $475 from Garson show reserve and $40 from each of 10 children participating for a total of $875.00. Expenses include instructor fees $600, rent for room at AGNS $150, extra art supplies $75, poster $50, for a total of $875.00. Virginia believes we should offer assistance to children to help cover the fee if needed, and that the activities should be limited to drawing, painting and print making. It was proposed and accepted that Kelliann be the art teacher and that other YAS members may be needed as volunteer helpers.
Art Work at Hospital: June 4 at 12:00 noon there will be a meeting with representatives of YAS, Conseil des arts de la Baie and the Par en Bas art group with committee members of the hospital art project.
YAS Networking: A networking group representing the 3 art groups has already met and all 3 are very interested in the art work at the hospital project. Participating artists should be members of one of the art groups and the art work can be any size and any type as long as it can be properly hung. The hospital will not be responsible for any loss of art work. Each art group will have a contact person whom the hospital will contact when an item is sold. The networking group will meet again on June 11 to discuss this further.
Other: Bill Curry advised that the Art by the Bay activity has been cancelled due to lack of interest. Cecil Day said there was one spot left in the cyanotype workshop with Bonnie Baker on June 6 and 8 if anyone is interested. June 14 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm will be the opening reception of Yarmouth Waterfront Gallery. Sue Amon said her solo show at the YARC has been changed to the month of July with an opening reception on July 5 from 6:00 till 8:00 pm.
Round table: We had an enjoyable round table talk.
Next meeting will be June 29 at 1 pm at the AGNS.