Minutes

This a a post of minutes on its own page beginning in January of 2019. Past minutes may be found in previous posts. These are raw unapproved minutes. For changes see subsequent posts.

Yarmouth Art Society, March 28, 2020 notes

Due to the Corona Virus pandemic restrictions there was no meeting in March of 2020. However, we are still pursuing the development of the Yarmouth Creates project at the Mall once life gets back to normal. We have 46 Members for 2020 and are working at expanding that number.

The incoming balance in books was $821.66. We had an income of $705, mostly from Membership renewals. We had expenses of $135 giving us a balance of 1391.66. $274.58 is set aside for youth education activities.

 2020 YAS Annual General Meeting Minutes – February 29, 2020

The Annual General Meeting of the Yarmouth Art Society took place in the education wing of The Yarmouth County Museum and Archives on February 29 2020.

The meeting was called to order at 1pm ; President Margriet Knubben chair. Minutes of the 2019  Annual General Meeting were accepted as read.

2019 Financial Report- balance forward from 2019 to 2020 is $942.41. Financial report accepted as presented by Dan Earle.

Margriet Knubben gave the President’s Report summarizing the Yarmouth Art Society activities of 2019.The report was accepted as presented.

Nominations for slate of officers brought forward as follows   Past President – Margriet Knubben

President – Judy Jenkins

Vice President- Kellianne Land

Treasurer- Dan Earle

Secretary – Noelle Demille

Exhibition Committee –        

Chair –  Bill Curry

Members – Selena Crosson– Margaret Jeddry

No further nominations brought forward ; slate of officers accepted as presented.

Meeting adjourned.

Respectfully submitted,  Paulette Babin

Yarmouth Art Society, Minutes of February 29,  2020 Meeting

Yarmouth Art Society

Minutes of February 29, 2020 Meeting

The Yarmouth County Museum and Archives

The meeting was  called to order at 1.00 pm.

YAS Minutes of January 25, 2020 meeting were approved as read.

Treasurer’s Report :

 For the period January 25. 2020 to February 29th. 2020 ; the opening balance forward was $942.41. After income and expenses;  total balance forward is $821.66. Garson Reserve forward is $274.58 . Actual YAS balance is $547.08. Treasurer’s report accepted as read.

Old Business :

Artwork in Hospital – the exhibit is successful with four pieces sold.The process of replacing artwork still needs to be streamlined. Margriet awaiting a call about a meeting with Peggy Green Yarmouth Site leader ,NS Health Authority.

New Business : 

The future of YAS – a discussion was held re a name change which might be more open and inclusive to attract a younger demographic. Margaret Jeddrey offered the name Yarmouth Creative and suggested we look at the Parrsboro Creative website.YAS is registered with Joint Stocks and that will remain the same but  we can have a branding name.  A decision about the name was tabled until the next meeting. Any name suggestions by members can be emailed to Judy Jenkins([email protected]).

Judy Jenkins shared a exciting meeting she had with Linda Deveau Yarmouth Mall Manager in which a offer of a community art space was made.The space was previously occupied by Carleton Cards .A small group of YAS members were pulled together quickly Friday to brainstorm how this might work. The space could be used for display of works, shows ,meetings and workshops. If a business specifically  wanted that space in the future we would have to move to another space. One suggestion at the meeting was to ask the Craft Guild if they might be interested in partnering with us. A draft of the brainstorming ideas was drawn up by Dan Earle and sent off to some members of the Craft Guild. The President and several members of the Craft Guild were present at the YAS meeting as well as rug hooking leaders of the Yarmouth Carpetbaggers and The Rugg Bees. There were questions and concerns brought forward by this group.It is early days and we need to obtain more information before final decisions are made. Any questions , thoughts or suggestions email Judy Jenkins. Any individual crafters can be members of YAS as well as the Craft Guild and be part of this project. A member of the Craft Guild will be asked to be on the Mall Project Committee as we move forward in the decision making process.

YAS Members are asked to fill out a contact info and Interest form along with the $15.00 membership fee.

Other-

Ruth Rideout a Lifetime Member of the Yarmouth Art Society passed away.it was moved by Margriet Knubben and seconded by Ivan Blades that we donate a hundred dollars to the Friends of the AGNS in her memory. Motion carried.

Kellianne Land informed us that the AGNS is making Programming decisions this month any ideas or suggestions please forward to them.

Many thanks to Margriet Knubben who did four years as President .

Next meeting will be at 1pm March 28, 2020 at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia. 

Meeting Adjourned.

Respectfully submitted, Paulette Babin

Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Yarmouth

The meeting was called to order at 1:00 pm.

Minutes of November 30, 2019 meeting were approved as read.

Treasurer’s Report: For the period from November 30 to December 31, 2019 balance forward of $1302.41, total balance forward of $942.41. For the period from December 31, 2019 to January 25, 2020, balance forward of $942.41, total balance forward of $942.41. We still have the Garson reserve of $274.58 leaving an actual YAS balance of $687.93.The end of year balance of $942.41 matches bank statement.

Old Business:

Show at Museum: We recently completed two successful shows at the museum. We have been informed that the museum will be using the room for their own shows in 2020, so we won’t have any exhibits at the museum this year.

Artwork at Hospital: This exhibit is doing well, four pieces have been sold so far. Ivan pointed out that the process of replacing art work that has been sold, is very confusing and inefficient, perhaps it could be streamlined. Also, people are getting confused with the 30% commission.

New Business:

Officers: Margriet hasn’t received any replies to her e-mail about the positions of president, vice-president and head of exhibits committee that need to be filled as of our February AGM. 

Future YAS: Over the last few years, we have seen a gradual decline in attendance at the YAS meetings and a decline in participation at our shows. It would be great to have more support from the town and from the YARC. Urgent needs are a place to hang shows, nominations for president, vice-president and head of exhibits committee. This leaves us wondering where is YAS headed? Could it be that operations would need to be suspended for at least a year? Judy volunteered to contact YAS members about the officers positions that need to be filled.

Other: Judy said that she is working on opening up a room connected to her shop, Seahags and Scallywags, for workshops.

Next meeting will be February 29, 2020 at 1:00 pm at AGNS and it will be our AGM.

Respectfully submitted, Noella DeMille

The meeting was called to order at 1:00 pm.

Minutes of October meeting were approved as read.

Treasurer’s Report for the period from October 26 to November 30, 2019 balance forward of $1469.77, total balance forward of $1302.41. We still have the Garson reserve of $274.58 leaving an actual YAS balance of $1027.83.

Old Business:

Show at the Museum: We currently have a very nice show at the museum until January.

Artwork at Hospital: This exhibit has been well received. Suggestions have been made for a sign and better lighting near the cabinet of crafts as it is in a rather dark area. Ivan suggested coasters could be put on the cabinet as it may need to be moved slightly from time to time. Also a different font could be used on the poster as it is not readable from a distance. Peggy Green is still working on obtaining more wall space to extend this exhibit, art work is to be changed every 6 months. Anne has heard that someone may be interviewed regarding this show, at the Hospital Foundation Radiothon in February.

YAS Networking: Margriet said that the advertising we did in the Downtown Yarmouth November events calendar and the CJLS Community Calendar for the Winter show at the museum, seems to have helped as we had a good turnout for our opening reception.

New Business:

Arts coalition updates: Margaret has tried to reach Christopher Shore, he hasn’t returned the phone call yet, she will keep trying. Belle Hatfield of Hear, Hear, has indicated that there is some interest with her group, to combine with YAS but are on the sidelines until they know more. They will discuss this at their January meeting. Ivan said the Craft Guild doesn’t seem interested at this time as their mandate is different from the YAS mandate. Bill Curry said some photographers seem interested in joining YAS as a way to show and sell their work. Some of the points raised during this discussion were: some people don’t want to get involved with the political element; perhaps we could change the name of the Yarmouth Art Society and mission statement in a way to show that it is not for visual artists only, but for artists and artisans of all kinds; Anne pointed out that lots of people rely on social media rather than attending meetings to keep up with current events. It was decided that Margriet will send out the YAS by-laws by e-mail to members who attended this meeting as we think about changing the YAS name and mandate for our up-coming AGM in February.

Other: 

VANS: Dan said our membership is due for renewal, $60.00, believes YAS should renew. The benefits include a discount if YAS members want to join individually and they could have a page on the VANS website to show their work.  This was approved.

Museum Donation: Dan suggested a $300 donation to the museum which was approved.

AGM: Margriet said she plans on stepping down as president and we may want to think about a different vice president also, as Dave has been unable to attend most meetings.

Next meeting will be January 25, 2020 at 1:00 pm at AGNS

Respectfully submitted, Noella DeMille

Yarmouth Art Society,  Minutes of October 31, 2019 Meeting

Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Yarmouth

The meeting was called to order at 1:00 pm.

Minutes from September meeting were approved as read.

Treasurer’s Report for the period from Sept 28/19 to Oct 26/19 total balance forward of $1469.77. We still have the Garson reserve of $274.58 leaving an actual YAS balance of $1195.19.

Old Business:

Art Classes for Children: Dave Gorman and Gary Stewart have indicated they would be interested in teaching art classes for children.

Shows at the Museum: We currently have a beautiful show at the museum. For the next show, with Winter theme, the opening reception will be on November 15 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. The current show ends on the 12th, so we can pick up our work and drop off for the next show on the 12th or we can drop off on the 13th as hanging will be on the 14th.

Art Work at the Hospital: We are to drop off our work at the printshop on November 5 for the hospital project. Hanging will be done on the 6th and the opening reception will be on the 19th. There will be limited space to begin with. If your work doesn’t get hung right away, it will be hung at a later date. The hospital will be promoting this show and we may promote it as well.

YAS networking: Margriet sent a notice to Downtown Yarmouth November events to advertise our winter show and Noella sent a notice to CJLS Community Calendar.

New Business:

Inspiration from Parrsboro: As we are looking for ways to promote the arts in our community, Margaret Jeddry talked about her experience when she contacted a gentleman from the Parrsboro Creative Group. He said they were able to obtain provincial funding to hire one employee. He suggested contacting Christopher Shore with Culture and Heritage. It was also suggested we contact the Yarmouth Art Council Board. We had a discussion about asking other groups like the Writers, Rug Hookers, Craft Guild, dancers, musicians, theatre, etc to combine with us and make a collective group instead of the smaller groups. We also discussed the possibilities of obtaining permanent studio space and gallery space. Margaret mentioned the gallery in Freeport, a small community where the Bank of Nova Scotia is providing the building for an art gallery and over 40 artists are showing their work. It was decided that a few of us  would meet again on November 9 after contacting the leaders of the other groups to ask about a combined group. This meeting will be to discuss the objectives of a united group moving forward.

Our next monthly meeting will be on November 30/19 at 1:00 pm at AGNS and we will invite the leaders of the other groups to attend our meeting if they wish to join as a bigger group or if they want to hear more about the objectives of a collective group.

Respectfully submitted, Noella DeMille

Yarmouth Art Society, Minutes of September 28, 2019 Meeting

Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Yarmouth

The meeting was called to order at 1:00 pm

Minutes of the June 29, 2019 meeting were approved as read.

Treasurer’s report for the period from August 31, 2019 to Sept 28, 2019, opening balance of $1454.77 and total balance forward of $1454.77. This balance includes $274.58 which is the remaining grant money for the Garson Sisters project so the actual YAS balance is $1180.19.

Old Business:

Art classes for children: There was no one at the meeting who participated in the teaching of these classes, but Kellianne and Angela were pleased with the results.Margriet has received no responses to the request for names of artists willing to teach future art classes for children. She will send out an e-mail to all YAS members.

Switch: No YAS members participated in the SWITCH street event this year.

Sara Corning Project: The writers’ group decided not to join the YAS members for this event. The reception at the Yarmouth Waterfront Gallery was well attended.

Hospital Hullabaloo: This went well with $595 raised, approximately the same as last year.

Shows at the Museum: Cecil handed out posters to YAS members, to be placed in local businesses’ windows to announce our up-coming show at the museum. Art work is to be dropped off at the museum by Wednesday at the latest. Our Sara Corning art work is acceptable for this exhibit.

Artwork at Hospital: Margriet hasn’t heard from Peggy lately so she will try to call her to determine how work is progressing in preparation for this project.

YAS networking: We had a discussion about inviting business owners to our opening receptions when we do an exhibit, not just placing posters in their windows. We should also try to have our opening receptions announced in the Downtown Yarmouth Calendars. Margriet will see if our October exhibit can be announced, if not, our November 16 opening reception for the Winter theme exhibit should be announced.

New Business:

Artist Co-Op: Margriet was speaking with Natalie Smith, who said plans for art centre are now frozen due to groups not agreeing, money is now being spent on Mariner Centre expansion. It was mentioned that communities like Annapolis and Parrsboro have strong community involvement in the arts. They have outdoor art activities which involve the public. The question was raised as to how could we become a stronger art community. It was suggested that, at one of our monthly meetings,  we could arrange on line contact with people from the Annapolis and Parrsboro art councils to discuss this. Then we could have a meeting with Pam Mood and Natalie Smith to discuss ways to promote the arts in Yarmouth. One idea proposed was looking into joining with other art groups such as Craft Guild, Writers’ Group, rug hookers, etc, forming one large group instead of a number of small groups.  Betty mentioned that perhaps YAS members should be required to attend a minimum number of meetings per year in order to show their work at our exhibits. It was pointed out that some members have physical restrictions which make it difficult for them to get around, but they still participate in exhibits. Dan pointed out that many organizations succeed with only Board members attending meetings. 

Other: We are glad to hear that Father Maurice is now out of the hospital, and is staying at the Tusket Villa in Tusket, and he is still painting. We wish him all the best.

We had a round table talk.

Next meeting will be Saturday, October 26th at 1 pm in the community room of the AGNS.

Respectfully submitted, Noella DeMille

 Yarmouth Art Society, Minutes of March 23, 2019 Meeting

Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Yarmouth

The meeting was called to order at 1:00 pm.

Minutes of the February 23, 2019 meeting were approved as read.

Treasurer’s report for the period from February 23 to March 23, 2019, opening balance of $3765.32 and total balance forward of $3839.85. 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 $1505.03.

Old Business:

Shows at the museum: Both rug hooking groups have agreed to join us for our fall-winter show at the museum. Winter is the theme and it is not a pairings show. If individual YAS members wish to contact rug hooking artists and pair up, this would be fine.

Art Classes for Children:  So far only one student has registered for these classes. Over the next few days more advertising will be done and Cecil will speak to the art teacher at the high school. On Monday, a poster will be put up at Maple Grove. A discussion followed suggesting perhaps the cost was a deterrent to some and perhaps payments could be made weekly instead of up front. However, this might give the impression that students could pick and choose which sessions they would attend, while our intention is for students to attend all sessions to give them an over-all view of what is available in the arts. We also discussed more ways of advertising our events and trying to get a couple of students to sit in on our meetings to offer their in-put. Classes are scheduled to start April 10 so a decision soon has to be made as to whether this will work out.

Artwork in hospital: The idea is that any type of work will be accepted as long as it can be hung, keeping in mind that the work should be suitable for viewing by people of all ages, and that perhaps a 20% commission to the hospital would be fair.  After the end of March, Margriet will be meeting with the committee at the hospital that is working on this project. A lot of preparations have to be made at the hospital before this can begin so it will take some time.

YAS Networking: Since Yarmouth hospital is a regional hospital, it was decided that art groups in Clare, Pubnico and perhaps Barrington area would be asked to participate in displaying art work also.

New Business:

There was no new business.

Other: Father Maurice has advised that he will be having a show with his group this summer. No dates have been set yet. Dave Gorman will be having a solo show at the Yarmouth County Museum in July and August with an opening reception July 6 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm. Sue Amon will be having a solo show at the YARC during the month of June with opening reception on June 8 from 6:00 – 7:30 pm.

Round Table: We had an enjoyable round table talk.

Next meeting will be Saturday April 27, at 1:00 pm at the AGNS.

Respectfully submitted, Noella DeMille

Yarmouth Art SocietyMinutes of February 23 2018

The meeting was called to order at 1pm at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia; Margriet Knubben presiding.

The minutes of the January 26, 2019 meeting were approved as read.

Treasurer’s report; for the period from January 26, 2019  to February 23, 2019 balance forward is $3765.32. This balance includes Garson reserve $474.58 and 4 Ateliers reserve $1980.00.Actual YAS balance forward $1427.50. Treasurers Report accepted as presented.

Old Business:

Shows at the museum : the fibre artists will be given the opportunity to participate in our pairings show.Virginia will be contacting Frieda Perry and Elaine Howatt from the two rug hooking groups.This show will be a winter theme and will take place November 16, 2019 to January 11, 2020.

Art Classes for children in the spring : Cecil Day is the chair overseeing this project.Promotion and publicity will be organized to get young people to sign up, posters will need to be made.Bill Curry submitted a list of materials needed for his class and lists are pending from other instructors.

Artwork in Yarmouth Hospital : Margriet had a meeting with Peggy Green and Paulette Sweeney.YAs will be able to have artwork hung at the Hospital.This will  happen on the main floor, building B (the corrider going past X-ray towards Day Surgery).The Hospital will put up  pine board along the walls in order  to hang the Artworks . A disclaimer will have to be signed by the artists in case of theft. Sales will be coordinated through the Ladies Auxilliary gift shop. Decisions will have to be made as to frequency of rotation of the artwork,what part of the sales goes to the Hospital and a name for the Gallery. Margriet will send out a memo and will be meeting with Peggy Green, Paulette Sweeney and Women’s Auxillary  again after the end of March.

YAS Networking :

Artists can send to Dan a short bio and up to three picture of artwork to be posted on the YAS Website.

Discussion was held re networking with other similar Art Societies and Art groups such as in  Clare, Shelburne and Barrington. They may be even interested in doing joint workshops and there may be possible exhibit spaces for us outside the Yarmouth area.                                                                                                     

Margaret Jeddrey will contact the Clare group.Virginia mentioned that she had been talking with an artist from Barrington who said that there was no art group there or exhibits galleries,she thought that there might be a way to explore attracting artists from that area.Carol mentioned that she too had a contact and could follow up.The Pubnico painting group was also mentioned.The Osprey in Shelburne was suggested as a possible exhibit space,we are not sure though whether shows are still held there.

Margaret Jeddrey brought up Maritime Art List which allows artists to stay connected  and up to date with the latest art news and events.

 Cecil Day described a 2 day cyanotype workshop that is being given by Bonnie Baker at the YARC Print Shop on June 6th and 8th 2019.There is room for 6 to 10 people.Details available from Cecil Day.

There will be a Life Drawing Workshop held at Holy Trinity Hall, 61 William Street ,March 6,13,27,April 3,10 and 24,6-8 in the evening with Model and Cooperative Modeling.  Contact Kellianne Land 519-993-8739                                                                                                                                    [email protected]

Opening Reception for Looking Out Looking In Exhibit March 2, 2019 at 1 pm at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia Yarmouth.

 Roundtable was held.

Next meeting will be held March 23 2019 at 1pm; Art Gallery of Nova Scotia Yarmouth.

Respectfully submitted, Carol Rogers

 Minutes Yarmouth Art Society, Annual General Meeting, February 2019

The Annual General  Meeting of the Yarmouth Art Society took place at the Community Room, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia February 23 2019.

The meeting was called to order at 1pm ; President Margriet Knubben , chair.

Minutes of the 2018 Annual General Meeting were accepted as read. 

Financial Report  balance forward from 2018 to 2019 $3545.32 which includes Garson reserve $474.58 and Atelier reserve of $1863.24.Report from Angela Collier states “Audit complete from January 1 2018 to December 31 2018.   All financials in good order.”Financial report accepted as presented by Dan Earle.

Margriet Knubben gave the President’s report summarizing the year’s activities.The report was accepted as read.

Virginia Stoddard gave the Nominations Committee report. The slate of executive officers was presented as follows;

Past President: Virginia Stoddard

President: Margriet Knubben

Vice President: David Gorman

Treasurer: Dan Earle

Secretary: Noella Demille

Committee Chairs

Exhibition: Cecil Day

Promotion/Publicity: Margaret Jeddrey

Web Page: Dan Earle

Membership: Vacant

Program: Vacant

No further nominations brought forward.

Slate of officers accepted as presented.

Meeting adjourned.

Respectfully submitted, Paulette Babin, Carol Rogers

Yarmouth Art Society, Minutes of January 26, 2019

Meeting, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Yarmouth

The meeting was called to order at 1:00 pm.

Minutes of the November 24, 2018 meeting were approved as read.

Treasurer’s report: For the period from November 24, 2018 to January 26, 2019 opening balance of $3997.08 and total balance forward of $3545.32. 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 if $1207.50.

Old Business:

Shows at the Museum: The museum has been booked for October 5, 2019 to January 11, 2020. After some discussion, it was decided we should have two shows, one with tentative dates of October 5 to November 9 for YAS members only, and a pairings show with a winter theme from November 16 to January 11. Perhaps we could invite rug hookers or fabric artists to join us along with the writers group. 

YAS Activities in Spring: It was agreed that we should have the art classes for children in the Spring, the plein air sessions could be resumed and Margriet mentioned figure drawing sessions. After much discussion about the art classes for children, it was agreed that there would be 2 classes of each of the following: Photography with Bill Curry, drawing and acrylic with Kellianne Land, watercolor with Dan Earle and printmaking with Cecil Day. An administrator would be needed to oversee this project and look after promotion and publicity. Sessions would be after school at the museum except for printmaking which would take place at the YARC print shop. Tentative dates and times are April 10 to June 12 from 3:30 to 5:00 pm. At our next meeting perhaps the instructors could provide a list of materials needed to determine what the YAS has on hand and what would need to be purchased. These classes would be for children aged 12 and over at a cost of $15 per session and YAS has some funds available if some students need to be sponsored.

Artwork in Hospital: Margriet hasn’t heard back from Peggy regarding this.

YAS networking: It was suggested that links to YAS members’ websites be placed on the YAS website in an attempt to make our artwork more visible. Dan will provide information about making a website for those that are interested.

New Business:

Executive Board Members: All executive members advised that they would be willing to continue in their positions: Margriet as president, Dave as vice president, Dan as treasurer and Noella as secretary. Margaret Geddry said she would look after promotion and publicity. Virginia and Paulette are willing to continue looking after exhibitions.  

Other: YAS has made a donation to Friends of the Art Gallery in memory of Elizabeth Manuge as suggested by her family. This is instead of our usual donation of an art book to the library.

Round table was omitted this time due to length of meeting.

Next meeting will be February 23, 2019 at 1:00 pm at AGNS.

Respectfully submitted, Noella DeMille

Promoting the visual arts in Southwest Nova Scotia