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, 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 Society Minutes 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


Paulette Babin


 Minutes Yarmouth Art Society

Annual General Meeting

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