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 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