Muleshoe Art Association

Minutes for Sept. 4

Opening: Announcements were made by president, Martha Hunnicutt before opening the meeting welcoming everyone to the Muleshoe Art Association Kick-off meeting! President extended a warm thank you to Gina Wilkerson for allowing the association to meet in the historic venue. The president also recognized Vice president Kay Hohes for lining-up the art programs for the 2018-2019 art season.
The Muleshoe Art Association general meeting was called to order at 2:00 p.m. by president in the historic Muleshoe Santa Fe Depot at the Muleshoe Heritage Center. The 2018-2019 Membership Directories were given to members containing reports and information related to monthly program guests, featured artist of each month displayed at the Muleshoe Area Public Library and the scholarship program and the 2018 recipient. Other announcements included: the launching of the new website for the Muleshoe Art Association: www.muleshoeartartassociation.com . New information will be added as the site develops Sandi led the members and visitors in a “Paint-Along” demonstrating how to paint pumpkins! Using pastels, Sandi encouraged visitors and members to paint pumpkins in any color they wished. One member painted a turquoise pumpkin. Real pumpkins were the center-piece on each table for inspiration. Sandi was a delight to have as our kick-off program guest! Everybody left with a pumpkin painting they painted during the “Paint-Along” demonstration.
Thank you, Sandi! -Painting pumpkins -was so much fun!a feature allowing individuals and members to pay membership dues or renew their membership as well as make donations online. A reminder was given to members about the new Muleshoe Art Association E-Newsletter emailed on the 16th of every month- the president asked the members to submit any news regarding wins at art show competitions along with photographs, workshops, events to send to muleshoeartassociation@gmail.com .

Installation of new board of directors: except for one vacancy, the treasurer position. Before the installation, the president read the mission and purpose of the art association. Then, in with the Constitution and Bylaws of the Muleshoe Art Association, the board was accepted by acclamation.

The New Board Members are:
President: Martha Hunnicutt
Vice President of Programs: Kay Hohes
Secretary/Membership: Dianne Brown
Treasurer: vacant (President standing-in until vacancy is filled
Library Coordinator: Ann Johnson
Web/Newsletter Editor: June Musick
Scholarship Chair: Sandi Chitwood
Hospitality Chair: Judy Wade
Publication/Exhibits/Fundraising Chair: Martha Hunnicutt
Past President: Ann Johnson

Secretary’s Report: Roll call was made, and paper copies were made available of the minutes from May 2018 to the Muleshoe Art Association members. Motion to accept was carried.

Treasurer’s Report: Sandra Chancey read the treasurer’s report: Motion to accept -Motion carried.

Vice President of Programs Report: Members were asked to be thinking about possible venue locations for our upcoming Christmas Party. Kay Hohes suggested using the Historic Santa Fe Depot. Based on contingency of retaining the Santa Fe Depot for our Christmas Party, a motion was made to have our next Christmas Party Event at the Depot. Motion carried.

Library Coordinator Report: The Muleshoe Area Public Library Display schedule was discussed with five openings left to fill. Ann asked members to commit to one of the five display opening dates. Some members present volunteered to display in the opened months available with two months being a themed display- Ann will give more information about the themed art display later.

Hospitality Chair Report: Judy Wade and Judy Gambill brought a variety of snacks: cookies and bread and cold water to the Kick-off meeting- the cookies and bread were great! Judy Wade passed-around a sign-up sheet for monthly refreshments for each monthly meeting.

New Business: Fundraiser for the Muleshoe Art
Association: The fundraiser event will be at the Muleshoe Merry Market in November. The president discussed the purpose of the Merry Market to be a fundraiser to fund art programs, workshops, and our spring art show (prizes, advertising, and so forth). Art demos have been planned to promote visual art and encourage new membership among visitors to our art booth. Visitors will be encouraged to purchase items over $10 to get their name in the “Hat” for a drawing of the demo paintings by featured artists. Members will be selling 2-D and 3-D art-related items in the booth along with greeting cards and Christmas ornaments for the scholarship program. There was discussion related to commissioned-based versus no commission for items sold by members. After, the president listened to the concerns, comments, and ideas of the members present, the discussion was tabled until a called meeting could be scheduled later this month to plan the fundraising event.
The president announced the up-coming October program – “Paint-out” for the Merry Market Fundraiser. Twenty-four (24) 12 x12 gallery-wrapped canvases along with paints have been purchased to provide the needed supplies for members to create original art during the October program. The finished paintings will be sold in our booth to raise funds during our fundraising event at the Muleshoe Merry Market. A success story was shared by a member regarding the successful results of selling donated gallery-wrapped canvas paintings at the Lubbock Art Festival by the West Texas Watercolor Society. The president stated, “we hope to have the same success from the artwork representing each member of the Muleshoe Art Association including photography and other items available in our booth at the Muleshoe Merry Market”. The president again reminded the members that the Merry Market was the only annual fundraiser the association has and to remember the fundraiser is to raise funds to support the art association programs, art shows, workshops, and any event that promotes the appreciation of visual art in our community.

Other New Business: Announcement of the upcoming Winter Show at the Muleshoe Area Medical Center is scheduled October 16, 2018 – February 28, 2019. Members were encouraged to submit their art images through email. Artwork will be selected between now and September 21, 2018 by representatives from both the Muleshoe Art Association and the Muleshoe Area Medical Center (Art Exhibit Committee). An email with guidelines and application will be sent out to all members this week.
Old Business: The Rotating Art Exhibit at the Muleshoe Area Medical Center (MAMC). Members with art currently on display at the Muleshoe Area Medical Center were asked to please pick-up their art and remember to check their art-out at the administration office between now and October 21, 2018. All artwork is contained in an inventory computer database at the MAMC.

Meeting was adjourned at 3:00 p.m.

COURTESY PHOTO

Sandi led the members and visitors in a “Paint-Along” demonstrating how to paint pumpkins! Using pastels, Sandi encouraged visitors and members to paint pumpkins in any color they wished. One member painted a turquoise pumpkin. Real pumpkins were the center-piece on each table for inspiration. Sandi was a delight to have as our kick-off program guest! Everybody left with a pumpkin painting they painted during the “Paint-Along” demonstration.
Thank you, Sandi! -Painting pumpkins -was so much fun!

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