The Muleshoe Art Association met at the Santa Fe Depot in the Muleshoe Heritage Center Tuesday, October 1st, with ten members and four guests present.
President Ann Johnson called the meeting to order and had Secretary Alice Liles call roll and read minutes from the September meeting. Martha Hunnicutt gave the treasurer’s report, discussed dues, yearbooks, and the booth the group will have in the upcoming Muleshoe Merry Market. President Johnson reported on the painting classes club members are conducting at the Oneida Wagnon Senior Center. More new business was discussed that will be finalized at the next meeting.
The motion was made and passed that the business meeting be adjourned, and member Shirley White then gave a program on composition in paintings and photographs. She used some of her paintings as examples of how composition should work. Next, guest woodworker Phil Gaasch gave a demonstration of using small staple gun staples to anchor hanging wire on pictures and shared with us crosses and picture frames he had made. He also talked about wood stains he mixed using a variety of household items like tea.
Nelda Hunt then shared her projects using recycled materials, such as birdhouses decorated with pieces of discarded picture frames, pieces of belts decorating wooden crosses, many things using leftover picket fence pickets. She also showed us her beautiful quilts, cross-stitch pieces, and trunks.
After the program, members, presenters, and guests Lynn Box and Mac McLeod enjoyed refreshments of cupcakes, chips and dips, crackers, corn candy and peanuts, and water provided by Sandi Chitwood and Ann Johnson. The door prize was won by guest speaker Phil Gaasch.
The next meeting will be November 5th at the Depot at 2 pm. Visitors and prospective members are welcome to attend.