Minutes of the Oct. 14, 2010, LOLAA Meeting
Attending: Kris Cook with guest, Mary Coleman,Dick Smith,Dave Russell,Dot Konieczny,Ken Baker,Hilda Jahnz,Mary Campbell, Janet Evans, Rita Marlow, Mary Ketchmark, and Bruce Johnson
Ken Baker,acting on behalf of Don Grott who was out of town, opened the meeting at 7:10 p.m. at the home of Bruce Johnson. Since a guest was present, each member shared a bit of personal and artistic history.
Janet Evans distributed a paper outlining the Oct. 29-Nov. 29 LaPorte Co. Tourism Bureau exhibition requirements. She suggested pricing work to include 25% commission. Up to four pieces may be displayed with larger pieces preferred. Artists will provide a label with pertinent information on the back of each piece which will then be placed on a card in the exhibit. A written biography will be displayed with a picture of your work on the website. Work must be submitted by Oct. 25. The Artists' Reception will take place, Friday, Nov. 12, 4 -6:00 p.m. Organizational meeting Nov. 6, 9:00a.m. @ B & J's American Cafe to plan details for the reception, such as invitations, food and drink responsibilities. Mary Campbell will bring Hilda Jahnz's paintings.
After the show, storefront space will be made available to display work indefinitely. Also, cards may be sold in the gift shop if pre-approved by Ms. Dale Cooper, the manager. Her contact info: 219-872-5055 4073 S. Franklin Street (near Sears in the Marquette Mall) Michigan City, IN 46360
Simultaneously, LOLAA will be exhibiting Nov. 4-9 @ Oak Woods Manor with the opening reception on Nov. 4. Ken Baker will provide the grids. Janet Evans volunteered to bring easels. Oak Woods Manor residents will be invited to exhibit as well.
Artists interested in ordering grids or card carousels will receive email from Janet E. with the name of the company. M. Ketchmark,R. Marlow, and B. Johnson expressed interest.
Don Grott has received requests for artists to provide demos at library branches. Dave Russell volunteered. Janet Evans is volunteering to teach classes @ Oak Woods Manor.
Members were reminded of the election to be held in December.
The business portion of the meeting adjourned at 8:20 p.m. Bruce Johnson then led an impromptu tour of his home, extensive collection of souvenirs from world travel, and antiques. He shared special, delicious cookies amidst additional refreshments. The evening concluded with a viewing of "The Mystery of Belle Gunness",a DVD created by Bruce Johnson and Stephen Ruminski. All agreed it was educational and a high quality production.
*Mary Ketchmark's email is now: firstname.lastname@example.org
Respectfully submitted by Kris Cook