Joplin Regional Artists Coalition

Board Meeting

April 5, 2022

Attendees: Sandra Parrill, Andrew Batcheller, Brenda Hayes, Angel Brame, Al Gritten, Emily Rose, Daria Claiborne

The meeting of the JRAC board was called to order at 6:02pm by President Andrew Batcheller.

Agenda Approval: A motion was made by Sandra Parrill to approve the agenda and seconded by Brenda Hayes. The motion was unanimously approved.

Minutes Approval: Minutes approved via email prior to meeting and disbursed to members.

Brenda Hayes presented a Treasurer’s report that showed a beginning balance of $8,647.89. Ending balance after membership dues and disbursements result in a balance of $8,641.22 in the bank account. Treasurer’s Report Approval: A motion was made by Angel Brame to accept the report and was seconded by Sandra Parrill. The motion was unanimously approved.

Membership update: Current membership stands at 114.

The Pizza and Wine Think Tank was attended by 25 members. The suggestion for an event before our big fall events was to hold a fundraiser to support the fallen and injured Joplin Police Department officers.

The JPD fundraiser has been planned and advertised. Andrew Batcheller will contact the local Police Union to discuss how to notify the families of the affected officers. Angel Brame will send an email to members requesting details of donated pieces for display planning purposes. The board will provide refreshments for the Friday reception but ask that any participating members consider bringing a dish as well. Angel Brame will contact Marta Churchwell to see if a write up in the Globe is possible. A motion was made by Angel Brame to budget $100 for beverages for the event. The motion was seconded by Sandra Parrill. The motion passed unanimously.

The Gold Leaf Workshop was attended by 10 members and an overall success.

Future workshop ideas were presented. These suggestions included a watercolor class with Debbie Reed or Al Gritten as possible teachers. Andrew Batcheller will contact Debbie. Other suggestions were: Daria Claiborne/watercolor cards, Andrew Batcheller/stretching canvases, trip to Crystal Bridges, and Brenda Hayes/topic to be determined.

Angel Brame gave an update on the Plein Air Paint Workshop and Event scheduled in cooperation with Spiva. Workshop is 9/9/2022 from 9am to 4pm. The workshop will be taught by Larry DeGraff with a cost of $120 per student. The competition will be held on 9/10 and 9/11/2022 with a cost of $35 for non-members and $25 for members. Prize money: $500 1st, $300 2nd, and $200 3rd. Additional Purchase Awards will be available.

Daria Claiborne gave an update on this year’s Studio Tour. Brenda Hayes volunteered to be on the committee and assist with all promotional items. Daria would like additional members on the committee to assist with the workload of planning and executing. Any member willing to help should respond to the joplinrac@gmail.com address. Daria will reach out to Steve Doerr for guidance on PSA’s.

The Emerging Artist event is being planned for November at Spiva Center for the Arts but may need to be flexible on the location as Spiva is in the midst of a possible move to their new location in late fall. Crowder is a possible second location.

The meeting was declared adjourned at 7:0pm by Andrew Batcheller. The next meeting will be on May 10th at 6pm at Andrew’s studio.

Respectfully submitted,

Angel Brame, Secretary

 
Artist: Please help support our Fundraiser. 100% of donations will go to JPD Drop off for donated pieces: Any Saturday before April 23rd at Empire Market (941 E 4th St) at the Market Artisans booth (hours are 10am -2pm) or Saturday, April 16th noon-3pm at Andrew’s studio (2102 S Connor)

Minutes Approval: Minutes approved via email prior to meeting and disbursed to members.

Brenda Hayes presented a Treasurer’s report that showed a beginning balance of $8,341.04. Ending balance after membership dues and disbursements result in a balance of $8,647.89 in the bank account. Treasurer’s Report Approval: A motion was made by Emily Rose to accept the report and was seconded by Angel Brame. The motion was unanimously approved.

Membership update: Current membership stands at 111.

The show at artCentral had a great turnout. The show features 76 pieces from our talented members. The winners are as follows:

  • 1st Place, Emily Rose

  • 2nd Place, Sandra Parrill

  • 3rd Place, Margie Moss

  • Honorable Mentions, Brooks Elizabeth Billings, Kristen Girard, and Dianne Miller

  • Best Theme Adherence, Misty White

Pick up for the show is Sunday, March 13th from 1-3pm at artCentral. If anyone cannot pick up their piece, other arrangements need to be made. No storage for remaining pieces is available.

Brenda Hayes brought up the idea of having the JRAC logo put on vehicle stickers as a way to welcome new members, have visible marketing, and have available at events. Options were presented. The choice was made to purchase 200 stickers for $148. The stickers will be 5” x 3” to accommodate our logo. A motion was made by Emily Rose to make the purchase. The motion was seconded by Nancy Erwin. The motion was passed unanimously.

The next Pizza and Wine Think Tank is scheduled for Tuesday, March 15th from 6-8pm at Spiva Center for the Arts at 3rd and Wall in downtown Joplin. Andrew will pick up pizza from Blackthorn and wine will also be available. Topic of discussion will be gathering ideas for events to fill in the time between now and the next scheduled show in the fall.

The next workshop for members is scheduled for Sunday, March 20th from 1-3pm at Andrew Batcheller’s studio at 2102 S Connor in Joplin. The topic is gold leaf. 10 participant limit. Four members are currently scheduled. Supplies will be provided. Participants are encouraged to bring old paint brushes. Free to members. $40 for non members.  Class is now closed.  If you requested a spot, please watch for emails with additional details.

The Plein Air Paint Workshop and Event is being scheduled in cooperation with Spiva. The tentative dates are the weekend of September 9-11. There will be a separate charge for the workshop on Friday and the competition on Saturday and Sunday. More details will follow as plans are solidified.

Joplin Arts Fest applications are now open on zapplication. The event is scheduled for September 16 and 17, 2022. There will be an exciting community project taking place during the event. A motion was made by Angel Brame to have JRAC commit the annual $600 as sponsorship. The motion was seconded by Nancy Erwin. The motion passed unanimously.

Emerging Artist event is being planned for November at Spiva Center for the Arts. Daria Claiborne passed around the application for review. A few changes will be made. Once complete, the application will be distributed to the area teachers and professors. Board members will also help distribute.

Angel Brame will send an email encouraging members to send JRAC details about events, accomplishments, awards, new works, etc so that it may be shared on social media. Our social media expert, Brenda Hayes, is always looking for new content.

Daria Claiborne requested approval to order more ID cards for members. A motion was made by Angel Brame to approve the purchase. The motion was seconded by Emily Rose. The motion passed unanimously.

Daria Claiborne notified the board that PayPal fees have increased to $1.76 per transaction on our website for membership joining and renewals. Emily Rose made a motion to increase the cost of a membership purchase on our website to $37 to cover the PayPal administrative cost. The motion was seconded by Brenda Hayes. The motion passed unanimously.

A suggestion was made to create an automatically generated email that would go out to new and renewing members with a welcome and details on the next steps to anyone utilizing the process on our website. Daria Claiborne will compose the letter and have Koral Martin make the adjustments on our website.

Art Forms in Pittsburg is currently looking for more artists to join the gallery. Brenda Hayes will compose the invitation to apply and Angel Brame will send it out to membership.

The meeting was declared adjourned at 7:03pm by Andrew Batcheller. The next meeting will be on April 12th at 6pm at Andrew’s studio.

Respectfully submitted,

Angel Brame, Secretary

Joplin Regional Artists Coalition

Zoom Meeting

March 17, 2022

Attendees: Sandra Parrill, Andrew Batcheller, Brenda Hayes, Angel Brame, Al Gritten, Emily Rose, Daria Claiborne

The meeting of the JRAC board was called to order at 6:33pm by President Andrew Batcheller.

A special meeting was called by President Andrew Batcheller to discuss the possibility of having a fundraiser for the fallen and injured officers of the Joplin Police Department earlier this month.

Event details:

  • Requests of JRAC artists to donate original art, giclees, or prints, with a minimum purchase price suggestion

  • All proceeds will go directly to the families of the three officers affected by the tragic event

  • Art will be purchased outright versus a silent auction

  • The event will be held at Empire Market during the weekend of April 22nd. Empire Market has graciously waived their rental fee and Downtown Joplin Alliance has graciously offered to help with marketing

  • Event dates/times: Friday, April 22nd 6-9pm, Saturday, April 23rd 10am-2pm, Sunday, April 24th 1-3pm with Friday being a reception with beverages and snacks and a raffle item to raise additional funds

  • Drop off for donated pieces: Any Saturday before April 23rd at Empire Market (941 E 4th St) at the Market Artisans booth (hours are 10am -2pm) or Saturday, April 16th noon-3pm at Andrew’s studio (2102 S Connor)

A motion to hold the event was made by Angel Brame. The motion was seconded by Al Gritten. The motion passed unanimously.

The meeting was declared adjourned at 6:53pm by Andrew Batcheller. The next meeting will be on April 12th at 6pm at Andrew’s studio.

Respectfully submitted,

Angel Brame, Secretary

Hello JRAC Members,
You are invited to apply to the 2022 Fresh Gallery Juried Show in Springfield, MO, sponsored by Simmons Bank.
 

CALL TO ARTISTS!

The 2022 Fresh Gallery Juried Show is now open for submissions thru March 20, 2022! The juried show is open to all 2D and 3D artists. Awards will be given to the following:

  • Best of Show
  • First Place 2D and 3D
  • Second Place 2D and 3D
  • Third Place 2D and 3D
  • Honorable Mention
  • People Choice Award sponsored by Simmons Bank

Best of Show will be invited to be the Fresh Gallery Feature Artist for January 2023.

The entry fee is $30 for three submissions and $20 for students.

 Click the link below to learn more and apply.

https://www.freshgallery.org/page/34226/2022-fresh-gallery-juried-art-show

 
Thank you,
Jodie Sutton
 
Fresh Gallery Publicity

freshgallerypublicity@gmail.com

Joplin Regional Artists Coalition

Board Meeting

February 8, 2022

Attendees:  Andrew Batcheller, Daria Claiborne, Nancy Erwin, Al Gritten, Brenda Hayes, Sandra Parrill, Emily Rose

Absent: Angel Brame

The meeting of the JRAC board was called to order at 6:00pm by President Andrew Batcheller.

Agenda Approval:  A motion was made by Sandra Parrill to approve the agenda and seconded by Brenda Hayes.  The motion was unanimously approved.

Minutes Approval:  Minutes approved via email prior to meeting and dispersed to members.

Daria Claiborne presented the Treasurer’s report that shows a beginning balance of $8,789.43.  Ending balance after membership dues and disbursements result in a balance of $8,341.04 in the bank account.  Treasurer’s Report Approval:  A motion was made by Al Gritten to accept the report and was seconded by Emily Rose.  The motion was unanimously approved.

Membership update:  Current membership stands at 111.   

Board Elections:  We welcome our newly elected Brenda Hayes, who is already making a big difference with our social media campaign.  The following existing board officer appointments were unanimously reconfirmed for the term 2022:  Andrew Batcheller, President; Emily Rose, Vice President; Angel Brame, Secretary.  The position of Treasurer formerly held by Chadan Tomlin was unanimously confirmed to Brenda Hayes.  

Show Updates:

Verdant reception is ready to go for February 11th, the weather alternative date.  

Andrew Batcheller reported our bid for a show with KC Artists Coalition this year was unsuccessful.  We will check with Laura Lowry-Greene to see if the space for Front & Center is still available for this year.

The Post Library Show is set to run from November 17th to December 29th.  We will work out a drop off date at the library.  Andrew proposed we use the theme “The Eyes Have It.”  A motion to accept the theme was made by Brenda Hayes and seconded by Al Gritten.  The motion was unanimously approved.  

Initial planning was discussed for the Emerging Artist show at Spiva sponsored by JRAC.  Daria Claiborne and Sandra Parrill have volunteered to reach out to local art instructors to get the word out to young and amateur artists.  The board considered the possibility of proposing a junior membership as a new level of JRAC membership.  This is tabled until such a point where we may gauge the interest of the younger set who demonstrate talent and interest in JRAC.  Emerging artists should submit images of their work via email to be juried by the Board no later than October 1st.

 

 

Workshops/Other Activities:

Gold Leaf Workshop–Andrew Batcheller has set the date for Sunday, March 20th, from 1 to 3pm at his studio.  Space will be limited to 10 people with masking protocols in force.  Gold leaf, sizing and Masonite boards will be generously donated by Andrew; attendees will furnish their own brushes, preferably old, battered ones they don’t mind ruining.  At the appropriate time, an email will be sent out asking for RSVP on a first come, first served basis.

Plein Air Workshop/Paintout Event—Al Gritten is in the midst of discussing an intro to plein air painting workshop with Jeff Legg.  Dates and potential costs need to be considered.  This will likely not be a free event for JRAC members, but will be an amazing opportunity.  We’d like to get this set up for summertime as a predecessor to holding a plein air paintout event in September or October.

Pizza/Wine Think Tank at Spiva—We are getting this set up tentatively for Tuesday, March 15th, from 6 to 8pm.  A motion to set a $200 budget was made by Al Gritten and seconded by Sandra Parrill.  The motion was unanimously approved.

Ideas for a potential fundraiser/show were briefly discussed.  We may coordinate with Downtown Joplin Alliance for a space to do this or look at First Thursday as an opportunity to fundraise and engage the public.  We will look for ideas from the membership at Think Tank.

The Board unanimously approved Andrew Batcheller’s request to put out an email to the membership to let them know he’s accepting donated household items and furniture for Afghan refugee families settling in the Joplin area.  He will open his studio on Sunday, February 13th, from 12 to 3pm for this purpose.

The meeting was declared adjourned at 7:21pm by Andrew Batcheller.  The next meeting of the JRAC Board will be at Andrew Batcheller’s studio on Tuesday, March 8th, at 6pm.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

Emily Rose

The Macon Area Chamber of Commerce would like to invite your MACAA artists and master craftsmen to show at our 2022 Fork & Cork Festival held in Macon, MO.  We welcome back our returning vendors and friends and look forward to meeting new vendors in 2022.  If you would share our information with them, we would greatly appreciate it.  
 
 
The MACC is at work planning new projects and events for the festival.  First up is a MACC sponsored golf tournament planned for first weekend in August.  Ideas abound so watch for upcoming events.
14th Fork & Cork Festival
August 20, 2022
Macon, MO
 
LET’S MAKE MACON A DESTINATION!
 
The Macon Area Chamber of Commerce sponsors the annual Fork & Cork Festival in downtown Macon every fall.  Our festival attracts high end visual art artisans, master craftsmen as well as quality antiques dealers.  Enjoy jazz, blues, country and swing band musicians entertaining throughout the day.  Great food and tasty wines add to the mix making for an outstanding day.
 
The MACC would like to personally invite you, as artists, art councils/galleries, antiques dealers and as master crafters to show at our fall festival this year.  We have enlarged our festival and built our artisan base over the past fourteen years.  2021 was our largest Fork & Cork Festival with over 70+ artists, crafters, and antiques dealers.
 
We would like to invite you to show at our 2022 Fork & Cork Festival.  Our vendor application is also on our Face Book page – Macon Fork & Cork Festival and our web page maconforkandcork.squarespace.com
 
Although we are a non-juried art festival, we do encourage a high level of quality vendors.  Your name, FB page and web site will be advertised as attending F&C.
 
Come join us if you can!  There were 70+ participants, new and returning artists, who joined us in 2021 and we’re planning on our festival being bigger and better in 2022
 
As we fill the streets with artists, crafters and antiques, we hope you will consider joining the fun and let’s “Make Macon a Destination!”
 
G. Kay Kindle
Vendor Coordinator
704 Toad Lane
Macon, MO 63552
660-395-6033
 
Macon Area Chamber of Commerce
102 Vine St.
Macon, MO  63552
660-385-2811

Joplin Regional Artists Coalition

Annual Board Meeting

January 11, 2022

Attendees: Nancy Erwin, Sandra Parrill, Andrew Batcheller, Chadan Tomlin, Angel Brame, Al Gritten, Emily Rose, Daria Claiborne with 17 additional members in attendance

The meeting of the JRAC board was called to order at 6:08pm by President Andrew Batcheller.

Membership update: Current membership stands at 108.

2021 Recap

Kaleidoscope show at artCentral: Melody Knowles 1st, Eric Beezley 2nd, Jane McCauley 3rd, Andrew Batcheller Honorable Mention

Light in the Darkness at MSSU: Michael Steddum 1st, Chadan Tomlin 2nd, Angel Brame 3rd, Diana Bray Best Adherence to Theme

Front and Center at Maple Uncommon: Nancy Wildwood People’s Choice. Forty-four pieces in total shown. Reception held in conjunction with the annual Columbus Hot Air Balloon Festival

Plein Air Event at Wildcat Glades: Liz Darling 1st, Margie Moss 2nd, John Mills 3rd, Honorable Mentions Daria Claiborne, Chadan Tomlin, Brenda Sageng, Amber Mintert

Vertically Inclined at Spiva: Jade Cantrell 1st, Connie Miller 2nd, Angel Brame 3rd, Melody Knowles Best Adherance to Theme, Honorable Mentions Amber Mintert, Linda Passeri, Linda Kyger

Coffee Talk presented by Al Gritten and Nancy Erwin: The board has decided to suspend Coffee Talk for 2022 and replace it with a quarterly Pizza Think Tank. The hope is to bring in more members and have more involvment. A quick poll was taken to see if a Saturday morning or weeknight event would be more appealing. The majority in attendance preferred a weeknight event.

Workshops and professional development presented by Chadan Tomlin and Sandra Parrill: Brenda Hayes presented a book binding workshop that was well attended with such positive results that a second one may be requested in the future. Some suggestions for future workshops include gold leaf application, plein air, canvas stretching and surface preperation.

Studio Tour 2021 presented by Daria Claiborne: Thirteen artists in 7 locations participated in the 2nd studio tour. The event posted a $937 profit and had a lot of positive feedback from guests. Requests and suggestions for 2022 are to have more volunteers, aquire signs with arrows, and more communication with participating artists.

Budget for 2021 and 2022 presented by Chadan Tomlin: 2021 beginning balance $9,734.69 with $6065 incoming funds for the year and $7010.26 outgoing funds for the year. 2022 budget included $6200 potential income and $6230 potential outgoing funds. Angel Brame made a motion to approve the budget with Laura Lowry-Greene seconding. All in attendance approved.

2022 Looking Forward

Verdant at artCental: The theme is green and alive, though it is not a requirement. Michele Knight has graciously agreed to be the judge. Two pieces per artist are allowed for this exhibit. Pieces for the exhibit need to be dropped off at artCentral on January 23rd from 1-3pm. A photo of each piece needs to be emailed to joplinrac@gmail.com no later than 1/23. Opening reception has been scheduled for February 4th from 6pm to 8pm. Mask protocols are in place. Anyone interested in volunteering as a docent during the exhibit can also email joplinrac@gmail.com.

Exhibit at KCAC: Andrew Batcheller has submitted an application with artwork supplied by members for a potential exhibit in 2022 or early 2023. We are waiting on a response.

Joplin Public Library: Jill Sullivan has offered JRAC an exhibit during December 2022. More details will follow on dates, show guidelines, theme, etc.

Emerging Artist at Spiva: As a change of pace, JRAC will host an Emerging Artist exhibit at Spiva instead of a general membership show. The participants will be recruited from local art departments on the high school and university level. The idea is to encourage the local students to become members and introduce them to all of the art opportunities in the area. Emily Frankowski suggested we offer a one year membership to award winners (to be used at age 18 or above in accordance with JRAC bylaws).

Crystal Bridges: A field trip for members is in the works for 2022. All in attendance agreed it would be a fun trip. Plans will proceed.

Election of board members: Three current board positions are up for renewal. Members volunteering for the positions are Brenda Hayes, Angel Brame, Laura Lowry-Greene, and Sandra Parrill. Ballots were distributed and counted. Open three-year terms have been filled with Brenda Hayes, Angel Brame, and Sandra Parrill.

Door Prizes: Names were drawn for four $25 gift cards to Michael’s. Names drawn are: Laura Lowry-Greene, Rich Reed, Cleo Copeland, and Connie Miller. Gift cards will be mailed to recipient’s homes.

The meeting was declared adjourned at 7:15pm by Andrew Batcheller. The next meeting of the JRAC Board will be at Andrew’s studio on February 8th at 6pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Angel Brame, Secretary

 

Joplin Regional Artists Coalition

Board Meeting

December 14, 2021

Attendees: Nancy Erwin, Sandra Parrill, Andrew Batcheller, Chadan Tomlin, Angel Brame, Al Gritten, Emily Rose

The meeting of the JRAC board was called to order at 6:00pm by President Andrew Batcheller.

Agenda Approval: A motion was made by Emily Rose to approve the agenda and seconded by Sandra Parrill. The motion was unanimously approved.

Minutes Approval: Minutes approved via email prior to meeting and disbursed to members.

Chadan Tomlin presented a Treasurer’s report that showed a beginning balance of $8,644.94. Ending balance after membership dues and disbursements result in a balance of $8,789.43 in the bank account. Treasurer’s Report Approval: A motion was made by Al Gritten to accept the report and was seconded by Emily Rose. The motion was unanimously approved.

Membership update: Current membership stands at 107.

Daria reported remotely that there would be no fees involved in moving the JRAC checking account to SMB, nor would there be recurring fees in maintaining/using that account. A motion was made by Emily Rose to move from Pinnacle to SMB for banking and seconded by Chadan Tomlin. The motion was unanimously approved.

The show at Spiva Center for the Arts had a great turnout. The winners are as follows:

  • 1st Place, Jade Henning
  • 2nd Place, Connie Miller
  • 3rd Place, Angel Brame
  • Honorable Mentions, Amber Mintert, Linda Kyger, and Linda Passeri
  • Best Theme Adherence, Melody Knowles

Pick up for the show is Saturday, December 18th from 4-6pm. If anyone cannot pick up their piece, other arrangements need to be made. No storage for remaining pieces is available.

A JRAC show at the Kansas City Artist Coalition is still in application status. Any member wishing to participate needs to send a quality image of one piece that best represents their style/body of work. The subject of the image does not have to be available for display if JRAC is approved for a show. Once we are approved for exhibition, more specific details will be given as to when, where, size limitations, hanging requirements, title of exhibit, etc.

JRAC has been contacted for a potential showing at the Post Art Library in 2022. Andrew will contact Jill Sullivan for more details regarding time frame, size and weight limitations, availability of pedestals, etc. Late spring/early summer would be the best time for JRAC.

In adding the two potential Post Art Library and KCAC shows, the concern is having too much scheduled for 2022. Is it possible to put other regular exhibits on hiatus in order to not overwhelm members? One potential exhibit to put on hold is MapleUncommon in Columbus, KS. JRAC will continue to communicate with Laura Lowry-Greene on hosting the annual exhibit.

Best of Missouri Hands group has requested that JRAC spread the word of their organization and its benefits of membership. Similar to JRAC, BOMH offers news, workshops, annual meetings, promotional web page for artists, etc. There are two types of membership, generic and juried. The significant difference between the two is only juried members are granted a web presence on the BOMH site. Being a member of a state-wide organization could be very beneficial to local members in announcements of opportunities outside of the four state area. A motion was made by Andrew Batcheller and seconded by Al Gritten to make an announcement to membership of the BOMH membership drive. The motion was passed unanimously. Angel Brame will draft an email to go out to all members.

The annual members’ meeting is schedule for January 11th at 6pm with an alternative date of January 18th at 6pm for any weather issues. Any member wishing to volunteer for a board position needs to email joplinrac@gmail.com as soon as possible to be considered for any open positions. Andrew Batcheller will confirm location/date/time with Sue Adams at Spiva. Al Gritten will put together the PowerPoint presentation for the meeting. Angel Brame suggested a door prize of gift cards (4 at $25 each) for Micheal’s to encourage participation. Board members will provide snacks and beverages. Board members will report to Spiva at 5:30 to finalize any details for the meeting.

Items for discussion:

  • Introduction: Andrew Batcheller
  • 2021 Activities: Andrew Batcheller and Emily Rose
  • Coffee Talk/Pizza Think Tank: Al Gritten and Nancy Erwin
  • Professional Development and Workshops: Sandra Parrill, Chadan Tomlin, and Andrew Batcheller
  • Studio Tour: Daria Claiborne
  • Budget: Chadan Tomlin
  • Election
  • Planned Activities for 2022: Andrew Batcheller and Emily Rose
  • Minutes will be taken by Angel Brame

 

The next exhibit will be at ArtCentral in Carthage with a title/theme of “Verdant.” The judge will be Michele Norman Knight. While a theme has been assigned, it is not a strict requirement. Any pieces not conforming to the theme will not be turned away. It is meant as a suggestion, challenge, or starting point.

The meeting was declared adjourned at 7:03pm by Andrew Batcheller. The next meeting of the JRAC Board will be at Spiva on January 11th at 6pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Angel Brame, Secretary

Just a reminder for all of our talented members regarding our annual, highly anticipated,member show at artCentral in February.  We chose Verdant , which, literally translated , means (of countryside) green with grass or other rich vegetation, as a tribute and acknowledgement to ArtCentrals penchant for the color. We are in the middle of winter and although it certainly has not felt as such, we thought a nod to the color of ArtCentral and spring would be a nice reminder that green WILL return. Remember that our theme is merely a suggestion and not a prerequisite for participation but we would love to see the Hallowed Halls of artCentral awash in the color! Think about, our theme  as a  way to inspire you, not as a limitation. And there will be an award for best adherence to theme, so there is that as well!   A drop-off date for submissions is set for  Sunday, January 23rd, from 1pm – 3pm at artCentral in Carthage.  Opening Reception will be held on the evening of Friday, February 4th from 6pm- 8pm. We are excited to see your creations!    Thank you and the happiest of Holidays to all of you! 
 JRAC President,
Andrew Batcheller