August 21, 2021 2-4pm

Andrew’s Studio 

Members Free, Non-Members $40. Registration will be required as class size will be limited to 8.  Please email joplinrac@gmail.com to be put on the list.

This workshop will cover basic journal construction.   We will coffee dye, stamp, and print our own papers to use.  

Please bring any papers, ephemera, cards, pictures etc. that you might like to incorporate into your journal. Bring any stamps, watercolors, acrylic paints, paint brushes that you would like to use.  Brenda will provide other materials.  

Please wear clothing that you do not mind getting dirty and bring gloves to protect your hands from staining (if desired).  

Joplin Regional Artists Coalition

Board Meeting

June 8, 2021

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

Absent: Emily Rose, Daria Claiborne

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

Agenda Approval: A motion was made by Al Gritten 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 $8,979.80. Ending balance after membership dues and disbursements result in a balance of $9189.30 in the bank account. Treasurer’s Report Approval: A motion was made by Sandra Parrill to accept the report and was seconded by Al Gritten. The motion was unanimously approved.

Membership update: Current membership stands at 106.

Joplin Arts District requested a renewal of JRAC’s membership with a dues payment of $35. A motion was made by Angel Brame to renew the membership and seconded by Nancy Erwin. The motion was unanimously approved. It was discussed that future annual renewal would be contingent upon a better understanding of how membership fees are used to promote the arts district.

Coffee Talk was held on May 22nd at 10:00am with Sandra Parrill hosting in person at Becketts in Joplin. Sandra will begin posting more details of what is discussed during the events on social media accounts. Topics on May 22nd included discussions of theme or no theme to shows and additional workshops for members on the business of art and not just techniques. Next Coffee Talk is June 26th at 10am at Becketts in Joplin.

Studio Tours resuming in November, 2021. The tour has been scheduled for November 6th and 7th. Applications will be available soon. A home base for members who have home studios and would prefer a public space is needed. Andrew suggested Lori Hahn might have a store front on Main Street available and will contact her with dates. Chadan also suggested the Empire Market may have an option. Daria will follow up on these options.

Andrew presented the topic of “Pizza Think Tank at Spiva” as a way to have members meet and talk about JRAC. Spiva has agreed to let JRAC use the main gallery for the event. Andrew will discuss dates with Spiva for August. More details will be sent to membership as they become available.

The summer exhibit at MSSU’s gallery on campus will be held June 28-July 22, 2021 with the title, “The Light in the Darkness.” Pieces for the exhibit will be delivered to Andrew Batcheller’s studio on June 17th from 5-7pm. Works will be delivered to MSSU and installed by June 22nd. A reception will be held on July 9th from 6:30pm to 8:00pm. An email will go out as a reminder of the exhibit to all current members. Chadan will write the press release and create a poster for the event. The theme was discussed as it was brought up at Coffee Talk. While the theme will be used as a standard for the judging process, it will not be used to turn away works for the exhibit.

The next workshops for members are being scheduled for late summer and fall. Brenda Hayes will conduct a book binding workshop and Andrew Batcheller will conduct a canvas stretching workshop. Details will be sent out as they become available.

The meeting was declared adjourned at 7:11pm by Andrew Batcheller. The next meeting of the JRAC Board will be at Andrew Batcheller’s studio on Tuesday, July 13th at 6pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Angel Brame, Secretary

Hello!!! Spiva is looking for art instructors to teach some classes and/or camps! We pay $20/hour and don’t require a degree, just a strong portfolio and an outgoing personality! If any of your artists would like to apply to teach, have them send me an email, sclements@spivaarts.org. Thank you!  Contact Sara Clements at sclementsA@spivaarts.org.

 

A summer exhibit at MSSU’s gallery on campus will be held June 28-July 22, 2021 with the title, “The Light in the Darkness.” Kyle McKenzie has agreed to be the judge. Pieces for the exhibit will be delivered to Andrew Batcheller’s studio on June 17th from 5-7pm. Works will be delivered to MSSU and installed by June 22nd. A reception will be held on July 9th from 6:30pm to 8:00pm. A new award, Best Interpretation, will take the place of Honorable Mention. Pieces submitted for the exhibit need to reflect the theme/title which is defined as the community coming out of the pandemic. It can be the light at the end of the tunnel, hope, promise, or a new beginning. What does “The Light in the Darkness” mean to you?

Joplin Regional Artists Coalition

Board Meeting

April 13, 2021

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

Absent: No one

The meeting of the JRAC board was called to order at 6:04pm by President Andrew Batcheller.

Agenda Approval: A motion was made by Angel Brame to approve the agenda and seconded by Emily Rose. 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 $9,082.54. Ending balance after membership dues and disbursements result in a balance of $8,660.49 in the bank account. Treasurer’s Report Approval: A motion was made by Angel Brame to accept the report and was seconded by Al Gritten. The motion was unanimously approved.

Membership update: Current membership stands at 112 with Fourteen renewals.

Coffee Talk will be held on April 24th at 10:30am with Sandra Parrill hosting and Andrew Batcheller scheduling the Zoom meeting. An email will go out with the details. Anyone expressing an interest in the event will be sent the invite.

Studio Tours resuming in November, 2021 was discussed. The Board agreed to send an email to the 2019 participants for input on participation and Covid safety. While waiting on responses, the planning process will start now.

A summer exhibit at MSSU’s gallery on campus will be held June 28-July 22, 2021 with the title, “The Light in the Darkness.” Kyle McKenzie has agreed to be the judge. Pieces for the exhibit will be delivered to Andrew Batcheller’s studio on June 17th from 5-7pm. Works will be delivered to MSSU and installed by June 22nd. A reception will be held on July 9th from 6:30pm to 8:00pm. A new award, Best Interpretation, will take the place of Honorable Mention. Pieces submitted for the exhibit need to reflect the theme/title which is defined as the community coming out of the pandemic. It can be the light at the end of the tunnel, hope, promise, or a new beginning. What does “The Light in the Darkness” mean to you?

A return to Spiva Center for the Arts for a November 2-December 18, 2021 exhibit was voted on to proceed. The motion was made by Al Gritten and seconded by Emily Rose with unanimous approval. The title/them of “Vertically Inclined” was agreed upon. More details will follow as the event gets closer.

The workshop scheduled for April 17, 2021 at noon is moving forward. A materials list has been made available for the participants. One participant has had to remove her name, an alternative has already been listed. Chadan Tomlin has agreed to record the workshop so that those unable to attend will be able to watch the video at a later date. Details on the availability of the video will be sent out to membership.

Members are being asked to offer materials for Featured Artist social media posts on all JRAC accounts. It was suggested that Board Members participate as well as a way for current membership to become more familiar with the Board.

The meeting was declared adjourned at 6:46pm by Andrew Batcheller. The next meeting of the JRAC Board will be at Andrew Batcheller’s studio on Tuesday, May 11th at 6pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Angel Brame, Secretary

Hello!

 
Just a quick reminder that Kaleidoscope at artCentral will go live on Facebook Friday, February 5th at 6pm.  Alice Lynn Greenwood-Mathe and Andrew Batcheller will host an in depth tour of the exhibit.  Awards recipients selected by juror John Smittle will be announced during the virtual event.  Watch our FB page for “Kaleidoscope LIVE Facebook Opening” or go to the page now and get a reminder for the start of the event.
 
 
The exhibit features 40+ members’ work and is stunning!  If you can’t make the virtual tour, you are still able to see it in person.  ArtCentral is open Fri and Sat Noon to 5pm until March 13.  You may call 417.358.4404 to schedule a visit on all other days.   ArtCentral is practicing CDC protocols for Covid19.  Masks and social distancing are required.
 
This is a great opportunity to see what other members have been up to during Covid19 without leaving your home.  We hope you are inspired to create a piece for our next group exhibit!  Stay tuned for details!
 
Have a great weekend!
JRAC Board Members

Greetings All!

      I hope your holidays were bright. It may seem early but the JRAC board would like to get a jumpstart on our next Show. We are announcing our next group show at artCentral in February called “Kaleidoscope” Due to all the obvious reasons, once again and unfortunately, the opening reception will be virtual and brought to you via facebook live. It is not ideal, we realize, but with the help of Alicelynn and her strength in these matters, we will do our utmost to make it pleasing , entertaining and a fine showcase for all of our members and their work. The precise details, i.e, date and time will be forthcoming but what we will need as soon as possible, from all of our participating artists is a low to medium resolution photo of your intended submission. The photo you send should be the best possible representation of your work, as they will be showcased and discussed on our Facebook live presentation. If any of you have difficulty with this process, our kind and helpful webmaster, Koral Martin, has agreed to assist you. So please, do not hesitate to ask.
All photos are to  be sent to rteest3@msn.com (Andrew Batcheller) I will then format and send to artCentral.
 All photos MUST be received by the 20th of January.! This is crucial so that we can construct and present the best possible showing.
We are very excited to see all of the new work from our incredibly talented members and the sooner we receive these photos, the better so please keep this in mind.
Thank you all and we wish you ALL THE  best in this upcoming new year! 
          JRAC Secretary, Andrew Batcheller   

Annoncing our JRAC show at Crowder College in Neosho in November.  Remember that the title of the show is “Renewal” and pieces should reflect what that word means to you.  Pieces must also be new and not shown before as well as meet the current JRAC exhibit guidelines.  As it gets closer, more details will become available.  Here is the latest update:

Drop off for the artwork will be on 11/13 at Crowder.  Times will be made available at a later date.
Pieces sold during the show will have a 15% commission assessed.  That commission goes directly to Crowder as a way to recover costs of the reception and advertising.  
Crowder would like images of any pieces completed for the exhibition by October 7th.  Please send them to Angel Brame at drgnflysnmud@gmail.com.  Images will be selected for advertising purposes.
 
Please do not hesitate to contact a JRAC board member with any questions.
Thanks and have a great week!
Helen Kunze 1st Place
Get This Party Started
Jan Ballard 2nd Place
Banned from Society
Melody Knowles 3rd Place
Covid Mask 2020
  HONORABLE MENTION  
     
Lori Marble –  It’s A Good Life Valerie Doerr – Breaking Out

 

Debbie Reed – Word of the World

We Have our winners for our “Out Of Confinement” Virtual Show! Our illustrious judge Cindi Zimmerman had a difficult time with all of the extraordinary work but finally settled on the following winning pieces. Congratulations to all our winners and much thanks to all our participants! Checks will be sent to the winners

1st: Get this Party Started – Helen Kunze
2nd: Banned from Society – Jane Ballard
3rd: Covid Mask 2020 – Melody Knowles

3 HM’s in no particular order :

It’s a Good Life – Lori Marble
Breaking Out – Valerie Doerr
Word of the World – Debbie Reed

Terrific exhibit!

Joplin Regional Artists Coalition

Board Meeting

Dec. 10, 2019

Attending: Chadan Tomlin, Sandra Parrill, Brenda Sears Hayes, Marta Churchwell, Laura Lowry-Greene, Emily Rose, and Angel Brame.

Angel Brame presented a treasurer’s report that showed $7,777.55 in the bank. It included two membership renewals and one new member, Adrian Bittner. A motion to accept the report was made by Marta Churchwell and seconded by Laura Lowry-Greene. The motion was unanimously approved. 

NEW BUSINESS

 The annual general membership meeting was set for 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21st, at the Joplin Public Library.  The agenda was set to include the year in review, a synopsis of activities tentatively planned for the coming year, and election of new board members. A motion was made by Sandra Parrill and seconded by Angel Brame to allow $50 in expenditures for refreshments. The motion was unanimously approved.

In discussion of a slate of new board members, Emily Rose reported that Andrew Batcheller has indicated an interest in rejoining the board. Several members were discussed as possibilities for positions and they are to be contacted for interest. It was noted that members who have an interest in serving are welcome to contact present board members or send an email to joplinrac@gmail.com. Positions now held by Marta Churchwell and Brenda Sears Hayes will expire. They are three-year positions.

Emily Rose announced that dates for Heart and Soul, the JRAC exhibit at artCentral, are set for Feb. 7-March 15 with the opening reception scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7. The drop-off date for artwork was set for 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 2, at artCentral. Artists are to have information on their work submitted by Thursday, Jan. 2, by email.  Emily Rose is to contact a possible juror for the exhibit.

OLD BUSINESS

 Angel Brame presented a new watercolor design for an updated organization brochure. A motion was made by Marta Churchwell and seconded by Sandra Parrill to have 500 of the brochures printed on paper like that used for present brochures. The motion was unanimously approved.

Marta Churchwell reported on the November JRAC Coffee Talk that drew four members who discussed the psychology of artists.

The pickup date for artwork in the ARTerior MOtives exhibit at Spiva was set for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 28, at Spiva. It was noted that Spiva will be closed that week and this will be the only time to pick up work, making it imperative that artists make arrangements for someone to pick up their work if they cannot do so themselves.  

It was reported that Daria Claiborne has handled details for JRAC to become an organization for buyers to designate for donations on Amazon Prime. A motion was made by Chadan Tomlin and seconded by Brenda Sears Hayes to complete the procedures necessary for such designation. The motion was unanimously approved.

Next meeting of the board will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14, at the Joplin Public Library.