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