Joplin Regional Artists Coalition

Board Meeting

December 13, 2022

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

The meeting of the JRAC board was called to order at 5:59 by President Andrew Batcheller.

Agenda Approval: A motion was made by Emily Rose 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 $7,933.02. Ending balance after membership dues and disbursements result in a balance of $8,724.84 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.

Emerging Artist exhibit winners are:

  • 1st Place Whitney Fair

  • 2nd Place Claire Bruening

  • 3rd Place Abigail Harrold

  • Honorable Mentions Gentry Woodward, Ashley Brown, and Olivia Passeri

Angel Brame will send an email to the participants with the pick up details of January 3rd and 4th 10am to 5pm. No storage is available. Any other arrangements must be made with Spiva directly. In the event JRAC decides to do another emerging artist show, a questionnaire will be developed to ensure participants are truly emerging.

The Nominating Committee to replace board members coming to the end of their terms has put together a list of willing candidates. Emily Rose will contact the candidates for their board questionnaire. Ballots will be printed for the annual meeting.

The Annual Meeting is approaching. Current plan is January 10, 2023 at 6pm at Spiva on 7th Street in Joplin. Andrew Batcheller will contact Spiva to confirm details. Andrew and Emily Rose will put together an agenda. Brenda Hayes will create a FB event. Angel Brame will take minutes at the meeting and other chores will be assigned at the next board meeting.

New monthly board meetings will take place at the library.

Foiled Again” is the next exhibit scheduled at artCentral in Carthage. Approval for publicity materials for future shows will need to be addressed before the 2024 show. Future themes/titles will need to be presented to artCentral in August of the year prior to the shows. Foiled Again drop off is at artCentral, Sunday, January 22 from 2 to 4pm. It runs Feb 3 to March 18. Opening reception is Feb 3 from 6 to 8pm with a Feb 10 weather alternative date. Pickup is March 19 from 2 to 4pm. 

Emily Rose made a motion to increase the stipend for judges for JRAC exhibits from $50 to $75. Sandra Parrill seconded the motion. The motion was unanimously approved.

Daria Claiborne volunteered to present the next workshop of the business of ceramics in late spring to allow for her outdoor space to be utilized.

The next Think Tank is tentatively scheduled for February 9th with the topic of introducing new board members. The event will take place at Spiva’s new building on 7th St in Joplin from 6-8pm.

The meeting was declared adjourned at 6:54pm by Andrew Batcheller. The next meeting will be on January 10th at Spiva Center for the Arts.

Respectfully submitted,

Angel Brame, Secretary