Joplin Regional Artists Coalition

Board Meeting

August 9, 2022

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

The meeting of the JRAC board was called to order at 5:59pm by Vice President, Emily Rose.

Agenda Approval: A motion was made by Sandra Parrill to approve the agenda and seconded by Nancy Erwin. 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 $8,420.63. Ending balance after membership dues and disbursements result in a balance of $9,016.54 in the bank account. Treasurer’s Report Approval: A motion was made by Al Gritten to accept the report and was seconded by Brenda Hayes. The motion was unanimously approved.

The Plein Air event is still on target for the fall. Information is being sent from Spiva. All correspondence is being shared on our social media. The event is scheduled for Sept. 10, 9am – Sept. 11, 4pm (judging at 4pm). The fee for the paint-out competition is $35 ($25 for members of Spiva Center for the Arts and the Joplin Regional Artists Coalition). Finished works will be presented in a Paint the Ozarks exhibition at Spiva Center for the Arts during the remainder of September. More than $1,500 in cash prizes will be awarded in the competition, including a $500 purchase prize for one of the competitors. Competition t-shirts are available for an additional $5, and only guaranteed to those who pre-register before August 27th.

The 2022 Studio Tour is set for Nov 5 and 6 with 15 participants in seven locations. Some additional details are still needed from a few participants. Daria will be sending out requests for that information. Jane Ballard is working on marketing information. The purchase of arrow stickers for the yard signs was discussed and all agreed were a good solution. Emily Rose volunteered to work on publicity and PSA’s for the event using her list of media connections.

The watercolor workshop with Debbie Reed was well attended. Debbie offered her vast knowledge of watercolor techniques and history. It was a wonderful workshop full of inspiration. As a reminder, JRAC workshops are free to members and offered to non-members at a minimal fee. Workshops are a great way to learn new things and interact with other artists.

Emily Rose will attend Connect 2 Culture’s event on Saturday, August 13th at the Library to discuss what JRAC means for the Joplin community and encourage membership.

Upcoming shows: The first event is “The Eyes Have It,” at the Post Memorial Library in November. (Size limits on the show at the Library are 24” x 24”. Drop off will be at Andrew’s studio on 10/29. Show will open 11/1. Please watch emails as it gets closer for additional details.) Emerging Artist exibit will happen at Spiva Nov/Dec. Additional details will be available in the next two weeks regarding a definition of “emerging.” A title was chosen for ArtCentral for February, 2023. “Foiled Again” revolves around metal and artists are encouraged to incorporate metal in some way. As always, these titles and themes are just a starting point and not a requirement for submitted pieces.

The next Think Tank will be October 13th at Daria Claiborne’s studio. The topic will be about getting started in ceramics, tools, equipment, techniques, etc. More details will be available as it gets closer. Al Gritten made a motion to create a budget of $200 for the Think Tank events. Brenday Hayes seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

The next workshops are the Plein Air workshop in conjunction with Spiva in September and a wire wrapping workshop with Sandra Parrill later in the winter.

The meeting was declared adjourned at 7:10pm by Andrew Batcheller. The next meeting will be on September 13th at 6pm at Andrew’s studio.

Respectfully submitted,

Angel Brame, Secretary