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September General Meeting Notes

posted Sep 28, 2017, 4:56 PM by Dave Beebe   [ updated Mar 29, 2018, 2:22 PM ]
Welcome: Fran opened the meeting welcoming our new guests, Victoria Foster, Debbie Newman and Ann Murphy, and a new member Libby Sheridan. 

Thanks went out to: Dotty Banker and all the volunteers for helping with the J. B. Keel show. 

Officers’ Report - Treasurer:  Bank Balance is 2,161.66 and membership is 55. 

Chairman Reports: 

Diane Harm – Christmas Party is proceeding with the plans for dinner at the Tournament Players Club. Reservation is for Wednesday, Dec. 13, 6 – 9. She will be meeting with them next Friday to discuss the menu plan. The meal will not include the drinks. The room reservation fee of $250 has been waived. 

Dotty Banker – JB Keel Exhibit: The reception was nice. The 4th entries were left out due to limited hangers. Monika Leon sold 3 photos pieces from the exhibit. The art pick-up date is changing to Friday instead of Saturday as originally planned. An e-mail will be sent out with the time.

Sally Yoder – Plein Air: The next Plein Air outing will open the new season with a Pot-Luck on Oct. 27, 4 – 8, at the Yoder residence. This will be a 2-hour quick-draw, then bring a dish to share and your drink for after. RSVP with Sally. Until then the group is meeting every other Thursday to work with a live model at the New River Library in Wesley Chapel, 1 - 3:30. Model fee is split among participants.


Toast Of Tampa – Pat Beebe will be organizing this event. The exhibit will be for one day only at USF school of music during the 2 performances, staring before the first show through the intermission of the second show, then clearing out before the end of that show. Artist must stay with their works, bring their own set-up and means of accepting payment. Call to artist will come out soon. Tickets for the 3pm and 7pm performances on Nov. 4th can be purchased through Fran Byer. Cost is $25 for general admission seats or $40 for patron seats. Guest performer is Voctave. 

Celebration Of Women – exhibit at the JB Keel Library is Feb. and March. Individual artist need to contact Jennifer Hodges at for application.

Bamboozle Halloween – exhibit is Oct. 14 – Nov. 18. Contact Tim Gibbons for application. 

Volunteer Needed – to take over the Treasurer’s position. 

Marie Schadt won 2nd place award at the Carrollwood Cultural Center “People” show and 
Margret Thomas won the 3rd place award. 

Joan Garcia has a painting in the Lightening Celebration of the Arts at Amalie Arena.

Program ideas are needed: Suggestion was made for another Rummage Sale. Members can clean out and bring items to sell or barter. Another suggestion is to have a “Painter’s Key”. Members can volunteer to give art tips. If you have any ideas you would like to see at the General meetings, let us know. 

Program: Art Challenge – “Wine”. Members brought their work in anonymously and were voted by those present. The winners are 1st place – Virginia Butler, 2nd – Sally Yoder, 3rd – Libby Sheridan.  This is the last art challenge for this year. The next one will be announced at the Feb. general meeting.