ALPHA RHO TAU GENERAL MEETING MINUTES,
SEPTEMBER 17, 2018
Meeting called to order at 6:28 pm by Randy Oxley, presiding President.
Randy welcomed all attendees and asked for new members and guest. Norma Ewing introduced herself as a guest.
Randy thanked table decorator, Phyllis Snyder and Cookie Angels, Matt Smith, Richard Coones, Judy Bridwell, & Meredith Hoosier.
-Women Artists of the West (WAOW) exhibit will be at the Price Tower gallery, Bartlesville, 9/20-11/4. opening reception, Friday, September 21, 6-8. Free and open to public. ART members Joey Frisillo, Lori Rauchwerger and Nancy Harkin have been juried into the exhibit along with several other Oklahoma artists.
-Holiday brunch to be held December 15, 2018, 11-1 at Bread & Butter, 51st Street, just east of Harvard.
-Currently exhibiting at Phillips Seminary, Sandy Wilhite and Karen Lamb, thru Oct.
-Currently exhibiting at Post Oak Lodge, Janie Crean, Jo Beth Force, Randy Oxley, thru mid Oct.
-Ken Brown has been juried into Small Works, Great Wonders at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in OKC, reception Nov 3, exhibit through Nov 25.
Randy called for a motion to approve minutes for August 20, 2018 general meeting as published via email. Janie Crean made motion, Karin Cermak seconded. passed unanimously.
Charlene Pennington, Treasurer, presented Treasurer’s report: beginning balance, $6,906.96; deposits, $504.00; expenses, $409.07; ending balance, $7,001.89. Scholarship fund - $2,868.00. Currently 128 members. Report filed.
Lori Raucherger, Director of artists videos, reported on artists documentaries to be filmed by Jenks high school film class students, under supervision of Clifton Raphael, Director of the program. Videos will be share - three videos of TAG members, three videos of ART members. Premier showing of videos and voting for winners will take place April 23, 2019, 6-8 pm at Hardesty Library. Members in good standing are asked to submit an application when received, if interested, so selection process can begin soon. Filming will take place shortly after the first of 2019. Lori showed Alma Rankin’s three min video, filmed in 2016.
Linda Dunbar, Plein air Chair, reported on Plein air Tulsa, Painting the Osage, October 19-21, 2018.
Post Oak Lodge will be advertising a “Wet Paint Sale” on their website. Open to the public on Sunday, Oct 21, 2-4, in Post Oak gallery.
A 60 second commercial for Plein air Tulsa will play on the RSU channel 80 times, Sept 15 - Oct 15, paid for by the Osage Travel and Tourism Board. Linda played the commercial for attendees to see.
Matt Smith, Bargain Table Chair, announced that there will be a raffle for a graphite portrait painted by Karen St. Clair - 1 person/1 pet. Tickets sold for $5 a piece at September, October, November meeting. Drawing at November meeting in time for holiday gift giving.
Janie Crean, Advisor, announced a Fine Art Swap for October general meeting. Members asked to bring an original piece of work to the meeting. Numbers will be drawn and each person who brings art will be able to choose a piece from what is available.
Todd Sparks, Exhibits Chair, announced that tonight is the deadline to submit for Art in the Square at Utica. Held Saturday, October 6. Annual, judged, members exhibit will be at Boston Avenue Methodist Church. Delivery date November 2, 10:00 am. Reception to be announced.
Beverly Forrester announced Broken Arrow Rose Festival 3 day event, Friday May 31-June 2nd. Partnering with “Chalk it Up” street artists. Booths available for individuals as well as groups. Rose art contest will be held in the Broken Arrow Museum.
Art sharing - Matt Smith shared two Plein air pieces he has painted recently.
10 minute break
Karen St Clair, VP/Program Chair, introduced speaker Sharon Allred. Topic”Art of Healing”. Sharon spoke about her art journey and the development of the “Art of Healing” Program at Hillcrest Hospital. She showed many large and small pieces with different techniques, products and on different supports.
Kaen St Clair, VP/Program Chair, announced presenter for October 15 general meeting will be Dale Martin, pastelist.
Randy announced door prizes - certificate for16x20 giclee from Dewey Douglas’ Ingraphic detail won by Jan Duke. Wolf print won by Judy Bridewell.
Two of Sharon Allred’s small pieces won by Debbie Haney & Elaine Cerveny.
Meeting adjourned at 8:10.
Charlotte Lough for Pat Rogers