Shared beginning and ending February balances. Ian Bartlett: Motion to approve financial report. Frank Harper: Seconded Approved
Quick Annoucements (Shari)
Wilson’s Window (for members)
Next opening is April 23. Two week showings.
See Frank Harper to sign up.
Bonnechere Bistro & Bakery
New exhibitor opportunity.
Ian Bartlett will be displaying his works starting April 11.
For any works sold, the Bistro will be receiving a 20% commission.
Timing for additional artists still to be determined.
Renfrew Home Garden and Leisure Show
April 20-21, 2018
We have free space in the front hall for “members” to sell their works
Set up will be either Friday morning or Thursday night. Still to be determined.
To sign up, see Jack.
Saturdays in Lowe Park (hosted by BIA)
June 2: The guild will be hosting the pop-up event.
See Jack to sign up.
Ian Bartlett will no longer be able to manage the site as of the end of June. Ian was responsible for the new site design and all the work involved in its launch as well as maintenance. The guild, its members and those present thanked Ian for all his hard work.
We are now looking for a replacement for Ian. We ask that the volunteer have experience with web sites and some knowledge of html. If you know of someone who would be interested in this position, please contact Shari.
Art in the Park (July 14)
Reminder – Early bird discount until May 1.
24 exhibitors already signed up. See website for list of exhibitors.
We're looking for sponsors if anyone knows of someone who is willing to pledge $50 - $100
Rack cards and posters are now available if anyone wants some to distribute. See Jack.
This year we will be having music by students from Opeongo High School. We would like to thank them with a $100 donation. Motion for donation: Mark Franklin. Seconded: Chris Mussett. Approved by all.
About the Presenter (Laura)
Laura gave a brief description of Jack's background before presenting him. For more information on the presentation, see below.
Diana Wakely also presented Jack with a volunteer award from the Renfrew Town Council.
Jack gave a brief introduction to our next event on May 8, Wood Carving with Nish Nabie. Nish was also present and shared his background and what he would be doing at the next meeting.
Creating Metal Sculptures Using Found Objects
At this meeting, Jack brought in a large collection of found metal objects for everyone to play around with. He talked about the history of using metal in art and demonstrated how to arrange metal to create a piece that is both representational and non-representational.
Participants had an opportunity to try their hand at creating their own sculptures which Jack will weld for them at a later date.
Show and Tell
A number of our members brought their latest creations to discuss and share with everyone.