Monthly Archives: August 2007

07-08 Dues Due Sept. 1, 2007

September begins our new fiscal year. Please check your mailing label to see if your dues are current. If not, please fill out the form in Brush Strokes and mail to DiAnn Acevedo with a check for $15.

Dues must be received by Nov. 1, 2007 in order for you to have your name listed in the Corvallis Art Guild Membership Directory.

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October 2, 2007 Biannual Jury

For associate members who have been members for more than three months and who wish to become exhibiting members of the Corvallis Art Guild, a meeting has been set in the basement of ArtCentric for Tuesday evening, October 2, at 6:00 pm. Donna Beverly will be the professional juror with two members of the Art Guild to assist in the process.

Registration forms will be available at the next general meeting on September 6 or you can have the form mailed to you upon request or download it from our new website. The deadline to register is September 20 in order to have time to provide you with the guidelines to present your work. If you have any questions, please contact Brand Dayton.

Oregon Arts Commission Grant Applications Due

The Oregon Arts Commission has an application deadline of Oct. 2, 2007 for Arts Build Communities Grants for projects and activities occurring between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2008.

Guidelines are available at http://www.oregonartscommission.org

2007 Clothesline Sale Report

by Chairperson Molly Perry

The 2007 Ken Stuart Memorial Clothesline Sale of Art was great, although a little down in sales from last year. Most seem to think the economy is the culprit, but we will discuss that at the October meeting.

We had a perfect day weather-wise. Sixty-seven artists signed up to participate this year, and the total sales were $38,233.30. Fourteen members had sales over $1000, and only eight exhibitors sold less than $100, with average sales of $629.

Congratulations to all who exhibited and all who helped to pull it off again this year.

Most display areas looked very professional and inviting, and the effort to make them look good pays off. If your sales are not what you would like them to be, you might consider improving your display methods. We have the largest 2-dimensional sale of art (not arts and crafts) in the Pacific Northwest, so we want to look as professional as possible, because our reputation extends many hundreds of miles from Corvallis.

A few members still are not using the Corvallis Art Guild logo cards to label their artwork, and a few had only price tags with no names on them. I have a blank template for printing the CAG logo cards on business cards (Avery and other brands sell the blank cards), so if anyone would like me to send that to them, please contact me.

Some artists were giving paintings and cards to the patrons along with the sales check instead of waiting for the patron to return with the stamped receipt. I think we agreed that we could do that with cards if we wanted to take the risk, but the Guild loses money as well as the artist if a customer does not pay for the item, so please always keep paintings and prints until the customer returns in future sales.

There was some misinterpretation of the rule on sale prices, but overall the members were good about abiding by our established rules for participation in the Clothesline Sale.

I want to thank all of the volunteers who put this together, because without them, I could not have pulled it off in Ken’s absence. A huge thank-you goes to Dave Horning, who had the forethought to lengthen our harnesses so that they would fit the growing trees on the courthouse lawn, and who marshaled all of our display equipment to and from the site and deployed it with the help of various members (and their trucks). Another big thanks goes to Ross Parkerson who organized the cashiers, and to Carolyn Madsen, who stepped in for Phyllis Johnson and attended to the money and the Visa/Mastercard terminal. Also, thanks to Marjorie Kinch for getting the paid ads together for the newspaper, Hope Meados for making sure we were listed in all the calendars on the internet and in newspapers, and Doyle Leek for getting the banner and the big signs deployed in strategic locations. Thanks to Norma Eaton and Anna Tewes for their joint efforts getting the posters and post cards for this year, and a huge thanks to Maureen Frank for organizing an advertising display at the Book Bin for our sale. Clearly, this is not a list of everyone who participated…to list them all would be almost to list the membership, but I know who you are and I am very grateful for all of your hard work. Thanks for a job well done!

Ed Note: And thank you Molly Perry for your hours of dedicated service for us.