Corvidae Press Board Meeting Minutes – May 2018


Board Meeting – May 2018

Present: Margaret, Dorothy, Randy, Andrea, Sidonie 

Treasurer's Report

  • Paid membership is at 32
  • Lots of supplies and expenses
    this month but nothing unexpected
  • Report is posted at the


PDA/Partners Report

  • "Fall
    Break"/"Fortopia" – sometime in October, still not definite

  • Corvidae proposed two
    activities: (1) Open house similar to Studio Tour; (2) Participate in
    collaborative relief print project with PTSA


Membership Report

  • 32 paid members
  • Some prospective members have
    asked Randy whether we can train new printmakers; the board agreed that
    our guild is set up for printmakers with at least some experience, and
    while we have workshops and educational opportunities within the guild, we
    do not provide introductory printmaking training – the board agreed that
    we might direct anyone interested in learning how to print to PTSA or
    other schools


Printmakers Hand IV Updates

  • Show has been juried via
    OnlineJuriedShows and artists have been notified
  • About 130 entries; 45
    selected for the exhibit to be held July 5-29 at Northwind Arts Center


Print Exchange Updates

  • Participants are working on
    their prints — time to get started if not!
  • No deadline posted but
    anticipated for June sometime


Studio Supply Needs/Concerns

  • Angrea and Margaret are
    working on refreshing the ferric chloride, new material puchased, old
    ferric disposed of at hazardous waste facility in the boatyard
  • Margaret made a cart to make
    pulling the tank out easier, which should alleviate the spilling issue
  • For smaller
    items (<$25) or urgent needs, feel free to just purchase guild supplies
    and reimburse yourself out of petty cash
  • For larger items, add the
    item to the list by the printing room door

  • We have a new tarletan
    sorting system!

  • Oil-based-ink tarletans and
    water-based-ink tarletans are now kept separate, please help us all out
    by maintaining the system


Studio Tour, August 18-19

  • Any volunteers to coordinate?



  • Todd Morrison, a designer and
    web-developer friend of Randy's, came to discuss options with us; he is
    willing to trade web-design for membership
  • The board agreed that this
    would be a favorable arrangement and a vote to approve Todd's membership
    was unanimously approved
  • Sidonie will work with Todd
    to develop and send out a survey for our membership about needs/wants for
    the website
  • The next board meeting will
    focus on options for the website

  • Discuss results of survey
    and website goals
  • Todd will present concepts

  • Goal will be to go live with
    a new and improved website by Studio Tour 2018

    Next Board Meeting:
    Thursday, June 7, 2018 5:30 PM

    • Anyone interested in
      contributing to the discussion on the website or learning about our
      options should feel free to attend