Dorothy, Margaret, Sidonie, Randy, Shannon (new member), Marion (new member)
Posted and attached.
Balance as of 4/6/17 is 16,278.35.
As of today, Dorothy
reports we have 30 members (up from 27 last month). Two new members attended
the meeting, Shannon and Marion (who will go by Magpie here to avoid confusion
with our other Marion). New membership list is attached.
Kate offered a
monoprint workshop, which was great fun but small (just two students) due to
The board considered
requiring payment in advance for future workshops with no refunds within one
week of the workshop. Payments would go to Corvidae (checks could be sent to
the PO Box) and Dorothy could pass payment along to teachers. The board also discussed
advertising in the bareboard or KPTZ weekend calendar, or physical billboards
The board asked whether Shannon would consider giving a workshop on paper
making, for which she has much of the equipment. It sounds like a good
summer-time workshop as some of the workshop would take place outdoors.
If anyone is interested in teaching, we'd love to get some more workshops on
The partners have
said that no one has signed their leases – we signed ours but we're under
Centrum, and Centrum hasn't signed theirs. This is due to legal concerns with
the contracts. It's not clear whether our rate increase will only be effective
once the new contracts are signed or will be made retroactive; but the board
agreed to pay the higher rate and seek a refund if it turns out the rate
increase will not be retroactive.
A group of partners,
including Randy from the Corvidae Board, met to discuss the Makers' Square
proposal . It was a brainstorming meeting. They discussed that bldg 305 would
potentially have a classroom, a gallery, offices. Per Randy's research, makers'
spaces around the world are typically areas where artists/artisans can come in
an rent space or equipment and that there seems to be grant money available for
these things. The partners seemed to be more interested in a concept that's
more art-focused craft-focused. There
was also discussion about whether Corvidae would be interested in moving to a
Studio Tour is in
August; we're signed up to participate. We'll be looking for volunteers in the
next few months.
**Studio clean-up day is scheduled for Saturday, April
29, 9am to 12pm. Please join us to clean up our shared space. If you have any
items sitting out, make sure they're put away before that date.**
We need tape
(masking, blue tape).
The felts for the
big press are still missing. The Centrum workshop director said they were not
there when he showed up. If anyone has information about those, please email
There was a
discussion about the copper sulfate in a tray in dark room. Whose is this and
can it be stored away in a storage container in between use? Please email
firstname.lastname@example.org with info.
Next Board Meeting:
Thursday, May 4 at 5:30pm