Monday, July 7, 2008

June 22 meeting

The meeting was held on Sunday, June 22 at Silvia Thornton's studio in Lakewood. In attendance were Silvia, Janet Reynolds, Vet, Robin Walker, and new member Mirtha Aertker who is a sculptor.

Janet announced that she has heard from Enrique at the Bath House in regards to our proposal for having a show there. Apparently we made it to the short list, but in an auspicious turn of events they had a group cancel, and we were asked to take the time slot. Janet spoke for all of us when she said YES! Consequently, Texas Wax Dallas has a show scheduled at the Bath House late August through Sept 2008. Dates and specifics will be furnished by Janet. What we know is that our show will run concurrently with a Women Printmaker's show. We need to name our exhibition, and it would be good to coordinate with the print show. Again, Janet will give us the details as soon as she finds out. In addition, we will soon need a decision on how many of our members will be participating in the show, and then determine how many pieces each exhibiting member will show.

In addition to the show itself, we talked about including a day-long demonstration of wax techniques by our members, via work stations set up in the space. Again, we agreed it would be best to see what the printmakers have scheduled in order to coordinate events to draw a larger crowd.

We also discussed the possibility of mounting a show at the MAC. Silvia said that she talked to the director there who seemed interested in our work. We spent a lot of time brainstorming ideas for this -- including ways to tie in our work with the environment, specifically the declining bee population worldwide. Janet has a contact who is a beekeeper - we could bring him in for a talk. Again, we agreed it was a good idea to provide some community outreach in the form of a demonstration and/or artist's talk.

Another idea: We discussed bringing unwanted (but perfectly good) art materials to our meetings for a "materials exchange". We all have items in our studios that we don't use or need, and this is a good way to recycle.

I have a guy who makes custom boxes for me. With his permission I am sharing his contact information: Brian 214-821-5430

Next Meeting: July 20, 2008 at Janet Reynolds, 8910 San Leandro, Dallas, 75218 from 1-3 pm. Bring art for discussion and/or materials to exchange. We will be finalizing plans for the August show at the Bath House. Reminder: the people who attend meetings make decisions. See you there!

Submitted by:
Robin Ann Walker

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