Thanks to Ivonne for hosting the meeting and for taking minutes!
Meeting started at 1:30 after most of the attendees arrived. Members present were Teri Lueders, Ivonne Acero, Peggy Epner, Silvia Thornton, Diane Dorn, Linda Disosway, Juliana Robles, Mary White, Karen Chaussabel, Michelle Pryor, Deanna Wood, Patty Rooney, Junanne Peck, Susan Sponsler, Rhonda Daniel, VET.
After each member introduction VET took the floor to talk and give details about the next show in the agenda, Melt Down at the Art Hotel Gallery. She walked us through a hand-out with dates and specifics about the show. Deadline is June 14th; VET will be doing a Calendar update. Please refer to it for specific dates and details.
Next we talked about the Degrees show in Houston. Deanna did not accept any reimbursement, but asked if somebody could pick and pack the show to bring it to Dallas. Diane Dorn will get back to us to see if she can do it. If you think you can pick up the show this coming Sunday May 31st at 4:00 pm, please contact Deanna Wood.
Deanna Wood made a request about someone from our group to meet with representatives from the other groups in Austin on June 18. The meeting will be about the future of TexasWAX as a whole, including non-profit status. Ivonne Acero offered herself, she will be checking her calendar and getting back to Deanna. If you would like to attend, please talk to Deanna. Becoming a non-profit will be very beneficial for us for grants, scholarships, money to go to conventions, education, etc.
Next we talked about the show that Brett organized for us at Tarrant County College, Encaustic Methods- TexasWAX/Dallas. Since Brett was absent, Deanna and VET went ahead and gave the details. Sept 10th and 11th is the installation and you can deliver your pieces either at the July meeting or coordinate with Brett for delivery. We also spoke about whether it would be nice to have demonstrations and/or a talk for students. The reception is tentatively scheduled for Thursday, September 3, at 4:00 pm.
Next we talk about Janet Reynolds’ “ Global Swarming." There are two different openings one at the state fair: Opens Sept 4th and delivery of artwork is August 1st. There will be a second opening September 12 & 13. Please refer to calendar.
And last but not least we spoke about the Kilgore College show. Delivery of artwork is Oct 29th and opens in November 2nd.
As you see there is a lot going on. Next meeting will be at the Art Hotel, 1112 S. Akard
Dallas, TX 75215. We will deliver our artwork for the Melt Down show at that time.
Here's the updated calendar of events that VET put together (thanks, VET!):
TEXAS WAX CALENDAR OF EVENTS 2009 (still being finalized)
June 6 Encaustic workshop for Meltdown Exhibit
June 14 Deadline for Meltdown Exhibit
June 28 Group Meeting @ Art Hotel, Dallas; Deliver artwork
_______* Deadline for Encaustic Methods Exhibit
July 11 Reception Meltdown Exhibit @Art Hotel, Dallas
July 19 Group Meeting @ Encaustic Center, Richardson: Deliver artwork for Encaustic Methods
August 1 Deadline Global Swarming Exhibit
August 8 Closing Meltdown Exhibit, pickup artwork
August 10 Install Encaustic Methods: Texas WAX/Dallas @ Tarrant County College
August 16 Group Meeting @ Patty Rooney’s
August 28 Deliver artwork for Global Swarming @ Texas Discover Gallery
Sept 3 Reception Encaustic Methods: Texas WAX/Dallas, Tarrant County
Sept 4 Reception Global Swarming Exhibit opening, Texas Discover Gardens
Sept 12 & 13 Grand Opening Art & Butterfly House
Sept 20 Group Meeting – Texas Discover Gardens
________* Encaustic Methods closes; pickup artwork
________* Deadline for Kilgore Exhibit
October 18 Group Meeting – TBA
October 29 Deliver Artwork @ Kilgore College
October 30 Reception @ Kilgore College
November 15 Group Meeting – TBA
December 10 Kilgore Exhibit closes; pickup artwork
December 20 Group Meeting – TBA
January 3 Global Swarming closes; pickup artwork