WCAL minutes August 2021

The August 18, 2021 meeting was held in-person at Christ the Servant Lutheran Church in Waukesha. Janet Knapp, President, called the business meeting to order at 6:30 pm. 24 WCAL members plus 1 guest and Irene Angeles (tonight’s program artist doing critique) were in attendance. Guest and new member (Cathy) introduced and welcomed.
Secretary: Jean reported July business meeting minutes are complete and posted on the website. If you want them emailed to you let Jean know.
Treasurer: John reported July activity. Beginning balance of 4063.32. Income of $15 membership dues; $100 correction/transfer General Fund to WRAP. Expenses $100 correction/transfer WRAP to GF, $100 AWA State Awards Donation, $100 Beth Stoddard – July Demo. Ending balance 3878.32. Breakdown: 75.43 in Reserve; 1614.93 WRAP; 60.76 Courthouse Show; 327.50 Member Show; 1799.70 General Fund.
Programs: Carol: Tonight’s program will be a critique by artist Irene Angeles. Next month will be an artist demo of pastel, pen & ink.
Exhibits: Brookfield Library – for month of September: Marie Gunther and Janet Knapp – more artists are welcomed. Contact Bloo- call or text her 262-719-2822. Please consider exhibiting (even a few pieces) so we can fill and keep the space each month at Brookfield Library.
Courthouse Show: Meena brought the purchase award check and gave to John (Treasurer). She also brought the entry paperwork to hand out. Please send Meena entry form and fee now – deadline is postmark midnight Sept. 25. You can send in waiver along with your entry form or bring the waiver to art drop-off.   Contact Meena with questions. Beth Stoddard will be the judge for this show. There is a $350 purchase award and winning art will be hung in the Courthouse or Administration building.
Member’s Show: Renee not currently in attendance. No report. Note that website has most current information.
WRAP Show: Jenna reporting for WRAP. State winners were emailed today. Jenna won the Young Artist award. Jan Wood won the Lodi Art award.  Update: Jan sent email to membership on 8/20 listing more winners.
Facebook/Publicity: Nancy absent.
Challenge: Ten pieces were shown for the August challenge: incorporate metal somehow into your artwork. One July challenge piece also shown. The September challenge is to style after Jackson Pollock. See Jan’s August Presidents Letter and the WCAL website article for more info. Karon Bloo may host a group painting at her house for Sept challenge fun; bring your own canvas(es) and also house paint or other paint, & tools to share – date/time of this event along with more info to come.
New/Old Business/Other: John Klug mentioned that he, John Yost and Jayne C will be at the Greenfield Library Art Fair on Saturday. Also congrats to John K – he is being represented at the Rivers End Gallery. Janet Knapp is planning a Board Meeting for Sept 2. Agenda will include discussion of board position vacancies. Please consider volunteering for a board position.
Program: Critique of member art by artist Irene Angeles.
Adjourn: Meeting adjourned 8:30 pm.