The April 20, 2022 meeting was held in-person at Christ the Servant Lutheran Church in Waukesha. WCAL President, Bloo Marine called the meeting to order at 6:30 pm. 23 WCAL members in attendance. In addition 2 quests, Charlene and Jane, were welcomed. Bloo introduced Tom Mulhaney, watercolor artist (and his daughter Mary). Tom will be demonstrating his art at tonight’s meeting. We have 2 new members but they were not in attendance.
Secretary: Jean reports that the March meeting minutes are complete and posted to website. The recent information sent to membership (via email from Margaret) is posted to the website. The President letter and the 2 photos for the June challenge are also on the website.
Facebook/Publicity: Nancy mentioned again that the artwork and brochure had originally been done by Emma McCarty. Nancy updated it with current and more general info. If you know of places or people to take brochure to, please do. She has more printed if needed. Margaret mentioned an artist exhibit at Delafield Library; she will take a brochure to put on the back of a painting. The Brookfield library has not yet put out the brochures Sue brought them. Jean said the Sussex library has the WCAL brochures in their community brochure area.
Treasurer: John absent. He had emailed the Treasurer’s report to the Board. Bloo read the report dated March 31, 2022: $75.43 Reserve, 1614.93 WRAP Show, 275.76 Courthouse, 261.56 Member Show, 2434.70 General Fund. Dues payments March income of $900. Payments $100 each to Tom (April demo) and Barb (May critique) March expenses of $200. Balance of 4662.38
Programs: Tonight Artist Tom Mulhaney will share his artist experiences and do a watercolor demonstration. At May meeting Artist Barb Hayden will do a critique and talk about how she does a critique.
Tiny Treasures: Betty spoke about “Tiny Treasures”; encourages participation and to let others know to enter. Last year WCAL tied with Janesville and each group received $25. Game’s on! She brought in entry forms (April 1 – June 15) ; $10 per piece. It is a fundraiser. A TT is 2.5” x 3.5” in any medium; send to Sherrie Ackerman; $150 1st prize (& on calendar cover), 125 2nd, 100 3rd; if chosen for calendar $25. Can choose how to handle your piece if not sold.
WRAP Show: The WRAP Conference/Show (& Tiny Treasures show) will be in Wausau this year. Jenna reports Waukesha/Ocon WRAP drop-off was last weekend at the Ocon Arts Cntr. 28 artists brought in work. The Workshop date at OAC is May 21st; Prof Michael Julian will be the judge again; he will choose one piece from each artist to go to State Conference Show (in Wausau). At the May 21st OAC Workshop, judge will critique the chosen pieces and give a presentation. The State Conference awards and Honorable Mentions will be announced. Can attend the Workshop for $5 even if you did not enter WRAP. Jenna has enough help for Workshop event.
Exhibits: Sue Cadkin reports Brookfield library: no WCAL shows in April or May since they are having student show. Marie Gunther will show in June. Need artist(s) for July and the exhibit will be called “July is bursting out all over”. 10 or so pieces is a good amount.
Courthouse Show: Meena absent; no report.
Member’s Show: No report
Challenges: Janet Knapp: The April challenge: emphasize shadows; 8 pieces were shared. May challenge is to do something different/fun with a border; design or pattern or play with the boundaries. June: do one or both as inspired by the 2 photos chosen at last meeting. Photos are on the WCAL website (Google Waukesha Creative Arts League to search & find the correct site. The WCAL website QR code is below. It is also on our WCAL brochure & exhibit flyer– please share).
New Business: Renee mentioned an artist show currently downtown Waukesha at The Warehouse, 1635 E St Paul. “The Secret Garden” exhibit is free to see and on display until 5/27.
Business meeting Adjourned. At 7:00. Tom Mulhaney demonstrated his watercolor art. For those needing info…his 7 colors: burnt umber, ultra marine blue, cerulean blue, cad red, cad orange, cad yellow, alizarin crimson. He completed a watercolor piece in about 1 hour which was then won (name picked from hat of attending members) by Jeanne! Program ended by 8:30 pm.