August 22, 2017 Minutes from June 13, 2017—Cindy Parsons, Recording Secretary We met at the Beverly Hills Pavilion for a wonderful lunch. Jan Filarski called the meeting to order at 12:00. Opening Discussions: BBAC representation was not in attendance to receive the annual donation. Jan Filarski will follow up with them. Election follow up: President will be Loretta Markell Vice President Lesley Kutinsky Treasurer Ev Schwartz Dues Secretary, Laura Whitesides Host Social Secretary Sue Bauman and Donna Kennedy Newsletter Jan Brown Friendship Donna Thibodeau Recording Secretary Cindy Parsons Membership Secretary Kati Montgomery creates and distributes a new directory every 2 years. The next one will be distributed in 2018. She also encourages members to sponsor new members and after acceptance send out folders with welcome letter and other information and creates name tags for them. Carolyn Hall volunteered to take over this responsibility. Webmaster/Audio Visual Lisa Richter Historical Record Keeper Marcia Tournay Meeting Coordinators Jeri Fellwock (October), Ellie Gause (November), Carolyn coordinates the Holiday party in December, Jan Brown (February), Loretta Markell (March), and Annetta Lind (April) volunteered. President’s Statement - Loretta Markell The summer always seems to fly by and then we are back to our fall schedules again. Welcome back everyone. I hope you had a wonderful summer and found time to make some art. I want to thank you for putting your trust and confidence in me to serve as your president. I am excited to work with so many creative and accomplished artists and I welcome all new ideas. I am confident that our talented board will make my job easy. If you are unsure who the new board members are, their names are listed on our website I encourage you to look at our website regularly. It is a excellent resource for our club and to show off your own websites. I intend to do my best to serve the BSWP in the up-coming year. June Picnic The June picnic was our last meeting of the 2016/2017 year and we welcome our new members: Jan Gongloff, Fran Seikaly, Beverly Johnston, Barbara Baker, Nancy Gordon and Connie McEwan. The setting at Beverly Park was lovely with pleasant summer weather and delicious food brought by members. I thank all who brought food and especially Betty Sylvester for arranging the picnic at the park. I would like to thank the members who volunteered to serve as board members for the coming term. Thanks to all of you for all that you do. See you on September 12. Loretta Sad News We are saddened to learn that Colleen Hilzinger will not be able to participate with us this fall because of her husband’s illness. Colleen has been a long time BSWP member and has held many volunteer jobs including that of president. Her husband hand-made the gavel when she became president. I am sure that I speak for all of us when I say, Colleen, we are here for you, we send our best wishes and hope to see you back here soon. (From Colleen: Please tell everyone I will miss them.) Exhibitions: BBAC EXHIBITION Chairpersons: Katherine Harra and Ellie Gause Exhibition Dates: Friday, October 20 - Friday, November 17, 2017 Intake of 2 paintings per person: Monday, October 16 from 10 - 12 Jury paintings: 12 - 2 Hanging paintings/pick up of paintings not selected for the exhibition: 2 - 5 Opening: Friday, October 20, 6 - 8 Pick up paintings: Saturday, November 18, 10 - 4 (The dates are correct, but the times may vary a little by the time of the exhibition.) Remember only about 45 paintings can be in this show. Limit on artwork size is 48 inches wide. Submission forms were handed out at the picnic and one is included at the end of this newsletter. The awards have increased to 1st Prize, $200, 2nd Prize, $150, 3rd Prize $100 and 3 Honorable Mentions at $25 each. Please volunteer to help with this exhibition. Announcements: From Sherry Foster: Solo show, “Play of Light” at Lawrence Street Gallery from August 30 to September 23. Opening reception is on Friday, September 8, 6-9 pm. Show includes watercolor paintings and handmade prints including etchings and monotypes. From Laura Whitesides Host: I have a piece in the ISEA annual exhibit that will be at BIG ARTS on Sanibel Island in Florida from Oct.-Nov. I will be the featured artist at Cork starting in Sept, going to Nov. in Ferndale—thanks to Amy Gamble. From Laura as well: There is a print juried exhibit at Lawrence St. Gallery for the month of October. Tim Gralewski will be the juror. The call for entry should be on the gallery's website by August 28. Any questions should be addressed to Laura W Host. More from Laura (what would we do without her?): Michigan Water Color Society's Annual Fall Meeting is Oct 14 from 10-3. Check the website for info. Free for members and a small fee for guests. There will be three presenters : Darcy Scott, Eric Law, talking about getting your photos of your work ready to enter, and Kent Wiejaczka from Traverse City. Donna Thibodeau and Lisa Richter will have an exhibit of studio and plein air works at the Plymouth Arts Council through the month of October. You are welcome to attend the opening reception on Saturday, Oct 7th from 3-5. From Jan Filarski: I won Best of Show in the Alaska Watercolor Society Exhibition in Anchorage, Alaska. My son and his wife and my only two grand kids live in Anchorage and I wanted them to see gramma's painting in a show. (Congratulations, Gramma!) From Billie Thompson: As many of the membership and my art buddies know, I'll be moving on to Phoenix and the sunshine in a few weeks. I've treasured my time with all of you and wish you good health and good painting. I have maintained my membership long distance and will enjoy hearing all the news and happenings of the BSWP gals. Very best wishes to you all. Billie From Lesley Kutinsky: I hope you are planning on going to Grand Rapid's ArtPrize Event. It is a fantastic experience. I am in ArtPrize with my painting called “Market Day" and my Entry number is #65341. My painting is located at the One Trick Pony Grill and Taproom located at 136 Fulton. You must be in Grand Rapids in order to activate the ArtPrize app in order to vote. ArtPrize is from Sept 20th to Oct 1st. From Cindy Parsons: My art prize entry is at First Congressional Church in Grand Rapids. If you are in Grand Rapids during the voting time, September 20-October 1, please vote #65970. Also from Cindy Parsons: I have three paintings accepted in the Grosse Pointe Artists Association exhibition, "Art Makers at The War Memorial"in September. From Jan Brown: I have two pieces accepted into West of Center at the Northville Art House from September 1-October 28. Opening reception is Friday, Sept. 1, 6-9 PM. Also from Jan Brown: 333 Midland in Highland Park will be having open studios on September 29-30th. Friday night, 6- 9 PM and Saturday, noon - 6 PM. We have approximately 20 artists’ studios set up. From Robbie Best: Lorraine Tyler and I are going to be in a group exhibit titled “Collectors Choice” at the National Conference of Artist Gallery located at 18100 Meyers Rd, Detroit, MI 48235 in the Northwest Activities Building. The opening reception will be Saturday September 9, 2017 at 2pm and the exhibit runs from September 9 - October 21, 2017. From Jan Filarski: This is a reminder about our painting at the BBAC Friday mornings from 9 am - 12 noon. We stay and have lunch together at the BBAC when we are able after painting. You must be a member of the BBAC to attend. We sign in and pay $5 for the morning. We will meet in the fibers room, right next to the front office. We begin Sept. 15 and end Dec. 8, 2017. Please come visit and if you can, come paint. The gals are wonderful when you need a critique. From Ellie Gause: I will have current work in the Our Town Art Exhibit in Birmingham in October. From Vasu Tolia: I have two pieces accepted into the Our Town Exhibit in Birmingham. TECH TALK from Lisa Richter The BSWP website is A free Members Gallery page is available to all members. Now is a great time to review/update your page or think about creating one. Send up to 6 jpeg images of the artwork (with or without titles) and your artist’s statement if you want to include one (not required). Your BSWP page can be linked to your personal website if you already have one. You can email your images to me, give or send a disk or thumb drive with your images on it, or have your photographer email them directly to me. I can also do some photoshopping of your images if they are not done professionally and am happy to help you figure it all out. Our club also provides an artwork CD to any gallery that is considering us for an exhibit. It would be great to have at least 2 images of current work from all members. Please update your work if you haven’t in awhile. Thanks! Send your images to my email. Teaching: It has been suggested that we list classes that members teach. Feel free to send in info. Laura Whitesides Host: Sign up for BBAC fall classes started on August 14th. I am teaching two experimental water media classes on Wed afternoon (Unique Techniques) and Wed evening (Wet and Wild) as well as a Thursday afternoon Painterly Prints (all kinds of Monotypes). I'm also teaching a workshop at VAAL Oct 13 & 14 called Painting in the Dark- a mixed media painting with masking pens! for info and registration. Fran Seikaly is teaching the following classes this fall: BBAC - Pastels Monday 9-12, September 1- December 4 West Bloomfield - Drawing Thursday 10-12, September 7- November 2 Oil Friday 10-12:30, September 8 - October 27 Pastels Thursday 10-12:30, November 9 - December 21 Colored Pencil Friday 10-12, November 3 - December 15 Farmington Hills - Oil Tuesday 1:30-4, September 12 - October 17 October 31 - December 5 Fran Wolok has started teaching a drawing class at a place called the soul center on Drake near Walnut Lake Road. There is a nice restaurant and a place for a possible meeting, lunch, viewing the gallery, and afterwards possibly going to the Janice Charach gallery. Board Meeting September 6 at Carolyn Hall’s home at 11am. NEXT MEETING- Tuesday, September 12, 2017, 11am. Bring a sack lunch. Desserts and beverages provided. 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