FASA General Meeting Notes
March 9th, 2015
The March 9th, 2015 meeting of the Fiber Artists of San Antonio was held at the Southwest School of Art following a program presented by Elin Noble. The meeting was opened by President Phyllis Jordan at 11:05 A.M.
The February 2015 meeting minutes were approved as presented.
Jean Peffers presented the slate of nominees for the 2015-2016 Board: President – Sandra Bloom; 1st Vice President (Programs) – Susie Monday and Sylvia Sarinana; 2nd Vice President (Annual Show) – Jean Dahlgren and Yvette Little; 3rd Vice President (Runway Show) – Ida Spence and Dian Lamb; Secretary – Ann Winsett; Treasurer- Joan Termini; Newsletter/Website – Shirley Bugosh;
There were no nominations from the floor. Mary Ann Johnson moved to approve the slate of nominees. Gretchen Hill seconded the motion. The slate was approved by the members.
President Phyllis Jordan stated the Board approved moving our meetings from Alamo Heights Christian Church to the San Antonio Garden Center, starting in April. The Center charges $50.00 for a full -day rental.
Programs – Sylvia Sarinana stated there was nothing to report at this time.
Annual Show – Yvette Little reported the event will be held at The Frost Bank Plaza Club, opening November 16th and continuing until mid- January. There will be hors d’oeuvres provided by the bank and a cash bar. Artist commission will be 75%, with 25% going to FASA. The juror will be Mary Heathcott, Executive Director of Blue Star.
Fashion Show– Dian Lamb reported posters and invitations are available for members to distribute to the public. She thanked people who made leaves for table decorations. The paperwork for entries for the show is due by midnight tonight. Labels are available for each entry. Those with multiple pieces need a separate label for each item. Those wishing to make their own labels may do so. Each label must include artist’s name, title of entry, size, and price and is to be affixed by thread to the inside center back of each piece. Due to limited space at the Garden Center, parking will be available at the Alamo Heights United Methodist Church, 825 E. Basse Road. Shuttles will transport attendees to and from the event, leaving every 15 minutes.
Sylvia Sarinana is handling ticket sales. She requests all correspondence be sent to her at: 3459 Monterrey Oak, San Antonio, TX 78230 (rather than her P.O. Box.).
Payment may also be made through PayPal. Her phone number is 210-842-0575.
Treasurer – Please refer to the March newsletter for this report.
Newsletter/Webmaster – Shirley Bugosh reported the March newsletter was sent out electronically on February 28th. She requests all people submitting information please include name of event, artwork titles, dates and location, etc. Shirley will do the formatting. The most popular link opened in our newsletter is “Call for Entries”. Fifty-eight percent of our members opened the newsletter and our website had 2190 hits last month. Shirley thanked Caryl Gaubatz for photographing members’ donated artwork during the preview night at Say Si for their Small Scale Works for a Larger Cause (silent auction). That art can be seen by accessing our website and clicking on “Media”. Sherry Christensen’s name was inadvertently omitted from the list of artists with work accepted accepted into Thread Sense, a fiber exhibition at The Art Center of Corpus Christi which opened March 6th.
Community Outreach – Peggy Foerster reported our participation in the Food Pantry at Alamo Heights Christian Church will continue. She will be responsible for delivering donations to the church.
Education – Jean Peffers reported the raffle sales are going well. Please contact her for tickets.
Email Tree – Phyllis Jordan reported for this committee. The present problem with sending “blind copy” is being corrected.
Membership – Sue Corbett reported we now have 153 members.
Public Relations – Lyn Belisle requested that after we read her weekly E-Blast, we forward it to a friend. She will be assisting Joan Wallace with publicity for the Fashion Show.
Satellite Meeting – Robin Early reported the next meeting will be held on April 13th from 6:30 – 7:30 at her home with a presentation by Junanne Peck. This will be the last Satellite Meeting due to very low attendance.
Stephanie Stokes shared her art featured in Celebration, the annual publication by Rug Hooking Magazine. The inspiration for this piece was a photograph of her granddaughter.
Submitted by Georgia Zwartjes (substitute for Secretary Ann Winsett, Mar. 9, 2015)
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