Friday, August 29, 2008

Plainfield Art League members painted windows for a baseball-themed event to be held downtown Aug. 30.

Sheryl Jones, president of Plainfield Art League, paints an image of Harry Caray on the window of Wine & Cheese by TCC on the north side of Lockport Street in downtown Plainfield.

Robyn Sheldon / Special to The Sun

Monday, August 11, 2008

PAL Board Meeting 08/06/08

Treasurer's report 

Sheryl reported that there are only enough funds left to pay the rent for September.  She will finish the business plan and present it to the Village Board.  She is concerned about asking the Village for more money without any membership interest, involvement or support.  The board agreed that there needs to be more membership involvement because most of the responsibilities have been falling on the shoulders of the same 2 or 3 people and those individuals do not wish to keep up with all the demands themselves.  Tina suggested sending out an email to all the members and explain that unless more members volunteer, the art league may not survive.  The most important thing the art league needs help with is community events.  

General committee news / planning 

Tina and Sam will work together to organize the exhibits and discuss better ways to do them.  

Wednesday the 13th the current exhibits art needs to be picked up by the members between 8 & 9 pm.  Sheryl will ask Nancy D'Agostino to judge the exhibit on Wednesday.  Nancy will be asked to arrive at 6:00 and the meeting will start at 7:00.  Tina will get some ribbons or print out certificates to hand out as awards.   

Saturday the 16th will be the drop off date for the new exhibit which will consist of all students work.  Sheryl suggested changing the student exhibits title to "Favorite Project" because some parents have expressed concerns about finding art that their children have done in class that fits with the specific exhibits titles.

Student's exhibits will be hung according to age groups.

Cheryl, Marge, Tina and Sam will hang the art on Saturday the 16th. 

Mindy will be stepping down from her position as Secretary.  The board discussed a couple names to fill in until a permanent Secretary could be found.  Mindy will continue to handle the membership until someone can be found to take that over. 

Saturday the 23rd Mainstreet has asked the art league to do window painting in downtown Plainfield again from 9:00 am to noon.  The theme is baseball.  Sheryl said Mainstreet will give PAL sponsorship.  

There are five people signed up so far for the William Band watercolor workshop. 

Calls are coming in about September classes and about after school classes. 

Sheryl said she will get an email out to the members about the William Band workshop, September classes, the upcoming demo, student's exhibit and the window painting. 

Mindy Marge and Tina will call all the members that do not have email addresses and inform them of the important points for Sheryl's email. 

Business was concluded.