BeaconArts Member Meet Up Minutes – 1/25/2017

NEW beaconarts_logoBeaconArts Member Meet Up Minutes- Annual Meeting
Wed January 25, 2017, 7pm

Beacon Music Factory

BeaconArts Annual Meeting
Wed January 25, 2017, 7pm
Beacon Music Factory
Kelly Ellenwood – Welcome and introductions

Minutes- published monthly on our website
motion to approve minutes from Oct mtg

Several new biz members and new individual members
new maps come out in March

Teachin’ Beacon: New member benefit; directory of teachers and classes

outgoing treasurer Nelson has furnished us with annual budget
see where membership dues are going- projects, events
motion that mfu was presented- approved

Slideshow presentation

Remarks by departing president Dan Rigney

Slate of candidates presented and acclaimed
All candidates elected to office

Aaron Verdile

Members at large:
Rick Rogers
Sommer Hixson- 2nd term
Terry Nelson

Theresa Gooby

Kelly Ellenwood

Project Manager Reports

Beacon 3D- Eleni Smolen
‘Bowled Over’, fundraiser in the works to raise funds to acquire Lori Merhige sculpture, to be held at Theo Ganz- call for entry info on BeaconArts website and on Facebook

BAEF (Beacon Arts and Education Foundation)
– provide funding for arts projects in the schools, primarily Calico Ball
– I’m Tired Project- Donna Mikkelsen; how art can impact and educate students

BIFF (Beacon Independent Film Festival)– Terry Nelson
September 16-18, 2017
First time- juried films division
now accepting submissions
workshops and classes throughout the year

ACFM (American Center for Folk Music)

BOS (Beacon Open Studios)
new director Samantha Palmeri
May 13-14, 2017
early reg (cheaper) ends next Tues
registration open till end of March
Kickoff party at Oak Vino May 12 6-9 pm
sponsors and volunteers needed
largest open studios event in Hudson Valley

Kelly- Farewell and thank you to Dan Rigney, departing president

and farewell and thank you to Kat Stoutenborough, newsletter/website content manager for 10 years
Randy Caruso will take over this position

Remarks: In memoriam of Hiro Ichikawa, local artist and beloved member of our community

Next general meeting to be held Wed Feb 22 at Beacon Fine Art Printing, 71 Maple St.