Draft of Minutes--IASG Board Meeting
Friday, August 25, 2006 at 1020 N. Quincy Street
The meeting began at 6:30 pm.
IASG board members attending: Julian Oteyza, Linda Pirrone, Bing Huang, Nabil Makar, Wallace Dickson, Howard Fleming, Gary Henrickson.
1) The minutes of the previous meeting, July 1, 2006, at Union Station, were approved as read.
2) Wallace Dickson presented a 30-day bank account summary as of August 25, 2006. The Wachovia account has been closed, and assets have been transferred to Chevy Chase Bank. Wallace will provide a complete treasurer's report within 60 days.
Wallace also suggested that the membership database might be used to make follow-up calls for members who have not submitted their membership fees.
3) Howard Fleming and Linda Pirrone provided an update on the Martin Luther King , Jr., Memorial Library show.
4) Linda Pirrone distributed copies of the IASG bylaws and suggested that the board review them and consider whether changes are necessary. Linda also offered to forward bylaws by email to anyone requesting same.
5) Nabil Makar presented an informal report on his and Marvin Santos' work on proposed membership categories. He suggested that the board consider several categories of membership including (1) professional, (2) honorary, (3) amateur, (4) senior, (5) student, and (6) family. Nabil also suggested that it might be well to create an admissions committee to control membership in IASG, that IASG shows should be juried, and that the members of the board should represent the organization's international character.
Howard Fleming proposed that the full report be distributed for comment; the board agreed and looks forward to receiving the report.
6) Linda Pirrone distributed flyers on the Chalk4Peace art project to take place September 16-17, 2006. Linda requested that any members who participate provide her with the relevant details and photographs for posting on the IASG blog and website and inclusion in the next newsletter as a global outreach program.
7) Howard Fleming reported on plans for the "Behind the Mask" exhibit in New York City planned for November 1-15, 2006. Plans involve the exhibit itself, a costume ball reception, travel arrangements, and invitations to local schools, colleges, and businesses.
Linda Pirrone suggested that artists' outings might be included to offer IASG members an opportunity to sketch, take photos and paint while in the city.
Julian Oteyza will ask for volunteers to assist in planning the various activities in the next IASG newsletter. Julian also reported that 30 pieces have already been accepted for the exhibit.
8) Linda Pirrone noted that some artists had not yet retrieved works submitted for previous shows.
Nabil Makar proposed requiring a modest storage fee for unclaimed works.
Linda suggested inventorying the current unclaimed work as agreed in the previous board of directors meeting on July 1st, and then contacting artists to arrange retrieval of the artwork.
9) Linda Pirrone distributed the descriptions of officers' positions as they exist in the current bylaws and asked the board to consider whether these descriptions needed to be revised.
10) Since George Elliot III was absent, his report on the value of IASG membership was tabled until a future board meeting.
11) Linda Pirrone suggested that a members' meeting be held in October. Howard Fleming proposed that the meeting be held at the National Gallery cafeteria. After some discussion, it was agreed that a members' meeting would be held at the National Gallery on September 23, 2006, at 10 am, preceded by a board meeting.
12) Linda Pirrone reported on Children's Day at the Philippine Embassy. Participating artists have the opportunity to sponsor prizes for children's art projects and to meet the competing child artists. The program will take place on the first or second weekend in October pending approval of the newly appointed Ambassador.
Linda also reported that the Philippine Young Professionals (FYP) have offered IASG a free table for member recruitment and art display at their upcoming event on October 7, 2006 at Lisner auditorium. IASG artists have also been offered the opportunity to include their business cards in the program for a tax deductible sliding fee based on size of the souvenir program.
1) The board discussed attending a grants workshop at the Foundation Center. Gary Henrickson agreed to continue researching grant possibilities for IASG. In addition, the board discussed the possibility of seeking a permanent studio and/or exhibition space for IASG in the metro area.
2) Howard Fleming reminded the board that it had offered modest scholarships ($100-$200) for art students from local schools in previous years. The board was generally receptive to this idea, but no definitive plans were made.
3) The next meeting of the board will precede the next members' meeting which is to be held at 10 am at the National Gallery Cafeteria (near the waterfall) on Saturday, September 23, 2006.
Gary P. Henrickson
August 27, 2006