Board Members in Attendance: Linda Tilden, Michael Turner, Linda Turner, Bob Richardson, Joan Mc Donald, Dona Price and Paula Lindner 1. Concerning GAL exhibits at the Quinlan from now on: no entries will be taken after the cut off date except for those who are unable to make the date. For these people, Linda would be notified and Sat. was suggested as a suitable day for drop off. A binder will be available for these people. 2. For our exhibits, ribbons will be given out but no cash awards as of now. The entries will be hung by color as the Quinlan does. 3. Joan emailed Nicole Rawlings of Brenau about a Spring show for the GAL. Nicole said they would give us a month for the show. Joan hasn't heard back from her yet about dates and whether it will be at Brenau or in a gallery. This would be an exhibition not a judged show. 4. March 12 from 11-3 is Raptor Day at Elachee. We are invited to enter the show with artwork which has anything to do with nature. Linda will speak to those involved as to when we'd bring the artwork in. Demos are welcome and would be done in the hallway leading to the exhibit, inviting people to make their way to the exhibit. 5. Debra Nadelhoffer is having surgery in May so won't be available to do a demo and be a speaker for out May meeting. She will be able to switch that time to another month with someone else. Joan will look for someone else for May. 6. Linda suggested we recognize Heide Bowman for her contributions. Michael said he will do this at our next meeting. Also it was suggested that there are other worthy people who should be recognized also in the future. Anne Brodie Hill was mentioned and Paula said it will be done at the Quinlan Membership show in the Fall. Doree Kemler and Michael Melson were also noted to be recognized. 7. Linda stated that we need to keep all our procedures on file so those who follow us in the coming years will have an easier task of running everything. Our mailing address is a PO Box. PO Box 1321, Gainesville GA 30503. All literature will go to this PO Box. 8. The Treasurer's Report: Balance on Hand as of 1/21/16, $1730.97
Board Members in Attendance: Linda Tilden, Joan McDonald, Michael Turner, Linda Turner, Susan Gwualtney, Bob Richardson and Dona Price.
Susan Gwualtney is our Membership Chairman and will take names of those who attend each meeting and give out name badges.
Karen Strum is Exhibition Chair. We already have judges for our shows thanks to Michael and Joan and more will respond.
Paula Linder spoke about Christmas on Green St., at The Quinlan, on Sun., Dec. 6. The GAL will contribute $500 toward this. Linda Turner made a motion to give the donation to the Quinlan and all were in favor. It was noted that volunteers will be needed. Also a Holiday Fine Craft Market will be Sat., Dec. 5. and Sun. Dec. 6.
It was noted that the GAL website has a Google Calendar on it which will feature GAL events. We are hoping to have a brochure printed up which will feature upcoming shows.
The Quinlan Winter Member's Show opened Oct.10 and the pick up for artwork is Dec.6 and 7.
It was decided that a membership letter should be sent out at year's end and dues will be due during the month of Jan. of each year. All those who paid Oct.- Dec. 2015 will be covered through Dec. 2016. We will need a copy of who has paid. Michael suggested we get a PO Box for dues coming in.
Lastly ribbons will still be given for awards in our competitions but no cash will be given.
Minutes recorded by Dona Price
Congratulations to the winners of the GAL Summer/Fall art exhibition "Magnum Opus 2015".
BEST OF SHOW: Julie Dean "The Artist" FIRST PLACE: Janet Richardson "Homemade Biscuits". SECOND PLACE: Kathy Baker "Back Street". THIRD PLACE: Re'gie Kennedy "Logos, Pathos, Ethos".
AWARD OF EXCELLENCE: Sculpture: Zane Brock "Congruous Conjecture"
AWARD OF EXCELLENCE: Photography: Carol Reidy "The Marsh".
HONORABLE MENTIONS: Michael McDougall "Hybiscus". Carolyn Duckworth "A Bunch of Posies" Michael Turner "Galactic Pathway" Mary Brady "Under The Coral Sea".
JURIOR'S STATEMENT Lala Mulherin Streett • Artist
Lala Mulherin Streett received her classical art training from Ringling School of Art in Sarasota, Florida. Since graduation, she has worked in the United States and abroad as both a designer and professional illustrator. She is a multi-media artist, working in most drawing mediums, watercolor, acrylic, oil and pastels.
Her numerous awards and one-woman shows have established her as one of the finest colorists in the Southeast. Ms. Streett is president and cofounder of Workshop Adventures, Inc., an organization founded to expose local artists to the teaching and techniques of successful artists from around the country. She is a Signature and lifetime member of the Georgia Watercolor Society also actively involved in several artists organizations. She was awarded "Teacher of the Year" by Gwinnett County government for her outstanding performance at Pinckneyville Arts Center, Norcross, GA.
She has not only built a solid reputation in the Southeastern Art community as an artist, but over the last 15 years has worked to instill a love of art in children and adults through programs which she designs and develops for the Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation Department and her private classes. Her drawing and painting classes invite everyone to become involved in "the magic of creating!”
Streett considers herself a multi-media artist working in most drawing mediums, watercolor, acrylic, oils, and pastels. Her numerous awards and shows have established her as one of the finest colorists in the Southeast. Streett recently moved from the Atlanta area to re-establish her art studio in the Augusta area.
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Ringling School of Art, Sarasota, FL Signature Member Georgia Watercolor Society Curator, Gwinnett Historic Courthouse, Lawrenceville, GA Artist and Instructor Pinckneyville Arts Center, Norcross, GA Georgia Watercolor National Show Georgia Watercolor Member Show Georgia Watercolor Award Art in Motion '94, Georgia Games Commission, Atlanta, GA Best in Show, Augusta Fine Arts Show Best of the Best of Atlanta Exhibition, Atlanta Dogwood Festival, Atlanta, GA Emory Hospital Exhibition Pensacola Fine Arts Show Best In Show -- Greater Gulf Coast Fair, Mobile, AL Takarazuka Exhibits Augusta, Takarazuka, Japan 6th Artist National, St. Simons, GA Numerous show awards for excellence One Woman Shows in Southeastern USA and Europe
Winter 2015 "Master's Touch"
Listing of 2015 Winter Exhibition Winners
GAL Winter Exhibition THE MASTER’S TOUCH
BEST OF SHOW: JOAN McDONALD 1ST PLACE: ZANE BROCK 2ND PLACE: LINDA TILDEN 3RD PLACE: MARSHA HOPKINS HONORABLE MENTION: RE’GIE KENNEDY KAREN BROOK (2) RIBBONS
DIANE MIZE was the Judge for this Exhibition. She is an artist, retired teacher, and a native of rural Georgia. Since 1970 she has lived in Northeast Georgia mountains with her Schnauzer, Maggie. As well as an accomplished artist, Diane also plays several instruments: guitar, mandolin, and hammered dulcimer. She prefers artist who ignore the current trends and follow their own inner directions. "We are each born unique and that uniqueness is what gives us individuality, that if we exchange that uniqueness for a mask of any kind we will not fully realize our purpose on this earth, we will never become whole.
EDUCATION: AA, Young Harris College BA, English ad Music, Newberry College BFA, Painting and Drawing, University of Georgia Professional Teaching Experience: High School Teacher, Visual Arts and English. Teacher and Art Department Head, Georgia's Governor's Honors Program, Department Head and Associate Professor of Art, Piedmont College. Co-founder and Instructor, Dianne Mize Studio, later to become The Art Studio at Sautee Nacoohee Center. Professional experience as Artist: Selected works InsideOut Sautee Gallery, Sautee-Nacoochee, GA, and numerous private and group shows.