Minutes of the Oak Island Art Guild
Oak Island Art Guild Meeting Oak Island Rec Center October 13, 2023 President Laura Stokes called the meeting to order at 9:10 AM.
Vice President Debbie Long showed thank you cards and letters from Southport Elementary School students for the $1,000 gift certificate for art supplies that we had given them. In conjunction with Cheap Joe’s Art Supplies, we donated $1,000 to South Brunswick Middle School and South Brunswick High School in addition to Southport Elementary School.
Buffy Weiss announced meetings regarding a Public Art Trail to determine the community self-identification through community involvement in murals to develop business district cohesiveness. The meetings will be at 801 Event Center on October 16, 6:30 to 8:30 pm and Tuesday October 17, 10 am to noon.
Laura Stokes announced a St. James Holiday Boutique Nov 3rd and 4th from 9AM to 4 PM at the St. James Community Center. Laura Stokes, Chair of Arts by the Shore, distributed brochures for the show and encouraged everyone to enter. She also requested volunteers to work as greeters during the show. Laura Stokes requested artwork donations for the Veterans’ Suicide Prevention art auction fund raiser at St. James on November 11. Tickets are $20.
Mary Beth Livers announced that the NC Legislature appropriated additional funds this year which will be available for grants to art organizations. These are 1:1 matching funds and help is available for writing grants via the BAC website and conversation with Mary Beth Livers.
Buffy Weiss also brought up again the possibility of hanging art in Oak Island City Hall since the city has hired a new community affairs person. Someone would need to set up a program probably similar to the guidelines for hanging in the Rec Center. Laura Stokes announced that the December meeting would be catered at the Rec Center and proposed an exchange of small pieces or art.
Mary Beth Livers announced that the BAC show for next year will be at Franklin Square Gallery. She is requesting that each art group appoint a person as liaison to BAC for the show.
Bonnie Pendergast, Workshop Chair, advised that the January meeting would be an exchange or sale of “stuff that we have in our studios that we are unlikely to ever use.” Bonnie also asked that someone prepare to take over as workshop chair.
Meeting adjourned at 9:35.
Sally Buchanan, Secretary