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Changes to Upcoming Meetings Schedule

Hello fellow-artist,

This Thursday night’s meeting is cancelled per Dave. He has been working hard all month on the art fair with many of you, as you know and he has to cancel Thursday night. Contact him if you need more info. We will not meet in October. We will meet on November 30th to talk “fair” and hang art for the December OVA show. Thanks for all the hard work happening on many fronts of the art fair.

Don’t forget the Saturday night gallery reception on November 4th.

Carry on…
Kim Taggart


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Olathe Visual Artists is excited to announce that we are co-sponsoring the first ever Olathe Station Art Fair to be held June 9th & 10th 2018 at 119th and Strang Line Road!  Committees have been formed and we encourage all members to be involved to make this fair a huge success!

2018 Art Fair 12018 Art Fair 2

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July Meeting Minutes

Here’s the minutes from our July Member’s Meeting.

July 17 Meeting

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Personal Branding Workshop (free event)

What is your brand position? Do you have a consistent, memorable look across all your marketing platforms?

Come learn about how you can have a recognizable, repeatable look that communicates the quality of what you represent.

Kim Taggart of TAGG ART DIRECTION will give a short presentation on business cards, logos and branding.
Wednesday, June 14 at 7:00pm at First Olathe Art Gallery.

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Back to Monthly Meetings!

Membership is growing and we’re back to monthly OVA meetings. Every fourth Tuesday at 6pm at the First Gallery. Next one will be June 27th!

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Please Note! Scheduling Correction.

The date for this week’s OVA meeting is on Thursday instead of the typical Tuesday.  The calendar had previously been marked incorrectly, so please take note.  It has been corrected.  The meeting will be at 6:00pm on Thursday, May 25th.

I apologize for any confusion or inconvenience.

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Olathe Visual Artists 🎨 May 25th 2017 6pm Agenda

Location: 11951 Strang Line Road, Olathe Kansas. 1st Art Gallery of Olathe.

Presiding officer – Dave Stewart –

Meeting Minutes from March( ) May Agenda( )

Treasures report – John Burns reports & balance

Need an officer – secretary –

New business:

(NEW SHOWING) OVA shows at the Olathe Public Library (Indian Creek Branch) – ongoing. Contact Dave to hang your 2-D artwork through July 15.

(NEW PROJECT) Mark Weber painting workshop (skies & clouds) June 24 here 10am to 4pm $80. Special rate for OVA members.

(NEW PROJECT) Captive Artists 2017 – an OVA project led by new member Karri Cody 913-488-7605. Organized to promote the art and artwork of elderly, disabled and incarcerated artists in the Kansas City area.

(NEW PROJECT & SHOWING) PAINTED TRAILS – A journey in plein air. Paintings from the trip are on display at the First Art Gallery along with Dave’s “The Painted Trail 2017” journal.


Old Business:

1. Olathe Public Library – OVA member display: 2D art rotation monthly, no sales only promotion of artists & OVA. New gallery wire hanging system is installed and ready.

2. . Your portfolio, your profile, your bio.( potential workshop). Dave Stewart will provide members with bio building assistance upon request.

3. Ruth offering classes to OVA members at a 50%. Dave offers OVA a special discount for Saturday morning painting class. 9 to 12am. Contact Dave.

4. OVA meeting schedule: OVA MEETINGS NOW ON TUESDAY NIGHTS AT 6pm. ALSO, TO OCCUR EACH ALTERNATING MONTH. (Motion made and approved). OVA meeting dates for 2017: January 26 , March 21, May 25, July 25, Sept. 26, Nov. 28.

5. OVA PURPOSE STATEMENT – get a copy, includes membership application.

6. OVA to begin a funding drive including auctions, grant procurement, member art sales. Any ideas? (Could elect a member as Grant/ fundraising Officer. Fund Raising and research ways of increasing revenue, online sales, art auctions, special event sales, go fund me…). Project proposal. OVA Magazine… (would be about 25 pages, produced by members, Johnson County Art and Artists promotional, educational, cultural enrichment. Articles about Art and living in KC area. Advertising income.

7. OVA SCHOLARSHIP- OVA is proud to announce our 2016-17 scholarship winner, JESSICA LOVE, was presented the award by OVA President David Stewart at Olathe North West awards night.

OVA Guest Speakers- Submission (please submit all contact information and dates for board vote at this time). Entertain suggestions. Future OVA member artwork shows suggestions entertained at this time.

OVA CALENDAR OF EVENTS to date for 2017.

– 1st Saturday Reception at 1st Art Gallery of Olathe 2/4/17
– 1st Art Gallery of Olathe meeting, 2/9/17 6pm.

– 1st Saturday Reception at 1st Art Gallery of Olathe 3/4/17
– 1st Art Gallery membership meeting will be on 3/7/2017, 6 PM.
– OVA meeting on 3/21/17 at 6pm.

– 1st Saturday Reception at 1st Art Gallery of Olathe 4/1/17
– 1st Gallery meeting, 4/4/17
– 4/16 depart for PAINTED TRAIL ROAD TRIP until 5/22

– 5/15 OVA show at OPL (Indian Creek Branch)
– 5/15 Project “Captive Artists 2017” established.
– 5/25 next OVA meeting.

– 6/24 Mark Weber Workshop – Painting Skies. 10am-4pm.

End May 2017 Minutes

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