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Olathe Visual Artists ūüé® quarterly meeting MINUTES

January 26, 2017 membership meeting minutes 7pm

Presiding officer – Dave Stewart called the meeting to order 7:05pm

Treasures report –¬† John Burns reports & balance approved by members.

Meeting Minutes from Oct. 2016 – none available from the last meeting.

2017 officers – Dave Stewart – president (OVA /1st Art Gallery of Olathe partners director)

John Burns – treasurer

Need an officer – secretary -minutes by D.Stewart

New business:

  1. Olathe Public Library – OVA member display: 2D art rotation monthly, no sales only promotion of artists & OVA. To begin as soon as display area is ready.
  2. Stems plein air paint June 1, 2017. Members encouraged to participate. OVA donating art show grids May 28 to June 5. Dave will ask for trading grid use for help with storage fees or member discount to Stems participation fee at plein air event.
  3. Your portfolio, your profile, your bio.( potential workshop). Dave Stewart will provide members with bio building assistance upon request.
  4. Ruth offering classes to OVA members at a 50%
  5. New meeting day & dates: 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 28, May 25, July 25, Sept. 26, Nov. 28.
  6. OVA to adopt Louisville art association PURPOSE STATEMENT.
  7. OVA to begin funding drive including auctions, grant procurement, member art sales.
  8. OVA SCHOLARSHIP- applications were distributed at the Olathe H.S. Career Night, awaiting return, selections to occur at March meeting. Grant will be $1000.00 or 2 $500.00 to qualified applicants.

OVA Workshops- proposed (Mark Weber – oil or acrylic, Billy O’Donnell – plein air, Casey Kempter – Abstract, Dave Stewart – Venetian Plaster, other – marketing. Dave Stewart – portfolio bio, other?)

OVA Field Trip- proposed (Nelson Museum, Down town art fair/s, Plaza Art Show)

OVA Guest Speakers- M. Weber, Billy O’Donnel, other?

OVA SHOWS – 1st Art Gallery of Olathe – month of March, Olathe Public Library ( Indian Creek Branch) set up date to be announced.

OVA Partners/1st Art Gallery – director Dave Stewart – proposed OVA members to become 1st Art Gallery of Olathe associate members.

P Dave¬† –¬† 1. Recruiter for associates – director needed (application for new member sign-ups).¬†¬† 2. Fund Raiser – Directors needed (research ways of increasing revenue, online sales, art auctions, special event sales, go fund me…).


February – 1st Saturday Reception at 1st Art Gallery of Olathe 2/4/17

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

March.     Р1st 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 3/28/17 at 6pm.

April.        Р1st Saturday Reception at 1st Art Gallery of Olathe 4/1/17

– 1st Gallery meeting, 4/4/17

– End January 2017 Minutes –

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Workshop with Glenn Lavezzi

Clay Rodent 2 - LavezziOlathe Visual Artists are pleased to present a three-hour workshop with sculptor Glenn Lavezzi on Tuesday, August 23rd from 6-9pm.
Participants will enjoy a hands-on demonstration of Glenn’s adorable chipmunk figures and more. Everyone will be able to create a clay figurine and experience the creative sculpting process.
Only nine seats are left for this event which will take place at the First Olathe Art Gallery. Cost is $35 for members and $45 for non-members which include all materials, tools and firing of finished pieces. Seats will be reserved on a first come, first serve basis until all twelve spots are filled.
Fees will be collected on the 23rd.
Please fell free to contact Jane Kirk with any questions.
(913) 486-9108 or
See you on the 23rd!

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July Newsletter

Click the link below to download this month’s newsletter!

16 newsletter jul

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Meeting Tonight

Don’t forget about the meeting tonight. We will be choosing the scholarship winner from the applicants we received.

This is not the usual date due to a scheduling conflict, but it’ll be at the same time and location as normal. ¬†7¬†to¬†9 at the First Gallery of Olathe. ¬†More Info

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Big Changes to Group Meetings

The membership that was at the February meeting voted to discontinue monthly meetings in favor of a monthly newsletter and quarterly meetings.  There will be a meeting in March, so that the membership can review the scholarship applications, and then quarterly.  So the next meeting will be June, then September, and the Holiday meeting, in December.

Members will have to watch the newsletter for information on the programs scheduled for those meetings, and more importantly, for workshops scheduled for the times in-between.  This puts the focus on education, and encouraging our members to produce more artwork.  Hopefully these changes will help us to attract new members, become a more productive organization, and provide better service to the community!

Our newsletter editor will be Carol Rubsam.  Please send her:

  • Relevant art news
  • Dates of upcoming shows that you will be a part of
  • Information about upcoming competitions, shows, and sales
  • Upcoming workshops and classes that the membership might be interested in
  • A picture and information about a completed piece that has been accepted by a show or sold, or is distinct somehow.
  • Anyone interested in producing a short lesson with step by step instructions that¬† would not cover more than a page.

This is the sort of information our newsletter will be filled with. ¬†If you don’t report, she can’t print and that’ll make for a real short newsletter and boring reading. ¬†The first newsletter is scheduled to be published March 10-12, so members need to get moving. ¬†She needs items by the end of the day on March 9th .

Also, if you do not receive your newsletter, please contact Carol to make certain she has your correct contact info.

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Meeting tonight!

Our monthly meeting is tonight at 7pm at the First Art Gallery. ¬†You don’t have to be a member to attend. ¬†Map and Info

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Address Change

Please note that our mailing address has changed.  Any future correspondences should be sent to:

Olathe Visual Artists, Inc.
14726 S Murray Ln
Olathe, KS 66062

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