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 Meeting Notes – March 14, 201 Number of attendees: 33 (+ 4 guests)

 ELECTIONS: There being no nominations from the floor, the officers for 2018 are as follows:

President– John Styner ,Vice President – Gail Bracegirdle, Treasure – Janice Rhodes, Secretary – Linda Grafius, Membership – Marty Shively, Publicity  - George Servais, Event Coordinator – Rosemarie Strippoli, Grundy Foundation Representative – Eugene Williams

 TREASURERS REPORT was given by Janice Rhodes. AOB remains in a good financial position. We have several new members and quite a few people have sold recently providing commissions for the treasury.

 PUBLICITY: Pat Riffe, who is in charge of our exhibits at Lower Bucks Hospital, has suggested that we need more publicity to get the word out for her events as well as others that we do. Dave and Kelly Zimmerman (who brought a sample of a retractable sign that they purchased) volunteered to work with Pat on developing signage for AOB. John Styner also volunteered to work on the graphics for this project. It was decided that these signs should be generic and not date specific so that they can be used multiple times.

 GRUNDY SHOW: Marty Shively reported that 30 artists are participating in this show. The reception was delayed due to a snowstorm but over 100 people attended the postponed event. Several paintings have sold. Prior to the pick up (April 7 from 1-3) winners will be notified so that they can come early for a photo-op.

 EXHIBIT OPPORTUNITIES: There are a number of upcoming shows that are available for artists to show their work.  The prospectus information for these shows is posted on the AOB website and on the AOB Face Book page.

 WORKSHOP: Jen Renshaw reported that her Portrait Workshop is off to a great start. Her class for March 17 is full but she has openings for the March 24 and 31 classes. She can be reached at if you are interested.

 CENTER FOR THE ARTS: The current exhibit for AOB artists will change in mid-April. Two spots are available for the next rotation. Contact Dave Eater ( if you are interested. You will be expected to gallery sit in exchange for displaying your art.

 LOWER BUCKS HOSPITAL: A new three month rotation at LBH will begin in mid-April. This is a great opportunity to show your work in a high visibility venue. Please contact Pat Riffe ( to sigh up.

 SILVER LAKE NATURE CENTER SHOW: This annual AOB show will be held in June. The theme of the show is “Nature”. All mediums are welcome. More information will follow..

SILVER LAKE NATURE CENTER FUND RAISER: Earl Lehman, a landscape and abstract artist from northern Pennsylvania, will be showing his work at the Center during the month of April. Any sales will benefit SLNC. Mr. Lehman attended the meeting and showed samples of his work.

 PROGRAM: Following the general meeting members of the Focal Planes Photography Club talked about some of the works on display at the Center in their Photography Show.

 Next Meeting: April 11, 2018