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Meeting Notes – July 2018



Number of Attendees: 33


Treasurer’s Report: We had income last month from entry fees from the Silver Lake Nature Center show, from commissions and from dues. Our expenditures included our rental fee to CFA, application fees for the 501c3 and the printing of membership cards.


Artists were reminded that if their paintings sell at an AOB event that they need to pay a 10% commission fee to AOB.


Quilt Show: The Bucks County Visitor Center on Street Road is hosting their annual quilt show now through September 3rd.


Grundy Library: The library is still in need of paintings/photographs of “Businesses in Bristol” to display in conjunction with Historic Bristol Day. They are due September 17. (Watch your email for a complete prospectus.)


Focal Planes: This photography group will be having a photo booth at First Friday events in Bristol.


Center for the Arts: The next AOB exhibit for this gallery is from mid-August through October. Contact Dave Eater ( if you wish to show your work. Remember you will be required to gallery sit if you participate.


Bucks County Community College: BCCC has posted information for all the shows for next year on their website. The themes for the shows are “ Come Together”, “Show Some Heart”, and “Make It New”.


Summer Camp:  Teachers are still in need of corks, ½ gallon plastic milk jugs, and small plastic plant containers. They can be dropped off at Silver Lake Nature Center or contact Marty Shively at


Dying Sneakers: Grundy Library is sponsoring a free event to transform your sneakers into a “kaleidoscope of color”. Saturday July 21 at 10:30 am. All ages welcome. More information and registration at


Hopewell Valley New Jersey: A fundraiser is being held to raise money to combat the ash borer beetle. Sections of tree trunk are being painted/decorated for sale. Watch your email for more details as to how you can participate in this event.


Lower Bucks Hospital: Gene Williams and Pat Riffe met with Kelly Lorah from LBH to discuss our past involvement with the hospital and our future plans. A number of suggestions were made and the board voted to proceed with the following changes:


  • There will be three exhibits per year - Winter, Spring/Summer, Fall. Each will run for four months
  • Paintings under glass will be hung by Phil from the hospital maintenance staff. All other paintings will be hung by the artist using 3M hooks/strips provided by the hospital
  • An AOB member will create and print biographies and labels that will contain contact information. Artists will handle sales directly.


It was agreed to continue the exhibit with these changes for the next one or two cycles and to re-evaluate their effectiveness at a later date.


If you are interested in participating in the next show contact Pat Riffe at


Following the meeting, a number of members shared materials, books, and magazines with other members of the group. Thank you to those who participated.



Next Meeting: August 8, 2018


Linda Grafius