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Meeting Notes – June 12, 2019

Number of Attendees: 17


Books: The family of Claire Bergan graciously donated a number of books from her library for any member who wanted them. 


Historic Bristol Day: This event will be held on October 19, 2019. We have a table outside the First Baptist Church with demonstrations and examples of work, and we also have tables in the basement where artists can set up (no charge) and display/sell their art work. If you are interested in participating in this year’s event please tell Janice Rhodes ( Also, MANpower is needed to set-up and clean-up for this event.


Bucks County Community College There will be three art shows at the college this school year: September - “In the Shadows”, February – “Have Some Heart”, and April - “Black and White…With a Touch of Red”. Information and details are on the college website.


Fund Raisers : Pat Buchanan provided detailed information for the Post Card (4” x 6”) fund raiser which is scheduled for September 28 & 29. The cards will be donated by AOB artists and sold for $50 each in three venues: the rehearsal hall for Bristol Riverside Theater, Angelina’s Bake Shop, and Nobel Earth. There will be a drop-off box at the September meeting for anyone wishing to deliver his/her art work early. Also, we will be able to take credit card sales at these locations. Dave Eater will show us how to use the “Square” device for this. (Details for this event are in the attached flyers.) 


Grants: Tom Furey reported that he, Karen Smith, Gene Williams and Gretchen Schroeder met with Laura Saloyie from the Grundy Library to learn more about what grants are available and how to go about applying. The plan is to gather information over the summer with the goal of submitting proposals for grants in September. The four currently identified areas where grant monies could be used are : art classes for veterans, AOB member/public workshops, a LBH hanging system, and exhibition props and signs.


Following the general meeting, artists viewed and discussed the pieces that are on display at Silver Lake Nature Center in the “Summer Sojourn” show.


Next Meeting: July 10, 2019. We will be discussing the proposed changes to the by-laws at this meeting.