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January 8, 2020


Number of Attendees: 25


Treasurers report: There were no income nor expense transactions in December of 2019. As such our treasury remains at $6335.16.


Membership: Marty Shively stated that we currently have 25 members who have paid their 2020 dues. She will be accepting payments at meetings or dues can be paid directly to her through the mail or on line through Pay Pal. Membership cards and receipts are available.

Nametags will be available at each meeting and members will be encouraged to wear them.



Lower Bucks Hospital exhibit Ilene Rubin reported that the new exhibit set-up will be Thursday January 9 (10-12 noon) and Friday January 10 (4 to 6 p.m.) The reception will be from 6 to 8 on Friday evening, January 17. Members are encouraged to sign up to bring food for the event. Ilene reminded artists that that all paintings must be original (no prints or copies) and that photographs must be limited prints with signed/numbered (1 / 1) mats. In the future, the board will be discussing whether or not artwork will need to be a minimum size and price. (Please note:  There were some problems with artists wanting to pick up paintings from the last show at Lower Bucks Hospital before AOB and hospital representatives were present. Artists need to remember that this is a hospital requirement that must be followed.)



Future meetings: President, Rodney Miller has 6 speakers lined up for meetings in 2020. He is in need of 4 more ideas for activities to fill in the other months.

It was suggested that one topic for a future general meeting should be “Professional Presentation” (How to mat, frame, wire, etc.). Tom Furey and Rodney will prepare a presentation to be given, hopefully before the next LBH show.

Anyone with suggestions should contact Rodney at


Grundy Library Show Important dates:

Registration – Wednesday, February 19

Drop off – Tuesday, March 3 (5-7 p.m.)

Installation – Wednesday, March 4 (11 a.m. Help is needed)

Show dates – March 6 to April 3 (People’s choice voting open)

Reception – Friday, March 6 (6-8 p.m.) (Snow date March 13)

Pick up – Saturday April 4 (1 – 3 p.m.)

Entry fee - $10 (2 paintings - photos and/or two sculptures)



·        Images for consideration in the Publicity Poster and Artist Bio for consideration in the Grundy newsletter should be sent to Marty ( by Wednesday, January 29

·        Art items/tools etc. for inclusion in the display at the front door can be dropped off at the library by Friday, February 28

·        People’s choice award will be given out at the April 8 AOB meeting


It was decided to ask if one of the AOB members would donate a painting to be raffled at the Grundy show with the proceeds going to the Lower Bucks Campus of the Community College Art Program as a way to celebrate our 10 year association with the Grundy Library – Arts in the Schools program.


Speaker: Due to a scheduling mix-up our guest speaker, Veronica Kairos, was postponed until a later date.


Artist Trading Cards: A number of artists traded cards at the conclusion of the regular meeting.



Agenda items: If there is anything you would like to put on the agenda for an AOB meeting please get the information to Rodney Miller ( by the Friday before the meeting.


Website: Don’t forget to check the website frequently for information about upcoming shows and opportunities to exhibit.



Next Meeting: February 12, 2020


Linda Grafius