May 2019 Board Meeting - Notes

Corvidae Press Annual Meeting

Thursday, May 16, 2019, 5:30 

Present:

Margaret, Sharon, Andrea, Treeya, Lauretta

Treasurer’s Report (Dorothy):

Dorothy was unable to attend.

PDA /Partners:

Treeya reported that our rent could be increased by as much as 5% in the coming year. Treeya will not be able to attend the PDA/Partners meetings in June and August. Margaret volunteered to attend the June meeting. If anyone would like to represent Corvidae at the August meeting, please contact the Board. Meetings are held on the third Tuesday of every month from 3 to 5 o'clock.

Membership:

Sharon announced that Corvidae has a new member: Marsha Slomowitz, who was a founding member of Corvidae. Board members discussed the idea of requesting all members fill out membership forms in order to keep information current. Sharon will contact any current members for whom we do not have this information on file.

Print Exchange

We have16 members currently signed up. The deadline for the print exchange is still July 12th.

Workshops:

Martha Pfanschmidt's mixed media workshop in July is now full, with six members signed up. Martha will also have a chine colle' demonstration on May 23rd, from 6:30-8:30. This will be one of our regular Ink and Drink Sessions. Members are encouraged to take photographs during the session and send them to Todd to be posted on the website.

Marsha Slomowitz has volunteered to teach workshops as well. If any member has an idea for a workshop, it should be forwarded to the board for consideration. The Board will take each proposal on a case-by-case basis. Board members agreed that these workshops should be reasonably priced for members. A limit of 6 is most comfortable for a workshop in which participants are actively printing. However, a demonstration can sustain more.

Studio Concerns/Updates:

Margaret continues to research information about our presses. She spoke with a representative, Tom Conrad from Conrad Press, who was able to explain maintenance and lubrication procedures for the American Tool press.

Website

Todd has requested more images from members to be posted on our website. This is a opportunity for members to showcase their artwork. Also, send any updates regarding members' websites, examples of work, etc. to Todd from the contact page on our website: admin@corvidaepress.com.

Meeting adjourned at 6:30.

Respectfully submitted,
Lauretta Frost