Combined Business and Members Meeting – 14 January 2018, 1-4 pm – Belmar Library
Co-President Jeannie Clinkenbeard called the meeting to order at 1:15pm.
At CMA’s the first monthly meeting, which was also its first business meeting of the year, Co-Presidents Jeannie Clinkenbeard and Jane Glotzer, with the agreement of the CMA Members present, noted that:
- Officers of CMA for 2018 are:
- Co-Presidents—Jane Glotzer and Jeannie Clinkenbeard
- Vice President—Becki Whittington
- Secretary/Treasurer—Charles Garth Meyers
- Public Relations/Media—Pam Farris
- Programming Coordinator—Barb Arne
- Monthly meetings of CMA will usually be held on the second Sunday of the month (see schedule below)
- There will be three business meetings during the year, which will be combined with the regular monthly meetings in January, June; and November
- Doors for business meetings and monthly meetings will be open at 1:00 pm, but the official start time will be 1:15 pm
- Each meeting will include time for ‘show and tell’. Members may ask for constructive criticism of the pieces they show if they wish to receive such feed back
- Food and snacks will continue to be part of each meeting. According to where a member’s last name falls in the alphabet, half the members will be requested to bring food, snacks, or beverages to one meeting, the other half to the next meeting
- Member Ron Candelaria has volunteered to bring the traveling library to each meeting. Members may borrow books from, and may donate mosaic-related books to, the library. Thank you Ron!
- The grant program to support the artistic advancement of a CMA member has been canceled because of low interest. The money will be used instead to help members attend and/or participate in workshops offered by one or more guest speakers or visiting artists
- large pieces, such as tools and furniture, may be offered as part of the SWAP program for each meeting, but in this case, photos of the large items should be emailed to the Members before meetings so that the actual item can be brought to the meetings only if someone would like to have it
- Ideas (including suggestions for date and place) for the annual retreat should be given to Barb Arne
- The Board of CMA will meet three times in 2018
CMA’s meeting schedule for 2018 is:
|Date||Place||Topics / Activities|
|January 12||Lakewood Belmar Library
555 S. Allison Pkwy
Host: Laurie Mulhonen
|Combined business and regular meeting.
Make permanent name tags; presentation on SAMA by Kathy Thaden; presentation on Instagram by Jane Glotzer
|February 11||Lakewood Belmar Library
555 S. Allison Pkwy
Host: Barb Arne
|How to give constructive critiques; mosaic demos and technique stations; share your art|
|March 11||310 Balsam Ave., Boulder
Host: Pat Monroe
|Pat’s floor mosaic; SWAP tesserae, bring your extras to share at this meeting; share your art|
|April 8||6755 Ranch Lane, Morrison
Host: Susan Judy
|The use of rocks in mosaic; pebble mosaic make and take; share your art; 4×4 challenge monochrome mosaic; members Pam Farris and Charles Garth Meyers presentation and make and take on history of Roman mosaics|
|May 20||500 Mohawk Drive #209, Boulder
Host: Julie Golden
|Creating outdoor mosaic including garden art and birdhouses; share your art|
|June 10||1122 Union Ave., Boulder
Host: Jane Glotzer
<< since both May and June meetings are in Boulder, locations may change >>
|Combined business and regular meeting.
Apoxie Sculpt, beads pendant make and take; share your art; SWAP tesserae; 4×4 challenge to use apoxie sculpt and a new tessera that you have not tried before
|July 8||1844 S. Lafayette St., Denver
Host: Judy Wrede
|Working on mesh; share your art|
|August 12||10530 W. Alamo Place, Littleton
Host: Ron Candelaria
|Saw demos, bring your project and questions; share your art|
|September 9||1507 Stardance Circle, Longmont
Host: Cindy Miller
|SWAP your tesserae; 4×4 challenge to incorporate a found object into your design; share your art|
|October 14||8030 W Progress Circle, Lakewood
Host: Barb Arne
|Recycling, upcycling; member Laurie Mulhonen spotlight presentation; members Pam Farris and Charles Garth Meyers presentation on the history of mosaics; share your art|
|November 11||Lone Tree Library
10055 Library Way
Host: Judy Pendleton
|Combined business and regular meeting; election of officers for 2019.
Member Karen Keyes presentation (tentative); share your art
|Holiday Party. Make a mosaic ornament; 4×4 challenge to use mirror tiles; share your art|
Other Events Scheduled or Tentative for 2018 are:
|March 9 & 23||Address
Instructor: Pam Farris
|Workshop: making your own Clay Tiles; $5 includes both dates; Fridays, 4 to 8 pm. If you can’t make it quite by 4 pm, it’s okay to arrive late.|
|Workshop: exploring Shapecrete and Hypertufa|
|Workshop: making your own ‘wedi board’|
|Workshop: working with styrofoam as a substrate|
Visiting Artist: David Jarvinen
Visiting Artist: Dianne Sonnenberg
|Concrete Couch Demo and Colorado Springs mosaic tour; will take place on the 2nd Saturday of a month|
Presentation by Kathy Thaden
Kathy Thaden’s presentation on SAMA included
- the value and challenges of getting SAMA to hold one of their meetings in Denver (a couple of the challenges are getting enough volunteers to do most of the work—SAMA has only two salaried employees; finding an appropriate gallery)
- the major exhibit is juried
- there is a vendor marketplace which is not juried
- there is a silent auction
- tours to see mosaic art in area of SAMA conferences are available
- convention Guides are valuable sources of good examples of mosaic art
- benefits of regular membership in SAMA include a quarterly journal, a podcast, and access to SAMA’s Instagram and Facebook accounts
- benefits for professional members includes ability to list classes, workshops, lectures, etc. offered by the professional member and these members can also put the SAMA logo on their own websites
Presentation by Jane Glotzer
Jane Glotzer presented a comprehensive introduction to using Instagram to help artists promote their work. Please see Jane’s separate handout for details.
Annette noted that there are many opportunities in the Denver metro area to participate in pubic art projects. Most of these projects pay enough to cover costs. She suggested that CMA form a dedicated committee of interested members to learn how to move into public art and to help determine projects that CMA, or some members of CMA, would like to pursue. Members who would like to be involved should contact Annette.
As an example of how CMA might involve itself in large public art projects, Annette described a large project in Broomfield that consists of many smaller parts. The group as a whole would decide on the parameters of the entire project then one or a few of the smaller parts could be worked on by a single artist or by two or three artists working together within the overall parameters.
Bob and Marlea Taylor
The video produced by Bob and Marlea is wonderful. Many thanks to them for putting it together. Their video can be seen on CMA’s Facebook pages. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YviL5eGOlC4&feature=youtu.be
Earth, Air, Fire, Water CMA Exhibition
This exhibition runs from January 20 through May 13 at the Loveland Museum, 503 N. Lincoln Ave. in Loveland. Opening reception is February 9, 6 to 8 pm. Mosaic-related programming connection with the exhibition includes:
- From the Past to Present: A Look at Mosaic Art, lecture by CMA members Marlea Taylor and Kathy Thaden. Saturday Feb 10, 1 pm
- Hands on Workshop: Make and Take Mosaic, facilitated by CMA member Pam Farris. Saturday Feb 24, 1 to 3 pm (free)
- Mother’s Day Mosaic Market, small items of mosaic art by CMA members offered for sale
The meeting was adjourned at 4 pm.
What a fun time with presents that could be stolen away!
And then we shared our artwork
Here is what happened at November’s business meeting, in case you missed it. This one was chock full, as always…
21 members and one guest, who subsequently joined, welcome Melodie!, gathered at Deborah Williams’ studio in Denver. Upcoming exhibits include a repeat of the theme exhibit Earth, Air, Fire, Water at the Loveland Museum Green Room from January 20-May 13. There is room for 17 pieces…let Becki know if you are interested…she needs paperwork by November 27th. Highlands Ranch library show is January 13-February 28; deadline to let Becki know also November 27th. There is room for up to 121 pieces so everyone should show at least one piece! There will be a reception Saturday January 13th…more details from Becki to follow. We are waiting for confirmation about a show in the fall at Children’s Hospital in Aurora and we are confirmed for shows at Belmar Library in November 2018, and Lakewood Arts Gallery and 40 West in 2019. And we will be applying to the Dairy Center in Boulder for 2019. Get glueing–:)
We currently have 63 members (65 since the meeting) and it is time to renew your dues for 2018–$40 cash, check or PayPal. We have $2139.75 in the bank and just received $14.44 from Amazon Smile for 3rd quarter donations. Don’t forget, if you do shop at Amazon, please use this special link to support CMA with your purchases…nothing extra for you and a few cents on each purchase for us…tell your friends and family, too! smile.amazon.com/ch/80-
93 calendars were sold at $12; 23 artists participated; there are a few extras if you want to purchase a couple more. Send posts for FaceBook and our website to Pam (arcadiamedina@
Hosts are needed for 2018; please contact Barb (firstname.lastname@example.org). Our next meeting will be our annual pot luck holiday party SATURDAY December 9th at St. John Chrysostom Episcopal church, 13151 W 28th Ave in Golden from 1-4. A-I please bring beverage, J-R main dish, S-Z dessert. If you want to participate in gift exchange, please bring wrapped $10 mosaic related gift (one that you would want to receive!) Details will come shortly.
Nan Judson shared beautiful work she created and ideas about color theory and composition she learned in the CMA education grant funded workshop she took with North Carolina artist Carol Shelkin. Great tips about sorting colors and help to see not just color, but value and intensity. She had a glass sorting exercise for us that used gray scale and color wheels and using the b&w filter on your camera phone.
Jeannie Clinkenbeard and yours truly, Jane Glotzer, were elected co-Presidents and Charles Meyers will be the new Secretary/Treasurer. We thank Misha for her tenure as President…it’s been two years of fantastic growth, educational opportunities and accomplishments. This will be my last monthly meeting recap…I know you will all miss my loquacious missives, but obviously, you’ll all be seeing me pretty regularly. Looking ahead to taking this amazing group forward with Jeannie and other board members, Becki, Barb, Pam and Charles.
As always, thanks for being a part of CMA…we couldn’t do it without you! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving…see you in December!
- Wedi can be purchased online and at CABCO
- Better to use Wedi Board than some woods – Some members shared stores of mosaics coming off of wood after piece was complete.
- Prep it for hanging BEFORE you glue – using D rings 1/3 way down back of piece
- You can cut Wedi Board to size using a utility knife and ruler
- Remember to go over edges with fiber tape (alkali resistant – where they sell cement supplies)
- Cover with Thinset
- Thinset tints can be purchased from Sherry Warner Hunter. You can also use color pigment from art stores.
- Then members shared their artwork and techniques with the group
18 members, including new members Peggy Rowlett and Nancy Holt (welcome!) along with photographer-in-chief Bob Taylor gathered at Pat’s house in Boulder We started the meeting with board members explaining the responsibilities for their positions and the time generally required, for potential applicants for President, (or co-President,) and Secretary/Treasurer. Elections are in November…please speak to Misha or Jane for any info you may need about these openings…we are here to help with the transition, and will hold your hand the whole way!
Our introduction “question” was Have you ever had an idea for a project, but were too scared to try? What was stopping you and why? Lots of interesting responses from Wedi board to various tool phobias to not enough time and too many ideas! Barb would love to help with the tool/material phobic…email her with ideas for meeting ideas if you would like support with dremels, saws, framing, wiring for shows, etc…
It’s also been decided that our pro bono project this year will be the Make & Take for children at the Denver Maker Faire October 14, 15, 2017 as education is part of our mission statement. Volunteers at our booth will also be able to show their art and will discuss and promote mosaics with the adult participants.
Pat took a free class at Apple and gave a fabulous presentation on how she uses iMovie to create videos. She also showed great photos discussing the mathematics of beauty, portraits by the masters, self portraits and how to start creating portraits with mosaics. She also shared some of her cool new photo collage faces. Other members shared new work including new member Nancy, along with Jean, Jeannie, Cindy, Julie, and Jane…come to a meeting and see what we are creating!
The show at Westminster City Hall was hung yesterday and looks fabulous…a beautiful mosaic of work!!! Come out to the reception this Thursday August 24th from 5 to 7 and support your fellow CMAers.
New updated roster and email list will follow shortly. We have 61 members and are going strong!
One last reminder…If you do shop at Amazon, please use this special link to support CMA with your purchases…nothing extra for you and a few cents on each purchase for us…tell your friends and family, too! smile.amazon.com/ch/80-
0511336 If you’re shopping online, it makes it so very easy to donate to us…your favorite mosaic group!
This was mostly a business meeting, but we did have fun hearing from Kathy Thaden about andamento, color theory and creating series of artworks. And then Bob reminded us of our CMA resources (website, facebook and yahoo group) with a 15 minute screen-capture video which can be seen at https://youtu.be/ezBpAJKk5kw . There are currently only 24 members who have information on the website. All members are encouraged to submit their images and information to Pam email@example.com to have it included on the website.
We had the pleasure of having Alyson Stanfield, an art business coach, present at our meeting. Alyson wrote the book “I’d Rather Be in the Studio!”. She had an open forum where we could ask questions about anything from making art to social media to business.
Afterwards, we had time to share our current works. What a variety of mosaics we have in this group!