The Guthrie County Arts Council met Tues., Jan. 8, 2013, at the Stuart Public Library.  President Lynsi Pasutti called the meeting to order at 7:15 PM, following a pre-meeting planning session.  Ten members were present.  The secretary’s report was read and approved. 

                The following plans were finalized for Art in the Village:

(1)    Brick and Dale were appointed to plan the entertainment.  Brick will contact Kristi Vance and Chad Elliot to determine their availability.

(2)    Artists must submit an application including a picture and $25 application fee to be considered for the show.  The application fee will be waived for members.

(3)    The booth fee will be $50.

(4)     A jury of three (Sheri, Marian, and one other person) will select the artists for the show. 

(5)    The timetable for correspondence will be as follows:  invitations by Feb. 12, application deadline postmarked by March 25, and notification by April 5.

Joy submitted a drawing for the postcard.  Members discussed branding and agreed that all written correspondence should also include the GCAC logo.

Feedback from the Duffy Hudson show was positive. 

No decision was reached following the building “shop hop.”  Marian reported that the sale of

the Beach building in Guthrie Center will be final by the end of the month.  Improvements are in progress, and the new owners have expressed an interest in partnering with the Arts Council.

                Lynsi passed around the ad to be included in the Panora/Guthrie Center Map for $300.

A similar ad may be placed in the Guthrie County Tourism Guide for $250. The GCAC ad may be included with an ad for the Historical Village in the Tourism Guide.  Rack cards are another advertising option for future consideration.

                Phyllis reported on Freedom Rock artist Bubba Sorenson’s plan to paint a rock in every county for $5000. Phyllis will invite him to speak at one of our meetings as well as exhibit at Art in the Village.  Sheri will contact Trudy Tam who represents the all-soldier memorial committee about the possibility of changing its format to a rock rather than a headstone.   If the committee is not interested, GCAC will pursue other fundraising options to acquire a “freedom rock” on the Guthrie County Courthouse lawn.

                Marian will work with Ruth to write the Guthrie County Foundation grant application requesting funds for portable signs that GCAC can use to advertise events.

                Lynsi reported that a window near the Stuart theatre is available to showcase art.  One of the GCAC banners will be displayed in the window.  The Stuart library is also interested in displaying art work.

                Brick reminded members that once the headliners for River Ruckus are announced, GCAC needs to follow up with the Guthrie Center City Council regarding our request to park cars.

                Members need to pay their 2013 dues.

                The next meeting will be at the Menlo Public Library on February 12 at 7 PM.

                The meeting was adjourned at 8:30.


Respectfully submitted,

Debbie Menning