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Central Texas Pastel Society

Meeting Minutes

September 15, 2018

President Holly Read called the meeting to order at the Georgetown Public Library, Georgetown, Texas at 9:30 am.  All were welcomed. 


Holly announced that the CTPS website is now ‘.com’ and no longer ‘.org.’

CTPS is a non-profit.

Everyone is reminded to renew their CTPS membership.

Two summer art scholarships were given.

6 GISD schools were given monetary assistance for their art programs.

The Goal of CTPS is to increase members ability to paint beautifully by improving artistic skills.

The current board members were introduced to the membership with brief descriptions of their individual duties.  They are President Holly Read, Past President, Program Chair and IAP representative Jan Frazier, Treasurer Alora Johns, Secretary Sandra Slaughter, Exhibition Chair Sue Kernan, Membership Chair Ann Garrard, Publicity Chair Sigi Field, Webmaster Esther Jones and Hospitality Chair Debbie Been.


Membership – Ann Gerrard:  New members were introduced and welcomed.  They are Pamela Fine, Julie Greenberg, Olivia Allen, Jane Copeland, Margaret Bradburn and Barbara Chenault.  Guest Tammy Jarocki was also introduced and welcomed.  CTPS now has 85 members.
Exhibition – Sue Kernan: The Georgetown Library exhibit will be December 2 – 29.  There are only 30 spaces available and Sue would like to have 30 different artists participate.  This is not a judged show.  76 paintings are currently on display at the Cultural Arts Centre in Temple.  Pick-up day is October 6th from 9:30 – 10:00 am.  It was requested that winners write a thank you note to the vendors who donated over $2500 in prizes.
IAP representative – Jan Frazier: Check the IAP website for signup date for the convention and workshops to be held in Albuquerque June 4th – 9th.  A brief description was given of demonstrations, workshops and shopping opportunities at the convention.  CTPS is considering renting a house for members.  Please let Jan know if you are interested in attending and sharing a house.
Program Chair – Jan Frazier:  The Jeri Salter mini-workshop next month is full but there is a wait list for anyone still hoping to attend.  A supply list will be posted on the website this week.

Challenge Painting:  Today’s Challenge Painting was “Vacation Memories.”  There were 8 beautiful paintings shared.

New Business:

                CTPS is looking at the Bastrop Art Center as a possible location for next year’s annual art show and workshop.

Program:   Cindy Mc Bride gave a portraiture demonstration and held a mini-workshop from 1:00 – 4:30.

Next month’s meeting will be October 20th at the Georgetown Library.  The Challenge Topic is “Way Out West.”


Respectfully submitted,


Sandra Slaughter, Secretary

Attendees: 30