Rug/Tapestry Study Group Minutes Sept 14, 2013

September 14, 2013

Members present: Cheryl Rennick, Linda Carlson, Joan Johnson, John Geppert, Peggy Junker and Sue Ranta.

We have 41 pieces submitted by 16 artists.

Brochure? Finished and printed

Hang Tags – Jan needs your info NOW – Title, Fiber, Inspiration, Artist, Structure and Price or NFS.
If you are using handspun yarn, you must specify what percentage of the piece is hand spun yarn.

Lori is organizing food and paper goods. We will need only napkins, as we are able to use the church’s plates, cups and glassware. Remember, all food is to be “finger food” that does not require utensils. Beverages will be coffee, tea and water.
Food needs to be at the church by 4:00 on October 4th.
Call Cheryl (402-475-6702 ext 105) if you have questions. We will use the church’s serving pieces so you don’t need to bring them.
Volunteers, Sue, Joan and John will assist Linda with running the dishes through the dishwasher and then putting them away.

Advertising: Posts cards are on the table. Take some and mail them. There are envelopes available in case you want to mail both the Fiber Arts Show and the Studio Open House cards together. Cost 1 stamp for the both of them. You MUST have a return address on the card or envelope in order for the piece to be delivered, so says the post office. Jan has contacted news organizations, both print and radio/TV as well as community calendars, and the Visitors Bureau about the show and reception. Sue has mailed invitations to Arts organizations, yarn shops and other weaving guilds. She also sent invitations to home and business decorators and designers.  Cheryl has posted information in the church bulletin and newsletter.

Posters: Take a few and put them around where people will see them.

Hanging:  Pieces are due to the Studio by September 21, no later. All items must be marked with the weaver’s name, piece title, and other identifying information so the correct hang tag is put with the correct piece of art. Hanging will be September 30 in a.m.

John proposed a vote of members to allow or disallow felted items and knitted items. It was decided by the group to allow both, but the knitted item must be made with yarn spun by the knitter.

Judging will take place in the afternoon of Sept 30. Professor Wendy Weiss will do the judging. John will provide her with criteria sheets so she will know which pieces are being entered as a “first entry,” ”to be considered for the Handwoven award,” is entered as a decorative piece or a wearable piece, and which pieces are made with hand spun yarn.

Sue asked that she be allowed to put up a poster at the show that tells the story of Colorfall, the sculpture at the Lied Center which was woven by members of  HWGL.
The consensus of the discussion was that this item could only enhance our position as fiber artists. Sue will make the poster and mount it. Cheryl will have an easel available to show the poster at the show.

Respectfully submitted

Sue Ranta

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