CAG July Meeting for Clothesline Sale Participants
There is no general membership meeting in July. But all artists participating in this year’s Clothesline Sale are invited to attend an informational meeting on Monday July 1, 7pm at the First Presbyterian Church. As former CAG President, Rick Lorraine describes it, the informational meeting in July is an opportunity for artists who have not formerly participated in the Clothesline Sale to learn details about ... how it works: hanging pictures, sales receipts, pricing policies, etc.
Hello, Clothesline Sale participants and Art Lovers,
Several people at the May CAG meeting indicated interest in getting information about the August 3rd, 2013 sale. It's great to sense the enthusiasm peculating already.
Many people have volunteered to help in some way. Doyle Leek's heading Set Up & Take Down. (We'll need more helpers!!!) Rick Lorraine's taking care of the Cashier Activities, and he has a team of volunteers: Janet Leek, Carolyn Madsen, Ross Parkerson, and Charles Bottomley. Elly Love is Chair for the Shared Space, and as soon as we determine how many CAG members really need that option, we'll know whether Elly will look for volunteers to help with hanging and manning that area. Margie Kinch will do advertising through the Gazette Times. Aimee Hobson has designed a poster for the Board's consideration and approval. And the following people have signed up to distribute posters: Brittney West, Elly Love, Nicole Laing, Linda Edwards, Jane Ann Warkentin, Doug Squires, Margie Kinch, Marianne Post, Sabine Miner, Martha Dayton, Jean Lawrence, Chinh Le, Emily Thomas and Sandra Strohmeyer. Areas for poster distribution that are still unclaimed are: Brownsville, Eugene, Scio/Jefferson, Sweet Home, and Monmouth/Independence.
Thank you to everyone who has volunteered!! And PLEASE let me know if I misspelled your name, so I can make the correction. :-) To contact me for a correction, or to volunteer, or if you have a question, the easiest way to reach me is through email at firstname.lastname@example.org. I do have a new phone number (541) 745 5192.
I have retained the February 2013 message, because it contains some background information that may still be helpful. It's posted below in a different font and color.
Corvallis Art Guild
CLOTHESLINE SALE OF ART
SPACE RESERVATION REQUEST
for Saturday, August 3rd, 2013
All "exhibiting members" who have paid their dues by December 31 and who have exhibited at a Corvallis Art Guild sponsored site between August 2012 and July 2013 are eligible to participate in the 52nd annual Clothesline Sale of Art. As has been done since 2011, an entry fee of $10 is required. This fee helps with some of the expenses.
And remember that the CAG donates 15% of all Clothesline Sale of Art earnings to help support art education in local schools.
This year, the Clothesline Sale of Art will include a Shared Space where those CAG members who can not physically participate in a full day at the sale event, may still present some of their work to the public. This option is only for those CAG members who may not otherwise participate, due to physical limitations.
Please indicate whether you hope to participate via the Shared Space, and how many pieces you may like to include in the sale, so that organizers can determine the need for a Shared Space(s).
To indicate that you want to participate in the 2013 Clothesline Sale of Art, print out the reservation request -- 2013 Form -- which will soon be provided. Complete the form and prepare a check (NOT CASH) for the $10 entry fee. Either mail the form and check to Brynn Carter at the address given, or bring your reservation items to the June or July CAG meeting. No reservations will be accepted before the June 3rd meeting. Preference for requests will be given to those CAG members who have made the largest contributions to operation of the CAG in the past or present. Otherwise, it is first come first served.
The Clothesline Sale Layout Map is on this web site. Remember that we
no longer have what used to be spaces #29 and #30. Musicians will be placed at space #21. The Shared Space(s) may be #32 and #36 with the Chair, Elly Love, located in between them in #34.
The chart with names (CURRENTLY shown on the web site) has artists' locations during the 2012 sale, to help people remember who was where. Those are NOT 2013 locations.
February 2013 Message
It's already February 2013, and time to begin planning for the 52nd annual Clothesline Sale of Art on August 3rd. Please be thinking about volunteer roles that match with your interests and other time commitments.
We're needing a graphic designer to create the 2013 poster. That task should be done this spring, so there's time for printing before the June CAG meeting.
That's when 20 or so volunteers who've signed up for distributing posters to specific areas will receive their materials.
We'll need someone with a truck to pick up sandbags on Friday, August 2nd and return them on Monday, August 5th.
We'll need a volunteer to pick up the U-Haul truck that will transport our clothesline from the Arts Center to the Courthouse lawn on August 2. This person will also help with loading the clothesline and other equipment, before and after the sale, and return the U-Haul truck on August 5th.
Doyle Leek will Chair the set-up and take-down activities again this year. Doyle's shouldered this responsibility for many years and may for several more; still we'd like someone to volunteer as a Chair-in-Training.
Of course, we'll also need many volunteers to help with set up on August 2nd and take down on August 3rd.
We'll need a volunteer to Chair the cashier activities. This will include setting up the cash box and credit card operations, and training/assisting the cashiers. We'll also need 12 people to work two-hour shifts as cashiers.
We're thinking of a few new (or revived) aspects for the Clothesline Sale this year.
One is a communal space, so that CAG members who are not physically able to participate in a full day at the sale, can still have their work available to shoppers. Elly Love has tentatively agreed to Chair that aspect.
We may have a convenience booth, which would be a tented space where participants and shoppers could purchase bottled water, snacks, etc. We would need a volunteer to Chair convenience booth preparations and staffing.
The third idea has been done before. Some participants may appreciate having lunch brought in on the sale day. An easy way to accomplish this would be to provide a nearby food-service business with the opportunity to take orders, which could be paid for in advance and delivered. If enough people are interested, as the Clothesline Sale Chair, I will facilitate this piece.
Thank you in advance for thinking about how you might volunteer your help for this year's Clothesline Sale. Volunteer sign-up sheets will be available at the March CAG meeting.
In the meantime, if you have ideas for improvements or questions, please contact me at email@example.com
I'm looking forward to another successful event.
Brynn Carter, Clothesline Sale Chair