Thursday, June 20, 2013

June Mosaic Meeting

We had a great meeting at Susan’s house. Thank you Susan for all the good salads and bread. It was all wonderful and appreciated.

We had Verna Pitts, a professional photographer; give us some very good ideas on how to photograph our mosaic art pieces. She used some of our pieces, some with mirrors, some flat pieces and some three dimensional to show us a variety of ways to tackle the different types of art that we create.

It would be hard to adequately explain all the information but a couple of items that are easy to explain and have a large impact are using a couple of sheets of white poster board as a back drop if you want a white back

ground. She also had large pieces of a black velvet fabric that she used for most of the pictures. The black velvet made a very dramatic back ground giving nice contrast to most of the art she photographed.

Items that we discussed during the meeting are:

 Susan has a person that she knows that may be able to find a place for the Haiti quilt to be installed (in Haiti). Susan will check with Danette to see if there would be money in the Guild account that could cover some of the expenses.

Lori Greene would like to have pictures of our art sent to her by the end of July. She will decide what images might be used for the September show post card.

Lori loves her new space and said that there is a lot more room to hang art and that there is window space for glass on glass pieces.

 I will check with Lori to see if she wants members to have more then one piece for that show.
We need to decide when we will have opening night. Our meeting on the 11th of September has usually been before the show so that we could bring the art that we wanted in the show to Mosaic on a Stick and just leave it for the show. I will check with Lori on how much time she needs between the 11th and having an opening night.

 Lori asked me to also share with the group that Tara Nielson sold almost half her show on opening night. That is fantastic.

 Gil had checked with the Phipps Gallery on a show for 2015. He said that there is such a small chance of that happening that we should look for some other place.

 We did a little brain storming on other locations that might work well for a show but we really do not have a specific place that we are pursuing. If any one has any ideas please pursue them.

 We have 2014 covered with a show at the Edina Art Center, one at the 310 Gallery and the show that we always have at Mosaic on a Stick. Most places require a fairly long lead time so it is not too soon to be planning for 2015.

I hope you all have a great summer, provided summer shows up any time soon!



Thursday, June 6, 2013

June 12th Meeting
The mosaic meeting on June 12th will be focused on tips on how to photograph mosaic art pieces. We have a professional photographer coming to our meeting. While she usually photographs weddings and portraits she will have helpful tips for the challenges associated with shooting mosaic art. If you would like to bring a mosaic piece she may use your art as an example.
Social time will start at 6:30 . Susan has said that she will provide a salad for us. Hope to see you on the 12th.

Directions to Susan's:

County Road 19/ Keats Avenue/ Woodbury Drive is completely closed between Valley Creek Road and Bailey Road.  Do not take County Road 19/Keats Avenue/Woodbury Drive (different names for the same street) from 94.

Here are two recommended routes.  They are both straight shots to my house with no winding through side streets.  If you take one of these routes, IGNORE ALL THE SIGNS THAT SAY “CLOSED TO THRU TRAFFIC”.  You can proceed to my house on these routes with no problems.

Susan Mathis
3670 Village Court
Woodbury, MN  55125

From 94
Take the RADIO DRIVE exit.  Go south on Radio Drive 2.7 miles.  Turn left onto Lake Road.  Go 1.8 miles to Wedgewood Drive.  Turn right onto Wedgewood Drive.  Go four blocks to Village Court.  Turn left onto Village Court.  My house is #3670  and is half way down the street on the right.

From 494
Go east 4 miles to Wedgewood Drive.  Turn right onto Wedgewood Drive.  Go four blocks to Village Court.  Turn left onto Village Court.  My house is #3670 and is half way down the street on the right.


Please remember to ignore the “Closed to thru traffic” signs if you take one of these routes.