"To promote the practice of and interest in the creative arts and to afford a means
of education, encouragement,
and opportunity for cooperation in art creation among
persons interested
in such endeavors."

Club Bylaws


 2018 Club Board & General Meeting Minutes

May 28 Rural Rembrandt meeting was called to order by President Sue DeLain at
1:30 pm.

Kaci Koltz read the Secretary report. There was some discussion about the categories
for the July art show. Categories will be: watercolor; oil painting; acrylic
painting; drawing (pencil, colored pencil, pen, charcoal, and wax/oil pastel);
pastels (soft/chalk); photography; fiber arts (wall hanging, quilted work,
loomwork, etc); other 2D/mixed media; and 3D. Kids are encouraged to

Gary LeBouton gave the Treasurer’s report with an ending balance of

Snacks were provided by Kathy Sletten, thank you! Next month will be Dawn Bernier and
Cathy Teichmiller.

The club welcomed new member Pru Burke from Markesan.

During the board meeting, Vice President Kathy Sletten made a motion to create a
separate savings account for the purpose of keeping scholarship and memorial
award money separate from general funds. President Sue DeLain seconded. The
motion passed.

Pat Spear informed the group that setup for the WRAP show will be Friday May 31 from
3-5 and Saturday June 1 before 9 am. The judge will be Bettina Madini, who will
be doing a demo of her intuitive colorist style. There will be a hands-on group
painting afterward for those who would like to participate. For non-members and
members who do not have art in the WRAP show, there is a $5.00 fee for the demo.
WRAP participants are reminded to bring a dish for the potluck.

Audrey Bunchkowski resigned as board member and PAC coordinator. There was a call for
volunteers. It was determined that changing the PAC art will occur once a year
in May instead of twice a year. Pam Gardner volunteered to fill the position.
Members are reminded that all art must be checked in and out of the PAC through
the coordinator.

There was a call for volunteers to organize a club setup at Augustfest. The position
remains open.

There was a vote to see if members were interested in featuring a Member of the Month
on the club Facebook page. There was not enough interest, and the idea was
Easel Instructions were passed out to new members. If anyone would like instructions
or to have an easel constructed for them for $35, contact Sue

There was a vote to determine whether to keep the old club logo or adopt the new logo
created last year. Both logos would add “Established 1948” to them. The club
voted to use the new logo.

There was a call for volunteers to store the art show supplies. Pat Spear

Kathy Sletten discussed the July art show. She doubled the potential sponsor list,
sent letters and thank yous out. She asked for volunteers for cleanup after the
show. The entry form will be available to print on the club website. Please note
that this year entry forms are to be sent to Ginny Jungwirth, not Stephanie

Pat Spear inquired about possible interest in a Helen Klebasadel watercolor workshop
next spring.

The meeting was adjourned, followed by a demonstration on papermaking by Mel

Kaci Koltz