Thursday, December 10, 2009

Notes from Meeting 12-03-09 Catalogue Info

Notes from GAS Meeting 12/03/09

Role Call!!!

-Sarah Holden

-Robin McGuire

-Leah Schriber

-Mairin Hartt

-Matt Luther

-Greg Martens

-Rob Meincke

The Catalogue Committee was selected and includes the following members:

-Greg Martens

-Matt Luther

-Rob Meincke

-Robin McGuire

*Leah Schriber is an honorary consultant for any matter that requires a possible 5th vote

These dedicated members will be our point of contact for any matters associated with the GAS catalogue. They have all also agreed to have a meeting with the Union Marketing Representatives before our next meeting in the Spring. By the next time GAS meets our catalogue committee will be able to present options to the organization about what possibilities are available for the catalogue. In addition to images of our work suggestions to also include are:

-Bio of each artist

-Artist Statement

-Opening Essay for all of work

There will also be a timeframe to get all images and documents into the committee in order for the catalogue to be printed before the end of the Spring Semester. The committee will be able to make this decision and let us know after their meeting with Marketing Services.

Thank you to Sarah, Matt, Greg and Rob for contributing dues!

Dues are required in order to be a part of the organization and to be included in the catalogue.

We understand that not everyone will always be able to make the meetings however.

If you are still interested in being a part of the organization and the catalogue, we ask that you email Mairin Hartt via her email to setup the drop off of your $10 dues. Either putting the dues in her mailbox (in an envelope) or sliding it under the door of her studio (537) (also in an envelope). But PLEASE make sure to contact her directly to set this up with her so she is aware who is sending her dues and when and how she can expect them.

Also, there may be a point when we need additional help with a project or something with the organization, and we ask that anyone paying dues to be in the catalogue also be available to help with projects. Being in the catalogue means you are part of the organization, so if we need you, it would be nice to be able to call on you! Especially if you have a specialty in a certain area and we have questions about something.

That’s all for now! See you next semester!

Catalogue Funding

Congrats to everyone in GAS who has been working on the Large Grant!

GAS was awarded $400 to prepare catalogues presenting the visual artwork of our members. Our next meeting is Thursday, December 3rd at 7:15pm in the meeting area outside the elevator on the 3rd floor. We will be assigning a committee to work on the catalogues right away!

See you there!

MARN Workshops

Hey Everybody. Here is a list of all the MARN workshops that will be offered. There is a possibility that we could get a grant to go to these if anyone is interested as well:

Grant Writing I&II (Sally Stanton)
Artist Statement (Josie)
Bio & Elevator Speech (Josie)
Press Releases a & Social Media (Mary Louise)
Getting Media Savvy (how to give an effective interview) (Karen Ross, publicist)
Shooting your Work (Barbara Minor)
Websites 101 (from registering your domain name, to using a template type site builder, to having a site custom designed) (Matt Richardson or Micheal Dietrich)
Book Keeping for Artists (KKCPA)
Trademarks & Copy Right (Creative Leagal Collective)
Basic Contracts (Creative Legal Collective)
Pricing your Work (Spring Board for the Arts)
Simple Business Plan (Spring Board for the Arts)
Career Planning (Spring Board for the Arts)
Filmmaker Review Panel at the Eisner (three sessions)
Staged Readings of Screen Plays & Theatrical Plays
Prepping your Film Festival Press Kit
Speed Dating for Musicians (three sessions)
Recording a Demo
Setting your Rate Sheet (for musicians)
Music Licensing
Panels on:
Approaching a Record Label
Getting Radio Play
Booking (Music)
Approaching Galleries

Notes from Meeting 9/10/09

Gas Meeting 9/10/09

Thank you to all who attended the meeting. It is very nice to see some new faces.


In the meeting we went over our student org renewal application and new officers were chosen! The new officers of GAS are:

Sarah---food officer

Joey---Science Officer



I think we all need badges….

Thank you for signing up and we are excited to see what the organization gets done this year.


We all decided that a group GAS show was a good idea and we’ve got an idea of a few people who can work on the proposal, and go to the training session to make sure we have everything said correctly. We set a goal of working on the proposal before our next meeting so all the GAS members can take a look at it before we go to the training, as well as make sure to compile a list of any questions we have to ask the new Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman, Anthony DeWees.

Here are a few important dates to remember:

Monday September 28th, 2009-6:00pm Union Fireside Lounge

The Large Grant Training Session will be held by the Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman and we will get an opportunity to present our proposal and ask questions about if we could get funded along with why and why nots.

Friday October 30, 2009

Large Grant Proposals are due by 5:00pm in the SAC Office (Union 351).

November 13-14th Union Fireside Lounge

This is when (and where) the Large Grants will be heard by the Senate Apprpriations Committee. The sooner we turn these in, the better our time will be, so best to turn in our proposal asap, so we don’t have to be there at 8:00 on a Saturday night.


Any Event, Travel, Technology or Operations Grant Request for under $700 can be submitted at any time and will be heard the first Wednesday of each month in the SA Office (EG79).


Leah talked about professional MARN workshops being offered, and how they might be similar to the ones she is organizing through the school, but still very helpful.

Kristin attended the MARN information session about the upcoming professional practice classes and had a schedule of the dates of the classes along with cost of entrance, which she said she would scan and put up on the blog.


CAA will be held in Chicago this year. We have a couple of opportunities to get money to go. We can apply for funding through the department, through CAA (although the deadline is quickly approaching) or through the University (but we have a 4 person limit) if you are interested in getting funded to go, let one of us know or attend the next meeting so we can chat about it.

That’s it for now…


See you there!