Lake Country Art Gallery Presentation to Lake Country Mayor and Council - January 2014
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Lake Country Art Gallery Presentation to Lake Country Mayor and Council January 2014 Presented by Sharon McCoubrey On behalf of the Board of Directors
Lake Country Art Gallery Annual Presentation to Council January 21, 2014 Lake Country’s public art gallery has had a productive and busy year in 2013. Many events have been offered to Lake Country’s citizens and to visitors, who have given an extremely positive response to the Lake Country Art Gallery. Our attendance numbers are high. We are pleased to present the following report to Mayor and Council. Operations The Gallery operates under the guidance of a Board of Directors, consisting of: Denise Patrick - Treasurer Anne Wise - Secretary June Seed Rick Davidson Judy Wasyleshko Wanda Lock Arlene Tuttle Lucas Glenn Sharon McCoubrey - President Additionally, many other people serve on the committees that oversee various functions of the Gallery, including Policy, Fund Development, Facilities, Artist in Residence, Programming, Exhibitions, and The Art House. About 60 people regularly volunteer for the Gallery in two main capacities, as hosts in the Gallery, and as clerks in the Gift Shop. The Gallery is able to operate as it does because of these volunteers. There two paid positions. The Gallery Manager, which is a half time position. Petrina McNeil, who does an excellent job of managing all operations, and effectively interacts with all visitors, volunteers and others in a professional way, thereby, serving as a great ambassador for the Gallery and for Lake Country. The second paid position is the Curator, a quarter time position. Katie Brennan creatively plans the exhibitions and organizes many of the workshops and events. We are fortunate to have Summer Students and Student Interns: Spring : Kelsie Balehowsky, Lucas Glenn (practicum students 8 hrs p/w each) plus Dana Penny total 30 hrs Social Entrepreneurship project for the gallery Summer: Peter Green, from Queens University Full-time paid position for 16 weeks part- funded by Service Canada Fall: Jason Chan from Hong Kong, and Alexa Porteous, both students at UBCO (practicum students 8 hrs p/w each) The Gallery is open five days a week, 10:00 – 4:00, with some slight variations on some days.
Exhibitions There were a total of nine exhibitions during 2013. 1. “Things Bumped Into in the Dark” January 9 – February 8, 2013 A show of contemporary artworks, variety of forms, artists from Okanagan to Newfoundland. Artists: Emily Geen, Kevin Spetifore, Julia Prudhomme, David Alexander, Carolina Sanchez de Bustamante, River Lewis, Lesley Anderson, Danny Woodrow, Sandra Rechico, Joey Dubuc, Kristoff Steinruck 2. Member Show February 11 – March 17, 2013 This is an annual exhibition at the Gallery. All Gallery members are invited to submit artworks, which are then Juried for selection into the show. There were 43 artists who participated with a total of 43 artworks. This annual Member Show is an important way to support local artists. Artists: 43 Gallery members. 3. “Paper Exchanges” March 20 – April 28, 2013 This exhibition was unique for two reasons, it was a printmaking show, which is not common, and secondly, it brought together 9 international artists and 10 regional artists. Bringing together the work of 19 artists from all over the globe has been an interesting challenge for Lake Country Art Gallery Curator Katie Brennan. Artists: International: Regional Renaud Allirand (France) Marnie Blair Danielle Burns (USA) Colleen Couves Magdalena Duda-Patraszeska (Poland) Ila Crawford Olena Gaidamakas (Poland) Lucas Glenn Inge Lise Westman (Denmark) Heather Leier Dennis McNett (USA) Rhonda Neufeld Wen Mujiang (China) Rodney Konopaki Bronwen Sleigh (England) Camille Selhorst Sebastian Speckmann (Germany) Lacia Vogel Laura Widmer
4. “Momento – A Student Exhibition” May 4 – 31, 2013 This show presented the artworks from students at the following Lake Country schools: Davidson Road Elementary School Oyama Traditional School Peter Greer Elementary School George Elliot Secondary School 5. “Traces – the dreamt, the seen, the remembered” June 5 – July 19, 2013 A show featured the artwork of three Canadian female artists who used unusual art making techniques, such as under water photography. Artists: Amy Friend Michelle Hall Laura Madera 6. “From the Soot & Ashes ” July 24 – August 31, 2013 August 2013 marked the 10th anniversary of the Okanagan Mountain Fire. To mark the occasion, the Gallery presented this exhibition with provocative images by two artists. Artists:, Zev Tiefenbach (Okanagan) Suze Woolf (Seattle) Plus a photo-wall from Gary Nylander, which Provided an opportunity for community feed-back.
7. “It’s About Time – The ArtWalk Exhibition” September 7 – October 4, 2013 Annually, artist who participate in ArtWalk are invited to submit artworks for the Theme Exhibition at the Gallery. 2013 marked the 20th anniversary of ArtWalk, so the images in this exhibition related to “time”. Artists: 34 Okanagan Artists 8. “Natural Affinity” October 9 – November 16, 2013 A show of the art from three artists who gain their inspiration from nature and from each other. Artists: Patricia Doyle Gale Woodhouse Buffy Baumbrough 9. “Under 100” November 23 – December 21, 2013. A collaboration with the Lake Country Coffee House, this popular, annual show exhibited artworks that were under 100 square inches and under $100. Over 600 artworks were on display. Artists: 59 Okanagan artists
Statistics Number of attendees for 2013 8,278 Number of exhibitions 9 Number of Artists Talks & panels & Roundtables 9 Number of Art History presentations 8 Number of workshops 13 Number of volunteers 60 Number of fundraisers 3 Number of grants applied for 5 Number of grants received 3 Number of members 160 Newsletter subscribers 405 Facebook followers 417 Twitter followers 572 Financial Report The attached summarized Financial Statement indicates that we successfully met all financial obligations for 2013. In addition to the financial support provided to the Gallery from Mayor and Council, we worked hard to obtain funds through various grants, fundraising events, memberships donations and sales. Please see Appendix A for the Financial Report. Please note that this is not a finalized Financial Statement for 2013. Also, some grant funds received in 2013 are for exhibition expenses in 2014 and must be carried over. The Art House An exciting expansion for the Gallery in 2013 was the acquisition of the house south of the Gallery, which became The Art House. This additional space was needed due to growing demands for workshops and other events. The space is currently being used for the following functions:
1. Workshops The Gallery organizes certain workshops, while most of the additional workshops are organized by local artists and educators who rent the workshop space to run their own classes. 2. The ArtShelf This is the only book store in the Okanagan that specializes only in art related books. All books are donated. Lucas Glenn oversees the ArtShelf 3. The Gift Shop The gift store is managed by Lake Country artist, Karen Coon. The artists whose works are included in the Gift Shop volunteer to work in the Shop. Inventory is creative and abundant, such that the small space is becoming over-crowded, a larger space is needed. 4. Artist in Residence The ‘house’ portion of The Art House will be used for an Artist in Residence Program, which bring artists from various locations, including international, spending time in Lake Country. A committee is working on the plans for this Program, and securing funds to enable us to proceed. In the meantime, this space was rented for two months to a local artist, and will now be used as rented studio space until the Artist in Residence Program is ready to start. The key requirement that needs to be in place for an Artist in Residence to start is the funding.
Workshops April 13 Printmaking by Laura Widmer and Heather Leier May 11 Shape-Shifting: Kid’s Art by Kelsie and Lucas June 6 Collage: Ways to See the Unseen by Katie Brennan Sept – Dec Weekly Oil painting classes by Gillian Rau Sept 21 Blog and Newsletter Writing by Darcy Nybo Sept 17 – Oct 1 The Art of Words – Artmaking with Text 3 evenings with Darcy Nybo and Lucas Glenn October 9 The Visual Elements and Principles of Art and Design, for the Fibre Arts Group, by Sharon McCoubrey November 17,18 Expressive Acrylic Painting by Rick Cepella November 21 Short Story Writing by Darcy Nybo November 23 Marketing Musts for Artists and Small Business by Darcy Nybo November 24 Golden Acrylics Demonstrations by David Doody November 24 – 26 Figure Painting in Oils with live model by Katharine Almas November 27 – 29 Portrait Painting in Oils from a Photograph by Katharine Almas November 30- Smart Art Painting with Texture December 1 by Katharine Almas Talks, Films, Special Events Artist Talks and Panel Discussions January 12 River Lewis, Julia Prudholm and Kevin Spetifore January 23 “Paint, Photo, Sculpture – A Discourse on Medium” Chaired by Lucas Glenn March 30 Printmakers Panel Discussion and Catalogue launch May 15 Art Education round table discussion Kelsie and Lucas led July 24 Question and Answer with Zev Tiefenbach and Suze Woolf And the crew from the documentary film “Firestorm”
July 27 Zev Tiefenbach and Suze Woolf share some inspirations October 17 Buffy Baumbrough, Patricia Doyle, Gayle Woodhouse October 26 Studio Demonstration day with Buffy Baumbrough, Patricia Doyle, Gayle Woodhouse November 9 Round Table discussion on topic “Art & Money”, with Julia Trops and Jolene Mackie (along with book signing) Art History Presentations February 2 Laura Wylie (UBCO Art History Student) discussed Art History connections with reference to three works selected from the current exhibition. April 18 Printmaking history and techniques, Briar Craig, UBCO Fine Arts professor. June 15 Art History’s Masters meets TRACES by Peter Green and Paula. August 17 Landscape and the Forces of Nature by Peter Green August 24 Dutch Masters by Peter Green November 3 Behind the Lens: Understanding Photography, by Hanss Lujan November 24 A Guide to Canadian Art by Hanss Lujan December 8 Artpop: Art History in Modern Contemporary Pop Culture by Hanss Lujan Special Events April 25 Annual General Meeting August 3 Family Day at the Gallery An afternoon of artmaking activities on the lawn and deck of the Art House. October 16 Trivia Night An evening of testing your art knowledge. This evening was so well received we will make it a quarterly event. November 30 Deck the Walls fundraiser December 15 Gift of Art – 50 bags of art supplies were donated by Gallery Board members and given to schools, Boys and girls club, seniors and others within Lake Country. Collaborations There have been a number of projects and opportunities that have involved the Gallery working together with other community groups. 1. Lake Country Museum: We sell their book, promote each others events, and are currently working on their Oral Histories of Lake Country Artists project. We also participated in the Lake Country Museum Open House Day.
2. Chamber of Commerce: on ArtsVest meeting 3. ArtWalk 4. Public Art Advisory Commission on the “Town Wall” project. 5. Association for Artist Creative Alliance: jointly planned and offered an event for Cultural Days. 6. Life After Laundry Ladies Club: worked with them to produce the “Power of Three” film premiere evening. 7. Arts Council of the Central Okanagan “60 Artists in 60 Spaces” project – the Gallery hosted artwork 8. Fresh Outlook Foundation: the Gallery planned and presented an collaborative mural making session at the Salmon Festival at Ecco Centre. 9. “Firestorm” film premiere, we collaborated on the promotion of this film that also marked the 10th anniversary of the Okanagan Mountain Fire. 10. Lake Country Coffee House We work regularly with the Coffee House in mutually beneficial ways. Community Uses of the Gallery or the Art House 5 sessions of Inspired Word Cafe events in the Gallery exclusively (poetry readings, music etc..) A Shoemaker party An Artwalk dinner A leaving celebration of a former Summer Student. The Future Everyone involved with the Gallery is looking forward to 2014 with excitement and anticipation because the creative ideas continue to flow. The following list indicates some of our key goals for the future. Construction - Expansion As the Gift Shop is in need of more space, we hope to renovate the ‘back room’ in the Gallery for this purpose. Planning and estimates suggest this can be done for about $20,000. We have applied for provincial grant through the BC Creative Spaces Program, we will know the outcome in April.
Financial Our goal is to obtain more grant money from various sources, including the federal Canada Council of the Arts, in order to support the general operation of the Gallery by increasing the hours of our Gallery Manager and Curator. These two people do high quality work. It is as a result of both their competence and their willingness to work beyond the hours that they are paid for, that the Gallery has been successful. Additional funding will also enable the Gallery to pay more artists CARFAC fees, produce more catalogues, and respond more to requests and suggestions. Artist in Residence Program As mentioned, we hope to implement the Artist in Residence Program. Use of Outdoor Spaces for Special Programming The deck and yard of The Art House provide unique outdoor spaces that could be used for special events. We are exploring these opportunities. Off-Site Programming We are exploring some ways to take art activities into parts of the community, such as painting sessions under the trees, having exhibitions in unique spaces, organizing an Artist Open Studio Program, offering a bus Gallery Tour, and other possible ways to serve our citizens. Exhibitions There will be nine new exhibitions this coming year, each offering a unique approach to art. One specific exhibition will be the result of an Intergenerational Project in which young people will work together with seniors to create artworks. The specific list of upcoming exhibitions is found in the attached Appendix B. A Purpose Built Art Gallery There is no question that all the programming and exhibitions offered by the Gallery have greatly expanded the culture within Lake Country. It is also the case that the Gallery has brought many people from other communities into our municipality. We know that a future Art Gallery, perhaps within a Civic/Culture Centre, perhaps within the Town Centre, would sustain this cultural gem and ensure its community contributions for the future. Conclusion Lake Country Art Gallery had a very successful 2013. There were well over 8,000 people who attended the exhibition, and the number would go much higher when all the attendees of the workshops and other special events are included in the total count. It is clear that the Gallery is providing many opportunities for Lake Country’s citizens. We were awarded the 'Creativity in Business' Award from the Lake Country Chamber of Commerce in October 2013 We appreciate the financial support from the District of Lake Country, and hope we can continue to get that support so the Gallery can continue to serve Lake Country.
Appendix A - Financial Statement for 2014 NOTE: This is not a finalized or reviewed financial statement. Our treasurer is still working on creating the final 2013 financial statement. However, this preliminary statement provides a general picture of the Gallery’s finances. Revenue Expense Municipal: DLC Lease of Gallery 25,000 DLC Lease of The Art House 14,000 Grants: Central Okanagan Foundation 10,000 Summer Student 4,582 Grant BC Gaming 20,000 (designated for 2014 exhibitions) Lake Country Rotary 1,500 Donations ArtWalk 10,000 Other 2,567 Membership 2,829 Fundraising Deck the Walls 1,946 Under 100 2,617 Commission Art Sales 1,357 Gift Shop, Bookshelf 345 Space Rental 2,450 Workshop Fees and rental 2,451 Catalogue Sales 304 Facilities Gallery lease 15,600 The Art House lease 16,050 The Art House utilities 547 Repair and Maintenance, Gallery 806 Repair and Maintenance Art House 583 Personnel: Gallery Manager 19,200 Curator 16,300 Summer Student 6,043 Employee EI, CPP, WCB 428 Honoraria 940 CARFAC Fees (Canadian Artists Representation) 3,665 Exhibition Expenses 2,066
Workshop Experiences 355 Calendars 216 Promotions, Advertising 217 Communications Telephone and Internet Gallery 695 Telephone and Internet Art House 288 Operations Office Supplies 839 Bank charges 151 Courier, postage 100 Credit Card Charges 1,680 Office Furniture and Equipment 1,401 Insurance 1,855 Membership and Dues 159 Business Fees and Licenses 200 Accounting and Legal 75 Miscellaneous Expenses 702 Totals 101,948 88,161
Appendix B Exhibition Schedule for 2014 Title: Gone / Crossfades (working titles) Dates: January 8th - February 14th, 2014 Artists: Jane Everett, Anne Simpson (poet) and Pippa Dean-Veerman Title: Members’ Exhibition Dates: February 19th - March 21st, 2014 Artists: members of the Lake Country Art Gallery Title: Sotto Voce (working title) Dates: March 26th - May 2nd, 2014 Artists: Wanda Lock, Carin Covin and Destanne Norris Title: Art Through the Ages - An Intergenerational Art Exhibition Dates: May 7th - June 6th 2013 Artists: TBD Title: Portraiture - inspired by the Rucker Archive Dates: June 11th - July 18th, 2014 Artists: Nadine Bradshaw, Jeda Connor, Stephen Lee Scott Title: In a Different Light - Landscape in Art Dates: July 23rd - August 29th, 2014 Artists: Rick Cepella & Stephen Fisher Title: Artwalk Theme Gallery Dates: Sept 6th - Oct 3rd, 2014 Artists: TBD Title: Remaking the world (abstraction inspired by the world around us) (working title) Dates: October 8th - November 14th, 2013 Artists: Stephanie Jonsson, Jill Ehlert and John van der Woude Title: Under 100 Exhibition Dates: November 19 – December 21, 2014 Upcoming Workshops for January and February 2014 WEDNESDAYS: Oil Painting with Gillian Rau - Returns on 8th January TWO WEEKENDS: 'Smart Art' with Katharine Almas - from January 18th TUESDAYS:* 'Fun with Acrylics' with Marlene McPherson - from January 21st * Choose from classes for Adults or Children TUESDAYS: 'Drawing for Fun' with with Marlene McPherson - from January 21st THURSDAYS: 'Exploring Your Favorite Art Medium' with Marlene McPherson – from January 29th SATURDAY "Painting Treescapes' with Debby Merkel February 22nd
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