-11:45-12 Opportunity for breakaway conversations for those with projects to build, topics to delve into, ideas to workshop, and brainstorming. If you have something on your mind, post it in the event discussion in advance to find like-minded members and cook something up in this window before official business!
-Discuss next exhibition opportunity to take place during Mission Creek
-Next volunteer opportunity is getting pieces finished for donation to OneIowa for their spring fundraiser auction. Setting dates at this meeting.
-Reminder on membership changes for 2020: attendance at meetings and/or participation in volunteer opportunities required to be in projects
Lauren Tucci, Jillian Moore, Ellen Kleckner, Allison Heady, Dani Sigler, Suzy McGrane-Hop
Current Exhibition: Bluestockings Art Collective-2020 Member Show
Coe College | Sinclair Galleries
January 31- March 6, 2020
Upcoming: Honey Bee Hair Parlor- Hair themed show
Aiming for Mission Creek weekend for reception (TBD)
Installing at the end of March- Open April 1st -Mid May (6weeks ish)
Potential Afro-futurism partnership- update to come
Visit the space- some display units…etc. white walls (funnier-less formal than Coe install).
One Iowa fundraiser: Artwork donations
"In 2020 we will have a more explicit definition of membership. Membership will be defined by attendance at a monthly member meeting within the last three months and/or volunteering an equivalent (2 hrs) of time in a month on a posted volunteer opportunity. Volunteer opportunities will be shared at both meetings, in meeting notes, and in a google drive location. Examples include: organizing an exhibition, helping with the set up of an exhibition, recruiting new members, creating promotional materials for an event, making gifts for the single-mamas holiday gift bags, etc. Members can submit volunteer opportunities at meetings as well so that they can form project committees based on folks looking for non-meeting volunteer opportunities. Reporting volunteering is encouraged at meeting attendance, but for those who cannot make meetings and do volunteer work, reporting will happen in the google drive where those opportunities will be stored.
The purpose of a more explicit definition of membership is to honor the work of those who are attending meetings *or* volunteering in their own time to keep Bluestockings going. This will also help raise the value of our members-only exhibitions encouraging more participation. This definition of membership will be a deciding criteria moving forward with participation in members-only exhibitions. Though there will continue to be exhibitions that are more open as well, we will prioritize membership exhibitions when the venue is important and appropriate.
In January of 2020 the Bluestockings Members group on facebook will be only for members that meet the above criteria. You can continue to follow the public page and jump back in at any time at either a meeting or a volunteer opportunity."