2011_04 Minutes

CCA Meeting April 25, 2011

Meeting was called to order at 7PM by Greg Tate, President.

♦ Art in the Alley, a Mount Vernon Downtown Assn project, will present works by CCA. Opening reception, Friday, May 6, 2011, 6PM to 9PM in Pine Square Alley (opening night only) and The Front Gallery, 420 Myrtle Street, Mt. Vernon. The show will continue at The Front Gallery through May 28th on Wednesdays through Saturdays, noon – 5PM. On May 6th, wall pieces will be hung on the Diane Goddert Bldg wall for one night only. Deliver your pieces May 3 with wire on the backs. Greg will be there between 11AM and 5PM. Bellingham musicians will perform with a $600. donation for their performance. A vote was taken and passed that CCA will also donate $400 (a one time occasion) for the performances. A sign up sheet was passed around and also an information card featuring Teri’s “Crow Lady”

Greg is asking for volunteers to man the gallery May 6 -28 Wednesday through Saturday from noon to 5PM. Should you have questions, please call him at 360-840-7120.

♦ A gift card to Anthony’s was presented to Eva Fox thanking her and Brett for doing such outstanding work on CCA’s bio books.

♦ June’s July workshop is full and there is a wait list should you wish to get lucky.

♦ Posters for the Depot show were distributed along with post cards. If you plan to send personal cards please ensure that you use a 44 cent stamp (has it gone up that much? sheesh). OUR NEXT MEETING WILL BE MAY 23rd and we will be labeling all the postcards for mailing. June 1st is the drop off date for your pottery pieces at the Depot. Opening reception is Friday, June 3rd from 6 to 9PM. Show ends June 25th. The Backyard band will perform. Karen and Irene are doing the food again this year. Bring only finger food and no dips.

♦ Kathy Huckleberry has been working on our website www.cascadeclayartists.com.

Please send her images of your work and also your website if you have one.


♦ Chris Theiss was our guest artist for the evening. christheissprocess.blogspot.com.

In his early years he started out drawing and then evolved into clay works. He demonstrated ‘sgrafitto’…carving into black slip on white clay body. He also does 3D work with cardboard. His beginning works were 8 to 9’ tall. Now his pieces average about 14”. He does one firing….cone 1. We all received some valuable information.


Judith Helen Johnson, note taker