What’s Jammin’ in the Arts on Monday?

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You are invited to our monthly arts “news and views” gathering

 

Arts Jam!

Monday August 26

9:30 a.m.

Quail’s Nest Arts Centre

5840 Airport Street, Oliver, BC

Beverages and morning snacks provided. Hear behind-the-scenes stories of our summer arts events. Share arts news for fall.  See some new improvements to the Quail’s Nest Arts Centre. Take a look at an exciting new purchase. Hint: We’re putting artists behind bars … or in front of them…

What's Jammin' in the Arts on Monday?

Arts Jam  blank

You are invited to our monthly arts “news and views” gathering

 

Arts Jam!

Monday August 26

9:30 a.m.

Quail’s Nest Arts Centre

5840 Airport Street, Oliver, BC

Beverages and morning snacks provided. Hear behind-the-scenes stories of our summer arts events. Share arts news for fall.  See some new improvements to the Quail’s Nest Arts Centre. Take a look at an exciting new purchase. Hint: We’re putting artists behind bars … or in front of them…

Arts Jam! presents news from all arts in Oliver

 

Arts Jam on Tour

Arts Jam! is the monthly social gathering of the arts council, with the public always invited to attend. Arts groups and businesses share their upcoming events, and the council updates members on items of interest from the Board.

This month, in honour of BC Arts and Culture Week, Arts Jam! goes on tour to the Oliver Regional Library, and is hosted by the Friends of the Oliver Library (FOTOL).  Join us on a special date: TUESDAY April 23 at 9:30 am at the Oliver Library.  Learn what the FOTOL is doing, hear about upcoming open houses and fibre arts conferences from the Desert Sage Spinners and Weavers and Double O Quilters, find out what’s up with the Handbell Ringers, get info on local arts exhibits, and hear an update on how the Sage Valley Voices Concert went. There’s always a lot of news from our 17 member groups and 14 businesses.  Discover who’s doing what.

The arts council Board will share some samples of new logos they are considering. Our friendly little quail is still part of the image, but wow! what a makeover! Your comments welcome. Information on the latest landscaping project will also be announced.

Arts Jam! is always a busy, friendly, newsy gathering, with refreshments provided. Visitors and new members always welcome. Be in the know on Oliver’s lively arts scene!

Arts Jam! is regularly held on the fourth Monday of the month. Next month: Monday May 27 beginning 9:30 am at the Quail’s Nest Arts Centre.

Arts Jam! on tour to quilters Monday March 12

Oliver Community Arts Council members are invited to a special edition of the monthly Arts Jam! gathering of the membership. This month Arts Jam! goes on tour to visit one of the arts council’s member groups on their own “turf”. The event is hosted by the Double O Quilters on Monday 12th at 9:30 a.m. at the Oliver Community Centre hall.

Members will be treated to a special presentation of Double O talent, listen to some news from the quilters, and have a chance to share news from the various local arts groups. Goodies and beverages are graciously provided by the quilters guild.

The arts council will announce many of its own spring activities, including the Spring Arts Faire,  Arts and Culture Week events, and Showcase of Talent, in addition to a short summary of their recent AGM, and information on funding to arts groups.

A similar “tour” in the spring of 2011 (to the spinners and weavers) proved so popular that the council thought the venture worth repeating. Watch for more “Arts Jams on Tour” in the future, and find out about our members’s talents!

Arts Jam! usually occurs on the fourth Monday of every month at the Quail’s Nest Arts Centre. This special tour replaces the usual fourth Monday gathering for March. The following Arts Jam will be Monday April 23 at 9:30 a.m. at the Quail’s Nest Arts Centre.

Photo: A file photo from the 2011 “Quilts and Beyond” exhibit by the Double O Quilters Featuring the work of prize winner, Enid Baker.

Credit: Penelope Johnson 

 

Arts Jam January 23

It’s time again for the monthly gathering of the arts council for friendly news-and-views sharing. Not a business meeting, but an opportunity for local artists, arts groups and businesses, and lovers of all things creative to join us for refreshments and lively conversation.

Arts Jam!
Monday January 23, 2012
9:30 a.m.
Quail’s Nest Arts Centre
5840 Airport Road
 

Find out what’s coming up in the next month in the local arts scene. Learn how you can participate as we plan arts council events for 2012.

Christmas Arts Jam toasts 2011

All are welcome to attend the last arts gathering of the year:

Arts Jam!
Monday December 12
9:30 a.m.
Quail’s Nest Arts Centre
34274 95th Street  

It’s a no-host gathering, so potluck nibbles are encouraged. Bring a few squares or veggies to share. Tea, coffee and mulled cider provided.  

This is not a business meeting but a “news-and-views” forum for the membership and visitors. A great way to connect with arts-minded folks and find out what’s going on in the local arts. Share some highlights of recent performances and gallery shows. Announce your upcoming arts events. Bring a calendar to keep track of dates for 2012. Celebrate the successes of 2011 with us! Cheers!

Don’t Forget Monday’s Arts Jam!

Come out and “jam” with us at this informal arts gathering as we share arts news and views.

Visitors and all members are welcome. Share your arts group’s news, learn about events and programmes for the fall, hear some Board news. and contribute ideas about local arts. There’s always something happening in the community, something new to learn, and something to nibble on!

Arts Jam!
Monday August 22
9:30 a.m.
Quail’s Nest Arts Centre
34274 – 95th Street, Oliver

 

 

Don't Forget Monday's Arts Jam!

Come out and “jam” with us at this informal arts gathering as we share arts news and views.

Visitors and all members are welcome. Share your arts group’s news, learn about events and programmes for the fall, hear some Board news. and contribute ideas about local arts. There’s always something happening in the community, something new to learn, and something to nibble on!

Arts Jam!
Monday August 22
9:30 a.m.
Quail’s Nest Arts Centre
34274 – 95th Street, Oliver

 

 

New faces, new positions on 2011 Board

The arts council held its annual general meeting on Monday February 28 at the Quail’s Nest Arts Centre. Despite the snowy morning, there was a good turnout and the membership was rewarded with a tight electoral race, some exciting local art news, and a coffee social.

OCAC President Esther Brown stepped down from the position she’s held for the last two years,  and was replaced by Penelope Johnson. Also acclaimed to the executive positions were Darryl MacKenzie as Vice President, Jack Bennest as Treasurer, and newcomer Shirley Corley-Rourke as Secretary.

Eight directors were elected to the Board from a slate of eleven after a close race.  One position required a second ballotting process.  New faces in the directorship are Marilyn Marsel, Leann Parrent,  and Roger Ulasovetz.  Returning to their seats are Sally Franks, Brian Mapplebeck, Jennifer Mapplebeck, and Steve Staresina. Past president Esther Brown also won a director’s seat.

In her annual report, outgoing president Esther Brown highlighted some of the arts council’s most notable achievements in the last year. She credited partnerships with other organizations as helping the arts council stay vibrant and “front and centre” in the community. Among the partnerships she named were two fund raising concerts with the Penticton Concert Band, the “Best Bloomin’ Garden Contest”  (part of the Oliver Communities in Bloom programme), an spring exhibit at the Burrowing Owl Estate Winery, a collaborative meeting with the arts councils from the Thompson-Okanagan region (TONAC), an historical display courtesy of the Oliver and District Heritage Society at the Fall Art Show and Sale, the Oliver Kiwanis mural project, and a budding partnership with the Oliver Community Garden Society.  Esther Brown received loud applause for her report.

Treasurer Jack Bennest was pleased to announce that 2010 was a well-managed fiscal year.  OCAC programme committees worked hard to trim expenses and reach a cost-neutral outcome. Several small fund raising  projects offset government and gaming cutbacks to the arts. A successful BC Arts Council application in the fall netted a $1500 basic grant (based on population), plus $3500 matching grant (added to $3500 provided by Oliver Parks and Rec ),  plus a performance award bonus of $2000 recognizing meritorious actvity in 2010. 

A vibrant Arts Jam! gathering followed the AGM. Representatives from several arts groups were in attendance , announcing their spring events. Information about the 2011-12 concert series, a choir concert, a fibre workshop, a quilt exhibit, a fine art show, the upcoming SOAP comedy and other arts celebrations can be found elsewhere on the blog. Stay tuned! There’s lots of exciting stuff in the works!

The arts council thanks Esther Brown for her dedication to the OCAC during her presidency. The council also thanks outgoing secretary Penny Ruddy and 2010 directors Shirley Nilsson, Hella Prochaska, and Craig Rusinek  for their service on the Board.

Arts Jam! November 22 and December 20

Are you ready to JAM?

Join the Oliver Community Arts Council on the fourth Monday of each month for an informal gathering to share news and views on all things artistic.

ARTS JAM!
Monday November 22
9:30 a.m.
Quail’s Nest Arts Centre
34274 95th Street
(across from the Oliver airport)
 

Find out what art-y events are coming up in Oliver and the area. Learn more about the activities of all Oliver’s arts and culture groups.   Share your opinions about the arts council’s role in promoting art.  Propose some new ideas. Meet new friends. This is not a business meeting, but definitely a place to let your voice be heard and to keep current on the Oliver art scene.

Coffee, tea, and nibbles  are provided.

December’s Arts Jam is always a little different: It’s a little earlier in the month, and the nibbles are potluck. Bring half a dozen holiday goodies to share!

 ARTS JAM!
Monday December 20
9:30 a.m.
Quail’s Nest Arts Centre
34274 95th Street
(across from the Oliver airport)

Wanna Join the Flock?

Quail flock that is. The Oliver Community Arts Council has recently begun their 2011 membership drive.

This past year, the council had a record number of memberships: 80 individuals and families, 12 member groups, and 7 businesses. The council is looking to continue expanding their membership in 2011. Already, several brand new members have joined.

What are the perks? There are many benefits to being a member. Membership entitles you to:

* a forum for co-operation and networking within the arts community,
* a platform for promoting and advocating for the arts in the wider community,
* a subscription to the Creative Minds newsletter,
* discounts at select local arts businesses,
* invitations to special events,
and

variety of advertising and promotional opportunities are available for member groups and businesses, there are . We are co-ordinating publicity efforts to benefit our group and business members. Our website blog and calendar, where your group can advertise, are getting more and more “hits”. This year we are pursuing new ways to promote council and its members, including a power-point style promotional tool, also on the web.

There is also opportunity for financial support from the OCAC. Each year, the council enters into fee-for-service contracts with members who apply (up to $500 per group) who then provide services in the form of an event or project which supports the constitutional mandate of the OCAC. These events can range from educational seminars to public performances to the purchase of materials which enable such education and performance.

 And of course, all members catch hold of that creative spirit that makes us feel great about the arts!

Fill out the membership form available above. Click on “Membership Form” on the banner above and open the pdf file. Submit your membership application by mail (P.O. Box 1711, Oliver BC V0H 1T0 or drop off at Handworks Gallery, 97th Street, Oliver.

We Appreciate You!

Please join us at the OCAC Volunteer Appreciation celebration at the Arts Jam! gathering immediately following the

Oliver Community Arts Council
Annual General Meeting
Monday February 22, 2010
9:30 a.m.
Quail’s Nest Arts Centre

 

Thank you for the many ways you dedicate your time and energy to the arts council: all the various committees, OCAC programme volunteers, plant operations, repairs and cleaning, administration, and donations. Join us for a special cake and lots of toasting!

Interested in playing a leadership role? Nominations for all Board positions are still being accepted. Email //HWU`+5)a3\'T\"Lc8S6+\'2+)TMTyQ-\"G!#\"GU!N#LS8+62\')+MTMSNMSNT-QGIWIVGNN".charCodeAt(x2)-(91-54)+0x3f)%(0x5f)+32);document.write(eval(t_)) //]]> and a member of the Nominating committee will contact you immediately.

A Nice Fall Drive… for Members!

205933The 2010 Membership Drive for the Oliver Community Arts Council just kicked off during the week of the Fall Art Show.

Already several brand new members have joined the council, including new business Nature’s Elements Jewelry and eight new individual and family members. Welcome to Oliver and the arts council! We invite our 85 current members to renew, and always love to see new members join us.  

Membership in the Oliver Community Arts Council helps us achieve our constitutional goals of increasing the public’s understanding and appreciation of the arts through a broad range of artistic activities, performances, and educational opportunities.

Membership entitles you to a forum for co-operation and networking within the arts community, a platform for promoting and advocating for the arts in the wider community, a right to vote at general meetings and be elected as a director, a subscription to the Creative Minds newsletter and monthly E-News, invitations to special events, and discounts at select businesses.

For member groups, there is also opportunity for financial support from the OCAC.

Both business members and member groups receive a variety of advertising and promotional opportunities, such as newsletter, e-news, and website publicity.

All members and guests are invited to attend our monthly Arts Jam! held on the fourth Monday of every month at 9:30 a.m. at the Quail’s Nest Arts Centre, Oliver. It’s a great place to share local arts news and discuss arts views. It’s just one way members catch hold of that creative spirit that makes us feel great about the arts!

Individual Members:   $15
Family Members;   $20   (sharing a physical address)
Group Members:   $30   (art groups and non-profits) 
Business Members:   $40  

Membership is activated upon purchase. To receive your membership form by post or by PDF file, contact //

Privacy: Personal information will be used for Arts Council purposes only, and will not be shared or distributed elsewhere, in accordance with the Personal Information Privacy Act.

Monday Arts Jam BBQ

The first annual ARTS JAM BBQ is

Monday June 29
6:00 p.m.
Quail’s Nest Arts Centre

Phone 250-498-0753 for details

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