HTA 2006 February Newsletter
People in attendance for January 17th meeting
at SoMi Tileworks - 19
Kirsten Walstead - Host
Jane Swan, Roger Mayland, Deb LeAir, Mercedes Mattila, Wendy Penta Nelson, Leanne Johnson, Joel and Ruth McKinney, Christopher Kelly, Julie Hiebert, Karin Kraemer, Stephanie and Jack Kaczrowski, Cathy Bryson, Norma Hanlon, Pooka Ness, Sharra Frank, Josh Blanc.
Great meeting and great food! Thanks all that attended.
Workshops Information for Tile Conference
There was a lively discussion on the workshops during the tile conference. The main issue being how artists should be compensated for the work they put into a workshop, demo, or studio tour.
The Tile Heritage Foundation and the HTA discussed and has come out with a workshop program that should define the levels that each artist can choose to participate. We feel it is a very fair program based on how many attendees each workshop gets. The HTA and THF believe artists' studio demos are going to be one of the main components to draw people to the conference. Most people are fascinated by artists' studios and their processes. This is a great opportunity to show off our tile community and we would love your participation!
Many of the HTA members are planning to go to the Society of Mosaic Artists or SAMA conference in March. There schedules is packed with demos and tours. Almost all of their conference is sold out. We will be asking for a report from those who attend and tell us how it went what we need to consider and what should and should not do. All demos or workshops will be pre-registered and need at least six people (minimum) to go forward. (Those that who do not reach a minimum will be cancelled and monies refunded.)
Artist Information on Doing Demonstration
A demo would be a two-hour experience in either the morning or afternoon of September 13th or 14th.
Artist information on Doing Workshops
A workshop would be either a four* or six* hour, hands-on event, September 13th or 14th.
*A four-hour w/s could be 9am to 1pm or 1pm to 5pm
*A six-hour w/s would be 9am to 4pm with an hour for lunch.
Demo & workshop presenters would tell us the maximum number of people they are willing to accommodate (but NOT less than six)
While presenters (tile makers/teachers) will have the option of donating their time and materials and will be encouraged to do that and view participation as self-promotion, an enhancement to their visibility as artists in the community - compensation will be available.
Teacher Fees ARTISTS READ THIS
Options #1 For two-hour demos the suggested registration fee is $30 per person. Tile makers/teachers would receive $10 per registered student plus a flat $50 as a supply and refreshment fee.
Option # 2 For a four-hour, hands-on workshop the registration fee would be $75 per person. Tile maker/teachers would receive $30 per registered student as well as a supplies fee, which they would determine in advance and would be paid by each registrant directly to the teacher or could be paid in advance with the reg. fee. This is usually $10-15 per student and would include refreshments (coffee, tea, water, whatever).
Option #3 For a six-hour, hands-on workshop the registration fee would be $125 per person. Tile maker/teachers would receive $50 per registered student as well as a supplies fee, which they would determine in advance and would be paid by each registrant directly to the teacher or could be paid in advance with the reg. fee. This is usually $15-20 per student and would include refreshments (coffee, tea, water, whatever). Note: registrants would be responsible to provide their own lunch.
Demo and workshop registration will be open primarily to people who are registered in the conference. Extra space or qualifying space (to bring any one presentation up to six people) would be open to the public after that.
THF would handle registration and the form will be part of the full conference sign-up.
Demos and workshops will be promoted locally and nationally as part of the conference enhancement activities. Any excess funds will be shared equally with HTA and THF.
Presenters should provide a demo or workshop description, a projected supplies (and costs) list, a picture of their tile (or mosaic)
If you are considering doing a workshop or demo we would like a commitment by March 1st with all the details. Late commitments will be accepted but to get printed literature in the works we need information ASAP. Please e-mail information to firstname.lastname@example.org and call if you have further questions. Thank You.
Commemorative Tile for Tile Festival
Kirsten Hanlon Walsted has volunteered to make the 2006 commemorative tile to be sold at the MN Tile Festival. After a discussion of what worked and what did not on the 2005 version Kirsten said she would make three versions for the members to decide from at the March 21st meeting.
Some of the goals the groups talked about were to make a commemorative tile for under $30. The size will be left up to the artists, the date of the event could be on the front or back of the tile. The artist will be paid a flat fee for creating and manufacturing the tiles the amount has not been determined. The proceeds will go to the HTA general fund.
Tiles of the Northern Plains, "Building on Tradition" is starting to really take form in the planning stages. Karin Kraemer is organizing the Duluth section of the conference. She is working on tours of many mansions and terra cotta tours. She even has a lead on having a dinner at the Glenshen Mansion which would be a very exclusive opportunity for those who attend the conference. Many gallery shows are in the works with some as high profile as the Tweed Museum. Karin has also written a grant to create a map of Duluth and Superior tile installations. It will be in the same vain as the MN historical and contemporary map Jane Swan and Josh Blanc put together for the last symposium Tiles of the Twin Cities. Karin is kicking butt and doing a great job organizing way up north. If you want to help her please contact her and see what she needs help with in the planning.
Home and Garden Show
The HTA and Home and Garden show is off and running. We have ten artists that are participating. Roger Mayland of North Prairie Tile is donating his display which allows each artist two choices of sizes to display their work. A 22" x 22" panel or a 16" x 16" panel that they can tile or have a photo of a project put on. Roger will have masonite boards cut and ready for each artists to pickup on February 3rd from 9:30 to 6 and February 4th from 9:30 - 1
The cost is $125 for the large panel and $100 for the small one. If people would like an extra panel it would be half off. First come first serve. There are three oversize sections that the HTA will have to talk about the services it offers. There are extra spaces available so if you are interested contact Josh to get in on the show.
Participants can pick up the boards at North Prairie Tile on
February 3rd from 9:30 to 6 and February 4th from 9:30 - 1
The goal of doing this show is to start showcasing the HTA and its members to the general public in a more visible way. The display offers the option for artists to get more attention to there individual work while handing out directories on the whole group. Volunteers who help staff the booth can bring there own tile samples and portfolio books to talk to interested parties. Our goal is to educate people what the HTA is all about and to hand out directories for there home building files and eventual use. If you like to volunteer to be at the booth please contact Josh to sign up for time slots. We will be looking for two people to staff the booth during the show. This should be a fun event and we look forward to informing people on how it went.
Mass Mailing Party February 16th
We have four volunteers for this bulk mailing Deb LeAir, Sharra Frank, Christopher Kelly, and Josh Blanc. We can use one more person. Lunch is on the HTA. We will be planning on mailing out between 1500 to 2500 directories all across the country. The HTA is accepting your mailing list to be part of this mailing. Please no more than 300 people on any one list. Please send your mailing list by Febuary 7th. It must be on an excel file and e-mailed to email@example.com. Thanks in advance to all the volunteers.
Next Meeting Tuesday March, 21st 2006 at 6pm
FK Art Glass
2210 Bryant Ave N
Minneapolis, MN 55411
What to expect: SPECIAL GUEST Joe Taylor
from the Tile Heritage Foundation will be visiting from California and will be discussing the Tile Conference “Tiles of the Northern Plains: Building on Tradition”.
FK Art Glass will also be doing an glass tile demo in there newly renovated studio.
MN Tile Festival Postcards will be available.