Friday, April 30, 2010

Minutes from the 4/29/10 Meeting

First order of Business: A big thank you!

Thanks to all members for helping out in this semester's events. Together we raised $4,000!!! Let's keep up the good work!

Second Order of Business: Theme for the Woodcut Collab.

-It was by majority that the theme of the Woodcut Collab with be....."Americana." Glory days, the last 50 years, whatever you can think of.

-The block will be 4ft x 6ft and we are shooting for a due of September 15th...but this date is tentative.

-List of teams are still on the grad office door in printmaking room 408.

-We are asking for an edition of 5 for these blocks on canvas and/or paper.

-Tom and Kyle will be writing up a proposal for MAPC to see if we can show these babies off there.

Third Order of Business: Printing Party!

We need to get those aprons and koozies printed, so we're going to meet Thursday May 6th at 7pm to get them done. We can bring food and make it a good ol' time.

Fourth Order of Business: Officers

We have decided to keep the same officers for the next year. If you weren't at the meeting and want to move up or step down, please let us know.

Fifth Order of Business: Pepsi Refresh Grant

Honorary club member, Eric Fuertes has written up a grant to take his two printing press that he has built around to innercity schools and make prints.

The grant is up on his website if you want to look it over.

Eric will be submitting his grant to the Pepsi Refresh Project to try to win $25,000!
In order for him to win, you need to vote!!!

Eric will be entering his submission at 12:00am on Friday May 1st, he will then post on Facebook if it goes through or not so we can start voting.
So please please please when you wake up Saturday morning, VOTE! and tell your friends, family, everyone to do the same! Please post on your Facebooks so we can spread the word.

Sixth Order of Business: Happy Dog Show

Remember there's a show with Drive by Press at Happy Dog Gallery in Chicago this Saturday May 1st at 8pm-?

Also the MFA group show will also be going on 5-8pm!
230 W. Superior St., Suite 200 (River North)

Everyone have a good finals week and an even better summer!!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Minutes from the 4/15/10 Meeting

Here's the minutes from the last meeting.....

First order of business:  A New Honorary Club Member

The club came to a unanimous vote to grant Eric Fuertes as a honorary club member of Bandolier Press......we all know he wants to be a printmaker soooooo bad, constantly dreaming up presses like he does!

Second order of business: Large Woodcut Collab

The plan is still on for the large woodcut collab! As discussed before,  the scale of the blocks will be 6ft. x 4ft. and in groups of 2....... perhaps 3 if there is an odd number of members participating. This would take place this summer and then hopefully the works would be displayed in 214 Gallery in the Fall.

Thoughts were brought up about the possibility of a theme for this collab project. Two themes that were brought up were Haunted House and Home/ Where You Came From. If you have any other suggestions, bring them up at the next meeting or simply post them up on the blog in a comment or whathaveyou.

**There is a sign up sheet on the grad office door for the collab. PLEASE SIGN UP IF YOU'RE INTERESTED IN BEING A PART OF THIS!!

Third order of business: Club Print Exchange

Yes, it is still on and the prints are due at the end of the semester! Just to refresh your memory, the title of the portfolio is "No Name, No Slogan," paper size is 15"x20", edition size is still set at 25, at least 3 runs, and please include sheets of newsprint or glassine between each print. Let's make this a nice portfolio, so please please put some effort into it!