Cincinnati Art Club & Wessel Gallery, 1021 Parkside Place, Cincinnati, OH 45202 513‑241‑4591

Board News To Members

CAC Board Notes - October 2017

Christmas Party
The Christmas party will be on December 2nd at Maketewah Country Club. The menu features a “grand buffet” including Beef Tenderloin, Sea Bass, Salad, Vegetables, Mini Dessert, Cash Bar and Wine selections. Cost is $50 per person. Members may bring a small painting for the exchange.

Zoo Paint Out
The Zoo Paint Out for high school students was an enormous success. Sally Mercurio and Jane Washburn were the organizers with the assistance of many Club Members as helpers and mentors. The students had a show of their work at a reception at the Club on Oct 7 th.

CAC Member Survey
A very important survey was sent out to Members to help decide the future of the Club. Please complete your survey which was emailed to you. If you did not receive an emailed survey, please contact the Treasurer to have the survey email link resent or to update your email.

The October dinner speaker will be from The Cincinnati Art Museum. They will be speaking about the upcoming flower exhibit and the role of flowers in the history of art.

This exhibit was a tremendous success. Over 400 people came to the opening at The Greenwich House Gallery. The exhibit will be on view until November 4 th.

Faster WIFI
The club has a new faster WIFI.

Christmas Sale
If you are interested in the Christmas Sale at the Club, please contact the Club or a Board Member and leave a message. We need a person to run the sale this year.

CAC Board Notes - September 2017


Members who have not paid their dues should do so promptly.

A survey will be taken to find out what the Members want from the Club. Surveys will be emailed to Members. The Board is studying whether to build on the existing building or to find a new location for the Club. Committees for both options have been formed. One presented ideas for adding on to the present building at our meeting. The issue of parking remains. Everyone’s input is important.

Dinner Meetings - Jello has been replaced with fresh fruit as a dessert option. Jane is working with the caterers for options to meet dietary needs of Members.

Speakers for Dinner Meetings
September - Margo Madison of Creative Juices presenting marketing using Facebook and Instagram
November - Jacqueline Sullivan

The club received a large cash donation from Stella Artois resulting from their event here this summer.

Volunteers and mentors are needed to help with the Zoo Paint Out which is September 30.

Aline Ordman will be presenting a workshop focusing on the figure in the landscape.

ViewPoint49 opens Oct 6 at the newly renovated Greenwich House Gallery in O’Bryonville. Valet parking will be available for the event. The show will be up until November 4.

Improvements to the website were discussed.

CAC Board Notes - May 2017


Brunch meetings for the months of January and February will continue next year.

Oil Painters of America used the Art Club for their Paint Out in May.

This year’s ViewPoint Show will be held at the Greenwich House Gallery in O’Bryonville.

A portable handicap ramp has been purchased for the use of members and visitors. It is in the storage room at the Club. The city has also designated two spaces in front of the Club for handicap parking.

A new CAC Handbook has been printed. If you have not renewed your membership please send in your payment.

New board members are Ray Burt, Don Baumgarten, Jane Washburn, Christine Kuhr and Amy Ackley.

The Signature Member painting sale at Legacies in April was very successful. Many paintings were sold. There will be another sale in the Fall.

The Board needs to hear from members, what they want for the Club. The purchase of the property next to the Club could allow for additional use. Another idea is to seek a new location with more parking. Nothing can be decided without knowing the desires of most of the members. The Board discussed sending out surveys in the Fall. There are two committees involved in this project.

New LED flood lights are being purchased for Sketch Group.

Jerry Saylor will assist Paul Fisher with Sketch Group.

Submitted by Heidi Hanssen - Secretary