Thursday, October 13, 2011

Wyoming Arts Council holds board meeting and opening reception of fellowship biennial in Jackson

Albany County artist Penelope Caldwell (right) discusses one of her oil paintings with curator Nancy Bowen. Photo was taken during July's fellowship biennial selection trip to artists' studios around the state. Several of Penelope's paintings will be featured in the biennial exhibit which opens on Friday, Nov. 4, at the Art Association Gallery in Jackson.
Public invited to attend Wyoming Arts Council board meeting and opening reception for fellowship biennial exhibit Nov. 3-5 in Jackson

The Wyoming Arts Council (WAC) will hold its quarterly board meeting in Jackson Nov. 3-5. The meeting will be held at the Center for the Arts, 265 Cache St., from 1-4 p.m. on Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. on Friday, with an additional session (if needed) from 8 a.m.-noon on Saturday.   

Agenda items include: Nomination, discussion and selection of recipients for the 2011 Governor’s Arts Awards; discussion of the WAC’s long range plan, including a new communications plan; discussion of upcoming WAC-sponsored events; presentation by the Wyoming Arts Alliance about its 2011 block-booking conference in Evanston; review of Community Arts Partners and Folk Arts mentoring grants; and discussion of the Poetry Out Loud schedule for 2011-2012.

The board invites individual artists and organizational representatives to attend any part of the meeting to observe the board process, and to address the board during the public comment session beginning at 4 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 4. Comments about the agency's policies, funding priorities, on-line granting system, and other arts-related topics are welcomed. For a detailed agenda, please contact the Wyoming Arts Council office at 307-777-7742. 

After Thursday’s session, WAC visual arts fellowship judge and biennial exhibit curator Nancy Bowen will give an art talk from 5:30-7 p.m. in the Art Association Gallery. This is free and open to the public. Following Friday’s session, Ms. Bowen will join the fellowship recipients from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the opening reception for the fellowship biennial exhibit in the Art Association Gallery. This is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

The mission of the Wyoming Arts Council is to provide leadership and invest resources to sustain, promote and cultivate excellence in the arts. 

FMI: Rita Basom, WAC, 307-777-7473 or

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