PB Guild Mission Statement and Policies

The goals of the Paint Box Guild are to provide artistic support and camaraderie while encouraging the members to pursue individual accomplishments.

 

The policies and operating procedures of the Paint Box Guild, the “Guild,” in accordance with the bylaws are explained in this document.  Policies may be amended by a majority vote of members in attendance at a monthly meeting.

 

I. MEETING PLACE

 

1.  Meeting/studio space is located in the First Presbyterian Church, Littleton                Boulevard and Windermere in Littleton, Colorado.

2.  The Guild is a “community mission” of the church, “subject to the rules and              regulations of the governing board of the church, the Session, and entitled to          the benefits and encouragement of being part of the church” (letter, 6/16/97,            David Bachman, Mission Moderator, First Presbyterian Church).

3.  The Guild may use the space, including the use of the kitchen, on Wednesdays,      10:00a.m.-3:00p.m. unless needed by the church on special occasions.

4.  The Guild will make a donation to the church for use of the space in the amount      of $85 per month, September-November and January-May.

5.  Three locked cabinets are provided for storage of the Guild's library collection,        table covers, coffee pot, refreshment supplies, and other Guild property.

 

II. MEETINGS

 

1.  A business meeting is held the first Wednesday of the month, September -              November and January-May at 10:00a.m.

2.  Workshops are normally held the third Wednesday of the month, September -          November and January-May.

3.  Member critiques are held informally among members on paint day                          Wednesdays.

4.  Studio painting may be done after the business meeting and on other                      Wednesdays except when a workshop is in session.

5.  Dates for meetings or workshops may be moved to another Wednesday when          necessary.  If Littleton schools are closed because of inclement weather,                meetings        and workshops will be cancelled.

6.  Refreshments will be provided by two members for each business meeting and        each workshop.  Coffee and other refreshment supplies will be paid for by the          Guild. The two members bringing the refreshments will make the coffee, set up        the  refreshment table, clean up at the end, and return the keys to the church          office.

7.  Social events are normally scheduled for the first Wednesday in December and        June.

 

III. KINDS OF MEMBERSHIPS AND REQUIREMENTS

 

A.  ACTIVE MEMBERSHIP

1.  Is limited to forty members as defined by the Bylaws.

2.  Pay yearly dues of $35.00 to be paid in full at the first business meeting in              September.

3.  Must attend a minimum of three business meetings per year.

4.  Serve as an officer on the board or as a volunteer on a committee when                  needed.

5.  Help provide refreshments for business meetings and/or workshops, if                    attending.

6.  Hold full voting rights.

7.  Must exhibit paintings with the Guild at least two times a year, either in juried or      non-juried shows.

8.  May choose to paint at the church on non-workshop days.

9.  May choose to attend any or all workshops sponsored by the Guild.

10.May attend the December and/or June luncheons.

11.May attend the scheduled Wednesday Summer Painting Outings.

12.May participate in the annual Fall Painting Trip.

 

B.     ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP

1.  No limit to the number of Associate Members.

2.  Must have been an Active Member for at least five years.

3.  Pays dues which equals ½ of active membership dues.

4.  Associate Members have all of the benefits and requirements of the Active              Membership except:

  a.Hold no voting rights, may not participate in Guild juried exhibits, have no                requirement for number of non-juried exhibits per year, and have no requirement      to attend meetings.

  b.May attend Summer Outings and Fall trip and workshops upon space availability      after active members sign up.

5.  May choose to be reinstated as an Active Member at which time the member will      be moved to the top of the Prospective Members List.

6.  If reinstated, this member must enter in September at the first business                  meeting.

7.  If reinstated, must remain at this level for one full Guild year.

C.    HONORARY  MEMBERSHIP

1.  No limit to Social members but must have been an active member for five years      or more.

2.  No dues.

3.  No voting rights.

4.  May not show paintings at any Guild exhibit.

5.  Attends Social Functions only.

 

IV. WORKSHOPS

 

1.  The Workshop Chairman will schedule workshops on a variety of media,                  techniques, or themes to meet the interests of the membership.

2.  The Chairman will contract with the instructor for a fee of $400.

3.  Workshops will be offered on the third Wednesday of each month, September-        May, with the exception of December.

4.  To participate in a workshop, an Active Member must sign up no later than the        business meeting before the workshop.  After the business meeting, Associate        Members may sign up and pay for the next workshop. 

5.  Active members not in attendance may call or email the Workshop Chairman to        be placed on this list or on a waiting list.  The member’s registration is not              guaranteed until payment is received by the treasurer.

6.  Observation without paying is not allowed.

7.  Each workshop must be paid in full at the time the participant signs up.

  a.  Each workshop costs Active Members $25.00 to participate.

  b.  Associate Members may sign up after Active Members have signed up. They            will pay $35.00.

  c.  Non-members may sign up after members have signed up, subject to space            availability.  Non-members will pay $35.00.

8.    Workshop cancellation

  a.  Cancellation by the Guild:  The decision will be made by the President and the        Workshop Chairman.

  b.  The workshop artist may cancel the workshop.

  c.  If Littleton Schools are closed because of inclement weather, the workshop will        be cancelled.

  d.  Participants may apply the fee for a cancelled workshop to a different                      workshop or receive a refund.

9.    Attendance

  a.  Workshops begin promptly at 10:00 a.m.  Participants are to be ready at this            time.

  b.  It is the responsibility of the member to find a replacement if that member                cannot attend.

  c.  No refund is applicable if the member or non-member cannot attend.

 

V. EXHIBITIONS

 

A.  PHILOSOPHY

1.     The Guild promotes the creation of original fine arts by its members.

2.     Art works accepted for juried shows will be of the highest standards of                     originality in subject and composition.

3.     The re-creation of a copyrighted image as a painting will not be accepted.

 

B.    GENERAL POLICIES

1.     Members must follow the “Guidelines for Paint Box Guild Exhibitions.”

2.     Members will prepare a resume for the Guild Album, which may include                         photographs of the artist’s work.

3.     The Guild does not carry insurance for loss or damage to exhibited artwork.

4.     The Exhibition Committee will set the entry fee, if any, and the number of 

        entries allowed per member for each exhibition, depending upon hanging                 space.

5.     The Committee may designate the size of the paintings to be accepted.

6.     Frames, mats and glass must be in good, clean condition.

7.     Wires must be in place for hanging.  Saw tooth hangers may only be used on           very small works for sale exhibitions, but are not permitted for juried shows.

8.     Exhibition identification cards are supplied by the Guild Exhibition Committee.

   a.  The ID card must include this information:  title, medium, price, name of artist,         and phone number.

   b.  One ID card is attached to the lower right hand corner and another ID card is                attached to the back of the painting.

9.  An Exhibit Submission Form must be filled out by the artist for each venue.

   a.  Each form must include this information: title, name of the artist, phone                   number, venue, date, title of artwork, medium, and price.

   b.  The form is given to the exhibition registrar.

10. Personal business cards may be attached to back of the piece of art work.

11. Members will deliver and pick up paintings according to the schedule given by         the Exhibition Committee.  Paintings must not be dropped off or picked up               outside of the times designated by the Exhibit Committee chair.

 

C.  JURIED EXHIBITS

1.  The Exhibition Committee will prepare a Prospectus for each juried exhibition          and distribute a copy to each member of the Guild. 

2.  The Prospectus will state the requirements regarding recency and originality.

3.  Paintings done in workshops or classes or under the direction of an instructor          will not be eligible.  However, work done in a workshop using the member’s              original photography, set-up, or plein air setting without the instructor touching        it, is acceptable.

4.  Failure to follow Guild Policy will result in disqualification of the member from          entering any Guild shows for one full year.

5.  In the event of questioned originality, the Exhibition Committee and the                    President will determine acceptance of the work.

 

D.  SALES COMMISSIONS

1. The Exhibition Committee will inform members of a commission on painting             sales charged by the exhibition site.

2. If no commission is charged by the exhibition site, the member will pay a 10%         commission to the Guild for the sale of each painting in a Guild show.

 

VI. OUTINGS

1.  The Bylaws permit the Travel Committee to organize outings, plein air painting,        and other trips for the purpose of painting and visiting interesting locales.

2.  All members and guests attending Guild outings must sign a Waiver of Liability.

 

VII. SUNSHINE

1.   Cards from the Guild will be sent to members for illness of the member.

2.   Flowers from the Guild will be sent to a member’s family in the event of the             death of the member or the immediate family of a member.

3.   Cards may be sent from the Guild to recognize other events, such as family             illness, member accomplishments, or as a thank-you for assistance to the               Guild.

 

VIII. NOTIFICATION

1.   Proposed amendments to the Bylaws or Policies will be discussed at a 

      monthly meeting, one month before a vote is taken at the next meeting.

2.   Members not in attendance at the meeting where the discussion occurs will 

      be notified of the pending vote by the minutes of the meeting and/or by 

      telephone or email.

 

Ratified October 1988; amended March 1999, March 2001, May 2002, April 2005, May 2006, May 2008, January 2011, and April 2017

Paint Box Guild Mission Statement

 

The goals of the Paint Box Guild are to provide artistic support and camaraderie while encouraging the members to pursue individual accomplishments.

 

Paint Box Guild Policies

 

The policies and operating procedures of the Paint Box Guild, the “Guild,” in accordance with the bylaws are explained in this document.  Policies may be amended by a majority vote of members in attendance at a monthly meeting.

 

I. MEETING PLACE

 

1.  Meeting/studio space is located in the First Presbyterian Church, Littleton                    Boulevard and Windermere in Littleton, Colorado.

2.  The Guild is a “community mission” of the church, “subject to the rules and                    regulations of the governing board of the church, the Session, and entitled to the          benefits and encouragement of being part of the church” (letter, 6/16/97, David            Bachman, Mission Moderator, First Presbyterian Church).

3.  The Guild may use the space, including the use of the kitchen, on Wednesdays,              10:00a.m.-3:00p.m. unless needed by the church on special occasions.

4.  The Guild will make a donation to the church for use of the space in the amount of        $85 per month, September-November and January-May.

5.  Three locked cabinets are provided for storage of the Guild's library collection,              table covers, coffee pot, refreshment supplies, and other Guild property.

 

II. MEETINGS

 

1.    A business meeting is held the first Wednesday of the month, September -                    November and January-May at 10:00a.m.

2.    Workshops are normally held the third Wednesday of the month, September -                November and January-May.

3.    Member critiques are held informally among members on paint day Wednesdays.

4.    Studio painting may be done after the business meeting and on other Wednesdays        except when a workshop is in session.

5.    Dates for meetings or workshops may be moved to another Wednesday when                necessary.  If Littleton schools are closed because of inclement weather, meetings        and workshops will be cancelled.

6.    Refreshments will be provided by two members for each business meeting and            each workshop.  Coffee and other refreshment supplies will be paid for by the              Guild.  The two members bringing the refreshments will make the coffee, set up            the refreshment table, clean up at the end, and return the keys to the church                office.

7.    Social events are normally scheduled for the first Wednesday in December and            June.

 

III. KINDS OF MEMBERSHIPS AND REQUIREMENTS

 

A.  ACTIVE MEMBERSHIP

1.    Is limited to forty members as defined by the Bylaws.

2.    Pay yearly dues of $35.00 to be paid in full at the first business meeting in                    September.

3.    Must attend a minimum of three business meetings per year.

4.    Serve as an officer on the board or as a volunteer on a committee when needed.

5.    Help provide refreshments for business meetings and/or workshops, if attending.

6.    Hold full voting rights.

7.    Must exhibit paintings with the Guild at least two times a year, either in juried or          non-juried shows.

8.    May choose to paint at the church on non-workshop days.

9.    May choose to attend any or all workshops sponsored by the Guild.

10.  May attend the December and/or June luncheons.

11.  May attend the scheduled Wednesday Summer Painting Outings.

12.  May participate in the annual Fall Painting Trip.

 

B.     ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP

1.    No limit to the number of Associate Members.

2.    Must have been an Active Member for at least five years.

3.    Pays dues which equals ½ of active membership dues.

4.    Associate Members have all of the benefits and requirements of the Active                    Membership except:

a.    Hold no voting rights, may not participate in Guild juried exhibits, have no                      requirement for number of non-juried exhibits per year, and have no requirement          to attend meetings.

b.    May attend Summer Outings and Fall trip and workshops upon space availability          after active members sign up.

5.    May choose to be reinstated as an Active Member at which time the member will          be moved to the top of the Prospective Members List.

6.    If reinstated, this member must enter in September at the first business meeting.

7.    If reinstated, must remain at this level for one full Guild year.

C.    HONORARY  MEMBERSHIP

1.    No limit to Social members but must have been an active member for five years            or more.

2.    No dues.

3.    No voting rights.

4.    May not show paintings at any Guild exhibit.

5.    Attends Social Functions only.

 

IV. WORKSHOPS

 

1.    The Workshop Chairman will schedule workshops on a variety of media,                        techniques, or themes to meet the interests of the membership.

2.    The Chairman will contract with the instructor for a fee of $400.

3.    Workshops will be offered on the third Wednesday of each month, September-May,        with the exception of December.

4.    To participate in a workshop, an Active Member must sign up no later than the              business meeting before the workshop. After the business meeting, Associate              Members may sign up and pay for the next workshop. 

5.    Active members not in attendance may call or email the Workshop Chairman to be        placed on this list or on a waiting list.  The member’s registration is not                        guaranteed until payment is received by the treasurer.

6.    Observation without paying is not allowed.

7.    Each workshop must be paid in full at the time the participant signs up.

a.    Each workshop costs Active Members $25.00 to participate.

b.    Associate Members may sign up after Active Members have signed up. They will            pay $35.00.

c.    Non-members may sign up after members have signed up, subject to space                  availability.  Non-members will pay $35.00.

8.    Workshop cancellation

a.    Cancellation by the Guild:  The decision will be made by the President and the                Workshop Chairman.

b.    The workshop artist may cancel the workshop.

c.    If Littleton Schools are closed because of inclement weather, the workshop will be        cancelled.

d.    Participants may apply the fee for a cancelled workshop to a different workshop          or receive a refund.

9.    Attendance

a.    Workshops begin promptly at 10:00 a.m.  Participants are to be ready at this time.

b.    It is the responsibility of the member to find a replacement if that member cannot        attend.

c.    No refund is applicable if the member or non-member cannot attend.

 

V. EXHIBITIONS

 

A.  PHILOSOPHY

1.     The Guild promotes the creation of original fine arts by its members.

2.     Art works accepted for juried shows will be of the highest standards of                         originality, subject, and composition.

3.     The re-creation of a copyrighted image as a painting will not be accepted.

 

B.    GENERAL POLICIES

1.  Members must follow the “Guidelines for Paint Box Guild Exhibitions.”

2.  Members will prepare a resume for the Guild Album, which may include                        photographs of the artist’s work.

3.  The Guild does not carry insurance for loss or damage to exhibited artwork.

4.  The Exhibition Committee will set the entry fee, if any, and the number of 

     entries allowed per member for each exhibition, depending upon hanging space.

5.  The Committee may designate the size of the paintings to be accepted.

6.  Frames, mats and glass must be in good, clean condition.

7.  Wires must be in place for hanging.  Saw tooth hangers may only be used on very        small works for sale exhibitions, but are not permitted for juried shows.

8.  Exhibition identification cards are supplied by the Guild Exhibition Committee.

a.  The ID card must include this information:  title, medium, price, name of artist, and      phone number.

b.  One ID card is attached to the lower right hand corner and another ID card is                attached to the back of the painting.

     9.  An Exhibit Submission Form must be filled out by the artist for each venue.

a.  Each form must include this information: title, name of the artist, phone number,          venue, date, title of artwork, medium, and price.

b.  The form is given to the exhibition registrar.

10. Personal business cards may be attached to back of the piece of art work.

11. Members will deliver and pick up paintings according to the schedule given by the       Exhibition Committee.  Paintings must not be dropped off or picked up outside of           the times designated by the Exhibit Committee chair.

 

C.  JURIED EXHIBITS

1.  The Exhibition Committee will prepare a Prospectus for each juried exhibition and        distribute a copy to each member of the Guild. 

2.  The Prospectus will state the requirements regarding recency and originality.

3.  Paintings done in workshops or classes or under the direction of an instructor will        not be eligible.  However, work done in a workshop using the member’s original            photography, set-up, or plein air setting without the instructor touching it, is                  acceptable.

4.  Failure to follow Guild Policy will result in disqualification of the member from              entering any Guild shows for one full year.

5.  In the event of questioned originality, the Exhibition Committee and the President          will determine acceptance of the work.

 

D.  SALES COMMISSIONS

1.  The Exhibition Committee will inform members of a commission on painting sales        charged by the exhibition site.

2.  If no commission is charged by the exhibition site, the member will pay a 10%              commission to the Guild for the sale of each painting in a Guild show.

 

VI. OUTINGS

1.  The Bylaws permit the Travel Committee to organize outings, plein air painting, and      other trips for the purpose of painting and visiting interesting locales.

2.  All members and guests attending Guild outings must sign a Waiver of Liability.

 

VII. SUNSHINE

1.  Cards from the Guild will be sent to members for illness of the member.

2.  Flowers from the Guild will be sent to a member’s family in the event of the death        of the member or the immediate family of a member.

3.  Cards may be sent from the Guild to recognize other events, such as family illness,      member accomplishments, or as a thank-you for assistance to the Guild.

 

VIII. NOTIFICATION

1.  Proposed amendments to the Bylaws or Policies will be discussed at a 

     monthly meeting, one month before a vote is taken at the next meeting.

2.  Members not in attendance at the meeting where the discussion occurs will 

     be notified of the pending vote by the minutes of the meeting and/or by 

     telephone or email.

 

     Ratified October 1988; amended March 1999, March 2001, May 2002, April 2005,            May 2006, May 2008, January 2011, and April 2017