Thursday, April 8, 2021

April 2021 Business Meeting

CMMAG members met via Zoom on Thursday, April 8. One guest attended the meeting.

Creativity Exercise

Linda Poche led the members in a creativity exercise where everyone drew in their sketchbooks using five different dry media (markers, pencils, ballpoint pens, colored pencils, graphite, etc.) Linda provided a hand painted mug for the members to draw, and each member was to use each of the five items for one minute each. Some examples are shown below.



Members-Only Tutorials

April 2021
Shannon Binkowski will host a tutorial on Saturday, April 17, at 1PM called Playing with Stencils: A DIY Guide. Shannon plans to demonstrate different techniques to use with stencils that do not include a gel plate.

May 2021 Jeanne Maher will host a tutorial on Saturday, May 22, at 1PM called Easy ATCs. Jeanne will be sharing her 7-layer process for making 9 or 16 ATCs at once on one big paper.

Anyone interested in joining CMMAG or in members-only tutorials should email CMMAG for details

Zoom Open Studio Playtimes

Playdates or Open Studio times, which are free to all members, have been scheduled through June 2021.  The scheduled days are the Saturday before the business meetings at 10AM and the Wednesday following the business meetings at 6PM. An additional Sunday may be added in. The upcoming dates include the following:

  • Wednesday, April 14 at 6 pm. 

  • Sunday, April 25 at 1 pm.

  • Saturday, May 8 at 10 am. 

Members-Only Trunk Trade 

The March 21st Trunk Trade was well attended. All unclaimed supplies were donated to the Method Community Center and to the Boys & Girls Club. Thanks again to Maggie Kehoe who graciously offered her office parking lot for the event.

The next Trunk Trade is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, May 15 with location and times to be determined. Board is seeking a location in North Raleigh to be more accommodating to members in Durham and Chapel Hill for this event. Interested in joining in the fun? Email CMMAG for details.  

Art Shows (Virtual and In-Person) 

Sertoma Arts Center is currently accepting submissions for its 2022 Gallery Program. After much discussion, it was decided that CMMAG will apply to participate in a 2-month show at Sertoma in 2022.

Art Critique Group  

Marcia Streithorst is interested in starting an art critique group among the members. This would allow you to have critical but kind input on your pieces during your process. Any member interested in participating should email Marcia.

Creative Challenges 

The prompts for the Second Quarter 2021 Picked Prompts Challenge that will be shared at the June 11 meeting are as follows.


  • Lisa Yerby and Kathy King were selected to be in the juried Small Treasures 2021 show by Cary Gallery of Artists.
    • Kathy King’s Whirly Bead Sculpture was announced as the Third Place Winner.
  • One of Maureen Seltzer’s torn collage pieces, Curiosity, was selected to be in the Time for Spring Show at the 311 Gallery in Raleigh in May.
  • Maureen has a show in Wake Forest on April 24 from 10-5. This event is outside, and tents will be spaced for social distancing.
  • Katherine Stein and Lisa Yerby are hosting an artists expo in their neighborhood in Worthington. Neighbors will be setting up in their driveways to sell their art or crafts or promote their small business on April 17th from 9 am to 2 pm.