The Northport Arts Association is a non-profit (501c3) organization started in 2013 
to support the arts in Northport, Michigan
We do this by:
1. Creating venues for artists of all kinds to exhibit, enact, market their work
2. Providing vehicles for teaching, integrating, networking the arts

Northport Arts Association

    Arts For All in Northport Michigan

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Minutes Member Meeting 4/10/17

Posted by NAA on April 15, 2017 at 9:55 AM Comments comments (0)

MINUTES MEETING OF NORTHPORT ARTS ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIP 4/10/17

President’s Report

Chris Verdon reported that the Student’s Exhibit was well attended and had great community support.

We will need a new Secretary and Treasurer in June. Linda Bayer has agreed to run for Treasurer. If you are interested in either position call Chris Verdon.

We need a team to work with Chris and Linda on grants, a team for fundraising, and volunteers to staff the VAB during al...

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MINUTES BOARD MEETING 3/9/17

Posted by NAA on March 14, 2017 at 3:15 PM Comments comments (0)

MINUTES BOARD MEETING NORTHPORT ARTS ASSOCIATION 3/9/2017

 

PRESENT WERE CHRIS VERDON, JOHN MITCHELL, LINDA BAYER, NINA COLLINS AND CLARE GENGARELLY., (via phone).

 

Fund Raising

Chris introduced Heidi Noel Miller who has just moved to Northport and has experience fund raising. Heidi described her background and agreed to forward a proposal to the board for her fund-raising services.

Chris has applied to the Harper Foundation for a $3000 grant.

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Minutes Member Meeting 2/13/17

Posted by NAA on February 20, 2017 at 10:20 AM Comments comments (0)

MINUTES NORTHPORT ARTS ASSOCIATION MEMBERS’ MEETING 2/13/2017

President’s Update

Chris Verdon reported that January activities at the Village Arts Building included open studio on Thursdays, classes, and rehearsals for NCAC production. Open Studio continues (10-1) weekly and we will have new classes in March. We posted classes and exhibits in the Enterprise and will post again in March. Details are on our website (www.northportartsforall.com). We also plan a display c...

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Board Meeting Minutes 2/8/17

Posted by NAA on February 13, 2017 at 11:25 AM Comments comments (0)

MINUTES, NAA BOARD MEETING 2/8/2017

Chris Verdon, Tom Woodruff, John Mitchell, Linda Bayer present, Clare Gengarelly present by phone

 

Phone and Internet VAB

Chris presented costs for Charter v.s. ATT; recommended Charter at $74.97 per mo. for phone & internet. Board approved Charter starting April 1.

 

Security System

CHris and John looking at Security system which will be required for insurance for big exhibits. Quote from EPS with d...

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Balancing Chakras Workshop

Posted by NAA on February 8, 2017 at 2:20 PM Comments comments (0)

6 people had an energizing experience at the building with Mariann Kirch, Pure Prana Yoga.


Workshop: Balancing Chakras, Feb 4 1-3pm

Posted by NAA on January 24, 2017 at 5:45 PM Comments comments (0)


Minutes of 01/09/17 Member Meeting

Posted by NAA on January 11, 2017 at 9:05 PM Comments comments (0)

The membership approved:

  1. the minutes from the Dec. meeting
  2. the election of Linda Bayer as Treasurer,
  3. the new Bylaws,
  4. reserving remaining weekends available at the Village Arts Building between Memorial Day and Labor Day for artists only under 3-day package

Open House:

Chris Verdon reported that the building was busy during open hours between Christmas and New Years, and we sold one of Sally Neal’s paintings. 

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Minutes of 12/12/16 Member Meeting

Posted by NAA on December 24, 2016 at 10:55 AM Comments comments (0)

President Chris Verdon thanked everyone for helping make Northport Arts Association and Village Arts Building a success this year. Current membership is 173. Planned events for 2017 include:

Classes

Car Art Show over Memorial Day weekend (Keith Ashley)

Arts Under 40 show June 23-July2 (Moira Racich & John Mitchell)

Hans Anderson Exhibit July 4-23 (John Mitchell)

Plein Air Paintout July-August date to be set (Gene Rantz)

Open Studio on Th...

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MInutes Member Meeting 11/14/16

Posted by NAA on November 16, 2016 at 2:10 PM Comments comments (0)

37 members present

 

 

President Chris Verdon congratulated everyone on a successful Members’ Show. 64 members participated and the community is excited about the Village Arts Building.

Open Studio has started every Thursday, 10-1. Feldenkrais Movement class on selected Wed. (see calendar- www.northportartsforall.com )

 

 

The Board is formalizing committees to facilitate the functioning of NAA, including Finance, Business Pl...

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Minutes of Member meeting October 10, 2016

Posted by NAA on October 14, 2016 at 4:05 PM Comments comments (0)

MINUTES MEMBER MEETING OCTOBER 10, 2016 (about 40 people attended)

 

NEW VILLAGE ARTS BUILDING:

President Chris Verdon opened the meeting by thanking :

--Bill and Nina Collins for building the wonderful Village Arts Center for Northport.

--Chris and John Woomer for providing office furniture for the building

--Betsy and Chris Ernst for organizing landscaping and donating trees

--Colleen Cooper for donating plants

--Tom Whitney and Clare G....

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