FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR For so many people, 2016 will be remembered as a year full of tragedy, conflict and adversity. The news this year seemed like a never ending cycle of gloom. For Garden City Arts; however, 2016 was a year of growth and development! In this report you will see that Garden City Arts has benefited from the adversity of the past few years by developing better business practices and better programming to suit the needs of our community. These improvements resulted in an increase in our art programs and patronage as well as financial stability as an organization in 2016! While you won't find this in my job description, one of the most important things I do as the director of Garden City Arts is to connect with our patrons and help them find what they are looking for when they visit the gallery. A common misconception about art is that it is a frivolous want...not a necessity, but throughout 2016 I saw many examples that contradicted this statement. Throughout this past year I saw people walk through the gallery in search of mental comfort. Each was dealing with a hardship in their life, that varied from stress at work, to being away from their family, to even the unfortunate death of a loved one. I started to notice that each of these people, whether they realized it or not, was in search of a reminder of the good in this world and they all went searching for it at Garden City Arts. Everyone needs the emotional comfort that can be found through the exploration of the arts. Garden City Arts strives to provide these experiences for everyone of all ages and backgrounds in our community by offering a diverse mixture of programs and events. This is why Garden City Art is such a valuable asset to our community. Year after year we provide an outlet for those in our community who are need of a reminder of the humanity of this world. I hope to see all of you at the gallery in 2017 for another great year of art programming! Sincerely, Katy Guthrie
FROM THE BOARD PRESIDENT 2016 has been a wonderful year of growth for Garden City Arts! Each January, the board set goals that we work toward all year. This year our goals were to: - Re-energize our annual fundraiser event - Partner with another board on an event, - Become more financially stable - Increase community involvement through developing outreach programs - Grow the board to its full capacity We are happy to report that we reached our goals this year! We brought back our event fundraiser in a big way the form of Speakeasy, a roaring 20s themed evening that celebrated the arts. We partnered with Sandhills to create beautiful art for the Speakeasy, and we are planning to bring back Art in the Park with them next year. Our financial situation is better than ever, and we always welcome you to view our financial documents. Despite starting the year with a small but dedicated board, and with several members sadly moving away during the year, we are ending 2016 with a nearly full board of people who are dedicated to supporting and growing the arts in our community. We appreciate all of our patrons and members immensely, and without your support it would be impossible for us to continue. I started as a volunteer here because I love the mission of enriching the community through the arts. I could not be more proud to serve as the president of this board. I look forward to building on our success this year to an even more wonderful 2017. Thank you, Catherine Beddow
2016 BOARD OF DIRECTORS Catherine Beddow President Rebecca Hands Neidig Vice President Risa DeVaney Treasurer Ashley Shultz Secretary Mia Michalek Michael Knutson Santiago Kahn Michele Michalek Tyra Haar Ada Herrera Belinda Berry Ron Carlson
Katy Guthrie Executive Director Candace Waltz Part-Time Summer Instructor
GARDEN C eniching lives and encouraging creativity through the arts
Denise Pass is a GCA member who regularly attends our art classes. She got her start taking classes with us by chance--she happened to pop in while looking for a gift, and discovered we offered classes for adults! She says, “I realized how neglected my own creative spirit was and this seemed like a wonderful life-giving opportunity to take a variety of classes, in a variety of media, with a variety of people.”
Brian Mau came to Garden City as part of his medical school rotations. He wanted to really explore the community on his time off, and on his first weekend in town he found himself wandering around downtown. The art gallery caught his eye, so he stopped in and checked out the gallery. He attended two of our adult art classes and gifted the products to his mentors. He says that after his experience with Garden City Arts, he hopes “to learn more and take more classes.”
ITY ARTS WE ASK OUR PATRONS: 'WHY DO YOU LOVE GARDEN CITY ARTS?' EXPLORATION Tais Espino loves attending the children’s art classes at GCA! Miss Tais hopes to be an artist when she grows up, and we love helping her hone her skills. She says that she wanted to start taking classes here “because they are fun”. She enjoys all of the different activities and trying out new things that have to do with art. Tias has experienced jewelry making, paper mache, clay, drawing and painting in classes offered by GCA.
We love everything about the Art Center from kids programs to community events! - Lacey Brookover The variety of arts and crafts. The variety of shows that are put on. The free crafts for kids and all the classes they do with the schools. Seriously, what's not to love? - Shannon Ulrich
PROGRAMS ART EXHIBITS In 2016 Garden City Arts hosted 9 art exhibits. This year the artists featured in our exhibits ranged from local children who participated in our summer programs to Belgium born artists Marc & Fin Huyghebaert. Every exhibit featured at the gallery in 2016 was free to view and open to all members of the public.
SUMMER KIDS CLASSES The summer of 2016 was our most successful series of kids summer programs in the past 4 years! 489 children attended the 32 summer art programs offered at Garden City Arts. Â Students explored a variety of mediums including, paper mache, clay, mixed media, paint and pastels. At the end of the summer we featured the works of these talented kiddos in our first annual Summer Showcase Art Exhibition.
DROP-IN ART SATURDAY On the 1st Saturday of each month, Garden City Arts offers a free, family art making event. Families 'drop-in' anytime between 1 - 3 PM to participate in 3 - 4 projects inspired by the featured artist or art movement of the month. This year Garden City Arts hosted 10 Drop-In Art Saturdays with 384 children and adults participating.
ADULT ART CLASSES In 2016 Garden City Arts hosted 65 adult art programs, ranging from craft oriented classes like our monthly 'Art Wednesday program' to a two day workshop called 'Texture and Composition' taught by local artists Robin Valenzuela and Archie Oliver. People of all skill levels enrolled in these classes to expand their knowledge of art, improve their abilities in art and craft making, and to relieve the stress caused by day-to-day life.
SIDEWALK CHALK CONTEST 2016 marked the 2nd year for Garden City Arts annual sidewalk chalk contest. 14 Adults and 15 kids participated in the competition, which was almost double the participants from the previous year! Artwork from artists of all skill levels and ages adorned the sidewalks of Stevens Park and was accessible to members of the public for weeks after the event.
DIA DE LOS MUERTOS FESTIVAL Our 5th Annual Dia de los Muertos Festival held in 2016 was by far our most successful! This year we moved the festival back to Stevens Park and had over 350 people in attendance. Garden City Arts offered free arts and crafts projects that reflected the cultural aspects of Dia de los Muertos. There were also art and food vendors selling their items in the park, live musical performances, and a public alter.
SCHOOL PROGRAMS This year Garden City Arts hosted free field trips for students from Abe Hubert, Plymell Elementary, Georgia Matthews, St Mary's Catholic School and St Dominic Catholic School. In additional to these field trips, Garden City Arts also developed a partnership with St Dominic Catholic School to offer monthly art lessons for their students in 2nd, 4th and 6th grades who currently are without art programming in their school.
2016 STATS GCA HOSTED 184 ART EVENTS IN 2016!
39 127 FREE KIDS
ART CLASSES EVENTS
EVENT BREAKDOWN 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0
2011 Adult Classes
Girl Scout Classes
Free Art Making Events
GCA PATRONS IN 2016
Gallery Patrons (65.36%)
Adult Class Participants (16.01%)
Kid's Class Participants (18.64%)
FREE KIDS EVENTS
2016 STATS COMPARED TO YEARS PAST PROGRAMS 184
7000 6000 5000 4000 3000 2000 1000 0
FREE EVENTS (both kids & adults)
50 40 30 20 10 0
2016 FINANCIALS INCOME 64230
56687.45 Grants (34.47%)
Earned Income (32.83%)
7713.48 3082.43 0 Payroll (48.79%)
Operational Exp. (32.93%) Fundraising (5.22%)
Program Exp. (13.05%)
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Palace Computer Center Scheopner's Water Doering & Grissell, PA Burtis Motors Co.
SOUTH WEST KANSAS PHOTO CONTEST
Knoll Crop Protection Hopkins, Hopkins & Ackerman CHRISTMAS FAMILY ART Randall K McVey DMD PA
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DIA DE LOS MUERTOS FESTIVAL
SIDEWALK CHALK CONTEST
DROP-IN ART SATURDAY
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Golden Plains Credit Union Golden Plains Credit Union Landmark National Bank
2016 DONATING MEMBERS PATRON
Brookover Land Enterprises Lee & Brenda Reeve Dennis & Risa DeVaney Larry & Carole Geier Duane & Orvileta West Steve & Dr. Merilyn Douglass Judy Hopson
Nusser Inc. Marius & Alicia Maciulis Denise Pass Brenda & Don Rome Julie Atchley Tom & Wanda Stallings Kent & Joy Carmichael Ann Knoll Doug Schaffer Troy & Dana Nanninga David & Rebecca Hetrick GMCN Architects Richard and Karin Henkle Lynn Boitano
Jake & Rebecca Price Dawn & Brian Graham Francisca Devora Megan Ford Monte & Beth Moser Susie Miller Melinda Hitz Peg Nally Anne & Derek Combs Mr. & Mrs Archie Gooden Tara & Rodney York
Angie Price Kemper Family Andy & Libby Hineman Mary Buchele Traci Heiman Judd Family Joe & Jana Burnside Denna Welch-Haney Chad & Kate Krug Conny Bogaard & Boyd Funk Meng Family Dr. Bill & Jean Clifford Lacie Kennedy Thyne Family Espino Family Pamela Tuller Ashlie Huber Charity Saddler McDonald Family Jennifer Armstrong Amy Whitham Daryl & Ann Hamlett Roger & Vivian Funk Sater Family Ty & Lacey Brookover Brad Nading Teresa Wasinger Howard & Dorthy King Kennemer Family Dana & Lance Woodbury Tim Regan Alan & Andra Peters Gary & Raylene Dick Debra & Dale Bolton Davis Family Juhl Family Mike & Delores Guthrie Chandrey Villarreal Colson Family
Ed & Nelda Lewis Sara Sanders
Catherine Beddow Alicia Heydman Sandi Coast Richard & Marlene Lee Michel Knoll Kathleen Kinney Pam Powers Irene Unruh Jesus Lozoya Valarie Smith Amy Heinemann Mary Gere Lori Gechter Jon & Patsy Fort Carol Blackburn Robin Wolking Landi Geyer David Kinder Louise Berning Hannah Blomstedt Chad Messenger Karen Holliday Susan Waller Kate Dirks Rebel Jay German Hernandez Tracy Teeter Joe Torres Robyn Slate Linda Ackerman Michael Knutson Linda Sander Machelle Klaus Arlene Clark
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