Beyond the Facade Laurie Doran
Cow Shannan McConnell
Altruistic Rat Matiko Mamaladze
2018-19 Annual Report
ART BUILDS COMMUNITY. MAC LEADS THE WAY. American Woman Megan Elliot
OUR MISSION: The Media Arts Council works to further its mission to actively support local artists and integrate a wide range of arts into the life of the entire community. Dear Friends, Virtual can be beautiful: art exhibits that transport us when we can’t travel; concerts and craft programs that help keep Media’s businesses alive; movies that entertain our homebound community. MAC is finding new and creative ways to carry out our mission of supporting local artists and our community.
Three Flamingos José Sevillano
MAC is an imaginative, vital resource in the world we are living in today because of the work that has come before, the last two years of which are summarized in this 2018-2019 Annual Report. Our committed sponsors and supporters are
the foundation on which we’re built. Our wonderful, innovative, tireless volunteers are the engine that keeps us moving forward. In this unimaginable time art is more important than ever: it refreshes our spirit and reminds us that we are not alone. Art builds community. Thank you all for enabling MAC to lead the way.
Stephanie Sher MAC Board President
MAC LEADS THE WAY. NEW INITIATIVE
Launched “MAC at the Library” showcasing the works of 40 local artists and reaching over 120,000 visitors annually.
Expanded Media Film Festival to three nights in 2018, bringing 2,400 audience members the best of local, national and international independent short films.
Grew Gallery Artist membership by almost 20%.
A NEW RECORD
Achieved a record 87% increase in entries into PhotoEx.
Increased Media Film Festival entries by 65%.
Partnered with Sligo to stage “Best of the Fright Fest” selection of short horror films from past festivals, sold out at 75 people.
Launched a dedicated website for Gallery Artists in 2018, giving a focused platform for artists to showcase their work.
MAC BUILDS COMMUNITY.
Community made mosaic at Media Open Streets, 2019
MAC BUILDS COMMUNITY . MAC BUILDS
MAC is inclusive of all individual identities by influencing new perspectives through the arts. We are a proud leader and collaborator of preserving tradition while paving the road ahead for our community. •
Held 12 Crafty Hour with MAC workshops reaching over 200 participants.
Hosted 18 MAC Music Series concerts with over 525 attendees.
Partnered with Better Than Bacon comedy improv troupe to bring new programming to the community.
Collaborated with Friends of Glen Providence Park and the Media Business Authority to mount a free movie in the park every Independence Day, reaching almost 270 audience members in two years.
Provided space for curators and artists to voice their opinions on community matters, “A Stable Genius” and “People and the Pipelines” exhibits, drawing record attendance and news coverage in the Daily Times. MAC helped lead the inaugural Media Open Streets event in 2018 and continues to be involved in planning the annual event.
Organized the creation, and donation to the Media Library, of a communitymade mosaic as part of 2019 Media Open Streets, attended by 1,000 passersby.
Contributed to the Delaware County Arts Consortium’s inaugural Delco Arts Week, September 2019, where we kicked off “Best of the Fest” film screenings, which continued into 2020.
Our Media Youth Film Initiative 2018’s short film Closeted won Best Youth Film at Black Star Film Fest
Provided free art-making projects at Dining Under the Stars and kids’ crafts during Media’s holiday carriage rides and holiday events.
Presented a special exhibit “Art Worth Stealing” at the Delaware County Bar Association in conjunction with a continuing legal education course The Art of Serving Justice.
COMMUNITY . MAC BUILDS COMMUNITY
THE COMMUNITY BUILDS MAC. We owe these accomplishments and more to you, our sponsors and supporters. You enabled us to expand our ability to serve our artists and our community, and to strengthen our resources and infrastructure, including: •
A facelift to the interior of the gallery
Unique beautification to the exterior
Expansion of the Media Film Festival to three nights
Free and low-cost arts activities for children and adults in the community
2018 AND 2019 MAJOR DONORS: A COMBINED TOTAL GIFTS $50,000 AND ABOVE Borough of Media GIFTS $15,000 TO $49,999 Michael R. Rhile Carpentry, Inc. PNC Arts Alive GIFTS $5,000 TO $14,999 Congregation Ohev Shalom Ethel Sergeant Clark Smith Memorial Fund Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union Naturescape Landscape Specialists, Ltd.
GIFTS $1,000 TO $4,999 Aruffo-Rim Agency Citizens for the Arts in Pennsylvania Bruce Davidson Joseph Robert Foundation Brian Hall and Celia Chen Rebecca Lee Media 5 Mile Race Media Rotary Foundation Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.
PECO, an Exelon Company Pinocchio’s Think Company Cheryl and Paul Schlenker Visit Delco PA GIFTS $500 TO $999 AQUA Charitable Trust Archer and Buchanan Architecture, Ltd Asset Sure Bank of America - Donor Advised Fund (Anonymous) Becket Training and Consulting
Wilbur Briones Kaitlin McLaughlin Media Farmers Market Media-Upper Providence Free Library Period Architecture, Ltd Neumann University Dyann Mowatt Roth Emily and Dave Scheivert
Anne Marie and John Smith State Farm Companies Foundation Brad Sukala and Jennifer Melnychuk Verizon Fios Becky and Bill Warda West End Flats
Crashing Wave Keith Willis Thank you to the hundreds of supporters who generously gave in-kind gifts and at levels under $500. We truly appreciate your support and belief in our mission.
2018 REVENUE BREAKDOWN Earned Income: 25% Grants: 14% Individuals: 18% Corporations: 21% Government: 22%
2019 REVENUE BREAKDOWN Earned Income: 38% Grants: 5% Individuals: 10% Corporations: 19% Government: 28% *revenue includes restricted funds in the amount of $ 12,000
Take Five Cheryl Schlenker
2018 AND 2019 MAC BOARD MEMBERS
Mike Berman Wilbur Briones Courtney Brown Bruce Davidson Dave Decker Kaitlin McLaughlin Caitlin McMahon Sara Painter
Carrie Barcomb Amelia Cain Lisa Carr Dana Crosson Patrica Danzon Laurie Doran Megan Elliot Daniel Freed Matiko Mamaladze
Jared Reed Darryl Ridgeway Mary Beth Rim Dave Scheivert Emily Scheivert Cheryl Schlenker Stephanie Sher Becky Warda
Shannan McConnell Charley Parker Rick Prieur Wendelin H. Ray Craig Reger Cheryl Schlenker JosÃ© Sevillano Keith Willis Patrice Zinck
EX OFFICIO MEMBERS
Brian Hall, Borough Council Liaison Liz McClearn, Managing Director
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Media Arts Council 2018-2019 Annual Report