Gloucester Arts on Main, Inc.
6580 B Main Street
Gloucester VA 23061
Mission Statement

Mission Statement
To enrich the lives of those who live, work, and play in the Middle Peninsula by providing a place for the arts to flourish.

Our Philosophy
We believe that the arts in their many forms:

  • Encourage creativity in thinking, and promote freedom of expression.

  • Celebrate diversity and collaboration.

  • Fuel the economy, stimulate tourism, and attract an educated and creative workforce.

  • Contribute to the development and preservation of culture.

  • Should be available to everyone.

  • Are nurtured by knowledge and fostered by education.

  • Should be encouraged to flourish.

  • Deserve our financial and volunteer support.









 
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Betsy Henderson
Board Chair Mr. William Andersen
Board Chair Company Affiliation Retired Federal Senior Executive
Contact Information
Address 6580 B Main Street
Gloucester, VA 23061
Telephone 804 824-9464
Fax 804 824-9469
E-mail director@gloucesterarts.org
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 2010
Financial Summary
 
 
Projected Revenue $178,300.00
Projected Expenses $168,400.00
Statements
Mission

Mission Statement
To enrich the lives of those who live, work, and play in the Middle Peninsula by providing a place for the arts to flourish.

Our Philosophy
We believe that the arts in their many forms:

  • Encourage creativity in thinking, and promote freedom of expression.

  • Celebrate diversity and collaboration.

  • Fuel the economy, stimulate tourism, and attract an educated and creative workforce.

  • Contribute to the development and preservation of culture.

  • Should be available to everyone.

  • Are nurtured by knowledge and fostered by education.

  • Should be encouraged to flourish.

  • Deserve our financial and volunteer support.









 
Impact During this fiscal year of 2015-2016 we have continued to serve community artists with space to show their work, classes for artists to teach and to take, venues for over 12 performing arts events, and we have been (very) successful holding the After-School Art classes two days a week at Botetourt Elementary, Achilles Elementary and Bethel Elementary.  We also held the Kid's Art Camp and many other children's activities.

We were delighted to host the Virginia Watercolor Society 37th annual Exhibit in May 2016.  The weeklong workshop, banquet, breakfast and annual meeting plus the six weeks of exhibit were inspiring.  Our VWS committee worked hard to make it a premium event.

In 2015, we sponsored and helped the Arts in the Middle art festival get started in Urbanna.   This year they have received their 501c3 and gone onto be independent.  

This coming year we plan to continue the After-School program currently at Botetourt, Bethel, and Achilles by extending it to one more elementary.  We also will be continuing a Teen Art Mentoring Program for up to 10 teens, matching them with artists experienced in similar media. We are also scheduling a Performing Arts Series of wonderful events, running the Kid's Art Camp again, and finding other ways to bring more art to the community. Each 9 week session culminates in an exhibit of the children's work and Phoenix Art Group sponsors a People's choice award to point out the value of their work.
Needs PRIORITY: Management need - Full time Executive Director salary. Support for the After-School Program and the Teen Mentoring Programs. IT support and upgrade.An enhanced Acoustics/Sound System is needed estimated at $15,000.  GAMi currently has no sound system, limiting the ability to provide proper support for our performing arts events. Also will enable us to provide special equipment for the deaf, in response to the ADA requirements.Lighting is currently adequate for exhibits and classes.  However, it is not adequate for the performing arts.  Theatre lighting with moveable spots and controls has been estimated at $21,000.Classroom Equipment estimated at $7,000 is needed.  Equipment includes: video projector with laptop for lectures, audio speakers, children's art supplies.
Background

Founded in 2011, Arts on Main is a 501(C)(3) organization that offers membership and inhabits a 4,000 square foot gallery space that provides exhibition and marketing services for local artists, as well as event space for arts programs in all their many and diverse forms. Past and current activities include:|

Art

  • An art festival in Urbanna entitled “Art in the Middle” held in May 2015. 
  • Hosting the Virginia Watercolor Society exhibit and events in 2016, in partnership with the Bay School in Mathews. 
  • Partnering with the Virginia Museum of Fine Art through their Community Partners program featuring exhibits on loan and lectures from the VMFA lecture series contributing staff.
  • Exhibiting “Digital Art” in May, 2015; local merchants and artists provide both digital art and a 3-D printer to exhibit.
Performing Arts

 

  • Hosting plays sponsored by the Cook Foundation. 
  • Hosting the Lyric Opera as it performed highlights of their light opera events.
Children’s Classes and Workshops
  • Providing several weeks of Kid’s Art Camps each summer, sponsored by the Gloucester Parks and Recreation Department and the Cook Foundation.
  • Providing 36 art classes and workshops for children, scheduled throughout the year and taught by well-known and accredited fine artists of all media.
  • Provide After School Enrichment Programs in three different schools.
  • Providing a weekly mentoring program for teens.
Adult Classes and Workshops
  • Free Figure Drawing and Photography classes every week.
  • Providing art workshops for adults, children and local assisted-living organizations.
Special Events
  • Hosting The Gloucester Garden Club’s floral arrangement exhibit in which floral artists create arrangements to match 20 of our paintings or sculptures, held in April, 2015 and 2016. 
  • Hosting the Historic Garden Tour’s after-tour event, with a “wet-painting” auction to benefit a local charity. 
  • Hosting First Friday exhibitions and events.
  • Hosting an exhibition and sale of artwork to benefit the Woodville School, a Rosenwald school.
Partnerships
  • Providing a venue for non-profit organizations to hold meetings, exhibits and celebrations amidst the art. Past participants include the Alzheimer’s Foundation, the local Quilt Guild, Retired Teachers, Gloucester and York art teacher’s, handicapped groups using art for therapy, the High School Chorus, the Woman’s Club.
  • Coordinating with the Gloucester Tourism Committee to promote Gloucester and the Middle Peninsula tourism with events and publicity. Assisted with the creation of a promotional video for County and local businesses.
  • Listing major events on the Virginia Tourism website.
  • Partnering with the Virginia Arts Festival and more.
  • Participating in an effort to create an Artisan Trail for the area.
  • Collaborating with the Bay School for the Arts in Mathews, The Rappahannock Art League and The Peninsula Fine Arts Center.
  • Established the Arts in the Middle Festival in Urbanna.
  • Partnered with the Virginia Watercolor Society to present their 37th Annual Exhibition.
CEO Statement
Arts on Main is passionate in its mission to enrich the lives of those who live, work, and play in the Middle Peninsula by providing a place for the arts to flourish. Offering workshops and classes to people of all ages, unique exhibits and events, and a showplace for artists, Arts on Main encourages the same passion for the arts in others.
 
 
Board Chair Statement Arts on Main strives to be an exemplary nonprofit arts organization for Virginia’s Middle Peninsula by providing access to the arts for people of all ages, encouraging a passion for the arts in the community by successfully supporting, partnering, and collaborating with others committed to the arts.
Areas of Service
Areas Served
Area
Gloucester County
Mathews County
Middlesex County
We are located in the historic district of Gloucester and serve the Middle Peninsula and Northern Neck and portions of the Tidewater.
Board Chair
Board Chair Mr. William Andersen
Company Affiliation Retired Federal Senior Executive
Term June 2015 to May 2017
Email williamandersen@cox.net
Board of Directors
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Mr. William Andersen Retired Federal Senior Executive
Mrs. Renate Bumgarner Artist
Ms. Lyn Crowley Community Volunteer
Ms. Shari Jourdan Manager, Continental Automotive Group
Ms. Carol Negus Bridging Boundaries International - Richmond, VA
Mrs. Jan Price Artist
Ms. Kay Van Dyke Retired Architect
Mr. Dick Welton Self-Employed - Photographer
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 9
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 3
Female 6
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 90
Written Board Selection Criteria? Under Development
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 12
Risk Management Provisions
Commercial General Liability
Workers Compensation and Employers' Liability
Standing Committees
Finance
Strategic Planning / Strategic Direction
Communications / Promotion / Publicity / Public Relations
Program / Program Planning
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Other Boards
The tables below contain information about other groups that advise this nonprofit on operations and projects.
Advisory Board Members
NameAffiliation
Ms. Ronnie Cohen Attorney
Ms. Bronwyn Hughes CPA
Doug Nagel Pastor
Comments
As we have continued to grow, the Board has evolved in it's mission.  The Board has been expanded as the need has grown and the organization has matured. We have retained a consultant to help with Sustainability and Management.  Board Members have attended seminars and conferences focusing on Governance. We are working on Strategic Planning.
Executive Director
Executive Director Ms. Betsy Henderson
Experience Ms. Henderson has extensive background in Non-Profit Management accompanied by complementary experience in owning her own Gallery. She was the Executive Director of a Museum in Alexandria, Virginia, and the first Commissioner of the Visual Arts for that city. She studied at the Sorbonne's Institute of Art and Archeology.
Former CEOs
NameTerm
Ms. Kay Van Dyke May 2011 - May 2015
Staff
Full Time Staff 0
Part Time Staff 2
Volunteers 30
Contractors 0
Retention Rate 85
Plans
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Under Development
Years Strategic Plan Considers 5
Management Succession Plan? Under Development
Organization Policy and Procedures Under Development
Nondiscrimination Policy Under Development
Whistleblower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
Collaborations
Significant partnerships are with:

 Middle Peninsula Elementary, Middle, and High Schools
Phoenix Art GroupMiddle Peninsula Alzheimer's AssociationMiddle Peninsula Visiting Angels Home CareThe Cook FoundationGloucester County Parks and RecreationThe Gloucester/Mathews/Middlesex Humane SocietyLaurel Shelter (abused women)Gloucester-Mathews Free ClinicMain Street AssociationGloucester County Tourism CommitteeMiddlesex County Bay School of ArtVirginia Museum of Fine ArtsPeninsula Fine Arts Center, The Virginia Watercolor Society.
Programs
Description
Currently running two days a week at Botetourt, Achilles and Bethel Elementary. The program is well received and subscribed.
This next year we will be expanding to one more  school (Petsworth Elementary).
The program requires up to $8000 per school to run, as long as we do not need to bus students.  
Population Served Children Only (5 - 14 years)
Budget $21,000.00
Long Term Success  Children's art programs have been shown to increase learning in all areas of school.  Our programs meet the SOL requirements, so that they directly affect math and science learning.  It is difficult to assess the exact percentage of test improvements without crossing the privacy line, but we do run a survey at the end of each year which gives a  window on the children's reactions (very positive).  We also gather feedback from the teachers.
Description This program is currently not funded but  we are pursuing the necessary support.
Description Children's art classes all year, for all students.
Population Served Children Only (5 - 14 years)
Budget $5,000.00
Description Each year, we organize a series of eight major performances.  We include the Touring Artists available from VCA, but prefer to support local musicians and drama groups.  This requires some support to keep the ticket prices down.
Population Served General/Unspecified
Budget $8,000.00
Short Term Success Each event provides its own success record, since the number of tickets sold clearly gives the number of those served.  In addition to the listeners, we count the musicians as also served, since they have the opportunity to present their music.
Description We are running a program to mentor teens who are serious about improving their art, matching them with a professional artist in their media.  This school year we have mentored nine teens, who have benefited greatly from the one-on-one attention to their art. Next year we hope to increase the number in the program.
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years)
Budget $7,000.00
Short Term Success Surveys filled out by the teens and their parents, and feedback from the mentors have shown that the program is a rousing success.  There is also much improvement in the quality of the art - we have an exhibit at the end of each semester.
Long Term Success We will be monitoring the number of our teens that continue in art field, or attend college with an art major.
CEO/ED/Board Comments As we approach our 5th Anniversary we are pleased to announce a Challenge Grant received from the Cook Foundation, affirming our contribution to our community. Our programs continue to expand and attendance continues to grow. Although the Sustainability Campaign is having success,  programs are sometimes not fully funded, and the challenge is to find sponsors.  The Teens, especially, are responding well to the mentoring process.  The After School program benefits students, parents and the community at no charge.  
 We are planning to continue adding to our programs this coming year, and expanding our donor base with the help of the Cook Foundation, the Community Foundation, the Va Commission for the Arts, and many local patrons and sponsors.  
Fiscal Year
Projected Revenue $178,300.00
Projected Expenses $168,400.00
Spending Policy Income Only
Form 990s
IRS Letter of Exemption
Detailed Financials
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$86,741$51,311$46,216
Administration Expense$48,038$41,646$50,675
Fundraising Expense$5,376$2,306--
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.140.951.13
Program Expense/Total Expenses62%54%48%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue6%6%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$18,802$2,188$7,861
Current Assets$18,802$2,188$7,861
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0--
Current Liabilities$2,650$19,951$20,862
Total Net Assets$16,152($17,763)($13,001)
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities7.100.110.38
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
State Charitable Solicitaions Permit
Solicitations Permit
Solicitations Permit 11/2016View
Comments
Organization Comments Funding Challenges include the need for paid Staff and Program support.