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General meeting announcement

Item is a typed memo by Eye Level Gallery notifying the general members about a meeting held on March 20, 1975 at the gallery's location at 5785 West Street in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The letter is from Julia Healy, the Co-ordinator for the Board of Directors of the Eye Level Gallery.

Board of directors meeting minutes

Item is a typed minutes of a Board of Directors meeting held on April 24, 1975 at the Eye Level Gallery. Present members were: Mary Kenny, Hatti Prentise, Don Purdy, Ketiher Laws, Roger Savage, John Greer, Karl MacKeeman, Julia Schmitt Healy, and David Haigh. The main topics discussed at the meeting included upcoming exhibitions and resignations of members.

Notes from a board meeting held on October 30, 1975

Item consists of notes, minutes from a board meeting, and a proposal from the Atlantic Print Workshop Association. Issues discussed at the meeting involved old business from the last meeting, a new location, charges and costs of facilities, and events.

Minutes from an Eye Level Gallery core meeting held on December 18, 1975

Item is a typed set of meeting minutes for a core meeting at Eye Level Gallery. Members present included Roger Savage, John Greer, Ron Shuebrook, Jon Purdy, Janet Dunbrack, Karl MacKeeman, Joyce Hanson and Peter Leverman. Topics discussed at this meeting included finances, employees, the gallery's operating hours, the gallery's facilities and a schedule of upcoming shows during the Winter and Spring of 1976.

Resignation letters from Sue Beaver and Ron Shuebrook

Item is a resignation letter from Sue Beaver from the Co-ordinator position and Ron Shuebrook from the Board of Directors and General Membership at Eye Level Gallery. Sue writes eight reasons for her resignation from the Co-ordinator position on January 15, 1976, which includes a lack of respect, unrealistic attitudes regarding money, lack of firm definitions and policies and practices which she regards as immoral and unethical. Ron writes in his letter from January 21, 1976 that there are many reasons for his resignation, which includes a lack of professionalism, a financial crisis of the gallery which was a result of unprofessional behaviour, and his move to Canning, Nova Scotia which left him feeling disconnected from the gallery.

Also included in the item is a letter to members of the Eye Level Gallery stating an urgent matter has come up and a meeting needed to happen on January 15, 1976 at Eye Level by Michael Fernandes and Sue Beaver. A letter addressed to Sue Beaver from Brenda Wallace, the Visual Arts Officer for the Program of Assistance to Art Galleries and Museums states her acceptance of Beaver's resignation from the Eye Level Gallery.

Minutes from board meeting held on May 24, 1977

Item consists of minutes from a Board of Directors meeting where Roger Savage, Peter Leverman, Garry Conway, John Greer and Marina Stewart attended. The meeting began with a "review of old business" from the last meeting, which included board members, exhibitions, and catalogues. The meeting also discussed issues about grants, committee members, exhibitions and the slide bank.

Minutes from board meeting held on May 24, 1977

Item consists of minutes from a Board of Directors meeting at Eye Level Gallery which had Roger Savage, Peter Leverman, Garry Conway, John Greer and Marina Stewart present. The meeting discusses both new and old businesses, which had included grants, exhibitions and Roger Savage resigning from the Board of Directors.

Minutes from Meetings in Liverpool and Halifax

Item consists of a meeting minutes from a Liverpool meeting on September 24, 1977 and from Halifax October 6, 1977. The two meetings aimed to fill the Director position that Garry Conway left. Items discussed at the meetings included Canada Council funding, members of the gallery and future exhibitions.

1983/84 overview for the Eye Level Gallery

Item consists of a "sketch" for the upcoming 1983 and 1984 years at the Eye Level Gallery, which lists the various upcoming events and needs for the gallery. The document lists the necessities for the gallery: a secretary/office manager, membership change, and a public relations plan. A floor-plan of the gallery is included. The document includes future plans for program suggestions, lecture series, projected budget, income projection, grants, and special projects.

Minutes and report from Board meeting held on February 9, 1983

Item consists of documents related to a meeting held on February 9, 1983. The item includes a meeting agenda and meeting minutes. The main issue discussed at this meeting is a study paper and recommendations for the upcoming year at Eye Level Gallery, which is also included in this item.

Notes for Eye Level Gallery Board Meeting

Item consists of a list of points written by John Murchie about issues with the Eye Level Gallery. This documents discusses: the gallery's members, the role of the Board, outreach and collaboration with the local community and the gallery's programming.

Financial report and budget for 1983 and 1984

Item consists of documents relating to the 1983 to 1984 operations of Eye Level Gallery. This item includes a document illustrating the hierarchical structure of Eye Level Gallery's operations as a corporate body and their decision making process. Also includes is a list of proposed exhibitions for 1983 to 1984, a financial report and outlook for the upcoming year.

Letter to Eye Level Gallery board members

Item consists of a letter addressed to the Eye Level Gallery's board members regarding background information for an upcoming Board Meeting. Issues discussed in this letter are the consolidation of the fall schedule, the allocation of surplus funds and summer renovations.

Letter to Tanya Mars of Parallelogramme

Item consists of a letter, and its draft and suggestions, that was sent to Tanya Mars of Parallelogramme publication based in Toronto on behalf of the entire Board of Directors of the Eye Level Gallery. The letter addresses the lack of representation of Atlantic non-profit centres, especially in the article which deemed to "feature" the Atlantic provinces. Michael Fernandes also submitted cover art work for the publication, but was altered and removed without knowledge of Fernandes.

Financial and programming report

Item consists of an agenda for a Board of Directors of Eye Level Gallery for a February 1, 1984 meeting. The item also includes a financial report and cash flow projection, and a report on programming, which also includes music programming with Audio by Artists.

Minute of condition between Sir William Alexander and Duncan Forbes, Provost of Inverness and Laird of Culloden, signed by Alexander and Forbes, and witnessed by Morray, Steuart, Ross, Donypaice, Phelps, Strachan, Shaw, Marshall, Rose, Philip, and Sinclarr.

The document, endorsed March 17, 1625, relates to "the countrie of New Scotland in America" and bears close relation to Cape Breton.

Stirling, William Alexander, Earl of, 1567 or 1568-1640

Minutes of a meeting of the Eye Level Gallery Board of Directors

Item is handwritten set of minutes of the second meeting of the Board of Directors of Eye Level Gallery, held at an unknown location on November 28, 1974. Present members were John Greer, David Haigh, Karl MacKeeman, Julia Schmitt Healy, and Roger Savage. The lack of any non-artists meant the board did not have quorum according to the rules outlined in the minutes of the first meeting. Nevertheless, the board had a full meeting and made a number of decisions, including the approval of a Michael Fernandes show in January 1975. The board also expressed hope that the Nova Scotia Department of Recreation would "help solve" a budget deficit by providing funds. The membership's early interest in the documentation of the gallery's activities are reflected in the board's decision to photograph each show but not provide an honorarium to photographers.

Minutes of a meeting of the Eye Level Gallery Board of Directors

Item is a typed set of minutes from a meeting the Eye Level Gallery Board of Directors held on January 30, 1975. Members present included John Greer, Karl MacKeeman, Hatti Prentiss, Joyce Hanson, Julia Healy and Roger Savage. The meeting was mainly regarding future exhibition work at the gallery space. Michael Fernandes' show was discussed in terms that the artist would account for the $150 advertising and opening fee. Board members should also have the possibility of having an exhibition at the Eye Level when they are a member of the Board. The members voted on seven potential shows to have at the gallery, which included shows by Jeanne Arsenault, Karl McKeeman, Ken Curran, Ron Shuebrook, and Roger Savage. It was decided that a letter was to be sent to Mary Kenny requesting her to fulfil her obligations as a board member, a later decision would be made regarding her resignation.

Minutes of the board's meeting from May 28, 1975

Item is minutes from the board's meeting on May 28, 1975 at the Eye Level Gallery. Members present included Roger Savage, K. MacKeeman, John Greer, Hatti Prentiss, D. Purdy, and Joyce Hanson. The main issue discussed the resignation of the Coordinator, therefore the board voted that no board member could fill the coordinator position, which would have its own selection committee.

Minutes from a Board meeting held on September 25, 1975

Item is a set of meeting minutes from a board meeting, which was attended by Hatti Prentiss, Roger Savage, Janet Dunbrack, Karl MacKeeman, Michael Fernandes, Joyce Hanson and Sue Beaver. Various issues were discussed, including administrative business, projects and events happening at Eye Level.

Minutes from a general members meeting held on October 16, 1975

Item consists of meeting minutes from a general members meeting at the Eye Level Gallery. Topics discussed at this meeting included nominating members, the gallery's budget, a new space, a Atlantic Print workshop, the Last Tango auction, the gallery's cleanliness, calendar project, life drawing classes and a visual arts conference. Item also has a list of the attendees of the meeting.

Memo the general members of Eye Level Gallery

Item consists of a memo to the general members of Eye Level Gallery about the gallery's recent change "to combine a core group with a membership". The memo also addresses dissatisfaction among the members of the gallery, and that proposals regarding the issues would be welcome to be sent to the gallery's board.

Museum Assistance Programmes : [report]

Item is a typed document entitled "Museum Assistance Programmes" from the National Museums of Canada organization based in Ottawa. The report lists the different methods an institution can qualify to receive funding.

Minutes from a general membership meeting held on January 29, 1976

Item is a typed record of meeting minutes from a General Membership meeting. Items discussed included a Board Members report by Hatti Prentiss, a financial report by Roger Savage, and a proposal by Garry Conway. Item also includes the proposal to the Eye Level Gallery by Garry Conway, which included changing the name of the Co-ordinator position to "Director" as the title reflects the role more appropriately. He also proposes that the policies of the gallery will be the responsibility of the Board of Directors. Conway ends his proposal by stating his interest in taking on the role of the Co-ordinator or Director position.

Minutes from a Board of Directors meeting held on January 29, 1976

Item is a Board of Directors meeting minutes at Eye Level Gallery. Members present includes Roger Savage, John Greer, Peter Leverman, Joyce Hanson, Karl MacKeeman and Garry Conway. The board accepted the resignations of Ron Shuebrook, Michael Fernandes and Janet Dunbrack. Other items discussed included: opening of a new bank account, funds to send Gary Conway to a conference on alternative galleries in Ottawa, and a motion to charge 30% commission on the sale of artwork. Roger Savage provided a financial report.

Item also includes a resignation letter by Keith Laws from the Director of the Gallery position from January 29, 1976.

Letter to Ron Shuebrook regarding resignation

Item is a letter to Ron Shuebrook from Garry Conway about Shuebrook's resignation from the Eye Level Gallery's Board of Directors. Conway acknowledges the reasons for Shuebrook's resignation, but states that it is the lack of management and administration skills that have lead to the current dismay that the gallery is in.

Minutes from Board of Directors meeting held on February 4, 1976

Item consists of minutes from a Board of Directors meeting. Members present included Peter Leverman, Roger Savage, Joyce Hanson and Karl MacKeeman. Topics discussed were regarding equipment, insurance, fees for artists, an auction to be in April, and a life drawing class.

Minutes of a board of directors meeting held on May 27, 1976

Item consists of minutes from a Board of Directors meeting where Prentiss, Greer, Ssavage, Conway and Hanson were present. Issues discussed at the meeting included "old business" from the last meeting and new topics such as: funding, membership, core meetings, press releases, and facilities.

Minutes from a board meeting held on March 3, 1977

Item consists of minutes from a Board of Directors meeting at the Eye Level Gallery. The members present at the meeting were Roger Savage, John Greer, Peter Leverman, Marina Stewart, Garry Conway and Felicity Redgrave (observer). Topics discussed at the meeting included: equipment, business tax, a part-time assistant, grant applications and exhibitions.

Parallel cooperative galleries : [report]

Item consists of a report entitled "Parallel Cooperative Galleries", which was created to assist artists in serving the needs of their artistic community. There are eligibility guidelines for this assistance, an outline for the operating, programming and salary expenses that are eligible to be assisted with, and a guideline for applications for assistance.

Correspondence between the Eye Level Gallery and the Dalhousie University President

Item consists of correspondence between Eye Level Gallery and the Dalhousie University Present, W. Andrew MacKay regarding the proposed closure of the Dalhousie Art Gallery. Michael Fernandes wrote a letter to the Dalhousie President stating the vital role the art gallery has in the "cultural health of this area" and that cutbacks to the gallery's budget "will undoubtedly set a disturbing precedent with discouraging and far-reaching effects on many people; artists and viewers alike." Fernandes' letter was accompanied with four pages of signatures who protested the idea of negative changes to the Dalhousie Art Gallery. MacKay responded acknowledging the concerns, but also states that Dalhousie is facing "severe financial problems, and we are reviewing the whole range of services and programmes other than strictly academic programmes".

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