Our upcoming EAG Art show reception at Dr. Malone and Flaigs office will be our March 10th meeting this year. The reception begins at 5 till 7 which will also includes our awards. This will also includes a Chamber of Commerce event so there will be lots of people attending. Please plan to drop off your two paintings on March 5th between 9-5. We will be hanging the show at 5:30. PLEASE make sure your painting is properly wired and ready for hanging. If you have any questions you can call Jan VonBokel at 217-821-3135
SOUTHERN ILLINOIS ART WORKSHOP
1875 HOOKDALE AVENUE, SMITHBORO, IL 62284
The Southern Illinois Art Workshop, Inc. will hold its spring art retreat on May 18-20, 2015 at the DuBois Center Camp (west of Mount Vernon, IL). Three workshop classes will be held:
John Gabb, from Effingham, IL will teach a class in portraiture. Students may work in the medium of their choice. Emphasis will be on providing suggestions and evaluation for the individual student. If you have questions please call John at 217-868-5948. John’s artwork can be viewed at www.johnbordengabb.com.
Terry Waldron of Sparta, Illinois will be mentoring a class for plein air artists. Terry’s work can be viewed at www.terrywaldren.com.
Jamie Willis, from Mattoon, Illinois will be with the Workshop for the first time, teaching a class in the fabric arts and art quilting. She has indicated that although a sewing machine would be extremely useful for her class, it is not absolutely essential. Some of Jamie’s work can be seen at www.thevaultarts.com.
Retreat Special: Come enjoy the collegial atmosphere! Bring your own special art project to work on while enjoying the great people and food at the retreat without participating in any of the instructional workshops. Don’t paint or draw? Writers are also welcome to come as individual students. Although there is no class instruction for writers, Dubois is a great place to concentrate for a few days on that next great piece you’re working on.
The art retreat runs from noon on Monday, May 18, through 4 pm on Wednesday, May 20. The fee of $195.00 covers 7 meals, two nights lodging at the Dubois Center and instruction in the workshop of the student’s choice. Questions may be directed to email@example.com.
Registrations and fees must be received by US Post Office mail delivery no later than April 3, 2014. We regret that we cannot accept electronic registration or payment at this time.
To register for this SIAW art retreat, please fill out the registration form (below link), and mail it along with a check for the fees to:
Southern Illinois Art Workshop
1875 Hookdale Ave.
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The next EAG meeting is February 10 at 7:00 p.m. For the meeting, be sure to bring any art you’ve recently completed or are working on for “show and tell.” Following the business meeting, we will be watching a movie called “The Monuments Men”. It’s about “….an unlikely World War II platoon is tasked to rescue art masterpieces from Nazi thieves and return them to their owners….” This movie is 118 minutes long and stars George Clooney, Matt Damon, and Bill Murray. Please plan to bring your comfy lawn chair and beverage and snacks if you like. EAG will provide popcorn.
The Children’s Art Show is fast approaching! If you’re available to help set up around 3:00 p.m. Friday, Feb 13, please let Mike Slane or Rose Sutton know. The show is February 14 and 15 at the Extension Office in Effingham. Sign up sheets will be available at the February meeting.
The field trip to Tarble Art Center is Saturday, February 21. Please meet at the Rec Center at 9:00 a.m. to carpool to Charleston. Our guided tour is to start at 10:00 a.m. Following the 2-hour tour, we will meet at Common Grounds for lunch. Please sign up at the meeting. I planned on 25 attending the field trip. There is no charge for the tour – lunch is “on your own.” If you can’t make the February meeting and want to sign up, please email me at VickiWilliamson@hotmail.com
The Malone & Flaig art show is coming up in March. Please be planning your entries! More details available at the February meeting.
Tienne Rei, our January presenter, is holding a 3-hour Exploratory Class on Saturday, March 28 from 9 – 12 in the kitchen at the Rec Center. Tienne describes it: “three different pieces….a pure abstract with texture, a cubist piece with brush work, and an ink drawing with oil wash on paper…” The cost for the class is $35.00 and covers all supplies. Please sign up asap, as we need to have at least 10 participants for the class to go. Please prepay, making checks out to Effingham Art Guild.
We have an exciting new one-time show in June! Heartland Human Services has invited the EAG to celebrate their 45th anniversary with them in the form of a juried art show on June 25th. Our judge will be Randall Hays from MO. Additionally, there will be a Chamber of Commerce After Hours. Please mark your calendar – and start creating! More details at February’s meeting.
I’ve been asked by several members to create a new membership directory. The officers and I will be working on this project. Suggestions welcome.