It’s hard to believe that the 2017-18 Guild year is coming to a end! The Tuesday, June 12th meeting will begin at 6 PM with our annual potluck and we ask that everyone bring a dish to share. Also, I want to remind you that everyone participating in this year’s group project should bring their version of the chosen theme, “Ocean Fish or Anything Aquatic”.
The 2018-19 EAG year will begin the second Tuesday of September, 2018 @ 7PM. The officers and the advisory committee will meet in the summer to layout a preliminary plan for the year. We ask that all of you let one of the officers or committee members know if you have an idea about presenters, or if you would like to present or be the artist of the month. At the September meeting we will pass out signup sheets for the artist of the month and for the one’s bringing refreshments.
The June 12th meeting will be the last meeting of Ham Hampton’s tenure as treasurer. We will have to appoint someone as treasurer before we start the new year in September. Please, if anyone is willing to serve as treasurer, call me at 217-821-9766.
Thanks goes out for Ham Hampton and Dale Wagoner for the Drawing and Value Study Demo they provided for the May meeting. Thank you Barb Brummer and Nancy Gulliams for refreshments for the May Meeting.
Thank You Dale Wagoner for providing the props and taking the pictures for this event!
Fun At The “Fluid Acrylic Collage” Workshop
On May 24th and 25th 12 people attended a workshop presented by Becky Marcussen on “Fluid Acrylic Collage” held at the U of I Extension Center in Effingham, Il. This was a new technique for many of us but we all had fun for sure and here are a few pictures to prove it!
Several members filled the EAG booth with their art at the Artisan Fair this year on May 5th. Thanks to Chris Detwiler for the use of her tent & to Bonnie Siebert for managing the details, & thanks to all the members that manned the booth for the day & helped with the setup & tear down.
The Bonutti Art Show Reception will be on June 20th at 6:30 PM.
Your entries may be dropped off on Thursday & Friday, June 14th & 15th from 8:00AM-4:30PM each day with none being accepted after 4:30 on Friday. Last year’s art is to be picked during the same time frame.
The EAG’s 12×12 Show at Joe Sippers Cafe will run July 1st thru August 1st. The entry fee is $15.00 with NO limit on the number of canvases entered. The award presentation will be July 11th at 6 PM.
Joe’s is located @ 114 S. 4th St. in downtown Effingham.
You can start dropping of your work anytime at Jan VonBokel’s Effingham Studio on S. Glenwood St. in Effingham. Her studio is the last house on the left with the round portal. Call Jan at 217-690-7066 for further information about the show or delivery of your work.
Congratulations to EAG member, Jan Kappes, on the merit award she received in the “Paint Illinois” Show in Paris, Il.
On May 21st, 22nd, and 23rd several of us attended the Southern Illinois Art Camp West of Mt. Vernon, Il. at the DuBois Center. Two of our EAG Members were instructors, Jan VonBokel taught “No Fear Acrylics” and Becky Marcussen taught Pastels. This is a wonderful opportunity to get in a lot of uninterrupted painting time and the camp sets in beautiful, quiet area of southern Illinois. They try to have two camps per year and they are looking for instructors for an October weekend art camp which would be Friday, Saturday and Sunday. We should have flyers for this by our September meeting.
President Notes May 2018
We had a great art show this year, as always, thanks to the wonderful artists we have participating. We can’t say enough for our hosts, Dennis and Jamie Miller and the staff at WS Broom Furniture for helping to make this another great show. I want to personally thank all the EAG members that helped pull all the details together and get things done!
I want to remind everyone that our group painting project for our June Meeting is “ Ocean, Fish or Anything Aquatic”. Also, remember our June meeting will start at 6 PM and we ask that everyone bring a dish for the potluck.
Jan VonBokel tells me that the Bonutti Show will be June 20th with details to follow.
April Artist Presenters
A special thanks to Stacey Zerrusen for her presentation on Barn Quilts and to Jan Clair Mason for her presentation on Ecostics. Both were extremely informative, interactive and just plain FUN!
May Artist Presenters
Our presenters for May will be Dale Wagoner and Ham Hampton, both long time EAG members and very talented artists. They will help us explore various ways of adding more value in our artwork. They will bring props and equipment to allow us to better understand values and how we can improve our art by honing in on these skills. Ham says that they will have pencils, Matt board pieces and kneaded erasers available for the group to use.
The 2018 Jacky Anderson Scholarship has been awarded to Brianna Schmidt, daughter of David and Beth Schmidt of Effingham. Brianna attended Effingham High School. She was a member of the National Honor Society for 2 years and Academic Hall of Fame for 3 years. Brianna also placed 2nd in the 2017 Effingham Children’s Art Show. Brianna will be attending Lake Land College in the fall and plans to work toward a degree in the field of art.
The 13th Annual Olney, Il. Arts Council Art Show was held April 10th through the 13th.
Barb Brummer took 2nd place for her watercolor “Golden Daylilies”
Mary Hagg took 3rd place for her photograph “Yosemite Chapel in Winter”
The 52nd Annual Shelby Co. Art Show was held April 14th & 15th.
Barb Brummer took a 1st prize on the following paintings: “Daylily #3” an oil, “Yellow Iris” a watercolor
and “Fall Pastures” an oil. Barb also received a 2nd on her “Spring is Here” watercolor.
Also in the Shelby Co. Show, Ham Hampton won 2nd Place for his oil painting “Friends” and he took
3rd place for an oil, “Lisa”.
Be sure and check out our members listed in the awards list from our April Adult Art & Photography
Show also in this Newsletter.
Congratulations to all of you, great job!
Be sure to let Barb Althoff (217-821-9766) know if you have any show news that you would like to share.
May Featured Artist Of The Month
Mary Haag will share with us her love of photography through stories and visually through pieces of her work. Mary had taken many awards for her photography and most recently at the Olney Arts Council Show (see Member’s Spotlights).
REFRESHMENTS for the May meeting will be provided by Nancy Gulliams and Barb Brummer.
Thanks to Chris Detwiler and Sue Drummond for bringing refreshments for the April meeting.
The Effingham Art Guild’s 24th Annual Art and Photography Show opened this past Saturday, April 21st with a reception and award presentation. The EAG wishes to thank Jamie and Dennis Miller and their gracious staff at W. S. Broom Furniture for hosting the show. We would also like to extend thanks to Mark Hillard of Charleston for judging the show. All of the EAG members would like to thank all the community supporters that donated the awards.
The Art Show will be open to the community from Monday, April 23rd through Friday, April 27th during W. S. Broom’s Store Hours. Visitors are welcome to participate in a painting raffle that will continue throughout the week. The drawing for the watercolor donated by John Gabb was held at the end of the show. Dale Wagoner was our lucky winner.
Congratulations to all of the following Award winners:
Best of Show went to Jan Kappes for Backyard Flash Back #2—“Lassie Came Home”
Artist Choice went to John Gabb for “Portrait of Young Girl”
1st Place winner went to Deanne Donoho for “Blue Asters”
2nd Place winner went J.R. Caldwell for “Life’s Turmoil”
3rd Place winner went to Lynn Reznick for “Park Creek & Current”
14 Merits were also awarded to the following artists:
John .Gabb “Along the Ganges”
Christine Detwiler “Illinois Sunset”
Greg Brandt “The Bridge”
Jan VonBokel “Day of the Poppy”
James Graham “Tango Dip”
Barbara Brummer “Untitled”
Sue Drummond “Morgan & Masen”
Whitney Ruger “French Café”
Al Church “Point of Contention”
Ham Hampton “America’s Loss”
Eydie Carruthers “Birchscape”
Hugh Rosen “Which Necktie to Choose”
Stephen O. Griffith “Swamp Cotton”
Barbara Grant “Gardenia”
Framily Fest is a two day music and art festival on Lake Sara in Effingham, IL. The venue is part of Larson’s Landing with a full restaurant, marina with boat rentals, and “The Stage” area for festivals and concerts. The Lake Sara Campground is located adjacent to Larson’s Landing and is open for paid camping during the event. Framily Fest will feature vendors, performance artists, visual artists, and live music all weekend. The bands to play noon to midnight each day.
THE STAGE at LARSON’S LANDING
8724 E. Marine Drive
ALL AGES WELCOME
SHOWTIME : noon to midnight each day – 2 stages
Featuring live music by
GRATEFUL DEAD EXPERIENCE : THE SCHWAG
TERRAPIN FLYER with
TOM CONSTANTEN FROM THE GRATEFUL DEAD
THE SUBJECT TO CHANGE
More to be announced.
Community Support Systems
Annual Art Auction
Friday, May 4, 2018 at 6:30 pm
Artwork from CSS Artists will be auctioned off to the highest bidder.
East Side of the Courthouse Museum,next to the Wine Tasting Tent
All items will be available for viewing 2 hours prior to the auction.
Exhibit at Joe Sipper’s Café
March 26, 2018 to May 6, 2018 – ALL Paintings on Exhibit will be for Sale
Proceeds of the auction will benefit the CSS Art Program.