President Notes January 2019
The December 11th Christmas Potluck was a very festive evening with the above members present. I want to thank the following for making the evening fun: Rose Sutton, Barb Brummer, Bonnie Siebert for providing the decorations & to our special Elf’s, Emily & Brody!
A big thank you goes to Dale Wagoner for taking all the wonderful pictures! Dale you do such a great job taking all the photos at our events!
January Artist Presenters
Our featured artists for our January 8th presentation will be Josie & Brad Shamhart. Country Gem Shop is the team of husband and wife Brad and Josie Shamhart. This lapidary effort began in 2010 with a visit to a rock shop in Terre Haute, Indiana. That visit resulted in the purchase of guidebooks, lapidary equipment and enrollment in
various courses at an established lapidary school in north Georgia. Brad is responsible for buying rough rock and then forming the rock’s natural beauty into cabochons. He then sets the cabochons into sterling silver. Josie further embellishes the cabochons with beads and wire to form original earrings and necklaces.
After retiring in 2013, both Brad and Josie formed Country Gem Shop. They actively participate at the Effingham Farmer’s Market and various other events in the immediate area.
Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, January 8th at 7 PM. Mark it on your calendar to come and bring a guest! Refreshments will be provided by Chris Detwiler and Ham Hampton.
President Notes December 2018
Our November 13th meeting was a lot of fun and full of creativity! Twenty four members and guests enjoyed exploring white acrylic on black canvas hosted by EAG’s own Jan VonBokel. Many of us found that the technique looked easier than it was but, as you will see in the pictures below, there was some beautiful work done by the group.
Our Tuesday, December 11th meeting will be our Christmas Potluck with everyone bringing a covered dish. The Potluck will begin at 6PM with dinner. We will have a $10.00 gift exchange after dinner for those that want to participate. There is no scheduled entertainment this year, but if anyone would like to share a favorite Christmas tradition or story that they have or Holiday related art or photographs that they have done over the years, we would love it. Also, if anyone knows Santa Claus personally, ask him to join us for dinner and maybe we could talk him into handing out the presents! We’ll try to have Christmas music playing softly in the background. Rose Sutton and Barb Brummer are making plans for a festive evening with flowers and decorations for the tables. So I hope all will come and plan to spend the evening visiting with new friends and catching up with old friends.
I want to thank Bonnie Siebert, Jan VonBokel, Ham Hampton and Robert Lumpp for bringing in paintings to share with the group. This is always inspiring to see what other members are doing and it is a good opportunity for the artist to ask for an honest input and suggestions.
GROUP THEME PROJECT FOR JUNE, 2019:
The theme that was chosen for our annual group project was “Flowers”. Every year members, choosing to complete their own version of the chosen subject, brings their work to the end of the year potluck which next year will be on Tuesday, June 11th, 2019.
Please note folks that we are now mailing newsletters to members current with their dues unless they have said they do not need a mailed copy. The newsletter will always be found on: www.effinghamartguild.com and also on the EAG FB page. You will be added back to the membership roster when we receive your dues & you will receive a mailed copy again upon request. Please request a mailed newsletter if desired on the membership form & update any info that has changed. Return form & check to:
Effingham, Il. 62401
We hope to have copies of the updated roster available to all members hopefully at the January Meeting.
January Artist Presenters
January’s presenters will be Brad & Josie Shamhart from the Country Gem Shop—many of you may know Brad & Josie from meeting them at there booth at the Effingham Farmer’s Market. They handcraft Jewelry in Copper, Stone & Silver. We will have a bio & pictures in the January Newsletter so mark your calendar folks!
Congratulations Goes To Sue Drummond
Sue entered the Sullivan Area Arts Artoberfest Show in Sullivan, Il. in October. She was awarded a merit for her “Sweet Molly B” done in colored pencil.
Late spring found EAG members Bonnie Siebert, Rose Sutton, Carolyn Lambert and John Gabb freshening up the walls of the Effingham County
Humane Society (ECHS) in the cat confinement area. More info on ECHS may be found on their website www.effinghamcountyhumanesociety.org
The EAG will again award the Jacky Anderson Scholarship of $1,000.
In early 2019 to one student with the following Eligibility:
• Resident of Effingham County
(may be living on campus)
• At least seventeen years of age
• College student enrolled in an art course or
High School Senior that has been accepted to
a college and planning to major or minor in
the field of art.
***Applications must be completed and submitted by FEBRUARY 28th, 2019.
Application download is available here. (click the link to download pdf): Scholorship_Application 2019