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.
When: Thursday, May 24th and Friday, May 25th from 9am – 4pm each day
Where: Effingham U of I Extension Center located at 1209 N Wenthe Dr., in Effingham
Becky Marcussen is from Effingham and a long time current EAG member and held many past Guild posts. Becky is a multimedia artist whose most current work is in watercolor, pastel, and egg tempera. Those of you that know Becky know that she is extremely talented and a wonderful art instructor. She is semi-retired from teaching for 16 years at Lake Land Community College at both the Mattoon and Effingham, IL campuses.
She taught all ages and mediums at here Illinos stucio for 16 years and also taught adults with disabilities for 8 years before moving to Pooler, GA to be closer to her grown children and grandchildren. Becky teaches out of her Sangrena Woods Studio and various other locations in and around Savannah and Tibee Island, GA. She is represented by the Savannah Art Association Gallery, Chippewa Square in downtown Savannah. You may visit here website at www.marcussenmarks.com. Many of you will meet Becky at the Southern Illinois Art Workshop May 21st-23rd at the Dubois Center where she will be teaching Soft Pastels.
*Painting surfaces: heavy weight surfaces work best such as 300 pound hot press paper
or crescent illustration board number 200 or Strathmore heavy vellum illustration board.
I also like canvas boards that have been gessoed. Smooth mat board acid-free also works.
Please gesso ahead of time. Bring some 10 x 10 squares or 11 x 14‘s, a total of six or eight
for the class.
*Small plastic cups to mix with water to thin out paint for the tissue.
*Spray bottle to mist tissue to take paint.
*Scissors although tearing is probably preferable.
*A few tall kitchen bags cheap cheap.
*Golden fluid acrylics work the best but you may use any acrylics you have to save money.
We can make them work and for two days I wouldn’t invest. If you have fluid acrylics
Quinacridone magenta, Quinacridone azo gold, turquoise thalo, Black gesso and white
gesso. This limited palette will make a wide range of colored tissue.
*Polymer gloss medium for gluing also a glass jar with wide opening to fit a sizeable brush.
*Plastic dinner trays, Styrofoam trays, paper plates etc. to mix paint on.
*A brayer and paper towels.
*An assortment of brushes, especially a flat cheap brush to apply polymer when adhering papers.
Feel free to bring any interesting paper, rice paper, patterns and textures from magazines
newspapers, prisma color pencils, oil pastels, strings, etc. I also used old watercolors.
Patterns, print or type, stencils, use your imagination.
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Registrations with $50.00 fee need sent to
EAG, Box #111, Effingham, Il. 62401 by
Tuesday, May 5th, 2018. Contact 217-821-9766
for available space after the deadline.