Artists are invited to participate in a sharing and fun time on May 13 at Flourishes Gallery and Studios at 140 ½ E. Main in Shelbyville. Artists are to bring one or two of their creations and to share their process with other artists so that learning takes place. All media and styles are accepted. Tea and refreshments will be served. Some form of formal tea attire can make it fun but is not necessary. Donations will be accepted that will benefit the Shelby County Art Show. Reservations are necessary due to limited seating by calling Carol at 217-827-5690.
If you get the opportunity, head over to Joe Sipper’s Café in Effingham to check out the consumer’s Art Show! We truly have some talented Artists’ and their work is amazing.
Everyone currently in ARC/CSS’ Art Program (see attachment) will have at least one piece of their artwork on Exhibit during the show. All consumer’s paintings are available for sale. They will be sold for $20.00 apiece (this includes tax). They will remain for sale and on display until the weekend after the Artisan Fair. They will sell fast so if you do not see the persons painting you are looking for ask Kevin or his staff if they have any put back (as we have a limited amount of space to hang them until the Art Auction is over).
Also on display, in the front room at Joe Sipper’s Café, you will find many of the paintings to be auctioned off at ARC/CSS’ Annual ART Auction fundraiser on May 9th, 2014 at 6:30pm in downtown Effingham on the North side of the Courthouse Museum! We have some awesome pieces to be sold at the Art Auction and are very excited about this year’s artwork.
Head over to Joe Sippers’ now and check out what our talented Artists have accomplished and enjoy a preview of some of this year’s Auction pieces! You will be glad you did!
These ARC/CSS Paintings by consumers are for sale :
Price: $20.00 ($18.78 per painting + Tax $1.22)
April 8th Effingham art guild presentation will be Erin Harder… Erin was a long time student of ART GUILD member Becky Marcussen and an Art Guild recipient of the Jackie Jordan scholarship fund..Erin is an outstanding artist and works in many mediums. She will share some of her art work and explain her process…All Art guild members are encouraged to bring examples of their work that evening to also share with Erin.
Replacing Artwork at the Court House
Pick up for “Winter scene” Art on display at the court house museum will be Sat. April 5th at 9 a.m…We will be replacing the show with some of the top winners from the Children’s show in February… This show will hang until May 17th. On May 19th we will be hanging the ”spring show” at the court house. If you would like your art or photography on display please bring up to 2 pieces on the 19th at 9 a.m. We will need volunteers to help hang at 9 a.m. also.
Next Year – 2015 Annual Art Show
I just wanted to inform you that next year’s 2015 Third Annual Art Show is Tuesday, March 10, 2015. Next year the art show is included with the Business After Hours with the Effingham Chamber, showcasing the Effingham Art Guild and the Millennium store.
EAG’S 20th Annual Fine Art & Photography Show
(Entry Form is now available on the EAG website.)
We will be needing volunteers for hospitality and hanging. Let Jan VonBokel know soon, if you can help out. Her number is 217-821-3135.
Details on the show:
May 17 – May 24, 2014 W.S. Broom & Co., • 304 W. Jefferson Ave • Effingham, IL Entry Deadline: Entry & Fee are due, postmarked, no later than May 6 Delivery Date To Broom’s: Friday • May 16 from 10am to 2:00pm Critique & Award Presentation: Saturday • May 17 from *6:30pm to 7:00pm *Artists are encouraged to arrive at 6:00pm Reception For The Public: Saturday • May 17 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
• Open Monday-Thursday 8:30am – 5:00pm May 17
• Open Friday 8:30am – 6:00pm May 24
• EAG Show Closed Saturday
Pick Up Art: Saturday
• May 24 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm. W.S. Broom Closes at 4:00pm
The 9th Annual Effingham Artisan Fair will be held on May 10, 2014
The Effingham Artisan Fair committee has asked us to volunteer at the Kids Corner once again. Please let us know if you would be interested in helping out.
The Effingham Artisan Fair turns Downtown Effingham into an art gallery for residents and visitors to enjoy on from 10 am to 4 pm Saturday, May 10, 2014 as the arts are celebrated. Work from over 40 artists from across the region will be on display for purchase, including oil paintings, pottery, jewelry and sculptures.
To start Saturday Morning off with a bang:
Get involved in the Helen Matthes Library QUIT VEGGIN’ and GET BOOKIN’ 5K Family Run and Walk. Want to sign up for the Quit Veggin’ and Get Bookin 5K Family Run and Walk? Click here to get application. Click here for online registration When you are are done running – come to the downtown Square and visit all the Artisans showing their talents and visit the Wine Tasting, Kids Corner and Can-Do-Art.
The Downtown Businesses will be doing a COFFEE CRAWL. Go to participating Businesses and get a cup of coffee and a card punched. Turn card into INFORMATION BOOTH to be entered into a drawing for a prize.
But do not forget Friday
-Nights Kick-off before the Artisan Fair – The community will be having it’s Annual Arts and Hearts celebration from 5 to 8 pm Friday, May 9, 2014. This year we have most Artisans setting up on Friday Night to give you a sneak peak of their artistic talents. They will have art available for purchase at this time. Any accepted Artisan wishing to join us – please call Lisa – Fair Coordinator at 217-821-7510 to register for Friday in addition to Saturday. (There is no additional cost for Friday).
Friday – May 9, 2014
Non-Profit Groups to have booths setup
• Food available by IGA, Gabby Goat and Sausage Haus- Each will bring their specialities.
• For the Sweet tooth – Oma Gisi’s German Bakery, Doris Yoder’s Kitchen, Holli’s Flour Shop, Tropical Sno, and Pepsi
• Wine and Beer Tasting – 9 Wineries and 7+ breweries
• Music entertainment during the Wine tasting
• Sneak Peak of most Artisans
Sara Gillespie’s Shifting Perspectives
Sarah Gillespie would like to invite all you good folks of the Effingham Art Guild to her thesis show, especially the reception which will be a celebration. See the show card attached. Please help us to get the word out. Also Sarah’s website: www.sarahgillespiefinearts.com
April 2 to April 16, 2014
Reception: April 11th, From 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Art and Design West Gallery, Department of Art and Design
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville 75 South Circle Drive, Edwardsville, IL 62026
(618) 650-3073 or (618) 650-3183
Mon. & Wed. 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Tues. & Thurs. 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
In partial fulfillment of the Master of Fine Arts degree.
Shelby County Art Show 2014
The Shelby County Art Show is gearing up for another great event that will happen on April 12 and 13 for the public. Tony Treadway, pictured here, needs no practice in preparing for his pottery demonstration. Tony is busy daily at The Artisans Galleria, often at his potter’s wheel forming the clay into beautiful and functional shapes or trimming, decorating and firing them. Other artisans will include wood turning, pastel, watercolor and others. Such demonstrators will be available for the public to view and question on Saturday, April 12 from 3-7 p.m. and Sunday, April 13 from noon-5 p.m., the same time as the viewing of junior and adult artwork. This all takes place at the Lake Shelbyville Visitor Center. Entry registration for showing is due March 26 to Shelby County Art Show, P.O. Box 321, Shelbyville, IL 62565. Brochures for additional information and entry registration are available at Merle Norman, 144 E. Main, Shelbyville. They can also be obtained by private message to Valerie Gaddis.
Southern Illinois Art Workshop With John Gabb
The Southern Illinois Art Workshop, Inc. will hold its spring art retreat on May 19 – 21, 2014 at the DuBois Center Camp (west of Mount Vernon, IL).
Two workshop classes will be held:
John Gabb, professional artist from Effingham, IL will mentor a plein air class. 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.
Lois Dickenson, longtime SIAW member and retired book preservation/repair specialist (library) will mentor a workshop where students may apply art mediums they know to the process of making their own art books. Students will learn basic bookbinding techniques, and experiment with altering existing books and/or creating books in alternative formats. Watercolor, pen & ink, colored & watercolor pencil, collage, and acrylic paints are suitable mediums for use in the workshop. If you have questions, please send a note to email@example.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 either of the instructional workshops.
The art retreat runs from noon on Monday, May 19, through 4 pm on Wednesday, May 21. The fee of $195.00 covers seven meals, two nights lodging at the Dubois Center and instruction in the workshop of the student’s choice. Please request registration forms at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shelby County Art Show
April 12th and 13th
Held at Lake Shelbyville Visitor Center
Deliver April 11 – Noon 6 pm
Call 774-5318 for more information.
Mattoon Arts Council’s 3rd Annual Artworks Festival
The Mattoon Arts Council is looking for original artists to exhibit at the 3rd Annual Artworks Festival. They are are moving downtown this year. Please feel free to forward this to any original artists you know.
Email: email@example.com (if you would like an application form)
June 21st 2014
Artworks Festival Hours:
Saturday: Noon to 8:00pm - Set up completed by noon. - No teardown before 6:30 pm - Artworks will be held in Progress Square downtown Mattoon IL. Half a block of 17th street between Charleston Ave and Broadway Ave will be blocked off. - Events will also take place across Broadway in the Lone Elm Room, Mattoon Train Depot’s beautifully restored events and exhibits space.
Art Vendor Application Process
Vendor Fee will be $30 or a donation of an art piece that will be raffled off at their event.
In an effort to make the day as interactive as possible, they are also offering to waive half the fee if you are willing to do demonstrations through out the day or offer a hands-on activity for patrons. Contact Janahn Kolden at firstname.lastname@example.org or 217 273-8296 if you are interested in waiving your fee.
Vendors will be assigned a 12’x12’ space and electrical accessibility if needed. Application must include at least three photos of items and/or setup.
Applications must be received in the Festival office no later than Friday, June 6th, 2014 in order to allow time for processing. Applications received after this date may not be guaranteed a spot in the festival. Spaces will be assigned on a first come first serve basis.
To be considered for participation in this year’s event, please contact email@example.com for the application form. The application will also be available on their website mattoonartscouncil.org soon. Also find them on Facebook. (Message from Janahn Kolden)
Jacky Jordan Anderson’s Painting to be Auctioned off at ARC/CSS Art Auction
Date: May 9th at 6:30pm
An Original 4′ X 5′ oil painting by Jacky Jordan Anderson, a renowned Artist and co-founder of the Effingham Art Guild. Jacky was not only instrumental for the growth of the “ARTS Community” in Effingham County but also for its on-going success. Jacky’s Art is Nationally known and is highly desirable among Galleries and collectors’. This painting will be sold to the highest bidder at the Annual ARC/CSS Art Auction fundraiser to be held this year in downtown Effingham on May 9, 2014 at 6:30pm. ARC Community Support Systems would like to express their sincere appreciation to Taylor Law Offices for the donation of this amazing painting. Information Given by: Barb Kessler, DT Coordinator, ARC Community Support Systems
Arts Festival June 2014 in Downtown Lawrenceville Illinois
The Lawrence County Arts Council, the Lawrenceville Downtown Revitalization Committee and The Finishing Touch Gallery are teaming up to host an arts festival June 14, 2014 in downtown Lawrenceville, IL.
The one-day event will include local and out-of-town artists, music, entertainment, food pairing, craft beer and wine. The festival will be in the downtown area – indoors and outdoors. All art will be displayed indoors with activities taking place outside during the day and evening.
The sponsoring groups will do extensive advertising and promote the sale of the art that artists bring. All art will be juried and prize money in the amount of $2000 will be given.
An opening reception and awards presentation will be on Friday, June 13th from 6-9 pm. Among those attending will be patrons that have pledged to buy art. The show will take place Saturday, June 14th 10 am to 5 pm.
Any questions can be addressed by emailing Cal Sechrest at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling The Finishing Touch Gallery at 618-943-3000
Gallery website: www.http://thefinishingtouchgallery.com/