President Notes October 2018
We had a wonderful start to the new year with several of our artists bringing in their art to share. Tried to get group picture with their art but we were all to shy! We then watched “A New Way Of Seeing” from the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. Thanks to Rose Sutton for providing popcorn & cookies for our refreshments for the movie. The EAG Advisory Board, at their August planning meeting, decided to again put to member vote whether to keep amateur/professional together or to again separate for our Annual Fine Art & Photography Show.
We would have one Best of Show that we now have & hopefully 1st, 2nd & 3rd would stay the same with both devisions having one each of the three prizes. The amounts of the prizes & the number of merits will be dependent on sponsor contributions. We were able to cover divided awards in the past so, if the majority of members vote to go back to amateur and professional being judged separately, that hopefully will not be a problem.
I encourage all members to come to our meeting to have their say in the vote. When it was voted to have amateurs and professional together, it was decided to address it with another member vote in a few years so that is why we’re doing this now.
2018-2019 YEARLY DUES are now due.
Mailed Newsletters will continue to be mailed to paid members only.
We ask that members let us know if they can access the NL on line & do not need a mailed copy to save postage.
Ballots will simply be checking:
# 1. Circle to keep amateur/professional together
# 2. Circle to separate the two groups & have separate judging and awards
ARTIST OF THE MONTH
Our artist of the month will be past president, Wally Grant. Wally is an extremely talented photographer that has traveled the world capturing wonderful shots of people, places and everything else that catches his eye!
Sharon Moss & Barb & Wally Grant will provide refreshments for our October Meeting.
Valerie Gaddis, a real estate appraiser and Realtor from Shelbyville, has practiced some form of needle arts since the age of seven. Beginning with embroidery, knitting, crocheting, sewing, crewel, counted cross stitch and now diving head long into the world of processing local wool fleece. Having grown dissatisfied with imported yarn, Valerie learned how to scour, comb, card and spin fiber into yarn which opens the door to a Pandora’s Box of dying and weaving.
President Notes September 2018
Hope to see everyone at the next meeting on Tuesday, September 11th at 7PM in the art room @ the Ron Diehl Center.
Please remember to invite anyone you know that would like to come & learn more about the EAG.
We will have our brochures & flyers @ the meeting.
September is our membership drive month and our yearly dues of $25.00 will need to be submitted to our new treasurer, Chris Detwiler, @ the September 11th meeting.
We have a good lineup of programs started for the new year.
• September: September: Movie and popcorn night! We will show Vincent Van Gogh–A New Way of Seeing
From The Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam
• October: Yarn spinning by Val Gaddis from Shelbyville
• November: Jan VonBokel will present – subject to be announced
• December: Annual Potluck & hope to have the FACE Players perform their play for us.
• January: Hand crafted Jewerly in copper, stone & silver by Brad & Josie Shamhart(Country Gem Shop)
• February, March, April & May are open for volunteers or suggestions.
• June: Year End Potluck
2018 Art Show 12 x 12 Winners
1st Place: Lynn Reznick “Railroad Crossing “
2nd Place: Kelly Jean “Hunter Green”
3rd Place: Deanne Donoho “Summer Breeze”
Merit award winners: Whitney Ruger and Colleen Gartner
Effingham Art Guild Reception – 06/20/18
This year 26 artists submitted 99 pieces of art. We now have 115 pieces displayed throughout the clinic. To date, we have purchased 20 paintings over the past 18 years which are permanently displayed throughout our clinic. This year the Clinic is purchasing “Close of Day” by Barb Brummer. It is displayed in front lobby. Also,
Dr. Bonutti and Bonutti Research have purchased Lake Sara Reflection by John Gabb. This will remain in the clinic for all to enjoy. It is located by the Nursing Station.
John Gabb received Best Of Show for his painting “Along The Ganges River”. (No Picture Available)
We had 8 Categories This Year which our employees voted on.
Best In Category For:
Abstracts – “Sub Sonic” by Samuel Tucker
Animals – “Cat” by Jan Clair Mason
Floral – “Dahlia” by Eydie Carruthers
People / Portraits – “Alan” by John Gabb
Photography – “Umbrellas In The Park” by Wallace Grant
Rural Life / Structures – “From Dusk Till Dawn” by Bob Ritz
Still Life – “Snacks And More” by Carolyn Lambert
Waterscapes – “Crashing Waves” by Sharon Moss
Honorable Mention – “To Kill Ya Sunshine” by James Graham
Honorable Mention – “Minnie’s Door” by Lynn Reznick
Third Place – “Smokey Roads” by Stacey Zerrusen
Second Place – “Car In Barn” by Thomas Broadfoot
First Place – “Dancing Of Intuitive” by Jan VonBokel
Best Overall – “Along The Ganges River” by John Gabb
Back in December we lost a dear friend and great artist. Sandra Lautrup always lit up a room whether she was there or one of her paintings were hanging on the wall. She will be greatly missed. We would like to present the Effingham Art Guild Association with a donation in her memory. Her daughter, Lorin and Barb Althoff, the
president of the Art Guild came forward and received the donation.
The show date at Dr’s Flaig & Malone has not been decided but the office manager will notify me as soon as it is. If anyone is needing a painting you may pick it up.
Jan VonBokel is available on Thursday’s for in home painting sessions in or around Effingham. Please contact her at 217-690-7066 for more information.
We have no scheduled artist of the month so I want to encourage all of you to bring a piece of your work to share with us.
We will continue with the monthly $1.00 raffle as last year.
One More Award:
Deanne Donoho took 3rd Place at the “Sunsational” Art Show at Hartley Art Gallery in Herrin, IL
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.