The Children’s Art Show will be held February 14 and 15 at the extension office in Effingham. Setup will be starting at 3 on Friday the 13th. Anyone that would like to volunteer what time you can to setup on that day would be greatly appreciated. Also, we will have a signup sheet at the next two to three art guild meetings for volunteers to sit at the show and welcome people. Contact Mike Sloan or Rose Sutton for any questions or to volunteer.
Art Guild Meeting 11/11/2014 Erin called the meeting to order. There were no guests present. All of the Art Guild Veterans were asked to stand and be recognized. Treasurer notes were read. Erin went over the artist trading cards again. Another sign up sheet went around. The cards will need to be completed and brought to the Christmas meeting to trade. Kristen has asked for more pictures to put into the newsletter and on the web site. You can email your pictures along with information about the piece to Kristen. Jacky Anderson Scholarship Applications were discussed. The Effingham Art Guild will present a $1000 scholarship to two college students enrolled in art courses. Carolyn Lambert has given copies of the 2 page application to area high schools. To be eligible, the candidate must be a resident of Effingham County (may be living on campus), must be at least 17 years old and a college student enrolled in an art course. Must have a student ID number. The applications is 2 pages and must be completed and turned in by December 31, 2014. The information on the applications will be verified before the final selections are made and the recipients will be contacted by January 31,2015. If any Guild member knows of a college student that meets the requirements, they are encouraged to have them apply. Jan VonBokel will teach an abstract water color class, “No Fear” on February 3, 2015 at the Ron Diehl Center in Effingham, from 6 to 7:30pm. This is an adult class, with all supplies included. The cost is $25. Sign up at the Park District, 217-342-4415. Seating is limited. The Christmas party will be a potluck on December 9, 2014, at 6:00pm.We will do the Artist Trading Card exchange. Bring your favorite dish to share and a drink. Plates and silverware will be provided. There will also be a $10 gift exchange for anyone interested. Grace Fread will perform for our entertainment. There will be a reception at the Artisan Depot on 11/13/14, from 6 to 8pm. Several Effingham Art Guild members, have art on display, and many pieces are available for purchase. The artwork will be shown through the month of November. They are located at 401 W National Ave., Effingham. The Children’s Art Show will be February 14 & 15, 2015, with set up on February 13. More info will come on this. Heartland Human Services is celebrating their anniversary and is interested in a Juried Art Show in June 2015, at their facility. Erin and Vicki will meet with them for additional information. The Danville Art League is hosting a one man show, showing 30 paintings by John Gabb. The show runs from Nov 11 thru Jan 15. The art League is located at 320 N Franklin St, Danville. The Guild is in the process of putting together a membership booklet. After the meeting, John Gabb talked about how to frame & wire your art. He talked about mats, different types of glass and how to protect the art, where to place the wire and how much to use. John shared a lot of useful and interesting information. Jacky Anderson Scholarship Forms If anyone knows of a college student that meets the requirements, they can encourage them to fill out the application and mail it to the address on the app.
Vicki called the meeting to order and read the Treasurers notes. Five guest were present and introduced. Carolyn Lambert brought in the Jackie Anderson scholarship applications. There are 2 scholarships, $1000 each. The applications are due 12-21-14. This years yearly project is based on one word, "Childhood". This would be a childhood memory that was/is important to you. It could be a painting or photo of something or someone from your childhood that made you happy. This will be due at the May potluck/meeting. The art guild will have a booth at the Girls Night Out at the Convention Center on 10/30/14. This event is from 4:30 to 8:30pm, with set up that day from 8am to noon. You can sell your art at the booth. There is no booth fee or admission fee. It was decided that the Guild should receive 20% commission on all that sells. Sign up sheets went around during the meeting. Trading cards were discussed. We will trade the cards among ourselves at the Christmas meeting. Sign up sheet went around. Ideas for the Spring field trip are needed. Suggestions were Charleston, Chicago, Indianapolis, St Louis, etc. Will we take a bus or car pool? Bring ideas to the next meeting.