We have two art shows coming up: The EAG art show/reception at Dr Malone and Flaig’s office will be on Thursday March 10th from 5 till 7pm this year to coincide with the Chamber meeting. The Malone & Flaig show drop off is 9-5 on Wednesday, the 2nd of March. If you have artwork there please pick it up at the same time you drop off. Hanging will start at 5pm on Wednesday. The Effingham Art Guild 22nd Annual Fine Art and Photography Show is in May, please see information in this newsletter. Time flies by quickly so start making your plans to exhibit now. More information will be sent out as it becomes available.
Membership directories will be available at the meetings. If you want one mailed to your home, expect to pay the postage.
Just a reminder, if you have newsletter information, get it to Stacey Zerrusen by mid-month to ensure getting it in the newsletter either via email at email@example.com or via phone at (217)821-8064.
Located at 301 E. Jefferson, Irene’s Dream is a new facility perfectly cut out for any artist in your life. This unique store carries a variety of art supplies, antiques, quilts, and professional artwork from local artists. She also builds and stretches her own canvases, carrying a variety of sizes.
Watch for classes coming soon as well as a large deck being added this Spring for artist’s to network, create, and Irene’s Dream is open from 10-5pm Tuesday-Friday and 9-2pm on Saturdays.
EFFINGHAM ART GUILD 17TH ANNUAL CHILDREN’S ART SHOW:
February 13-14, 2016
University of Illinois Extension
1209 Wenthe Drive
February 13 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
February 14 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Sunday, February 14, 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Awards announced at 3:30pm
We will be looking for volunteers to assist with setup and sitting at the show February 12th-14th. Registration forms available on www.effinghamartguild.com. Please have some dates and times ready to sign up at our February meeting.
A field trip is currently being planned to visit Larkfield Glass in Paris, IL. A date will be scheduled this spring on either a Saturday or Sunday. This will be a tour and demonstration only. Lessons can be arranged on an individual basis. We will be discussing possible field trip dates at our February meeting.
JACKY ANDERSON SCHOLARSHIP
The Effingham Art Guild will present a scholarship of $1,000 to be used for tuition, and/or expenses for a higher education course.
*Resident of Effingham County (may be living on campus)
*At least 17 years of age
*Must have a student I.D. number
Application available at www.effinghamartguild.com.
FEBRUARY TECHNIQUE TO TRY:
Using Complementary Colors
The main complementary colors are yellow and violet, blue and orange, and red and green. When these colors are mixed they create gray but when they are next to each other, they create a stark contrast. Consider using complementary colors in your work.
MALONE & FLAIG SHOW
Drop Off: Wednesday, March 2, 2016 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Reception: Thursday, March 10, 2016 from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m
Please pick up artwork at the same time artwork is dropped off for the 2016 display.
Artwork hanging will begin on Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at 5 p.m.
Call For Artists
2nd Annual Juried Spring Exhibition by Our Common Ground Artist Guild
Landscape: The Geography of the Soul
Deadline for Entry March 12th, 2016
Landscape Seascape, Cityscape.. in all Medium
Exhibition Dates and Place:
March 25th (Opeining – April 29th, 2016
at the OCG Artist Guild Gallery @ 2Marthas:
422 W. Harris Ave. Greenville, IL 62246
For Entry Form and more information:
618-664-9443, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
22nd Annual EAG Fine Art and Photography Show
* Entry drop off: Friday, April 29th, 10:00AM to 2:00 PM–Hanging will begin promptly at 2:00 PM
* Reception/Award presentations
Artists are asked to arrive by 6:00 PM
Reception: 6:30 PM
Award Presentation/Judges Comments: 7:00 PM
* Public Exhibition during store hours Monday, May 2nd through Friday, May 6th
* Art pickup/exhibit tear down: Saturday, May 7th, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PMArt not picked up will be taken home with Barb Althoff arrangements can be made for pick up.
* Professional and Amateur Artists will be combined into one category
Awards presented include Best in Show, Artist’s Choice, 1st, 2nd, & 3rd ribbons and
Merit Awards (dependent upon donations)
A meeting will be set in the future with individuals who have collected donations in the past. Any members that have talked with donors in the past are encouraged to do so as soon as possible.
Sign up sheets will be passed around for food and other items for the reception as well as volunteers willing to assist with setup and tear down.
Questions / Concerns?
Please direct to Barb Althoff via email@example.com, Facebook message or by phone # is 342-6459 (home) or 821-9766 (cell).
Topics for Discussion:
During our February meeting, decisions will be made regarding the number of entries and fee as well as limiting the show to members only as opposed to including non-members as in previous years.
Entry forms will be made available following the February meeting.
M.Ben Cohan has agreed to be our judge for the 2016 EAG Art Show. Ben is a 2D arts
instructor and art history lecturer at Lake Land College. He earned his Associate of Arts from LLC in 2004, Bachelor’s in Fine Arts from Millikin University in 2006 and a Master of Fine Arts from SIU at Carbondale in 2009. He has said the secret to seeing poetry in quiet places lies in looking. “My preoccupation with looking has led me to believe in the worth of the road often traveled and even more often overlooked.” Ben has taught art classes for the Sullivan.
The annual spring art workshop retreat sponsored by Southern Illinois Art Workshop, Inc. at DuBois Center will start with noon lunch on Monday, May 16, 2016 and last until 4 pm on Wednesday, May 18, 2016. Instruction, seven meals, and two nights lodging are provided. The fee for this workshop retreat is $225.00. Directions to the location will be sent to all who register.
The Watercolor, Acrylic and Oil Painting Workshop will be taught by Spencer Meagher of Mt. Vernon. Students will work in the painting medium of their choice and will paint the subject of their choice. A work in progress and/or new work will be the subject of the paintings. Beginning and advanced students are welcome. Additional information may be obtained from Spencer at www.spencermearger.com or 618-516-3860.
The Pastel and Charcoal Workshop will be taught by Terry Waldron of Sparta. Students should bring the materials for their chosen medium. Also bring work in progress and/or subjects for new works. Beginning and advance students are welcome. Additional information may be obtained from Terry at 618-443-4438.
The Easy Printing Technique Using New Material and Technology workshop will be taught by Carol Garver of Danville. This will involve adding surface, design and texture to multimedia projects. Cloth, canvas, paper, watercolor, acrylic, carving and printing will be involved in creating new projects. Basic supplies will be furnished. Additional supplies, if desired, may be purchased from the instructor. Additional information may be obtained from Carol at 217-446-0995.
Special Retreat: Come and enjoy the collegial atmosphere! Bring your own special art project to work on while enjoying the great people and food at the retreat without participation in any of the instructional workshops. Don’t paint or draw? Writers are also welcome to come. Although there is no class instruction for writers at this retreat, it is a great place to concentrate on that next piece you’re working on.