From the President:
The kids are heading back to school and the parents are celebrating, which only means one thing…the return of EAG meetings. Starting out my second year as reigning president, this year is bound to be even better than the last. We celebrated a successful show at Bonutti Clinic as well as another wonderful show still hanging at Joe Sippers in Effingham. Be sure to stop in and check out the amazing artwork! We also need to replace our out going secretary and treasurer. Please consider helping out our Guild by serving an office. Be thinking how you can help support your art guild this year and any presentations you would enjoy. Do any of us have unique or special skills that others would benefit from or connections to artists interested in speaking? Please let Stacey know.
Hope everyone had a great summer and welcome back!
Hope to see you Tuesday, September 13 at 7 pm for our meeting!
Please bring any projects you have been working on over summer break.
16’-17’ Art Guild Challenge
How can you incorporate this theme into your own work?
Can’t wait to see the finished pieces this June!
JOE SIPPERS 12X12 SHOW
Another successful showing at Joe Sippers Café featuring
our 12”x12” work. The display is still up until mid September,
so be sure to check it out and support this facility that always
supports the arts! We had a great selection of 22 artists and 45
pieces of artwork, with at least 4 pieces sold!
And the winners are…
Bonnie Siebert “Confused”
James Graham “Eye of the Storm”
Kelly Jean “Entomology”
Wallace Grant “Butterfly”
Lynn Reznick “Koi”
Denise Funfsinn “Wildwood”
Best in Show:
John Gabb “Joe”
Stacey Zerrusen has a display of her colorful creatures and landscapes at Common Grounds in Mattoon. She would love for you to check out her work. A special thank you to the Mattoon Arts Council. A reception will be held Thursday, August 11th at 4:00 PM for anyone able to attend.
SPEAKERS FOR 2016-2017
As we gear up for the upcoming Art Guild year, we have several new speakers and activities lined up to present at our monthly meetings. It is VITAL that our Guild members attend as many meetings as possible to keep our Art Guild alive and show support to our local artists.
September Meeting Activity – GESTURE DRAWING
Gestural drawing is concerned less in the accurate appearance and details of things, but instead aims to capture the movement, dynamism, energy and essence of the visual world.
Please bring along the media of your choice (pencil, charcoal, ink, watercolor, acrylic paint, etc.) as well as a sketchbook or drawing paper to complete a few quick drawings after our regularly scheduled meeting. A short demonstration will be provided by Stacey Zerrusen, with the rest of the time spent drawing from still life items or models. If you have still life items you would like to draw, you can bring those as well.
Join Us for the Thirteenth Annual – Art in the Park!
Saturday, October 8 from 10 am to 5 pm
Sunday, October 9 from 11 am to 4 pm
Lindendale Park / Highland, IL
65 Artists / Entertainment
Food / Fun for the Kids
Win $500 in Art!
Hosted by Our Common Ground Artist Guild
For Entry Form and more information:
OCG Artist Guild Gallery @2Marthas
422 W Harris Ave, Greenville, IL 62246
Just a reminder that all entries for the 12×12 show can be dropped off on Fridays at 914 S. Glenwood St, Effingham. The show will be hung on July 6th with the reception on the 13th at 6 pm. The entry fee is $15 and should be dropped off with the work. Work can be in any medium and must be on a 12″x12″ canvas. The entry fee covers as many entries as you would like.
Note: The hanging date has changed from the original newsletter. I’m sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.
Bonutti Show Entry Form
Download the Bonutti Show Entry Form by clicking this link – Bonutti EAG artform
Reception: Wednesday, June 22nd from 7:00-9:00 pm
Awards starting at 6:30 pm for artists only
Please pick up old artwork that is currently hanging and drop off of new art Wednesday, June 15th – Thursday, June 16th between 8:00 am – 5:00 pm.
No drop off allowed on Friday as we will already be grouping and hanging new artwork.
This is a juried show, where artists can submit up to 9 pieces Be sure to clearly label the back off all pieces.