President Notes June 2019
The Tuesday, June 11th meeting will be the last meeting for the 2018-19 year. We will once again end the year with a Potluck beginning at 6:00 PM with members bringing a dish. Last fall members chose our yearly group theme to be “Flowers” so participating members will showcase their version of the “Flower” theme. We will be in the kitchen. Entrance is in the back of the Park District Ron Diehl Center.
I was under the weather for the May 14th meeting but have heard raving reviews about our presenter, Watercolorist Chris Roberts! 22 members were entertained by Chris while he talked and completed a beautiful landscape in under 1 1/2 hours! The EAG members certainly appreciate Chris and his wife Vicki for taking time to travel to Effingham from Salem and share his talent with us!
Also, we want to thank Elizabeth Thursten & Robert Lumpp for providing refreshments for the group. I want to thank Stacey Zerrusen and Barb Brummer for filling in for me and thanks to Robert Lumpp for introducing his friend Chris to our members.
The EAG wishes to extend their sympathy to the family of Lora Hunter who passed on May 16th. Lora was a long time guild member.
Also, thank you Dale Wagoner for taking the following pictures during the presentation.
2019 Jackie Anderson Scholarship Recipient
Callie McMahon was selected to receive the 2019 Jackie Anderson Scholarship of $1000. Callie is the daughter of Toby and Christine McMahon of Teutopolis. She will be attending Lakeland College in the fall. Pictured below left to right is Carolyn Lambert, Effingham Art Guild Scholarship Chairperson, Callie and her parents, Toby and Christine McMahon. Congratulations Callie!
Upcoming Events & Thank Yous
Hopefully everyone was able to deliver their art to the SBL Bonutti Clinic and making plans to attend the reception on June 19th.The reception and award ceremony, hosted by the SBL Bonutti Clinic, is from 7:00 to 9:00 PM (Artists should arrive by 6:30). The EAG appreciates the opportunity to display their art and wish to think all the Doctors and staff at the SBL Bonutti Clinic for their hospitality and hard work they put into the art show each year.
The reception for the 12×12 Show at Joe Sippers Cafe will be Wednesday, July 10th at 6 PM.
Drop off is Monday, June 24th between 6 AM & 7 PM at 114 S. 4th St. in Effingham.
The paintings will be on display all of July.
Entry fee is $15 for as many 12×12’s as you want to enter.
Mail your fee by June 24th to:
8588 Dunbar Rd
Argentines, IL. 62501
The EAG wishes to thank the SBL Evergreen Clinic, Dr’s Malone and Flaig, and the staff for displaying our art and for inviting us to your opening reception May 30th.
‘Til Beth Do Us Part’
President Notes May 2019
The April meeting was well attended with 21 members & one guest. The meeting activity was painting on mini canvases. Examples of mini paintings & small paintings were provided by members Elizabeth Thursten & Annabelle Miles Black. Member Nancy Anderson brought in glass projects she had made with her grandchildren.
Thanks to Mary Haag & Barb Brummer for providing the refreshments. Robert Lumpp & Elizabeth Thurston will be
bringing the refreshments to the May 14th meeting. The monthly raffle was won by Mary Hagg. I want to thank everyone of you that helped make this year’s Children’s Show & our 25th Annual Show at Broom’s Furniture great!
Chris Roberts will be our presenter for our May 14th meeting. Chris is a watercolorist from Salem, Il. His story is as follows:
“I guess it all started when my wife got a book “Painting Greeting Cards With Watercolors” by Jacquellyn Penny. She wanted me to do the lessons with her but I wasn’t interested…I was a technical person. She finally convinced me to do a couple of the exercises and to my surprise I enjoyed it. Awhile later I was out of work and I saw a show on PBS called “Painting On Location with Bob Fagan”. The 30 minute shows were part location painting and part travel log. I really was attracted to watercolor painting and especially painting on location. Bob Fagan appeared in three thirteen part “Painting on Location” series…”West Michigan”, “The Lighthouses of Michigan”, and “Sanibel/Captivia”. I attended two of Bob’s workshops in Habor Springs, MI. That was 20 years ago and I have been addicted to watercolor painting ever since”. Your can see art by Chris Roberts at: chrisrobertsart.net or Chris Roberts at Fine Art America.
25th Annual Fine Arts & Photography Show Results
Best of Show • Jan VonBokel “Day of the Dragon” W/C
Artists Choice • Elizabeth Thursten “Fresh New Day” Oil/Acrylic
1st Place • John B. Gabb “Harvest Time” Oil
2nd Place • Lynn Louise Reznick “Park Currents” W/C
3rd Place • Jan Kappes “Rural Free Delivery” Ink on Paper
Barbara Brummer “Fishin’ Buddies #2” Oil
John B. Gabb “Hills of Rome” Oil
Lynn Louise Reznick “Textures” W/C
Deanne Donoho “Blue Hydrangeas” Oil
1st Place • Sue Drummond “ Amber” Colored Pencil
2nd Place • James C. Graham, DPM “Urban Terrain” Oil
3rd Place • Annabelle Miles Black “Pastel Porker” Oil/Acrylic
Paula Boll “Thanksgiving” W/C
Carolyn Lambert “My Backyard” Pastel
Natatlie Perry “Mixing 1 Million Mid Mornings” Photo
Sue Drummond “Daddy’s Girl” Mixed Media
MEMBER SPOTLIGHTS from other area shows:
OLNEY ARTS COUNCIL–April 9th-12th:
Barb Brummer was awarded:
1st Place “Lovely Bunch of Coconuts” Pastel
2nd Place “White Peony” W/C
2nd Place “Fishin’ Buddies #2” Oil
Bob Ritz was awarded a Merit for his “Let there Be Spring” Acrylic
SHELBY COUNTY ART SHOW–April 13th & 14th
Barb Althoff was awarded an Advanced Amateur Merit for her “A Stroll in the Rain”
Barb Brummer was awarded:
3rd Place “Door Co. Wisconsin” Oil
2nd Place “Untitled” W/C
UPCOMING ART SHOWS & RECEPTIONS:
SBL Evergreen Clinic/Dr. Kevin Malone and Dr. James Flaig:
RECEPTION: MAY 30TH–5-7 PM
ART DELIVERY will be May 22nd from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
(MEMBERS ARE ALLOWED ONLY ONE PAINTING DUE TO LIMITED SPACE)
SBL Bonutti Clinic:
RECEPTION: JUNE 19th–7:00-9:00 PM (Artists should arrive by 6:30)
ART DELIVERY will be June 5th & 6th 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM EACH DAY (Artists may enter up to 10 pieces of art)
We would like to thank all the members and art teachers that helped to make the 2019 Children’s Art show a success. We had over 400 pieces of artwork displayed by over 300 students. The library is a wonderful place to have the Children’s show. We had a successful reception and awards ceremony.
The RAFFLE WINNERS from the 25th Annual Fine Art & Photography Show at Broom’s Furniture were:
Each won a set of 13 cards done by various guild members. Congratulations Deb, Connie & Natalie!
The EAG wants to say a big Thank You to Jamie & Dennis Miller & their staff at Broom’s Furniture for their help and kindness in making this year’s show great!
14th Annual Artisan Fair
The sun didn’t shine but the rain did stop for the 14th Annual Artisan Fair May 3rd & 4th. The EAG booth was again full of beautiful art done by participating guild members!
25th Annual Fine Arts & Photography Show Picture Gallery
Join CSS on Friday, May 3rd, 2019 at 6:30 for their Annual Art Auction.
It will held on the east side of the Effingham Courthouse Museum, next to the Wine Tasting Tent. Artwork from CSS Artists will be auctioned off to the highest bidder.
Items will be available for viewing 2 hours prior to the auction.
All proceeds of the Auction will benefit the CSS Art Program.
Exhibit at Joe Sippers Cafe
March 18th to May 6th 2019
All Paintings on Exhibit will be for sale.
Effingham Artisan Fair will be held May 4th 10 am – 4 pm
President Notes April 2019
Spring is here even though Mother Nature is being slow about it! Spring for artists is very busy so we are going to dedicate this NL Issue to the information & details plus a few reminders to help us keep things going smoothly.
Our March Meeting was a fun & relaxing evening painting acrylic on glass. I want to thank Bonnie Siebert for her how to tips & guidance exploring paint on glass. The creations that everyone comes up with from our demonstrators is always amazing!
Congratulations to EAG member Jan VonBokel for being awarded 1st Place by the Mattoon Art Council for her drawing titled “Tribute To Mom”.
We want to thank Annabelle Black & Nancy Anderson for providing refreshments for our March Meeting.
Barb Brummer & Mary Haag will bring refreshments for the April 9th Meeting.
EAG Annual Children’s Art Show is upon us folks! Please review your calendar for when you signed up to help. Art drop off is Wednesday, April 10th 3PM-5PM but help will be needed prior to start of drop off to set up the display racks. Please contact Barb Grant @ 815-762-9939 or Stacey Zerrusen @ 217-821-8064 if your available to help with setup or you want to help but did not already signup to do so..
SPECIAL MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT AT 6 PM PRIOR TO
THE REGULAR 7 PM TUESDAY, APRIL 9TH MEETING.
I am asking our officers & the EAG Advisory Board to attend if at all possible to finalize the details of our 2019 Spring Show at W.S. Broom Furniture. Anyone willing to help hang the art on Friday, April 26th but have not been able to make the last couple of meetings to signup, please call me at 217-821-9766. We will especially need help retrieving the display racks & hardware from the Park District Building on S. 4th Street & getting them setup prior to hanging. We will again bring the signup sheets for both Friday & for the reception on Saturday, the 27th. Please direct any questions about our traveling shows to Barb Brummer at 217-343-0566.
EAG Artisan Fair Booth—an opportunity for our members to display & sell! Contact Chris Detwiler @ 217-663-3659 or Bonnie Siebert @ 217-821-7577 for info on available space & needed setup help.
The chosen theme for our end of the year group project was “Flowers”. As in the past, we will bring our version of the theme to the June 11th Potluck.
Traveling Art Show Information
A big thank you to Barb Brummer for taking on the large task of coordinating the Traveling Shows. Barb has been busy touching base with the area supporters and will be giving us details of art change outs and up coming receptions in this April issue.
Thanks goes to Jan VonBokel for her years of coordinating the Traveling Shows for the EAG. Jan will continue with the 12×12 Show in July at Joe Sippers.
We want to take time to thank the area organizations & businesses that graciously allow us to display our work.
Currently they are:
• SBL Bonutti Clinic
• Effingham County Courthouse Museum
• Effingham Performance Center
• Heartland Human Services
• Surgical Associates, Drs Flaig & Malone
A. Thanks to all EAG members that participated in the art change out in March at the Effingham County Courthouse Museum.
B. Any EAG member that has paintings exhibited at Heartland Human Service needs to change out their art work before April 30th. This opportunity to display your work is open to any EAG member and we encourage you to do so. The office is located at 1200 N. 4th St. in Effingham. Office hours are 8 AM to 5 PM.
C. A big thank you to all EAG members for retrieving there work by April 5th at the office of Drs Flaig & Malone prior to their move to a new location. A reception has been scheduled at their new location for Wednesday, May 30th. A date to deliver new work will becoming after they are moved and settled in their new office.
D. The reception at the SBL Bonutti Clinic will be held Wednesday, June 19th. They are requesting more art work this year so EAG members may submit up to 10 paintings. We have used entry forms to submit with our
work in past years so if needed, we will make them available to you. Delivery dates & other details will be announced later. We still have time to prepare new works for the show, so get BUSY!
E. We have not scheduled an art switch out at the Effingham Performance Center but we will be talking with them soon & hopefully come up with dates & times that will work. We will need member participation (hopefully with strong muscles) to help take down & hang new art.
Jan VonBokel will be teaching a class on Celluclay & glass Tuesday, April 30th at the Park District Ron Diehl Building at 6 PM. Signup at the Park District Office or call 217-342-4415. Cost is $35.
We have no formal presentation for our April meeting but we will explore with acrylics on mini 3×3 canvases together. We will have a few examples & all supplies will be provided. Bring any mini works that you have done or any how to ideas you have to spark our creative juices. Just join in for alittle no stress fun before heading home!
ElAG member’s Elizabeth Thurston & Roger Balcer brought in paintings to share at our March meeting. Members are always welcome to share any of their art work with us.