President Notes December 2018
Our November 13th meeting was a lot of fun and full of creativity! Twenty four members and guests enjoyed exploring white acrylic on black canvas hosted by EAG’s own Jan VonBokel. Many of us found that the technique looked easier than it was but, as you will see in the pictures below, there was some beautiful work done by the group.
Our Tuesday, December 11th meeting will be our Christmas Potluck with everyone bringing a covered dish. The Potluck will begin at 6PM with dinner. We will have a $10.00 gift exchange after dinner for those that want to participate. There is no scheduled entertainment this year, but if anyone would like to share a favorite Christmas tradition or story that they have or Holiday related art or photographs that they have done over the years, we would love it. Also, if anyone knows Santa Claus personally, ask him to join us for dinner and maybe we could talk him into handing out the presents! We’ll try to have Christmas music playing softly in the background. Rose Sutton and Barb Brummer are making plans for a festive evening with flowers and decorations for the tables. So I hope all will come and plan to spend the evening visiting with new friends and catching up with old friends.
I want to thank Bonnie Siebert, Jan VonBokel, Ham Hampton and Robert Lumpp for bringing in paintings to share with the group. This is always inspiring to see what other members are doing and it is a good opportunity for the artist to ask for an honest input and suggestions.
GROUP THEME PROJECT FOR JUNE, 2019:
The theme that was chosen for our annual group project was “Flowers”. Every year members, choosing to complete their own version of the chosen subject, brings their work to the end of the year potluck which next year will be on Tuesday, June 11th, 2019.
Please note folks that we are now mailing newsletters to members current with their dues unless they have said they do not need a mailed copy. The newsletter will always be found on: www.effinghamartguild.com and also on the EAG FB page. You will be added back to the membership roster when we receive your dues & you will receive a mailed copy again upon request. Please request a mailed newsletter if desired on the membership form & update any info that has changed. Return form & check to:
Effingham, Il. 62401
We hope to have copies of the updated roster available to all members hopefully at the January Meeting.
January Artist Presenters
January’s presenters will be Brad & Josie Shamhart from the Country Gem Shop—many of you may know Brad & Josie from meeting them at there booth at the Effingham Farmer’s Market. They handcraft Jewelry in Copper, Stone & Silver. We will have a bio & pictures in the January Newsletter so mark your calendar folks!
Congratulations Goes To Sue Drummond
Sue entered the Sullivan Area Arts Artoberfest Show in Sullivan, Il. in October. She was awarded a merit for her “Sweet Molly B” done in colored pencil.
Late spring found EAG members Bonnie Siebert, Rose Sutton, Carolyn Lambert and John Gabb freshening up the walls of the Effingham County
Humane Society (ECHS) in the cat confinement area. More info on ECHS may be found on their website www.effinghamcountyhumanesociety.org
The EAG will again award the Jacky Anderson Scholarship of $1,000.
In early 2019 to one student with the following Eligibility:
• Resident of Effingham County
(may be living on campus)
• At least seventeen years of age
• College student enrolled in an art course or
High School Senior that has been accepted to
a college and planning to major or minor in
the field of art.
***Applications must be completed and submitted by FEBRUARY 28th, 2019.
Application download is available here. (click the link to download pdf): Scholorship_Application 2019
President Notes November 2018
I want to thank all the members that are bringing in their art to share. Please continue doing this folks and remember critiquing is free! Thanks to ROBERT Lumpp for bringing in a beautiful landscape to share at the October meeting!
Our October presenter was Val Gaddis from Shelbyville. Val shared with us her knowledge & expertise of processing local wool fleece. She talked us through scouring, combing, carding & spinning the fiber into yarn. She demonstrated spinning fiber into yarn on two different wheels that she brought. She had examples of different yarns and she demonstrated how different hand tools are used. Everyone had the opportunity to try spinning.
I want to thank Sharon Moss and Barb & Wally Grant for providing the refreshments for the October meeting.
EAG ANNUAL DUES of $25 for single membership & $35 for families are past due. Our roster will be revised soon and the mailing lists will include paid members only.
Donna Kutcher and Rose Sutton will provide refreshments for the November 13th meeting.
November Artist Presenter
Jan VonBokel will be back with us at our November 13th meeting. Jan will keep us busy using white acrylic on black canvases. She
asked that we bring any ideas we have and she will also bring ideas to help us decide what we want to paint. Jan is bringing 8×10 black canvases along with paint, brushes & other supplies.
We do not have an artist of the month for this meeting so we will spend the time exploring white on black.
A. Member’s attending the October meeting unanimously voted to have separate judging & award categories for our EAG Annual Fine Art and Photography Show. So the spring show will reflect these changes and our two categories will be Amateur and Professional each to have separate judging and awards as before. Entry forms will be setup to reflect these changes.
***The EAG follows these guidelines:
An artist is considered a professional if:
1. They have a degree in art
2. Two thirds of the artist’s income is from the sale of their art
3. Their art has been accepted & shown in a juried show
An artist may enter any competition as an amateur as long as none of the above criteria apply to them.
B. We had 8 different group themes suggested at the October meeting but no duplicates so these 8 different
suggestions will be put to a draw for the subject of our yearly theme. All members are invited to submit their
version of the chosen theme. We always bring our versions to the last meeting of the year in June to show.
C. Scheduled presentations so far in 2019 are:
January—Hand crafted Jewelry in copper, stone & silver designed & made by Josie & Brad Shamhart (Country Gem Shop)
March—Acrylic Pour presentation by Doris Johnson
May—watercolor presentation by Chris Roberts
June—End of year potluck & Theme Project Display
D. Our Christmas Potluck and party will be on Tuesday, December 11th at 6:00 PM.
Details to come—it is still in the planning stage!
E. January, March & April are open for anyone that would like to be our Artist of the Month—please let us know!
F. If anyone needs to get ahold of me my phone # is: 217-821-9766 & my email is: firstname.lastname@example.org
G. Please let us know if any of you have ideas or suggestions for upcoming workshops.
H. The EAG Children’s Art Show will again be held at the Suzette Brumleve Memorial Library. It is scheduled for
Wednesday, April 10th through Saturday, April 13th, 2019. Barb Grant and Stacey Zerussen are again chairing this project and will keep us informed and let us know when help is needed. We will again need to provide sitters during the show.
MEMBERS in the Spotlight:
(Members, please remember to send your highlights to me)
Barb Brummer entered the Juried Annual Fall Paris Art Show at the Bicentennial Art Center in Paris, Il. Three of her paintings were accepted and she received an Honorable Mention for her watercolor titled “White Peony”.
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