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
It’s hard to believe that the 2017-18 Guild year is coming to a end! The Tuesday, June 12th meeting will begin at 6 PM with our annual potluck and we ask that everyone bring a dish to share. Also, I want to remind you that everyone participating in this year’s group project should bring their version of the chosen theme, “Ocean Fish or Anything Aquatic”.
The 2018-19 EAG year will begin the second Tuesday of September, 2018 @ 7PM. The officers and the advisory committee will meet in the summer to layout a preliminary plan for the year. We ask that all of you let one of the officers or committee members know if you have an idea about presenters, or if you would like to present or be the artist of the month. At the September meeting we will pass out signup sheets for the artist of the month and for the one’s bringing refreshments.
The June 12th meeting will be the last meeting of Ham Hampton’s tenure as treasurer. We will have to appoint someone as treasurer before we start the new year in September. Please, if anyone is willing to serve as treasurer, call me at 217-821-9766.
Thanks goes out for Ham Hampton and Dale Wagoner for the Drawing and Value Study Demo they provided for the May meeting. Thank you Barb Brummer and Nancy Gulliams for refreshments for the May Meeting.
Thank You Dale Wagoner for providing the props and taking the pictures for this event!
Fun At The “Fluid Acrylic Collage” Workshop
On May 24th and 25th 12 people attended a workshop presented by Becky Marcussen on “Fluid Acrylic Collage” held at the U of I Extension Center in Effingham, Il. This was a new technique for many of us but we all had fun for sure and here are a few pictures to prove it!
Several members filled the EAG booth with their art at the Artisan Fair this year on May 5th. Thanks to Chris Detwiler for the use of her tent & to Bonnie Siebert for managing the details, & thanks to all the members that manned the booth for the day & helped with the setup & tear down.
The Bonutti Art Show Reception will be on June 20th at 6:30 PM.
Your entries may be dropped off on Thursday & Friday, June 14th & 15th from 8:00AM-4:30PM each day with none being accepted after 4:30 on Friday. Last year’s art is to be picked during the same time frame.
The EAG’s 12×12 Show at Joe Sippers Cafe will run July 1st thru August 1st. The entry fee is $15.00 with NO limit on the number of canvases entered. The award presentation will be July 11th at 6 PM.
Joe’s is located @ 114 S. 4th St. in downtown Effingham.
You can start dropping of your work anytime at Jan VonBokel’s Effingham Studio on S. Glenwood St. in Effingham. Her studio is the last house on the left with the round portal. Call Jan at 217-690-7066 for further information about the show or delivery of your work.
Congratulations to EAG member, Jan Kappes, on the merit award she received in the “Paint Illinois” Show in Paris, Il.
On May 21st, 22nd, and 23rd several of us attended the Southern Illinois Art Camp West of Mt. Vernon, Il. at the DuBois Center. Two of our EAG Members were instructors, Jan VonBokel taught “No Fear Acrylics” and Becky Marcussen taught Pastels. This is a wonderful opportunity to get in a lot of uninterrupted painting time and the camp sets in beautiful, quiet area of southern Illinois. They try to have two camps per year and they are looking for instructors for an October weekend art camp which would be Friday, Saturday and Sunday. We should have flyers for this by our September meeting.
President Notes May 2018
We had a great art show this year, as always, thanks to the wonderful artists we have participating. We can’t say enough for our hosts, Dennis and Jamie Miller and the staff at WS Broom Furniture for helping to make this another great show. I want to personally thank all the EAG members that helped pull all the details together and get things done!
I want to remind everyone that our group painting project for our June Meeting is “ Ocean, Fish or Anything Aquatic”. Also, remember our June meeting will start at 6 PM and we ask that everyone bring a dish for the potluck.
Jan VonBokel tells me that the Bonutti Show will be June 20th with details to follow.
April Artist Presenters
A special thanks to Stacey Zerrusen for her presentation on Barn Quilts and to Jan Clair Mason for her presentation on Ecostics. Both were extremely informative, interactive and just plain FUN!
May Artist Presenters
Our presenters for May will be Dale Wagoner and Ham Hampton, both long time EAG members and very talented artists. They will help us explore various ways of adding more value in our artwork. They will bring props and equipment to allow us to better understand values and how we can improve our art by honing in on these skills. Ham says that they will have pencils, Matt board pieces and kneaded erasers available for the group to use.
The 2018 Jacky Anderson Scholarship has been awarded to Brianna Schmidt, daughter of David and Beth Schmidt of Effingham. Brianna attended Effingham High School. She was a member of the National Honor Society for 2 years and Academic Hall of Fame for 3 years. Brianna also placed 2nd in the 2017 Effingham Children’s Art Show. Brianna will be attending Lake Land College in the fall and plans to work toward a degree in the field of art.
The 13th Annual Olney, Il. Arts Council Art Show was held April 10th through the 13th.
Barb Brummer took 2nd place for her watercolor “Golden Daylilies”
Mary Hagg took 3rd place for her photograph “Yosemite Chapel in Winter”
The 52nd Annual Shelby Co. Art Show was held April 14th & 15th.
Barb Brummer took a 1st prize on the following paintings: “Daylily #3” an oil, “Yellow Iris” a watercolor
and “Fall Pastures” an oil. Barb also received a 2nd on her “Spring is Here” watercolor.
Also in the Shelby Co. Show, Ham Hampton won 2nd Place for his oil painting “Friends” and he took
3rd place for an oil, “Lisa”.
Be sure and check out our members listed in the awards list from our April Adult Art & Photography
Show also in this Newsletter.
Congratulations to all of you, great job!
Be sure to let Barb Althoff (217-821-9766) know if you have any show news that you would like to share.
May Featured Artist Of The Month
Mary Haag will share with us her love of photography through stories and visually through pieces of her work. Mary had taken many awards for her photography and most recently at the Olney Arts Council Show (see Member’s Spotlights).
REFRESHMENTS for the May meeting will be provided by Nancy Gulliams and Barb Brummer.
Thanks to Chris Detwiler and Sue Drummond for bringing refreshments for the April meeting.
The Effingham Art Guild’s 24th Annual Art and Photography Show opened this past Saturday, April 21st with a reception and award presentation. The EAG wishes to thank Jamie and Dennis Miller and their gracious staff at W. S. Broom Furniture for hosting the show. We would also like to extend thanks to Mark Hillard of Charleston for judging the show. All of the EAG members would like to thank all the community supporters that donated the awards.
The Art Show will be open to the community from Monday, April 23rd through Friday, April 27th during W. S. Broom’s Store Hours. Visitors are welcome to participate in a painting raffle that will continue throughout the week. The drawing for the watercolor donated by John Gabb was held at the end of the show. Dale Wagoner was our lucky winner.
Congratulations to all of the following Award winners:
Best of Show went to Jan Kappes for Backyard Flash Back #2—“Lassie Came Home”
Artist Choice went to John Gabb for “Portrait of Young Girl”
1st Place winner went to Deanne Donoho for “Blue Asters”
2nd Place winner went J.R. Caldwell for “Life’s Turmoil”
3rd Place winner went to Lynn Reznick for “Park Creek & Current”
14 Merits were also awarded to the following artists:
John .Gabb “Along the Ganges”
Christine Detwiler “Illinois Sunset”
Greg Brandt “The Bridge”
Jan VonBokel “Day of the Poppy”
James Graham “Tango Dip”
Barbara Brummer “Untitled”
Sue Drummond “Morgan & Masen”
Whitney Ruger “French Café”
Al Church “Point of Contention”
Ham Hampton “America’s Loss”
Eydie Carruthers “Birchscape”
Hugh Rosen “Which Necktie to Choose”
Stephen O. Griffith “Swamp Cotton”
Barbara Grant “Gardenia”
Framily Fest is a two day music and art festival on Lake Sara in Effingham, IL. The venue is part of Larson’s Landing with a full restaurant, marina with boat rentals, and “The Stage” area for festivals and concerts. The Lake Sara Campground is located adjacent to Larson’s Landing and is open for paid camping during the event. Framily Fest will feature vendors, performance artists, visual artists, and live music all weekend. The bands to play noon to midnight each day.
THE STAGE at LARSON’S LANDING
8724 E. Marine Drive
ALL AGES WELCOME
SHOWTIME : noon to midnight each day – 2 stages
Featuring live music by
GRATEFUL DEAD EXPERIENCE : THE SCHWAG
TERRAPIN FLYER with
TOM CONSTANTEN FROM THE GRATEFUL DEAD
THE SUBJECT TO CHANGE
More to be announced.