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EAG January 2016 Newsletter

President Notes:

The memorial art book honoring Charles Vansaghi has been ordered by the Effingham Public Library. Thank you to all who donated for this memorial.

This month’s demonstration is on photographing your artwork. Wally Grant has photographed the world around him for the past sixty years including artwork, documents, and various treasures he couldn’t afford otherwise. The demonstration will include a bit of basic photo set-up, some equipment needed, software available, and some art photographed. If you have items you wish to have photographed, bring them to the meeting with you.

Unless otherwise requested, members with email addresses will only receive the email version of our newsletter in the future. This is an attempt to stretch our available resources.

Membership Directory

The membership directory has been updated and will be available for pick up at our January meeting. Members unable to attend this meeting will have their directory mailed to them.

EFFINGHAM ART GUILD 17TH ANNUAL CHILDREN’S ART SHOW:

February 13-14, 2016
University of Illinois Extension
1209 Wenthe Drive
Effingham, IL

February 13 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
February 14 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Reception:
Sunday, February 14, 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Awards announced at 3:30pm

EFFINGHAM ART GUILD
17TH ANNUAL CHILDREN’S ART SHOW:

We will be looking for volunteers to assist with setup and sitting at the show February 12th-14th. Please have some dates and times ready to sign up at our January meeting.

LARKFIELD GLASS FIELD TRIP:glass

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. More information to follow.


JANUARY TECHNIQUE TO TRY:

newtechniqueDip Paper Directly into Paint / Ink
Splashing liquid paint or dye onto a surface is one of the most unpredictable and exciting means of applying color. Dipping whole sheets of paper into watered down acrylic, splashing and flicking water across your work: holding paper, canvas or other painting surfaces in the air and letting the paint run down. Once an appealing wash of color has been achieved, place the artwork flat to dry, so the paint or ink pools and dries in naturally occurring swirls.
(Technique credit from http://www.studentartguide.com/articles/inventive-mixed-media-techniques)

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.
Eligibility:
*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.

Barb Brummer’s Exhibit at Flourishes Gallery

EAG member, Barb Brummer, is having an exhibit of her paintings at Flourishes Gallery, 140 1/2 East Main St., Shelbyville, IL (upstairs) from January 10th through March 12, 2016. The show is titled “Scenes of Nature and Rural Landscapes” and includes about 23 pieces of work in oil, watercolor and pastel.

The reception will be held on January 10, 2016 from 1 pm to 4 pm. Flourishes Gallery hours are Tuesday: 10 am – 5 pm… Thursday: 10 am – 12 pm and Saturday: 10 am – 12 pm

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