EAG Art Show 2015 News
Our upcoming EAG Art show reception at Dr. Malone and Flaigs office will be our March 10th meeting this year. The reception begins at 5 till 7 which will also includes our awards. This will also includes a Chamber of Commerce event so there will be lots of people attending. Please plan to drop off your two paintings on March 5th between 9-5. We will be hanging the show at 5:30. PLEASE make sure your painting is properly wired and ready for hanging. If you have any questions you can call Jan VonBokel at 217-821-3135
Southern Illinois Art Workshop
1875 Hookdale Ave., Smithboro, IL 62284
The Southern Illinois Art Workshop, Inc. will hold its spring art retreat on May 18-20, 2015 at the DuBois Center Camp (west of Mount Vernon, IL).
Three workshop classes will be held: John Gabb, from Effingham, IL will teach a class in portraiture. Students may work in the medium of their choice. Emphasis will be on providing suggestions and evaluation for the individual student. If you have questions please call John at 217-868-5948. John’s artwork can be viewed at www.johnbordengabb.com.
Terry Waldron of Sparta, Illinois will be mentoring a class for plein air artists. Terry’s work can be viewed at www.terrywaldren.com.
Jamie Willis, from Mattoon, Illinois will be with the Workshop for the first time, teaching a class in the fabric arts and art quilting. She has indicated that although a sewing machine would be extremely useful for her class, it is not absolutely essential. Some of Jamie’s work can be seen at www.thevaultarts.com.
Retreat Special: Come enjoy the collegial atmosphere! Bring your own special art project to work on while enjoying the great people and food at the retreat without participating in any of the instructional workshops. Don’t paint or draw? Writers are also welcome to come as individual students. Although there is no class instruction for writers, Dubois is a great place to concentrate for a few days on that next great piece you’re working on.
The art retreat runs from noon on Monday, May 18, through 4 pm on Wednesday, May 20. The fee of $195.00 covers 7 meals, two nights lodging at the Dubois Center and instruction in the workshop of the student’s choice. Questions may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registrations and fees must be received by US Post Office mail delivery no later than April 3, 2014. We regret that we cannot accept electronic registration or payment at this time.
To register for this SIAW art retreat, please fill out the registration form, and mail it along with a check for the fees to:
Southern Illinois Art Workshop 1875 Hookdale Ave. Smithboro,IL 62284
Tarble Arts Center News
Due to inclement weather, the field trip to Tarble Arts Center was rescheduled. Please plan to attend the outing on Saturday, March 14. As before, we will be meeting at the Rec Center parking lot at 9:00 a.m. for a 10:00 a.m. guided tour. This month’s exhibits include Chagall & The Bible and the 2015 Undergraduate All-Student Show.
Marc Chagall, one of the most distinctive artists of the 20th century, is known for his colorful paintings, many of which are based on east European Jewish folklore. He was born in Vitebsk, Belarus, into a traditional Hasidic Jewish culture. As a Jewish artist, Chagall broke new ground by illustrating the Hebrew Bible. Chagall’s vision of the Old Testament combines his Jewish heritage and modern art, providing a rich display of symbol and imagination. Among the pieces in this exhibition there are 10 of the 105 etchings originally intended to be illustrations for an Old Testament Bible and 24 brilliantly colored images from his 1956 and 1960 suites of Bible lithographs. This exhibition is on loan from The Bowden Collections.
The all-student show is a competitive exhibition is open to EIU undergraduates and all art media: painting, printmaking, drawing, sculpture, graphic design, digital art, computer animation, metals, and ceramics. The art exhibited is selected by a panel of area college and university Art faculty and art professionals.
Following the approximate 2-hour tour, we will go to Common Grounds for lunch. Please let Vicki Williamson know by Saturday, March 7 if you plan to attend so she can let EIU and Common Grounds know. 217-343-3251 VickiWilliamson@hotmail.com
3-hour Exploratory Class by Tienne Rei
Tienne Rei, our January presenter, is holding a 3-hour Exploratory Class on Saturday, March 28 from 9 – 12 in the kitchen at the Rec Center. Tienne describes it: “three different pieces….a pure abstract with texture, a cubist piece with brush work, and an ink drawing with oil wash on paper…” The cost for the class is $35.00 and covers all supplies. Please sign up by Saturday, March 7 by contacting Vicki Williamson at 217-343-3251 VickiWilliamson@hotmail.com
21st Annual EAG Fine Art Show
The 21st Annual EAG Fine Art Show will once again be at Broom’s Furniture in May. The dates are as follows:
May 15: Hanging
May 16: Reception
May 18 – 22 Exhibit
May 23: Pick up Art Work
We need a chairperson (or a team of two) for the event to be in charge. Please contact Vicki with questions or to volunteer.
The Bonutti Show reception is June 10. For more information, please contact Jan Von Bokel. More details will be available at April’s meeting.
45th Anniversary at Heartland Human Services
Heartland Human Services has invited the EAG to celebrate their 45th anniversary with them in the form of a judged art show on June 25th. Our judge will be Randall Hays from MO. Additionally, there will be a Chamber of Commerce After Hours. The reception is Thursday, June 25 from 5-7. The pieces will be judged the week prior, on June 18, so mark your calendars accordingly. Please plan to enter up to three entries, marking them in priority of 1 to 3, as pieces will be hung as space allows. We need one or a team of two members to be in charge the night of the reception, as Vicki will not be available.
Joe Sippers 12 x 12 Show
The Joe Sippers 12 x 12 Show will be the last week of June. Please note that this year, you will purchase the 12 x 12 gallery-wrapped canvas on your own and pay $10 entry for each canvas. Enter as many as you wish. Please contact Chairperson Jan Von Bokel for details. Bring your pieces to meetings as they are finished to give to Jan.
Effingham Performance Center
It’s time to change out the art work at the Effingham Performance Center. Vicki has worked with manager, Rich Jorn, and picked a date of April 20 from 9 am 10 6 pm. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED to distribute current art work back to the artists, accept new pieces, and hang the new work. A sign up sheet will go around at the April 14 meeting.
April Meeting Presenter
The presenter for the April meeting will be Sheila Lamberson from Bloomington, IL. Sheila is a fine art photographer and paints in oil. Sheila paints in oils over black and white photos she’s developed herself. Very interesting and beautiful process. https://www.facebook.com/sheila.lamberson
We had a large turnout of visitors and a large turnout of entrants…over 330. The show lasted all day Saturday and Sunday. We thank our judge Vera Keplar for meticulously going over each students work, and also a big thank you to the volunteers who helped setup, sit at the show, and tear down the show and those that brought snacks for the reception.