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Effingham Art Guild January 2017 News

January Speaker – To Be Determined
Due to some last minute changes, our speaker will be a surprise guest. We will also be joined by Martha Iler with the Our Common Ground Artist Guild in Greenville, IL. She would like to see how our meetings are done and also discuss networking amongst area guilds in the future.

Chamber Recognition Gala – Deadline: January 7, 2017
effingham_chamberEffingham County Chamber of Commerce is looking for donations of their artwork to display and give away at the Effingham Chamber Business Recognition gala on January 21st to kick off the year long 100th year celebration of lighting the way for businesses in Effingham County. The event is usually attended by 500+ individuals. We appreciate your participation. Feel free to contact Norma at the Chamber office or Debbie Womack. They are happy to pick up any items or they may be dropped off at the Effingham Chamber office.


It has been decided that any artists interested in swapping out artwork at Heartland Human Services can just stop by during regular business hours to switch out their work. Monday – Friday from 8 AM to 5 PM.

A Gathering of Creative Minds…

There’s a group of artists that are starting to get together on the first and third Thursday of each month from 6-8 pm at the new Honda dealership. Bring a project you’re working on and bounce ideas off one another. Bringing a snack is optional.

December Christmas Party

Thanks to all those who were able to make it to our holiday party to enjoy the delicious food and outstanding company. Hope to see you all January 10th!

President Notes: January 2017
Greetings fellow artists. Alas, Barb and I will miss the January meeting. We will be doing art research in Maui and Kauai. We did, however, attend the first painting session at the Honda dealership and highly recommend it. The space is ideal and, of course, the participants are the best.

Officer Openings for the 2017-2018 Year

There will be several openings for the upcoming year, including President and Vice President. Please find it in your heart to help out the guild by considering one of these positions. If you are unable to hold a position for a full year, be sure to dedicate your time to help out those that are officers.

Wine Event Partnership

An event will be held in April for the Andrew Gobczynski Big Heart Foundation in which our participation has been requested. More information to come at our January meeting.


Effingham Art Guild’s  18th Annual Children’s Art Show
artpaletteMarch 25 – 26, 2017
University of Illinois Extension
1209 Wenthe Drive, Effingham, IL
Saturday, March 25: 10 am – 6 pm
Sunday, March 26: 12 pm – 4 pm
Reception:  Sunday, March 26, 3 pm – 4 pm
Awards announced at 3:30pm
Entry blanks are available from Art Teachers in area schools, or contact Show Chairpersons at the numbers below.

Show Chairpersons:
Barbara Grant
Rose Sutton

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