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March 2018 EAG News

President Notes March 2018

Scott Deters

The February meeting hosted a presentation by local artist Scott Deters. Scott’s art expression, born out of his desire to create and overcome barriers, is extremely inspiring. Thanks Scott for showing all of us how you create your wonderful abstract art!

Thanks goes to Ham Hampton for bringing his oil painting entitled “Hillary” to share with us.
*Please remember that any of you may bring a piece you are working on or have finished to share.
REFRESHMENTS for the March Meeting will be provided by Elizabeth Thurston and Whitney Ruger.
Thanks to Bonnie Siebert and Doris Johnson for bringing refreshments for the February meeting.

Hope to see everyone at the Tuesday, March 13th 7PM meeting!


February’s Artist Of The Month

Artist of the Month was Stacey Zerrusen—Stacey talked about her passion for art and the many ways she pursues it. Not only does Stacey stay busy with her own art, she teaches art at the Effingham Junior High. Stacey also assists her brother Scott Deters from time to time with his art.

You can view and support Stacey by attending her current art show at Joe Sipper’s in downtown Effingham

March Featured Artist Of The Month – Elizabeth Thurston.


March Featured Artist Of The Month – Elizabeth Thurston.


Presenter for March

Our presenter for March will be Whitney Ruger from Flora, Il. She states that she picked up watercolor as a hobby nearly four years ago and fell quickly in love with the medium. Her work ranges from highly-detailed illustrations to loose, modern florals. Whitney occasionally teaches beginner watercolor classes at Fresh Digs in Effingham.

For the presentation she will cover watercolor technique, some of her favorite tips and tricks, and if time permits, she may demonstrate some modern florals. Anyone that would like to follow along should bring watercolors (any pan or tube set will do)—a medium size round brush, she will be using a #10 round. Watercolor paper if you have it. The Canson XL watercolor pads at Walmart are perfect for practice and experimenting.

Children’s Art Show

The Children’s Art Show will start Wednesday, March 14th through Saturday, March 17th at the Library. Please contact Barb & Wally Grant or Stacey Zerrusen if you can help. We will need member’s to man the show during library hours.

EAG’s 24th Annual Fine Arts and Photography Show

The EAG’s 24th Annual Fine Arts and Photography Show will be Friday, April 20th (hanging), Saturday, April 21st will be the reception and award presentation at Brooms Furniture in downtown Effingham. The show will be open to the public on Monday, April 23rd through Friday, April 27th and art pickup and tear down will be on Saturday, April 28th. Our Judge this year will be Mark Hillard, a bio will follow closer to the show. The entry form will be included in this Newsletter. The form as already been put on the EAG Website and the EAG FB Page. There are some on the front table so feel free to take some and share with other artists.

Details of the show:
April 21st – April 27th, 2018
W.S. Broom & Co., • 304 W. Jefferson Ave • Effingham, IL
Entry Deadline: Entry & Fee are due, postmarked, no later than Friday • March 30th, 2018
Delivery Date To Broom’s: Friday • April 20th from 10am to 2:00pm
Critique & Award Presentation: Saturday • April 21st from *6:30pm to 7:00pm
*Artists are encouraged to arrive at 6:00pm
Reception For The Public: Saturday • April 21st from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Show Hours:
CLOSED SUNDAY April 23rd-26th • Open Monday-Thursday 8:30am – 5:00pm
April 27th • Open Friday 8:30am – 6:00pm
Pick Up Art: Saturday • April 28th from 10:00am to 2:00pm. W.S. Broom Closes at 4:00pm

Sullivan Workshops

The Sullivan Art Group will have their 1st of four workshops on Saturday, March 17th at the St. Columcille Church, 516 W. Jackson St. in Sullivan. Member dues of $50. Will includes entrance to all workshops. Dee Siegmund from Mahomet, Il. will present a watercolor workshop from 9A-3P. Supplies to bring include, watercolor paper, #4 and # 8 round brushes , a 1 inch flat brush, pencil and paper towels. The subject will be a landscape (she will have a print to go by) and she suggests the following colors: Raw Umber, Burnt Sienna, Burnt Umber, Vandyke Brown, Cad Yellow, Orange, Indigo, French Ultramarine Blue, and Lemon Yellow. We can bring along a painting your working on also.

Artisan Fair Booth
The EAG will have a booth at the Artisan Fair on Saturday May 5th. This is the groups opportunity to show and sell their art. Jan is providing us with a tent.

Mattoon Art Council’s 1st Art Show
Hopefully some of you are participating in the Mattoon Art Council’s first art show. The show deadline is past but we can view the show on Friday, March 23rd, Saturday, March 24th and Sunday, March 25th.

Effingham Court House Museum Artwork
We were to switch out our artwork at the Effingham Court House Museum on March 1st but most did not make it. They told Jan that they would try to call the artists to get the paintings exchanged. Please make arrangements to switch out your art as soon as possible.

Dr’s Flaig and Malone Show
We don’t have a date for the show at Dr’s Flaig and Malone yet.

Workshops – 4H
Dana Homann with the University of Illinois Extension office in Effingham is looking for artists that would consider hosting workshops throughout the year for 4H groups. Dana May be contacted by calling the U of I Extension Office at 217-347-7773.

FACE Presents
Noel Coward’s hauntingly funny comedy, “Blithe Spirit”

Sara Brinker, Jon Zerkel, Christine Fraser,
Elizabeth Soltwedel, Susan P-Tempel, Zac Skees, Veronica Schraer,
Directed by Les Liss

Theater Only Shows
March 15, 16, 22, 2018
Doors open at 7:00pm–Curtain at 7:30pm
General Admission $15-Students through high school $7
Tickets may be reserved or purchased at the door

Dinner Theater Shows
March 17, 23, 24, 2018
Doors open at 6:00pm–Dinner served at 6:30–Curtain at 7:30pm
Reservations Required for Dinner Shows
Dinner catered by Niemerg’s Steakhouse

Adults $25-Students $17
Tickets may be purchased at: Grandma’s Twice is Nice,
1001 W. Jefferson, Effingham, IL 62401
or by calling our business office @ (217) 342 2458
All shows will be performed in the
Fine Arts Room at the Ron Diehl Center at Hendelmeyer Park.
1906 S. 4th. St. Effingham, IL
Please email any questions to:  info@effinghamface.com or call 217 342 2458 during normal business hours.

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