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November 2018 EAG News

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.

Artist Of The Month

Photographer Wally Grant was our Artist of the Month. Thanks Wally for sharing your photography history and bringing in some of your work!

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
April— OPEN
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: althoff.johnbarb@yahoo.com

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”.

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