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October 2017 EAG News

President Notes
It was great seeing everyone at the September Meeting! Seeing all the wonderful art and photography displayed by members showed the varied interests and talent among the group. I would like to see folks continue to bring a photo that they have done or a painting that they would like for the group to critique. One thing I thought about would be the two bringing refreshments for a particular month might bring a piece or two to show and say a few words about.

I encourage all of you to bring a friend or family member with you to the meetings and share the newsletter with friend’s.

We are part of the Fine Arts County of Effingham (F.A.C.E.) and I want to encourage each of you to support them and one way would be to join the group. There are many benefits of being a F.A.C.E. Member which can be seen on their website. Visit www.effinghamface.com for more membership application. I want to thank all of you that have been working so hard to make this 2017-18 year a great one!

Please call me if you would like to know more about helping with present and future EAG projects (217-821-9766).

Sharon Moss and Vicki Stuckemeyer will be providing refreshments at our October 10th meeting, 7 PM. Hope to see you there!

Yearly Theme

Each year we designate a theme to create a piece of artwork to display at our final meeting of the year. Previous themes have included insects, vehicles,
childhood memories, and musical inspiration. We can either repeat a previous theme or come up with something new. Please bring ideas to our October meeting where we will choose a topic.

EAG Grants Receivedscholership2017

Effingham Art Guild receives two grants from the Southeastern Illinois Foundation. The Grant money was from the Bill and Jacquelyn Anderson visual arts fund and the Bill and Jacquelyn Anderson youth fund. The money will be used for a Jacky Anderson Scholarship to be given to a college student studying visual arts and for the yearly Children’s Art Show.


2017 Sullivan Art Club Program
November 11 Stan Squires, Springfield, IL watercolor (date was rescheduled)
December Christmas Party to be announced
Workshops are held at the St. Columcille Catholic Church in the 600 block of West Jackson St. (Hwy. 121), Sullivan, IL 61951
Member dues—$50—-this includes all workshops
All workshops start at 9:00 am and end at 3:00 pm with an hour for lunch.

Please make check to : Sullivan Art Club
Mail to: Sharon Slaughter
P.O. Box 414
Sullivan, IL 61951
(or pay at the door at time of the workshop)

Acrylics with Jan VonBokel – Village Wine Shoppainting_general

Jan VonBokel holds acrylic painting classes every 3rd Tuesday of each month at the Village Wine and Gift Shop at 109 S. Banker St., downtown Effingham. Classes usually have different subject matter such as clouds, waves, landscapes and much more. Class time is 6-8 PM and cost is $35.00 per class. Please pre-register at the Wine Shop or call Jan at 217-690-7066.


Jan Kappes “Perspective”
Jan Kappes is a very talented artist From Arcola, IL. She scheduled to present on Perspective at our October
meeting. She will be explaining one anJan_Kappesd two point perspective and how to detect and plot them. Natural
perspectives will also be discussed.

Jan has spent her life wearing many different hats, but one thing has remained constant. She has always been
an artist, consumed with a desire to illustrate the world around her. She exhibits her work often and finds it well received wherever it
goes. Check out jankappes.wixsite.com/jan-kappes for more information!

Members should bring a sketch pad, pencil, eraser & a ruler. A handout will be provided that members can take home with them.


Helen Matthes Library
Artist of October/November, Stacey Zerrusen
Stacey Zerrusen has spent her entire life on the farm. She has combined her love of farm life with her obsession with color to create a body of work sure to make you smile. From turquoise fields to purple cows, her ability to see vibrant colors in the relaxing country life make her work fun for all ages. Swing by the Helen Matthes Library to see her work! Exhibit opens October 3rd!stacyzerruzen

Dee Siegmund FREE Fall Workshop
An EAG member, Dee Siegmund of Mohomet, will be giving an acrylic workshop on Saturday, November 4th from 1-4 PM. The WS is being offered free of charge to all adults in the community in the kitchen at the Effingham Park District Ron Diehl Center. Please call the park district office @ 217-342-4415 to register for the class. Supplies to bring: Acrylic paints, brushes, suggested 11×14 canvas or board, easel if needed, water container and paper towels. We will
have some paints available if you do not normally paint with acrylics.
Space is limited so early signup is essential.

Joe Sippers’ Fall Showjoe_sippers

All EAG members are invited to participate in a winter art show at Joe Sippers’ in downtown Effingham. Each member may enter 1-2 pieces of reasonable size and any subject. Great time to show off your beautiful winter scenes! Drop off your work at Joe’s on Sunday, November 5th and the show will run through January 7th.

2017-2018 Speakers
September 12, 7 PM:  What does the Art Guild have to offer? We will be discussing some of the many things the Art Guild has to offer, including the History of the Effingham Art Guild. Some of our members will be showing their work and talking briefly about the media they choose to work in.

October 10, 7 PM:  Jan Kappes “Perspective”
Jan is a very talented and award winning multimedia artist from Arcola, IL. Check out jankappes.wixsite.com/jan-kappes for more information!

November 14, 7 PM:  Jan VonBokel “Mixed Media Collage with Acrylics” Jan is a well known, award winning artist that dabbles in a wide range of media.

December 12, 6 PM:  Christmas Party! Entertainment TBD

January 9, 7 PM:  Sam Tucker “Sculpture” Sam Tucker is an award winning artist that works in a variety of different media, from Sculpture to Acrylic.

February 13, 7 PM: TBD

March 13, 7 PM:  Whitney Ruger “Watercolors” Whitney is a local, self taught artist who teaches classes through Fresh Digs. She will be sharing her work, as well as some of her techniques.

April 10, 7 PM:  Stacey Zerrusen “Barn Quilts”
Stacey is a local art teacher and entrepreneur that is in the process of starting a Barn Quilt tour in our area. She will present some of her information regarding the tour and how to go about creating a barn quilt of your own

May 8, 7 PM:  Ham Hampton and Dale Wagoner “Value Study”
These young men will help you explore the depths of adding more value in your artwork. They’ll bring the objects for practice if you want to bring your media of choice!

June12, 6 PM: End of Year Party

We are always open to suggestions for meeting presentations. Please contact one of our officers with any ideas or suggestions. Speakers are subject to change.

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