Warm greetings to all current and past EAG members. We will be embarking on our new program year on September 12, 2017 at 7 p.m. at Effingham Park District Ron Diehl Center and want to invite and welcome current members, as well as any past and future members. We would like anyone interested in the Arts to join us for this meeting and feel free to bring a friend. We’ve missed seeing our past members and would love to have you back. Our first meeting will consist of explaining the Art Guild’s functions and activities within the community, and members exhibiting some of their work, and explaining their background with the Art Guild. We will also discuss the variety of mediums represented through our Art Guild. Refreshments will be served.
We have loads of interesting speakers, demonstrations, and workshops lined up for the coming year in addition to our Christmas Party in December. It should be a fun and activity packed year! Please join us!
The Men and Women In Charge
President: Barb Althoff
Vice President: Bonnie Siebert
Treasurer: Ham Hampton
Secretary: Barb Brummer
Hospitality: Rose Sutton
Publicity: Stacey Zerrusen
Historian: Dale Wagoner
Our Officers will be working with a small committee for assistance with yearly
activities. If you’d like to join this committee, please let one of our officers know.
Vandalia Historical Society presents
Wine and Ale with Abe
You are invited to participate as a vendor in this wine and craft beer tasting fundraising event. All of this year’s proceeds will be donated for the window restoration project at the Statehouse. Vandalia was the state capitol from 1819-1839. The Statehouse was the capitol building from 1836-1839. The windows are in desperate need of repair. We are hoping to make this an annual event.
Vendor Fee: $30 (non-refundable)
Yard Space: Approx. 10×10 feet
(217) 821-8064 for more information.
Please contact Stacey Zerrusen at email@example.com
The Statehouse Lawn in Vandalia, IL
September 30, 2017
2017 Sullivan Art Club Program
October 21 Stan Squires, Springfield, IL watercolor
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)
12×12 Show, Joe Sipper’s Cafe
We had a wonderful showing at Joe Sipper’s Café throughout the months of July
and August, and as always were thrilled with the variety of work shown. A huge
thank you to Kevin Schaefer for judging this years’ pieces.
Our winners were as follows:
Megan and Haley Meyers
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: 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!
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: Jan VonBokel “Mixed Media Collage with Acrylics”
Jan is a well known, award winning artist that dabbles in a wide range of media.
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: TBD
June 12,6 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.