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September 2018 EAG Newsletter

President Notes September 2018

Hope to see everyone at the next meeting on Tuesday, September 11th at 7PM in the art room @ the Ron Diehl Center.
Please remember to invite anyone you know that would like to come & learn more about the EAG.
We will have our brochures & flyers @ the meeting.
September is our membership drive month and our yearly dues of $25.00 will need to be submitted to our new treasurer, Chris Detwiler, @ the September 11th meeting.
We have a good lineup of programs started for the new year.
• September: September: Movie and popcorn night! We will show Vincent Van Gogh–A New Way of Seeing
From The Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam
• October: Yarn spinning by Val Gaddis from Shelbyville
• November: Jan VonBokel will present – subject to be announced
• December: Annual Potluck & hope to have the FACE Players perform their play for us.
• January: Hand crafted Jewerly in copper, stone & silver by Brad & Josie Shamhart(Country Gem Shop)
• February, March, April & May are open for volunteers or suggestions.
• June: Year End Potluck


2018 Art Show 12 x 12 Winners

1st Place:  Lynn Reznick  “Railroad Crossing “

2nd Place:  Kelly Jean  “Hunter Green”

3rd Place:  Deanne Donoho  “Summer Breeze”


Merit award winners: Whitney Ruger and Colleen Gartner


Effingham Art Guild Reception – 06/20/18

This year 26 artists submitted 99 pieces of art. We now have 115 pieces displayed throughout the clinic. To date, we have purchased 20 paintings over the past 18 years which are permanently displayed throughout our clinic. This year the Clinic is purchasing “Close of Day” by Barb Brummer. It is displayed in front lobby. Also,
Dr. Bonutti and Bonutti Research have purchased Lake Sara Reflection by John Gabb. This will remain in the clinic for all to enjoy. It is located by the Nursing Station.

John Gabb received Best Of Show for his painting “Along The Ganges River”. (No Picture Available)

We had 8 Categories This Year which our employees voted on.
Best In Category For:
Abstracts – “Sub Sonic” by Samuel Tucker
Animals – “Cat” by Jan Clair Mason
Floral – “Dahlia” by Eydie Carruthers
People / Portraits – “Alan” by John Gabb
Photography – “Umbrellas In The Park” by Wallace Grant
Rural Life / Structures – “From Dusk Till Dawn” by Bob Ritz
Still Life – “Snacks And More” by Carolyn Lambert
Waterscapes – “Crashing Waves” by Sharon Moss
Honorable Mention – “To Kill Ya Sunshine” by James Graham
Honorable Mention – “Minnie’s Door” by Lynn Reznick
Third Place – “Smokey Roads” by Stacey Zerrusen
Second Place – “Car In Barn” by Thomas Broadfoot
First Place – “Dancing Of Intuitive” by Jan VonBokel
Best Overall – “Along The Ganges River” by John Gabb


Back in December we lost a dear friend and great artist. Sandra Lautrup always lit up a room whether she was there or one of her paintings were hanging on the wall. She will be greatly missed. We would like to present the Effingham Art Guild Association with a donation in her memory. Her daughter, Lorin and Barb Althoff, the
president of the Art Guild came forward and received the donation.


The show date at Dr’s Flaig & Malone has not been decided but the office manager will notify me as soon as it is. If anyone is needing a painting you may pick it up.
Jan VonBokel is available on Thursday’s for in home painting sessions in or around Effingham. Please contact her at 217-690-7066 for more information.
We have no scheduled artist of the month so I want to encourage all of you to bring a piece of your work to share with us.
We will continue with the monthly $1.00 raffle as last year.
One More Award:
Deanne Donoho took 3rd Place at the “Sunsational” Art Show at Hartley Art Gallery in Herrin, IL

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