President Notes October 2019
Hello Fall! While our weather may not get us in the Fall spirit, I’m hoping that will change soon and carry us into the season of pumpkin spice, sweatshirts and campfires. We kicked off our 2019-2020 season in August with a wonderful turnout of members and several new faces. As always, we welcome you to bring a friend. Both artists and art enthusiasts are welcome! Our October speaker is sure to show you a new side to the art world with her delicious cookie creations that are true works of art!
Our October meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at 7 PM at the Hendelmeyer Rec Center in the Fine Arts room. We hope to see you there!
Please be thinking about a possible theme for this years artwork. We will be voting at our October meeting.
Liz Wernsing, with CookiesToGo, will be sharing her sugar cookie creations. Liz has a wonderful ability to think outside the cookie cutter when creating her edible works of art. She can be found most Saturdays at the Effingham Farmers Market selling her creations.
Nancy Guilliams and Barb Althoff will be providing refreshments at our October meeting.
Artists are encouraged to begin preparing works for a swap out at the Effingham Performance Center. Up to three pieces per person, photography is welcome. In order to make the display more fluid, we would like all work to be dropped off on October 14, 15, and 16 anytime between 10 AM and 4 PM. Artists should pick up their old artwork when dropping off new. Please speak with Rick Jorn or Kim Jansen when dropping off work. All pieces should be wired for hanging and labeled with your name, artwork title, media and price. In addition, a form with the same information should be left with the artwork. We would like larger pieces if possible. Jan Vonbokel and Barb Brummer will be working to hang the artwork on Thursday, October 17. We will discuss more details at our October meeting. Any members available to assist in the hanging of the artwork, please contact Barb Brummer at (618) 238-4497.
Our September meeting brought us an oil painter that specializes in photorealistic portraits. Jackie Tice shared a few of her pieces as well as numerous technique and material suggestions. We hope to have a workshop scheduled soon to further explore in oil paints with Jackie.
In order for both new and returning members to plan for upcoming shows, please find a list of our current displays and approximate months the display is changed. We are hoping this will help with planning throughout the year for our artists.
Effingham Performance Center – October
Effingham County Courthouse – Artwork changed in Fall and Spring
EAG Children’s Art Show – March/April
Broom’s Fine Arts Show – April
Heartland Human Services – April
Artisan Fair – early May
Malone and Flaig Clinic – May
Bonutti Clinic – June
Joe Sipper’s 12×12 display – July
Presidents Notes – September 2019
Hope everyone had a fun and creative summer and is ready for a new and exciting year spent with the Effingham Art Guild. We have a wide variety of speakers for our meetings this year, including artists that work in oil, watercolor, and photography. If you know of someone that may be interested in presenting, please contact Sue Drummond and she will let you know our open months. We hope to see you at our September meeting on Tuesday, September 10th at 7 PM and encourage you to bring a guest or friend so they can see what our Guild is all about.
Our current officers are Stacey Zerrusen: President, Sue Drummond: Vice President, Chris Detweiler: Treasurer and Paula Boll, Sharon Moss, and Carolyn Lambert will be working together to cover the position of Secretary. Rose Sutton and Stacey Zerrusen will be providing refreshments for the September meeting. A signup sheet will be passed around at that meeting to sign up to bring refreshments.
Joe Sippers July Show Winners
Congratulations to the following winners of the 12×12 show held at Joe Sippers during the month of July. Paula Launey with Highland Longhaired Cow, Kelly Jean with An Apple a Day, Samuel Tucker with Zappa, Lynn Reznick with Country Road and Cloud, Rose Sutton with Cone Flowers and an Honorable Mention went to Jan Clair Mason with Judah.
A special thank you to Madison Hagan, graphic designer from Nashville, Tennessee for judging our show and all our artists for submitting pieces for our largest 12×12 display thus far.
Our speaker for the month of September will be Jackie Tice, an oil painter from Gibson City. She will be sharing her techniques to create artwork which she describes as ‘the illusion of reality.’ I think you will be enticed by her play on light and shadows in her pieces. Follow our newsletter for a possible workshop later in the year. (If you want to add images, you can find her work on https://www.jackieticestudios.com/)
he Effingham Performance center would like to see artwork switched out as soon as possible. Please stop by during their regular business hours to pick up old work and hang new work.
The FACE production is looking for some assistance in painting backdrop of a Saloon for an upcoming production. If you are interested, please contact myself or Les Liss for more details. The backdrop would need to be completed in time for their show in October. FACE has always been a wonderful supporter of our shows and we would love to assist them in theirs.
President Notes June 2019
The Tuesday, June 11th meeting will be the last meeting for the 2018-19 year. We will once again end the year with a Potluck beginning at 6:00 PM with members bringing a dish. Last fall members chose our yearly group theme to be “Flowers” so participating members will showcase their version of the “Flower” theme. We will be in the kitchen. Entrance is in the back of the Park District Ron Diehl Center.
I was under the weather for the May 14th meeting but have heard raving reviews about our presenter, Watercolorist Chris Roberts! 22 members were entertained by Chris while he talked and completed a beautiful landscape in under 1 1/2 hours! The EAG members certainly appreciate Chris and his wife Vicki for taking time to travel to Effingham from Salem and share his talent with us!
Also, we want to thank Elizabeth Thursten & Robert Lumpp for providing refreshments for the group. I want to thank Stacey Zerrusen and Barb Brummer for filling in for me and thanks to Robert Lumpp for introducing his friend Chris to our members.
The EAG wishes to extend their sympathy to the family of Lora Hunter who passed on May 16th. Lora was a long time guild member.
Also, thank you Dale Wagoner for taking the following pictures during the presentation.
2019 Jackie Anderson Scholarship Recipient
Callie McMahon was selected to receive the 2019 Jackie Anderson Scholarship of $1000. Callie is the daughter of Toby and Christine McMahon of Teutopolis. She will be attending Lakeland College in the fall. Pictured below left to right is Carolyn Lambert, Effingham Art Guild Scholarship Chairperson, Callie and her parents, Toby and Christine McMahon. Congratulations Callie!
Upcoming Events & Thank Yous
Hopefully everyone was able to deliver their art to the SBL Bonutti Clinic and making plans to attend the reception on June 19th.The reception and award ceremony, hosted by the SBL Bonutti Clinic, is from 7:00 to 9:00 PM (Artists should arrive by 6:30). The EAG appreciates the opportunity to display their art and wish to think all the Doctors and staff at the SBL Bonutti Clinic for their hospitality and hard work they put into the art show each year.
The reception for the 12×12 Show at Joe Sippers Cafe will be Wednesday, July 10th at 6 PM.
Drop off is Monday, June 24th between 6 AM & 7 PM at 114 S. 4th St. in Effingham.
The paintings will be on display all of July.
Entry fee is $15 for as many 12×12’s as you want to enter.
Mail your fee by June 24th to:
8588 Dunbar Rd
Argentines, IL. 62501
The EAG wishes to thank the SBL Evergreen Clinic, Dr’s Malone and Flaig, and the staff for displaying our art and for inviting us to your opening reception May 30th.
‘Til Beth Do Us Part’