Letter from the President
So much has changed in the past month and while I am hoping everyone is staying creative during this quarantine, I also hope that you are all safe. COVID19 has definitely wreaked havoc on our Spring Art Shows, but that just means the work displayed will be better than ever with the extra time! Stay secluded, stay safe, and keep that creativity flowing! As of right now, we are going to cancel our April meeting. I will see everyone on May 12, 2020 at the Ron Diehl building.
We will have 2 positions, Secretary and Treasurer, open for the 2020-2022 term. Anyone interested please contact Stacey Zerrusen or Sue Drummond. This is a great way to be involved in decision making within the Art Guild. The positions really are not much work and your assistance would be greatly appreciated.
In this time of seclusion, we recommend you try to plan ahead and use your time to prepare for upcoming events post-quarantine. Members are encouraged to still create three original works of art in card form. These can be saved should we reschedule upcoming shows. Our yearly theme is the elements of earth, wind, water, and fire. As in previous years, members create a piece of work that falls into this theme and bring their work to our end of year meeting in June. Now is a great time to come up with an idea and get started! Another group suggested trying to create daily to lift spirits and do a sort of creative journaling on the current state of our nation. This would be fun to bring to our next meeting to share how the COVID19 epidemic is affecting each of us.12×12 show will be coming up in July. This is a show held at Joe Sipper’s where all work is to be created on a 12”x12” canvas, the subject matter is up to the artist.
March Activity of the Month – Exploring with Watercolors
With an unexpected illness with our previously scheduled speaker, we explored various watercolor techniques and members were allowed to start on their cards intended for the Broom’s Fine Arts Show. Check out some of the beautiful work created.
Broom’s Fine Arts Show – CANCELLED
The Broom’s Fine Arts Show has been canceled due to the recent COVID19 epidemic. We hope to possibly reschedule in the Fall and will keep members posted as new information arises. All entries and donations received have been returned. Thank you to Barb Althoff, Barb Brummer, and Chris Detwiler for working together on this recent change in events.
Children’s Art Show – POSTPONED
The Children’s Art Show being held at the Effingham Public Library has been rescheduled. Depending on the next few weeks, should we cancel, we will notify everyone as soon as possible.
New dates are as follows:
Drop-off of Student Work: Wednesday, May 6
Show Dates/Times: Thursday, May 7, 2020 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Friday, May 8, 2020 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Saturday, May 9, 2020 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Reception: Saturday, May 9, 2020 from 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Awards at 2:30 PM
Artwork will need to be picked up immediately following the reception. Art teachers or artists need to plan accordingly.
(See Update Below 5/2020)
April 2 – 4, 2020
Thursday, April 2: 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Friday, April 3: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday, April 4: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Reception: Saturday, April 4: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Awards announced at 2:30 pm
Hosted by the Suzette Brumleve Memorial Public Library
200 N. Third – Effingham, IL
OPEN TO PRESCHOOL THROUGH 12TH GRADE EFFINGHAM COUNTY RESIDENTS
Entry blanks are available from Art Teachers in area schools, or contact Show Chairperson at the number below.
PUBLIC ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND
Show Chairperson: Barbara Grant
Children’s Art Show – CANCELLED, well sort of
The Children’s Art Show being held at the Effingham Public Library has been canceled in its normal capacity. See the statement below for more information. At a time where innovation and community support are more necessary than ever, local art educators have looked to embrace both in order to give local students an opportunity to show off their creative talents. The Children’s Art Show, normally held during this time, was unfortunately canceled due to the current circumstances. However, working with the EPC, the opportunity for students to once more participate in the show was made available. We are appreciative of those at the Effingham Performance Center for being such huge supporters of the arts and their assistance in showcasing the talent in Effingham county. In early May, the community will have the opportunity to view the young and talented students’ work on the marquee at the EPC from the safety of their cars. We thank all who support the arts and in bringing the community together as we all navigate new and uncharted territory.
Emily Petty (Teutopolis Unit 50)
Stacey Zerrusen (Dieterich Unit 30)
Weston Peno (Effingham Unit 40)
Rita Feldhake (Sacred Heart)