Letter from the President
The weather is warming up and the chaotic Spring months are about to begin. I am so excited about the events we have lined up in the next few months and look forward to viewing all that you have been creating while cooped up with the colder weather. If you have been accepted into a show recently or sold any work, please let me know so I can acknowledge it! Thank you to all that delivered new artwork for the Courthouse in February and brightened up their display. The work looks fantastic and I am so proud of all that we accomplish when we work together. Nancy Anderson and Elizabeth Thurston are providing refreshments for our March 10th meeting. Hope to see you all there, it starts at 7!
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.
HAND PAINTED CARD REQUEST
Last year, the artists within our organization contributed 3 5”x7” hand-painted cards to be raffled off at our Broom’s Art Show. We plan to do this again this year. If you are interested in participating, you can pick up cards for painting at Hobby Lobby or any other craft store. There are a variety of surfaces based on media preference, so we will not provide the cards this year. Each artist is asked to submit 3 original works of art, photography is accepted. I will have a box at the March meeting for anyone interested in purchasing them individually instead of buying an entire box. The plastic sleeves will be provided. Questions can be forwarded to Rose Sutton or Stacey Zerrusen.
We also laid out some Artist Trading cards last year if anyone would like to donate those for viewers to purchase. Cards need to be given to Rose Sutton by April 24th.
Speaker of the Month – Ann Kullberg – Colored Pencil
I saw my first colored pencil drawing at a relative’s home and long story short – I learned a bit about colored pencil, borrowed Bet Borgeson’s The Colored Pencil from the library, bought a set of 24 Prismacolors and plunged in. The minute I started drawing with those pencils, I felt “home”. I loved the control, the rich colors and the ability to build color by layering. I entered my very first drawing into a small county fair and took First Place! I was off and running!
I was accepted to a gallery within a year and in a couple of years was steadily receiving portrait commissions. Then my life changed, thanks to my affiliation with CPSA ( Colored Pencil Society of America), when North Light asked me to write a book, Colored Pencil Portraits Step by Step, published in 1999.
Lots of “fan email” started pouring in from folks who loved the book, including one who asked if I could give online lessons which led to the idea of a colored pencil monthly magazine. I sent emails to the 200+ artists who’d emailed me and soon had 50 subscription checks in my mailbox.
Thus began Ann Kullberg’s COLOR Magazine! (formerly named From My Perspective)
Since 1999, we’ve steadily added products designed to improve your colored pencil art experience – Project Kits, Workshops, Portrait Tools and more. The website and scope have grown in ways I couldn’t imagine all those years ago, but it’s all been lots of fun! As much as I love working with and for colored pencil artists, I couldn’t do it all without some help here in my studio/office near Seattle.
Meet your Broom’s Fine Arts Show Judge, Sarah Capps!
Sarah Capps was born, raised, and educated in Illinois. She became passionate about art at a young age and obtained an MFA from Southern Illinois University in Metalsmithing
Capps spent eight years teaching at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Eastern Kentucky University before returning to Illinois, where she taught a variety of art classes at Rend Lake College for nearly 23 years. Now in Retirement, Capps keeps busy by painting and making jewelry.
Congratulations to Barb Brummer and Deanne Donoho for having their work accepted to Shrode Fine Art and Craft Competition Exhibition at the Mitchell Museum in Mt Vernon. We are so lucky to have your talent in our Art Guild!
Items for Sale or Trade
Left: Easel from Becky Marcussen’s Shop, works great.
Right: Portrait/Fine Weave canvas, some has been used but most remain.
Both items are for sale or trade, make an offer. Please contact Sue Drummond if interested at 217-895-2871.
APRIL 25TH – MAY 2ND, 2020
W. S. Broom & Co.
304 West Jefferson Ave • Effingham, IL 62401
Entry Deadline: Entry & Fee are due, postmarked, no later than Friday • April 3rd, 2020
Delivery Date To Broom’s: Friday • April 24th from 10am to 2:00pm
Critique & Award Presentation: Saturday • April 25th from *6:30pm to 7:00pm
*Artists are encouraged to arrive at 6:00pm
Reception For The Public: Saturday • April 25th from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
CLOSED SUNDAY – April 26th
April 27th – April 30th • Open Monday-Thursday 8:30am – 5:00pm
May 1st • Open Friday 8:30am – 6:00pm
May 2nd • Open Saturday 8:30am – 4:00pm
Pick Up Art: Monday • May 4th from 9:00am to 5:00pm.
To download the form as a PDF – Click the link on the top of this page.
Excited to announce that Deanne Donoho sold her painting “Wisteria and Hummingbirds” and Stacey Zerrusen sold her painting “Millie the Cow” from our display of work at the Effingham Performance Center. It is so wonderful that will live in a community that appreciates its artists!