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EAG June 2019 News

President Notes May 2019
The April meeting was well attended with 21 members & one guest. The meeting activity was painting on mini canvases. Examples of mini paintings & small paintings were provided by members Elizabeth Thursten & Annabelle Miles Black. Member Nancy Anderson brought in glass projects she had made with her grandchildren.

Thanks to Mary Haag & Barb Brummer for providing the refreshments. Robert Lumpp & Elizabeth Thurston will be
bringing the refreshments to the May 14th meeting. The monthly raffle was won by Mary Hagg. I want to thank everyone of you that helped make this year’s Children’s Show & our 25th Annual Show at Broom’s Furniture great!

Chris Roberts will be our presenter for our May 14th meeting. Chris is a watercolorist from Salem, Il. His story is as follows:
“I guess it all started when my wife got a book “Painting Greeting Cards With Watercolors” by Jacquellyn Penny. She wanted me to do the lessons with her but I wasn’t interested…I was a technical person. She finally convinced me to do a couple of the exercises and to my surprise I enjoyed it. Awhile later I was out of work and I saw a show on PBS called “Painting On Location with Bob Fagan”. The 30 minute shows were part location painting and part travel log. I really was attracted to watercolor painting and especially painting on location. Bob Fagan appeared in three thirteen part “Painting on Location” series…”West Michigan”, “The Lighthouses of Michigan”, and “Sanibel/Captivia”. I attended two of Bob’s workshops in Habor Springs, MI. That was 20 years ago and I have been addicted to watercolor painting ever since”. Your can see art by Chris Roberts at: chrisrobertsart.net or Chris Roberts at Fine Art America.

25th Annual Fine Arts & Photography Show Results
Professional Category
Best of Show • Jan VonBokel “Day of the Dragon” W/C
Artists Choice • Elizabeth Thursten “Fresh New Day” Oil/Acrylic
1st Place • John B. Gabb “Harvest Time” Oil
2nd Place • Lynn Louise Reznick “Park Currents” W/C
3rd Place • Jan Kappes “Rural Free Delivery” Ink on Paper


Barbara Brummer “Fishin’ Buddies #2” Oil
John B. Gabb “Hills of Rome” Oil
Lynn Louise Reznick “Textures” W/C
Deanne Donoho “Blue Hydrangeas” Oil

Amateur Category
1st Place • Sue Drummond “ Amber” Colored Pencil
2nd Place • James C. Graham, DPM “Urban Terrain” Oil
3rd Place • Annabelle Miles Black “Pastel Porker” Oil/Acrylic


Paula Boll “Thanksgiving” W/C
Carolyn Lambert “My Backyard” Pastel
Natatlie Perry “Mixing 1 Million Mid Mornings” Photo
Sue Drummond “Daddy’s Girl” Mixed Media

MEMBER SPOTLIGHTS from other area shows:
OLNEY ARTS COUNCIL–April 9th-12th:
Barb Brummer was awarded:
1st Place “Lovely Bunch of Coconuts” Pastel
2nd Place “White Peony” W/C
2nd Place “Fishin’ Buddies #2” Oil
Bob Ritz was awarded a Merit for his “Let there Be Spring” Acrylic

SHELBY COUNTY ART SHOW–April 13th & 14th
Barb Althoff was awarded an Advanced Amateur Merit for her “A Stroll in the Rain”
Barb Brummer was awarded:
3rd Place “Door Co. Wisconsin” Oil
2nd Place “Untitled” W/C
SBL Evergreen Clinic/Dr. Kevin Malone and Dr. James Flaig:
ART DELIVERY will be May 22nd from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM

Effingham Artisan Fair 2019

SBL Bonutti Clinic:
RECEPTION: JUNE 19th–7:00-9:00 PM (Artists should arrive by 6:30)
ART DELIVERY will be June 5th & 6th 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM EACH DAY (Artists may enter up to 10 pieces of art)


EAG Information

We would like to thank all the members and art teachers that helped to make the 2019 Children’s Art show a success. We had over 400 pieces of artwork displayed by over 300 students. The library is a wonderful place to have the Children’s show. We had a successful reception and awards ceremony.

The RAFFLE WINNERS from the 25th Annual Fine Art & Photography Show at Broom’s Furniture were:
Deb Powers
Connie Aird
Natalie Perry

Effingham Artisan Fair 2019 – 2nd image

Each won a set of 13 cards done by various guild members. Congratulations Deb, Connie & Natalie!
The EAG wants to say a big Thank You to Jamie & Dennis Miller & their staff at Broom’s Furniture for their help and kindness in making this year’s show great!



14th Annual Artisan Fair

The sun didn’t shine but the rain did stop for the 14th Annual Artisan Fair May 3rd & 4th. The EAG booth was again full of beautiful art done by participating guild members!




25th Annual Fine Arts & Photography Show Picture Gallery

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