2020 Holiday Contests

2020 Gateway East Artist
Guild Holiday Contests

2020 Holiday Contests

GEAG would like to thank John Denhouter for taking the time to look at and judge our three Holiday Contests. John sent this statement with his decisions:

Judging this year’s award-winning entries for the GEAC Holiday categories was an honor and pleasure. I was impressed with the variety of subject matter, techniques, and wide range of visual expression amongst the entries. Despite the numerous hardships and difficulties endured by visual artists in the face of COVID this past year, it was heartening to see so many positive and joyous images. I was especially impressed and enjoyed viewing the “Roaring 20’s” Christmas Card Entries as art deco is my favorite design style! In fact, I am so enamored of this period of art and design I live in an art deco style house appointed to the hilt with deco furnishings. 

I wish to thank Linda Rawson for inviting me to be this year’s awards judge and Christy MacMorran for arranging the artwork in such a “user friendly” fashion. Lastly, I want to express my thanks and appreciation to all the artists who entered work into the competition. I certainly needed, and was afforded, an emotional “pick me up” by all the beautiful and colorful work in all the categories. Thank you so much for allowing me to be a part of this year’s holidays competition! 

John DenHouter

Each year, the Gateway East Artist Guild decorates a tree at Our Lady of the Snows Shrine. Our theme this year was The Roaring Twenties. Please enjoy the festive creations of our guild members. Congratulations to the

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Ornament Contest Winners:
1st place - Susan Kunz 2nd place-Linda Rawson 3rd place-Marty Spears

2020 Holiday Card Contest

Each year, at our Holiday Party, the Gateway East Artist Guild members submit their creations for our annual Holiday Card contest. This year, we have submitted them virtually to be judged, alongside our End of Year Art Contest, by John Denhouter.
The winners of the Holiday Card Contest are:
1st place-Karen Romani 2nd place-Peggy Derhake 3rd place-Charlotte Johnson

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2020 Art Contest

The members of Gateway East Artist Guild would like to share with you the best of their current work.

Congratulations to Tatyana Robberts for her Best in Show piece "At the Pond"

Awards of Excellence go to:
Ann Mongiovi ‘Iris”, Christy MacMorran “Under the Tree”, Jennifer Reida “New Mexico Midnight”, Karen Miller “Morning Sunrise”, Lois Holthaus “Be Yourself”, Michael Anderson “Grasses at Water’s Edge”, Nancy Beard “Dino-bird 1”, Ron Vivod “Outsider”, Rosalie Braeutigam “Sea Turtle Ballet”, Susan Rodgers “Navy & Bloom”

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