Congratulations to Linda Rawson for her Honorable Mention at the St Louis Watercolor Society’s 20th Annual juried exhibition 2019.
The June membership meeting will take place on June 5th. Michael Anderson will speak with the guild about digital drawing.
Thank you to Edwardsville Arts Center
for another wonderful Best of GEAG show!
And thank you to juror Diana Yost for giving her time and energy in her consideration of our guild members' work.
The award winners from the Best of GEAG show are, from left to right: 1st place - Christina MacMorran, Best of Show - Marty Spears, Award of Merit- Susan Kunz, Award of Merit - Ana Sumner, 3rd Place - Lisa Truttmna, and 2nd Place - Ron Vivod.
(not shown, Award of Merit - Irene Mueller)
A self-taught artist born and raised in the Metro-East, Karen was interested in art from an early age, when her Mom set her down with colors and a coloring book, while her three younger siblings went down for a nap. Life Interrupted, when career transported her the west coast in her early 20’s. But love of creativity never went away, so when she returned to the St. Louis area and started a family at 40, she started taking art classes and workshops.
After experimenting in all mediums, Karen is exploring the expressive use of color in soft pastels and oils. The rich colors all set in an atmosphere of peace, gentleness and beauty. Karen feels that we should be able to surround ourselves with beautiful art in our homes and offices, not just when we visit museums and galleries. She hopes her artwork communicates, joy beauty and serenity.
Karen currently lives on 18 acres with her husband, son, 2 dogs, 3 cats, 15 chickens and one noisy rooster.
Peggy has been selected as a finalist in the Illinois Times – 2018 Capital City Visitor Cover Art Contest. Her piece will be on display in a gallery event and featured in a regular issue of the Illinois Times.
Michael received an Award of Merit for his Drawing, Old Bridge, 2/5/2017. Congratulations, Michael!
Sheila received an Award of Merit for her Woodcut piece, Near the Sea. Congratulations, Sheila!
Kim received an Award of Merit for his Acrylic Ink on plastic piece, Caverns Cavity. Congratulations, Kim!
Karen received a Gary DeRousse Memorial Honorable Mention Award for her watercolor piece, Grazing. Congratulations, Karen!
Susan received a Gary DeRousse Memorial Honorable Mention Award for her Dip Pen and Ink piece, Prickly Pinecone. Congratulations, Susan!