RCAA members featured in Artist of the Month Gallery at VCPL

May exhibit at Vigo County Public Library, Terre Haute

May exhibit at Vigo County Public Library, Terre Haute

Also published May 14 in the Terre Haute Tribune-Star

A group exhibit by seven River City Art Association members will be showcased throughout May in the Vigo County Public Library at Seventh and Poplar streets in Terre Haute.

May exhibit at Vigo County Public Library, Terre Haute

May exhibit at Vigo County Public Library, Terre Haute

The Artist of the Month Gallery will include artwork by RCAA founding member Monty “Indiana” Jones; president Mike Bender; vice president, Todd Stokes; secretary Sheila K. Ter Meer; and members Della Bender, Jan Skipo and Spencer Young.

RCAA meets at 6 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month in the VCPL. For membership information visit rivercityart.org or call president Mike Bender at 812-251-7724.

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RCAA members place at WVAG Spring Art Show

WVAG Spring Show winners

Monty Jones, Red Ribbon, Painting, and Ruthann Brady, Blue Ribbon, Mixed Media  (left of easel); and Marvetta Bee, Honorable Mention, Photography (on easel)

Full story in May 14, 2015 Terre Haute Tribune-Star print and online edition

Seven River City Art Association members won awards in the Wabash Valley Art Guild 38th Annual Spring Art Exhibition April 30-May 2 in Clabber Girl Museum Art Gallery in Terre Haute.

The winning entries will remain on display in the Clabber Girl Museum and Art Gallery throughout May.

This year’s juror was Cynthia Phillips Salba, assistant professor of art and design at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College.

WVAG winners 2

JoAnne Perigo Fiscus, First Place Drawing (center); Sheila Ter Meer, Honorable Mention and Roger King Memorial Award (Green, Yellow Ribbons), Photography

RCAA founding member Monty Jones took Second Place in the Painting category for his entry “Hawthorn Park Trail.”

JoAnne Perigo Fiscus received a First Place in the Drawing category for her entry titled “Nimble Fingers” as well as an Honorable Mention in the Painting Category for her entry “A Corner of the Garden.”

In the 3-D Category, Deborah Anderson took First Place for her entry “Together Through Turmoil.”

Founding member Ruthann Brady was awarded First Place in the Mixed Media category for her entry “Forest Fusion” and Edith Acton received an Honorable Mention in Mixed Media for her entry “Lovely.”

WVAG winners 3

Sheila Ter Meer, Red Ribbon, Photography; Deborah Anderson, Blue Ribbon, 3-D (center); Ruthann Brady, Mixed Media, Artist’s Choice Award (right)

In the Photography category, Sheila Ter Meer took Second Place for her entry “The Spark” and Marvetta Bee received an Honorable Mention for her entry “Vision Reflected.”

Sheila Ter Meer’s Photography entry “The Scare” received an Honorable Mention and the Roger King Memorial Award.

WVAG winners 4

JoAnne Perigo Fiscus, Painting, Honorable Mention (top, center); Edith Acton, Mixed Media, Honorable Mention (bottom, center)

The Artist’s Choice Award went to Ruthann Brady for her Mixed Media entry “Goddess Within.”

RCAA members Richard Acton, Debbie Goodin, Judith Lynn Smith, Todd Stokes and Jimmie Tabor were among the participating artists.

‘BASH entertainment guide (PDF of May 14 Tribune-Star publication)

Photo Gallery of all winners in the 2015 WVAG Spring Art Show

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Photo Gallery: Wabash Valley Art Guild 38th Annual Spring Art Show

May 2015 exhibit in Clabber Girl Museum and Art Gallery in Terre Haute

Story published May 14, 2015 in Terre Haute Tribune-Star

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RCAA member Debbie Anderson featured artist at Gaslight Art Colony

'BASH Entertainment Guide published April 16, 2015, in Terre Haute Tribune-Star

‘BASH Entertainment Guide published April 16, 2015, in Terre Haute Tribune-Star

News release published April 16, 2015, in Terre Haute Tribune-Star

Wood inlay piece by Debbie Anderson

Example of several award winning wood inlay wall art pieces by Debbie Anderson

Opening reception April 18

Artwork by Debbie Anderson will be showcased April 18 through May 9 in Gaslight Art Colony at 516 Archer Ave. in Marshall, Ill. A reception is scheduled 6 to 9 p.m. CDT Saturday, April 18.

Anderson was raised in Terre Haute and graduated from Indiana State University with a major in physical education and a minor in art. She taught 25 years for the Vigo County School Corp., along with coaching cross country, track and volleyball and sponsoring various after-school clubs.

In 1999 Anderson took lessons from Clay County artist Charles Girton to learn the process of wood inlay. Wood became her favorite medium and for six years she designed art for her home, family and friends.

In 2006 Anderson discovered the world of art shows, exhibitions, wood inlay demonstrations and art speaker opportunities. She has since participated in more than 223 art shows, 16 solo exhibitions and 18 art demonstrations. She retired from teaching in May 2014 and decided to enter the Dayton Ohio Woodworkers National Competition in November. She took home second place in Best of Show overall and received a first and second place in her inlaid wood category.

Even through Anderson is 63 years old she can’t seem to slow down her creative being and will most likely continue to make art until the end of her time.

Contact the gallery through the website at gaslightartcolony.com, on Facebook: Gaslight Art Colony, at gaslightartcolony@gmail.com or by calling 217-808-2115.

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Debbie Goodin takes 3rd Place in TREES Inc. photography contest

Published April 16, 2015, in Terre Haute Tribune-Star

'BASH Entertainment Guide published April 16, 2015, in Terre Haute Tribune-Star

‘BASH Entertainment Guide published April 16, 2015, in Terre Haute Tribune-Star

“Fog’s Sycamore Frame” by RCAA member and Terre Haute photographer Debbie Goodin was awarded Third Place  in the Professional Division of the 2015 TREES Inc. photography contest, “Right Tree, Right Place.” This same image is featured as the header of this blog as well as the RCAA Facebook page.

Debbie also received an Honorable Mention in the same division of the TREES Inc. photography contest for her entry “Life’s Contrast,” which also took Third Place at the recent Halcyon Days 2015 Juried Exhibition.

Both images are on display April 16-30 in the Vigo County Public Library in Terre Haute.

Debbie Goodin with her Third Place entry "Life's Contrast."

Debbie Goodin in March with her Third Place entry “Life’s Contrast” at Halcyon Contemporary Art Gallery. The same image received an Honorable Mention in the 2015 TREES Inc. photography contest, “Right Tree, Right Place.”

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RCAA members among 15 featured artists in Arts Illiana ‘Caffeinate the Arts’ exhibit

Exhibit on display through April

Exhibit on display through April

Arts Illiana Inc. in Terre Haute opened its 2015 Wabash Valley Art Exhibition, “Caffeinate the Arts,” March 27 featuring 15 Wabash Valley artists in Tater & Joe’s Café at 423 Wabash Ave.

RCAA members include Monty Jones, Judith Lynn Smith, Marvetta Bee, Mike Swagerle, Spencer Young, JoAnne Fiscus, Edith Acton and Sheila K. Ter Meer.

Other artists include David Erickson, Michael Elmore, Catherine Knight, Melanie Martinez, Zann Carter, Trevor Bridgewater and Clayton Kelley.

Since Arts Illiana is without available gallery space during building reconstruction, it  partnered with Tater & Joe’s Café to offer a public downtown setting for Wabash Valley artists to display their work.

The exhibit is on display through April.

For more information visit artsilliana.com/salesgallery, call 812-235-5007 or email info@artsilliana.org.

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Spencer Young featured in Rose-Hulman spring exhibition

Computer-assisted drawings by River City Art Association member Spencer Young are featured in the spring art exhibition at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.

Cad drawing by Spencer Young

Cad drawing by Spencer Young

Young’s exhibit “Computer Assisted Whimsy” showcases how he creates 3D objects and pictures in a 2D format through wiremesh and shaded solid designs. This artistic concept came from his career as a geologist for coal mines, where he used computer-assisted drawing software to create maps.

His artwork will be on display through May 30.

Read full story in March 26 Terre Haute Tribune-Star

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