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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RCAA member Debbie Goodin takes 3rd Place at Halcyon Days 2015

Congrats to photographer Debbie Goodin of Terre Haute for taking Third Place at the March 20 reception for the Halcyon Days 2015 Juried Exhibition in Halcyon Contemporary Art Gallery in Terre Haute.

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

Debbie Goodin with her Third Place entry “Life’s Contrast.”

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RCAA artists featured in ‘Halcyon Days’ juried exhibition

“Halcyon Days 2015,” a regional juried exhibition in Halcyon Art Gallery in downtown Terre Haute, continues through Saturday, March 28, with a reception to meet the artists from 7 to 9 p.m. March 20.

Featured artists include RCAA members Edith Acton, Debbie Anderson, Mike Bender, Debbie Goodin, Judith Lynn Smith, Marvetta Bee, Sheila Ter Meer and Todd Stokes.

Full story published March 19, 2015 in Terre Haute Tribune-Star online edition and in the March 26 print edition

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Anderson, Goodin, Stokes invited to ‘An Evening of Art and Wine’

Debbie Anderson of Carbon is a retired physical education teacher, and has competed in triathlons in the past. She has a minor in art and plans to spend more time with her passion, inlaid wood. She has been creating intarsia art pieces since 2000. She competes in art exhibitions in the tri-state area.

Debbie Anderson of Carbon is a retired physical education teacher, and has competed in triathlons in the past. She has a minor in art and plans to spend more time with her passion, inlaid wood. She has been creating intarsia art pieces since 2000. She competes in art exhibitions in the tri-state area.

RCAA members Deborah Anderson, Debbie Goodin and Todd Stokes are among 10 artists to be featured at the Terre Haute Women’s Club annual Shoe Bus Fundraiser, “An Evening of Art and Wine” scheduled 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. April 18 in ISU Hulman Center.

"Freedom," 3D Etched Glass, Wood and Rock Sculpture by Todd Stokes

“Freedom,” 3D Etched Glass, Wood and Rock Sculpture by Todd Stokesto be featured at the Terre Haute Women’s Club annual Shoe Bus Fundraiser, “An Evening of Art and Wine” on April 18, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. in ISU Hulman Center.

A percentage of each piece of art sold will benefit the club’s “Shoe Bus” project. Patrons will have an opportunity to talk with each artist, and specific pieces of art can be commissioned.

Tickets for “An Evening of Art and Wine” may be purchased from any club member for $45, by visiting the group’s website terrehautewomensclub.com, or by calling 812-232-3412, ext 4.

For more information on the club and the event, see the March 15, 2015, Terre Haute Tribune-Star Valley Viewer Cover Story

Deborah Anderson is well known for her Intarsia artwork. Her wood inlay designs been featured in galleries throughout the state and have won numerous best of show, first place and people’s choice awards in local, regional and statewide competitions. The recently retired Vigo County teacher also designs doors, murals, portraits and abstract pieces.

"Oconaluftee (By the River) was created on a beautiful Spring day on the banks of the Oconaluftee River in the Smoky Mountains!  When I look at this picture I remember the sound of the running water, the mist all around as the water from the spring melt and rains moved downstream!  I remember finding just the right spot to include the amazing tree root and boulders in the foreground!  It was such a peaceful moment, one I wanted to capture and share with you!"

“Oconaluftee (By the River) created by Debbie Goodin on a Spring day on the banks of the Oconaluftee River in the Smoky Mountains.

Debbie Goodin is a professional photographer whose interests lie in nature and architectural photography in our natural world. As a native of Terre Haute, Goodin has enjoyed spending time outdoors capturing Mother Nature’s amazing beauty in a photograph. She has worked on local and out-of-state projects for commercial clients. Recently, she made her long time dream a reality by opening her own business, Sarenity Photo.

Todd Stokes enjoys creating two- and three-dimensional etched glass art incorporating basic geometric shapes as key elements of his design. Stokes grew up in Terre Haute and received a BA degree in fine arts from Indiana State University. He also finds an expressive outlet in photography. He continues to explore three-dimensional works, combining hand-cut glass with unique etched design work.

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