Solo exhibit by RCAA member in Covered Bridge Art Gallery

2015 CBAA Assocciate Member Show, First Place

2015 CBAA Associate Members Show, First Place, Photography, “I Spy With My Little Eye.”

Photographic works by Sheila Ter Meer of Clay County will be featured in a solo exhibit throughout August in Covered Bridge Art Association’s Gallery at Rockville.

The Brazil native is a member of River City Art Association and Arts Illiana in Terre Haute, and an associate member of Covered Bridge Art Association. She was awarded the opportunity to showcase her photography in the Gallery as Best of Show winner in the July 2014 CBAA Associate Members Show.

Ter Meer is a self-taught photographer; some of her news and feature photos have been published in the Terre Haute Tribune-Star where she has worked in the features/community news department since 1981.

Until January 2013, photography was just a hobby she shared only with family and friends and in Open Class competitions at the Clay County 4-H Fair.

She joined River City and literally got her feet wet photographing the Wabash River at Fairbanks Park in Terre Haute and its tributary Big Raccoon Creek at Bridgeton and Mansfield for entries in RCAA’s 2013 Year of the River art show and the TREES Inc. 2013 Year of the River Photography Competition.

In addition to riverscapes, Ter Meer’s favorite subjects run the gamut: family and pets, old barns and pastoral scenes, wildlife, plant life, sunrises and sunsets, cityscapes, seascapes, statues, landmarks, tourist attractions, and anything that satisfies her penchant for whimsies – anything playful or fanciful, as an artistic creation.

My primary focus is nature and life experiences; I approach all aspects of our daily existence – natural and manmade – with curiosity, excitement and amazement as that of a wide-eyed child experiencing the world around them for the very first time,” she said.

Pareidolia: Breaking the Surface, subtitled Dog Paddling Past Mansfield.

2014 Best of Show: Pareidolia: Breaking the Surface, subtitled Dog Paddling Past Mansfield.

Ter Meer likes to “think outside the frame.” In addition to traditional lustre and glossy photo paper, she presents more contemporary images on metallic and watercolor giclee paper, canvas, wood, aluminum and acrylic. Her first three-dimensional piece was juried into an exhibition in Halcyon Contemporary Art Gallery in Terre Haute before winning Best of Show at the 2014 CBAA Associate Members Show.

Ter Meer also loves to “break all the rules” and create abstract art from traditional images. In May of this year, her photo art on aluminum won the inaugural Roger King Memorial Award and a second place at the Wabash Valley Art Guild Spring Juried Exhibition.

Image printed on watercolor giclee paper

2014 Third Place: “Peach Bandits” on watercolor giclee paper

Ter Meer’s August exhibit in the Covered Bridge Art Gallery will include her Blue Ribbon entry in this year’s Associate Members Show, her Third Place photo in last year’s show, and a collection recently featured in the Arts Illiana Outreach Gallery in Terre Haute Savings Bank.

Her 3D Best of Show entry is not part of the exhibit; she has entered it in the Seventh Annual River City Art Association Juried Exhibition scheduled Aug. 7-19 in First Financial Bank in downtown Terre Haute.

Ter Meer’s abstract photography will be featured in RCAA’s Fall Exhibition in Moench Hall at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.

Most of Ter Meer’s photos and abstract creations are featured on her blog, Sheila T Illustrated, at sheilatphotography.wordpress.com.

Also published July 30 in Terre Haute Tribune-Star

 

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Monty Jones wins People’s Choice award at CBAA Associate Members Show

Peoples Choice: King of the Oak by Monty Jones

Peoples Choice: King of the Oak by Monty Jones

Congrats!! to River City Art Association founding member Monty “Indiana” Jones of Terre Haute. He received a special honor for artwork  he entered in the Covered Bridge Art Association Associate Members Show.

Jones received the People’s Choice Award for his acrylic painting, “King of the Oak” at today’s reception in the Gallery in Rockville.

 

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Spencer Young honored with Paris Bridge Club Choice Award

Ash Cave Waterfall by Spencer Young

Ash Cave Waterfall by Spencer Young

River City Art Association member Spencer Young of Clinton received the Paris Bridge Club Choice Award at today’s opening reception for the Annual Midwest Photography Juried Exhibition in Bicentennial Art Center at Paris, Ill.

Young’s “Ash Cave Waterfall” and winning entries by RCAA vice president Todd Stokes and secretary Sheila Ter Meer are on display through Aug. 28.

 

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Todd Stokes wins First Place at Annual Midwest Photography Show; Sheila Ter Meer, Honorable Mention

Autumn Haze by Todd Stokes

Autumn Haze from the Fall Out of Focus Series by Todd Stokes of Terre Haute, Indiana

River City Art Association vice president Todd Stokes received a First Place and an Honorable Mention for his entries in the 2015 Annual Midwest Photography Juried Exhibition in the Bicentennial Art Center at Paris, Ill.

Caterpillars by Todd Stokes

Caterpillars by Todd Stokes of Terre Haute, Indiana

Judge Jeff Boshart, photographer and retired professor at Eastern Illinois University at Charleston, awarded Stokes top honor in the Adult, Color Division for his photo on canvas, “Autumn Haze.” The Terre Haute artist’s color photo on canvas titled “Caterpillars” received an Honorable Mention ribbon.

Peach Bandits by Sheila K. Ter Meer

Peach Bandits by Sheila K. Ter Meer of Brazil, Indiana

RCAA secretary Sheila Ter Meer of Brazil, Indiana also received an Honorable Mention ribbon for her color photo, “Peach Bandits.”

The opening reception begins at 5 p.m. CDT Friday, July 24.

Boshart will give a talk about the exhibit and hand out awards at about 5:30 p.m.

The exhibition may be viewed through Aug. 28.

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Artwork by Debbie Goodin, Deborah Anderson on display at Swope

"River Blooms" by Debbie Goodin

“River Blooms” by Debbie Goodin

Congrats! to River City Art Association members Debbie Goodin of Terre Haute and Deborah Anderson of Carbon.

Both had artwork chosen by jury process for the 71st Annual Wabash Valley Juried Exhibition at Swope Art Gallery in Terre Haute.

Goodin’s photography on pearl paper titled “River Blooms” and

Order and Chaos by Deborah Anderson

Order and Chaos by Deborah Anderson

Anderson’s Intarsia (inlaid wood) entry titled “Order and Chaos” are among the 55 works in this exhibit on display through Aug. 8.

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Deborah Anderson wins Best of Show, other RCAA members place at CBAA Associate Member show

Best Of Show: Together Through Turmoil, wood inlay by Deborah Anderson

Best Of Show: Together Through Turmoil, wood inlay by Deborah Anderson

Four River City Art Association members have award-winning artwork in the Covered Bridge Art Association Associate Members Show on display this month in The Art Gallery in Rockville, Indiana.

Best of Show went to Deborah Anderson for her wood inlay piece “Together Through Turmoil.” In addition to this Blue Ribbon winner, Anderson’s second wood inlay entry, “All That Jazz,” received an Honorable Mention in the annual show.

King of the Oak, First Place in Painting by Monty Jones

King of the Oak, painting by Monty Jones

Anderson’s work has received numerous awards at competitions throughout the state including last year’s Associate Members show.

RCAA founding member Monty “Indiana” Jones received Blue Ribbon honors for his painting titled “King of the Oak.” Jones also received a Second Place for his painting, “Hawthorn Park Trail.” Jones also was a winner at last year’s show.

Sheila K. Ter Meer’s photo on giclée canvas titled “I Spy With My Little Eye” also took First Place honors. In 2014, Ter Meer won Best of Show.

First Place in Photography: I Spy With My Little Eye, Sheila K. Ter Meer

Photography: I Spy With My Little Eye by Sheila K. Ter Meer

Edith Acton’s fused glass wall art titled “Broken But Whole” received Third Place honors in this year’s show.

A reception to meet this year’s artists is scheduled 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 26 in the The Art Gallery on the courthouse square in Rockville.

Broken But Whole, Edith Acton

Third Place: Broken But Whole, fused glass wall art by Edith Acton

Each year Associate members are invited to submit two pieces of artwork for the annual show. The artwork is featured throughout the month of July. Monetary awards are given and the Best of Show recipient receives a “One Person” show in August of the following year.

Deborah Anderson’s artwork will be featured in August 2016. This August, photography by 2014 Best of Show winner Sheila K. Ter Meer will be featured.

Visit the Covered Bridge Art Association’s website to view more outstanding works of art by the CBAA Associate members. For Associate membership info visit the CBAA website.

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RCAA member Edith Acton among artisans featured at Putnam library

Fused Glass Wall Art by Edith Acton of Terre Haute

Fused Glass Wall Art by Edith Acton of Terre Haute

The Putnam County Public Library at Greencastle will host the Rivers and Roads Artisan Trail Exhibition throughout July.

The Rivers & Roads Artisan Trail is an initiative of the Rural Urban Entrepreneurship Development Institute at Indiana State University. It aims to promote cultural tourism and raise awareness about the talent and availability of locally crafted products.

Artisans from Terre Haute and surrounding areas featured in the Rivers and Roads Artisan Trail Exhibition include Edith Acton, glass; Cheryl A. Harris, illustrator; Susan Teschmacher, Nell Brown and Linda Stalker, painting; Charles and Sue Wagoner, pottery and stoneware; and Judy Ohmit, pottery.

 

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