Eight River City Art Association members are among the 12 Wabash Valley artists to have award-winning works in the “Celebration of Care” juried art exhibition Nov. 12-21 at Union Hospital in Terre Haute.
Union Health, in collaboration with RCAA, is hosting the exhibition as part of Union Hospital’s 125th anniversary celebration.
Awards were presented Nov. 14 by juror Kathy Gotshall, assistant professor of art therapy at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College. Gotshall selected artwork that best interpret the serene, uplifting and inspirational theme for the exhibition.
First Place honors went to Jo Rich-Vadas of Marshall, Ill., for her painting “Morning Light” and to Debbie Goodin of Terre Haute for her photography entry, “Oconaluftee (By the River)”.
Kyma Drake of Shelburn received First and Second Place in mixed media for her entries “A Longing Fulfilled is a Tree of Life” and “The Fruit of the Righteous is a Tree of Life” respectively.
Second Place in the drawing category went to J. Melanie Cloutier of Terre Haute for her entry, “New Friends.”
Sheila Ter Meer of Brazil, Indiana, received a Second Place ribbon for her photography entry, “Dr. Scully,” a personal tribute to the late Dr. William Scully, a beloved Terre Haute pediatrician and former Chief of Medical and Dental Staff at Union Hospital. Sheila also was awarded a Third Place for her digital art abstraction, “Jazz.”
Third Place honors also went to Donald Turner of Terre Haute for his drawing, “Baptism on the Wabash”; Richard Acton of Terre Haute for his ceramic wall hanging, “Nature”; and Ruthann Brady of Terre Haute for her mixed media piece, “Kinship.”
Nonmembers also winners in the exhibition include Marcia Norman, First and Second Place in ceramics/glass for her entries “Serenity” and “The Cross” respectively; Michaela Gomez, First Place in drawing for “Pelusa”; Mary Mayhew, Second Place in painting, for “Dancing For Joy”; and Laura Mason, Third Place in painting, for “Sympathy.”
Other RCAA artists with works in the exhibition include Edith Acton, Marvetta Bee, Rod Funk, Valerie Funk, Steve Harrold, Monty “Indiana” Jones, Marty Jones, Dian Der Ohanian Phillips, Elise Spaid-Roberts, Todd Stokes, Eugene Thomas and Spencer Young.
Other participating artists include Alila Buchanan, George Pfister and Kari Rajkumar.