Another People’s Choice Award for RCAA’s Deanna Swearingen

People's Choice Award: Forgotten by Deanna Swearingen

People’s Choice Award: Forgotten by Deanna Swearingen of Brazil

Congratulations to River City Art Association member Deanna Swearingen of Brazil, recipient of the People’s Choice Award announced at the close of RCAA’s 8th Annual Juried Exhibition in First Financial Bank in downtown Terre Haute.

Deanna’s photograph titled “Forgotten” received the most votes from patrons viewing the exhibition Aug. 5-26.

This is the second People’s Choice Award for Deanna since joining RCAA. Her “Reflection of Humanity” received the honor at the March 30, 2016, closing reception for the Vigo County Public Library’s Wabash Valley Community Read Artist Exhibition.

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Save the Date: RCAA Bicentennial Exhibition Sept. 2 Reception

Clabber Girl PosterSave the Date: Sept. 2 opening reception 5:30 to 7 p.m.

River City Art Association’s “Indiana Heritage Art Exhibition” is Sept. 1-30 in The Art Gallery in Clabber Girl Museum in Hulman and Co., 900 Wabash Ave. in Terre Haute.

RCAA members will exhibit artwork celebrating Terre Haute and Indiana’s bicentennial year, as well as Indiana State Parks centennial year.

The exhibition is RCAA’s Bicentennial Legacy Project, the last of 3 endorsed by the Indiana Bicentennial Commission.

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Fractal Flames collection by Spencer Young at Rose-Hulman

Fractal Flame titled Holyman by Spencer Young

Fractal Flame titled Holyman by Spencer Young

15 fractal flame images by Spencer Young are now featured in the Math Department at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute. The digital art collection includes “Holyman.”

SAVE THE DATE: Young will attend Rose-Hulman’s Fall Exhibition artists’ reception set for 4:30 to 6:30 Oct. 20 in Moench Hall. His work will remain on display in the Math Department at least through the end of the year.

Young is a resident of Clinton, Indiana, and a member of River City Art Association in Terre Haute. His photography has won several awards at juried competitions in Indiana and Illinois.

According to Wikipedia: “Fractal flames are a member of the iterated function system class[1] of fractals created by Scott Draves in 1992.[2] Draves’ open-source code was later ported into Adobe After Effects graphics software[3] and translated into the Apophysis fractal flame editor.[2]

Fractal flames differ from ordinary iterated function systems in three ways:

  • Nonlinear functions are iterated in addition to affine transforms.
  • Log-density display instead of linear or binary (a form of tone mapping)
  • Color by structure (i.e. by the recursive path taken) instead of monochrome or by density.

The tone mapping and coloring are designed to display as much of the detail of the fractal as possible, which generally results in a more aesthetically pleasing image.”

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Award winning image by RCAA member on Tribune-Star ‘BASH cover

"Heartland Sunrise" by Debbie Goodin of Terre Haute

“Heartland Sunrise,” award winning image by Debbie Goodin of Terre Haute

This image titled “Heartland Sunrise” by River City Art Association member Debbie Goodin of Terre Haute is featured on the Aug. 18, 2016, cover of the Terre Haute Tribune-Star ‘BASH entertainment guide.

A presentation of this award winning image on giclee canvas is featured through Aug. 26 in RCAA’s 8th Annual Juried Exhibition in First Financial Bank in downtown Terre Haute.

Visit Goodin’s website

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RCAA members juried into Indiana Wildlife Artists’ Exhibition

American Crow, oil painting by Judith Lynn Smith

American Crow by Judith Lynn Smith

River City Art Association members Judith Lynn Smith of Waveland, Deborah Anderson of Carbon, and Monty “Indiana” Jones of Terre Haute will be among the award-winning artists whose work will be presented at the 33rd Annual Indiana Wildlife Artists’ Exhibition Aug. 27 through Sept. 29 in Indianapolis.

A reception and awards ceremony will be 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday,  Aug. 27, in the exhibition host venue Second Presbyterian Church, 7700 N. Meridian St.

The Predawn Snowfall, acrylic on Masonite by Monty Jones

The Predawn Snowfall by Monty Jones

The exhibit will include two- and three-dimensional artwork in a variety of media and styles depicting a wide range of wildlife, both flora and fauna.

The exhibit is judged by expert representatives of the Fine Arts and Wildlife Naturalist profession.

Smith’s medium is oil paintings and includes an “American Crow.”

Jones’ acrylic on Masonite features a buck in “The Predawn Snowfall.”

Anderson’s is inlaid wood with acrylic. Her piece is titled “Song Birds.”

Song Birds by Deborah Anderson

Song Birds by Deborah Anderson

This annual exhibit draws from amateur as well as professional wildlife artists, photographers and sculptors in Indiana, as well as attracting artists from across the country.

It is an excellent concentration of artistic talent dedicated to the preservation, understanding and promotion of wildlife and wildlife fine art.

For more information call 317-255-6461.

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Pyrography by RCAA’s Monty Jones places at Indiana State Fair

Luke's Chipmunk by Monty Jones, Second Place at Indiana State Fair

Second Place at Indiana State Fair: Luke’s Chipmunk by Monty Jones of Terre Haute

Through the encouragement of the Circle City Woodcarvers, Monty “Indiana” Jones of Terre Haute entered two examples of his pyrography in the 2016 Indiana State Fair at Indianapolis.

Jones, a founding member of River City Art Association, received a Second Place for his “Luke’s Chipmunk” entry and a Fourth Place for his “Morel Hunter’s Dream.”

Congrats! Monty!

The fair runs through Aug. 21.

Morel Hunter's Dream by Monty Jones, Fourth Place at Indiana State Fair

Fourth Place at Indiana State Fair: Morel Hunter’s Dream by Monty Jones of Terre Haute

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Paris Bridge Club Award goes to RCAA photographer Spencer Young

Upper Cataract Falls by Spencer Young

Upper Cataract Falls by Spencer Young of Clinton

Congratulations to River City Art Association member Spencer Young of Clinton.

His photograph of “Upper Cataract Falls”  received the Paris Bridge Club Award at the annual Midwest Photography Juried Exhibition in the Bicentennial Art Center at 132 S. Central Ave. in Paris, Illinois.

For hours to view this exhibition through Aug. 26, call 217-466-8130.

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