RCAA group show Oct. 15 during Sinfonietta concert at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College

RCAA at Sinfonietta 2016

The Terre Haute Sinfonietta Pops Orchestra will begin its 2017-18 concert season on Oct. 15 with “Saturday Night and Sunday Morning” and another exhibit by River City Art Association at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College.

This is the second season for RCAA artists to exhibit their works from noon until 4:30 p.m. in the lobby of the Cecilian Auditorium in the Conservatory of Music. Their exhibit will include a variety of art forms including mixed media, pastels, oils and photography. Some of the exhibiting artists will be on hand to discuss their works, some available for purchase.

The concert begins at 2 p.m.

“Saturday Night and Sunday Morning” will musically describe the gaiety and even the rowdiness of a Saturday night on the town followed by the serenity and reflection of a Sunday morning.

Admission to the concert is $10 for adults, $5 for students, and children under age 10 are admitted free. Tickets will be available at the door; there will be no reserved seats.

There is no cost to attend the art exhibit in the lobby.

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RCAA artists honored at Paris Art Center Fall Show Juried Exhibition

Third Place, Drawing, RCAA 9th Annual Juried Exhibition, 2017: Trotter Tangle by Eloise Lovell

Congratulations to River City Art Association members Eloise Lovell of Rosedale, Ind., and Eugene Thomas of Fairview Park, Ind., for their winning entries in the Annual Fall Show Juried Exhibition in the Bicentennial Art Center and Museum at Paris, Illinois.

Eugene Thomas

An opening reception is set for 5 to 6:30 p.m. CDT Friday, Oct. 13, in the Paris Art Center at 132 S. Central Ave.

Judge Shane Lutzk chose Eugene’s oil painting, “Bowling Green East,” for one of the five monetary Merit Awards.

Eloise received an Honorable Mention ribbon for her pencil drawing, “Trotter Tangle,” artwork that also received a Third Place in RCAA’s 9th Annual Juried Exhibition in August.

The judge will attend the reception to briefly critique the exhibit and hand out the awards.

The exhibition runs through November 10.

For more details or viewing hours, contact Susan A. Stafford, director at the Paris Art Center, at 217-466-8130.

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Call for Artists: Union Health-RCAA ‘Celebration of Care’ juried exhibition

Union Health
River City Art Association
“Celebration of Care”
Call For Artists – Nov. 1 deadline

Union Health and River City Art Association invite Wabash Valley artists to enter a juried exhibition in celebration of Union Hospital’s 125th anniversary.

Indiana and Illinois artists age 18 and older are encouraged to submit artwork that is serene, uplifting, inspirational or any theme that exemplifies the hospital’s role in providing compassionate care and continued education in health and wellness.

The “Celebration of Care” exhibition opens Nov. 12 in the lower level of the hospital’s atrium. An artists’ reception and awards ceremony are set for 5:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14. Artwork will remain on display through Nov. 21.

First-, second- and third-place prizes will be awarded in five categories. Drawing includes ink, pencil and pastel; painting includes watercolor, oil and acrylic; photography includes digital art; mixed media includes wood, metal and fabric/threads; and ceramics and shattered/fused/etched glass make up the fifth category.

Kathy Gotshall

Juror Kathy Gotshall, assistant professor of art therapy at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, will select winners in each category. Best of Show will be determined by votes from Union Health employees viewing the exhibition.

All two-dimensional artwork must be entirely original and suitably framed/mounted and wired for hanging. Gallery-wrapped canvas paintings or photographs will be accepted. Three-dimensional works will not be accepted as well as 2-D with “sawtooth hangers” and “clip frames.”

Union Hospital and RCAA reserve the right to reject work that is not suitable subject matter for public display.

Entry fees are $10 for the first entry and $5 each for an optional second and third entry. The entry fee must accompany an entry form and is nonrefundable.


Entry Form

Entry forms and the Call for Entries prospectus are available at the links above and at The Golden Frame at 509 E. Voorhees St. The entry form can be mailed to RCAA, P.O. Box 3605, Terre Haute, IN 47803; or dropped off at The Golden Frame. Forms must be received by Nov. 1.

Artists are to deliver entries between noon and 4 p.m. Nov. 8 or Nov. 9 to the lower level lobby area of the hospital’s atrium, and bring easels to display their art. Tags matching entry form information must be attached to the back of each entry.

Artwork can be picked up from noon to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 22.

For more information contact RCAA vice president Todd Stokes at 812-232-0048 or TheGoldenFrame53@gmail.com.

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RCAA group show in October at Sullivan Area Art Guild Gallery

RCAA group show at Sullivan Area Art Guild Gallery Oct. 5-29

Sullivan Area Art Guild Gallery, at 16 S. Court St. in Sullivan, Indiana, welcomes River City Art Association as its guest artists Oct. 5 through 29.

Todd Stokes 9-23-2017 Art in the Park, Deming Park, Terre Haute

An opening reception is set for 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8, with a program at 2:30 by RCAA vice president Todd Stokes.

Stokes will talk about the glass etching process he uses in his 2D and 3D artwork.

Other featured artists include Edith and Richard Acton, Rod and Valerie Funk, David Gill, Steve Harrold, Monty “Indiana” Jones, Dian Der Ohanian Phillips, Pria Rahmouni, Elise Spaid-Roberts, Sheila Ter Meer, Donald Turner and Spencer Young.

RCAA at Sullivan Area Art Guild Oct. 5-29

A closing reception is scheduled 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29, with a program at 2:30 by another RCAA artist.

Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays and 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays.

For more details, call Sharon Hawk, at 812-243-1039.


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Eugene Thomas RCAA’s October artist of the month at Vigo library

Eugene Thomas with The Anna Kristina

Oil paintings by Eugene Thomas of Fairview Park will be featured in River City Art Association’s October Artist of the Month gallery space in the Vigo County Public Library in Terre Haute.

The Vermillion County artist’s display will include “The Anna Kristina,” which took First Place and Best of Show in the Covered Bridge Art Association Associate Members Show featured in July in the CBAA Art Gallery at Rockville.

Thomas’ artwork in the library will be featured in November in RCAA’s outreach gallery in Harrison College.

Eugene Thomas VCPL

Membership in RCAA is open to any Indiana or Illinois artist age 18 and older. Meetings are at 6 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month in the Vigo County Public Library at Seventh and Poplar streets. For more details, call RCAA vice president Todd Stokes at 812-232-0048 or visit RiverCityArt.org.

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Solo exhibit in October by RCAA member and Sarenity Photo artist Debbie Goodin

“Mountain Layered” by Debbie Goodin

Debbie Goodin, River City Art Association member and owner of Sarenity Photo, will have a solo exhibit in The Gallery at Clabber Girl Museum in Terre Haute.

Her display, “Patterns and Abstractions in Landscape and Nature,” can be viewed October 3-30 during regular business hours.

“I will be inside the gallery on October 6th from 5:30-8:30 p.m. during the First Friday Chef’s Night Event at the Clabber Girl Bake Shop,” said Goodin in an open invitation post on her Sarenity Photo Facebook page. “Plan to stop by and enjoy food from the menu at the Bake Shop, visit with me and view my exhibit. I am looking forward to seeing you there!”

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Huge honor for RCAA’s Donald Turner

Congrats to Donald Turner of Terre Haute

River City Art Association would like to congratulate Donald Turner of Terre Haute. He is among the honorees to be feted Sept. 21 at the 8th Annual Human Rights Awards Banquet in Hulman Memorial Student Union on the Indiana State University campus.

In addition to being well known as an exceptionally talented artist, Mr. Turner is now being recognized for his contributions to his community by the City of Terre Haute Human Relations Commission.

Bravo! Mr. Turner!

Donald Turner is well known in Vigo County after teaching art in public schools and college, and working in the community. After many years of teaching art, he retired in 2008, and started his own art business as an illustrator. His company, Turner Graphique Designs, has done work for several well-known companies in Terre Haute and the surrounding area, including Clabber Girl, Willams Randall Marketing and Communications, and the Kiwanis Club of Terre Haute.

In addition to the art business, Turner is active in the Vigo County Retired Teachers’ Association, Kiwanis Club of Terre Haute, and River City Art Association, where he has served as president and vice president.

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