RCAA’s Christmas in the Park shelter design in Deming Park

RCAA 2017 Shelter Design

Stop by the River City Art Association’s shelter display during Christmas in the Park at Deming Park in Terre Haute.

Winners will be selected Monday (Dec. 11) night.

Thanks to member J. Melanie Cloutier, for coming up with our theme title – May the Spirit of the Season Reflect in Our Giving. She also created the centerpiece for the display.

Thanks also goes to RCAA vice president Todd Stokes, Joe Cloutier, Monty Jones, Edith and Richard Acton, and all others who helped to set up the display.

Stop by to view it all lit up in the dark to experience the full effect.

Most shelter displays will be up through the end  of the year.

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Union Health, RCAA ‘Celebration of Care’ exhibition winners featured in Tribune-Star’s Valley Viewer

Union Health/RCAA “Celebration of Care” juried exhibition winners

Thirteen artists received honors in this exhibition celebrating the 125th anniversary of Union Hospital in Terre Haute.

Mary Mayhew, Second Place, and Richard Action, Third Place, were unable to attend the awards ceremony on Nov. 14 at Union Hospital.

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RCAA member JoAnne Perigo Fiscus shares Santa art in Clabber Girl exhibit

Santa artwork by JoAnne Perigo Fiscus

Santa flying over the Collett Park Pavilion in Terre Haute is just one of many Santa-themed works of art created this year by River City Art Association member JoAnne Perigo Fiscus.

JoAnne’s talent is showcased in The Gallery at Clabber Girl Museum, Hulman & Company, 900 Wabash Ave. in Terre Haute.

Visit JoAnne and her exhibit during the Clabber Girl Country Christmas event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today, Dec. 9.

The artwork can be viewed through the first week in January.

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RCAA’s Monty “Indiana” Jones featured in library exhibit, Tribune-Star entertainment guide

First Place, 2017 Indiana Wildlife Artists Inc. exhibition: “Outfoxing the Hounds”

Wildlife art by Monty “Indiana” Jones will be featured throughout December in River City Art Association’s Artist of the Month gallery space in the Vigo County Public Library in Terre Haute, Indiana.

Jones’ exhibit will include works he created over the last few years for the Indiana Wildlife Artists Inc.’s juried exhibitions and for Bass Unlimited.

“I want to thank Wil Newlin of Bass Unlimited for letting me show my original acrylic paintings that they purchased to make framed and unframed copies to use as fundraisers for their nonprofit organization,” Jones said. “They do a lot of great things for sport fishing everywhere.”

Read more in Terre Haute Tribune-Star

Jones’ original paintings featured in the library include “Outfoxing the Hounds” which took First Place in the 2017 Indiana Wildlife Artists Inc. juried exhibition in Indianapolis, and “The Pumpkinseed,” winner of the Most Popular Award at a Covered Bridge Art Association Associate Members show in the CBAA Art Gallery in Rockville.

“The Pumpkinseed,” Most Popular Award, Covered Bridge Art Association Associate Members Show

 

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RCAA members among 13 honorees at Union Hospital 125th anniversary art exhibition

Kari Rajkumar, Best of Show, Autumn Walk. Photo courtesy of Union Health

Best of Show update: Kari Rajkumar of Paris, Ill, is the recipient of the Best of Show award as voted on by Union Health employees for Union Hospital’s 125th Anniversary “Celebration of Care” Juried Art Exhibition Nov. 12-21. The exhibit, in collaboration with River City Art Association, included works from nearly 30 Wabash Valley artists with more than 60 pieces entered in the show. Special thanks goes to exhibition judge, Kathy Gotshall, for selecting First, Second and Third Place winners in five categories.

Kari Rajkumar‘s prize-winning painting, “Autumn Walk,” is only her third official oil portrait since launching into the medium in early 2014. At 5ft x 3ft, it is also her largest painting to date. Kari’s work has received top honors in regional, national and international competitions and has been included in such notable publications as The Artist Magazine, Southwest Art Magazine, and Pastel Journal Magazine. More of her work can be viewed on her website (www.karirajkumar.com).

Morning Light by Jo Rich-Vadas

Eight River City Art Association members are among the 13 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, hosted 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.

Oconaluftee (By the River) by Debbie Goodin

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)”.

“A Longing Fulfilled is a Tree of Life by Kyma Drake

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 and George Pfister.

 

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Union Hospital to host art exhibition reception today, Nov . 14

As Union Health continues to celebrate 125 years of caring, Union Hospital, in conjunction with River City Art Association, invites the public to view its “Celebration of Care” juried art exhibition now through Nov. 21.

The exhibit of 65 works by 30  Wabash Valley artists is on display at Union Hospital East in the lower level atrium.

Awards will be presented today, Nov. 14, at 6:30 p.m. A Best of Show award will be voted on by Union Health employees.

Hospitals and healthcare facilities have found that fine art can help patients, families and visitors in the healing process during their time of care. Physicians, nurses and supporting healthcare professionals also benefit from the calming aspect that art can bring.

Kathy Gotshall

For this exhibition, area artists 18 and older were invited to submit their original images with a serene, uplifting or inspirational theme.

The judge for this event is Kathy Gotshall, assistant professor of art therapy at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College.

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Union Hospital celebrates 125 years of caring with a community art exhibit

Hospitals and healthcare facilities have found that fine art can help patients, families and visitors in the healing process during their time of care. Physicians, nurses and supporting healthcare professionals also benefit from the calming aspect that art can bring.

As Union Health continues to celebrate 125 years of caring, Union Hospital, in conjunction with River City Art Association, will host a juried art exhibition titled “Celebration of Care” that will include fine art from Wabash Valley artists.

Area artists 18 and older were invited to submit their original images with a serene, uplifting or inspirational theme.

Kathy Gotshall

The judge for this event is Kathy Gotshall, assistant professor of art therapy at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College.

The exhibit will be held at Union Hospital East in the lower level atrium and will be open to the public from Nov. 12 to 21.

Awards will be presented Tuesday, Nov. 14, at 6:30 p.m. A Best of Show award will be voted on by Union Health employees.

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