RCAA members among 12 honorees at Union Hospital 125th anniversary art exhibition

Morning Light by Jo Rich-Vadas

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.

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, George Pfister and Kari Rajkumar.

 

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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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Star trails by Spencer Young in RCAA Artist of the Month exhibit

Cassiopeia and the North Pole

“Cassiopeia and the North Pole” by Spencer Young

Photographic works by Spencer Young of Clinton, Indiana, will be featured throughout November in River City Art Association’s Artist of the Month gallery space in the Vigo County Public Library at Seventh and Poplar streets in Terre Haute.

The central theme in Young’s exhibit is star trails — photographs that utilize long-exposure times to capture the motion of stars in the night sky due to the rotation of the Earth.

Young said most of the star trails in his exhibit were created in New Mexico, “where the night sky doesn’t have the light pollution we have in the Midwest.”

The constellation of Cassiopeia in the northern sky is the subject of one of his star trails.

Visit the library to see “Cassiopeia and the North Pole” and other star trails he captured in New Mexico, as well as a star trail he made by moonlight at the Lower Cataract Falls in Owen County, Indiana, titled “Lower Cataract Falls With Jupiter Rising.”

RCAA membership is open to Indiana and Illinois artists age 18 and older. The regularly scheduled second Tuesday of the month meeting in the Vigo liberary has been rescheduled for 6 p.m. Nov. 21. For more details, visit RiverCityArt.org or call vice president Todd Stokes at 812-232-0048.

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Closing reception Oct. 29 at Sullivan Area Art Guild Gallery

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

River City Art Association’s group show in Sullivan Area Art Guild Gallery will close Sunday, Oct. 29, with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. and a presentation by RCAA member and quilt artist Valerie Funk of Terre Haute.

At 2:30, Funk’s talk on “Promoting Your Artwork” will include self-publishing — printed materials and online sales — and the importance of watermarking and copyrighting your artwork. Other artists will share their experiences with personal blogs or websites, social media and online art stores.

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

The gallery is at 16 S. Court St. in Sullivan, Indiana. 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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RCAA’s Sheila Ter Meer has artwork in Whitewater Valley Art Exhibition

Angry Peacock by Sheila K. Ter Meer

River City Art Association member Sheila K. Ter Meer was notified Oct. 2 by Indiana University East campus art director Ed Thornburg that her abstract digital art entry, “Angry Peacock,” was chosen for the 39th Annual Whitewater Valley Art Exhibition at IU East in Richmond.

The competition, juried September 29, included 70 artists and 184 art pieces.

Of the number of submissions, 58 works by 43 artists were selected by a three-judge panel for the exhibition in the Tom Thomas Gallery and Meijer Artway in Whitewater Hall.

The exhibit opened with an artist/donor reception on the evening of October 20 in Whitewater Hall. The artists were invited to that event, and one First Place, three Second Place, and four Third Place awards, and five Honorable Mention awards were announced.

The exhibition can be viewed through Dec. 8.

Ter Meer is a resident of Brazil, Indiana, honored in regional, state and national competitions for her nature photography and digital art abstractions.

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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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