"Seriously, I am proud to say that this year’s show was so successful on so many fronts that I believe it may be the best Members Show/Event in the state. I am or have been a member of seven artist organizations and this show out did any of theirs that I attended. The promotions, demos, print offerings, and level of awards combined for a super event." – Len Jagoda
It would be hard to argue that this year’s Members’ Show was not the best we’ve ever had. Held in the beautiful Illges Gallery of the Betty Corn Center of the Columbus State University, with 103 participants listed on the Opening Program, it was certainly our biggest so far.
Our sales reached $4,273 (5 originals, plus some prints), which is an all time record.
The cash awards totaled $3,950. The gift items awarded to our Non-Professional Award Winners totaled over $720. Purchase awards topped $1,000.
The number of verified visitors during the show topped 439, and there were many more who may not have signed the guest book. At the reception, 186 guests signed in, but we had food for 300 and it was gone!
There were 28 hometowns represented in our show. Artists came from all over Georgia, and many from surrounding states; Pat Boerner, from San Antonio, Texas, came the farthest to participate.
Amy Patterson and Juanita Barrow
Amy Patterson and Juanita Barrow, co- chairmen of the event, had been working hard on it since the show last year came down; talking members into chairing committees and being on committees, and visiting each one with encouragement and support. They’re still at work making a road map of information to help next year’s chairmen. We can’t thank them enough for all their work!
Publicity: Eric Maddox and Darby Britto
Flowers: Fran Fluker
Events: Pat Flowers, Lugenia Dixon,
Receiving:Amy Patterson, Juanita Barrow,
Frances Rodgers, Eugenia Dixon,
Alice Douglas, Judy Rae,
Design: Bobby Jones
Information: Roseanne and Bill Peters
Hanging the Show:
Eric Maddox, Bucky Bowles
Juanita Barrow, Brenda Stephens,
Yuriy Totskiy, Ron Murray,
Amy Patterson, Darby Britto
Wave Smith, Chuck Willis
Striking the Show:
Amy Patterson, Juanita Barrow,
Jim Moran, Frances Rodgers,
Work, Work, Work
Judy Rae, Helena Meek, Randy Nguyen, Eileen D’Esterno
Elaine Raimondo and Alice Douglas
John Tucker, Yuriy Totskiy, and Rebecca Kissel
Staffing the Show:
We wish to congratulate each member who participated in this show; who worked on his piece, framed or polished it, entered his paperwork, delivered that piece of art, staffed the show, attended events, and finally picked up his entry. Without 103 local, hard-working artists, there would not have been a show.
Bobby Jones and Pat Flowers
Four artists went beyond the call and donated door prizes which were given away on Saturday, the last day our visitors could register for the drawing. Those artists were: Roseanne Peters, Bobby Jones, Eric Maddox, and Bucky Bowles.
Our grateful thanks go to the artist members who gave their time and energy to demonstrate their art for the public each day of the show. We can brag that the quality of the demonstrations was unparalleled in Columbus. Nowhere have you ever been able to see such a parade of professional art creation...and free to the public, besides!
The schedule included:
June 10 Bucky Bowles Oil Painting
June 11 Eric Maddox Water Color Painting
June 12 Geri M. Davis Water Color Painting
June 13 Pat Christian Water Color Painting
June 14 Gloria Sampson Water Color Painting
June 15 Helen Lee Water Color Painting
June 17 Diane Osborne Water Color Painting
June 18 Roseanne Peters Oil Painting
June 19 Len Jagoda Equine and Canine Art
June 20 Helena Meek Oil Painting
June 21 Nan Metz Clay Sculpture, Figure
June 22 Milton Lenoir Acrylic Painting
Art Print Sale!
In addition to many of the works in this show, the participating artists offered prints for sale during the show! These high quality reproduction giclee prints were various sizes and prices, one for every heart's desire.
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