Awards Announced at 12th Annual Effingham Art Guild Juried Art Show

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Published on June 26 2012 8:10 pm
Last Updated on July 14 2013 4:07 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

Members of the Effingham Art Guild (EAG) recently celebrated their 12th annual Juried Art Show with a special event hosted by Bonutti Clinic to announce the winners. The EAG Juried Art Show is unique to the Effingham area, as juried shows require the artist’s work to compete against other entries to be accepted into the display.  The juried art show continues to grow in popularity.  22 local artists submitted 108 pieces of art for this year’s contest.  Bonutti Clinic employees judged the entries.

(FROM LEFT, DR. KARL RUDERT, ARTIST LYNN REZNICK, AND BORIS BONUTTI)

A collection of works from the juried contest is available for public viewing during weekday business hours at Bonutti Clinic, located at 1303 West Evergreen Avenue in Effingham, IL.  The art display showcases 85 pieces that are grouped in different categories and presented throughout all areas of the Clinic.

Artist winners announced for the show include: Best Overall – Lynn Reznick, Winter’s Coming; First Place – Barb Brummer, Close of Day; Second Place – John Gabb, Setting Sun on Lake Sara #2; and Third Place – Sandra Lautrup, Keep Out.  Honorable Mentions included Michael Delaney, Pond Star; Al Church, Christ’s Blood; and Becky Marcussen, Corona Cat.

There were nine Best in Category awards presented at the art show.  Awards were given to Jan VonBokel for Abstract, Cache; Wilma Krueger for Animals, Kinda Foxy; Charlene Vaughn for Floral, Blue Vase of Flowers; Lynn Reznick for Landscapes, Rainy Road; Rose Sutton for Living, Best Friends; Jan Clair Mason for Photography, Half Pint; Dixie Petticrew for Rural Structures, Barn & Silo; John Gabb for Still Life, Taos Center for the Arts, and John Caldwell for Water Landscapes, Evening.

Bonutti Clinic also announced the purchase of one piece from the 2011 art show display to join their permanent collection at the clinic.  The Clinic has now purchased 13 pieces of artwork from the EAG participating members.  The painting, Departure From The Ship, by Chris Detwiler will remain at Bonutti Clinic in this special permanent collection, which is also available for public viewing.

The Effingham Art Guild is made up of dozens of award-winning artists.  The Art Guild is a very active group, affiliated with Fine Arts County of Effingham (FACE) and hosts an annual Children’s art show.