Columbus Artists' Guild's 2013 Member Show

Date(s): Friday, June 14, 2013
Time: 11am-2pm
Location: CSU Illges Gallery
Have you ever wondered how an artist creates a painting or sculpture? How would you like to watch and ask questions as it is happening? You will have a chance to do exactly that, any day during the second and third weeks of June. And you don’t have to pay for the experience. Just mosey over to the Illges Gallery on Front Avenue between 11:00 am and 2:00 pm. Twelve prominent Columbus artists will be demonstrating their creative talent and answering questions during those times. It’s not necessary to commit the whole two or three hours for an enjoyable learning experience. If you only have half an hour or twenty minutes, come on! You can kill two birds with one stone by taking in the Columbus Artists’ Guild’s 2013 Member Show at the Illges Gallery, inside CSU’s Corn Center for the Arts. There you will find an extravaganza of works by one hundred local and regional artists, in a variety of media, genres, and styles. The show is cosponsored by the Guild and the CSU College of Arts. Below is a schedule of Who, What, and When. You might be amazed!

Monday, June 10: Bucky Bowles. Bucky is a full time artist who grew up hunting and fishing in southwest Georgia. Bucky’s paintings reflect his continuing love and appreciation for nature and outdoor life. Sporting art is his passion but he also paints marsh and low country landscapes. His work is in galleries in Atlanta, Colorado, and North Carolina. He will demonstrate a river painting from sketch to underpainting to finished product.

Tuesday, June 11: Eric Maddox. Eric has had solo exhibitions in five foreign countries but has called Columbus his home since 2004. His work has won awards in the Gadsden Juried Show and the Eufaula Heritage Festival as well as the Guild’s Member Show. He will demonstrate whitewater painting in watercolor on Yupo and techniques for adding texture to watercolors.

Wednesday, June 12: Geri Davis. Born in Ancon, Canal Zone. Geri taught art for 32 years and lectures on art therapy. Geri is a member of the Georgia Watercolor Society and the Alabama Watercolor Society and serves on the Dean’s Advisory Council for the College of Liberal Arts at Auburn University. Geri’s artwork is in private collections from the South to Japan. She will demonstrate whitewater painting in watercolor and gouache.

Thursday, June 13: Nan Metz. Nan served as a history professor at Central Connecticut University before retiring to Eufaula, Al. She is now heavily engaged in polymer clay sculptures including Santas, literary and popular characters and life-like busts of celebrities such as President Carter. She will demonstrate sculpting in polymer.

Friday, June 14: Gloria Sampson. Gloria comes to Columbus by way of Montana, Alaska and the San Francisco Bay area. Gloria has a BFA from the California College of Arts and crafts and has done post graduate work at the University of California at Berkeley as well as being a student of the well known California artist George Post. Gloria has worked professionally as a fine artist and interior designer. Her work has been exhibited in California, Washington, Georgia, Alabama, Florida, and New York City. She will demonstrate drawing, design and watercolor based on her journals from around the world.

Saturday, June 15: Helen Lee. Helen is a native of the South but has lived and traveled in Europe and the Far East. One of Helen’s paintings has traveled the world. Her painting “River Walk” was cover art for the Columbus International Marketing Campaign folder sent worldwide, describing Columbus, Georgia as it hosted the Women’s Softball Games for the 1996 Olympics. Helen is known for her watercolor style, which is fluid, free, and impressionistic. She will demonstrate a Riverwalk painting.

Monday, June 17: Diane Osborne. Diane was born in North Carolina but as a military spouse she draws from a life abundant with travel experiences. Diane is a member of the Georgia Watercolor Society and the Alabama Watercolor Society. Her work has also been accepted by the National Watercolor Society. She focuses primarily on architectural designs in pen and ink, watercolor and oils. Ft. Benning Command uses her military prints as farewell gifts to soldiers and dignitaries from North and South America. She will demonstrate house portraiture from photography.

Tuesday, June 18: Rosanne Peters. Rosanne is a member of the American Society of Portrait Artists and the Portrait Society of America. While Rosanne’s paintings include landscapes, figurative, still lifes and abstracts, portraits are her true passion. Her work can be found in galleries, homes, businesses and collections from California to New York as well as Europe and Singapore. She will demonstrate “alla prima” portraits of her grandchildren.

Wednesday, June 19: Len Jagoda. Len’s passion for horses and dogs is the inspiration for his art. Len’s work in pastels and bronze sculpture can be seen in many juried exhibitions, galleries and shows. Most of his award winning work is found in private homes, prestigious horse farms of Kentucky, and even in Saudi Arabia but can also be seen on the covers of “Chronicle of the Horse” and “Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association”. He is a member of the American Academy of Equine Art. He will demonstrate clay sculpture of an animal, starting from scratch, to be later cast in bronze.

Thursday, June 20: Helena Meek. Helena is a member of the American Society of Portrait Artists and the American Impressionists Society. She is known for her ability to capture “history on canvas”. Her work is in high demand among interior decorators. She will demonstrate pastel oil glazing and undercoating.

Friday, June 21: Pat Christian. Pat is a Signature Member of the Georgia Watercolor society and has studied under many well known local and Southern artists. Favorite subjects include landscapes and architecture---things that capture a sense of place. Her work can be seen in juried shows around the Southeast. A master of traditional techniques and color harmony, she will demonstrate architectural and landscape painting.

Saturday, June 22: Milton Lenoir. Milton is an internationally known professional artist who has lived his entire life in the Columbus Georgia/ Phenix City Alabama area. Milton’s paintings are primarily oil and acrylic and are as diverse as his travels from seashore to mountain, and rural settings of his native Georgia and Alabama. His work can be found in private collections all over the world. Milton will demonstrate a moderate sized landscape from start to finish.

The Columbus Artists’ Guild wishes to express its appreciation to CSU’s Department of Art and the College of Arts for its co-sponsorship of the 2013 Member Show and to the public for its continuing support.