2017 Regional Art Exhibit Awards

The LaFontaine Arts Council Regional Art Show Reception and awards night was held Thursday, August 3, at 6:00 p.m. at the Robert E. Wilson Gallery located in the Merillat Centre for the Arts at Huntington University.

Lisa Bliss Rush’s piece “Woodland Nymph won the BEST OF SHOW award. The award was sponsored by First Federal Savings Bank. A resident of Camden, Indiana, Lisa states:
“I love to draw the human face. The “Woodland Nymph” offered an exciting challenge by allowing me to draw a face without using traditional skin tones. I was very pleased with the blues and lavenders in her skin tones which forced me to think “outside the box” and see the subject, not as skin, but as values of light and dark.

Leonardo DaVinci is quoted as saying, “A painter should begin every canvas with a wash of black because all things in nature are dark except where exposed by light.” I work almost exclusively on black paper and have for many years. I approach a drawing by focusing on the lightest values and begin pulling those out of the darkness by applying many layers of colored pencil.”

Judge’s Awards went to Teri Fuller-O’Brien, of Huntington, for “Pluto & Prosperine” and Brenda Ramseier, of Silver Lake, for “Proud.” The Judge’s Awards were sponsored by Delaney Hartburg Roth and Garrott LLC and McVoy Design Studio.

Other awards include:

Class I:
1st Place “First Snow” by Steve Creighton of Warsaw. Award sponsored by Bailey Love Mortuary.
2nd Place “Rainbow Willow by Rebecca Burton of North Manchester. Award sponsored by Team Haneline/Century 21 Bradley Realty.
3rd Place, “Cedar Waxwing” by Cherie Droege of Roanoke, Award sponsored by JJ’s.

LaFontaine Arts Council P.O. Box 55 Huntington, IN 46750 260/358-0055 Debbie Dyer, Executive Director lafontaineartscouncil@gmail.com August 8, 2017

Class II:
1st Place “Greeter, St. Patrick’s Cathedral’ by Alan Pflieger of Huntington. Award sponsored by Elizabeth McClain.
2nd Place “Sunset” by Jerry Brumbaugh of Huntington, sponsored by Bippus State Bank
3rd Place “Artist’s Dream, by Joni Walker of Columbia City. Award sponsored by McElhaney Hart Funeral Home.

Class III
1st Place “Portal” by Carole Holmes Gordon of Huntington. Award sponsored by Matheny Hahn & Denman LLP.
2nd Place “Jade/Ebony Crackle, by Adam Zwiebel of Wabash. Award sponsored by Bolinger’s Warren Pump & Supply
3rd Place “Decorative Maple Platter” by Steve Krumanaker of Huntington. Award sponsored by Delaney Hartburg Roth & Garrott LLC

The Judge’s Fee was underwritten by Mettler Insurance and Pathfinder Services.

The show remains open to the public through Wednesday, August 30 at the Merillat Centre for the Arts at Huntington University. Gallery hours MondayFriday9:00-5:00. For additional information or questions, contact Debbie Dyer at the Lafontaine Arts Council at 260.358.0055.