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"Portraits" show at Community Arts Center

Posted on May 1, 2012 at 9:45 PM Comments comments (0)

18Artists would like to invite you to the opening reception for their latest art installation entitled "Portraits". The show will feature work centered on portraits of people and animals. Community Arts Center is located at 13300 Lincoln Plaza in Cedar Lake. Please join us on Saturday, May 5th, from 6 to 9 p.m. to meet the artists and view their work. The show will hang through May 27th and then be moved to Hammond Arts Center, 5832 Hohman Avenue in Hammond. The work will remain in Hammond until June 24th. For the second location, there will be a reception on Friday, June 1st from 6 to 9 p.m.


Gerrie Govert's Students to Exhibit at Hobart Art League

Posted on May 1, 2012 at 9:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Gerrie Govert's art students are participating in an art exhibit at the Hobart Art League. There will be a reception held on Sunday, May 6th, from 2 pm to 4 pm. All are welcome! There will be a wide array of art work on display including: oil, acrylic, pastel, watercolor, colored pencil, and even collage. Meet and greet the students, see their artwork, and enjoy some delicious snacks!


If you cannot attend the opening reception, please feel free to stop by the gallery during regular opearting hours. The gallery is open:


Monday-> 1:00 pm-4:00 pm.

Tuesday-> CLOSED.

Wednesday-> 1:00pm-4:00 pm.

Thursday-> 9:00 am-12:00 pm AND 6:00 pm- 9:00 pm.

Friday-> 10:00 am-1:00 pm.

Saturday-> 9:30 am-11:30 am


If you would like to purchase some artwork, this is a great opportunity!

For more information call (219) 663-4016.

Hobart Arts League 5th Annual Juried Art Exhibit

Posted on October 25, 2011 at 9:20 AM Comments comments (8)

On Saturday, October 15th, the Hobart Art League held their 5th Annual Juried Art Exhibit.  Congratulations to our members Gina Femrite, Gerrie Govert, Beverley Topa and George Millet for their recent awards received.  The following is a complete list of prizes awarded:

Best of Show: Janet Sturgill - "A Day at the Dunes"

First Place: Gina Femrite - "Gala at the Baker Mansion"

Second Place: John Sowles - "The Scribe"

Third Place: Gerrie Govert - "After School Practice"

Honorable Mention: Kathleen McQuillan - "In the Shade"

Honorable Mention: Laurie Baumgart - "Shadow"

Honorable Mention: Beverley Topa - "Magdalene"

Merit Award: Gerrie Govert - "Washington Island"

Merit Award: George Millet - "Fisherman at Dusk"

George Millet to show at Elkhart Juried Regional Arts Exhibition

Posted on October 6, 2011 at 12:50 AM Comments comments (16)

George Millet recently submitted two works to be juried into the Midwest Museum of American Art, and both pieces were accepted for the exhibit. The 33rd Elkhart Juried Regional Art Exhibition, is October 7 - December 4, 2011. This all-media competition is open to artists 18 years and older who are residents of Allen, DeKalb, Elkhart, Fulton, Jasper,Kosciusko, Lake, LaGrange, LaPorte, Marshall, Newton, Noble, Porter, Pulaski, St. Joseph, Starke, Steuben or Whitley counties in Indiana and Berrien, Branch, Cass, or St. Joseph counties in Michigan.

The reception for this event is October 7th at 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Elkhart Museum of American Art. Please keep in mind that Elkhart is on Eastern Standard Time so if you plan to attend adjust your time accordingly. This show is awesome and well worth the trip.

Gerrie Govert receives award for "Art Glass"

Posted on September 28, 2011 at 2:25 PM Comments comments (2)

Congratulations to Gerrie Govert for being receiving the Chicago Pastel Painters Golden Artist Colors Award for a piece entitled "Art Glass" at their Third Biennial National Juried Exhibition.  The exhibit is being held at the Mayslake Peabody Estate in Oakbrook, Illinois though October 28, 2011.  Gerrie had three painting accepted into the show, which features the work of artists from twenty states.