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18Artists has Two New Members

Posted on September 28, 2011 at 2:20 PM Comments comments (0)

18Artists would like to officially welcome two new members to our group.  George Millet, who works in watercolor, and Marji Mollberg, a photographer, have recently juried into 18Artists.  Their work and biographies will be available to view soon.  Feel free to stop by our rotating show at Raymond James & Associates in Valparaiso to view their work.

Gerrie Govert's work at Several Exhibits

Posted on September 6, 2011 at 9:50 AM Comments comments (0)

18 Artist member Gerrie Govert has been one busy lady.  Recently she had an exhibit of her students' art work at the South Shore Gallery in Crown Point.  The opening was well attended and the students had a great time.  

She also currently has a work "Round and Round we Go" accepted into the 87th Annual Hoosier Salon Exhibit at the Indiana State Museum, and a piece titled "Afternoon Pleasure" at the Illiana exhibit at the Chesterton Art Gallery.

And coming up, Gerrie will be showing at the Chicago Pastel Painters National Juried Exhibition.  For this show, three pieces of her work will be at the Mayslake Peabody Estate in Oak Brook, Illinois from September 15th through October 28th.  The opening reception will be on September 22nd, from 7 to 9 p.m.

Congratulations and good luck to Gerrie, and please feel free to stop by any of these locations to see her work.

Congratulations to 18Artists at the 60th Annual GFWC Chesterton Woman's Club Art Show

Posted on July 11, 2011 at 10:46 PM Comments comments (0)

Several members participated in "Art Through the Years" at the 60th Annual GFWC Chesterton's Woman's Club Art Show, with Gerrie Govert receiving an Honorable Mention for her oil pastel "The Red Head in Blue".  Also entered were Dawn Fetty with "The Patriot" (acrylic), Suzy Nolan with "St Brendan's Wall, Annaghdown" (oil) and "Waterdance II, Sanctuary" (oil), Judy Pampalone with "Muddy Water Gator" (prisma pencil and ink), and another piece by Gerrie Govert titled "The Lazy River" (pastel).

Darlene Lenz wins Best of Show at Covered Bridge Art Show

Posted on July 9, 2011 at 11:34 PM Comments comments (0)

Congratulations! to Darlene Lenz for winning Best of Show at the Covered Bridge Art Association show in Rockland, Indiana with her oil "My Iris + One".  In addition, Darlene received First Place for "Spring Willow", also an oil.

To see some of Darlene's work,  check out her solo exhibit at the Hammond Public Library, running through August.

"Art Springs Eternal" 18 Artists Reception at VVAC

Posted on May 11, 2011 at 12:33 PM Comments comments (1)

We had a wonderful show on Saturday in Tinley Park, IL.  Many thanks to Julie Dekker at Vogt Visual Arts Center for all her hard work.

Front Row (L-R) Gina Femrite, Marilyn Diller, Betty Kupke Wagner, Beverley Topa,  Gerrie Govert;  Back Row (L-R) Brenda Farris, Suzy Nolan, Darlene Lenz and Rebecca Grochowski