Monday, June 06, 2005

It's about time they mentioned the winners

Our local daily paper -- the one which kindly prints my columns on Fridays, at no charge, has finally gotten around to mentioning who won the categories at last month's Adult Amateur Artist competition... today.

I'm blogging pretty much the entire text, and I'll probably catch aytch-ee-double-toothpicks for it, but they archive stuff pretty quickly, & make it otherwise inaccessible, and I want to make sure that Mom's bragging rights can go on for a while (I added the bold text):

The Buchanan Center for the Arts has announced the winning entries in the Second annual Midwest Bank Adult Amateur Artist competition.

Monday, June 6, 2005 12:37 PM CDT

'The work just keeps getting better,' Executive Director Michael DiFuccia said. 'We have 50 entries, ranging from sculpture to needlepoint. The exhibit is a wonderful testament to the talents of the amateur artist.'

Midwest Bank of Western Illinois sponsored the ribbons and $480 in cash awards for this year's competitors and Stacey Lotz, Monmouth College associate professor of art, was this year's judge.

Award winners include, the Spirit of Grace, Best of Show award to Brian K. Kjellenberg of Yates City; Works on Paper, Becky Terpening of Kirkwood; Photography, Jim DeYoung, Monmouth; Painting, Patricoa Rea of Dallas City; 3-Dimensional, Cala Earp of Monmouth and Mixed Media/Fiber by Marilyn Kloeppel of Monmouth.

Honorable Mention winners were Brian J. Kjellenberg of Yates City, George Hutson of Berwick, Marilyn Kloeppel of Monmouth, Brandon Knapp of Monmouth, Rose Marie Bragg (two awards) of Burlington, IA, Lorraine Heady of Monmouth, Renee Burton (two awards) of Cameron, Jan Speer of Kirkwood, Brandy Myers of Biggsville, Betty Stevenson of Gladstone and Deborah Tejana Williams of Seaton.

The show continues through June 25. Major award winners can be viewed on the BCA website at

A special 'meet the artists' event will be featured at the June 8 Old Friends Talk Art monthly gathering. The public is invited on June 8 at 10 a.m. for refreshments and the opportunity to meet with a number of artists whose work is on display.

The Buchanan Center is located next to the library on the square in downtown Monmouth, 64 Public Square. Entry to the gallery is free, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For additional information about this or any other program the BCA offers, call 734-3033. Programming of the Buchanan Center for the Arts is supported in part by the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency."

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