St. Louis Artists Guild presents

St. Louis Artists’ Guild presents X St. Louis Artists’ Guild Friday, May 20 and Sunday, June 12, 2011 X Collectors Choice X Committee Bill Vann,...
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St. Louis Artists’ Guild presents


St. Louis Artists’ Guild

Friday, May 20 and Sunday, June 12, 2011


Collectors Choice X Committee Bill Vann, President, St. Louis Artists’ Guild Board of Governors Karen Glines, First Vice President, St. Louis Artists’ Guild Board of Governors Mark Erker, Member St. Louis Artists’ Guild Board of Governors, President of Catering St. Louis Max Burton, Member St. Louis Artists’ Guild Board of Governors, Vice President of MADCO Printing & Advertising St. Louis Artists’ Guild Staff Michael Hunt, Executive Director Gina Alvarez, Gallery Director, Education Director Bryan Walsh, Graphic Designer Adrian Aquilino, Administrative Assistant, Membership Coordinator Laura Feltes, Financial Administrator Deborah Dirckx-Norris, Chairperson, Collectors Choice X Debra Pratt, Co-Chairperson, Collectors Choice X Joanne Stremsterfer, Chairperson, Collectors Choice X Silent Auction Marianne Erickson, Chairperson, Collectors Choice X Marketing Committee Our Generous Sponsors Mr. William Schawacker

Special Thanks to the following people who have volunteered their time and expertise to make Collectors Choice X a success: Michael Anderson, Vic Barr, Cynthia Berg, Elizabeth Concannon, Robin Conroy, Betty Deall, Molly Edler, Marianne Erickson, Ted Hayes, Mary Ann Helfrich, Diana Hoffmann, Kathy Hoots, Helen Hume, David Kaskowitz, Boris Khechoyan, Ed Koehler, Kim Kordonowy, Paul Kordonowy, Lexi Land, Pam Landrum, Charon Lindner, Glen Myers, Chris Pratt, Johanna Prinz, Arlene Rosengarten, Marceline Saphian, Bob Shay, Betty Springfield, Samantha Vaughn, Steve Vidra, Gina Wade, Phatch Wanna, Kay Wood, Bruce Wulff, David Zamudio Master of Ceremonies Laurie Mac

Donors to the Silent Auction Blick Art Materials, Marilynne Bradley, Chi Sushi Sake, Erin Civey, Betty Concannon, Copia Urban Winery, Alex Deeken, Debbie Dirckx-Norris, Karen Duffy, Marianne Erickson, M.J. Goerke, Jeri Herold, Kathy Hoots, Miso on Meramec, Mary Kofron, Kim Kordonowy, Donna Mills, Mary Mosblech, Mueller Prost PC/Pujols Family Foundation, Don Occhi, Debra Pratt, Johanna Prinz, Robust Wine Bar, Naomi Runtz, Bill Schawacker, Jim Sherby, Ruth Sobbe, Betty Springfield, Joanne Stremsterfer, Kay Wood, Vino Gallery, 3rd Degree Glass Factory, St. Louis Artists’ Guild, Tropicana Lanes Live Entertainment May 20 St. Louis Classical Guitar Society

June 12 Barefoot Jones

002 Alex Deeken Lake Tahoe, CA Oil 21” x 28”

003 Daniel Fishback Alton Churches Oil on Canvas 16” x 20”

005 Ralph Fournier East Gate to Tower Grove Park 16” x 20”

006 Ralph Fournier Blessed are the Meek and Merciful 16” x 20”

007 Ralph Fournier Blue on Blue on Blue Oil 12” x 24”

009 David Kaskowitz Kurosawa Films Oil Pastel 16.5” x 19.5”

010 Char Mason Inspiration in Blue Photography 16” x 20” Donated by Linda Blackburn

011 Jo McRedie In The Rain Mixed Media 16” x 20”

013 Elizabeth Ann Cohen Yellow Lilies 28” x 40”

014 Shelly Orlando Past Their Prime Watercolor 20” x 25”

015 Sue Paskiewicz Market Chine-Collé 17” x 21”

001 Carla O’Connor Gulls Watercolor, Collage 16” x 19” Anonymous Donor

004 Ralph Fournier Waterfall Oil on Canvas 16” x 20”

008 Cindy Godat Nieman’s Shag Bag Watercolor 18” x 21.5”

012 Mimi Mednikow Abstract in Blues and Oranges 39” x 30”

016 Eliza Pope Ocean 1, Ocean 2 Photography on Canvas 14” x 14” (diptych)

018 Amy Thompson Untitled Handmade Books in Box

019 Rick Wasserman Untitled Acrylic 35” x 35”

020 Michael Whitesitt The Sleeping Ballerina Oil on Canvas 15” x 19”

021 Leslie Willis Cracked Acrylic 24” x 24”

022 Linda Zuckerman Untitled Watercolor 13.5” x 13.5”

023 Eden Harris Summer Handcut Paper 21” x 28”

024 Mary Lou Barrow Do You See What I See

025 Harriet Thomas Untitled Mixed Media 12” x 12”

026 Karen Robinson Necklace and Earrings

027 Kathy Hoots Time of Enchantment Mixed Media, Gesso

028 Mary Ann Helfrich Colorful Pieces II Mixed Media, Collage

029 Ron Thomas Phillip’s Eye Acrylic on Board 16.5” x 16.5”

030 Barbara St. John Lafayette Park Oil 16” x 20”

031 Robert Jones Pizza and Beer Oil and Acrylic on Canvas

032 Steven Finnegan Moonlight over the San Francisco Bay Oil on Canvas Board 16” x 20”

017 Eugene Ruble Dreamscape Mixed Media on Cardboard 14” x 20”

033 Gina Aitch Dandelion Acrylic on Canvas 24” x 24”

034 Carol Amos Late Afternoon Clouds over Golden Field Alkyd/Oil on Pintura Panels

035 Carol Amos Pink Sunset with Golden Lining Alkyd/Oil on Pintura Panels

036 Michael Anderson Cliff Cave View Acrylic 18” x 24”

037 Michael Drone Eclipse Digital Photography

038 Jenn Carter Plaid Melvin Screenprint and Watercolor on Panel 5” x 5”

039 Lila Bahl View From the Swing Bridge–Belize Digital Photography 16” x 20”

040 Joanne Stremsterfer Blue Foliage Monoprint

041 Linda Boyer Trois Bouteilles Acrylic 24” x 30”

042 Cecile Galluzzo

043 Charles Wallis Southward Bound Watercolor 13” x 21”

044 Tony Carosella Old Paint Digital Print 16” x 20”

046 Cynthia Berg Conversation Acrylic, Mixed Media, Collage on Canvas 24” x 24”

047 Boris Khechoyan Cartouche Woodcarving, Mahogany 13” x 6.5” x 3.75”

048 Helmut Feller

045 David Coblitz Duck a l’Orange–Homage to Van Gogh Photography

049 Carl Safe Influenza d’Amore Photography 48” x 36”

050 Kyle Davis Less is More–Less is a Bore

051 Debra Pratt Exquisite Dragon Fly Photography

052 Debra Pratt Sweet Rapture Photography

054 Rene Dimanche Forbidden Fruit

055 Bruce Wulff Molly Ink on Bristol Board 8.5” x 10”

056 Gloria Gewinner Ide Poor Jenny Oil 14” x 18”

057 Beth Goyer Machu Picchu Photography

058 JoAnn Houle Wishful Thinking Acrylic on Canvas 24” x 22”

059 Greg MacNair Still Life with Squash Oil

060 Nancy Berndt Deserted Beach Acrylic 18” x 24”

061 William Ide So Long Oil 8” x 10”

062 Johanna Prinz Block Gone Wild 3 Hand Printed Monotype, Watercolor Base, Digital 27.75” x 17.75”

063 Kim Kordonowy Iris with Bird Watercolor 19” x 25”

064 Kim Kordonowy The Enterprise Watercolor 22” x 28”

053 Debra Pratt Symmetrical Transformation Photography

065 William Marchant Comin’ Thro the Rye Print on Canvas 24” x 12”

069 Shirley Nachtrieb New England Lighthouse Watermedia, Collage 20” x 16”

073 Kathleen Barnes Active Grace Acrylic and Collage on Cradled Artboard 12” x 12”

077 John T. Pritchard The Barn 2 Acrylic on Stainless Steel Donated by Leslie & Greg Hartrum

066 Joe Mills Floral XII Watercolor 24” x 32”

067 Bryan Walsh In Anticipation of Devastation Mixed Media on Found Panel 21” x 20”

068 Glenn Myers Reflection on Reflection Photography 12” x 24”

070 Marion Noll Zen #3 Infrared Photography 16” x 20”

071 Katja Oosthius African Spring Acrylic on Canvas 13.78” x 27.56”

072 Dawn Ottensmeier Southern Illinois Hand-Dyed Silk, HandStitched, Beads 18” x 14”

074 Ed Menges Serenity Acrylic

075 Vanmala Patel Red Like the Morning Sun… Mixed Media 48” x 36”

076 Scott Petty Seated Oil on Panel 10” x 8”

078 Merryl Redding Cheval Stained Glass 20” x 20” Donated by Marianne Erickson

079 Joanne Rohe Shieldmaiden Oil on Canvas 24” x 36”

080 Russ Rosener Shadow Light Silver Gelatin, Fiber Based Print 16” x 20”

081 Naomi Runtz Window to the West Photography 16” x 20”

085 Lisa Sisley-Blinn 1,000 Petals Series: Carnations & Iris 1 Encaustic with Oil Bar and Metal Leaf on Canvas Wrapped Board 12.5” x 12.5”

089 Melanie C. Terry Counting III Encaustic and Mixed Media on Panel 9” x 12”

093 Bill Vann Easter Bonnet Oil

082 Naomi Runtz Temple Ruins, Ephesus Photography

083 Jo Seltzer Alpine Field

084 Deanna Nash Shifting Fog Drywall and Acrylic 8.25” x 6.25” x .5”

086 Neal Slaten Distant Vineyards

087 Betty Springfield Rockies View from Winter Park Photography on Canvas 16” x 12”

088 Barbie Steps At Peace (Japan) Photography 16” x 20”

091 Rebecca Tidswell Blossoms & Pods Woodcut, Collage 11” x 16”

092 Tom Trischler Acrophobia Woodcut with Stencil Monoprint 21” x 25”

095 Bill Vann Stagecoach Oil

096 Bill Vann Young Dancers Oil

090 Jenn Carter Space Man Screenprint and Watercolor on Panel 5” x 5”

094 Bill Vann Rehearsal Oil

097 Amanda Verbeck Aequa V Handmade Paper, Collage, Hand Coloring 13” x 10”

098 Peggy and Neal Wade Lassie English Cake Tin, Forks, Opera Glasses, Brooch, Clock Gears, Salt & Pepper Shakers

099 Bernard Waxman Crescent Lake Sunset Photography

100 Julie Wiegand Pleasure Road (Plein Air) Oil on Canvas 15” x 15”

101 Helen D. Hume Baldacchi Winery View Collagraph Print 18” x 24”

102 Barbara Zucker Barn with Quilt Photography

103 Amy Rosen Untitled Monoprint 13” x 13”

104 Marilynne Bradley Lafayette Watercolor

105 Athanasia Exarhu Kids in Action Photography 24” x 27”

106 Jewel George Portrait of an American Man

107 Jana Harper Nature Games #13 Photography 20” x 20”

108 Marceline Saphian Red Dish With Fruit Monotype, Montage and Oil Crayon 25” x 29”

109 Katina Herbert Identity Crisis Acrylic 12” x 24”

110 Mark Sheppard Losing It Ink on Paper 16” x 20”

111 Laura Lloyd The Butcher Bisque Fired Clay, Oil, Base-wood and Metal

112 Samantha Vaughn Out of the Boxes Acrylic, Mixed Media on Canvas 24” x 48”

113 Margaret von Kaenel Road to Winery Oil 18” x 22”

117 Barbara Romero Fresh Start

121 Evelyn S. Rogers Yosemite Falls

125 Elizabeth Concannon Boardwalk Destination Watermedia on Paper 28” x 36”

114 Sandy Funkhouser Blue Vase Watercolor 18” x 24”

118 Betty Deall Rooftop Tapestry Oil on Canvas 22” x 28”

122 Joy L. Wade Carnival Enchantment

126 M.J. Goerke Deconstructed Books (Wall Mount) Making It Up As I Go Along 9.5” x 24”

115 Joan Nazzoli Summertime Acrylic 16” x 20”

116 Nancy Rogers Missing You Ink on Paper 27.5” x 21.5”

119 Debbie Dirckx-Norris Wisteria at Dawn Mixed Media Collagraph 16” x 18”

120 Laurel Palmer Scarlet Macaw

123 Diana Hoffmann Hungry Oil on Canvas 18” x 24”

124 Franklin Haspiel Grandma Fetches Water Acrylic on Masonite 24” x 36”

127 Mary Kofron Somewhere in My Sight Oil on Canvas 27.5” x 23.5”

128 Mary Kofron Biscuit Jar Porcelain, Celadon Glazed

130 Mary Kofron Mille-fiore White porcelain vase

131 Kathleen Ahner Memories of Dust Polyester litho and stencil on BFK 12” x 12”

132 Gina Alvarez Tiny Islands Cut Paper

133 Stan Gellman Paris Shoes Etching 14” x 14”

134 Nancy Davis Blue Heart Sterling Silver, Copper, Gem Stones

135 Diana Hoffmann Still Life #247 Oil 12” x 16”

136 Ann Maritz Untitled 17” x 12”

137 Char Mason Autumn on Art Hill Photography 16” x 20”

138 David Menendez Northeast Missouri Oil 16” x 12”

139 Betty Spector Untitled Acrylic on Japanese Paper 10” x 20”

140 Alex Deeken Don Ho, Honolulu (“Tiny Bubbles”) Watercolor 18” x 24”

129 Mary Kofron Gingko Leaf Motif Raku Vase, Gingko Leaf Motif

141 Carl Knickerbocker Untitled Acrylic 15.5” x 21.5”

142 Nancy Lischer Ribbons For Katie Prismacolor 15” x 15”

143 Barbara Tenholder Still Life with Oranges Oil 10” x 12”

144 Carlene Fullerton Shadow Women Fabric and Wire on Canvas 12” x 12”

Artist Biographies/Statements Kathy Hoots My art is patient…Silent for years, only to reveal itself through the sand of time. I would see it in my choice of clothing. I became a thematic lesson planner for my classroom. I filled any surrounding space at home or school with color and music. With retirement, it all came together. Texture, color, and design became my signature and passion. I create with my emotions and life’s experiences. It is my desire and hope you feel my work and it will touch your heart and soul. I have been told I am a purist. I like that. Harriet Fisher Thomas St. Louis artist with a triple role: photographer, painter and printmaker. My work, regardless of the medium I choose, always begins with feelings and ideas that come from within. The subject matter is varied and is a reaction to the intuitive nature of my work. Often the finished work is a surprise. Mary Ann Helfrich Local artist, Mary Ann Helfrich, an Indiana University graduate, resides in Ballwin, Missouri. She has been painting and designing works of art for over 25 years. She is a member of the St. Louis Artists’ Guild. Mary Ann’s simplistic style reflects a passion for bright colors and eclectic design. Her painting media include acrylics, watercolor, and mixed-media. Nancy Rogers As a studio artist, Nancy Rogers focuses on working with vintage fabrics in 2-D and 3-D form. She works with pigment ink pens, hand stitching with embroidery thread, and also uses her sewing machine as a drawing tool. Images vary from her experiences of loved ones being in the military and fighting in battles from WWII to the current situation in Iraq to images of birds drawn in delicate lines and long threads representing “flight.” The experience is a juxtaposition of very frail feminine fabrics with strong “male” oriented conceptual images. She has been drawing birds for the last few years; these images represent a kind of freedom, which also refers back to the plight of war that she and her family have struggled with for several years. Her hope is that you can experience the feeling of nostalgia and that you can relate to the feeling evoked from the images. Nancy received her MFA from Fontbonne University in 2009 and is pursuing a MAT in art education focusing on mild/moderate disabilities. Franklin Haspiel Franklin began his fine arts career as a trumpet player at the Casa Loma Ballroom. His musical expertise won him a position as band director at Pattonville High School. Frank’s interest in the arts led to membership in the St. Louis Artists’ Guild and eventually to becoming a member of its Fine Arts Section. Franklin’s paintings have been accepted into fourteen of the Guild’s competitions. He has had two showings at the Phoenix Galleries. Present painting, “Grandmother Fetches Water” is part of a set of paintings based on the Chapunga tribe sculptures displayed at the Missouri Botanical Garden several years ago. Joy L. Wade I always had a love for art as early as I can remember, growing up in a richly diverse family, who gave me the encouragement to follow my dreams. I find my inspiration from vivid memories, experiences, stories and my curiosity and enthusiasm for people. As a child, I was fascinated and heavily influenced by Romare Bearden, Gordon Parks, Jean-Michel Basquiat and early 20th Century art and music. It was such a seduction for a child growing up in the sixties. Never forgetting the passionate fascination with the powerful visions that inspired Bearden, Parks and Basquiat, I incorporate tiny bits of their vision into my work, with new vistas of my own always on the horizon. This passion is reflected in my signature mix media style, in which I combine innovation and tradition using paper and acrylic in unorthodox techniques to craft a piece of work. I do not use random pieces, of paper–I choose every piece. It is a part of my palette. By creating from the uniqueness of each individual, I try to capture the human spirit and its essence of a time and place in rich vibrant colors and textures. As an artist/illustrator, I like to leave room for the viewer’s individual interpretation–to look in the face of the imagery and experience awe and mystery. An illustrator by profession, I am a graduate from Saint Louis University with a Bachelor’s degree in Studio and Media Design. Now residing in University City, I have spent the past years freelancing as a book illustrator, showing in galleries and being ready for opportunity when it presents itself. Barbara Romero I do ink drawings, some just in black ink, some with colorful ink, or pencil. I draw anything I see! Each year, I start with a tree, as a fresh start. I’ve been drawing all my life—some 60+ years. Joan Nazzoli I retired from teaching art after 29 years. Art has been important to me since I was very young. I have a great appreciation for nature and the beauty that I see in it. I enjoy taking photos and painting from them. I also work with stained glass, mosaics, and jewelry. I have a shop called “Daydreams” in Kimmswick, Missouri, where I sell a few of my creations along with antiques and a variety of items.

Mimi Mednikow When artists pick up a brush, they begin taking risks. That freedom is what I enjoy about painting. My work is non-objective, using big brushes, loose strokes, and vibrant color. I don’t know what the next painting will be, but I look forward to it. Linda Zuckerman As a Saint Louis artist, I work in oil, watercolor, acrylic; using canvas, paper, fabric, and found objects. I love change in design and subject matter and most often use bright colors. My pieces reflect my mood at the time. Deborah Dirckx-Norris When I retired from my position as art teacher, I relished in the opportunity to make “my own art!” There is great freedom in the decision to experiment, mixing media, emotion, and skill. My work is prompted by a need to create, react, and make a mark uniquely my own—sometimes with bold abandon, sometimes gently. My next work, whatever it is, will be my best, until I make another! Elizabeth Ann Cohen I was caught up in a particularly exuberant season for the Tower Grove water lilies. They inspired a series of monoprints, watercolors, oils and woodcuts. The culminating works were shown at the Latzer Gallery in the Ladue Marketplace. I have been specializing in prints and ran an ongoing workshop for artists meeting in my studio for many years. Using my Dickerson combination press, we could do etchings, collagraph, lithography, monoprints, etc. I have had many one-person shows, and exhibited in several galleries including Am. Assoc. Artists in New York. Ron Thomas Graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Indiana University. Professor of Art—Painting and Drawing at the St. Louis Community College at Meramec. Retired after 40 years. Solo exhibitions at St. Louis Art Museum, Laumeier Art Gallery, Foundry Art Centre and others. Winner of the National Endowment for the Arts Award for “Excellence in Drawing.” Diana Hoffmann I enjoy working outside and capturing movement, emotion, and fun! Katina Herbert Art is an integral part of who I am and has been since I was young. With a bachelor’s degree in art history, minor in studio art, and certificate in photographic studies, I have gained a unique view of aesthetics. While my interest focuses on portraiture, I am practiced and trained within commercial applications, painting, drawing, and graphic design. Several years of my professional career was spent in product photography and graphic development for website placement. Some of my artistic inspirations include Baroque artists Artemisia Gentileschi, Judith Leyster, Vermeer, surrealist Salvador Dali, and American artist Edmonia Lewis. Between artistic projects, I enjoy baking, traveling, and making memories with my fiancé and our cat. Marilynne Bradley The use of my skill as a draftsman enables me to use architectural design elements as I seek to translate the charm and character of buildings into my paintings. I love architecture. When sunlight transforms a flat wall into an exciting composition of reflection, shadows and texture, I want to create it. I begin blocking out the darks and details of the composition. The action of the brushwork is part of my energy to establish the movement of the subject matter. Design and vibrant colors dominate the perception of the compositions. Deanna Nash Deanna was born and raised in St. Louis. She has been a practicing artist for more than 30 years. She describes herself as a draftsman, a painter, and a sculptor. Deanna specializes in portraits of people, pets, homes, and cherished objects. Her repertoire of media consists of pastels, charcoal, colored pencils, pen and ink, watercolor, scratchboard, clay, stone, drywall, black paper and acrylic paint. She is a member of the St. Louis Artists’ Guild and the Gateway Pastel Artists. When Deanna is not in her studio she spends time as a private instructor, and conducts demonstrations and workshops. Gina Aitch Gina Aitch is an accomplished artist and graphic designer. Raised in rural Missouri, she developed an appreciation for nature and life’s simple pleasures—values that are often reflected in her artwork. Gina started drawing at a very young age and has since experimented with several forms of art from abstract to realism. Much of her work continues to embody a youthful spirit with attention to detail, and every now and then she throws in a clever twist. Her preferred medium is acrylic paint, but she also enjoys working with graphite, charcoal, and digital art. Gina has an associate’s degree in fine art and has taught college courses in graphic design.

Barbie Steps Through the years I’ve considered myself lucky to have had the opportunity to combine photography with my explorations around the world. Spending hours coming face to face with the incredible Snow Monkeys bathing in the hot springs of the Japan Alps was just one breathtaking encounter I’ll never forget. But even a walk in the garden or a hike in the woods is a magical experience through the eye of my camera. I want to share with others some of what I have experienced in the world; the little moments, when captured, that compose life. Dawn Ottensmeier My textile constructions rely on personal histories imbedded and held in ‘used cloth.’ I prefer to work with recycled cloth, giving the fabric a chance to express transformation through a relationship with the past and the present. What emerges from the interaction is sometimes a surprising and revealing result. What gets altered is oftentimes myself. Perhaps more important is the repetition of stitching, offering a doorway to something deeper, more subtle, more powerful. This meditative act leads my mind and body into an almost sacred, devotional practice where no stitch is ever the same twice. The connective threads unify, offering a sense of wholeness. Alex Deeken For 21 years, Alex was a display window designer for Scruggs Vanderbilt and Barney in St. Louis. A self-taught artist and sign painter, Alex works in watercolor, oil, dry media, and collage. He has gained much inspiration from Saturday drawing outings in St. Louis. An Artists’ Guild member since 1972, Alex counts among his accomplishments 15 years as a designer of Shriners Parade floats, and authoring/illustrating a children’s book, The Good Little Snowman. Betty Springfield I love nature, and my objective in my photography is to capture the beauty all around us. Nature provides some of the most dramatic settings in terms of light, color and form. Water is my favorite centerpiece in photographs–oceans, rivers, lakes, streams, creeks, or ponds–and reflections in the water always tug at me. Barbara Tenholder Barbara is a self-taught oil pastel artist. She is a member of the St. Louis Artists’ Guild and member of the Oil Pastel Association. Her paintings have been included in juried shows, and are in private and corporate collections. “Color is my friend,” says Barbara. Indeed, color dominates her paintings of historical buildings from the rural areas around St. Louis. Helmut Feller Helmut is a self-taught artist specializing in fine woodworking. Yugoslavian born, Helmut was raised in Vienna and worked in a cabinet shop in Germany as a youth. Among his many accomplishments is the restoration of plates by Picasso, work in the Trump Towers, and being one of only four authorized veneer restoration specialists for Rolls Royce. Sherry Yadon Orlando Sherry Yadon Orlando is a native St. Louisan and enjoys painting a variety of subjects in numerous media. Whether painting in watercolor, oils, or highly textured acrylics, she tries to interpret the abstract quality of reality by painting the interplay of light and shadows on subjects with strong design patterns. Sherry retired from oil teaching at Ritenour Adult Education Program where she instructed for 30 years. She has been a freelance artist specializing in portraits and work done for McDonald Publishing Company. Sherry has been juried into 47 Art Section shows with the St. Louis Artists’ Guild. Cynthia Godat I am a designing woman with a colorful palette for my life–whether it be in creating my habitat, preparing beautiful meals, or transforming my hair color! Now my vision is painting on canvas. Enjoy! Jo Rezny McCredie My paintings reflect my inner being, enhanced by a visual excitement that surfaces with something as simple as a shadow that moves in the wind. Each work is an adventure, at times including unobtrusive images that seem to nonchalantly appear. Colorscapes, Relationships, Occurrences are my subjects. My choice of media is varied, including watercolor, acrylic, collage and pastel all of which at times appear in one painting. Many of my paintings are based on sketches, photographs, and memories of the many cities and countries I have had the opportunity to experience, always with a sketchbook, watercolors, and a camera. Linda Boyer I have been a member of the St. Louis Artists’ Guild for three years and have enjoyed participating in many exciting events as well as meeting a lot of talented artists. Most of my work is done in watercolor and acrylic, but I also enjoy working in pastel, charcoal, and mixed media. This will be my third year donating to Collectors Choice. It’s an exciting event.

Tony Carosella “Old Paint” is a photographic study of the demolished Wolf Milling in New Haven, MO. The HDR technique was used to bring out the details in the shadows and the highlights of the print and PhotoShop was used to enhance the color and the texture. Robert Jones Robert received a B.S. Degree in Art Education in 1971 from Southeast Missouri State University and is currently attending art classes at Meramec Community College. Robert is a member of the St. Louis Artists’ Guild. Eden Harris My work could be about “the joy of debris,” objects left behind. It takes its clues from nests left by birds or insects, falling leaves in Autumn, old abandoned buildings in urban settings, layers of paint on sun-dried wood…the “layers,” the shadows. Kathleen A. Ahner Memories reveal themselves in innumerable layers of the psyche, represented here by the chrysanthemum, the face and the suggested figure. An ancient flower with symbolic meaning to many different cultures, the chrysanthemum can represent death and immortality; its bloom through autumn into winter intimates the ability to mediate between life and death, Heaven and Earth. Confucius meditated on the chrysanthemum. Originally golden from the Greek work “chrysos” with “anthemom,” flower, the golden chrysanthemum also represents perfection in many cultures; in a darker notation, it symbolizes slighted love. Is the face a portrait or a mask? Does it hold the memory of slighted love, or of ancient burial rites? Do layers of time and meaning marry here? The contrast of contemporary, contoured figures with the ancient visage and chrysanthemum allude to such an archetypal pattern. Betty Deall Betty is intrigued by architecture, it’s lines and angles. “Rooftop Tapestry” is an imaginary cityscape which incorporates differing rooflines. In her twenty five years as a painter, Betty has used many media for her paintings, but finds that oil painting is her favorite. Carl Knickerbocker I’m a self-taught artist. The development of my artistic direction and iconography evolved in 1991. Call my style “Suburban Primitive.” Most of my paintings are done while people are watching. It’s been said that my work “will make you think, laugh, question or reconsider your values.” Charles H. Wallis My work has been on national tour in traveling exhibits of the National Parks Service and the American Watercolor Society. I’m a signature Member of the American Watercolor Society. I’ve been accepted into juried shows of Watercolor U.S.A., Rocky Mountain National, Adirondack National, Northwest Watercolor Society, Southern Watercolor Society, and the Watercolor Societies of Baton Rouge, Birmingham, Houston, Kansas, San Diego, and Texas. I’m a Distinguished Member of the St. Louis Artists’ Guild, and in 1985, a collection of my work of the Gateway Arch was on exhibit in the Arch Museum during the summer of its 20th Anniversary. Neal Slaten Neal Slaten was born, raised and currently resides in St. Louis where he has been painting on and off for the last 30+ years. Neal is mostly a self-taught representational artist with interest in portraits, plein-air landscapes and the occasional still-life. Neal’s formal art training includes coursework in drawing and figure painting at Meramec Community College along with participation in several workshops and short courses including workshops with Kevin McPherson and Billyo O’Donnell. Neal was elected to membership in the Art Section of the St. Louis Artists’ Guild and is also a current member of the Plein Air Painters of Mid America and the Portrait Society of America. Bernard Waxman Bernard Waxman is a retired Professor of Computer Science who most recently served as the Acting Dean of the School of Engineering at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Now that he has the time to explore his passion for photography, he spends many delightful hours exploring the natural world around him. He is interested in all types of photography, but has a special fondness for the very small and the very large. He especially enjoys sharing his photographic vision and creations with others, and is pleased when someone decides to display his photographs in their home or office. Johanna Prinz Johanna’s love of art has been life long. Her father was a self taught artist. He painted, built his own house and created furniture in his retirement years. She feels that the artist’s eye sees everything as art. She has a Bachelor of Fine Art’s Degree from Washington University, majoring in fashion design. Her career was primarily in the garment industry. There she sketched and designed her own work. Now that she has semi-retired she has more time to spend with her paints, fabrics and all supplies to make up her art world. The fashion industry continues to be an influence and can be seen in her art.

Daniel Fishback My paintings reflect my love of the outdoors, especially those places near a stream, a river, or a lake. This fascination with the outdoors began when I was a young boy exploring McKenzie Creek, which ran about 50 yards from my Grandmother’s home, in Piedmont Missouri. As a result, quite a bit of my work is done en plein air and many of my paintings contain a body of water of one type or another. My style is impressionistic and I am primarily self-taught. I recently opened a gallery and studio in the historic community of Elsah, Illinois. Naomi Runtz I have worked in photography for over 30 years, making prints in black and white, color, carbon, palladium, and Polaroid media. I have exhibited locally, nationally and internationally. Architectural details are of particular interest to me, such as archways, columns, passageways, and carvings. Rene Dimanche In Forbidden Fruit, I am exploring the aloneness and at times, defeat we feel- when going through adversities in our lives- within the framework of a dreamscape. Within such dreamscape—decay, erosion and mortality are on-going exploratory themes; and how, in spite of our struggles, obstacles and hurdles in our lives—somehow, someway—the human spirit’s inner drive to survive, to maintain and to eventually conquer echoes our profound connection with our Creator. In keeping with the themes of decay and erosion—I often incorporate items or objects that rust such as faucets, metal strips, nails, pipes—to name a few. At times, I may deliberately expose defects in wood or surface materials. In the end, life as it exists, will cease—and eventually will become new. David Coblitz I strive always to avoid the viewer being able to have the reaction, “I’ve got a camera; I could do that.” I also try to help the viewer see the commonplace in new and interesting ways that they may not have thought about. My goal is to help them appreciate the beauty that surrounds us, but may go unnoticed. One such series I call “Plants with personality” in which plants take on aspects normally associated with people or animals. I’m St. Louis Artists’ Guild Photography Section Chairman and a Board member. Jo Louise Seltzer As I approached my fiftieth birthday, I wanted a new challenge. I had never studied or made art, but my son is a professional illustrator. So I reasoned his art genes came from somewhere and enrolled in a drawing course. Happily, I found that a good teacher can teach one to draw. Since that class I have studied watercolor, acrylic, pastel, and oil painting. I can now be called a professional artist, since I have sold paintings, had my work in many shows, and won a prize. I continue to study weekly with Jerry Thomas, a former Artists’ Guild president. Merryl Redding Merryl Redding lives and works in Ingram, Texas. She is the owner of Adena Art Glass Studio. Merryl specializes in custom design and the interpretation of ideas to glass, and is known for her ability to translate ideas to form. Her work appears in private collections both nationally and internationally, and her restorations of Tiffany glass windows are considered some of the finest in the industry. Joanne Stremsterfer This piece “Blue Foliage” speaks to the conflict between our natural environment and the built environment as one faces the challenges and obstacles that constantly confront elements of nature that are experienced every day. In my work I have explored the idea that at times the power of nature triumphs over intrusions. Infrequently a harmony is created between order and chaos. And sometimes the demands for control succeed in the destruction of portions of the natural world. A dynamic process begins as I attempt to create intriguing and sometimes ambiguous statements that utilize various combinations of layers of foliage, experience and meaning. In a sense, the printmaking process of placing colors and textures on top of one another to create various layers of meaning has proven to be an ongoing challenge as I continue to find a voice to express myself. I used the technique of monotype to create this piece. Joanne Rohe Joanne Rohe is a St. Louis, Missouri based artist. She attended Webster University for her BFA in Painting and will graduate this May 2011. She also received her AA degree in Fine Art from East Central College in 2007. Rohe has been included in six group exhibitions and one solo exhibition. Her work is inspired by traditional storytelling, myths, fantastical worlds, and transient lifestyles. Her mediums range from painting, drawing, bookbinding, and poi performance. The goal of Rohe’s work is to create a soul deep connection with the viewer which reaches beyond a casual glance. It reaches to the story within us all. Barbara St. John My paintings represent my search to express how I respond emotionally to nature. To rekindle an awareness of the beauty that surrounds us and that we take for granted in our hectic lives. My hope is to connect with the viewer and to uplift their spirit: to invoke in them similar feelings of the wonder of nature.

William Marchant I try not to take my work too seriously…I make pictures. But, every now and then I am caught by an image in my mind that becomes deeply personal. The themes from JD Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye have continued to shepherd my work since the time I first read the novel a decade ago. I returned to this, an image that pervaded my adolescence, due to the constant recurrence of such themes in my life. Lisa Sisley-Blinn Lisa Sisley-Blinn is an artist specializing in painting and printmaking with over 30 years of experience in creating, showing and selling her work. She has an MFA in printmaking from Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI., where she is counted in the top 100 Alumni from the School of Fine Art, and a BA with a K-12 Art and Secondary Science degree from Carroll College, Waukesha, WI. Thematically she is currently exploring the intersection of technology and fine art, using the mediums of encaustic painting, printmaking, photography and digital imaging. Recent work combines ambiguous environments with personal symbol systems. William R. Ide My aesthetic or response to beauty has been to use strong composition with color and texture to create movement and a visceral response from the viewer. Lately, my interest is in the cubist style, which when handled properly, can convey timelessness, or in other words, fine art. I have been exhibiting statewide for many years and have received awards in painting, print and drawing. Currently, I am a member of the St. Louis Artists’ Guild and Art World Association. Karen Robinson My name is Karen Robinson and I make jewelry not because it’s profitable and brings me a lot of money. I started making jewelry because it helps to take my mind off my chronic pain. It is difficult to use my left arm and hand so my husband and two little girls help me, so we use making jewelry as family time also. We have found as a family making jewelry has brought out our creative side. In the future my goal is to donate jewelry to raise money for people who have chronic pain from Thoracic Outlet Syndrome. Melanie Terry Melanie Terry is an artist living and working in St. Louis. She received her BFA in painting from Webster University. Melanie has been selected as an artist-in-residence for the National Park Service at Buffalo National River in Arkansas and Homestead National Monument of America in Beatrice, Nebraska. She has paintings featured in both collections. Shirley Nachtrieb Shirley Nachtrieb’s artwork is earthy, organic and multimedia. She enjoys painting from nature then interpreting her images into collages using textures. She works experimentally, painting positive and negative shapes, then, adding embellishments if needed. One of her latest passions is painting a series of abstract landscapes that are full of color and inspired creativity. Shirley is always looking for a way to interpret what she sees or feels in a more creative way. Carol Amos My work here attempts to capture the colors, light, and feeling of a particular moment. The paintings are created on Pintura panels by the application of transparent and semi-transparent layers of alkyd/oil paint to indicate the changing layers of clouds and sky, and the patterns and colors of light on the clouds and landscape. I gather Ideas for my paintings near my homes in St. Louis and Scottsdale, and wherever I travel. I make plein air sketches and take photographs on site to use as reference material for studio paintings. I strive to emphasize the particular aspect of the subject which first captured my attention. Carl Safe My interest in photography is broad but it is, at its base, informed by my sensibilities as an architect. A line, a surface, an elevation, a texture are all components that I use, as background and frame. I often identify a building component that is begging to be the background for some small drama and wait for the drama to occur. Sometimes it happens, more often it does not. But, nonetheless, architecture is the framework within which we act out our lives. I am drawn to the ability of photographs to tell stories, or perhaps more accurately, to suggest stories; particularly stories about the human condition. The stories, or relationships (or juxtapositions) can be between people but also between people and the built environment. The relationship between “the ideal” as communicated in popular culture (advertising) and the reality of who we, in fact, are is another theme that I am drawn to. The coincidental relationships I seek out are frequently generated by the juxtaposition of the world of idealized perfection and the reality of the imperfect souls that we are. They can be the product of random coincidence, they can also, in a somewhat more traditional construct, document an isolated incident, a moment in time that captures an intimate interaction or the banality of our most mundane routine. All are capable of saying more than the immediately obvious. Lila Bahl Lila Bahl’s photography began as traditional black and white darkroom, black and white infra-red, and partial hand coloring in oil on the final picture. Today, digitally retaining her vision of the world as a combination of black and white and color, she is thrilled when she manages to capture an Henri Cartier-Bresson “decisive moment” in one of her photographs. Often people in the photo add life and help to tell the total story.

Debra Pratt Debra Pratt is an Application Development Specialist at a local insurance company. She received her Master of Art in Information Technology Management, her Bachelor of Art in Business Administration, and Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Webster University, St. Louis, MO. She lives in the St. Louis Area, previously lived in San Clemente, CA, Moore, OK, and Houston, TX, always returning home. The Art world has always been part of her life from the early elementary years to present, attending an art class when time allowed. Her mediums include oil, watercolor, and photography. Amanda Verbeck As a printmaker and mixed media artist, Amanda Verbeck explores the personal areas of ancestry, relationships, environment, and health in an attempt to better understand larger truths. In addition to being an artist, she is the master printer and publisher at Pele Prints. Pele Prints is a collaborative fine art printmaking studio dedicated to creating limited edition prints and original works of art. Amanda is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis and has 12 years of experience as a printmaker. Russ Rosener Photography is best when it encapsulates and crystallizes a distinct moment in time. Many of my portraits are made from long exposures of several seconds. In a completely dark studio, I pose the model, and then lock the shutter open. During this time of several seconds the sitter must remain absolutely still. Using a small flashlight I move around the model and “paint” them with light. Extinguishing the light allows the model to take a new pose without recording on the frame of film. Re-painting them with light allows two or more moments in time to be layered together seamlessly. The stopping, blending and smearing of Light and Time are endlessly fascinating and hopefully a comment on the Transitory nature of those living moments. JoAnn Houle I specialize in painting and drawing and graduated in 2004, from the University of North Dakota, with my B.F.A. I like to change my mediums & materials, and I’m not afraid of bold line or color. I don’t have much of a plan when I start because I like the final product to be a surprise. I trust my intuition about the direction each piece goes in. I laid down the base colors for this piece and wasn’t sure if it was going to be a dog or a rhino painting. The Dog won. It’s a deeply rewarding process and I get grumpy if I wait too long between art projects. You could say Art is my Drug. I must create, I will create, and I will remain an artist as I continue to grow up. Beth Goyer Beth Goyer is a local artist/photographer who has embraced the wide world of digital photography and the use of Photoshop. Photoshop is the medium of my choice. It allows me to take parts of the real world and make them into new images, sometimes unsettling but usually beautiful and ethereal. I have always been involved with the visual arts – drawing, painting, photographing, etc., starting before beginning grade school. I taught Jr. High/Middle School for 29 years before retiring to continue my pursuit of learning new ways to make my images, visiting new places and taking classes. Neal and Peggy Wade Neal and Peggy Wade started making their “Reincarnations4U” two years ago when they decided to use some of their antique tins, metal, jewelry and recycled materials together in the form of robots, dolls and crazy animals. They try to give new life of an assortment of old parts. Michael Anderson Michael Anderson is a professional visual artist working in traditional and digital media. He likes the challenge of sketching and painting on location whether he uses oils, acrylics, watercolors or a digital tablet. He employs textured canvases, thick paint application with a palette knife and expressive colors in his work. Michael Anderson frequently paints on outings with the Missouri Plein Air Painters Association. He is a member of and the American Society of Architectural Illustrators. Tom Tritschler I enjoy how Printmaking challenges you to work with your hands and mind, utilizing the the tools and process-oriented methodologies of Technology to produce Art. Samantha Vaughn I’m a senior at Marquette High School. I have been working with Debbie Norris and the St. Louis Artists’ Guild for the past two years and have loved every minute of it! I don’t really have a lot of free time, but when I have it, I spend it making crazy art. I play soccer for St. Louis Scott Gallagher and for Marquette and can’t wait to graduate in May! Katja Oosthuis I qualified with my Bachelor’s in Textile Design at Steve Biko Technicon, in Durban, South Africa, in 1989. I worked in that trade for many years and have also experimented with Batiks (KZNSA Gallery Durban) and Portraiture. Since moving to St Louis I’ve renewed my love for Botanical drawing which is such a primary focus in Textile Design. “African Spring” is a lighthearted representation of African wild flowers and African Monarch Butterflies so common to Kwa Zulu Natal.

Steven Finnegan I was Born in St.louis in the Dogtown area of the city where I still live. The main mediums I work in are oils, acrylics, colored pencils, ink, as well as wood carving. Landscapes, portraits and wildlife are among some of my favorite subjects to paint or sketch. Art for me has never been a way of just expressing myself, it is big part of who I am as a person. It is something that I just can’t stop doing! Jewel George Award winning artist, Jewel George has her own style of creating art and design, with the use of Encaustics. Creating paintings with a mixture of mediums combined into the encaustics creating mix media. After many years of empirical study in social behavior and its surroundings, realistic ideas were added into the thought process–creating illusions. Jewel has studied under many great artists and encourages others to study more. As a workshop instructor she enjoys introducing new techniques to new and upcoming artist of all ages. Jewel’s paintings have been placed in art galleries in the United States and Europe. Rebecca Tidswell The shapes and patterns I find in nature heavily influence my work. The tiny spirals of unfolding zinnia petals and the dried seed pods I find in my garden equally draw my attention. I often simplify or abstract the shapes I’m drawn to. Through a variety of printmaking processes, I create textures and layers of transparent and opaque colors which provide movement and energy to my work. Recently I’ve been experimenting with cutting up and collaging my prints. Cynthia Berg Cynthia Berg is a native of Missouri who has resided in St. Louis most of her life. She was an art major at Colorado Woman’s College and began painting professionally in 1985. Since then she has exhibited in major national and regional juried shows as well as solo and group exhibitions. Her work has been carried in galleries in Maryland, Missouri North Carolina, Colorado and California. Her paintings are included in both private and corporate collections across the United States. Cecile Galluzzo C. Galluzzo’s paintings will show at Emerson Gallery, St. Louis Artists Guild in 2011. Informed by the N.Y.C. School of Painting 1980s, and the contemporary movement of art which is largely a social movement, Galluzzo paints in a neo avant garde eccentric style in oils on canvas or paper. Galluzzo is a painter of conscience. Cecile showed at Mitchell Art Museum, Mount Vernon, IL; Woods-Gerry, RISD; Morton J. May, North, Huntleigh, Mad Art and Crowe T. Brooks Gallery, St. Louis; ARC, ATC and RISD Alum, Chicago; Contract Design Center, S.F. Cecile holds a MFA, Northern Illinois University and BFA, Rhode Island School of Design. Sue Paskiewicz The artist received her BFA from Washington University in St. Louis. In the past few years she has had several artist residencies in Egypt. Her images are both figurative and abstract. Ancient cultures inspire her work. Gloria Gewinner-Ide I work in the mediums of oil, acrylic, watercolor, and pastel and have a degree in Fine Art and Design. Over the years the water based mediums such as watercolor and acrylic have been my passion, and I’ve held exhibitions at various businesses in the county and city of St. Louis, including the Missouri Athletic Club. Whether painting in a studio atmosphere or outdoors among nature, I enjoy applying lots of paint and having fun. I’m a member of the St. Louis Artists’ Guild, St. Louis Watercolor Society, Art World Association, and Missouri Watercolor Society. Marceline Saphian As a long time member of the St.Louis Artists’ Guild, it is a pleasure to again participate in this year’s Collectors Choice X. My work through the years has included oil painting, acrylic painting, ceramic sculpture, welded sculpture, fiber work and present emphasis, monotype and mixed media. Subjects come from things around me, including home and yard, landscapes and people. Realism is not a goal, as I would rather find new and exciting ways to express ideas and seek inner meaning and relationships. Examples of the work I do are included in many private and corporate collections and museums. Over fifty of the Guild exhibits have included my work.

Your Collectors Choice X Top Ten List As you stroll the galleries enjoying the works by regional artists, please take time to list your ten favorites. Bring this list with you to the Selection Party on June 12th. On that day, your name will be called and you will announce your choice of artwork (by I.D. number) to take home that day! At the bottom of this page, you will notice a large rectangle with numbered boxes corresponding to art I.D. numbers. We will “x” out the numbers as they are called on our large boards. You have the opportunity to keep track of this process for yourself, making it easier to be informed as you announce your selection Once you have announced your selection, it is firm! 1.










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The St. Louis Artists’ Guild is a resource and center for creative expression. In addition to serving the Midwest as a center that exhibits, supports, and promotes the visual arts, it also sponsors and conducts community service programs. The History of the St. Louis Artists’ Guild Since 1886, the St. Louis Artists’ Guild has been the regional center for artists and art lovers. Today the Artists’ Guild is an extraordinary organization with approximately 500 members. The history of the Artists’ Guild is the history of art in St. Louis. For over a century, most professional artists in St. Louis achieved their first recognition through its competitive exhibitions. The Artists’ Guild has consistently been a significant contributor to the cultural environment of the greater St. Louis area. In 1995, it moved to a beautifully restored 1920’s mansion in the heart of Oak Knoll Park in Clayton where it provides the perfect place to expand programs, classes, workshops, and exhibitions. Exhibition Opportunities The Artists’ Guild holds national, regional, and local competitions with cash awards. It also hosts national exhibitions and participates in collaborative and exchange exhibitions with other art organizations. In addition, the Artists’ Guild holds an annual exhibition for young artists, which features cash awards and scholarships. As a well-established network for artists in the metropolitan area, the Artists’ Guild is an organization in which artists can learn, share ideas, and their love for art among peers and professionals. Whatever one’s interests or skills, the St. Louis Artists’ Guild has a workshop or program for you. In addition, the Guild holds demonstrations, weekly art groups, lectures, and book signings. A Proud Past Distinguished and well-known artists have been with the St. Louis Artists’ Guild throughout its 125 year history. Past member and exhibition lists read like a “Who’s Who of American Art.” Distinguished artists who have been associated with the St. Louis Artists’ Guild include: Max Beckman, Thomas Hart Benton, George Caleb Bingham, Charles Eames, Ray Eames, Carl Milles, Arthur Osver, Sarah Miriam Peale, Ernest Trova, Grant Wood.