Madison Art Club

Paint out, art show
on tap in late August

Artists throughout the region
are invited to participate
in this non-juried show

Staff Report

Todd Reifers

Photo provided

Renowned plein air painter Todd Reifers
of Indianapolis is scheduled to judge
this year’s art show, sponsored by
the Madison Art Club. This will
be the show’s 10th year.

(July 2008) – The Madison Art Club’s 10th annual Art Show and Competition will include several top flight events, beginning Aug. 28-29 with two plein air workshops, led by master artists Todd Reifers and Bill Borden. The events culminate Sept. 7 with a Public Art Show and Reception at the club’s Main Street art gallery, 301 E. Main St. In between these events will be a movable feast with all kinds of experiences for the art enthusiasts from ages 8 to 80. These events will be punctuated by a Bonfire Social at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 30 at the Madison riverfront that will be open to everyone.

On Aug. 29-31, the 2008 ArtFest will move into high gear with a “Paint Madison Plein Air Paint Out.” After the plein air event, three top works will be presented awards in both the Junior (17-under) and senior (18-older) divisions.

Bill Borden

Bill Borden

The “Best of Show” award will be a Purchase Award of $500 to be presented by Madison Mayor Tim Armstrong. Other awards will be given in various categories.
The categories open for this plein air experience will be: Oil and Acrylic; Watercolor and Pastel. All events are sponsored by the Arts Council of Southern Indiana and several local contributors.
For the 2008 annual Madison Art Club Art Show and Competition itself, the show is not juried for entry. All work must be at the art gallery no later than Aug. 23 or Aug. 24 between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.
The award will be full to overflowing with $7,500 given away in award money. The club seeks new works by artists entering this competition and works must be original and completed within the last two years. The works must also be for sale and priced reasonably.

Bob Saueressig

Bob Saueressig

Both the Awards Ceremony for the Plein Air Paint Out and the Art Show will be held at the art gallery at 2:30 p.m. on Aug. 31.
“This will be the best artwork you’ll find in a cooperative art gallery anywhere,” said Madison Art Club President Bob Saueressig. “Each year the quality of the artwork has gotten better. For example, last year we had an unusually high number of pastels of the finest quality.”

• For more information, contact Larry Rudolech at (812) 866-3827 or via email at: rudolech@roadrunner.com. Entry forms are available online at: www.MadisonArtClub.com.

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