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Fairfield Art Association hosting awards party Sunday

Feb 20, 2018
Two oil painted “6X6 Canvas Multiples” entries by Carroll Mickalek are in the Membership Exhibit.

The Fairfield Arts Association’s annual Membership Exhibit will culminate with an awards events and dessert party to celebrate the artists and art in Fairfield from 2-4 p.m. Sunday in the Fairfield Arts & Convention Center’s atrium and main gallery.

This begins the 52nd year for the Fairfield Art Association and its 11th year in its new home at the Fairfield Arts & Convention Center. The event is open to all members and guests.

At 3 p.m., a short program begins and will announce this summer’s 10th downtown art installation theme. Artists will be encouraged to think about participating and guidelines will be available. Immediately following will be the artists awards and art critique of the “6”x6” Canvas Multiples” member exhibit.

For the exhibit this year, members were challenged to work with one to four very small canvases and present them in any layout as one work. Thirty-six artists took part working in a variety of mediums.

Serving as judge is Bill Teeple, local artist and owner of ICON Gallery.

“This is a great way to connect both successful art venues in our community,” said Suzan Kessel, Fairfield Art Association volunteer director. “ICON and the FAA both work hard to keep art and creativity alive and active in Fairfield. The FAA is excited to have Teeple judge and critique the works of this membership exhibit. A critique is always a wonderful way to learn from each others artwork, and hearing different judges explain what they see in each piece brings a new viewpoint.”

Four cash awards will be given to artists for outstanding works of arts.

Participating artists not only include local talents, but several artists from Albia, Mt. Pleasant, Washington, Keosauqua, Pulaski, Ottumwa and Fort Madison. Members showing their work include Kella Tschopp, Annette Scieszinski, David Kraemer, Karen Harris, Jessica Kirby, Care Connet, Makayla Lanman, Kathleen Almelien, David Pattison, Sidney Gibson, Jacqueline Kumer, Cindy Ballou, Debbie Finney, Paul Moorehead, BJ Grimmer, Elaine Duncan, JoAnne Worley, Carlene Atwater, Ann Bosold, Jim DeArman, Carroll Mickalek, Cris Soth, Susan Thicke, Pam Lander, Holly McDow, Katheen Tachet, Rolf Erickson, Deb DeArmon, Ingrid Saterstrom, Dori Lewman, Laura Weinberg, Joyce Schindler, Vickie Gautherat, Deb Baughman, Ann Porter and Stan Stanberry.

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