Friday, August 7, 2009

Postcards from Rising Sun

Once again, we are going to do the "Postcards From Rising Sun" exhibit. The show is open to all ages 18 and over and will be on display at the Pendleton September 4 - 26.
Work should be an artist original 5"x7" piece showcasing the beautiful Rising sun area with it's interesting landscapes, people, historic buildings, and river. Each artist can submit up to 5 entries. Framing is not required, but, a mat or appropriate finish is appreciated.
All media will be accepted. 2-dimensional work only
Four winners will be selected as postcards along with $100.
$5 entry fee.
Entries are to be submitted to the Pendleton Art Center August 26 -29 12 to 5.
More information and entry forms are available at the Pendleton Art Center-812-438-9900.
Hope to have your participation.
Thank you.
Molly A. Beyer

Friday, June 12, 2009

Merle Rosen Workshop

We need a few more registrations for the Merle Rosen workshop being offered on June 20. There need to be 5 confirmed attendees in order to offer the event. Cost is $65, workshop covers the use of Gels and Grounds, 1-4 PM at the SIAG Gallery in Aurora, IN

Federal Support continues for the Arts and Humanities

Times are tough all over, but the funding for both the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities have been approved at increased levels for the next budget cycle. A portion of this money comes back to us in Indiana through the Indiana Arts Commission administered grants and the Indiana Humanities Commission and their activities.
New York Time story is here.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Arts Organizations feeling the pinch

An article picked up by the Philanthropy Digest summarizes the plight of the arts in the current recession.
Article is here

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Merle Rosen Workshop June 20

On June 20th SIAG will host a Merle Rosen Golden Acrylics Workshop on Gels and Grounds at the SIAG Studio, corner of 2nd and Main, Aurora, IN. Cost of the workshop is $65, workshop will be held from 1-4 PM. Pick up registation form at the Gallery or email Gail at metamora at

Sunday, March 15, 2009

March Newsletter

Next regular meeting, March 12, 7:00PM

Next board meeting, March 27, 10:00AM



The guild has been asked to participate in the June 27th & 28th fund raiser. They are looking for artists that would be interested in character sketching. This same group of people is putting on a fashion show on Thursday, April 23. They would like for any artist to donate a painting. If you are interested, contact Paula Daugherty at 812-537-2692 or Joan Abdon at 812-537-3878.


The River Explorer (River Barge) will not travel in 2009 due to the economy. The entire company is shutting down so we will not paint in Lesko Park as we have in the past.


The blog is set up for the guild members to use. The information is located at the Guild studios under the bulletin board. This was also sent in an e-mail.


It has been approved by the board that the guild will soon purchase an overhead mirror for  workshops.

Southeastern Indiana Quilt Fest is coming up on April 3, 4 & 5. There will be an art show at this festival. Contact Ohio County Historical Society at 812-438-4915.



We have eight new members:

Laurie Sinclair

Charly Charles

Bobbie Denney

Cheryl Clark

Jeremy Baney

Deb Ward

Sharon Woodall

Patrick Mulvaney



We may possibly be having a beer tasting in conjunction with the Great Crescent Brewery of Aurora on the last Saturday of the Spring Art Show (May 2). More information to follow.


Our Spring Art Show will begin on April 25th. Membership requirements mandate that we address some of the issues necessary to qualify for participation in the show. There have been some changes made, they are:

1) Keep dues current, they are due by June 1st ($35).

2) Create at least one new piece of artwork for this show. Members are also required to sit the show in order to participate.

3) Attend at least three meetings a year. This is in the guild by-laws. This is to be enforced unless you have been excused by the board for a reason, such as illness or work related absence.

4) The Spring Show will have a $15 entry fee.

  You may enter up to six pieces of art in the Spring Show and two in the Educational Exhibit. Whether the original artwork should fall into the educational category will be up to the discretion and integrity of the individual artist.

Contact information for the guild newsletter;

Pat Mulvaney 513-284-1504

Cindy Crofoot 513-284-6799

Thursday, February 12, 2009

February News

February 12, Indiana Artisan Development Project/Indiana Art Commission panel discussion; the IAC, an artisan juror, tourism development will be represented to discuss the ongoing Artisan Development project and the related Artisan Trail effort, plus the role of IAC in the arts of Indiana.

March 12, Deb Ward- watercolor demo; IAC member Deb Ward will do a demo using watercolors.

April 9, Hoosier Salon: Donnae Dole, executive director of the Hoosier Salon will discuss the historic role of the salon in the Indiana art community and it's current activities. SIAG members who have been accepted to the Hoosier Salon Annual Show in the past will bring represantative work to show the group.