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GLAF Members Awarded Esther M. Plotnick Award
GLAF Current and Past Members, who also belong to the American Society of Botanical Artists, were recently awarded the Esther M. Plotnick Award, by the organization, at its annual meeting in Pittsburg, PA last week.
"Kishwauketoe: Know Your Natives" won the grant in the Exhibits and Education & Awareness Projects.
The Kishwauketoe Group led by Sandy Kessel, with Jeanne Dyer, Celine Lillie, Lynne Railsback, Kathy Walsh, and Susie Williams, began documenting and painting native species from the Kishwauketoe Nature Conservancy in Williams Bay, Wisconsin in 2017.
In 2019, they organized a two month exhibition at the Green Grocer in Williams Bay, with a percentage of the paintings and cards sold going to the non-profit conservancy. This grant will be used to stage future exhibitions and produce additional educational material for visitors to the conservancy.
2020 Board Member Election Results
The annual members meeting of the Geneva Lake Art’s Foundation, Inc. was held Thursday evening, September 12th and elections confirmed the following Board of Directors for 2020:
Star Norini and Eileen Streu were re-elected re-elected to second terms as Secretary and Treasurer respectively. In addition to Dorae Bowen, three more Directors at Large we’re elected to new two-year terms; Sandy Willie, Pam Ring and Sarah McConnell. Nikki Marsicano is already serving as President, and Gary Wigman as Vice-President.
Featured in the photo from left to right: Sandy Willie, Eileen Streu, Pam Ring, Nikki Marsicano, President
Back row: Gary Wigman, Vice President, Dorae Bowen - Director at Large, and Star Norini. Missing from the photo is Sarah McConnell.
Student Art Awards Given
The Geneva Lake Arts Foundation, Inc. continues its mission to encourage art and artists in the Lakes area by sponsoring a Student Artists Exhibit featuring the work of high schools art students from Whitewater, Delavan-Darien, Big Foot, Badger and Williams Bay High Schools.
The following awards were given out at a reception for the artists on Friday, April 12th at Gallery 223 in downtown Lake Geneva. Here is a list of the winners:
Neal and Dotsie Heffernan Best of Show Award
Aalijah Dickman "Still Life" Charcoal
Bigfoot High School
Louis Mergener Memorial Award for Outstanding Work
Bija Blais DePriest "Petrichor" oil on board
Badger High School
Martin Smith Memorial award for Creative Work
Crystal Chan "Standstill" Pen
Whitewater High School
GLAF Award for Young Emerging Artists
Anu Bui "More" Digital Paint
Badger High School
GLAF Merit Awards:
"Portrait of Mark Twain" Colored Pencil
"That's a Wrap" Charcoal
Delavan - Darien
"High Priestess" Digital Art/Photography
"Pride, Lust and Greed"
Big Foot High School