The 67th annual
Chesterton Woman’s Club Art Show is underway, opened with a an afternoon
reception Sunday, June 3. It will be on display through June 29.
received special recognition, along with monetary awards for their works.
Best of Show was
awarded to Ronald Stec for his oil painting, “Amber Fields”, The $400 prize
was sponsored by the Chesterton Woman’s Club Patrons.
Artist Gerri Govert
won First Place honors for her pastel “Water Lilies in the Pond”. The $350
prize was given by Lu DeWulf, in memory of Roland Cline and Henry DeWulf.
Second Place honors
went to Jimmy Duke Johnson for his acrylic “Bottles and Shapes”. The $300
prize was sponsored by Tom Lipinski, In memory of Audrey Lipinski.
Kevin Firme was
presented with Third Pace honors for his pastel “Fairy Lights”. The $250
award was sponsored by Jim Ruge, of Porter Bank.
Fourth Place awards
of $150 each were given to: Joel Janowski, for the watercolor “Spring 2018”,
sponsor Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home; Doris Myers, for an acrylic, “View
from Grandma’s”, sponsor Law Office of Michael T. Sawyier; Guy Joassin, for
a photograph titled “Girl and Bike”, sponsor White-Love Funeral Home; and
Aaron Melendez, for his watercolor “Racehorse”, sponsor Chesterton Woman’s
Fifth Place awards,
each $125, were presented to Julia Holmaas for “Chicken Shed” a watercolor
on canvas, sponsor Lisa Gaff, (Berkshire Hathaway Realtor Ex Group); Bonnie
Zimmer, for “Sanctuary Sentinel”, a sculpture, sponsor Suzanne Philbrick,
Attorney at Law; Judith M. Price for “A Mournful River”, acrylic, sponsored
by Chesterton Woman’s Club Patrons; and Bunny Dimke, for “Memories of
Tuscany”, watercolor, sponsor Chesterton Woman’s Club Patrons.
A special award,
with a $200 prize, was given to Claudia Pletting, for her photograph “A
Frosty Morning in Jasper County”, sponsor Audrey’s Inspiration, chosen by
husband Tom Lipinski and family.
Sixth Place Awards
of $100 each were given to Carl Olsen for his watercolor on gesso, “Female
Form”, sponsor Anton Insurance; to Harold Neulieb for his block print in
ink, “Dreaming”, sponsor Horizon Bank; Joy Marburger for her photograph
“Great Blue Heron Looking for Lunch”, sponsor Zale Eye Center, Dr. Douglas
Zale; Gail Woolever, for “Chicken Scratch”, a chalk pastel, sponsor Connors
Automotive; Charles Capek, for the mixed media “Dunes Evening #2”, sponsor
Karen Coambs; Debbie Leach for “In the Spring”, a pastel, sponsor the
Stipanovich Family, in memory of Mary Stipanovich; Julia Holmaas, for her
watercolor “Trillium”, sponsor the Parkinson Family in memory of Brandon Lee
Cance; Kathy Los Rathburn, for her watercolor “Forsythia”, sponsor Tri Kappa
Active Chapter; and Jean Bargeron, for her oil “Waiting”, sponsors Mike and
Awards of $50 were presented to Fran Danner for her watercolor “Mount
Olive”, sponsor the Chesterton Tribune in memory of Warren and Betty
Canright; Janet Evans for her acrylic “High and Dry”, sponsor the Hiestand
Law Office; Jean Head for “Summefield”, a watercolor, sponsor Centier Bank;
Lenore Senovic for her oil “Beach Clouds”, sponsor Sharon Ton in memory of
Ruth Ton; Kathy Barron, for “By the Lake” , in colored pencil, sponsor
Ashley’s Jewelry; Barbara Krok, for her oil “Gnarly”, sponsor Hair’s the
Thing, Jeanie McElfresh in memory of Jim, Barbara and Jay Rosetti; Kris
Cook, for her watercolor “Invitation to a Hike”, sponsor ISO Unique Art
Furniture and Home Decor; and Aaron Melendez for “Eastern Bluebird” a
watercolor, sponsor Chesterton Woman’s Club Patrons.