Lake Area Artists have announced a disappointing cancellation due to the COVID-19 pandemic: Their annual Art Show and Sale will not take place as scheduled April 24-26.
"Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Lake Area Artists have cancelled the April 2020 Art Show and Sale," said artist Theresa Andreas-O'Leary, one of the group's organizers. "Stay tuned for new dates, until then keep well and in touch."
Founded in 1966, Lake Area Artists is a group of 40 active members with a purpose of promoting an interest in art in the community, and acquainting the public with the work of local artists. Each member is juried into the organization.
"We look for artists who have a different style and use different mediums," said Rob Sanford, who has served as president of the organization for the past four years. "That way we aren't competing against each other, but representing a wide range of styles and art forms."
The annual sale is an opportunity for the artists to show and sell their work, and a portion of the funds are given as scholarships to area high school art students. Since the sale cannot take place at this time all are invited to visit the artists' websites to view their art, and purchase as they would have during the art sale.
To view the artists and their work visit lakeareaartists.com. The artists who were scheduled to exhibit include:
Stuart Adams (acrylics), Kay Allenbaugh (watercolor), Janet Amundson-Splidsboel (encaustic, oil), Theresa Andreas-O'Leary (acrylic), Bill Baily (watercolor), Linda J. Baker (oil), Sarah Bouwsma (watercolor), Michele Bufton (watercolor), Mary Burgess (watercolor, acrylic), Lorraine Kovenz Bushek (oil), Patrice Cameron (watercolor), Leslie Cheney-Parr (watercolor, mixed media), Terri Dill-Simpson (watercolor), Maud Durland (watercolor), Sandy Dutko (acrylic), Rene Eisenbart (watermedia), Mary Elle (watercolor), Airi Foote (mixed media), Evelyn Fritz (mixed media), Jean Gale (watermedia), Anji Grainger (watermedia), Susan Greenbaum (mixed media, collage), Vernon Groff (watercolor), Jan Hardenburger (oil), Jani Hoberg (etching, watercolor), Marcia Jeglum (oil), Sue Jensen (acrylic, collage), Steve Ludeman (watercolor), Deborah Marble (watercolor, acrylic), Diane Marconi (watercolor), Jack McNally (watercolor) Linda Mraz (watercolor, collage, acrylic, sculpture), Deanne Rommel (multi-media, watercolor, pastel, oil, collage, acrylic), Rob Sanford (acrylic), Julie Shirley (watercolor), Pamela Smithsted (oil), Linda Terhark (watercolor), Lisa Wiser (watercolor, acrylic, mixed media), and Jan Youngman (pastel).
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