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Ava Art Guild Quilt Show and Pastel Workshop

The Ava Art Guild will have a busy month with a Quilt Show and Soft Pastel workshop.  But these activities are inside with air conditioning so it is a good way to spend some time.  Come and browse the quilt show to see some beautiful quilts made by local artists.  

Always wanted to try soft pastels?  This is your chance to learn with an experienced instructor and all supplies provided. 

Quilt Show 

It is almost time to enter the quilt show and contest at the Ava Art Guild.    Quilts will be displayed at the Ava Art Guild Gallery from August 15 through August 25, 2018.  Entries will be accepted August 13 – 14, 2018 during business hours,  10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  No entry fee.  Youth entries are age 17 and younger.

Any quilt not entered in previous shows can be entered in the general show/exhibit quilt category.  They can be old, new, borrowed, gifted or purchased.   Twin size or larger quilts must have a hanging sleeve.  Quilted items such as bags, table runners, pillows, etc., may also be entered.

Ava Art Guild will award cash prizes for the 1st ($30), 2nd ($20), and 3rd ($10) place winners chosen by viewer votes.   All quilts, contest and general, will be eligible for viewer’s choice awards.  An “eyespy” contest will also be conducted during the quilt show with prizes for adult and youth winners.  

 Three sponsors have provided prizes and contest themes.  Contest quilts remain the property of the quilter.  Entries will be judged by the contest sponsor or designate.  Quilted items such as bags, table runners, pillows, etc., may also be entered. 

 Piece and Friendship Quilt Guild Theme:  “All Things Applique”  — Prizes:  $50 first place and $25 second place.  

Caryl Posada-Stillings Theme:  “Eclectic Artistry” —  Prize:  $50 first place and $25 for youth.

Jo Ann Hereford Theme:  “Something Traditional” — Prizes:  $50 first place, $25 second place, $25 for youth.  

Quilt entries may also be brought to the Gallery at the next workshop/meeting, which will be held August 11. 

For more information contact Jo Ann Hereford 417-683-2104 or Caryl Stillings 417-893-9638. Follow us on Facebook or 

Pastel Workshop

The August workshop should be  great! Donna Howard an award winning pastel artist will be leading attendees in painting with soft pastels. 

“Soft pastel media can be subdivided as follows: Soft pastels: This is the most widely used form of pastel. The sticks have a higher portion of pigment and less binder, resulting in brighter colors. The drawing can be readily smudged and blended, but it results in a higher proportion of dust.” (Wikipedia)

They are a fun and interesting (and messy) way to paint. They are much like chalk. 

The Workshop will be held on Aug. 11  at the Ava Art Guild and Gallery, 303 E Washington Ave.with social time at 1 pm and a light lunch, business meeting at 1:30 and workshop at 2 pm. Everyone welcome and all supplies are provided. 

For information, or call 417-893-9638