May 3 - June 5
- Dates: May 3 – June 5 2019
- Entries due: April 23 – May 1
- First Friday Opening : May 3 – 6 – 8:30 pm at Gallery 119
- Featured Artist: Prudy Dillon
- Judge: Stephanie Michaels from Anderson Art Museum
- Prizes: 1st $50, 2nd $30, 3rd $20, Peoples Choice Ribbon
- Sign Up Form (pdf)
Judges Bio: Stephanie Michaels
I was born and grew up in Columbus, Indiana. I moved to Muncie in 2005 to begin my undergraduate degree at Ball State. I spent almost 4 years in the art department working towards a degree in Art Education. I loved the curriculum development, researching, and creating but I discovered that teaching was not my forte. I ultimately graduated with a Bachelors in Anthropology. After graduating I wondered how I could put my love for research, culture, arts, education, and history all together, so in 2013 I finished my Masters at IUPUI in Museum Studies with a focus in collection’s management. I have been the Collections Curator at the Anderson Museum of Art (AMOA) since 2014.
I have always been a dabbler, especially in the arts. As a child I danced tap and jazz, played clarinet, and have always been creating something whether its drawings or exploring fiber arts. Creating for me is a form of relaxation. Most of the work I create, which in the past few years has been handmade quilts and embroidery, is given as gifts.
I am honored to be asked to judge such a great group of artists. As my first time judging I am excited and look forward to seeing all of your work! I have been working with artists and art judges at both AMOA and the Eiteljorg for the past 10 years and I look forward to getting my chance.
– Stephanie Michaels
Featured Artist Bio – Prudy Dillon
Prudy Dillon has been making art all her life. Already attracted to oil painting, a whole new world opened up in the late 1970’s when she discovered Decorative Art — painting in oils “outside the frame” on functional and decorative items.
Prudy studied with several area teachers including Diane Burrell, now a fellow PAS member. Study with a left-handed teacher was particularly helpful to this left-hander and gave her the incentive to pursue a Certified Decorative Art degree which she earned in 1990.
She won many blue ribbons in the tri-state area where she also taught many classes. Some of her awards were Best of Show at the Ohio Hoot (Heart of Ohio Tole) Convention, Best of Building at the Indiana State Fair, and People’s Choice at the first South Madison Visual Art Show in Pendleton.
Prudy was born and raised in Anderson, marrying her childhood sweetheart, Ronnie Dillon. They moved to Pendleton where they raised their sons, Randy and Russ. Partners in every sense of the word, Ronnie took great pride in Prudy’s art pursuits while managing their business, Dillon Pattern Works, and caring for the family when she was on the road teaching and taking lessons.
Ronnie passed away in 2004 and Randy died in an accident in 2008. Prudy still lives in the house they built; Russ and his wife Cindy also live in Pendleton and are a blessing to her.
Prudy’s love of teaching has not waned over the years as she continues to enjoy the students who come to classes at her home.
Use the form to register online or drop by Gallery 119 or call 765-778-0986 to register.