Local artists Jim Tabor and Jane Mercer were among the winners at the 2003 Associate Member Show, which is now in progress in Rockville. All entries will remain hanging until Aug. 1. Wabash Valley artists contributed to one of the best shows in the Gallery's history. Besides paintings of all mediums, there is two- or three-dimensional art; wood turning; basket weaving; pottery and raku, plus photography. Other Clay County area artists entering art work include Elizabeth Anderson, Mary Egloff, Robert Mercer and Art Snider. Many favorable comments were heard concerning all those artists.
"Best of Show" was won by Tabor, a noted artist in Clay County for many years. He was a student of art at Indiana State and manager of the Sherwin Williams Paint Store in Brazil. His watercolor of "Bridgeton" earns him the opportunity to have a one-man show next year at the Gallery.
First place ribbons were given for "Adventures with Teddy," watercolor, by Christine Ardelean of Coatsville; "Raku Bowl," clay, by Judy Ohmit of Rockville, and "Nearly Spring," watercolor, by Bill Wolfe of West Terre Haute.
Second place ribbons were given for "Acquatic Beauty," watercolor, by Richard Church of Valparaiso; "Final Resting Place," colored pencil, by Church, and "Ready for Church," pastel, by Marilyn Wildman of Danville, Ind.
Third place ribbons were given for "Raku Bottle," clay, by Beth Hoke of Clinton; "Circle of Foxes," mixed media, by Laura Mason of Terre Haute, and "Hoosier Backroad," oil, by Mercer.
Honorable mention was given for "Another Sunday Morning," pastel, by Christine Ardelean of Coatesville; "St. Paul Cathedral of London," watercolor by Edward Binai of Danville, Ill.; "Autumn at Sugar Creek," photograph, by Julie Hickman of Terre Haute; "Yesterday's Bridge," watercolor, by Mercer; "Cherry Delight," wood turning, by Larry Myers of Rockville.
The gallery is open for viewing Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. Parke County artists will have work on display also. The gallery is located on the north side of the Square in Historic Rock-ville. There is no admission fee. For more information, call (765) 569-9422.