rtists Showing/Teaching or Receiving Awards in the Quad-Cities 

Mona Wolbers is receiving the Daughters of the American Revolution "Women in the Arts" recognition award on April 14, at Deere-Wiman House, 9:30 brunch, 10:00 meeting. 


Marcia Fox has a large show of original oil, pastel, watercolor and acrylic paintings at Chez Willie's restaurant, 41 S Seminary St. in Galesburg through April and May.


Betsy Zmuda-Swanson will have exhibit space with her paintings through Midcoast at I-Wireless April and May.

Lori Miller has 2 works in Venus Envy which begins April 25 (Bucktown)  (She said there may be other Left Bankers involved as  well) www.lorimiller.com

Lanora Welzenbach is showing in May and June at the Botanical Center, Rock Island, IL with a reception on May 6.

Gene Brack is showing at the Geneseo Chamber of Commerce offices beginning 4/21 with no current end time. www.genebrackoriginals.com

Paul Algueseva III has an open studio planned for May 5 and 6 at his home studio in Davenport. This is through the Spring Mississippi River Valley Art Drive and he will be open from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (2314 Elm Street, Davenport - 563-355-9220). He regularly is at CASI on Mondays from 5:30-7:30 p.m. & Thursday from 12:30-2:30 p.m.  teaching clay hand building and acrylic painting at the same time. The student works are shown in the corridors at CASI. He just received a grant to teach at Jane's Place, and will start the first class in May. Paul shows in various places in Iowa and Illinois.

Mona Wolbers, Ingrid Bogdanowicz, Judy Gray, Gloria Burlingame, & Andi Naab are teaching art lessons at Longfellow Eleme tary School thanks to a grant from Isabel Bloom & the Rock Island Fine Arts Guild.

Allen Holloway has a one night pastel class through the Figge Art Museum Thursday evening, May 3.

Wine & Art
6-8 pm Thursday, May 3
Pastels with Allen Holloway
$15/student; all supplies provided
Pre-registration required

Allen will take part in the Spring Mississippi Valley Art Drive Sat., May 5 displaying in LeClaire on the grounds of Re-Usable Usables/weather permitting (322 N. Cody Road).  In addition he will man a vending space demoing and selling his dog portraiture work at the QCCA Expo Center over Mother's Day weekend (May 12 + 13) during the Scott County Kennel Club Dog Show and will be entering 3 pieces in the Geneseo Maple City Art Fine arts competition.  He teaches beginning acrylic classes through Grumbacher's and Michaels Arts & Crafts about every other Saturday and one evening night during the week (check Michaels for schedules).  In addition coming up he has a Saturday class through the Figge in July and another Pastel class in Sept.

Instructor: Allen Holloway
10:30 am-2:30 pm Saturday, July 28
$40/members; $50/non-members

Pat Bereskin and her students are showing at Evergreen Art Gallery/Bettendorf to begin May 5.

Gloria Burlingame will be teaching a seminar at the Figge in August.

DRAWING - Heads and Hands
Instructor: Gloria Burlingame
10:30 am-2:30 pm Saturday, August 25
$40/members; $50/non-members 



Workshops in Pastel for April

*Deere-Wiman Carriage House

David Garrison and Cecile Houel

Internationally known artists residing in Burlington, Iowa and France. Both are known for their extraordinary pastel paintings and both have won prestigious awards in France and this country. Cecile and David are both very attentive and helpful to each student. Cecile is gracious and David is entertaining!



Saturday, April 21 at Deere-Wiman

Carriage House, 9:30 – 4:30

Cecile will demonstrate her portraiture technique step by step and follow up with individual attention to her students.

Supply list: easel, pastels, fine charcoal (3-4 mm), paper (sanded if possible: La Card Sennelier or Artspectrum), board and a good photo of your preferred subject



Sunday, April 22 9:30–4:30. David will demonstrate step by step and follow up with individual attention.

Supply list: easel, pastels, charcoal and paper for simple value sketches, eraser (Moo preferred (Hobby Lobby), paper (sanded), board and a good landscape photo.

There is one hour lunch break, so bring a lunch or plan to order out. Coffee & snacks provided.

For those who have never used pastels before, contact Rose Moore. We will try to have some pastels and sample paper available. It's great opportunity to try the medium without the major expense of buying everything at once.

COST: $57 for LBAL members for each day, $60 for non-members each day

$20 deposit required payable to LBAL.

Contact Person: Rose Moore, 309.483.6995

Full as of now, but contact Rose in case of  spaces opening.



Mississippi River Valley Art Drive

Spring Drive - May 5 + 6
Maps available to print at:  http://www.mrvad.com/id1.html


*Deere-Wiman Carriage House

Tom's art can be found internationally in many private and corporate collections, including commissioned paintings displayed in the Florida State Capital Building, Walt Disney World Corp., Marriott Corp. and the Omni Corp.


Each student will receive a signed print, as well as have a chance to win valuable art supplies in daily drawings.

Beginners to professional painters will walk away with new skills and good paintings.

Details below:

Wed. Aug. 22,
Bonnie Jones will be teaching a one day "Batik on Rice paper."  Cost Members $65 & Non Members $70.  
Bonnie supplies all materials! 

Thurs, Fri, Sat. Aug. 23, 24, 25

with Tom Jones in watercolor instruction

Cost $155 for LBAL members & $165 for non members.

Tom supplies the paper and paint!

Sign up now to reserve a space at one or both workshops.

LBAL's last year's workshops proved that in both Bonnie &/or Tom's classes give students as much one-on-one guidance as possible with positive critiques.

*Half of registration fee due July 30, 2012.  A reminder notice and information will be forwarded to you after Aug. 3, 2012 no refunds will be honored thereafter. A waiting list of names will be maintained for any vacancy opportunities.

Mail to workshop registrar:

LBAL August Workshops,C/O Sheryl Lammers, 2311 W. Dover Ct., Davenport, IA 52804

Email sllammers@gmail.com or call Pat at 563-285-9596 for more information.

*Left Bank Art League workshops take place at Deere-Wiman Carriage House, Moline, IL.

Left Bank Art League is a non-profit,

501 [c][3] organization. 

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