Two members of the Fine Arts Association of the Hill Country, Nan Loeffler and Robin E. Clark, have each won a second place in their respective divisions at the 2010 Hometown Crafts Teachers’ Show held at the Kerr Arts and Cultural Center in Kerrville.
Nan Loeffler, FAAHC’s Education Chairman, won second place in the Crafted Creations category. Her winning piece is titled "Performance" (pictured). It is a sterling silver twist wire necklace with handcrafted silver circus characters and multi-colored beads, set on a stage formed by a recycled evening bag closure. This original piece is a very unique, one of a kind, work of wearable art.
Other work by Nan can be seen at Mason’s Artisans Gallery, Artisans at Rocky Hill on Main Street in Fredericksburg and the KACC Gift Gallery in Kerrville.
Robin E. Clark’s award winning photograph received second place in the Non-Painting category. The piece titled "Marked" (pictured), also won an award earlier this year at Brownwood’s Stars of Texas show. In the photo, the soft, ghostly presence of a woman’s figure is deliberately contrasted against the harsh pattern of a wallpaper-like background. The pattern fades and then flows across and through the woman’s shape, hopefully causing viewers to stop and ponder the meaning of such a portrayal.
Other members who have works featured in the show are Carol Kothmann, Eldon Kothmann and Marcy Holmes-Wheeler. FAAHC members contributed 24 out of the 112 entries that appear in the show.
The multi-media exhibit, featuring works by Hill Country educators, runs through September 19 at KACC, located at 228 Earl Garrett in Kerrville. The hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 10 AM to 4 PM and Sunday afternoons, 1PM to 4PM.
You are invited to come meet Carol, Eldon, Marcy, Nan, Robin and many other area artists at the FAAHC’s meeting scheduled for September 24 at 10:30 at the Eckert Civic Center in Mason. Gerry Gamel, Editor of the Mason County News, will present the program: "Tips for Great Photojournalism Results".