News From Terre Haute, Indiana

September 27, 2012

River City Art Association announces winners of annual show

By Rob Robbins
Special to the Tribune-Star

TERRE HAUTE — The theme of the Fourth Annual Art Show of the River City Art Association Inc. was “Scouting for Art.” The event was Aug. 11 at the Girl Scouts of Central Indiana building at Fairbanks Park.

Intarsia (wood inlay) artist-in-residence Debbie Anderson created art packets consisting of 28 aspen sections, seven-eighths inches thick, of a hummingbird, two flowers, a leaf, backboard, three different colors of paint and a brush.

The Girl Scouts painted each section, including all sides of each piece, glued them together and to the backboard. They learned the importance of water application to each dry piece of wood before painting, to paint with care and to keep each stroke consistent and smooth. They were able to apply and spread the correct amount of glue, and approximate glue drying time so that every piece would fit together correctly.

Retired Terre Haute South Vigo High School art teacher Rod Bradfield judged the River City show in four categories: ink/pencil/pastel; watercolor/oil/acrylic; mixed media/wood/other and photography/digital art. Results follow.

Best of Show

Don Turner for pastel “Drought”


1st Place — Don Turner “Drought”

2nd Place — Julia Meddles “Untitled”


1st Place — Don Turner “Sara”

2nd Place — Julia Meddle “Sun Sparrow’s Vision”

3rd Place — Monty Jones “King of the Plains”

Honorable Mention — Monty Jones “Welcome to my World”

Mixed Media/Wood/Other

1st Place — Todd Stokes “Endangered Species”

2nd Place — Edith Acton “Lonely Tree”

3rd Place — Monty Jones “Night Stalker”

Honorable Mention — Debbie Anderson “Keen Senses”


1st Place — Spencer Young “Bluff and Fallen Rock”

2nd Place — Spencer Young “View From Clingman’s Dome”

3rd Place — Debbie Goodin “Serenity”

Honorable Mention — Todd Stokes “Deep Into Spring”

Marty Martinez Contributory Award

Rob Robbins

Visitors and artists also voted for their favorite with the following results:

Peoples Choice Award

Edith Acton “Lonely Tree”

Artist Choice Award

Edith Acton “Lonely Tree”

The River City Art Association meets the second Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m. normally at MCL Cafeteria. For more information call Debi Martinez at (812) 878-1252, Todd Stokes at (812) 232-0048 or Rob Robbins at (812) 208-6663.