AAG Spring 2021 is archived. Click the image above to see the show.
Margaret Bucholz Takes Best in Show for Addison Art Guild’s Spring 2021 Virtual Exhibit
The Addison Center for the Arts is hosting the Addison Art Guild’s Virtual Spring Show on addisoncenterforthearts.org starting April 12, 2021. The ongoing exhibit features 31 works of diverse media by 13 AAG artists. Each artist submitted one to three pieces for display and was eligible for one award each from the judge.
This year’s judge was Chris Hughes who sits on the boards of both Naperville and DuPage Art Leagues. Hughes was a Fine Arts major at Utah State University before studying business at Boston University. He has won many awards for his work which you can see at hughespaintings.com.
Chris Hughes awarded one Best in Show, two First Place, two Second Place, and two Merit Award ribbons to seven artists. Visit the virtual exhibit to see the judge’s comments on each of the winning art works. Ribbons were awarded to:
Best in Show--Margaret Bucholz
First Places--Carol Davy and Tania Blanco
Second Places--Lisa Stout and Lyn Tietz
Merit Awards--Terry Johnson and Adrienne Curiale
Margaret Bucholz won Best in Show for an intimate 12” x 9” colored-pencil portrait on black paper titled “Mom Doing Sudoku in Barcelona.”
She has won numerous awards for her art work and many of her watercolor, acrylic, and colored-pencil paintings hang in private collections.
During the pandemic, Bucholz has found ways to continue making great artwork and sharing her joy of creating with others. She has been participating in diverse civic art programs from custom garden plots to artist street banners. She produced a virtual exhibition of her own work for the Wheaton Library and group show for The DuPage Art League. Margaret has led zoom workshops and produced YouTube videos teaching art techniques. More recently, she has safely met in person with small groups of students at Addison Park District’s Remote Learning Center. If you have the opportunity, take one of her classes!
The Addison Art Guild is 45 years old and welcomes new members, visitors and supporters of the visual arts to join. Although in-person meetings of the Guild were suspended during the pandemic, the AAG usually meets on the second Thursday of the month from September through May at 7:00 p.m. Each meeting includes a lecture or demonstration by a professional artist.
The Addison Center for the Arts is a non-profit organization created to be an integral part in advancing the arts within the community. All of our cultural events are funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, Illinois Arts Council, DuPage Foundation, Village of Addison, as well as support from the community. For more information, visit the ACA’s Facebook page, addisoncenterforthearts.org, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.