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Past Award Winners Return to 15th Annual St. Charles Fine Art Show

Taylor Mazer of Grand Rapids, Mich., and Jack McLean of Johnsburg, Ill., will be among the more than 110 artists in this year’s St. Charles Fine Art Show.

This year, retuning artists — including past award-winners Taylor Mazer and Jack McLean — represent more than half of the more than 110 artists who will be presenting in the 15th annual St. Charles Fine Art Show on Memorial Day weekend.

The St. Charles Fine Art Show runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, May 25, 2013, and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 26, on Riverside Avenue (formerly 1st Avenue) between East Main Street/Route 64 and Illinois Avenue, according to a release from the Downtown St. Charles Partnership. The juried art show features over 100 artists in media ranging from photography to jewelry, wood, and sculpture.

Artist: Taylor Mazer

Residence: Grand Rapids, Mich.

Discipline: Mixed Media

St. Charles Fine Art Show artist history: Second-year show participant and 2012 award-winner

Awards:

57th Street Art Fair 2009 Honorable Mention

Peoria Art Guild Fine Art Fair 2012 Award of Excellence

St. Charles Fine Art Show Best of 2D and Judges Award

Website: www.taylordraws.com

Overview: Mazer began working as a professional artist after graduating from Kendall College of Art and Design in 2012 with a BFA in Illustration. He specializes in drawings with micron pens and quill-tip pens on acid-free drawing papers. During the St. Charles Fine Art Show in 2012, Mazer received a Judges Award and was invited back this year, according to a release from the Downtown St. Charles Partnership. Juried shows where Mazer’s work has been featured include the Peoria Art Guild Fine Art Fair, Grand Haven Art Fair, Old Town Art Fair, and the 57th Street Art Fair.

Artist: Jack McLean

Residence: Johnsburg, Ill.

Discipline: Sculpture

St. Charles Fine Art Show artist history: Third-year show participant and past award-winner.

Awards:

2012 St. Charles Fine Art Show — Best of Show

2012 Bethesda Row Arts Festival — Honorable Mention

Website: www.mcleanbronze.com   

Overview: With more than 38 years experience as a studio sculpture, in recent years McLean has been invited to present his work at the Smithsonian Craft Show, Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, American Craft Exposition, and the St. Louis Art Fair. McLean’s bronze constructions are welded, forged, machined, and oxidized with hot patinas, according to a release from the Downtown St. Charles Partnership.

“I want my pieces to look ‘made’ and to retain evidence of my hand and thought,” says McLean.

St. Charles Fine Art Show

According to the Downtown St. Charles Partnership, the 15th annual St. Charles Fine Art Show is presented by AAA Insurance and features live musical entertainment throughout the weekend, artist demonstrations, Art Talk, and a Family Photo Booth. All Fine Art Show activities are free to the public and people of all ages are encouraged to attend.

This year’s Feature Tent, “The Art of Weaving,” will showcase a loom, knitting machine, basket-making and more.

The St. Charles Fine Art Show is held rain or shine. Admission is free, and there is ample free parking in multiple city lots. For more information, please visit www.stcharlesfineartshow.com.

SOURCE: Downtown St. Charles Partnership

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Scott Piner May 14, 2013 at 02:03 PM
Thank you Ted for all your help to promote this fine show and the arts in our community!

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