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Best of Show "Winter Afternoon" by Kim Linker

   VENTURES in CREATIVITY

                     May 22 - June 24

2021

43rd Annual Ventures in Creativity, a juried exhibition sponsored by the Fort Wayne Artists Guild, showcases some of the area's finest art including oil and acrylic painting, watercolor, pastel, and more.

University of Saint Francis School of Creative Arts. May 24th- June 24. Free admission. 

Normal gallery hours are Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm Saturday 1-5pm

Rolland Art Center, University of Saint Francis, 2701 Spring Street, Fort Wayne IN.

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Best of Show
"Winter Afternoon", oil
by Kim Linker

Oil/Acrylic

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First Place: Oil/Acrylic
Dad, "Our Last Painting Outing" 
by Michael Silliman
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Second Place: Oil/Acrylic
"Prayers & Promises"
by Brenda Stichter
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Third Place: Oil/Acrylic
"Summer Song"
by Sue Davis

Watermedia

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First Place: Watermedia
"To the Lake"
by Tom DeSomer
Second Place: Watermedia
"You've Got a Friend"
by Susan Ring
Third Place: Watermedia
"Walking in the Light"
by Brenda Ramseier

Open Media

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First Place: Open Media
"Divine Intervention" by Jon Detweiler
Second Place: Open Media
"Prague Plaza" by Joel Fremion
Third Place: Open Media
"Vessel 2" by Steve Vachon

Merit Awards

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Landscape
"On Golden Pond"
by Gwen Gutwein
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Portrait
"Snow Buddies"
by Lylanne Musselman
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Still Life
"Warm Glow" 
by Scott Kilmer
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Abstract
"Migrant Boat"
by Justin Johnson
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3 - D
"Intervallum"
by Adam Boyle

Memorial Awards

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Flori Padget Memorial Award
"Pastures of Walnut Grove"
by Michael Silliman
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Marcia Patterson Memorial Award
"Gloucester Survivor"
by Douglas Runyan
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Cecelia May Horn Memorial Award
"His Own Path"
by Annette Colgrove
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FWAG Memorial Award
"Creek into River"
by Sam Hoffman
Catherine Cheney Memorial Award
"Wolf Moon Night"
by Rebecca Burton
Doyle Shady Memorial Award
"Rolled Color"
by Valerie McBride
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Elizabeth Yerks Memorial Award
"Whispy Trees Bending"
by Avon Waters
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Hal & Mary McLean Memorial Award
"Maria"
by Diana Fair

Certificate Awards

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Frame Art and Design
"Power of Gratitude"
by Ruth Koomler
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Fort Wayne Museum of Art
"Surrender to Creativity"
by Susan Baxter
Fort Wayne Museum of Art
"A Rose by Any Other Name"
by Hilarie Couture
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Creative Frame
"Turkey Tail"
by Susan Wenger
Northside Galleries
"Fall at Patchwork Farm"
by Jill Stroud
Creative Frame
"Orange Hoodie"
by Stacia Alexander

Ventures is now closed but here is a collection of photos of pieces from the show.

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"Orange Hoodie"
by Stacia Alexander
Acrylic/Oil
$625
"Best Day Ever"
by Stacia Alexander
Acrylic/Oil
$400
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"Hue of Faith"
by Maeve Asano
Acrylic/Oil
$110
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"Surrender to Creativity"
by Susan Baxter
Open Media
$180
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"Near the Oyster Beds"
by Karen Bixler
Acrylic/Oil
$225
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"Pileated Woodpecker in Sycamore"
by Amanda Black
Open Media
$500
"Intervallum"
by Adam Boyle
Alabaster & Limestone
$4,695
"Infinite Sail"
Alabaster and Quartz
by Adam Boyle
$2600
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"Sunset Unending"
by Adam Boyle
Alabaster& Marble
$3,200
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"The Bat Bridge in Austin"
by Terri Buchholz
Acrylic/Oil
$950
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"Lake Jewels"
by Terri Buchholz
Acrylic/Oil
$2,500
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"December in the City"
by Terri Buchholz
Acrylic/Oil
$1,600
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"Days in Between"
by Terri Buchholz
Acrylic/Oil
$1,600
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"Its All in Your Head"
by Cassidy Bueter
Open Media
$30
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"Heartbeat"
by Cassidy Bueter
Open Media
$26
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"The Spinner"
by Cheri Burke
Acrylic/Oil
$350
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"Thatching"
by Cheri Burke
Acrylic/Oil
$350
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"Zoom, My One Year View 20-21"
by Rebecca Burton
Acrylic/Oil
$1,200
"Wolf Moon Night"
by Rebecca Burton
Acrylic/Oil
$80
"Iron Fence Peony"
by Rebecca Burton
Acrylic/Oil
$80
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"Meercat, King of the Mound"
by Annette Colgrove
Open Media
$225
"His Own Path"
by Annette Colgrove
Open Media
$350
"Little Elsa"
by Annette Colgrove
Open Media
$5000
"Hello, My Name is..."
by Hilarie Couture
Open Media
$975
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"A Rose by Any Other Name..."
by Hilarie Couture
Open Media
$1695
"Ooh La La Qui Qui Paris!"
by Hilarie Couture
Acrylic/Oil
$1,600
"A Gathering"
by Steve Creighton
Acrylic/Oil
$700
"Nellan's Barn"
by Steve Creighton
Acrylic/Oil
$700
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"Miniature Roses"
by Steve Creighton
Acrylic/Oil
$400
"Summer Songs"
by Sue Davis
Acrylic/Oil
$850
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SOLD

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"To the Lake"
by Tom DeSomer
Water Media
$550
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"Four Pines"
by Tom DeSomer
Water Media
$450
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"Open Water"
by Tom DeSomer
Water Media
$450
"Divine Intervention"
by Jon Detweiler
Open Media
$750
"'Sall Good, 1655 Wells Street"
by Robert Einhaus
Acrylic/Oil
$350
"Maria"
by Diana Fair
Acrylic/Oil
$350
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"Prague Plaza"
by Joel Fremion
Open Media
$4,500
 
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"Night Snow"
by Gwendolyn Gutwein
Acrylic/Oil
$1,625
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"Tribute to Mich & D"
by Joel Fremion
Open Media
$2,400
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"Oregon Coastal Cliffs"
by Gwendolyn Gutwein
Acrylic/Oil
$725
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"June 27-June 28/Six Days of a Daylilly"
by Diane Groenert
Acrylic/Oil
$540
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"On Golden Pond"
by Gwendolyn Gutwein
Acrylic/Oil
$1,600
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"Start to Finish"
by Dick Heffelfinger
Water Media
$300
"Shadow Creek"
by Sam Hoffman
Acrylic/Oil
$850
"Ladybird"
by Sam Hoffman
Acrylic/Oil
$460
"Creek into River"
by Sam Hoffman
Acrylic/Oil
$900
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"Chicken Hoop"
by Sam Hoffman
Acrylic/Oil
$280
"The Last Prayer of James Foley"
by Justin Johnson
Open Media
$550
"Migrant Boat"
by Justin Johnson
Open Media
$475
"The Memory of St Elian"
by Justin Johnson
Open Media
$475
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"Dusty, Musty and Rusty"
by Rebecca Justice-Schaab
Acrylic/Oil
$800
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"Warm Glow"
by Scott Kilmer
Acrylic/Oil
$1,200
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"Sun Kissed"
by Ruth Koomler
Acrylic/Oil
$800
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SOLD

"Onion Still Life"
by Rebecca Justice-Schaab
Acrylic/Oil
$550
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SOLD

"The Peace of it All"
by Rebecca Justice-Schaab
Acrylic/Oil
$750
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"Risk Reward"
by Scott Kilmer
Acrylic/Oil
$1,200
"Our Getaway"
by Scott Kilmer
Acrylic/Oil
$1200
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"The Power of Gratitude"
by Ruth Koomler
Acrylic/Oil
$600
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"Budding Trees"
by Kim Linker
Acrylic/Oil
$500
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"Winter Afternoon"
by Kim Linker
Acrylic/Oil
$500
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"End of Day"
by Kim Linker
Acrylic/Oil
$800
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"Best Friends"
by Toni McAlhany
Acrylic/Oil
$100
"Jack, Queens & Kings"
by Valerie McBride
Open Media
$700
"Rolled Color"
by Valerie McBride
Open Media
$245
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"Red Pepper Cavern"
by Peggy McCarty
Acrylic/Oil
$500
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"Zesto's"
by Peggy McCarty
Acrylic/Oil
$500
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"Sky Ride, Ohio State Fair"
by Peggy McCarty
Acrylic/Oil
$650
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"Back Home in Indiana, Self-Portrait"
by Lylanne Musselman
Acrylic/Oil
$450
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"Dears and Donuts"
by Lylanne Musselman
Open Media
$450
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"Snow Buddies"
by Lylanne Musselman
Open Media
$550
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"Fall Reflections"
by Victoria Pope
Open Media
$200
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"Portrait of a Rooster"
by Susan Ring
Acrylic/Oil
$375
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"Walking in the Light"
by Brenda Ramseier
Water Media
$500
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"You've Got a Friend"
by Susan Ring
Water Media
$525
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"Wisdom"
by Brenda Ramseier
Open Media
$500
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"Gloucester Survivor"
by Douglas Runyan
Water Media
$1,500
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"Ohio Amish Winter"
by Douglas Runyan
Water Media
$500
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"Winter Retreat"
by Douglas Runyan
Acrylic/Oil
$700
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"Ready for Soup"
by Janice Silkworth
Acrylic/Oil
$100
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"Red Eyes"
by Marie Spatt
Open Media
$200
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"Flower Garden Shed"
by Jill Stroud
Acrylic/Oil
$450
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"Vessel 1"
by Steve Vachon
Open Media
$850
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"Color of River Air"
by Avon Waters
Open Media
$700
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"Dad, Our Last Painting Outing"
by Michael Silliman
Acrylic/Oil
$5,000
"Pastures of Walnut Creek"
by Michael Silliman
Acrylic/Oil
$650
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"Prayers and Promises"
by Brenda Stichter
Acrylic/Oil
$1,250
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"Finding the Light"
by Jill Stroud
Acrylic/Oil
$300
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"Vessel 2"
by Steve Vachon
Open Media
$350
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"Heartfelt"
by Brenda Stichter
Acrylic/Oil
$185
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"Fall at Patchwork Farm"
by Jill Stroud
Acrylic/Oil
$650
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"Vessel 3"
by Steve Vachon
Open Media
$550
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"Whispy Trees Bending"
by Avon Waters
Open Media
$700
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"Tea for Two"
by Patricia Weiss
Acrylic
$900
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"Loyal"
by Patricia Weiss
Acrylic/Oil
$400
"Kitchen Collection"
by Susan Wenger
Open Media
$250
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"At Rest"
by Susan Wenger
Open Media
$250
"Turkey Tail"
by Susan Wenger
Open Media
$250
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"Fox"
by Natallia Yenza
Acrylic/Oil
$600
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"Still Life"
by Natallia Yenza
Acrylic/Oil
$500
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"Let it Rise!"
by Barb Yoder
Acrylic/Oil
$200