Ottawa Art League names winners of the Town and Country Amateur Art Show – Shaw Local

The Ottawa Art League hosted its 66th annual Town and Country Amateur Art Show at Jeremiah Joe Coffee in Ottawa on Saturday.

There were 56 entries from 18 different artists, all on display at the coffee shop in downtown Ottawa. Artists were limited to submissions.

The Best in Show award was won by ‘Subduction’, an acrylic work on wood by John Koleczek; first place was “The Pond,” an oil painting by Jeff Walter; second place was “Spool of Thoughts,” a mixed media piece by Reanna Pelszynski; and third place was “Cascade Falls Matthiessen Park,” an acrylic painting by Kate Batkiewicz. All Blue Ribbon winners are eligible to compete in the state show in Champaign in the fall. All amateur pieces were judged by judges and given detailed critiques of what the artist did well and what they can improve for future entries.

The Ottawa Art League meets on the first Wednesday of every month, except June and December. The meetings will be held at the Open Space Gallery, 223 W. Madison St., Ottawa. For more information about the Ottawa Art League, visit ottawaartleague.org. The Art League is gearing up for its Art in the Park Fine Art Show and Sale on June 29 in Washington Square. To register, send the completed application with jury fees and booth fees to: Adrienne Pike, 2600 E 1569 Road, Ottawa, IL 61350 by May 31.

“The Pond,” an oil painting by Jeff Walter, took first place at the 66th annual Town and Country Amateur Art Show at Jeremiah Joe Coffee in Ottawa.
“Spool of Thoughts,” a mixed media piece by Reanna Pelszynski, was awarded second place at the 66th annual Town and Country Amateur Art Show at Jeremiah Joe Coffee in Ottawa.
“Cascade Falls Matthiessen Park,” an acrylic painting by Kate Batkiewicz, took third place at the 66th annual Town and Country Amateur Art Show at Jeremiah Joe Coffee in Ottawa.