Momentum Art Guild

Current Members

Ellen R. Bartels (President)

Donna Basick

Carrie Baxter

Phyllis Bergagna

Donna Burton Klapp

Lutricia Clifton

Victor Albert Deluna

Diana Garrett (Treasurer)

Roger Goodspeed

Ann Haag

Larita "Rita" Hawkins

Faye Sanders Hughes

Edward D. Maglietta

Larry McCoy (Vice President)

Nanette Mosher (Secretary)

Karen Munz

Bob Parshall

Pat Parshall

Ethel Schroer

Cindy Vondran

Sheila Welch

Eric Weiand

Eleanor Wells

Kathleen Wilken

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Member Events:
Barry Treu - Highland Community College Faculty Exhibition, opening reception possibly Nov. 3 at 4:30 pm, contact Barry for confirmation
Lu Lifton- artwork showing in the Beloit Fine Arts Incubator 2016 Juried Art Show, opening reception on Nov. 4th 5-8 pm
Carrie Baxter- artwork showing in the Beloit Fine Arts Incubator 2016 Juried Art Show, opening reception on Nov. 4th 5-8 pm

Ellen R. Bartels (Ellie)

I work primarily in oil and do various forms of printmaking. Lately I have ventured into acrylic painting. I try to find ways to involve the viewer in my work; perhaps to meditate or see something I never imagined. I feel successful when viewers are drawn into my work and spend time with it.

My art work is influenced by the natural world, and my current painting series, Delicious Mud, is inspired by Yellowstone National Park. During my visits to the park, I observed numerous geysers, hot springs and mud pots, from which water flowed. The water deposits minerals and bacteria over the surrounding rock and sediment causing the growth of the microbial mats (also known as bacterial mats) which create patterns of various colors and forms.  My paintings mimic these natural abstractions through the process of applying numerous layers of texture and color. This layering technique is similar to the way the mats are naturally formed. I hope viewers of my work will be encouraged to find an appreciation and respect for all natural places.

Roger Goodspeed

I'm an omnivorous painter in acrylic or watercolor.  Landscapes, wildlife, floral, still-life in realistic style and even an occasional musical or mechanical abstract.

Most of my artwork is painted using watercolor because I experience a mental excitement with the physical touch of the brush on paper, and the edge of control as water and pigment interact.  I prefer painting natural subjects with the best painting day being outdoors with the changing light pushing me to make color value decisions rapidly.  Surface textures are also important to me as a way to add interest and describe nature.  

Nanette Mosher

Spinning and weaving wool (usually from my own sheep) has been my primary creative expression for many years.  Drawing has  been a lifelong habit.  Art history (perhaps better expressed as "cultural history") provided my official occupations, as teacher (Highland Community College) and collections manager (Freeport Art Museum).  These currents come together in my drawings in which I try to express thoughts and questions, that weaving and spinning alone cannot convey, about the metaphorical oneness of weaving and human life.

Faye Sanders Hughes, Artist and Teacher

My work as an artist has evolved in both style and content over the years.  Flowers, landscapes, and seascapes in both Illinois and in Florida where I spend the winters have been the subject of my recent works.  In my response to nature I want to capture the mood and spirit of my first impression.  Personal involvement in the creating a work of art is a joy and a passion of mine, it fulfills my need for self expression. To share my vision with others gives me a sense of achievement, a sense of being productive.

 Amanda Spielman

For twenty plus years, I have been crafting jewelry from beads and objects I find in antique, fabric, bead and hardware stores.  I'm always looking for that unique object that ensures you will wear a truly one of a kind piece.

My artwork consists of abstract acrylic paintings that often begin with photographing “found “ compositions - happenstance arrangements of trash or discarded objects placed with no regard for color, shape or design. Once photographed, they are printed out, drawn into, and transferred to canvas with charcoal. From there the work evolves through the layering of texture and color.

Photography is my favorite medium.  I use my camera as a tool in the same way a painter would use a brush.  I love to experiment and I resist falling into a single niche.  Most of my inspiration comes from Mother Nature, but I can usually find something interesting to photograph in a creative way no matter where I happen to be.  WIth the aid of software editing programs, the digital age has taken my photography to a whole new level of creativity.

Phyllis Wendt

Light, texture and strong colors appeal to me and I try to include these items in my paintings.  Nature is often the focus of my paintings where I use mixed media to create the contrast of bright and dark.  It is my desire to create something that others will enjoy.

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