GALA 2017 Artists


We are proud to announce that we will be having
Three different auctions this year
We will have our online auction
with bidding beginning on October 10th and
ending on November 10, 2017
We will also have the Silent and Live Auction at the GALA
Please Enjoy ALL the Art Below!

•View our Silent Auction
•View our LIVE Auction

• Go to ONLINE Auction

Artists Are in Alphabetical Order

Carlene Atwater

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Bentonsport Rose Garden

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This 8" x 6" gem was painted plein air in the Bentonsport Rose Garden by Fort Madison artist Carlene Dingman Atwater. Carlene has been painting plein air in the Fort Madison Area Arts Association for 20 years. A garden tour was her introduction to plein air and this piece is a wonderful example of a rose painted on site in a natural setting. Bring the beauty of a garden into your home or office with this colorful work of art.


Size: 8 X 6

Barbara Cave

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The Yellow Shed in a Burlington Alley

Taking a stroll down an old time Burlington alley,
Barbara Cave is able to transport us back in time as she captures
this quiet scene with her blend of oils. 
This original oil painting is framed
and measures 16x20"

Size: 16x20
 

Barbara Cave

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The old Murray Ironworks

Barbara Cave will bring you back in time with her beautiful water color.
Although the Corliss Engines Building is gone, her timeless piece will keep it here forever.

Size: 16x20

Gwen Cook

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Geese glide across Crapo Park's Lake Starker surrounded by the beautiful colors of fall leaves in this 24 x 36″  photographic print by Burlington's own Gwen Cook. Framed Print of of Lake Starker

Lida Derry

 

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Lida Derry


“My Russian Impression” recreates the splendor of the famous church domes of Russia, where artist Lida Derry was born and raised. Derry studied art in Leningrad and worked at the Imperial Porcelain Factory before moving to Burlington. One of her recent works adorns an exterior wall of the Postal Museum in Morning Sun, IA. "My Russian Impression" is an oil on canvas piece and measures 12x24 inches.


Art School in Leningrad. After graduation studied porcelain painting in
the Russian College of Traditional Art in Leningrad. Worked at the Imperial
Porcelain Factory. After moving to the US in 1998 works as a freelance artist.

Megan Doud

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Dead Paris-Burlington artist Megan Doud presents "Dead Paris, "a 16”x20” black and white acrylic painting on canvas.

This striking scene depicts 14th century Paris, focused on the Notre Dame cathedral and the view-scape around it.  

While black and white are the main colors that make up this piece, upon standing closer to the canvas, or in natural, bright lighting, the viewer will see scratches, swipes, and clouds of jewel tones glowing through the black. Megan’s creations have been represented at GALA many times over the past decade.

Megan Doud has been involved with past galas put on by Burlington Fine Arts League many times over the past decade.


John Eberhardt

 

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Art for avid sportsman, I try to capture through the sportsman eye the perfect hunting experience on canvas Avid  
Midwest outdoorsman who started painting in 1978.
I have done lots of work with the conservation groups to further their endeavors, I also have done over 30 magazine covers for Cabela's.
I work primarily with oil paints.

16x40

Hillaurie Fritz-Bonar

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A close up detailed photograph of a gorgeous piece of petrified wood produced on a 16x16 gallery wrapped canvas. After millions of years, minerals like manganese, iron, and carbon replace the organic matter that makes up the tree through the petrification process. This piece stands as a reminder to enjoy the little things in life.

David Garrison

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A California art collector called David Garrison "the Best Kept Secret in the Midwest." Garrison has traveled the world painting and teaching art, but he didn't need to go far to find inspiration for this professionally-framed 26" x 32" pastel on board "Fence with Flowers," which captures the hollyhocks on his neighbors fence as seen from his own yard. This piece is protected with museum quality glass and comes with a one of a kind certificate.

david-garrison.com

 


Fritz Goeckner


View from west end of Jackson St. Burlington, 2002

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This bold Fritz Goeckner photo "View from west end of Jackson St., Burlington," showcases the photographer's perspective on color, "free color". The artist is keen to note that at times his use of color "seems appropriate to the rural Midwest, a region which has suffered serious loss of his former prosperity but remains bright and modern and lively." What a perfect depiction of our bright and lovely town of Burlington!  This piece measures 20X24 inches. 

Janet Hachmeither

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A curious young fox sits quietly and engages the viewer
in this watercolor and ink piece by Janet Hachmeister.
“Young Fox” is set in an 11 x 14-inch frame.

Drawing has always been something I enjoy doing. As a kid, I spent many hours drawing horses, my favorite animal. I started painting with watercolor in March of 2016. I had been taking painting classes at The Art Center and liked watercolor the best. The transparency and flow of watercolor makes it fun and challenging.

Janet Hachmeister

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Janet Hachmeister’s
“Bluebird, Butterfly, and Ladybug” perfectly captures the joy and vibrancy of spring.
This 8 x 10 piece in watercolor and ink framed to 11 x 14 is sure to brighten up any space.

Drawing has always been something I enjoy doing. As a kid, I spent many hours drawing horses, my favorite animal. I started painting with watercolor in March of 2016. I had been taking painting classes at The Art Center and liked watercolor the best. The transparency and flow of watercolor makes it fun and challenging.

Jerilyn Horn

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"Winterset Tower," a charcoal drawing, is a beautiful representation of "Clark Tower," which is located in Winterset Iowa. The tower was built in memory of a stone mason and the first white settler of Madison county named Caleb Clark. The work is 16x20 on canvas board with black gallery frame.

John King

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This beautiful and bold hand thrown ceramic bowl is by innovative artist John King. The piece is 14.75 inches in diameter.

Tim Laffey

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'Nostalgia for the Future' Hailing from Carthage, IL, Tim Laffey offers this 20x16 acrylic on canvas that would be a striking piece in a modern setting. The subtle the painting hues of the piece enhance his artisanship, in which he deploys line, planes and free brush work. After spending most of his adult life in Dallas, TX, Tim is now retired and is a full-time artist back home in Carthage.

Taraleh Lubinus

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Kennys Roller Ranch

Taraleh Lubinus is an artist living and working in Iowa City, Iowa.
Her work is inspired by childhood memories, vivid dreams, and  world travels. This work was photographed in Burlington, IA. These photographs are from a series titled "Generation Loss" that explored the artists' childhood, growing up near downtown and the effect of time on memory.
size: 20x30

Taraleh Lubinus

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The Burlington Hotel

Taraleh Lubinus is an artist living and working in Iowa City, Iowa. Her work is inspired by childhood memories, vivid dreams, and  world travels. This work was photographed in Burlington, IA. These photographs are from a series titled "Generation Loss" that explored the artists' childhood, growing up near downtown and the effect of time on memory.

20x30

Taraleh Lubinus

 

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The Sixth Street Bridge

Taraleh Lubinus is an artist living and working in Iowa City, Iowa. Her work is inspired by childhood memories, vivid dreams, and 
world travels.
This work was photographed in Burlington, IA. These photographs are from a series titled "Generation Loss" that explored the artists' childhood, growing up near downtown and the effect of time on memory.
20x30

Sean Miller

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Wall Cloud

A dramatic storm cloud moves across a farm field with the windmill taking center stage in "Wall Cloud" by Sean Miller.
This canvas reproduction of an original oil painting measures 16x17. 

Jorie Tonkinson

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Color Your World Crystal Necklace. Enjoy the ascending colors of a rainbow in this one of a kind GALA 2017 Crystal Necklace.
Enjoy its festivity with Swarovski Earrings to match!
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Jane Walsh

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Jane Walsh Art

Jane Walsh loved art as an art collector and as an artist. Add this beautiful piece to your home. Donated by the Jochims family.

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SILENT Auction

Artists Are in Alphabetical Order

Liz Buhmeyer

"Young Buck" by wildlife and landscape photographer Liz Buhmeyer has you looking right into the eyes of a magnificent sunlit creature in this 8" x 10" wraparound frame. Buhmeyer is a Fine Arts League Associate and has her work at the Art Center, AEA16, and GRMC.

Carlene Dingman-Atwater

Fedler’s American White Park-

Fort Madison plein air and portrait painter Carlene Dingman Atwater has offered this 11”x14” oil painting of a local landscape, featuring two peaceful cows. This piece brings a provincial touch to our auction, and would be lovely in almost any location of a home. Carlene’s pieces have graced many regional plein air competitions and her work also includes painting fifty-two volunteer portraits to highlight non-profit organizations in the area.

David Garrison

Renowned Master Artist David Garrison has worked in oils, pastels and conte crayon for over 50 years. In "Blast of Color," he used a newer technique for prints and created this 25" x 16" intense still life print on metal with its explosive reds.

david-garrison.com

As a California Art Collector said of David Garrison artwork. “He is the Best Kept Secret in the Midwest”.

Janet Hachmeister

Ballerina-Ashlyn

Ballerina- 'Ashlyn', watercolor, ink

Drawing has always been something I enjoy doing.
As a kid, I spent many hours drawing horses, my
favorite animal.  
I started painting with watercolor
in March of 2016. I had been taking painting classes
at The Art Center and liked watercolor the best.
The transparency and flow of watercolor makes it fun
and challenging. With no formal training behind me,
I read, watch videos and have taken classes to continue
learning about this wonderful medium.

John King

This beautiful ad bold hand thrown ceramic bowl is by innovative artist John King. The piece is 16.75 inches in diameter. 

Jill Kramer

Jill Kramer

Infuse some tranquility into your living space with this framed limited edition hand colored linocut piece by Jill Kramer. “Prairie Still” captures the serenity and stillness of a prairie on a clear day.
framed 19x23  18x20

My artistic practice draws inspiration from the natural and built world we live in. I am drawn to pattern, texture, mark-making and saturated color.  The vignettes I create are meant to represent an idealized sense of memory or place.  Void of people or animals, I want the viewer to experience what I did in that location, a sense of timelessness and a moment of quite in a busy world.  

Pat Latty

A 14 inch bowl made of shards from the studio of Heath Lord
From a young girl looking at our church windows to later when I learned to work with glass-I've always loved it!

Taraleh Lubinus

This work was photographed in Burlington, IA. These photographs are from a series titled "Generation Loss" that explored the artists' childhood, growing up near downtown and the effect of time on memory.

20x30

Sean Miller

Columbia and Sixth

This is an original Gouache painting but also a poster design for the Snake Alley Art Fair entitled "Columbia and Sixth".

13x16

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{made} community's artisans create unique handmade jewelry that will make you feel good and look good. The group's proceeds help support organizations that share fresh food in our local community. This particular 3-piece set will add just the right amount of bling to your holiday outfit. The necklace features a dendrite gemstone with pave style onyx drop pendant and goes wonderfully with Druzy drop earrings and an adjustable leather pave clasp wrap bracelet. The pieces are made of gold fill sterling silver and gemstones from around the world.

Karla Mundt

Pink Hollyhocks

What is more rural Iowa than Karla Mundt's "What is more rural Iowa than Karla Mundt's "Pink Hollyhocks"?  This 16x20 oil painting is sure to bring an Iowa smile to anyone who appreciates Iowa beauty. 

Douglas Rutzen

A beautiful spot for a picnic, or a retreat for quiet reflection: a view from inside a small copse of trees, looking out onto a large, golden gassy clearing on a sunny, Autumn afternoon. Acrylic on canvas original painting, 26" x 14" (framed).

Kathrin Schmidt

WEAR YOUR ART - Take home this beautiful Keshi pearl with a sterling silver mounting and a natural ruby accent stone made by Iowa City artist, Kathrin Schmidt. The pendant is suspended from a nylon mesh and crystal necklace.

Jane Walsh

Jane Walsh Art

Jane Walsh loved art as an art collector and as an artist. Add this beautiful piece to your home. Donated by the Jochims family.

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LIVE Auction

Artists Are in Alphabetical Order

Alex Carey

Alex Carey

The awesome power of a storm over Burlington's bridge comes to life in photographer Alex Carey's breathtaking "Angry Skies."

This unique 24 x 36 print on HD Acrylic Metal is the only one of its kind of this limited edition photograph.

Carey was the featured artist at last year's GALA.

Beckers Jewelry

Perfect for any night out on the town…
Skilled Artisans have handcrafted this asymmetrical blend of white gold and Dazzling Diamonds Displaying twenty-four fully cut gem quality
round brilliant cuts, weighing 5/8 of a carat. This pendant is suspended by an Italian, solid white gold wheat chain.
After all, Diamonds are a girls best friend

John Eberhardt

Avid Midwest outdoorsman
John Eberhardt
captures the perfect hunting experience on canvas as a flock of geese descends on the water's edge in this 24 x 36 framed oil painting.

Eberhardt has perfected his art for years, including creating for over 30 Cabela's magazine covers.

Margaret Ertz

Margaret Ertz

Beautiful Burlington -"Burlington Lightscape 2"
by Margaret Ertz
is a 30x40 painting highlighting the beautiful view of downtown Burlington from atop Division Street in the evening.
The artist's loose, impressionist style creates pops of light defining well-lit steeples across our downtown.

Garrison David

Painted on location with details finished in his French studio, "Sunflowers of South France" is an original 25" x 40" framed pastel by award-winning artist David Garrison that beckons you into its golden field in rural France. Garrison and his wife Cecile split their time between their homes in Burlington, Iowa and Normandy, France.

david-garrison.com

As a California Art Collector said of David Garrison artwork. “He is the Best Kept Secret in the Midwest”.

James Henry

THE SEASONS - James Henry created a painting showing the beauty of local landmark, Snake Alley, in all seasons. Titled "The Seasons", this work is divided in the four seasons, giving the viewer the pleasure of seeing all the seasons in one glance, any time of the year. Once again, James Walker delivers a beautiful view of the beloved Snake Alley.

Tim Laffey

'Arrangement'
Hailing from Carthage, IL, Tim Laffey offers this 38x33 acrylic on canvas that
would be a striking piece in a modern setting. The subtle the painting hues of the piece
enhance his artisanship, in which he deploys line, planes and free brush work.
After spending most of his adult life in Dallas,
TX, Tim is now retired and is a full-time artist back home in Carthage.

Sean Miller

Autumn Rivals
Sean Miller's original gouache (opaque watercolor) entitled "Autumn Rivals" is seeing its first light of day outside the artist's home at the 2017 BFAL gala. This beautiful wilderness scene measures at 22x30 and is a gorgeous representation of our beautiful rural Iowa nature.

Ken Reif

Sisters Muir
Featured Artist, Ken Reif, who has been studying art since the age of ten, feels that “art is a renewable energy; you should feel the energy each time you look at the artwork.” Reif’s second donation, Sisters Muir, does not disappoint: a 36x36 contemporary impressionist painting looking up through the trees. Using oil paint on a black primed canvas, this piece is striking and unforgettable!
 

Ken Reif

FEATURED ARTIST: Ken Reif, LA PUSH – Ken Reif considers his work to be contemporary impressionism. He uses an impressionistic color palette painted on a black surface. This color palette and his love and respect for nature are shown in the featured artwork, “La Push”. A beautiful 36x48 piece that will add beauty to any home!
 

Susan Reinier

Susan Reinier

PEONIES AND LACE - Bring the flowers of early summer to your home with this oil painting by Iowa artist Susan Reinier. The peony blooms compete for your attention with the fine details of the embroidered lace.

Jerry Rigdon

Lose yourself in the intricate work of Jerry Rigdon. "Pen and Ink Meditations" is a mesmerizing masterpiece that seems to come alive, offering a fresh perspective at every viewing. Meticulous in detail, this 20 x 20-inch piece took Burlington's former mayor six months to complete.

 

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