Artist Demonstrations


The Gateway East Artists Guild is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the fine arts in the Metro-East area by providing educational opportunities, community art exhibits, and fellowship for area artists. Members include a diverse group of art enthusiasts from beginners to professionals in almost every artistic medium, as well as those who wish to support the arts without creating their own. Each year GEAG hosts a regularly-scheduled series of workshops, paint-outs, and other art activities, publishes a monthly newsletter, awards a college scholarship and student awards, performs community service, and sponsors at least one major competitive exhibit with generous prizes.

Please check the website for the dates and times of the monthly meetings at the SWIC/PSOP Building, 201 N. Church St., Belleville, IL, and for a members-only contest, a critique, and an educational program with demonstrations or other art activity. All are welcome. For membership information or a prospectus for upcoming exhibits, please visit:

Friday, May 19

5 to 9 p.m.

Kevin Brundage - Watercolor
Lois Holthaus  - Zentangle
Karen Miller - Pastel

Saturday, May 20

10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Lendy Middendorf - Glass Beads
Billy Dame - Oil Painting
Linda Rawson - Watercolor

1 to 4 p.m.

Kathy Gomric - Pencil Drawing
Pat Toenjes - Clay Monoprinting
Ramah Alberts - Acrylic Painting

4 to 8 p.m.

Greg Luttrell - Leather Arts
Susan Kunz - Drawing
Janet Moreiko-Gagen - Jewelry

Sunday, May 21

11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Michael Anderson - Ink Drawing
Joyce Wells - Drawing
Suzanne Lowry - Copper Sculpture

2 to 5 p.m.

Kathy Hardin - Scratchboard
Michelle Walz - Pastels
Borah Horrell - Watercolor