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Phidian Art show judge named

Published: Saturday, March 29, 2014 1:15 a.m. CDT

DIXON – The Phidian Art Club has selected Diana Garrett to judge the 67th annual Phidian Art Show April 10 at the Loveland Community House, 513 W. Second St.

She is a fine art consumer specialist for Prismacolor Fine Art Products. Garrett began her career in education with a degree from Illinois State University. She was head of the art department and taught art and math at LaSalle-Peru High School in LaSalle.

Garrett studied in New York City and received her degree in administration and supervision with a visual arts focus in a collaborative program at Bank Street College and Parsons School of Design. She has spent recent years in the art materials industry and has held seminars across the country at colleges, trade shows, artist studios, and town halls.

She works in many media including colored pencil, pastel, watercolor, mixed media and digital media. 

Her work has been exhibited at Artspace Gallery, ArtHaus, The Burpee Museum of Natural History, Midway Museum, the Bare Walls and Bank Street College.  The Rockford Chamber of Commerce purchased one of her works for the Rockford Airport.

The public will have an opportunity to choose a “People’s Choice Award” by voting for their favorite entry before the award presentation and judge’s critique of winning artworks. 

Doors open at 6 p.m. for viewing and voting. Presentation of awards begins at 7 p.m.

Artwork will remain on display through April 30.

For more information, call Joy Meyer at 815-973-0537 or Ellen Allen at 815-652-2002.

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