Of Land And Sea | July 24-August 21
Full Virtual Art Exhibit Walkthrough located at Springer Cultural Center.
Of Land And Sea Artist Talk: Mandy Roeing
I’ve always found being surrounded by nature’s beauty to be both soothing and invigorating. I love the effect it has on me and enjoy translating those emotions through color, light, and form into a permanent work of art to share with others.
I began my art career by painting pet portraits, and these commissioned works remain a part of my art practice. It is so fulfilling to create a piece that connects a person to the bond they share with their pet every time they see it.
Pastels are an especially dynamic medium — allowing me to mix colors directly on the surface of my paintings, each layer getting me closer to what I’m trying to capture. I appreciate their versatility and the ability to create everything from bold colors and broad strokes to subtle shades and little details.
– Mandy Roeing
Award-winning artist Mandy Roeing resides in Downs, Illinois with her husband and their two daughters. Mandy began her art career in 2001, when her love of animals and passion for painting merged through commissioned pet portraits. She enjoys capturing the individual personality and spirit of animals in a piece that connects a person to the bond they share with their pet every time they see it.
The beauty and tranquility of nature are the fuel for Mandy’s creative practice, and she loves translating the emotional effect the land and sea have on her into a permanent work to share with others. All of Mandy’s paintings are done in soft pastels, a versatile medium that exemplifies the attention to detail and excellent rendering skills that draw viewers to her work.
Mandy earned her BFA in Studio Art from the University of North Carolina in 2004. She is the Vice President of the Illinois Prairie Pastel Society, an active member of the Illinois Art League, and an instructor at the McLean County Arts Center. She is also a past president of the Pastel Society of NC. Her work is frequently on exhibit and is in numerous private collections throughout the country and abroad. You can learn more about Mandy’s work, including how to commission a painting, at
www.roeingarts.com or by contacting her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Items For Sale
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Past Virtual Exhibits
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Become an Art Exhibitor
The Springer Cultural Center offers local and regional artists a professional venue to display their work. Springer hosts six professional art exhibits each year. These art shows are determined by review of applications. Proposals are accepted for solo or collaborative group exhibitions on an ongoing basis.
Artists are responsible for having artwork ready to hang, and for any shipping expenses/insurance while artwork is being transported to or from the Springer Cultural Center and throughout the exhibition. Artists have the opportunity to give a brief talk about their work at a reception provided by the Park District. Please see below for the Professional Art Exhibit Application.
Springer also hosts two amateur art exhibits each year: Town & Country Amateur Art Show and State, Town, & Country Amateur Art Show. Amateur artists can submit entries for the Town & Country Amateur Art Show held in our Winter/Spring season. Winning and other high quality of work entries of the Town & Country Amateur Art Show qualify for the State, Town, & Country Amateur Art Show.
Professional Art Exhibit Application
If you are an artist that would like to be considered, watch the video for information and please fill out the form below.
Exhibitors receive marketing support from Champaign Park District in the form of:
- Exhibit poster design/print/distribution
- TV graphic promoting exhibit in all Park District facilities
- Exhibit listing on Park District website events calendar
- Social media mentions
Artist Exhibition Application