Quarterly Newsletter: Summer 2022

Newsletter editing and design courtesy of the Dixie Art Colony Foundation.

The ELMORE COUNTY ART GUILD has been promoting the arts in Elmore County SINCE 1985. This newsletter is published quarterly. Email information to be considered for publication in future newsletters to ShirleyEsco1945@gmail.com.


Shirley Esco, President

Dorothy Littleton, Vice President

Trish Gober, Treasurer

Ildiko Andrews, Secretary

Mark Harris, Publicity Chair

Robert Bowden, Member at Large

Danae Morgan, Member at Large

Joyce Evans, Member at Large


Our upcoming exhibit at the Anita P. Folmar Art Gallery in Montgomery will be our fourth year to exhibit at the Gallery. As in the past, the show will highlight the talent of Elmore County Art Guild members in a venue provided by the City of Montgomery. Please plan to show up and show out at this year's show!

We are appreciative that the Gallery will furnish refreshments for our reception to be held on July 7, 2022, from 4:30 to 6:30 pm. So, I hope to see all of our members there for support whether you participate in the exhibit or not.

Have a great Summer. Our membership luncheons will resume in September. Should you have any questions, please call 334.399.5115.

Shirley Esco, ECAG President


ARE YOU INTERESTED IN BEING A FEATURED SPEAKER? If you are interested in being the featured speaker at one of the Elmore County Art Guild's monthly meetings, please contact Shirley Esco at 334-399-5115.


Join the Elmore County Art Guild and show your support for the arts. Membership in the Elmore County Art Guild is open to anyone over the age of 18 that is an artist or is interested in supporting and promoting the arts. All memberships are based on an annual calendar year. Join the ECAG.


This year's Fall Workshop Series titled Florals in Oils: Studio to Garden features artist Jeanette Herron. Herron grew up in a family of professional artists and honed her skills under the expertise of her mother, aunt, and grandfather. While living in Italy, Jeanette studied art extensively under several schools and teachers, including the Florence Academy of Art. She teaches her students to paint using divergent relationships. Vibrant, clean colors sit next to muted grays; petals and organic forms turn under choreographed use of warm and cool colors, and bursting floral arrangements come together harmoniously using planned compositions.

During this three-day workshop, students will watch demos and learn to paint from life roses and other locally available florals. Jeanette paints and demonstrates solely in oil; however, students experienced in acrylics or water-mixable oils will also benefit from this class.

The Tallapoosa School of Art is located on beautiful Lake Martin near Dadeville, Alabama.

For more information about their workshops and retreats, call 334.332.8457 or visit their website: TallapoosaWorkshops.com

TUNES ON THE GREEN: July 7 & 21, 6:30–8:30 pm

"Tunes on the Green" is a free music event at the Village Green in Downtown Millbrook. Visitors are encouraged to bring their lawn chairs. There will be food vendors on site. While coolers are permitted, no glass or alcoholic beverages are allowed.

For more information, please call the Millbrook Parks and Recreation Department at 334.290,2047.



Exhibiting Artists
• Winona Clark-Colvard
• Shirley Esco
• Angela Kimak
• Svetlana Nelson
• Donna Pate


Exhibiting Artists
• Amy Brown
• Libby Christensen
• Shirley Esco
• Donna Pate


Exhibiting Artists
• Kathy Atchison
• Georgia Banks-Martin
• Libby Christensen
• Shirley Esco
• Carol Hickman
• Svetlana Nelson

Should you have any questions regarding your artwork at any of these location, please call Shirley Esco at 334.399.5115.

ECAG Dorothy Littleton A WEB


Dorothy Wells Littleton grew up in rural Dallas County, Alabama, and loves the great outdoors. She enjoys painting landscapes and waterscapes en Plein air but also enjoys painting in her Lake Martin studio. She is a regular participant in Plein Air South and the Forgotten Coast Paint Out held each spring in the Florida panhandle.

She also loves to travel with family and friends in search of beautiful painting venues. In addition to her U.S. travels, Littleton has also visited several countries in Europe, South America, and Central America.


Dorothy Wells Littleton, You Complete Me  |  Oil on Canvas

Littleton received her Juris Doctor degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. ShHe was a co-founder of the Sasser and Littleton law firm in Montgomery before joining the Auburn University faculty as a Practitioner in Residence for the Pre-law Scholars Program. Upon retirement in 2017, she founded Tallapoosa School of Art, an all-inclusive artists' retreat on Lake Martin. Since that time, she has studied with numerous award-winning artists, including Qiang Huang and Christopher Groves.

GO Dorothy Littleton WEB

Dorothy Wells Littleton, There's Something About Mary  |  Oil on Canvas

ECAG DWL Landscape WEB

Dorothy Wells Littleton, Beside Still Waters  |  Oil on Canvas

Littleton's work ranges from bold, colorful oil landscapes and still lifes to figurative work like the one shown. "Art, for me, is meditation. Painting engages my mind completely and allows me to be present at the moment, free from the distractions of the world," said Littleton.

Fourth Annual ECAG Anita P. Folmar Art Gallery Show

Armory Learning Arts Center

The Fourth Annual ECAG Summer Exhibition at the Anita P. Folmar Art Gallery, located at 1018 Madison Avenue, Montgomery, Alabama, will open on July 1 and close on July 28, 2022. A reception will be held on Thursday, July 7, from 4:30 to 6:30 pm.

The exhibit is open to all artists 18 and older who are members of the Elmore County Art Guild. Participants may join at the time of take-in. Guild membership is $35 per calendar year ($45 for couples). Original artwork completed by the artist will be accepted. Copies of other artwork will not be accepted. Artwork must not have been shown in previous ECAG exhibitions. Up to four pieces of artwork will be accepted. Take-in of artwork will take place on Thursday, June 30, from 11:00 until 1:00 pm. Take-down of art will take place on Thursday, July 28, 11:00 until 1:00 pm.

The Arts Council of Montgomery will collect a 25% commission plus 10% sales tax on the sale of all artwork. Therefore, price your artwork with this in mind.


For more information, contact Shirley Esco at 334.399.5115.

The Elmore County Art Guild maintains a strict policy against PLAGIARISM and COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT.

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