Quarterly Newsletter: Fall 2021

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

Vacant, 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


Due to the continuing threat of COVID-19, attendance at our September Membership Meeting was sparse. As a result, the Guild will not meet in October or November. Hopefully, we will be able to meet again in person for our annual holiday meeting in December.

We will continue to communicate with you through our email Member Bulletins about our rotating exhibits and upcoming exhibitions. Our next Elmore County Art Guild juried art show is tentatively scheduled for February 2022 at First Community Bank of Central Alabama in Wetumpka.

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 features artists Barbara Binford Davis, Chris Groves, Dixie Purvis, and Perry Austin. The Tallapoosa School of Art is located on beautiful Lake Martin near Dadeville, Alabama.

For more information about their workshops and retreats visit their website: TallapoosaWorkshops.com


Entries for the Prattauga Art Guild Fall Member Show may be submitted on September 24 and September 25. The show will open on October 3 and close on October 31 at the Prattville Creative Arts Center located at 342 Chestnut Street, Prattville, Alabama. Gallery hours are Friday and Saturday 10:00 am–2:00 pm and Sunday 1:00 pm–4:00 pm.

Follow this link for more information call 334.595.0850 or visit them on Facebook.

42ND ANNUAL SAC'S Waterfront Show

The 42nd Annual SAC's Waterfront Show will be on view through October 13, 2021 at SAC's Gallery located at 529 S Perry Street in Montgomery, Alabama. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday from 12:00 pm until 4:00 pm.

Follow this link for more information call 334.265-9931 or visit them on Facebook.



Exhibiting Artists
• Doris Bell
• 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
• Richard Brown
• Barbara Bryan
• Libby Christensen
• Shirley Esco
• Carol Hickman
• Genie Kline
• Linda Lewis
• Svetlana Nelson


Exhibiting Artists
• Bobby Carr
• Regina Witt
• Judy Lea
• Donna Pate
• Doris Bell
• Libby Christensen

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

Warren Simons


Warren Simons has practiced the art of seeing for nearly 20 years, photographing the visual surprises hiding in plain sight. Staying calm, moving slowly, looking deeply, having no preconceived ideas of what he will see and photograph, he lets the visual world reveal its treasures. Using curiosity and exploration, he makes serendipity happen. It is a deeply satisfying process.

Elmore County Art Guild

Warren Simons, Beach Chairs  |  Photograph

"Where Eastern Lake meets the Gulf of Mexico is a magical place. I go exploring there as often as I can. This image was taken early one morning, looking out on Eastern Lake and the Gulf beyond. It never gets old."

Simons follows his own road of exploration, learning from photographers, painters, art teachers, writers, potters, and poets. He has won numerous awards for his work. Having grown up in Massachusetts, he lived in New York City for 25 years and now makes his home in Montgomery, Alabama.

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Warren Simons, Dreaming of a Landscape  |  Photograph

"This image is one part exploring and being curious, and one part playing. In my wanderings, I find cracks, stains, blebs, and other marks on concrete walls and ceilings. I take those photos home and paint on them in the digital darkroom. I’ve created a series of “concrete landscapes” in this way. The visual world is so amazing."

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Warren Simons, Pink Dress  |  Photograph

"A happy example of practicing serendipity: Walking home from work, having my camera with me, looking everywhere, and being surprised by this dress out on a fire escape."

To view more of Warren’s work, visit his website at warrensimonsphotos.com, and follow him on Instagram, @warrensimonsphotos.com.

55th Annual Montgomery Art Guild/Regions Bank Exhibition

The 55th Annual Montgomery Art Guild Regions Bank Exhibition will be on display through October 6, 2021, at the Regions Bank RSA Tower branch located at 201 Monroe Street in downtown Montgomery. The exhibition can be viewed in person, Monday through Friday from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm.

To view the virtual reception,  follow this link55th Annual MAG/Regions Bank Exhibition  |  To view photographs of the work included in the show follow this link: 55th Annual MAG/Regions Bank Exhibition 

Montgomery Art Guild

BEST IN SHOW, Korey RowswellLake Spirits, 5.5 x 8 inches  |  embroidery on linen

The best in show for the 55th Annual Montgomery Art Guild Regions Bank exhibition was awarded to Korey Rowswell for "Lake Spirits."  To fully appreciate this sublime piece of art, you must see it in person.

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

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