Regional Art Show

Madison Art Club to
show off talent of its members

Sister’s inspiration was basis for Wingham’s talent

By Amy Casebier
Contributing Writer

(October 2007) – Lillie Wingham of Madison, Ind., started painting not because she was personally interested in it, but because her sister was.
“My sister didn’t drive and wanted to go to art classes,” she said. Wingham told her sister that if she found a teacher from the University of Kentucky to give art classes, then Wingham would drive them to the lessons.

Lillie Wingham

Photo by Ashlie Petrakos

Lillie Wingham, a Madison Art Club
member, displays a painting
she recently completed.

That was 30 years ago, and Wingham has been painting ever since.
Wingham has participated in the Madison Art Club’s Regional Show since its beginnings, and this year is no different.
The regional show opens at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, with a public reception at the gallery on 301 E. Main St., Madison. The reception will last until 4 pm with music from the group the Wild Child and food. Prizes will be awarded during this time. The judge for this year’s show is award-winning artist John Michael Carter of Louisville. The paintings for the show will be on display until Nov. 9.
Wingham’s preferred subject matter in her paintings is still life, although “I sell a lot of landscapes,” she said. Wingham works in acrylics, oils, watercolors and pastels.
Everyday beauty and her home inspire much of Wingham’s work, she said.
“I’ve worked to express to people what fine art means and give an appreciation for it,” Wingham, 71, said.
This is the eighth year for the art show. Wingham and Lee Featherstone organized the first judged show with prizes at the public library. After the Art Club obtained the gallery, shows continued there.
Featherstone had been attending different art shows outside of Madison and decided that she wanted to start one in town to bring in local artists who were not a part of the Art Club.
“Each year there’s different work and different winners,” Featherstone said. “It encourages people to paint more.”

• For more information, call (812) 265-3135 ext. 251.

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