GEAG to hold its regularly scheduled meeting on Wednesday, November 7

Belleville, IL. – The Gateway East Artists’ Guild (GEAG) will hold its regularly scheduled meeting on Wednesday November 7th, 2018 at the PSOP/SWIC building in Belleville.  

During this meeting, that is open to the public, the Guild will see a demonstration by Ceramic artist Heather Woodson of Wentzville, MO.  She studied ceramics at St. Charles Community College where she won the Presidential award from college’s Student Show for three consecutive years. Heather has sought out education through workshops and classes with many ceramic artists. She regularly attends the annual NCECA, (National Conference for the Education in Ceramic Arts), to continue her education from current leading ceramic artists from around the world. In 2009, she received a full scholarship from Anderson Ranch Arts Center to study under the Italian, ceramic sculpture artist, Sandro Lorenzini.

Heather has participated in many local and national art exhibits and shows, including, the International Spoon Exhibit at Medalta Museum, Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada and a solo exhibit at the St. Louis Artists Guild. Her work is in many private collections in the United States and Canada.  The public is invited to attend and see Heather’s presentation.

After the ceramic demonstration, members art will be lovingly critiqued. 

The Guild will provide an exhibit called Gateway East Goes West at Framations Art Gallery, 218 North Main Street, St. Charles, MO.  The Gallery’s website is  The display will run from October 19th through November 29th.  An Opening reception will be held October 19th 6-8pm.

At the October 3rd, GEAG meeting, renown art historian Dee Kilgo spoke on Fame, Fortune and Gender: Woman Artists in History.  It was a fabulous opportunity to learn about the challenges woman artists faced from the 1400’s through modern times.  

The Gateway East Artists’ Guild (GEAG) normally meets the first Wednesday of every month at 6:00 p.m. at the PSOP/SWIC building in Belleville.  The meetings are open to the public.  It’s a wonderful opportunity to pick up a new art hobby, learn from local artists

GEAG is an organization for art enthusiasts with ALL levels of skill; from nationally recognized artists, to those who are just beginning.  GEAG is a non-profit group that promotes the visual arts in the Metro-East community.  Please visit our website for more information at: