The Van Wert County Courthouse

Friday, Aug. 19, 2022

June Art Exhibit, summer camps open

The 62nd annual Wassenberg Art Exhibit opened on June 9 with an opening party and we were thrilled with the large turn-out. Live music was provided by Jerame Wheeler of Bryan. We congratulate the following artists who received awards.

“Teasel House” by Laura Barnhardt Corle was awarded The Van Wert County Foundation Grand Award in the 62nd annual June Art Exhibit at the Wassenberg Art Center on June 9.

Van Wert County Foundation Grand Award: Laura Barnhardt Corle, Findlay

Charles F. Wassenberg Award: Michael Bendele, Delphos

Vera Woodruff Wassenberg Award: Mike Huffman, Lima
Douglas Edward Koch Memorial Award: Steve Vachon, Fort Wayne, Indiana
David Humphreys Miller Memorial Award: Wendy Chan, Bryan
Sara Green Memorial Award: Darlene Selzer-Miller, Roanoke, Indiana
Robin Carol Cartwright Memorial Award: Todd Apple, Boise, Idaho
Marilla Connors Memorial Award: Tom Lehman, Elida
Marguerite Fryer Memorial Award: Tom Emerine, Middle Point
Pat Pancake Memorial Award: Pay Rayman, Ohio City
Gertrude Sluterbeck Memorial Award: Anna Talei Fisher, Wapakoneta
Wassenberg Art Center Awards: Nancy Longmate, Fort Wayne, Jan Boone, Cincinnati, and Jenny King, Archbold

Honorable Mentions:
Kay Sluterbeck, Van Wert; Becky Dull, Roanoke, Indiana; and Richard Sarrazin, Fort Wayne.

Market at the Wass is back every Saturday beginning on June 23 through August 25! Another summer of fresh fruits, veggies, baked goods, and other fun things! Markets will begin at 9 a.m. and close up at 1 p.m. Good eating is an art!

Summer Camps are in full swing at the Wassenberg Art Center. Instructor Emilie Fisher and students display the masks made by the afternoon class.

Summer camps start next week! For 2018 we will offer three separate summer camps. Each session will offer different, thought provoking projects such as Squiggle wire portraits, felted bugs, monster masks, life-size sunflowers and mandalas. Instructor Emilie Fisher, MFA from St. Francis College is an experienced summer art camp instructor. Emilie has taught the last few years at notable camps in Indiana and Ohio.

Session 2: July 17-20 
Ages 5-11: 10 a.m.-noon
Ages 12 & up: 1-3 p.m.
Instructor: Emilie Fisher

Session 2: July 30-August 3 
Ages 5-11: 10 a.m.-noon
Ages 12 & up: 1-3 p.m.
Instructor: Emilie Fisher

Space is limited, and scholarships are available; please call 419.238.6837 to inquire or request a scholarship. The application process is very simple.
Costs per session are: WAC members $40 and Regular cost $45
Call 419.238.6837 or email for more information.

Art Classes:

Classic Watercolor:  Tuesday mornings from 10 a.m.-noon. Ongoing. $40 art center member price/$45 regular price. Instructor: Pat Rayman. Materials required. Online sign up available.

ArtNight: Every Thursday at 6 p.m. It’s free, and art staff is on site to assist you with your project. Watch Facebook for featured projects. Enjoy a glass of wine or beer while you are here, hang out with friends, create and relax. Play an instrument? Bring it along.

For more information on exhibits or to sign up for classes and events visit: The Wassenberg Art Center is located at 214 S. Washington St. (former Van Wert Armory). We can also be reached by telephone at: 419.238.6837, email:

POSTED: 06/15/18 at 8:22 am. FILED UNDER: What's Up at Wassenberg?