Holes is featured artist
Central Idaho Art Association’s (CIAA) celebrating 55 years of promoting artists announces its Annual Spring Show and Sale for:  Thursday—April 21Ellamae Holes (9:00am – 5:00pm), Friday—April 22 (9:00am – 7pm), and Saturday—April 23 (10:00am 4:00pm). Show venue is the SUPER 8 Hotel, conference room:  801 S W 1st St/Hwy 95, Grangeville. The show includes all media original artwork of area artists.
Ellamae Holes is this year’s Featured Artist. Ellamae Holes is one of the Founding Members of the CIAA and has held every office as well as committee positions. She produced the CIAA Newsletter for many years as well as other association activities. She organized the hospital and bank displays to include displays at the First Security Bank/Wells Fargo Bank. Ellamae and her husband, Gerry, hosted the Border Days’ Hole-in-the-Wall Show at their Mini Mall on Main Street, Grangeville.
The first Idaho County Landscape award, June 1971, was awarded to Ellamae Holes. Records show that she has won the lion’s share of these awards. She has received numerous local and regional art awards, including Best of Show, People’s Choice, many blue ribbons. She took home her share of ribbons at the Wallowa Festival of Arts (juried). Her art has been featured in the First Stope Gallery, Butte, Montana; Washington Snake River Showcase (juried) in Clarkston; The Dahmen Barn, Uniontown; Fourth Wall Art Gallery, Lewiston; Salmon River Regional Art Show, Riggins; White Bird Days, White Bird; Hells Canyon Days, Cambridge; Raspberry Festival, Cottonwood; Kamiah BBQ Days Art Show.
Art medias, Mrs. Holes uses include oil, watercolor, acrylic, ink and pencil. Favorite subjects are portraits and landscapes. Andrew Wyeth, Remington, Wood are favorite artists who’ve inspired her; to this list she includes local artist, Gloria Teats, who generously shares her art knowledge and expertise.
Friday evening, April 22, complimentary wine and cheese, music, Silent Auction and Raffle Ticket winners announcements will take place at a Special Appetizer Buffet from 5:00pm to 7:00pm. Show venue is the Grangeville SUPER 8 Hotel. Show includes all media original artwork of area artists. Judges are Liz Clark—Fine Art, Kristina DeYoung—Photography. CIAA Spring Show includes special tours for local students to encourage young artists, who are also responsible for the Kids Choice Awards. People’s Choice Awards included. Public invited. For more information email ciaa.idaho@gmail.com.













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