Name

MICHAEL ALDAG, FINE ARTIST

About

Michael Aldag is a fine artist from Southern Illinois. He draws inspiration for his work from his environment, childhood, and faith. Art for him is not only a means of self-expression, but self-reflection. The media and subject matter vary, however one thing is consistent; a sense of sobriety. This tone is ever-present in the world and it pervades Michael Aldag’s art.

Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/MichaelAldagFineArtist

Twitter:
https://twitter.com/M_Aldag_Art

Pinterest:
https://www.pinterest.com/michaelaldagart

YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtAcR-zn6FqVLIhbhBy3EZg

SlideShare:
http://www.slideshare.net/MAldag

Linked In:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/michaelaldag

Fine Art for Sale:
You can purchase original art and cards from Michael Aldag, Fine Artist at
Mount Vernon Convention & Visitors Bureau
200 Potomac Boulevard
Mount Vernon, Illinois 62864
Phone (Toll Free): (800) 252-5464
Hours: Monday through Friday 8am-5pm and Saturday 12pm-5pm

Exhibitions:
2017 "Fall Photography Competition & Exhibit," Centralia Cultural Society, Centralia, Illinois.

2017 "Illinois Art League Membership Show," Peoria Public Library (Main Branch), Peoria, Illinois. Juror: Yvonne Ham, Painter, Yvonne Ham Studio. Awarded Honorable Mention.

2016 "Fall Photography Competition & Exhibit," Centralia Cultural Society, Centralia, Illinois.

2016 "Illinois Art League Membership Show," Peoria Public Library (Main Branch), Peoria, Illinois. Juror: David Seay, Commercial Artist, David Seay Incorporated. Awarded Honorable Mention.

2016 "Creativity Redefined," Cedarhurst Center for the Arts, Mount Vernon, Illinois.

2016 "Spring Photography Competition & Exhibit," Centralia Cultural Society, Centralia, Illinois.

2016 "Little Egypt Arts Association Painting & Drawing Competition," Little Egypt Arts Centre, Marion, Illinois.

2015 "Fall Art & Photography Competition & Exhibit," Centralia Cultural Society, Centralia, Illinois. Juror: Thomas Rabideau, Photographer, Shawnee Dreams Photography. Awarded First Place in Artwork Division.

2015 "Shrode Photography Competition and Exhibit," Cedarhurst Center for the Arts, Mount Vernon, Illinois. Juror: David R. Hanlon, Professor of Photography and Photographic History, Saint Louis Community College (Meramec Campus).

2015 "Illinois Art League Spring Membership Show," Peoria Heights Village Hall, Peoria Heights, Illinois. Juror: Ken Clubb, Illustrator, Ken Clubb Illustrator. Awarded Second Place in Not Under Glass Division.

2015 "Creativity Redefined," Cedarhurst Center for the Arts, Mount Vernon, Illinois.

2015 "Shrode Fine Art & Craft Competition Exhibition," Cedarhurst Center for the Arts, Mount Vernon, Illinois. Juror: Mary Sprague, Professor Emeritus of Art and Art History, Meramec Community College.

2015 "Little Egypt Arts Association Painting & Drawing Competition," Little Egypt Arts Centre, Marion, Illinois. Jurors: Kathleen Moseman and Beth Wilson, Art Instructors, Marion High School (Illinois). Awarded Third Place in Painting Division.

2014 "Fall Art & Photography Competition & Exhibit," Centralia Cultural Society, Centralia, Illinois. Juror: Thom Downey, Instructor, Department of Computer Information Systems, Southwestern Illinois College. Awarded First Place in Artwork Division.

2014 “Illinois Art League Spring Membership Show," Peoria Heights Village Hall, Peoria Heights, Illinois.

2014 "Shrode Fine Art & Craft Competition Exhibition," Cedarhurst Center for the Arts, Mount Vernon, Illinois. Juror: Laura Strand, Professor of Art (Textile Art and Design), Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville.

2014 "Creativity Redefined," Cedarhurst Center for the Arts, Mount Vernon, Illinois.

2013 "Fall Art & Photography Competition & Exhibit," Centralia Cultural Society, Centralia, Illinois. Juror: David Hammond, Photographer, David Hammond Photography. Awarded First Place in Artwork Division.

2013 "Local Artists Show," Mitered Corner, Mount Vernon, Illinois.

2013 "Illinois Art League Spring Membership Show," Peoria Heights Village Hall, Peoria Heights, Illinois. Juror: Ken Tiessen, Artist, Ken Tiessen Art. Awarded Honorable Mention.

2012 "Fall Art & Photography Competition & Exhibit," Centralia Cultural Society, Centralia, Illinois. Juror: David W. Brewer, Photographer, DWBrewer Imaging. Awarded Third Place in Artwork Division.

2012 "Cascade of Colors (Illinois Art League Membership Show)," Peoria Public Library (Main Branch), Peoria, Illinois.

2012 "Illinois Art League Spring Membership Show," Peoria Heights Village Hall, Peoria Heights, Illinois.

2012 "Washington County Art Show," Nashville Community Center, Nashville, Illinois.

2012 "Shrode Fine Art & Craft Competition Exhibition," Cedarhurst Center for the Arts, Mount Vernon, Illinois. Juror: Nathaniel Steinbrink, Curator of Exhibitions, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale.

2011 "Southern Illinois Artists Open Competition and Exhibition," Cedarhurst Center for the Arts, Mount Vernon, Illinois. Jurors: Dona Bachman, Ph.D., Director of The University Museum and Museum Studies, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale; Olivia Lahs-Gonzales, Director and Curator of the Sheldon Art Galleries, Saint Louis, Missouri; and Duane Reed, owner Duane Reed Gallery, Saint Louis, Missouri.

2011 "Art of the Month presented by the Illinois Art League," Peoria Heights Public Library, Peoria Heights, Illinois.

2011 "Peoria Public Library Showcase of Area Artists," Peoria Public Library (Main Branch), Peoria, Illinois.

2011 "Illinois Art League Spring Membership Show," Peoria Heights Village Hall, Peoria Heights, Illinois.

2010 "Made in Mt. Vernon," Mount Vernon Convention and Visitors Bureau, Mount Vernon, Illinois. Original artwork for sale.

2010 "Illinois Art League Spring Membership Show," Peoria Heights Village Hall, Peoria Heights, Illinois. Juror: Scott Cavanah, Instructor, Department of Interactive Media, Bradley University. Awarded Best of Show.

2010 "Shrode Fine Art & Craft Competition Exhibition," Cedarhurst Center for the Arts, Mount Vernon, Illinois. Juror: Debra Tayes, Associate Curator of Fine Art, Illinois State Museum.

2009 "The Ohio Show," Zanesville Art Center, Zanesville, Ohio. Juror: Charlotte Gordon, Museum Curator, Springfield Museum of Art.

2009 "Broken” (Senior Thesis Exhibition), Columbus College of Art & Design, Columbus, Ohio.

2008 “The Show” (Annual Student Exhibition), Columbus College of Art & Design, Columbus, Ohio.

2007 “The Show” (Annual Student Exhibition), Columbus College of Art & Design, Columbus, Ohio.