Mary Rentfro-Haag

Featured Artist: Mary Rentfrow-Haag

Effingham Public Library is pleased to welcome local photographer, Mary Rentfrow-Haag. Having lived and worked in Los Angeles and Chicago, Mary returned to the Effingham area in 2004.

A member of the Effingham Art Guild, Mary began pursing photography while she lived in Los Angeles. An accomplished photographer, she won many awards; however, she notes that the best trophy she ever received “was meeting her late husband, photographer, Victor Haag.”

Mary has since completed her “Photographers Bucket List” and has had a photograph published in an international magazine, has sold several pieces of art and hosted an exhibit of her work.

Mary Rentfrow Haag

For more information about the Art Gallery please contact Johnna Schultz, Adult Services Manager.

Heather Westfall

Featured Artist: Heather Westfall

The Effingham Public Library is pleased to host artwork and an art demonstration by local artist Heather Westfall.  Heather will demonstrate her art during the SWAG Program, Thursday, June 2 at 10 a.m. in the Workman Room.

A graduate of Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Heather has a bachelor degree in fine art. Heather shares that “My primary focus has been landscapes in acrylics, oils, and watercolors.” For Heather growing up in the country outside Effingham helped develop a fascination with the beauty of nature at a young age.

Currently Heather is selling decorative acrylic paintings at Fresh Digs in Effingham. Her most recent work has centered on animal portraits and painting on and embellishing vintage fabrics.

Most recently, she has participated in the Artisan Fair by setting up her studio in Fresh Digs and painting so customers could see firsthand the painting process. Heather enjoys public painting demonstrations and plans to host more at Fresh Digs in the future. Heather’s work will be displayed until July 1, 2016.

For more information about the Art Gallery please contact Johnna Schultz, Adult Services Manager.

Heather Westfall