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Mason County Arts Council

The Fulton and Mason County Arts Councils, in partnership with Dickson Mounds Museum hosted the 2011 Illinois Wildlife Photography Competition and Show. A total of 49 entries were received and were on display at Dickson Mounds Museum through March 6, 2011. Awards were given in the Amateur and Professional categories. There were no entries in the Youth category this year. Entries were judged by people’s choice voting through February 20.

A total of 79 ballots were cast and the winners were: Professional Division, Amanda Woodruff, St. Augustine, IL, “Tree Frog”; Amateur Division, Liz Bennett Cheek, Topeka, IL, “Smiling Raccoon” We congratulate these winners and thank all who participated in this years show.

For more information about the Fulton County Arts Council contact Kelvin Sampson at (309) 645-7109, ksampson2@winco.net. The Fulton and Mason County Arts Councils are partially funded by the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.

2011 Professional Amanda Woodruff, Tree Frog

2011 Professional
Amanda Woodruff, Tree Frog

2011 Amateur Liz Bennett Cheek, Smiling Raccoon

2011 Amateur
Liz Bennett Cheek, Smiling Raccoon











Recent Accomplishments

Illinois Wildlife Photography Contest
The Town & Country Art Show

2013–2014 Board of Directors

    • Rick Noble, President
  • Dixie Hilst, Vice President
  • Diane Stelter, Secretary
  • Leta Crompton, Director
  • Jan Ezell, Director
  • Nancy Iona Glick, Director
  • Donna Johnson, Director
  • Kathy Johnson, Director
  • Julie Lerczak, Director
  • Beth Lesemann, Director
  • John Maxson, Director
  • John Means, Director
  • Sherilyn Pazara, Director
  • David W. Tomlin, Jr., Director

Mission: The MCAC shall seek to promote and encourage cultural and educational activities in Mason County. The Council may sponsor cooperative planning, research and public education programs. It may administer property and promote the development of appropriate facilities for presentation of various art forms. The Council may undertake such other services and programs as deemed necessary to encourage appreciation and participation in the arts by all citizens in the area.