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The Saugatuck Douglas Art Club has published an annual calendar since 1966.  It features black and white drawings of local scenes by local artists.  From 1966 through 1980, the calendar was produced with two pages for each month, or 25 pictures, including a cover.  Since then, it has had a standard format, with one page for each month, which requires a minimum of 13 pictures, including a cover.

791 pictures have been published in the calendars from 1966 through 2011, though some have been duplicated on more than one calendar, either accidentally, or intentionally.  The 1986 calendar, for instance, featured a best-of selection from the previous twenty years.  The number of unique pictures, from 1966 through 2011, excluding duplicates, is 752.

We researched the history of the calendars for an Art Club program in June, 2010.  Jack Sheridan provided the digitized copies of some of the years of calendar pictures that the Historical Society stored some years back, Peggy Boyce provided her nearly complete collection of calendars, and Jane Van Dis provided copies of the years Peggy didn't have.  We've created a complete digital record of all the pictures in all the calendars we have ever published. 

Here are the totals for the artists who contributed the largest number of drawings.  These numbers exclude duplicates:

Sylvia Randolph
59
Jane Van Dis
54
Peggy Boyce
52
Cathie Moore
45
Pauly Brockington
44
Anne Richter
42
Angie Van Hamersveld
27
Pauline Randall
22
Donna Tibbitts
20
Alyce Bartz
18

Subjects are a little harder to analyze.  There are a lot of pictures of the lake, or the river.  But insofar as specific landmarks of the area are concerned here are the most often drawn subjects

Peterson Mill
14
Butler Street (different views)
13
Mt. Baldhead
10
SS Keewatin
10
West Shore Golf Course
8
Pier Cove
8
Oval Beach
8
Chain Ferry
7
Ox Bow
6
Old Lighthouse
6

 

 
   
     

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