Since 1994, Eric Tetler has served as the president of Windfield Alloy, a company that specializes in scrap metal recycling and the refining of fine metals. Outside of his work life, Eric Tetler supports the efforts of the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Derry.
In conjunction with thousands of other clubs nationwide, the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Derry sponsors a contest each year to help identify and empower the area’s local artistic talent. As part of the organization’s National Fine Arts Exhibit program, children in four different age groups can submit artistic pieces in any number of 10 categories, which are then judged and exhibited locally, regionally, and nationally, depending on the merit of the work. Thirty-seven national winners are selected, and their work is presented at different events throughout the year.
A child or adolescent must have been a member of the club for a period of no less than three months in order to be eligible for the exhibit. The piece cannot be any larger than 30×40 inches, and it must be submitted in the proper age group – 9 and under, 10 to 12, 13 to 15, and 16 to 18 years old. Artwork can be submitted in one of 10 categories, including oil and acrylic, watercolor, mixed media, and sculpture. Visit derrybgclub.org for more details.