Promoting Art Excellence



Promoting Art Excellence
Promoting Art Excellence
Winter 2012
Dear Friends,
In a time seemingly dominated by Amazon, Apple
and gift cards, may I suggest a local alternative
for gifts this year, give the gift of art.
The local art community—
By supporting fellow artists
Sharing the gift of fine art
Make an impact locally by buying art from your
fellow artists and giving the art to someone on
Our house is being filled with the work of other
your list. When you're a member of a local art orAFA member artists.
ganization you have special access to a wonderful
Besides being able to appreciate the work, it is
source of locally grown art.
great fun when someone comments on the art
Buying art from a fellow artist is a great way to
and we are able to tell stories about the artist,
please all parties involved. You are making a difas well as the art.
ference for:
I wish you a winter filled with creative warmth
The artist—
and lasting memories.
Who feels appreciated
The recipient—
Glen Eugene Hoffman
Who gets to enjoy something unique
and lasting
In This Issue:
A New Galleria for Addison
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New Teachers at the DAL
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Wax On, Wax Off
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Love of Art Winners Page 10
Great Gifts
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Addison Art Guild—AAG
On Wednesday, December 7th, the Addison Art
Guild will be opening their new gallery and
shop of hand-crafted items created by local artists in Addison and the surrounding communities.
Presented by the Addison Art Guild
It has been amazing how fast everything has
been fitting together, along with generous efforts of many people! Over 100 people attended our first event, “Fall Fling of Bling” and
enjoyed this great opportunity to see this new
and unique venture. They
and spread the
word, that ”Right next to the Jewel, in the Green
Meadow Shopping Center (on Lake Street in Addison) is a wonderful place to have coffee, relax
on comfortable leather sofas and view beautiful
pieces of artwork and fine crafts”. This is THE
place to enjoy and purchase a fun, unique gift
for that special person, or, for yourself!
Our plan for this venue is for it to be continually
changing. To be the location of events such as
fundraisers, workshops, demos, and classes; to be
enjoyed by artists and art admirers, with something special for everyone!
Operating hours::
Wednesdays—10am to 7pm
Thursdays—1pm to 5pm
Fridays—10am to 7pm
Saturdays— 11am to 3pm
The Addison Art Guild is a not-for -profit organization, and the Galleria is run on volunteer
basis. A very reasonable consignment fee will
be added to the artists' asking price to cover
cost of utilities and operational needs. The
Galleria provides an opportunity for artists to
show and sell their work, and provides the community with a place to buy original works of art,
jewelry, pottery, hand crafted accessories. Come
and learn about the various processes and techniques used by our artists and artisans.
Come and see us! Galleria, 130 W Lake Street,
Addison, IL 60101. Contact Irene Boutzarelos
630-508-8277 or Wendy Rizza 630-650-8560
with any questions or for information on how to
have your work displayed in the Galleria. Stop
in and experience it yourself!
Clay People Club Fund Raising Holiday Sale
Nov. 30 & Dec. 1, 10-6 at College of DuPage, SRC
Call to Entry
Building Library Hallway 425 Fawell Boulevard,
Deadline December 10th for Regional Ceramics Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
Exhibit Clay³. Go to for proHandmade pottery and glass for sale.
spectus and to enter through CAFe.
ClaySpace Open House December 4th 10-5 at
ClaySpace. Enjoy a tour of a working pottery stuClaySpace Winter Ceramics and Glass Fusing
dio, potter's wheel demonstrations and unique
Classes start the week of 1/9/2012
handmade ceramics, pottery and fused glass
pieces for purchase.
Learn how to create with clay and throw on the
potter's wheel. Also join us for Glass Fusing
class. Make jewelry, bowls, plates. Beautiful layered glass fused into mesmerizing glass pieces.
AFA Winter 2012
28W210 Warrenville Road
Warrenville, IL 60555
630-393-CLAY [email protected]
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Downers Grove Artists’ Guild—DGAG
Upcoming Programs:
December — Dinner meeting at Ballydoyle in
Downers Grove
We welcome artists and admirers of fine art.
There is no fee to attend our meetings and refreshments are served.
For more information, please visit our website at .
January — No Meeting
February — Members’ Friendly Critique
DuPage Art League—DAL
Yuletide Treasures
ucts that enable you to print transfers on new
The gallery is a holiday gift shop filled with origi- “digital grounds,” including tin foil, paint skins,
nal art, reasonably priced ornaments, cards, paint- fabrics, and specialty papers. You will learn a
ings, jewelry, pottery, sculpture, textiles, and more. process for printing from an ink jet printer onto
surfaces suitable for making giclee prints. You
Gifts can be purchased through the holidays at the
will explore the newest mixed media techniques.
league, 218 W. Front Street, Wheaton, IL.
February 25 & 26 (9:30 - 4:00) $175
Our hours for December are 9am until 5pm,
Monday through Saturday.
“Drawing and Watercolor” with Peggy
Macnamara, one of Chicago’s top watercolorClasses
ists. Peggy is known for her vibrant, glowing waWinter session of classes begin the week of January tercolors of wildlife. She is a resident artist at
the Field Museum and author of several water9th. In addition to the regular class schedule the
color books. Peggy will show you how to achieve
following classes and workshops will be offered
rich colors and accurate drawings. She will bring
to the membership and public:
birds and mammals from the museum along
We are happy to invite you to take classes
with habitat photos, but you may bring your
(starting in January) from some of
own landscape or floral photos as references
our newer teachers:
if you choose. Please know this workshop will
fill quickly; so sign up early.
George Bruce - Oil Pastels
March 31 & April 1 (9:00 - 3:00) $125
on Thursday 9:30 to 12pm
Fred Drury - Digital Photography
on Friday 9:30 to 12pm
Suzanne Hetzel- Advanced Watercolor
on Friday 1:00 to 3:30pm
Terri Balke– Colored Pencil
on Monday 9:30 to 12pm
“Acrylic Paintings Using the Latest Mixed Media
Techniques” Sandra Bacon from Golden Art
Products will help you experiment with new prodAFA Winter 2012
“Painting Flesh in the Light” is presented by
Michael Latala. Last September many oil and
pastel painters were unable to participate in
this filled workshop. Now you have another opportunity to paint with Michael. Learn to
breathe life into your portraits as Michael demonstrates from a live model. The focus is on
drawing, value relationships, edges and color
temperature. For both oil and pastel painters
and all levels. May 26 (1:30 - 8:30 pm) and
May 27 (9:30 - 4:30)
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“The Art of Oil Pastels” with George ShipperlyGeorge will introduce a variety of techniques using
oil pastels. You will discover the versatility of this
medium and develop your own individual style.
Create paintings that stir the emotions. This
workshop will benefit all levels.
June 2 & 3 (1:00 - 5:00 pm) $125
Gallery I
Themes for monthly judged shows:
January “Cold as Ice”
(Entry Jan. 4th & 5th, Pick up Feb/ 1st & 2nd)
February “Live, Laugh & Love”
(Entry Feb. 1st & 2nd, Pick up Feb. 29th & Mar.
March “Guardian of the Planet”
(Entry Feb. 29th & Mar. 1st, Pick up Mar. 28th &
Gallery II (One Artist Shows)
February: Hugh Skibbens/Watercolor
March: Gordon France/Watercolor and Oils
April: Joan Kalmanek/Photography
Monday Night Programs
These programs are free to the public. Refreshments are at 7:00pm with the program at 7:30.
February 20th Jacqueline France:
Landscape Painting as an Extreme Sport!
March 19th Valerie Lorimer:
Whimsy and the Mixed Media Journey
April 16th Jean Marcellin: Modern Art
For further information members may refer to their
member’s activity book. Non­members should call
the art league at (630) 653-7090 or check the web
Elmhurst Artists’ Guild—EAG
Solo Show
January 17 through February 17, 2012
Traditional and Digital Works
by Randal Stringer
Contemporary abstract artist Randal Stringer latest series “Polychromatic,” uses mixed media to
chronicle his ongoing exploration of traditional
and digital fine arts.
On view beginning January 17, 2012, at the Elmhurst Artists Guild Gallery, Polychromatic reflects
a variety of subject matters from personal self
discovery to urban, socio-economical reflection.
Randal continues to refine his creative process,
blending watercolors, photography, acrylics, and
digitalism to produce intensely colored, heavily
manipulated concepts that reveal the creative
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force of the natural and digital world. Randal will
be on hand for the opening reception Friday, January 20, from 7pm to 9pm to discuss the techniques and inspiration
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that give life to his blending of bold colors,
current events, and eclectic images.
The show continues through February 17, 2012.
Artist Bio
Randal Stringer is an emerging traditional and
digital medium artist- a “tradigitalist”. Randal has
worked with pen and ink, watercolor, acrylics,
photography, and digital mixed media. Formally
trained in both fine arts and graphic design from
Southern Missouri State University, his fine art
professor once told him he would never make it
as an artist. Since that day he’s gone on to acquire
over 17 years experience in commercial art and
continues to broaden his artistic voice as a collected fine artist to this day.
Randal’s inspiration comes from the endless
imaginary concepts – from intricate to minimal
forms, enhanced with vivid colors, unique pen
and ink work and the latest digital technology
available. This juxtaposition of new and old ideas
results in the end expression of his works, simple
yet complex art with infinite interpretation and
design possibilities.
LaGrange Art League—LGAL
November and December are our Holiday Gift and theory, washes, light & shadow, glazing and
Gallery. Please stop in to see all the unique hand- negative painting. Intermediate and advanced students will have the opportunity to further express
made gifts, a must on anyone’s list.
themselves in watercolor with attention in areas
of interest to the individual student. Assignments
Sunday, January 22nd, 2pm
are planned to expand the advanced students
Laura Lein-Svencner, Collage Artist
painting experience. Individual and group critiques help point out what has worked and how
Sunday, February 19th, 2pm
to improve what has not.
Thomas McDonald, Sculpture Artist
Fee: $120M/ $136NM 8 weeks
Sunday, March 18th, 2pm
Jacque France, Landscape Oil Painting
All Levels
Instructor: Lois Hrejsa
Monday Classes
Dates: 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/20,
All Levels
Time: 1pm—3:30pm, upstairs studio
Instructor: Lois Hrejsa
Dates: 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/20,
Work in pencil or pen & ink to achieve a realistic
three dimensional effect on a two dimensional
Time: 9:30am — noon, upstairs studio
surface. Value, perspective, composition, landFor beginners, basic instruction in color mixing
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scape, still life &
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portraiture will be explored. Students with drawing experience will be encouraged to try other
drawing materials, such as colored pencils or watercolor washes combined with pen & ink. Individual and group critiques help point out what has
worked and how to improve what has not.
Fee: $120M/ $136NM 8 weeks
Encaustic Collage
All Levels
Instructor: Sarah Rehmer
Dates: 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/20,
Time: 7pm — 9:30pm upstairs studio
Put away the acrylic medium and try a little hot
wax this cold winter! In this course we will explore
using encaustic medium and paints in lieu of
acrylics to build collages and mixed media works
on panels and paper. We will explore free-form
collage right on the heated palette, as well as
toner and charcoal image transfers. We also will
look at the addition of 3-D items to our work and
much more. Build depth and texture like never
before in this hands-on course. Heated palette and
small heat gun will be available for use during the
class. There is a $40 supply fee due at the first
class to cover instructor supplied medium, paint
and pigment sticks, etc throughout class. See supply list for more details. Limit 7 students.
Fee: $120M/ $136NM 8 weeks
Tuesday Classes
The Art of Textures
All Levels
Instructor: Pamela Peterson
Dates: 1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14
Time: 9:30am – noon, upstairs studio
ated. Papers, acrylic paints, watercolors, pastels,
oils, charcoal and graphite can all be used on
these wonderful surfaces. So grab your sense of
adventure and an apron and join us for a truly
fun class! Supply list available at registration. A
$20 materials fee is payable to the instructor at
the first class.
Fee: $90M/ $102NM 6 weeks
All Media Drawing & Painting
All Levels
Instructor: Phyllis DeSio
Dates: 1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/21,
Time: 1pm – 3:30pm, upstairs studio
Work in the media of your choice at your own
pace. Learn creative techniques in oil, acrylic, pastel, colored pencil, watercolor/watercolor pencil
or combine to experiment in traditional or abstract designs. This class will strengthen your
drawing and painting skills and build your confidence in creating art. All aspects of the creative
process in each media will be addressed on a
“one- on- one” basis. Students’ own reference materials.
Fee: $120M/ $136NM 8 weeks
Drips, Pours, Peels and Splashes
All Levels
Instructor: Maureen Gasek
Dates: 1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/21,
Time: 7pm – 9:30pm, upstairs studio
This interactive highly charged class will show
you how to create great affects by using pouring
mediums, dripping, splashing, and creating and
Come and explore the wonderful world of plaster. applying acrylic peels. Students will learn how to
In this class, you will learn fabulous texturing se- apply and integrate these techniques and explore
the purpose and theory about the abstract exprescrets using joint compound, plaster of Paris and
sionist’s movement. Areas of focus will be on mespecialty products. We will explore the layering of
diums, how to use them, different acrylic paints,
art mediums with plaster, creating canvases that
how to mix the paint the medium, the do’s and
will leave people wondering how they were credon’ts and how to
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create peels and more. This class is a technique
based course and will appeal to those wanting to
learn more about mediums, the collage or mixed
media artists, abstract artists or anyone wanting a
clearer understanding of acrylics. Additional Supply Fee to cover pouring mediums, acrylic mediums and inks. $45 to be paid to instructor first
day of class. Additional supply will also be required, see supply list for details
Fee: $120M/ $136NM 8 weeks
Intro to Photoshop Elements Software
Beginner to Intermediate
Instructor: Sarah Rehmer
Dates: 1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/21,
Time: 7pm – 9:30 pm, off-site in Oak Brook, IL
This class will start to take the mystery and fear
out of using Adobe’s Photoshop Elements software. We will go over tools & their uses along with
filters & other options available in the software.
Color correct photos, resize, restoration of damaged images, file prep, etc— a great way to learn
the software without going it alone. $5 due to
teacher at first class for workbook. Supply list
available at registration. Class will meet at a commercial office in Oak Brook. Address provided
with supply list at registration.
Limit 10 students.
Fee: $120M/ $136NM 8 weeks
Wednesday Classes
Palette Knife Oil Painting
All Levels
Instructor: Laureen Dunne
Dates: 1/11, 1/18, 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22,
Time: 9:30am – noon, upstairs studio
Beginner to Advanced painters all are welcome.
You can choose oil paint or acrylic (with medium)
paint. You will find that palette knife painting allows a more expressive quality to your painting,
and the colors are vibrant and fresh. It is a wonderful and fun way to paint just about anything!
Regular oil painting principles will also be discussed and reinforced. Bring your favorite simple
landscape photos to start, and get ready for a
good time!
Fee: $120M/ $136NM 8 weeks
All Levels
Instructor: Tony Crnkovich
Dates: 1/11, 1/18, 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22,
Time: 10am – 12:30pm, ground floor gallery
With the portrait drawing class, students will be
helped to understand and execute the basic principles involved in capturing a likeness on paper.
These principles include hand/eye coordination,
gesturing, and shading to achieve solidity of form.
Students must supply a photo of someone of
their choice to draw from.
Fee: $120M/ $136NM 8 weeks
Watercolor Painting
Intermediate to Advanced
Instructor: Carmelo Schifano
Dates: 1/11, 1/18, 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22,
Time: 1pm – 3:30pm, upstairs studio
Feel you may be intermediate or advanced in watercolors? Want to explore water coloring a bit
further? Dive in and create simple compositions
from your own references. See how a limited color
palette can give you beautiful translucent results.
Develop simple Value Studies as your road map.
Having to struggle with the Principles and Elements of Art? See how you can manipulate these
simple guidelines in your own work. Leave your
fear at home and come have fun being loose or
tight in the challenges of creating watercolor
Fee: $120M/ $136NM 8 weeks
Watercolor Without Fear
Beginner to Intermediate
Instructor: Carmelo Schifano
Dates: 1/11, 1/18, 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22,
Time: 5pm – 7:30pm, upstairs studio
Have fun and eliminate your fears the “Terry
Madden” way. Anyone can do it!
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Create a colorful suggestive and loose painting.
No experience is needed with this step-by-step
approach. Our focus in this class is to have fun
creating and exploring the use of brush strokes
and color. Supply list available at registration.
Fee: $120M/ $136NM 8 weeks
Friday Classes
Free Flow Mixed Media Collage
All Levels
Instructor: Laura Lein-Svencner
Dates: 1/13, 1/20, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/17, 2/24,
Time: 9:30am – noon, upstairs studio
Loosen up and work intuitively layering acrylics,
Thursday Classes
Brush Up your Painting Skills
pastels and your scrap collage papers. Students
All Levels
will find compositional direction through the inInstructor: Jacque France
termingling of mixed media layers, creating depth
Dates: 1/12, 1/19, 1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 2/23, 3/1
and a sense of personal artistic history. Use of the
Time: 9:30am – noon, upstairs studio
tack iron and image transfer will be explored, as
“Brush Up” your painting skills (palette knife
well as the opportunity to add texture and meantoo!). Elements covered will be value, color, coning through stamping, scraping and scratching.
trast, composition and much more. The class will Fee: $120M / $136NM 8 weeks
feature different still life set-ups or photo referOpen Painting
ences each week. There will be demos and posiAll levels
tive critiques.
Dates: Starting January 13th ending March 2nd
Fee: $120M/ $136NM 8 weeks
Times: 1pm – 4pm, upstairs studio
Pastel Painting
Open studio sessions coordinated by Helen
Intermediate to Advanced
Roeder. No registration required. $5 student fee
Instructor: Gary Wick
per studio session, payable upon arrival.
Dates: 1/12, 1/19, 1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 2/23, 3/1
Time: 1pm – 3:30pm, upstairs studio.
Saturday Classes
in LaGrange
This session will be structured around: standard
sizes, different papers and the use of each, the
Instructor: James Swanson
backing boards, how to protect your paintings,
Dates: 1/14, 1/21, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/18, 2/25,
washes and how they contribute to the painting.
Demos will be done as required and each class
Time: 9:30am – noon ,upstairs studio
ends with a critique. Rembrandt and/or Unison
pastels are desired for beginners, please read my This class is for the beginner or the advanced.
Working from photos, award winning painter
class requirements list. You will paint from your
own photos so bring some to class. Some materi- James Swanson will share his knowledge of painting from a limited palette, to using brush and palals will be available at an additional cost
ette knife techniques. Classes are loose, you can
Fee: $120M/ $136NM 8 weeks
either Paint along with James or work from your
own image with plenty of painting tips along the
Pastel Painting
way. The class is designed to be light and fun!
Intermediate to Advanced
See James’ work at:
Instructor: Gary Wick
Dates: 1/12, 1/19, 1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 2/23, 3/1 Fee: $120M / $136NM 8 weeks
Time: 7pm – 9:30pm, upstairs studio
See #13 for description.
Fee: $120M/ $136NM 8 weeks
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Water and Sky in Oils
All Levels
Instructor: Eric Nils Forsberg
Dates: 1/14, 1/21, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11
Time: 1pm – 3:30pm, upstairs studio
painting designs on luxurious silk fabrics.
Achieve complex results from remarkably simple
techniques as you discover fresh ways to personalize your own style and imagery. All silk, dyes,
brushes and finishing supplies provided. A
Beginning through advanced students will unlock $24.00 materials fee is payable to the instructor
the mystery and excitement of painting sky, land at the first class. Wear old clothes. Class size limand sea. This class is taught by accomplished
ited to 7.
maritime artist Eric Nils Forsberg. Plenty of indi- Fee: $45M / $51NM 3 weeks
vidual attention will be provided. Wear old
Photoshop Elements Software II
Fee: $75M / $85NM 5 weeks
Instructor: Sarah Rehmer
Silk Painting
Dates: 10/22, 10/29, 11/5, 11/12
All Levels
Time: 10 am — 12:30 pm off-site in Oak Brook, IL
Instructor: Karen Snow
In this class we will begin to grow the skills from
the intro class - working more in depth with layers, blend modes, selection tools and some of the
Explore two basic silk painting techniques: you
more creative uses for the software. This is not a
will create two abstract design scarves and one
class for beginners, students must have taken
scarf using the French serti (resist) technique. Delevel I course or have prior working knowledge of
signs come to life as both beginners and experithe software. $5 for the workbook is due to
enced silk artists benefit from seeing new possiteacher at first class.
bilities in this ancient medium. Create inspired
Fee: $60M / $68NM 4 weeks
art textiles as you explore the exciting world of
Dates: 2/18, 2/25, 3/3
Time: 1pm – 3:30pm, upstairs studio
Lemont Artists Guild—LAG
Dec 14th
Holiday party
Jan 18th
LAG “Show and Tell”
Feb 15th
Glass Lampworking & Etching—
Sue Elgar
Mar 21st
Water Soluble Oils—Lyn Tietz
We had a fantastic 2011 17th Annual Love of Art
Show and Sale this year. Thank-you to all of those
that helped out and congratulations to the award
Mar 31st
Acrylic Mixed Media Workshop—
Annette Leiber
Apr 18th
Polymer Clay—Patty Pullman,
May 16th
Many Faces of Mata Ortiz Pottery of
Mexico—Linda Berk
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2011 Love of Art Show Award Winners
Judges: Elise Kendrot and Eric Gorder
$250 Best of Show:
Iwona Narolewska...................Jewelry
2nd 3D
Betty Burian Kirk...........................Fiber
3rd 2D
Allen Tampa...................................Oil
3rd 3D
Bonnie Huffman............................Jewelry
$100 1st 2D
Honorable Mention 2D
Carolyne King..........................Watercolor, Ink,
Gouache, Acrylic Matt Kosic......................................Photography
$100 1st 3D
Dream Glass Creations—
Susan Pasettie & Wendy Salinas.......Glass
Honorable Mention 3D
Lauren Boyle..................................Fiber
People's Choice
2nd 2D
Dee Everson.......................Mixed Media-Mosaic,
Gene Mark.........................................Photography
Stone, Glass
View photos of the winning artists and their works,
on the last three pages of this newsletter.
Lombard Arts Coalition—LAC
Lombard Arts Coalition meets the first Monday of MEMBERSHIP
every other month from 7 to 9pm. Below is the
Joining LAC entitles you to participate in our
schedule of upcoming meetings (all are Mondays):
many NUHS Art Gallery themed member shows,
December 5th
display and sell your work at the coalition’s booth
at local fine art fairs, and to have your own page
December 12th – Holiday Party at Anyways
on the LAC web site. You may attend meetings
All meetings take place in the National University where we have hands-on workshops, too.
of Health Sciences Clinic Cafeteria which is
Visit our web site at
located inside National University of Health to download a
Sciences Clinic Building B, 200 E. Roosevelt Road
membership form, or call (331) 645-3992 to rein Lombard, at the intersection of Roosevelt &
quest that a form be mailed to you.
Highland Avenues.
Artists, get your sculpture and 3-D art ready! The
date has been set for the 4th Annual DuPage Invitational Sculpture & 3-D Art Show. It will take
place on Saturday, May 12th, 2012 from 10am to
4pm. Lombard’s Lilacia Park will be the breathtak-
ing backdrop for this multi-sensory event which
will showcase the amazing 3-D work of area artists surrounded by flowers in bloom, the scent
of lilacs, and musical entertainment. The show is
a unique opportunity for established area artists
and outstanding emerging student artists to
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student artists to display their artwork. The show
is juried and works will be judged with prize
money awarded to the top established artists, and
scholarships awarded to the most outstanding
college and high school student artists.
This year the NUHS Art Gallery, which is managed
by Lombard Arts Coalition, will feature four
Download the application/participation guidethemed member-only shows, one individual show,
lines today at; call
and one “open” show scheduled as follows:
(331) 645-3992 or e-mail
[email protected] to have a copy
Dec. 2011/Jan. 2012
mailed to you.
LAC Member Show -- Theme: Mandala
Lilacia Park is located at 227 W. Parkside Ave. in
Lombard, near Main Street and directly across
from the Metra Station. This event is free and
open to the public.
Feb. /March, 2012
Annual LAC Member Showcase
The NUHS Art Gallery is located inside National
University of Health Sciences Clinic Building B,
200 E. Roosevelt Road in Lombard, at the intersection of Roosevelt & Highland Avenues. The exhibits are free and can be viewed by the public during normal clinic operating hours – Monday thru
Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday from
7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Midwest Collage Society—MCS
Sunday, December 4th 1:00-3:00pm
Our annual holiday party with potluck, grab bag
and supply swap. No studio fee.
General meetings are held at Darien Municipal
Center, 1710 Plainfield Road, Darien.
Group exhibit:
"Peace Works"
holiday exhibit at
Bloomingdale Museum Gallery
November 12th thru December 16th
We usually meet on a Sunday afternoon from 1:00
Both galleries will be full of original artwork.
One wall of specially-priced work designed for
holiday giving, plus cards and other fine art gifts.
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Naperville Art League—NAL
No submission for this newsletter.
Please check the member website.
Oak Brook Art League—OBAL
No submission for this newsletter.
People’s Resource Center —PRC
Please visit an exhibition of work by artists of the
People’s Resource Center
at the McAninch Arts Center (MAC)
December 6th
through December 18th
There will be a
Women’s Wisdom Artisans
Jewelry Sale
Saturday, December 10th
from 7pm until 10pm
during our Gavin Coyle holiday concert benefit
(for info go to
The MAC at COD is located at
Fawell and Park Blvds in Glen Ellyn.
Also, visit the
PRC Southeast
Tuesday, December 13th
for a Jewelry Sale
from 4pm until 7pm
PRC Southeast is located at
649 Blackhawk Drive in Westmont
We are always looking for volunteers in the art
program to serve on our advisory board, help
with art shows and jewelry sales, or assist with
classes! Call Lesley Gena at 630.384.1345 if
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Plainfield Art League—PAL
No submission for this newsletter.
Please check the member website.
West Suburban Artists Guild—WSAG
West Suburban Programs
February 17, 2012
John Howard
April 20, 2012
Maureen McKee
Oil Pastel
Vicki Sutrina ______
June 1, 2012
March 16, 2012
Lyn Tietz
Program Organizer:
Diana Nawrocki
[email protected]
The Spring 2012 newsletter
submissions are
due by March1st
Summer 2012 by June1st
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Roger Lapinski
Fine ART
Reproduction Services
~ Photograph Your Art
~ White Balance
~ Sample Print
~ Pigment Based/Fine Art Giclee Prints
All at Reasonable Prices
Burr Ridge, IL 60527
[email protected]
Google me and see some
of my work at
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2011—2012 Membership:
Addison Art Guild—AAG
(no website)
Lombard Arts Coalition—LAC
Midwest Collage Society—MCS
Downers Grove Artists’ Guild—DGAG
Naperville Art League—NAL
DuPage Art League—DAL
Oak Brook Art League—OBAL
(no website)
Elmhurst Artists’ Guild—EAG
People’s Resource Center
LaGrange Art League—LGAL
Plainfield Art League—PAL
Lemont Artists Guild—LAG
West Suburban Artists Guild—WSAG
AFA Officers:
Executive Director
Glen Hoffman
1st Vice Director
Diana Nawrocki
2nd Vice Director, News Editor
Karen Encher Skala
3rd Vice Director
Lesley Gena
Kim Wilcox
Bill Uznanski
Mary King
Please send your news to
[email protected]
I found I could say things with color and shapes
that I couldn’t say any other way—
things I had no words for.
~ Georgia O’Keefe
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