Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Trish Williams - Fiber Artist/Quilter “Precepts Inspirited by Episodes of Creative Expressions of Self”

Concordia University Chicago Celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Black History Month: P.I.E.C.E.S

Trish Williams - Fiber Artist/Quilter
“Precepts Inspirited by Episodes of Creative Expressions of Self”
January 10 - February 13, 2011

Artist Reception: Sunday,January 16, 2011, 2 - 4 PM

Special Artist’s Talk: January 17, 1 PM

Concordia University Chicago, Ferguson Art Gallery, Kretzmann Hall
7400 Augusta St., River Forest, Il 60305

For more information contact: 708-290-3012
Front: Easy Riders – II
Machine pieced/quilted 32 x 46 inches

Sunday, October 24, 2010


Curated by Christa C. Mayer Thurman

The Art Institute of Chicago and The Textile Society present 11 tapestries by June Wayne, a multifaceted Chicago-born artist who founded Tamarind Lithography Workshop in Los Angeles in 1960. This exhibition presents the artist's fascination with the tapestry medium between 1970 and 1974.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

4:45 p,m.

Chicago Stock Exchange Trading Room,

The Art Institute

Reception with Christa Thurman and June Wayne followed by a viewing of and remarks in the textile galleries

Kindly respond by October 26 by leaving a voice message at

(312) 443-9198.

June will also speak on Friday, November 5th



Morton Auditorium, The Art Institute

Friday, November 5th

12 - 1 p.m.

Free with admission

(no need to RSVP)

Visual artist June Claire Wayne was born on March 7, 1918 in Chicago, Illinois. She was raised asJune Claire Kline by her divorced mother, Dorothy Alice Kline, a traveling saleswoman in the corset business. At age fifteen, June dropped out of high school, wanting to become an artist. Avoiding the last names of both her parents, she used her first and middle names, June Claire, for her first solo exhibition in 1935 in Chicago, followed in 1936, by a second one at the Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City. By 1938, June Claire was on the WPA Easel Project in Chicago - and had become a 'regular' in a cutting-edge culture of writers, actors, artists, and scientists, some of whom were becoming world famous (Richard Wright, James T. Farrell, Saul Bellow, Nelson Algren, Irene Rice-Pereira and many others).

Circa 1939, she moved to New York, working as a designer of costume jewelry in the garment industry while continuing to paint at night and on weekends. In mid-1941, she married an Air Force Flight Surgeon and substituted his name, Wayne, for Claire. From then on her identity remained June Wayne even though that marriage did not endure. When Pearl Harbor was attacked, she left New York for Los Angeles, intending to work in the aircraft industry. To that end, she became certified in Production Illustration at Cal Tech/Art Center School but a job opened in radio writing at WGN in Chicago which she took, scripting several programs a day of music continuity and interviews with war heroes and movie stars on War Bond shows. Nonetheless production illustration was infiltrating her aesthetic imagination resulting in signature works of optical art ("The Tunnel" and the Kafka series) starting in the mid 1940s. As for the WGN experience, it honed her literary talent and eventually she would write influential essays on artist's rights, art criticism, and feminism.

When WWII ended, June Wayne returned to Los Angeles to stay and became an integral part of the California art scene. She took up lithography at Lynton Kistler's facility, meanwhile painting and exhibiting intensively. By 1957, she also had become a familiar artist in Paris, collaborating with Marcel Durassier, the great master printer with whom, in 1958, she did a livre d'artiste on the love sonnets of John Donne. In 1959, W. MacNeil Lowry of the Ford Foundation suggested to Wayne that she write a plan to revitalize the art of lithography which was floundering in the USA. The result was the Tamarind Lithography Workshop (named for her street) which opened in 1960; Wayne as its director and the Ford Foundation as its financial support. By the late 1960s, Tamarind had become an international force in the printmaking arts so Wayne transformed the Workshop into a permanent format as the TAMARIND INSTITUTE OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO where it thrives to this day. Her own lithographs are widely recognized as masterpieces of the medium.

In 1970, Wayne turned to designing tapestries in France. In them as in the rest of her art, she expressed her avant-garde linkage of art and science to issues of the times. In many media, optics, the genetic code, stellar winds, magnetic fields, tsunamis and temblors appeared in her work, often linked to metaphors for the human condition such as the lemmings series, fables, justice and love. On a feminist level, her "The Dorothy Series" (twenty multi-color lithos that she described as a "documentary film in twenty freeze frames") includes her much praised video which together with the suite, recently shown in Tokyo.

"Sects In The City" is the first political artwork ever made by June Wayne who, in principle, avoided topical content in her art until now. "Sects" makes you aware of the burgeoning of "faith-based" religious groups within five miles of her Tamarind Avenue studio in Hollywood. Some sects are well-established in expensive churches, temples and mosques; others are itinerant parishes in bungalows, store fronts, abandoned movie theatres, trucks and station wagons.

June Wayne's art is represented in many museum collections in the USA and abroad. She has received dozens of awards as well as honorary doctorates. She also is a Visiting Professor of Research at the Rutgers Center for Innovative Print and Paper but she still spends much of the year at her Tamarind Avenue studio in Hollywood, California. THE ART OF EVERYTHING, a catalog raisonné of her art (1935 to the present day) was just published by Rutgers University Press. The book is authored by Robert P. Conway with essays by Arthur Danto and Judith K. Brodsky.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Fighting for artist's rights-ongoing struggle of Drew

This ongoing struggle of Drew - an artist guy who simply recorded his arrest on his cellphone - is so important!
why was he arrested? Because he was trying to sell his little $1.00 art patches on State Street (and has in fact been working on the issue of free speech for a long while now) but the prosecution is trying to get him on the grounds that he had no right to record his arrest.
Hearing on Motion to Suppress Audio Evidence
The outcome of this motion will determine if I go to trial on a 1st class felony, one step below attempted murder, 4-15 years in prison, for audio recording my own arrest for selling art for $1 on State Street in Chicago.
In his opening arguments the prosecutor began around 12:30pm by claiming that he should be allowed to bring in evidence from our Youtube video postings and my blog to prove I intended to be arrested for selling art in public. He had a huge digital TV standing ready. He contended somehow that if I intended to be arrested that this would allow the police to violate my real privacy rights to review the contents of my audio recorder without my permission.
If they arrest you for selling art on the train while you have a laptop in your possession, they are not allowed to search your files and e-mails on your laptop for incriminating evidence of other crimes without a search warrant from a judge.
My lawyer, Josh Kutnick, brought the arresting officer to the stand and questioned him. The prosecutor cross examined him. The objections flew back and forth from each in turn and the hearing dragged on. At 2:30 the judge called recess for lunch. During this portion of the hearing it came out that the prosecution not only had the two officers my lawyer wanted to question waiting in another room but three of the four female officers who ticketed me on November 13th. We have the answer from Anita Alvarez to the ACLU suit. The State is making every effort to apply the eavesdropping charge against me. Why does Anita Alvarez and the State hate art in public to this extent? Or is it they want to keep you from attaining your basic rights? It is your First Amendment right to use your cell phone to protect yourself with audio evidence that she is attacking.
Then Josh Kutnick took over. His stated the obvious. The State needs a warrant before searching the recorder or they must forfeited the evidence they found when they violated my privacy rights. He contradicted the points made by the prosecution. He summarized our case and tossed it up to the judge to decide by pointing out that there are unique and interesting aspects to this case to be considered seriously. The Judge smiled and agreed it was interesting and worthy of his study. He gave himself until November 22nd to rule and our hearing was over around 4:00 in the afternoon.
This is more about you than it is about me. It is about your rights. No one came to this hearing in my support. However, it is better that you are watching from the sidelines than not watching at all. Although my lawyer performed to an empty court room we will buy the transcript and post it for the world to read. This case has national implications and international interest.
What can you do? Forward this message or the link to my blog or to my facebook page (facebook.com/FreeSAM) to your friends and tell them about this struggle for their rights. Stay tuned to hear what Judge Stanley Sacks decides on November 22nd. Prepare to attend my trial. That is when I will need your support. Talk with your state reps and senators about changing this eavesdropping law. Everyone should be able to use their cell phones to record what police say to them in public. Contact your US congressman and your senators about H.Con.Res.298 – the sense of Congress resolution that waits in committee for their support. Donate to the Uptown Multi-Cultural Art Center which supports the Art Patch Project that helps to educate the public about First Amendment rights. We are the artists who are fighting for your rights. Help us. Thanks again if you have read this far for continuing to make yourself aware. Your voices are powerful.
Moscow Treats its artists better than Chicago. There is not one free open-air art market in Chicago.

The Accidental Poster Child - Courting arrest to protest street-art laws, Chris Drew stumbled into a more serious fight.
Jerry Mead-Lucerno reports for Free Speech Radio News
Press Release: Comment on audio-recording police in public at the T-shirt Art Harvest Fest “Party for Freedom” http://www.art-teez.org/pr/harvest_fest-10.htm
NPR Strikes: You can Film Cops, just don't record them!

Uptown Multi-Cultural Art Center Website with links to court documents for C Drew's felony case
Chicago Tribune on the ACLU suing Cook County State's Attorney, Anita Alvarez
Tribune editorial by their editorial board in support of our view of the audio-recording of police issue.
Michael Stephen reports on C Drew on 1/6/10 at


The Urban Coaster - Rogers Park Community Newspaper - prints my response to 1st class felony charge.

Nancy Bechtol video: C Drew Answers Eavesdropping Charges

Chicago's Thick Blue Wall - Radley Balko writes for Reason.com on C Drew's arrest

SunTimes: Felony Charges Charges filed against Artist Activist
Comments published below - e-mail comments to umcac@art-teez.org (for coming exhibit)

Video by Nancy Bechtol showing the arrest of C Drew on 12/2/09. You judge if a felony was committed.

Nancy Bechtol video from Friday November 13th when I challenged
the City and received a ticket to Federal Court

Video: C Drew on Chicago cable TV explaining artists' speech rights with a screen printing demo

* Streetwise article - October 28, 2009

Streetwise Article Goes International

The article appearing in Streetwise October 28th was reprinted on a website with an international audience that serves street newspapers from around the world - the Street News Service.

*The San Francisco Examiner wrote about Chris and the FreeSAM

*We made it in the Reader.*
View the article (link below)

*Good site for artists' rights overview *

Moscow Treats its artists better than Chicago.

Which leads you to New York's precedent setting case - Artists win.

*East Coast Case:* BERY v. CITY OF NEW YORK, 97 F.3d 689 (2nd Cir. 1996)

*West Coast Case:* Perry v. Los Angles Police Dept,, 121 F3d 1368 (9th Cir 1997)
http://www.buskersadvocates.org/saalegalCtPerryappeal.html Artist wins.

*Nevada Case:* Steven White v. City of Sparks (Nevada) Artist wins.
In /White v. City of Sparks/, painter Steven White challenged the
constitutionality of a city ordinance that required him to obtain a permit
before selling his paintings in public parks.

*Florida law suit won by artist* - Celli v. City of St. Augustine, Florida - decided 2000.
Since this time artists in St. Augustine have continued to fight for their rights against stiff government opposition from big-money interests.http://artinthemarket.blogspot.com/2009/04/artists-vs-st-augustine.html

*Weinberg v. City of Chicago*
(when all the National Sports Leagues joined with the City to appeal and lost when the Supreme Court refused to hear their appeal.) Weinberg - the Chicago author - won.

*Berger v. City of Seattle* A federal judge in Seattle ruled in 2005 in favor of a balloon-artist that the Seattle regulations violated the First Amendment, considering that Seattle Center's outdoor space is a public park. A 12-member panel of the appeals court agreed 8-3.

* Santa Monica, California modifies its street performer ordinances to allow the activity to take place on public sidewalks without a permit.

* ACLU sues the City of Fort Lauderdale for a street artist. (more to come)

*NY Artist and Organizer* - Robert Lederman, president of A.R.T.I.S.T.,
or Artists’ Response to Illegal State Tactics – This Yahoo Groups page links to ten years of messages about all the New York City actions and court cases over the years.

* NYC Street Artist Freedom Videos
Check out these videos about how NYC artists won our rights in NYC see:

* “Free Speech in an Open Society” by Rodney A. Smolla is a great primer toward understanding First Amendment case law. Google it for a great read on the topic.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

"Portraits of American Veterans: A Continuing Dialogue" Exhibit by Jeanine Hill-Soldner

November 3- 24, 2010
Artist Reception: Friday November 5, 2010 5:30- 9:00 p. m

Sage Gallery and Dole Mansion Gallery
Lakeside Legacy Arts Park
401 Country Club Road
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Gallery Hours: Monday – Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p. m.
Info: 815-455-8000
“Portraits of American Veterans Project; was created by Jeanine Hill-Soldner as a continuation of her work with art about war and veterans. The exhibit incorporates original oil paintings of local American Veterans with photographs and stories about the veterans told in their own words. The veterans meet with the artist in her studio for an interview, a photo shoot and sketching session before the paintings begins. This project is in the second phase of representing American Veterans in narrative context where the paintings and stories provide a visual dialogue, and a connection between the viewer and the veteran. Ms. Hill-Soldner plans to include veterans of all ages, both men and women. The second phase of the project will exhibit in November 2010 in the Sage Gallery, Lakeside Legacy Arts Park in Crystal Lake.

In addition to the art by Ms. Hill-Soldner there will be an exhibit of art from participating veterans in the Vet Art Project Chicago, and Chicago area veterans. Ms. Hill-Soldner is co-curating the show with Army veteran Edgar Gonzalez Beaza. The art will be by veterans from wars in Vietnam, Kosovo, First Gulf War, and wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. This art will exhibit in the historic Dole Mansion Gallery. Meet the artists.

There will be a special performance by contemporary classical pianist Frances Mai Ling and Kit Valentine during the artist reception.

Algonquin artist Jeanine Hill-Soldner was born in Quantico, Virginia and raised in a military family. The artist has become known for her innovative style and strong, dynamic lyrical and figurative works. She is an award winning artist with a MA in Art Education from University of Illinois, Champain. The artist’s many exhibits include the National Vietnam Veterans Art Museum in Chicago, Museum of Fine Art, Florida State University, and during October – November 2009 at the Milwaukee Art Museum. He art has been featured in many publications and the artist’s profile was featured on a PBS television documentary. Ms. Hill-Soldner is owner of Soldner Fine Art Studio in the Lakeside Legacy Arts Park in Crystal Lake

Free and open to the public to this with a special invitation to veterans and their families.
Contact: Jeanine Hill- Soldner
Home: 847-854-6651
Cell: 224- 522- 4068

Monday, October 18, 2010


Exciting New Product Oil Painting Workshop– October 21– 6:30-8:30 PM

Join Andrea Harris, Chicago Artist, Gamblin Artist-Representative and CWCA member for a hands-on workshop that will explore Gamblin’s new FastMatte artists’ colors and Gamblin mediums.

FastMatte is a fast-drying oil color for underpainting and achieving matte surfaces. It is also ideal for Plein Air painting. There is no need to add Galkyd mediums to accelerate the drying time of FastMatte colors.

All materials will be provided, including artists colors, mediums, panels and samples. Artists should plan on bringing brushes appropriate for small panels and will have the opportunity to paint on Ampersand panels.

The workshop will include:

• An overview of Gamblin mediums

• Hands-on with each medium

• Introduction of FastMatte artists’ colors

• Hands-on with FastMatte colors as underpainting

• Hands-on with FastMatte for direct painting

• FUN!!!!


Tom Robinson Gallery

2416 W. North Avenue

Chicago, IL 60647


DATE: Thursday, October 21, 2010

TIME: 6:30-8:30 PM

Pre-registration is required

Fee: $20 for Chicago Women’s Caucus for Arts members & all students

$25 for non-CWCA members and non-students

To register:

Andrea Harris

847.830.4084 or asharris9@comcast.net

Friday, October 15, 2010

Judith Hladik-Voss-Workshop and Openings

I will be showing a monoprint from my "Natural History" series, entitled: "Rural Chinese" at the Koehnline Gallery at Oakton Community College for the show: "No Place Like Home" Opening: Thursday, Oct. 21. 5-8 p.m. Show runs through Oct. 29th.

I am also included in the "Mothers" show at Woman Made Gallery. Opening: Friday, Nov. 5th, from 6-9 pm. Show runs through Dec. 28th. I will be showing a monoprint from my "Natural History" series: "Post-Partum".

I am offering a really fun and informative workshop in multiple monotyping techniques this November at the North Shore Art League in Winnetka, IL. Great for the beginning printer as well as the professional. I work individually with each student. This term I am including an overview of "Green Printing", using water-based Akua products for both monotyping and etching. Great for the environment and wonderfully non-toxic for printers!
The workshop will be on Sunday(s), November 7th and 14th-from 1-4 p.m. Contact NSAL @ 847.446.2870 for more details and to register.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Golden Feast- sumptious smorgasbord of acrylics(workshop)

Date: Oct. 16,2010
Time: 2-4:00
Gritty grounds, luscious layers, seductive surfaces. . . this hands on workshop will sample a variety of our most fascinating products: micaceous iron oxide, acrylic ground for pastels, glass bead gel, coarse molding paste. . . and more!!!!!!

Tom Robinson Gallery
2416 W. North Ave.
Chicago,Il 60642

Contact: sandie Bacon, (847)735-1503,sandra-bacon@sbcglobal.net
Event Website: http://chicagocwca.com
Fee: $20
Event Open to Public

Monday, October 11, 2010

Urban Pulse opening slide show.

Greetings All,

Here is the slide show of the opening reception at Tom Robinson Gallery of Urban Pulse for Chicago Artists Month. Enjoy.

Thursday, October 07, 2010

New Fall Openings

I will be showing work from my "Natural History" monoprint series in the following Fall shows.

"No Place Like Home, Koehnline Gallery, Oakton Community College, 1600 E.Golf Rd., Des Plaines, IL 60016. Opening : Thursday, Oct. 21st-5-8 p.m. Through November 6th, 2010

"Mothers" : Woman Made Gallery, 685 N. Milwaukee Ave. Chicago, IL 60642 Opening: Friday, November 5 / 6-9pm, thru December 29th http://www.womanmade.org

Judith Hladik-Voss

Monday, September 27, 2010

Poetry Reading and Talk on Self Publishing

Michele Williams CWCA and Andersonvillle Galleria member will be doing a poetry reading and talk on self publishing at the Galleria on Friday Nite October 8th at 7:30 and 9:00pm.

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Live-Online Art Marketing Workshop

Xanadu Gallery owner, Jason Horejs, has worked with hundreds of artists around the country helping them understand the business side of their careers, as well as helping them prepare to approach galleries successfully. If you haven't had the opportunity to take the Xanadu Gallery's "Starving" to Successful workshop live due to location or scheduling conflicts this is an opportunity for you to attend live from the your computer.

In this four hour, intensive online workshop, you and a small group of artists from around the nation will learn how to organize your work, identify and share your unique approach and vision, and successfully research and approach galleries.

This cutting-edge online format allows you to ask questions about the art business, your work, and what approach you should take to move your career forward. You participate online from the comfort of your studio as if you were attending live. Ask questions and interact with Jason as you would in a live seminar, without the travel!

This workshop is designed for artists at every level of their careers. Whether you are just beginning, or need to take your art to the next level, learn how to kick your career into high-gear.

Sculptors, painters, fine-art photographers, fine-art jewelers and fiber artists benefit from the workshop.

This is a great opportunity for you to see the gallery business from the inside, understand how gallery owners select their artists and ask every question you've ever had about the gallery business.

The cost of each session is $59, each limited to 40 people.
Thursday, August 12, 4-8 p.m. (pdt) register for workshop
Saturday, August 14, 8 a.m - Noon (pdt) register for workshop

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Beginning Watercolor Workshop

Beth Shadur will be teaching a beginning watercolor workshop at the Peninsula Art Center in Fish Creek WI (beautiful Door County) on August 23-25. It is a gorgeous place to paint, and a lovely place to study. The class is geared toward teaching a creative approach to watercolor while studying intensive technique.



Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Welcome Our Newest Chapter Pioneer Valley!

Rochleigh Wholfe, founded our newest chapter Pioneer Valley in Massachusetts.

Please, welcome our newest Chapter Pioneer Valley!

Rochleigh's email is nilelotusart@aol.com

linoprint workshop this Sunday, July 11th & the following Sunday, the 18th

I'm starting a new session of my linoprint workshop this Sunday, July 11th, from 1-4 p.m. at the North Shore Art League in Winnetka. Second class is the following Sunday, the 18th. Suitable for the beginning and the accomplished printer.

This workshop teaches not only the basics of lino printing, but also many new skills,quirky little tricks and the inspiration to improve your technique and composition. Spread the word!

Hope to see you there- call me if you have any questions. Register @ North Shore Art League by calling 847.446-2870.

Judith Hladik-Voss


Friday, May 28, 2010

Suzanne Horwitz

Please, come see my work, "Façade", at The 5th Annual Highland Park Art Walk, in Vibe, at 1935 Sheridan Road!

My artwork will be on display beginning June 1 through June 30, 2010

This event is presented by, Anatomically Correct, the Annual Highland Park Art Walk is a juried exhibition of artwork by Illinois artists displayed in storefront windows and Highland Park businesses throughout the month of June.

Artwork will be displayed in over 30 downtown Highland Park storefront windows and businesses beginning June 1, 2010.

A "Meet the Artist Day" will be held on Saturday, June 5, 2010 from noon -- 4 p.m. where participating artists will be available to greet visitors at the participating shops. Vibe will open on June 5th at 3:00.

For a list of participating shops and artists, go to www.highlandparkartwalk.org or phone Anatomically Correct at (312) 514-1802 for more information.

Ravenswood - RAWednesday June 9, 7-9 PM

June RAWednesday will be an artist salon at Images Gallery located at 1823 West Wilson Avenue from 7 to 9 p.m. All artists are welcome to submit up to five JPEGS of their work for an informal critique. Please send your images to laura60613@yahoo.com

Images Gallery is a group of artists that meet to discuss, critique, and support the process of making art. Their storefront exhibition space is continually refreshed with rotating exhibitions and events. To learn more about Images Gallery and see upcoming shows, visit them online at images8.com.

Refreshments for the salon will be donated by City Provisions, a new deli located at 1818 Wilson Avenue.

And be sure to drop by Ann Ponce Studio & Gallery at 1819 Wilson to see some of our RAW artists on display.

RAWednesdays are FREE and open to the public to develop a network for artists and businesses located in the Ravenswood Industrial Corridor. Refreshments will be served. We recommend a $5.00 suggested donation at the door to cover our expenses. Our goal is to bring people together to foster dialogs, exchange information, and to create a greater sense of community. Most importantly, the goal is to inform the general public of the unique diversity of the arts and industry that exists in Ravenswood.

If your business or studio would like to sponsor an upcoming RAWednesday event, please contact Bill Moran at moranstudios@hotmail.com.



Speak Out Against Censorship

Evanston Public Library

1703 Orrington Ave.

7:00pm, Thursday, June 15

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Golden Paint Classes for Summer

June - Door County + LakeForest
Come to beautiful Door County to explore a three day workshop in the wonders of the new “Open” line of Golden acrylics!!!!! As always all paints are provided by Golden !!!!!!!!!
Lecture/demo of the Golden Product Line with free samples,open to all June 23rd, 6-8:00Open Acrylics: Exploration June24-26, 9-4
Have fun with sgraffito and monoprints!!! Learn traditional glazing and blending techniques/grisailles. “Open” as a plein aire medium, and over rich textured backgrounds. Peninsula Art SchoolFish Creek, WiContact: 920 868-3455, www.peninsula artschool.com 3455EventWebsite: http://www,peninsulaartschool.com Registration Closing Monday, May 23rd

The Painterly Print- Digital Grounds for Painters, Photographers and mixed media-Deerpath Art League
Date: June 11th and 12th, 11:30-4:30

Painters and non-painters can take creative advantage of new grounds that allow artists to combine print and paint in luminous layers. This class will alleviate fears about new printing techniques and open up a world of acrylic skins—actual layers of acrylic paint that can be printed on directly from an inkjet printer. Students will work into these images to transform them, seal them and then create unique mixed media paintings. Also available are a large variety of acrylic paints, gels, and mediums to glaze, draw, overpaint, collage and pour over the digital images. All levels are welcome. No additional supplies required, just bring your creative and open mind. This workshop is perfect for photographers, and digital artists, who are interested in opening up possibilities for the print on unique surfaces. Mixed Media artists will find new ideas to expand their current work and painters will find cool ideas for manipulating digital versions of their paintings. Come with a sense of adventure, and be open to new ideas, not finished work! This would be an ideal chance to learn how to create limited edition multiples for art fairs. Details:
Deerpath Art League
Gorton Center
400 E. Illinois Rd
lake Forest, Il 60045
Contact: Rachel, 847 234-3761 ,http://info@deerpathartleague.org 
Fee: $100/$120

Acrylics as Oils with "Open" Paint
Date: July 10, 2010 Time: 11-4:00
Open acrylic paints have a delayed drying time which allows ample opportunity for glazing and blending. We will explore using grisaille, textured grounds, plein air techniques, monoprinting, fabric painting, and sgraffitto techniques. All Golden Paints provided.
Deerpath Art League
Gorton Center
400 E. Illinois Rd
lake Forest, Il 60045
Contact: Rachel, 847 234-3761
Event Website: http://www.deerpathartleague.com 
Fee: $70/85

The Painterly Print: Digital Grounds for Fine Artists and Photographers / Water Street Studios, Batavia, Illinois
Using our new digital grounds we can print images from our computer’s printer on any of a variety of surfaces: paint skins, gels, acetate, metallic papers, etc. These are wonder- ful techniques for mixed media artists, creating layers, or for limited edition multiples. Printing on transparent surfaces is also terrific for artist cards and ornaments. Instructor provides supplies but please bring your own photocopied images. Instructor Sandra Bacon $70
Sat Jul 17 12-5pm Water Street Studios,160 S. Water St. Batavia, IL 60510 waterstreetstudios.com ,630.761.9977

Acrylic as Encaustic and other Unusual Effects
Encaustic Wax Effects with Acrylic “Beeswax without the Bees”
Learn how to create several wax-like surfaces that are milky, translucent and rich with that buttery patina of wax. In this workshop we will explore layering in transferred images, collage and embedded images with gels and pours. Carving, scraping, and staining with layers will enrich your acrylic paintings and surfaces and these techniques can be combined to create dynamic depth to your work. All levels are welcome. No additional supplies required, just bring your creative and open mind. Instructor Sandra Bacon □ $70 Sat Aug 21 12-5p
Water Street Studios,160 S. Water St. Batavia, IL 60510 waterstreetstudios.com ,630.761.9977

Women's Studio Worksho Happenings

Slide Talk
6/8 - 6/30
In the Gallery:
Susan Viguers
7/6 - 8/2
In the Gallery:
Gretchen Schermerhorn
Summer Arts Institute Workshops, 3-5 days each
Tuesday Nights Weekly Slide Talks
8/10 - 9/7
In the Gallery:
Katie Baldwin
Summer Arts Institute Workshops, 3-5 days each
Tuesday Nights Weekly Slide Talks
Annual Gala at Mohonk Mountain House

Dig the buzz.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Andrea & Bart Harris Opening Reception






Friday, May 21, 2010

6-9 PM

Artists Reception & Book Signing

Hors d'oeuvres and wine served.

RSVP before May 18, 2010



3656 N. Lincoln Avenue

Chicago, IL 60613



Thursday, May 20, 2010

6:30-7:30 PM

Preview the collection and learn more about the artistic process.

Refreshments served.

RSVP before May 18, 2010


Roberta Miles Sings!

May 28th, 8pm-12am, Roberta Miles Sings! with the Andy Meacham Trio at CityGate Grill, Naperville, IL

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

JEANINE HILL-SOLDNER “Portraits of American Veterans Project”

Artist Talk:

Monday May 3, 2010

7:00 p. m.

Lake Bluff Park District

355 W.Washington Ave

Lake Bluff, IL 60044

Info: 847-668-1503 (Sandie)

Join artist

as she shares with you her painting process and oral history project that is the foundation for the “Portraits of American Veterans Project” that she began in August 2009 and exhibited in November 2009 in the Sage Gallery in Crystal Lake, and will exhibit again in November 2010 in the Sage Gallery when she plans to exhibit 20 new portraits with the veteran’s stories.. born in Quantico, VA, Algonquin Jeanine Hill-Soldner she began painting as a child and started acrylic classes at age 15 in an artist’s studio, she then went on to earn a BA in Art Ed. from the University of Florida and MA in Art Ed from University of Illinois. Her work has exhibit regionally and nationally and won a number of awards and has appeared in more than 100 juried exhibits and solo shows. The artist’s exhibits include the National Vietnam Veterans Art Museum in Chicago, the Milwaukee Art Museum, and Museum of Fine Art Florida State University. The Artist’s Profile featuring “Memories of an Era”, her studio, and family history during the Vietnam War was featured on PBS nationally and on WTTW Artbeat Chicago, Fox News Chicago and many feature press articles.

Soldner Fine Art Studio

Lakeside Legacy Arts Park, 401 Country Club Road, Crystal Lake, IL 60014

Phone: 224-522-4068

For more information contact Jeanine: jeanine@soldners.com: www.soldnerfineart.com

http://soldnerfineart.blogspot.com/ where you can view her videos with more information about

the “Portraits of American Veterans Project” and the “Vet Art Project”

directions: 176 East to Greenbay Road turn left, turn at first left (Lake Bluff Elementary School will be on your right) follow road as it veers left,park in lot. through front door, left at hallway, past door, first room on right

In Collaboration with Lisa Rosenthal and the Vet Art Project

Learn about the Vet Art Project : http://ww.vetartproject.com

Friday, April 02, 2010

Sandra Holubow won First Prize at the SAN

Sandra Holubow won First Prize at the SAN (Senior Artists Network) Members' Show 2010, at the South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. Shore Drive, Chicago, March 8-April 8. Jurors were Arlene Rakoncay, Eleanor Speiss-Ferris, and Leslie Wolfe. info. 773-256-0149

Monday, March 29, 2010

Divulgence by Tara Fadenrecht

"Created by Tara Fadenrecht, the installation Divulgence references both positive and negative attributes of security. In addition to video and sound components, three unique tubes, constructed of hand-woven polypropylene and steel strapping, grow into the Pop-Up Art Loop space. Although the tubes carry similar features, each takes its own path and ultimately comes to its individual ending. Divulgence presents the viewer with reflections of three separate states of awareness regarding believed security--denial, angst and healing.

This exhibition is part of the Chicago Loop Alliance Pop-Up Art Loop initiative. www.popupartloop.com"

Located at 220 S. Wabash Avenue in Chicago, Divulgence runs from March 9-April 10, 2010