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 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

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

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



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 3455EventWebsite: http://www, 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 , 
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: 
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 ,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 ,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