Sunday, July 26, 2015

August News

AUGUST MEETING
Sunday August 2nd is a workday from 9:00 to 3:00

BRING AT LEAST ONE PIECE  OF RECENT (or not so recent....) WORK TO BE PHOTOGRAPHED
Ben Cooley will be taking pictures from 10:00 to NOON.
We need images for a sample CD for MCS to apply for shows at major venues!
Work should NOT be under glass for best photography.
Ben will take one picture at no cost to you (MCS pays)
If you want MORE than one piece photographed, expect to pay $10.00 per image at the time photos are taken.
Be prepared to write out your name, title, dimensions and medium.

IF YOU CANNOT COME PLEASE TRY TO HAVE A FRIEND BRING YOUR WORK
WE REALLY NEED A GOOD  REPRESENTATION OF MCS  WORK FOR OUR CD!
WE ARE TRYING TO GET INTO THE CHICAGO CULTURAL CENTER AND OTHER TOP NOTCH PLACES

SEPTEMBER RETREAT (There is no regular September meeting)
There is still room for 5 people for the September retreat.  Contact Tania Blanco for information or to sign up.

FINE LINE EXHIBIT
We have 35 participants for the show "Reflections Within and Beyond"
This should be an exciting and beautiful show!

You will need to email your name, titles, dimensions media and prices to the exhibit committee by mid-August
so we can type up the labels. REMEMBER,  the gallery will take a 30% commission-- so price accordingly.

You will be receiving a form by email to complete and send back to:
Nancy Savaiano Rosenberg  nsrdesign3@gmail.com
Please also copy Barb Boland at barbidoodle@comcast.net  and Nancy Staszak at  astaszak@aol.com


If you have images for the show, send them to Lezlie Lenz  lezlieart@aol.com 
Drop off date and times are Tuesday September 1st from 10:00 to Noon
The show opens the  Sept 2nd and runs until October 10th
Reception Saturday September 12th,  2:00 to 4:00 PM
Pick up work Monday October 12th 10:00 to Noon.

ILLIANA ARTISTS SHOW
MaryAnn Gradisher will be at our August 2nd meeting to pick up any entries into the Illiana Artists 18th annual show.
Application information is on the blog.

Our last show for this year will be at Woodridge Public Library in December.

EXHIBIT OPPORTUNITIES

Vicinity 2015 - Call for Entries
The Vicinity Show is an annual juried exhibition for artists residing in a 50-mile radius of the Norris Cultural Arts Center.
The show accepts entries in all media, including, but not limited to, painting, drawing, photography, printmaking, sculpture,
ceramics, fiber art, jewelry, glass, books, installations and mixed media.
 
Submission Requirements and Information
·  Each artists may submit ONE piece of art that is original in concept, design and execution and has never been exhibited in the Norris Gallery.
·  The drop off day for submissions is FRIDAY, AUGUST 28, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. in the lobby of the Norris Cultural Arts Center.
·  Cash or a check made out to Norris Cultural Arts Center for the $25 entry fee must accompany the work. An artist's contract will be
   filled out when the work is dropped off.
·  A label including the artist's name, title of the work, medium, price of the work (if for sale) or the insurance value of the work (if not for sale)
   must be attached to the back of 2D work or securely attached to 3D work.
·  If the work is 2D, it must be prepared with hangers securely attached to the back of the frame with hanging wire attached to the hangers.
   A single hanger at the top of the work is not acceptable. Work that is not correctly prepared for hanging will not be accepted.
·  Saturday, August 29, the entries will be juried for inclusion in the show and determination of show awards (both monetary and honorable mention).
·  Sunday, August 30, artists call in to the gallery between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. to confirm entry selection status.
·  Monday, August 31, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., artists pick up work not selected for the show.
· Show is installed the week of September 1 and officially opens Friday, September 4, at 11 a.m. Due to the Labor Day weekend,
   the gallery will be closed September 5 - 8, and will reopen on Wednesday, September 9, for normal gallery hours (Wednesday through Sunday11 a.m. to 4 p.m.).
·  The show reception will be Sunday, September 20, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the gallery. Awards will be presented during the reception.
·  Vicinity 2015 show will close on Saturday, October 31, at 4 p.m.
·  The pick up day at the end of the show run is Monday, November 2, from 8 a.m. to 5 pm.
·  The Norris Gallery retains 25% of the selling price of each work that is sold. All work submitted and accepted into the show must be
    suitable for viewing by all audiences. Artists are responsible for insuring their own work.
 
For additional information about the Vicinity 2015 show and the Norris Gallery, please contact us by email at 
businessoffice@norrisculturalarts.com or by phone at 630-584-7200, ext. 14, during normal business hours, 
Wednesday through Sunday11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Norris Cultural Arts Center, 1040 Dunham Road, St. Charles, IL 60174

The 16th regional Juried Exhibition, at the Chesterton Art CenterAugust 30-September 27th
115 South 4th Street, Chesterton, IN 46304.  All 2D and 3D fine art media on any theme accepted.
Entry fee for 1-2 pieces, $30.  Cash awards for First ($500), Second ($300) and Third Place ($200)
Call MCS member Mary Ann Gradisher for details at 219-617-2548 or email to magradisher@att.net.  
She will be at the August meeting to accept and transport your entries for the August 18-19 judging and
will return all work at the October meeting. This will save you the trouble of transporting it yourself.

AWARDS
Two of our members  recently won awards at the LaGrange Art League July show, "Fun in the Sun".
 Nancy Rosenberg got a third place ribbon and Elaine Rath, a best-of-show.


COLLAGE WORKSHOP
Collage-Intuitive Process with Laura Lein-Svencner
Saturday August 15th  & Sunday August 16th 2015
9:30am-5:00pm each day with lunch break 
Register by Aug. 7th with dupageartleague.org

$225.00  Supply List available upon Registration 

If you are in a show or win an award, please e-mail that information to Joan Lucht for the newsletter and to Laura Lein-Svencner for the blog. 

Thursday, July 23, 2015

MCS Member has her Exhibit up at the Woodridge Public Library



Nancy Staszak work is up hanging at the Woodridge Library, Reception July 26th from 6-8pm more details here. 

Sunday, July 5, 2015

THERE WILL BE NO MEETING IN JULY!

JUNE MEETING
The June meeting was lots of fun, thanks to Mary Warner's wonderful demonstration on making star books.  
The swap table was loaded thanks to Margi Hafer who brought in tons of papers, books and art materials from recently deceased member, Sylvia Koch.  
Her memory can symbolically live on in our work.

THERE WILL BE NO MEETING IN JULY!

AUGUST MEETING
The August meeting, Sunday, Aug. 2nd, will be a work day with member demos from 9:00-2:30.  
Bring show and tell; perhaps your completed star books with the inserts you have added.  
Photographer Ben Cooley is confirmed for a photo session in the morning only.
Bring at least one piece (not under glass) to be photographed for a new publicity CD.
The first piece is free and any others are $10 each to be paid to Ben that day.


SEPPTEMBER RETREAT
There is still room for 5 people for the September retreat.  Contact Tania Blanco for information or to sign up.


FINE LINE EXHIBIT
We have 35 members signed up for the Kavanagh Gallery at the Fine Line Creative Arts Center.
Space for our show "Reflections Within and Beyond" is limited. 
If members are submitting one very large piece, they can add only one additional small piece.
Medium to medium large pieces we can handle two for each person, or three small pieces per person.  
There are twelve pedestals for 3D work and a glass cabinet too.

We know people are working hard to finish the pieces for the September 1 hanging date.
However, we need the titles, prices, sizes and medium by the first week of August for the labels.
If people have images with titles ready---please send those to Rachel at the Fine Line for publicity.
Her address is:     publicrelations@fineline.org
Also send them to Lezlie Lenz for inclusion in an E-Book of the show:  lezlieart@aol.com

Our last show for this year will be at Woodridge Public Library in December.

EXHIBIT OPPORTUNITY
 The 16th regional Juried Exhibition, August 30-September 27th. at the Chesterton Art Center, 115 South 4th Street, Chesterton, IN 46304. 
Cash awards for First ($500), Second ($300) and Third Place ($200).    All 2D and 3D fine art media on any theme accepted.  
Entry fee for 1-2 pieces, $30.  Call MCS member Mary AnnGradisher for details at 219-617-2548 or email to magradisher @att.net.  
She will be at the August meeting to accept and transport your entries for the August 18-19 judging and will return all work at the October meeting.
This will save you the trouble of transporting it yourself.

If you are in a show or win an award, please email that information to Joan Lucht for the newsletter and to Laura Lein-Svencner for the blog. 

Enjoy the summer! 

Monday, June 8, 2015

MCS Member Laura Lein-Svencner will be Exhibiting In June and July 2015


July Meeting Info

No Meeting In July 

The August meeting, Sunday, Aug. 2nd, will be a work day with member demos from 9:00-2:30.  Bring show and tell; perhaps your completed star books with the inserts you have added.  Pending further  confirmation, also bring art work you wish to have professionally photographed, not under glass.  First one free, $10 charge for additional photos.




EXHIBIT OPPORTUNITY:  The 16th regional Juried Exhibition, August 30-September 27th.  Cash awards for First ($500), Second ($300) and Third Place ($200) at the Chesterton Art Center, 115 South 4th Street, Chesterton, IN 46304.  All 2D and 3D fine art media on any theme accepted.  

Entry fee for1-2 pieces, $30.  Call MCS member Mary AnnGradisher for details at 219-617-2548 or email to magradisher@att.net.  She will be at the August meeting to accept and transport your entries for the August 18-19 judging and will return all work at the October meeting. This will save you the trouble of transporting it yourself.
More information can be found here 

MCS Member Nancy L Staszak will be exhibit her work in July


Sunday, May 24, 2015

June 7th Meeting and Mini Workshop with Mary Warner

June 7th meeting will be held at 12:30-2:30  Our Mini Workshop presenter is Mary Warner. 

Please bring your supplies and come assemble with us. 
Pocket Star Book


SUPPLIES for POCKETED STAR BOOK
  • 2 cover boards- 4&1/4" by 5&1/2 "- cut from light weight board, such as tag board or cereal box
  • 2 cover papers-5&1/2 by 6&1/2" -that will cover these boards
  •  7 same colored card stock-4&1/4 by 11"-(these can be cut from 4 sheets of 8&1/2 by 11")
  • 7 pieces card stock-4 by 9"-in a coordinating color. (Can be cut from 4 sheets 8&1/2 by 11")
  •  Ribbon- 30" long, coordinating color
Bring extra pieces of card stock to use in making inserts for the pockets.
I will be supplying the papers for our pocket pages. These will be cut from maps. Keep that  in mind when choosing colors for the cover paper, card stock and ribbon. The maps will lend the book nicely to a travel, vacation or road trip theme.

Basic supplies: scissors, pencil, ruler, glue stick, tacky glue or something similar, toothpicks for applying glue, bone folder, wax or other paper to protect pages when assembling. If you forget or don't have something, we certainly can share.

Questions- email or call Mary Warner - m.warner5@sbcglobal.net or 630-833-0125

 Here are some of Mary' star books


 Close up MCS Working very hard at folding that papers.


NEWSFLASH Information 


$20 DUES ARE NOW DUE! 
  

If they are not paid by the June 7th meeting you will not be able to participate in the show at the Fine Line gallery in September because the list of participants must be finalized in June and you must be a paid member to participate.  You will also miss important news flashes about future programs and exhibits.  If you cannot attend the June 7th. meeting please contact Cherie Denton at cheryden@yahoo.com.

AUGUST WORK DAY

Please plan for this even if you take your own photos.
This is important for us as a group for proposals.

We have tentative plans to have Ben Cooley come and shoot photos
at the August 2 all day work meeting, in the morning, for a new cd to be used for proposals. 
Each artist will be allowed one free photo.  If you would like to have more
Ben can shoot them for $10 each (payable to Ben that day).  This is a great opportunity
for us individually  and especially as a group.  There is no size  restriction but no glass because
of the restriction of space at the police station. Please have a friend bring one piece if
you can not attend..

THE FINE LINE KAVANAGH GALLERY SHOW
(dates have changed slightly)

"Reflections Within and Beyond"

Drop Off:    Tuesday,    September 1, 2015      10  am to Noon
Pick Up:     Monday,     October 12, 2015          10 am to Noon

Show runs from September 2 thru October 10, 2015

Reception:   Saturday,     September 12, 2015  from 2:00 to 4:00pm

we have a larger group showing this time so we will probably
be limited to one large or two smaller pieces

If you have any images to be used for publicity send them to 
publicrelations@fineline.org   attention Rachel

Also please send images to Lezlie Lenz at lezlieart@gmail.com 
She will be compiling an e-book of the show for us


FALL RETREAT

The Fall Retreat still has limited number of spaces.  If you would like to attend the Camp Mack retreat, please send in your application and deposit as soon as possible to reserve a space.  Mail to TANIA BLANCO 1263 Bainbridge Drive, Naperville, IL 60563.  The application is available on the MIDWEST COLLAGE SOCIETY BLOG.


ARTWORK, AWARDS, EXHIBITS, ETC.

Tania Blanco and Mary Yezek are participating in a joint exhibit by the Lombard Arts Coalition during June and July at the National University of Health Sciences in Lombard. The exhibit is located in the health clinic and is open Monday thruFriday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Admission is free.

If you have a website for your artwork, would you please send the website address to Nancy Staszak at astaszak@aol.com.,  for possible publicity purposes for upcoming exhibits.  If you have a website, you must want publicity.  Your work will not be used without your permission.

If you are in an exhibition, win an award, get published, or are teaching a class please email the news to Laura at lonecrow4@gmail.com for inclusion in  the MCS blog and to Maureen at maureen@epsilondesign.net for inclusion on our facebook page.

Please send information you would like included in the monthly news flash to Joan Lucht.  jlucht@wideopenwest.com

No Meeting for JULY