Wednesday, August 29, 2018

MEETINGS


September NO MEETING

September 19-23 2018 ARTIST RETREAT
20 people are signed up! 



October 7th  12- 2:30 p.m. Sandra Bacon will present a Workshop/Demonstration on GOLDEN ACRYLIC PRODUCTS There will be free samples and lots of new ideas she’ll share.
Sandie will present an exciting overview with many new examples of the ways in which GOLDEN paints are used in mixed media pieces. From gels and pastes as adhesives to special effects with paints to incorporating unusual surfaces and papers into your artwork- this is a chance to understand the versatility of acrylics.
There will be a hands-on portion to this- participants are asked to bring their own brushes to work on some prepared boards.

Sandie Bacon is a classically trained, versatile artist known for both her paintings and her large-scale mixed media work. Her artwork is in many personal and corporate collections including Jim and Wendy Abrams, the Coyne Collection, William Blair Foundation, Chicago Department of the Environment. Her collaborative artwork with John Hatlestad (through Chicago Sculptors Inc) is currently in front of the Peggy Notebaert Museum, their artwork for Lighthouse for the Blind is in front of the John Hancock Building, she is painting a series of large-scale murals for Sunset Foods and showing nationwide in galleries.
Sandie has an MFA(Maryland Institute Graduate School of Painting) and is a "working artist" for Golden Paints.
November 4th  12-2:30 p.m.Andrea Fox will present  a workshop on creating a “Flutter Book”.

December 2nd   12-2:30 p.m.MCS Annual Christmas Party

MCS EXHIBITS 
Our last MCS show of the year is in December at the Woodridge Public Library. We will choose the theme at one of the next meetings. Send in your ideas! Other information will be supplied soon! 

SISTERS PROJECT
From Margi Hafer...
Please send me photos of your completed Sisters Project artwork as an attachment to your email with your artist statement for the Sisters Project book. I would like to finish the book by November, if possible. When you've finished the artwork you've created from Donna's art, please print her name, Donna Johnston and sign your name under her printed name. Your artist statement can say anything you want to about your experience with this project. It does not have to be more than a couple of sentences or a paragraph. I would like to include your artist statement along with your art in the book. 
Since the exhibit isn't until next year, I do not need the actual pieces of artwork at this time. The exhibit at the Vogt Gallery will be the month of July 2019, and the reception will be Friday, July 12th 6:30-9p.m. I will be adding images to the Sisters Project Facebook page and start promotion of the exhibit in early 2019. Artists may choose to keep their finished pieces and donate to a charity of their choice in Donna's memory. These pieces may still be in the exhibit, even though they are not for sale. 
Thank you to all of you who are taking part in this special effort to finish my sister's art and help support worthy charitable organizations with the sale of the finished art pieces.
If you have questions or concerns please call or email me.

MEMBERS
There will be a small group show of five volunteer MCS members at the Indian Prairie Public Library during the month of September. They are: Cherie Denton, Sandy Finch, Chris Jacobson, Joan Lucht and Paige Whitney. There is no reception there, but please support them by going to see their work and let them know what you think!



Please keep in mind that all members may submit news up to one week before each meeting. Send to Joan Lucht    joan.of.art33@gmail.com

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

August Meeting-Workshop


MEETINGS
August 5th   9 a.m.-2:30 p.m.


Denise Laurin Donatelle, artist and instructor at Waubansee Community College will present a workshop on hand-made Japanese paper scrolls.

In the morning participants will have time to create an original 7.5” x 4.5” work of art using stamps, images, paper, a drawing, or Chinese ink painting techniques, (ink techniques will be demonstrated). This art should be lightweight paper under 80lb. Bring any materials you need to create the artwork. Prior to the workshop, you can make sketches. We will have about 1.5 hours to work up the design of the artwork. You have complete artistic control over what you would like to do!This art piece is the image around which the 16" scroll proportions are based.

In the afternoon the Japanese scroll (kakemono) will be created using traditional scroll-making techniques. Denise will demonstrate Chinese or Japanese ink painting techniques which may be added to the scroll. Denise will provide proper adhesive, Washi paper (all other papers will be glued to this paper), wooden dowels and informative step-by-step hand-outs. 
See photo of sample scroll attached.

Materials List:
Participants should bring thin ribbon for hanging the scroll, a variety of four-six different colored and/or patterned papers. Use your eye to coordinate or contrast papers for the components of the scroll and to “frame” the artwork. Scrolls are typically composed of silk fabric, so if you prefer to use fabric (any type!), bring that along, too.
Paper Suppliers: 
Japanese handmade papers can be purchased at Mulberry Paper and More: 
Dick Blick Art Supplies
The Paper Source
Misc. Supplies
Exacto blade knife, cutting surface, ruler, T-square; as well as pencils, stamps, images, and drawing/collage elements to create the central piece of original art for the scroll. Acrylic paint (optional: to paint rods; twigs about 3/8” in width work, too.) Denise will supply rods.
Wood glue
ADHESIVES:
Artist Tape for positioning
For Paper: Jade or Rhoplex bookbinder’s glue (no Elmer’s or Rubber Cement)
For Fabric: 3M Scotch Repositionable Mounting Adhesive (optional, and Denise will have some with her).

September NO MEETING

September 19-23 2018 ARTIST RETREAT 
Last call for participation in the Fall Retreat – September 19-23 at Camp Mack, Indiana.  Calling all creatives: visual artists: collagers, painters, illustrators, quilters; photographers, poets, nature lovers, antique hunters, hikers, sunset worshippers; singers, music makers & tai chi practitioners.

Please send your registration fees along with the registration form to Tania Blanco
1263 Bainbridge Drive Naperville, IL 60563 as soon as possible. Questions?
E-mail: taniablanc@aol.com or 630-464-3749.
Registration form is attached.

October 7th  12- 2:30 p.m. Sandra Bacon will present a Workshop/Demonstration on GOLDEN ACRYLIC PRODUCTS There will be free samples and lots of new ideas she’ll share.

November 4th  12-2:30 p.m.Andrea Fox will present  a workshop on creating a “Flutter Book”.

December 2nd   12-2:30 p.m.MCS Annual Christmas Party

MCS EXHIBITS 
A small group show will be coming up in September at the Indian Prairie Library.
Nancy Castner asked for volunteers back in April or May and these members came  forward and will be in the show: Cherie Denton, Sandy Finch , Paige Whitney, Joan Lucht and Chris Jacobson.

Our last MCS show of the year is in December at the Woodridge Public Library. We will choose the theme at one of the next meetings. Send in your ideas! Other information will be supplied soon! 
  
THE SISTERS PROJECT

Anyone who has completed work on my sister, Donna Johnston’s painting may bring it to the August meeting. You may email your Artist Statement to me at matgihafer@yahoo.com. If you still need more time, it’s O.K, but I am trying to complete The Sisters Project book by November. Please send a photo of your finished work to me ASAP (as an attachment to your email) along with your artist statement about the piece. Be sure to print Donna’s name on the piece and sign your name under her name.
If you have any questions please email me or call me at 815-370-3345.
Thank you to all of you that are participating in this special project!
Margi Hafer

NATIONAL COLLAGE SOCIETY

National Collage Society 34th Annual Juried Exhibit, will be on-line this year...members who aren't members of NCS may still want to submit to this.

Image needs to be 300 dpi and 5" x 5"  Link to NCS Site...then members have to go to Entry Thingy and it's pretty easy. Deadline is August 24th 2018.

MEMBERS 
Marjorie Boyd had four pieces accepted in the National juried exhibit, "Hand Lettering" at Union Street Gallery in Chicago Heights. The dates of the show are August 23rd to September 15th
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Tuesday, June 26, 2018

MEETINGS No July Meeting



IMPORTANT!  Refreshments are needed for the Norris reception on Saturday. See details below.






August 5th   9 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Denise Laurin Donatelle, artist and instructor at Waubansee Community College will present a workshop on hand-made Japanese paper scrolls.
In the morning participants will have time to create an original 7.5” x 4.5” work of art using stamps, images, paper, a drawing, or Chinese ink painting techniques, (ink techniques will be demonstrated). This art should be lightweight paper under 80lb. Bring any materials you need to create the artwork. Prior to the workshop, you can make sketches. We will have about 1.5 hours to work up the design of the artwork. You have complete artistic control over what you would like to do! This art piece is the image around which the 16" scroll proportions are based. In the afternoon the Japanese scroll (kakemono) will be created using traditional scroll-making techniques. Denise will demonstrate Chinese or Japanese ink painting techniques which may be added to the scroll. Denise will provide proper adhesive, Washi paper (all other papers will be glued to this paper), wooden dowels and informative step-by-step hand-outs. 

See photo of sample scroll attached.
Materials List:
Participants should bring thin ribbon for hanging the scroll, a variety of four-six different colored and/or patterned papers. Use your eye to coordinate or contrast papers for the components of the scroll and to “frame” the artwork. Scrolls are typically composed of silk fabric, so if you prefer to use fabric (any type!), bring that along, too.

Paper Suppliers: 
Japanese handmade papers can be purchased at Mulberry Paper and More: 
Dick Blick Art Supplies
The Paper Source
Misc. Supplies
Exacto blade knife, cutting surface, ruler, T-square; as well as pencils, stamps, images, and drawing/collage elements to create the central piece of original art for the scroll. Acrylic paint (optional: to paint rods; twigs about 3/8” in width work, too.) Denise will supply rods.

Wood glue

ADHESIVES:
Artist Tape for positioning
For Paper: Jade or Rhoplex bookbinder’s glue (no Elmer’s or Rubber Cement)
For Fabric: 3M Scotch Repositionable Mounting Adhesive (optional, and Denise will have some with her).

September NO MEETING

September 19-23 2018 ARTIST RETREAT 
We are getting closer and closer to our fabulous fall retreat and registration forms should now be completed with deposit sent to TANIA BLANCO 1263 Bainbridge Drive. NAPERVILLE, IL 60563.  Consider bringing a friend to this fun 5 days of creating with abandon.  To keep our prices affordable we need 23 participants. Don't delay and send your registration today.

October 7th  12- 2:30 p.m. Sandra Bacon will present a Workshop/Demonstration on GOLDEN ACRYLIC PRODUCTS There will be free samples and lots of new ideas she’ll share.
November 4th  12-2:30 p.m.Andrea Fox will present  a workshop on creating a “Flutter Book”.
December 2nd   12-2:30 p.m.MCS Annual Christmas Party

MCS EXHIBITS 
Congratulations to the winners!  
Norris Cultural Center Exhibit, Bits & Pieces
1st Place   Karen Sako
2nd Place  Judy Koessel
2nd Place  Nancy Savaiano Rosenberg
3rd Place   Joan Lucht
3rd Place   Chris Jacobsen
3rd Place   Mara Krumins
Honorable Mention:
     Rachelle Barmann
     Nancy Castner
     Mary Warner
     Cherylyn Gnadt

There is an amazing body of work presented at this exhibit and all members are congratulated and admired for their work.


Bits & Pieces Reception 
Saturday, June 30, 1:30 to 3:30
Norris Cultural Center for the Arts
1040 Dunham Road, St. Charles, IL
 

PLEASE bring a small plate of refreshments to share for the Saturday reception!
Let Adrienne Austin know what you are bringing: rbrbtrfly@aol.com. Or call her at 630-355-7745.
Only  a few people have contacted her. Here is what is on her list:
Fruit tray
Veggie tray
Cucumber sandwiches
Cookies

Please plan to bring your wrappings to pick up your work after the reception.
If you cannot come, please arrange to have another member take your work for you!

Norris Art Gallery entering instructions.  Entrance is at DOOR 45. 
The Norris Art Gallery entrance is now at DOOR 45, which is around the corner to the left side of the NCAC. Just follow the signs. Parking is available in all of the parking lots as the high school is closed. Call  630-584-7200 if you need assistance in entering the gallery. 

Next MCS group show will be for the month of December at the Woodridge Public Library. We still need a title for that show. Forward your good ideas to Nancy Castner and Jocelyne Roy

MEMBERS 

Workshop and class by Laura Lein-Svencner 
Micro Mini's 2-Day Collage Workshop at Naperville Art League
This workshop allows you to learn how to create many pieces of small Art with great detail. 
Friday July 20th-Saturday July 21st, See Supply list  Call to register. Click here Flyer 

On-Line Class, Collage with an Iron, 
Learn how to create collage with an iron, using simple materials
and you home iron. See flyer attached. Class is held in 
an On-line Classroom in a Private blog with interaction with 
the instructor. Starts August 8th, runs for 4 weeks. Flyer Here   Register Here 


Please keep in mind that all members may submit news up to one week before each meeting. Send to Joan Lucht    joan.of.art33@gmail.com