Monday, October 6, 2014

November 9th

 Lezlie Lenz  - Gelli printing

We need tablecloths and Wet wipes. 

Gelli plates and Brayers (labeled with your name) if you have one.
Between Nancy and myself we have 6 or 7 (one for each table).

I will bring the ink/paint and paper.

It is going to be fun fun fun.


Lezlie Lenz Graphics
Get your ART OUT!!!
Artist, Instructor and Graphic Designer

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Tuesday, September 30, 2014


Our October meeting is this Sunday, October 5, 2014 from 12:30 pm to 3:00 pm at the Darien Municipal Center, 1710 Plainfield Road, Darien.  Our Schedule is as follows:

12:00 noon social & set up
12:30 pm meeting
1:00 - 3:00 pm presentation
Studio fee is $5. 

Our special guest is Lynn Tsan of Crescent. She will have samples we can use to experiment with and she will also show her own art work.
Please bring any materials you would like to try out on the Crescent samples. 
As always, feel free to bring treats to share and items for the swap/sale table.  Please remember to take back home with you any leftovers from either!

Pack the Pantry is back  Calling all Artists who would like to contribute to helping support The Aurora Area Interfaith Food Pantry, which serves Kane, Kendall, DuPage, Will and DeKalb counties.

We are looking for Artists to create a piece of 2-D or 3D art using bags as a material source (but not limited to only bags), for a reception and silent auction that will be held December 5, 2014, at If These Walls Could Talk Framing Studio and Gallery.  A $5.00 donation to enter your piece is also requested to help the Pantry.  Pieces are due to If These Walls Could Talk by November 30, 2014, or if you have your piece finished, Maureen will pick them up at our November 9 MCS Meeting. 

To sign up, contact Maureen at or call her at 630-251-6631.  You can also get more info at If These Walls Could Talk at 331-212-5962

Tall Grass   January 23 – February 28, 2015
Downers Grove Library  “Homes”   March 2015

November 9  Lezlie Lenz  - Gelli printing  (NOTE DATE CHANGE; THIS IS THE SECOND SUNDAY OF NOVEMBER)
December 7  Traditional MCS Holiday Party and mini handmade gift exchange

Maureen Gasek
President, MCS

Friday, September 26, 2014

A wonderful Video

Some new information about being a Successful artist, Paul Klein is from Chicago IL. 

Sunday, August 31, 2014

October Chicago Artists Month 2014 MCS Members-Exhibit at 4Art inc

A few of our Midwest Collage Society Members are taking part in this Wonderful Exhibit...if you get a chance this October do Make it a point of destination...coincides with Chicago Artist Month 2014
Members: Jerri Reimann, Cynthia J. Lee,Nancy Staszak, Maureen Gasek. 

Friday, August 29, 2014

Heads up-Monthly Meetings

We will have Lynn Tsan, who represents Crescent products, as our guest speaker in October 5th. She is also an artist and does beautiful, colorful illustration and designs in her own right. see where she works in her studio... this looks to be an exciting meeting don't want to miss this one...


Lynn presenting to us all the different aspect of the Crescent boards and a variety of substrates to use. We will all be receiving a package soon...How exciting and we are very Thankful. Wonderful Presentation. Thanks Lynn. 

Thursday, August 28, 2014