Sunday, May 1, 2016

May 1st Meeting with Karen Sako

 Our tasty bits to keep our energy for the creating that will be done.

 We think there was about 35 members today, the most in along time.  We were having a hard time finding chairs and tables...but everyone had a place when the meeting started.

 Downers Grove Public Library exhibit Winners...Nancy C. won 2 ribbons.
 Nancy S. won a Ribbon too.
 Joan L won a Ribbon
 Margi H. won a Ribbon
 Our president Elaine Won 2 Ribbons.

 And Our Mary Yezek Won 1st.

List of Award Winner-Downers Grove Public Library Annual Exhibit. 
1st place  Mary Yezek  "Laura in the White Hat"
2nd Carol Weber   "Unlocked"
2nd Elaine Rath  "Birds of a Feather"
3rd Nancy Castner  "1891"
3rd Nancy Staszak  "Young Readers"
3rd Elaine Rath "A Library for the People"
Honorable Mention Barbara Pompei Boland "Stories Within Stories"
HM Joan Lucht  Altered
HM Margi Hafer  "The Butterfly Garden"
HM  Nancy Castner "Away We Go"

 Yea...for Karen Sako!!!
 Karen's dog with collage and Pastels.

 Karen starts off an acrylic wash and working Charcoal to define the shapes.

 Karen has brought in collage papers and adding a bit more color in spots.

 Now the pop  colors come out...some yellow, red and white.

 Close up ....of Karen's demo today.

 Close with the collage cool the way paper is integrity

 Karen challenged our members to a Mystery Envelope collage... the members could use the envelope and the papers inside of with the piece of papers provided.
 A few samples of Karen's

Staring off with an acrylic wash and then the collaging will start.

Samples of member's pieces from Demo

List of events to be part of for this Rainy First Day of May

Some of our members are part of this exhibit also....reception today from Lisle

And the Best is Karen Sako will be presenting a mini workshop with the Midwest Collage Society Members...She's bring some stuff...but Members you know what you need to bring...glue, scissor, substrate-watercolor paper or mat board, papers, paint,brushes, baby wipes, container for water...collage papers and embellishments. And what ever else you would like to bring.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

May's News


April 27 & 28   9 to 5PM
Drop off AFA Best of the Best

Friday, April 29 and Saturday, April 30
Pick up at Lisle Library
Ask at the Reference Desk for your work.

Saturday, April 3010 to 11am
Pick up at Downers Grove Library
Melody will have our work in her office area

Sunday, May 1, 12:30 to 3:00
Karen Sako

Members:  Please consider volunteering for one of these two positions:
AFA representative position beginning in September
Education/Program Chairman beginning in January.The temporary replacement would only be responsible for April, 2017.

There will be a brief Board meeting immediately following the regular meeting.

41W781 Rt 64,  St. Charles IL 60175
Contact Sharon:    
Theme: "Flora, Fauna and Mother Nature"
Exhibit dates June 1 to July 11
Drop off work Tuesday, May 31 from 11AM to 2 PM
Reception Saturday June 8th 4-6PM
MCS will pay the $5 hanging fee
There is a 33% total commission on works sold --- so price accordingly
Please use the attached MCS form and return MCS form to
Please let Nancy know by May 27th how many pieces you will have 
Print and Return the Wasco form along with your art work at drop off

DuPage Art League  218 W. Front Street,  Wheaton
Reception Sunday May 22nd,   2 to 4 PM
Eight prize-winning MCS members are participating.
Aurora Public Arts Commission: August 19 to October 22  (another judged show)
Open theme, but we are looking for a title for the  show.

Tall Grass Artists Association
April 30 through June 4,  
Reception and Awards Presentation on Saturday, April 30 from 1 to 3pm
Three MCS members are participating. See attachment for more information.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Downers Grove Public Library

Exhibit is up till April 30th,
Downers Grove Public Library
1010 Curtiss Ave.
Downers Grove,

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Video from Gallery 777


                   Midwest Collage Society exhibit at the Lisle Public Library Gallery 777

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Alliance of Fine Art- MCS Members Exhibiting.

Midwest Collage Society members exhibiting in the Best of Best this year are Eileen Hinkle, Carol Kazwick, Sandra Bacon, Nancy Staszak, Joan Lucht, Maureen McDonald, Mary Yezek and Nancy Savaiano Rosenberg  

Monday, April 4, 2016

Shawn Sargent Designs Aprils meeting

Check out Shawn's Website for hand-drawn, handmade, quirky vibe. 

This tool was there for use of many things as of attaching odd objects together for assemblage art.