Friday, June 27, 2008

Demo At Dick Blick

Laura Lein-Svencner collage artist is......Preparing for a Demonstration at Dick Blick's Tomorrow in the Wheaton Store at 79 Danada Square East. Laura will be giving a demonstration on the processes she goes through in creating her collage work. She will show us all the many different ways to alter found papers like maps, old book pages, magazines and the use of the heat seal iron to seal all the papers into place and the use of images and photo transfers. Lein-Svencner will be presenting this demonstation at 11:00 till 1:00 pm. Stop by and take a peek at the new ways collage is being approached. or visit her site and blog at,, If interested in a demo or workshop please email her at

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

July 2008

No Meeting July 2008
Next meeting August 2008 watch for more details~

Some added info for our members that are into fibers and textiles.

Fiber & Textile Art Award
The Midwest Fiber & Folk Art Fair is pleased to announce that we will be giving out the first Fiber & Textile Art Award this year at the fair! The award will be $2,000 to be used for tuition for an undergraduate or graduate degree program in Fiber Arts or Textile Arts. This award is being administered by the Northwest Area Arts Council, a 501(c)(3) non profit organization. NAAC administers other scholarships as well. It is made possible by a generous donation from Toni Neil of The Fold. Here is the challenge: We have only until June 30th 2008 to find candidates for the award! WE NEED YOUR HELP! Will you please tell EVERYONE you know about this award? Post it at your places of employment, put it in your newsletters, blogs, forums, lists, tell your church organizations, guilds, clubs, golf buddies, etc, etc and even possibly email it to your friends? Then ask all of them to do the same? You never know where you will find a fiber arts fanatic! Complete information and the application can be found on the web site at I know--I put it up there myself just this evening! (If it doesn't show as the first item on the home page, hit your refresh button). Thanks and plan to come and see the first one given away on Sunday, July 20th! See you at the fair! (46 days and counting)! Carol Carol Cassidy-FayerMidwest Fiber & Folk Art FairJuly 18, 19, 20, 2008Join Us at the Fair!

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Highlights from June's meeting-Soul Collage

Our membership working hard at assembling our 2008-2009 Directories.
The box of directories.
Busy working on our soul collages.
A moment to share ideas and reflect.
Looking great for images.

Re cap on the June 1st meeting. Our membership invited Kathy Boe to do a mini workshop on Soul Collage. I know that we all jump in and started cutting away, eager for more. We'll have to set up another session soon. We also were able to assemble our directory which are printed up bi annual. No meeting in July but look for more detail coming up for August meetings.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

CALL to Artists



May 13, 2008

OPEN Call for Artists 18 years and up.

The Alliance of Fine Art is sponsoring a juried fine art exhibition July 22 through August 23, 2008 at the historic national landmark, Mayslake Peabody Estate, Oak Brook, Illinois. The “Restoration” theme of the exhibit ties in with the restoration of Mayslake Peabody Estate, host to many theater, music, lectures and workshops. Entry date is July 19.
The Alliance of Fine Art is a non-profit, professional association of fine art organizations formed to advance fine art education and promote the arts. For Prospectus and entry form please go to:

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Indian Prairie Public Library-Darien

Nancy Staszak Printmaker and member of MCS is exhibiting her work at the Indian Prairie Public library in Darien on the corner of Plainfield Road and Clarendon Hills Road.
She has 49 pieces up for viewing till June 6th. Library
Hours are basically 9-9 Monday - Friday and 9-5 on Saturday.