Friday, January 22, 2010

National Collage Society Annual Postcard Exhibit.

It's not too soon for MCS Members to start work on their Postcards National Collage Society exhibit Postcard 4 x 6 "Wish You Were Here" Keep an eye out for details at the NCS site.

Pdf form Wish You Where Here" NCS

Call for Art-Woman Made Gallery

Sharing with our members some other opportunities to exhibit in the Chicagoland Area. Please view the Woman Made Gallery site for more details on indiviual opportunities to enter a wide variety of show.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Memory Exhibit-Mayslake Peabody Estate Photo's

The photo's present were taken this past week before the Exhibit Opening, Saturday Jan 16th, 4-6pm. Mayslake Peabody Estate if you decide to visit the exhibit during the hours that the Estate is open you will see all the works of the members from the Midwest Collage Society.
The Midwest Collage Society started in 2003 from a collage class taken at LaGrange Art League and a few devoted students and interested members.

Members meeting on the first Sunday of the month. Demonstration from our own members to visiting artist's are invited to share their process. Members work and plan exhibit opportunities to educate the public on the the fine art of collage.

Collage is an fine art starting over 1000 years ago but only since Picasso and George Braque has it taken such importance among the art world. In 2012 the Fine Art of Collage will be 100 years old.

Our members come from all over the midwest, and many back grounds sharing the common interest in collage.

The Midwest Collage Society is group with about 50 members.

Our membership dues are 20.00 per year and we collect a small collection from each member that attend the meetings of 5.00 when present.

Our next Exhibit will be in an Annual April 2010 at the Downers Grove Public Library. We like to celebrate Earth Day and awareness of recycling, reusing and repurpose with our art exhibt.

The Mayslake Peabody Estate is a wonderful place to visit and learn about it's past, many events are held there and the grounds during the warmer months are a delight to explore too.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Call for Artists~ Talent Directory Opportunity.


We remind you that the deadline for being included in the Alliance of Fine Art's updated Talent Directory is fast approaching! You must submit your information by February 14! The necessary forms were included in the NAL December newsletter. The forms are also available at the AFA web site:

The AFA Talent Directory is an invaluable resource for other artists, community groups, and art leagues to find talented artists who offer educational and professional programs, lectures, demonstrations, workshops, judging, and classes. Don't miss this chance to spread the word about the services you have to offer!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Get started now!! 12- ICE March 20th

To all collage artists, The 12th International Collage Exhibit and Exchange, Be part a great experience and receive an exchange of artwork in return. Go to The 12 International Collage Exhibit and Exchange scroll down on the page for the application and more details.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Calling Collage Artists

Paste-up 2010

June 26, 2010 through July 18, 2010

An juried exhibition of small format collage to be presented

at the ALL Arts Gallery in Lowell, Massachusetts.

To download the prospectus and entry form, check for news about the show or
see the last 2 exhibitions visit:

We are ready for submissions to the 2010 show. This year we will be in a
larger gallery and can accept work up to 20" on the longest side, and there
is no limit to the depth of a piece. Also, there is absolutely no
limitations on what materials can be used.


04/2/2010 Deadline for submission

04/23/2010 Notifications complete

06/21/2010 Shipped entries due

06/23/2010 Hand delivered entries due

06/26/2010 Show opens

06/26/2010 Reception

07/18/2010 Show closes

07/18/2010 Hand delivered entry pickup

Shipped entries returned after 7/18


Work, when mounted for gallery presentation, must hang on the wall and may
be no longer 20" on its longest side. All entries must have been completed
after 2008. We encourage submission of work that is for sale. Each piece
must be assembled and ready for hanging, no glass, Plexiglass only, no
gallery clips, no saw-tooth hangers.

About the Venue

The ALL(Arts League of Lowell) Arts Gallery

In a city whose motto is "Art is the handmaid of human good" the Arts League
of Lowell has become the catalyst for the creation of a community of all
artists. Through ALL, longtime residents and Lowell's new cultural
immigrants can come together to share ideas and resources, and to promote
each others' work.

ALL was conceived in the Fall of 2003 and held its first monthly meeting in
January of 2004. With the help of its members, sponsors, and patrons, ALL
fosters and celebrates creativity and artistic expression in Lowell and the
surrounding areas.

Please email me with any questions,

Karen Bettencourt, curator




Thursday, January 7, 2010

"Memory" Midwest Collage Society

Please Note:

Closing reception open to the public March 6th 10:00 am to noon; cake and coffee will be served.
Artists pick up their work: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm