Sunday, November 28, 2010

December Meeting News

1. MCS December meeting

We will hold our annual "Eat, Gab and Grab" meeting on Sunday, December 5, from 1:30 to 4:00 p.m. at the Darien Municipal Center, 1710 Plainfield Road, Darien. Activities will include:

a. Holiday Potluck - Bring food to share with the group (appetizers, light entree, desserts all welcome). Please e-mail Sylvia Koch at to let her know what you are planning to bring so she can coordinate.
b. Vote on Bylaws Change - We must have a quorum in order to vote on the bylaws changes, so attendance at this meeting is especially encouraged.
c. Discussing the future - We will also discuss upcoming programs and possibilities for MCS.
d. Grab bag - Bring a small gift that you have made for the exchange. This could be a small piece of artwork or other item that would be enjoyed by your fellow artists.

2. MCS January meeting
Mark your calendars for Sunday, January 9, 2011, when we will host a lively panel discussion! To get us jump-started in the new year, we'll discuss the business aspects of art and ways to market ourselves and our work. Don't miss it!

3. Member news and opportunities
*The MCS Education Committee is looking for artists willing to demo in the new year.

Does anyone know of a batik process that is used on paper?
Someone in the group has sported a fancy purse that was made of fused plastic bags. Can you show us how you made it?
Anyone with a special skill out there that we're unaware of?
Do you know someone who is not in the society that would be willing to share their skill?
Please email barb boland at or bring your ideas to the December meeting.

*Mary Ann Van Soest's Third Annual Christmas Open House continues today, November 27, and on Saturday, December 4, from 10 AM to 3 PM, at Cedar Ridge Art Studio at 10830 N 700 W, DeMotte, Indiana (just south of the intersection of 1100 North & 700 West). A wide variety of handmade items and fine art are available for sale just in time for Christmas shopping. For more info, visit her blog at

*La Grange Art League has posted a Call for Art on their website for what will be a wonderful exhibit called Facades. Entry deadline is 1/4/11. Here is a link to the prospectus:

Juror will be collage artist John Fraser of St. Charles, IL. Check out his web site at

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

The NCS 26th National Juried Exhibit

The National Collage Society 26th National Juried Exhibit in on line. A few of our members have been picked to be in this first time ever On-Line exhibit. Margi Hafer, Cindy Hughes and Mary Yezek...take a look at the wonderful variety of work out there all done in the medium of collage.