Sunday, March 31, 2013

April 7th Meeting

April 7th Meeting Starts at 12:30 to 2:30

Next week's do-it-ourselves critique is "Show and Tell Me What This Needs"

People should bring one or two pieces that are not finished, or pieces they are "stuck" on, or pieces they put on the back burner because they didn't quite like how they turned out. (or, heck! Bring something you like and just want feedback on!)

This nicely follows what Dorothea Bilder was presenting to us---and how pieces that got damaged or she wasn't happy with, she rebuilt!

Some questions we can come prepared to discuss are--- (thank you Laura Lein-Svencner and Claudia Creamer!)

Describe your art work: (tentative title --- or just---what is it?)
What ideas/concepts/emotions are you expressing? like: WHAT were you thinking?!
What materials have you used?
How have you used design elements--line, shape, color, texture, value, space, form---to balance your composition?

How have you achieved/used contrast, movement, repetition (pattern), emphasis, balance, or harmony in your work?
What do you want the viewer to notice/think/feel when they see your work?
Does your piece stand out from across the room, or does it invite people in for a closer look? or both?

This is a new format for us---we will divide up into three or four medium sized table groups and work in those groups. Each group can surely get to everyone that way---and maybe have time for a second piece too. People can bring a series they are working on if they want, too.


Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Annual BEST of the BEST

The 21st Annual Best of the Best exhibit takes this year place at the

Mayslake Peabody Estate
1717 W. 31st St. , Oak Brook, IL

from March 19th through April 29th.
Information about Mayslake on their website at
and the
Best of the Best Opening Reception/50th Anniversary Celebration of
AFA (Alliance of Fine Art) takes place on
Thursday, April 4th from 6:30pm until 7:30 pm,
followed by the Award Ceremony at 7:45pm to 8:30pm.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Recap from the M.A.S.K. Reception

 Diane Martia Mask
 Eve Ozers
 These are a few of the Celebrity Mask.
and I think Barb Pompei Bolands is next to Dennis Salaty all members of the MCS. 

 Laura's Mask was on the front cover of the invite but not present at the exhibit.

and this was Donny Osmonds's mask that Laura Lein-Svencner had...there will be another Gala Celebration with the Auction Fund Raiser for the DuPage Children's Museum in Naperville..Really is a Awesome place to visit.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Creative Mixed Media Doll on Exhibit

Some of the MCS members - namely Gale Vance, Joan Lucht, Barb Boland, Nancy Swingle, Gai Moodie, Ann Hupke, April Schabes, Margi Haefer, Sylia Koch and myself - were in a doll round robin last year. You might have seen some of our dolls as they were being worked on and passed. A couple of days ago Nancy and Margi put the dolls on display at the Palos Park Library at 12330 Forest Glen Blvd in Palos Park. They will be exhibited until March 28. Hours are Mon-Thurs 9:30-8 and Friday and Saturday 9:30-5.
Try to get over to see the display. There's some amazing dolls to be seen.

MCS members M.A.S.K. project

Dianna Martia, Dennis Salaty, Barb Pompei Boland, Eve Ozer and Laura Lein-Svencner are participating in this wonderful fundraiser and Benefit for the children at DuPage Children's Museum 301  N. Washington Street, Naperville Il.  Preview Reception
Thursday March 7th 2013 6:00-8:00pm
Math  Art  Science for Kids