Friday, September 27, 2013

Sample folded book sculpture for October meeting

Here is an example of a folded book sculpture that instructor Dianne Martia made.  We can expect to create something similar at our October meeting.  Refer to our newsflash for the supply list and other details!

Supply List
  • Hardcover book in good condition with sturdy spine, about 200-250 pages
  • Decorative paper to line the inside front and back covers (optional)
  • Glue and glue brush to affix the decorative paper
  • Metal ruler (optional)
  • Pencil
  • X-acto knife
  • Bone folder or something to burnish page folds
Dianne will bring everything needed to attach a hanger to the back of the book for wall mounting. She'll also bring some extra books just in case.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Midwest Collage Society Members Published

MCS Members Eve Ozer and Laura Lein-Svencner have work published in this New Best of the Mixed Media, "iNCite Dreams Realized" You can order you copy today.

Award Winners "Reclamation" Exhibit Mayslake Peabody Estate.

The awards for the Reclamation exhibit recently held at Mayslake Peabody Mansion were announced at our meeting yesterday!

Congratulations to the following:

1st Place:  Mary Beth Lies for "Falling Apart"
2nd Place:  Pam Peterson for "De la Terre a la Lune"
2nd Place:  Sandra Mendez for "Glorious Reflection"
3rd Place:  Laura Lein-Svencner for "Journey"
3rd Place:  Jeanne Sulik for "Vino, Viti, Vici"
3rd Place:  Cynthia Lee for "Growth"
Honorable Mention:  Mary Yezek for "Carolyn"
Honorable Mention:  Jerri Reimann for "Tipping Point"
Honorable Mention:  Nancy Staszak for "Things Seen and Unseen"
Honorable Mention:  Sandy Finch for "Revisiting the Bulow Sugar Plantation"

Our judge was Geri Greenman, who has been an artist and educator for over 30 years.  She was the head of the art departments at both Addison Trail and Willowbrook High Schools, has written over 100 articles for an international art education magazine and is the co-author of 2 books, The Complete Photo Guide to Creative Painting and Painting with Mixed Media.Her overall comments on the show:
This show is very impressive and beautifully displayed.  Every piece of art is well-executed and creatively composed.  These qualities made it so difficult to judge!  I wish I had far more honors to bestow on these talented artists.  It was so difficult for me to narrow the winners down to so few.