Monday, February 1, 2016

February Newsletter 2016, Exhibits and Extra's

February 6 - (Saturday)  Please note the change in day!
9:30am-3pm at Naperville Art League, 508 North Center St., Naperville
All day workday with a short demo at 10:30 by Debbie McEllenborough 

Bring your supplies and what you are working on as well as a table cover. Bring a lunch and drink. 
There is a small kitchen with refrigerator, microwave and hot water and coffee maker.  
Workshop fee for the day is $5.00. (20% collected will be donated for use of the studio space) 
Please contact Maureen,  if you are planning on attending. She needs a head count. 

March 13 -  Note the change to the second Sunday of the month. We will be back at the Darien police station. 
Ginni Guzior will be presenting tunnel books.

Please contact Maureen if you have program suggestions for our October and November meetings.  
Nothing has been scheduled for those 2 months.

SAVE THE DATE - Fall MCS Retreat in Indiana.
September 21-25, 2016.
Applications will be available by April Meeting.

Following Hidden Paths, Uncovering Hidden Truths
Works by artists of the Midwest Collage Society
Victorian House Gallery
577 S. Main Street, Bourbonnais, IL
February 11 - March 18, 2016
The gallery will be closed March 6-13
Please see attached press release for further information.

Lisle Library Poets and Artists
Deadline is February 18th.
Email entry forms & jpegs to Nancy Staszak:  (Entry form attached)
All entries should be technically collage - with glued on layers. Even one piece glued on counts.
 No entry fee, no commission on sales.
Delivery to the Library is March 1, 2, or 3.    
Tatiana from the library will contact you when to drop things off.
The show will run all of March while poets have the chance to compose poetry for the pieces.
Reception and poetry reading at the Library 
Saturday, April 8th 6 - 8PM
They will provide refreshments and everything! Then the show continues through April.
Pick up dates are April 29 and 30 (Fri & Sat)
Contact Tatiana, who is in charge of Adult Programs.

Piece by Piece - CAVA and MCS show at Oak Park Library
The Oak Park Library has a beautiful gallery on the second floor level and you will really like it.
(CAVA is the old Senior Artists Network of Chicago -- now Chicago Alliance of Visual Artists)
This is their first all collage show---so all entries must have at least one element glued on.

The entries are to be done online through EntryThingy by February 15th
Give it some time---you will need to scroll down by date to the show Piece by Piece and click on that.
It will take a little bit of ingenuity to fill it out, but more shows are choosing to use EntryThingy, 
so we might as well learn to adapt. 

Downers Grove Library April show celebrating 125th Anniversary, history & libraries Late March entry
 DGL show will be judged for cash prizes

Flora, Fauna and Mother Nature - Wasco Nursery Gallery  June & July. Images to Nancy soon for publicity.

Aurora Public Arts Commission August - October no theme  This will also be a judged show for $$ prizes.

CALL FOR ART from Claudia Craemer
From Earth - Tall Grass Art Association
It is supposed to be anything that is of earth---particularly plants, seeds, bulbs, flowers, leaves, etc.
The entry deadline is March 5th
Show is April 29 to June 4th

Laura Lein-Svencner is the featured in Somerset Studio January 2016 issue in the Artist Profile section. She is also offering a few On Line classes held in a blog setting for more information you can check here.   And if your interested in assemblage and collage  Laura is offering a class at Mayslake Peabody Estate starting  on Monday's Feb 29th 9:00-11:30, check this link above for more information.

Marbling on Paper presented by Betty Burian Kirk - February 17, 2016
Lemont Artists Guild meeting, will begin at 7 PM at the Homer Township Public Library,14320 W 151st St, Homer Glen, IL. Betty will give a lecture covering history, supplies, different techniques and then some hands on marbling by participants will be done. Please note that the inks and paints used for this process will not wash out of clothes.
The public is welcome, a donation for the local food pantry is appreciated.
Free parking. Refreshments will be served.
For more information call Liz Popp (815)341-1145 or

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