The Midwest Collage Society (MCS), founded in 2003, promotes collage as a fine art by providing exhibit opportunities and professional development activities to our 52 members.
Meetings are held at 1710 Plainfield Road, Darien IL, usually the first Sunday of the month from 12:30-2:30pm. No meetings in January and July unless otherwise posted.
Midwest Collage Society celebrates over 100 years of Collage As a Fine Art since 1912.
Our November artist will be Kelly Pocci from the Book and Paper Arts Guild. Her program will be on Mail Art. Please bring scissors and glue or glue stick. Don't forget clocks are set back this weekend.
DECEMBER 6, 12pm-2:30pm.
Margi will have a sign-up sheet at the November meeting for people to bring food in December. There will be and optional "hand made" gift exchange.
New MCS member, Andrea Fox, received "Best of Show" award for her watercolor still-life at the Bloomingdale Park District Art Gallery. Margi Hafer received an Honorable Mention for her watercolor.The theme for the exhibit is Attention to Detail the exhibit continues until November 5th
Opening reception for Nancy Staszak Dinosaurs and Strange Birds Friday November 4th 6:00 to 8:00 PM, Lisle Library Gallery 777 777 Front Street, Lisle, IL
Laura Lein-Svencner will be presenting a Solo Exhibit, IN FLUX at If These Walls Could Talk-Gallery,
32 South Stople Ave, Aurora IL. Nov4 - Nov 30th Opening Reception is the First Friday November 4th7-9pm
Tania Blanco and Cherie Denton are participating in the St. Thomas Church Art Fair.
Wine & Cheese Reception: November 12th from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Fair hours: Nov 12, 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Nov 13, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Address: 1500 Brookdale Road, Naperville, IL
LuEllen Joy Giera has been invited as a guest presenter,
Working Lunch with Collage - "Glue Your Way to Happiness"
Founder, PlanetCollage; Co-Founder, Midwest Collage Society
Jointly provided by Northwestern Medicine - NM Academy and AMSN Chicago Chapter #317, this Eighth Annual Medical-Surgical Nursing symposium on November 4, 2016 will be a revitalizing full day event with dynamic speakers and a wealth of information relevant to practicing nurses across many specialties as well as advanced practice nurses and community members. Northwestern Hospital, Chicago.
The gallery in Aurora, If These Walls Could Talk will be sponsoring Pack the Pantry fundraiser for the Interfaith Food Bank in Aurora. They are calling out for artists to create work to auction off on opening night.
Artists should think outside the "bag" to create work that would be auctioned in a silent auction with starting bids of $25.00. (Artists may choose to have a higher starting bid if they wish.) For some collectors of original art, it is a great way to pick up a work of art at a bargain. For the artist, it is way to give back to the community and have exposure. several of our members have been part of this event.
Regarding the bags: Provide your own bag, any size or kind, or use the idea of a bag in a drawing or painting. Patti used a burlap potato bag one year and Tania included a tea bag in one of her entries. I tore up strips of a brown grocery bag, glued them onto a board and painted on top. Just about anything goes, keeping in mind they want people to purchase the works of art for their homes.
Details and Requirements:
We are looking for Artists to create a 2-D or 3D piece of art, using bags as a material source but not limited to. Think out of the bag. All pieces must be gallery ready to hang or display. Title, medium, Artist name and value are required. Please put a value down for reference.
All pieces will start at $25.00. If you wish your piece to start higher please indicate.
Note: There is reason behind the $25.00 starting bid. $25.00 can purchase approximately 100 lbs of meat or 100 boxes of cereal. $25.00 can give a lot.
A reception and silent auction will be held December 2, 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at If These Walls Could Talk Custom Framing and Gallery at 32 S. Stolp Ave, Aurora IL 60506
Pieces are due to If These Walls Could Talk by November 30 at the latest (You can of course bring them sooner if you're one of those overachieving types...)
Extraordinary Artist and Instructor, Ingrid Albrecht will be offering 2 workshops this winter in her Ravenswood studio. In the past some of our members took workshops from this lovely lady in her spacious studio in Ravenswood area of Chicago.