Wednesday, February 1, 2017

MEETINGS, Exhibit and Mid Winter Festivals....lots going on.

February 5, 9:30am till 2:30pm  All-day work day.  
March 5th  "Suminagashi" presenter, Fabra DiPaolo
        Please Bring these Items if you plan on attending the mini-workshop

2+ Skinny round Japanese brushes
1   Roll paper towel, smooth is better than paper towel that is “embossed/patterned” 

Fabra will bring the other materials for the demo and mini workshop. 
April 2nd    "Collage a Tree of Life" presenter, Andrea Fox
May 7th       "Spirit Dolls" presenters, Mary Warner and Nancy Castner
June 4th      "Creating and Layering Stencils" Ginni Guzior


SAVE THE DATE for the Retreat in 2017. September 20-24 2017  $250 for 5 days of creative play, includes room and board and a space to create overlooking the peaceful lake.

Our next MCS exhibit is for the month of April at the Downers Grove Public Library
Start thinking about "Curious Discoveries"
 We should have room for one or two pieces per person.
A prospectus will be sent out late February or early March

The Alliance of Fine Art Best of the Best 2017 Exhibition will be held at the
Mayslake Peabody Estate throughout March and April
Reception with Awards Presentation: Thursday, March 16, 2016, 6-8:00pm
Address: 1717 31st St, Oak Brook
Call 630-206- 9569 for gallery hours

Seven eligible artists can be represented from MCS, which are being contacted by email by AFA representative Margaret Swedzikowski. If you have not received/seen an email from her by now, but won a prize in any of our shows, please contact her at (630)849-1535

The Summer Exhibit at the Vogt Gallery (July) will be themed around music


Our Chicago Cultural Center exhibition "Remnants and Remembrances"  will require work ahead of time.
They need some images for publicity by the end of May. These can be good quality jpegs mailed to me. I will forward them to the Cultural Center
They need our artist list and inventory by mid July.  

Questions---Nancy Staszak

The National Collage Society will be having their annual exhibit at Union Street Gallery

Dillman's Free Festival of Artists in Addison ....see pdf 


The most recent membership list has been email to the members. 

Nancy Savaiano Rosenberg will be having a solo exhibit at the Lisle Library, 777 Front Street, from January 3 through February 28Reception on Friday, Jan. 6 from 6pm to 8pm. See attached postcard.

Nancy Staszak has a show, Dinosaurs, Strange Birds and Other Creatures, with Terry Niccoli and Eva Holy at the Woodridge Library during January.   
The following members' art was accepted in the exhibit Wings at Tall Grass Art Gallery in Park Forest: 
Andrea Fox - watercolor "Heron"
Margi Hafer - watercolor "The All American Rooster" 
Donna Johnston - alcohol ink  "Darting Dragonfly" and mixed media " Summer Fling" 
Laura Lein-Svencner -  assemblage "Winged Messenger"  

Laura's collage piece, "The Mystic" won Honorable Mention in the Cloth Paper Scissors Mixed Media Excellence Awards. Watch for the magazine. "The Mystic" will be exhibited in a group show at Art NXT Level/33 Contemporary Gallery Jan 20th-March 3rd. Opening reception is Friday Jan 20th in the Zhou Bro Art Center, 4th floor 1029 35th Street Chicago IL .

Laura Lein-Svencner will be presenting a 1 Day Abstract Mixed Media Collage Landscape workshop at Artists Association of Elk Grove Village.....Link

Laura also has a more intensive Abstract Collage Mixed Media, 3-Day Collage Workshop, March 24th, 25th and 26th, at Amber's Art Place in Lake in the Hills,  Link 

Laura's collage Nudes II and IV were accepted in a juried exhibit Adam and Eve at Old Court House Art Center, 101 N Johnson Street, Woodstock IL. Exhibit dates: Jan 28th-Feb 25th 2017

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