Friday, September 28, 2018

October's Meeting


REMINDER: Bring a drink for yourself and should you desire, a snack for yourself and/or to share
October 7th  12- 2:30 p.m. 

Sandra Bacon will present a Workshop/Demonstration on GOLDEN ACRYLIC PRODUCTS There will be free samples and lots of new ideas she’ll share.
Sandie will present an exciting overview with many new examples of the ways in which GOLDEN paints are used in mixed media pieces. From gels and pastes as adhesives to special effects with paints to incorporating unusual surfaces and papers into your artwork- this is a chance to understand the versatility of acrylics.
There will be a hands-on portion to this- participants are asked to bring their own brushes to work on some prepared boards.

Sandie Bacon is a classically trained, versatile artist known for both her paintings and her large-scale mixed media work. Her artwork is in many personal and corporate collections including Jim and Wendy Abrams, the Coyne Collection, William Blair Foundation, Chicago Department of the Environment. Her collaborative artwork with John Hatlestad (through Chicago Sculptors Inc) is currently in front of the Peggy Notebaert Museum, their artwork for Lighthouse for the Blind is in front of the John Hancock Building, she is painting a series of large-scale murals for Sunset Foods and showing nationwide in galleries.
Sandie has an MFA(Maryland Institute Graduate School of Painting) and is a "working artist" for Golden Paints.
November 4th  12-2:30 p.m.Andrea Fox will present  a workshop on creating a “Flutter Book”. See attachment for supply list.

December 2nd   12-2:30 p.m.MCS Annual Christmas Party

Our next exhibit is at the Woodridge library in December and it will be a judged show.  The theme is 'Breaking the Ice' and only pieces that are true collages will be eligible for a ribbon. Details regarding the drop-off date and reception will follow in November.  

Please send me photos of your completed Sisters Project artwork as an attachment to your email with your artist statement for the Sisters Project book. I would like to finish the book by November, if possible. When you've finished the artwork you've created from Donna's art, please print her name, Donna Johnston and sign your name under her printed name. Your artist statement can say anything you want to about your experience with this project. It does not have to be more than a couple of sentences or a paragraph. I would like to include your artist statement along with your art in the book. 
Since the exhibit isn't until next year, I do not need the actual pieces of artwork at this time. The exhibit at the Vogt Gallery will be the month of July 2019, and the reception will be Friday, July 12th 6:30-9p.m. I will be adding images to the Sisters Project Facebook page and start promotion of the exhibit in early 2019. Artists may choose to keep their finished pieces and donate to a charity of their choice in Donna's memory. These pieces may still be in the exhibit, even though they are not for sale. 
Thank you to all of you who are taking part in this special effort to finish my sister's art and help support worthy charitable organizations with the sale of the finished art pieces.


Nancy Staszak has a solo show at Marmion running through October.

Laura Lein-Svencner will be the final Artist in Residence for the Month of October till December,  exhibiting her Collage work at Indian Prairie Public Library, 401 Plainfield Rd. Darien IL, Oct 1st till Oct 31st. Each Wednesday starting Oct 10th till Dec 19th, Laura will be demonstrating her process 9:30-11:30.

Laura's Spirit Animals Class starts Oct 11th till Nov 28thThursday Mornings 9:30-12:00 at Mayslake Peabody Estate, Oak Brook IL  Register online at

Designing A “Flutter Book” Workshop – Andrea Fox The Japanese call this style of book senpuyo and it is made with single folded signatures joined together at the fore edges with narrow strips of glue. 
These are wrapped in a cover with a spine. Pages are not attached to the spine, only the front and back covers. • Bring your supply of creative papers for covers and to collage pages. 
• Participants attending should come with their own ideas for a theme, story or poem. ************************* • Paper cutters • Scissors • X-Acto knife • Glue sticks • Cutting surface • Bone folding tool • Scoring tool • Ruler • Drawing, stamping, painting tools as you wish in order to finish the book. ************************************************************************ 65 lb. paper will be provided as a base for the book. These are 8.5 x 11” and can be cut to the size you need for your book.

Please keep in mind that all members may submit news up to one week before each meeting. Send to Joan Lucht