Friday, December 21, 2018

Book and Paper Arts Guild exhibt

Members of the Midwest Collage Society and Book and Paper Artist guild exhibit at Downers Grove Public Library. Stop by and see the amazing books they made.

Monday, December 17, 2018

National Collage Society- Call for Small Works,

National Collage Society 
Call out for Small Work Deadline Feb. 11th 2019
Entry Form - Here

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Judging of Breaking the Ice-Congratulations to the Winners

Our current exhibit at the Woodridge library was judged by Sarah Feliciano; below are her comments and the ribbon winners.

I was very impressed with all the work, you have a wonderfully talented group and the judging was a bit difficult.  I picked pieces that spoke to me and showed creativity, took risks, and had a cohesive messaging.  Here are my picks.

1st-Dorothy Bury Shaw- These Great Heights

2nd-Nancy Staszak-Interplanetary II

3rd-Kathleen Schonauer-Pray for Peace

Honorable mention-Carolyn Dunn- Winter Landscape I

Close up of Mary Y. Piece. 

Thank you to all the member that have shown their work in this exhibit, Great Job and to our Exhibit Chair Jocelyn Roy...Great organizing of the members and hanging. 

All those who entered pieces in the exhibit must pick them up Saturday, December 29th by 11:00 a.m.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

"More Dinosaurs and Woven Canvas Collages"

MCS Members Exhibit - Nancy Staszak

Downers Grove Recreation Center.
It is at 4500 Belmont Road just south of Ogden on the west side of Belmont.
There is a big wall that is sort of a mezzanine and stairwell when you come in and look to your right.
You do not have to be a member to come there and look inside.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

December Newsletter 2018

JANUARY - No meeting 

Dear MCS Members Check the Calendar to your Right on this blog, Meetings and exhibit dates are posted there also. 

Next exhibit - Lemont Center for the Arts, Lemont, IL. January 11th - February 24th
Theme - Endless Possibilities
There is a $10 hanging fee instead of a 30% commission on any work sold.  Please e-mail entries to by January 9th if you wish to participate.

Photos of work needed - IMPORTANT!!!
We are preparing a proposal to exhibit at Moraine Valley Community College
and need photos of MCS member’s recent collage work.

Include the following:
Your name
Title of work
Size of work
.jpg image of your work
Indicate Collage/Mixed Media/Assemblage

Please email to Andrea Fox at

Joan Lucht has a solo show at Natures Best Cafe, 1904 Brookdale Rd, Naperville until December 15. Reception will be Saturday, December 8, 1-4pm.

Jerri Reimann has a solo show of assemblages entitled Skateboard Angels and Curious Beings at Smith Studio & Gallery, 124 S. State St, Geneseo, IL 61254 until the end of January.

Two MCS members won awards at the NUHS/Studios630 Open Show that was exhibited in October and November at the National University of Health Sciences. Nancy Staszak won an Honorable Mention for her collage We Thought We Were Going to Oz and Jerri Reimann won First Place for her collage Spring Mountains.

Laura Lein Svencner is offering a wide range of classes and Workshops, 
Start the year off with a Vision Board instead of a New Years Resolution, 
see how it continues to work in your life through out the year. See attached flyer.
Link Here  

There is an upcoming exhibit at Moraine Valley Community Collage Fine Arts Building.
9000 W. College Pkwy., Palos Hills, IL

January 10, 2019-February 01, 2019
Location: Robert F. DeCaprio Art Gallery

Reception: Friday, Jan. 18, 6:30-8 p.m.
The Robert F. DeCaprio Retrospective features a solo accolade to the artist’s passion for a life of art. Featured interests range from classic automobiles, European travel and architecture to graphic design. The collection of representational work shows the immense attention to detail and realism. Photography and comprehensive private travel journals will be shown as they provide insight to the artist’s eyes and creative mind. The exhibition will be featured in his commemorative gallery and will continue into the atrium. 
Attachments area

Monday, December 3, 2018

Collage Classes and Workshop 2019

Winter and Spring 2019 Flyer HERE

MCS Members Exhibiting -Tania Blanco


Midwest Collage Society Member Tania Blanco is exhibit in Small Works Members Show at the Woman Made Gallery.  
December 7 – 16, 2018
Reception and Open House: Saturday, December 8 | 12–4 p.m.Information about the Exhibit is Here 

Midwest Collage Society is so proud of our members and their continued exploration of collage and exhibiting independently If you get a chance do stop in to this exhibit.

Sunday, December 2, 2018

2018 MCS Holiday Party

 Social hour with members that attended,

 Our Grab bag table,
Beginning announcements with our president Nancy C. 

 Our Program chair Margi has us all set up for 2019 year.

 Sharing the gift we received with each other.

 Some hand made gifts...
Grateful for being together with each other...what a wonderful year it's been...

Our exhibit is up at Woodridge Public Library till December 29th of this year stop by and take a peek.