Wednesday, January 9, 2019

New Year, Meeting Scheduled, Exhibits, Retreats

Dear Members for reference on the meeting dates and more information please go to the Visual Calendar on this blog and click on the dates. 

January No meeting

February 3rd  9 am - 2:30 pm Work Day

March 3rd noon - 2:30 pm
Meeting at Colbert Framing in Naperville: Tour of facilities for framing, and Giclee printing process

April 7th noon - 2:30 pm 
“Oil and Cold Wax”   Demonstration by  Charlotte Cziperle

May 5th  noon - 2:30 pm 
“Gold Leaf for Collage”  Demonstration by Denise Lauin Donatelle

June 2nd  noon - 2:30 pm  “Pouring Watercolors for synthetic texture”  Demonstration by Sandy Newell


August 4th 9 am - 2:30 pm
 “Things Once Loved” Assemblage and Collage all day workshop with Donna Castellanos

September- NO MEETING

October 6th  noon-2:30 pm  
Creating with “Golden” acrylic mediums and grounds (Golden Samples) Demonstration by Maureen Gazek

November 3rd  noon-2:30 pm  
“The Core Book”    workshop with Adrienne Austin

December 1st  noon-2:30 pm  
MCS RETREAT Save the Dates!

Wednesday, September 25th to Sunday 29th
We need a Coordinator, Program committee, and Registrar.
Please come to our first meeting
Saturday Jan 18  at 10 am at 
Panera,1199 E Ogden Ave., Naperville

RSVP  Tania Blanco   630-464-3749 or

January 26, 1-4 pm 
Lemont Center for the Arts,1243 State Street, Unit 101, Lemont, Illinois 60439

Theme needed ASAP for the Downers Grove Library show in April and the Tall Grass show this summer. Please send ideas to Jocelyne and Nancy Castner.

The Sisters Project Book is finally at the printers. Margi purchased the first copy, but is planning to do a final proof of that copy, so the book will probably not be for sale until the end of January. Next she will be working on her website to include additional information about The Sisters Project and links to how to purchase the book.
Exhibit in July at Vogt Fine Arts Center, Tinley Park
Reception July 12th 7-9 pm  

Nancy Staszak has a Solo Show “More Dinosaurs “ at the Downers Grove Recreation Center in Belmont Road just south of Ogden Avenue. It will be up til the middle of January. 

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.

Laura Lein Svencner will have a selection of Abstract Mixed Media Collage works on exhibit at Downers Grove Public Library, March 1st - March 27th, 1050 Curtiss Street, Downers Grove IL. 

Dillman's Winter Festival
Friday March 8th, 4-7pm
LaGrange Art League, 122 Calendar Street, LaGrange IL 
Presenting Artists: David R. Becker, Sarah E. Rehmer, Sharon Reilly, Anna Winette Repke, and Laura Lein-Svencner

LuEllen Joy Giera is taking applications and collecting collaged playing cards for a show at Vogt Visual Art Center. 
Playing with a Full Deck IV
Vogt Visual Art Center
April 1, 2019 through April 30, 2019
You can find her group on Facebook.  
Click HERE for application 
All members may submit news up to one week before each meeting. Send to Joan Lucht,

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