Arlington Heights Art Guild, P. O. Box 621, Arlington Heights, IL 60005


Meeting date: March 15, 2018

Spring is in the air (some days) and a lot of members are going on vacation.  For those of us left behind, please try to attend this meeting so our demonstrator has a good audience.

MEETING FORMAT and THE USUAL REMINDERS   Please note that we’re starting at 7:15!!!!!

This starting time is for the social portion of the meeting.  The business part will begin at 7:30.

Marcia Kozak will have a Treasurer’s Report available at the meeting for anyone interested.

If you know of members who have difficulty attending the meetings due to transportation, let me know.  I can send a broadcast email to our members who might live nearby and are willing to provide a ride. And again, some members find it hard to see or hear the presenter during demonstrations.  If you are frustrated by an inability to hear or see what’s going on, please move up front

Treats this month will be provided by Marcia Kozak, Helene Freiler, Jill Stark and Tom Rybarczyk.


This month’s demonstrating artist is Lyndsay Murphree, watercolor artist.  Following is a short bio that I took from her website.  Please come and see her paint for us!

I couldn't make up my mind about what to be when I grew up so I have a bachelors in film editing and a masters in art history and then had to stop myself from going back to school to be a botanist.

Inspiration for my art comes mainly from the natural world and Art Nouveau. I work in acrylic, watercolor and colored pencil. But also graphite, pen and ink, stencils, glue, spraypaint, little objects sitting around the house- basically whatever I can get my hands on is fair game.

I am also a teaching artist, and enjoy sharing my love of art and art making. There is nothing better than the look of pride on a student's face when they see what they have made. I've included some of their art in my galleries because I'm just as proud of them as they are of themselves.


Linda Campuzano and Larry Freson have taken the reins from Kathy Wolan in organizing the art fair this year.  They’re working hard to make it a success.  Please see information below since they need our help.


A Walk in the Park


August 26, 2018

Dear Artist:

We had a wonderful event last year and expect the same this year.  We had eighty five artists and this one day show drew an attendance of over 2500.  We look forward to your participation again this year.   Attached is the application for the 2018 fine art fair “A Walk in the Park” Sunday, August 26, 2018, at the North School Park, 410 N. Arlington Heights Rd., Arlington Heights, IL.

• We will jury all new artists.  This is not necessary if you participated at the 2017 fair.  Either submit 3 photos or email images of your work to Larry Freson at

. Please label your work and include a stamped self-addressed envelope if using the mail. If using email you can email images before sending in the application.  We can accept you into the fair and you can follow up with an application and a check.  At this time we are not requiring a jury fee. 

All art work must be the original work of the artist.  No buy/sell, manufactured or

commercial products are permitted. Otherwise you will be asked to leave. Reproductions or prints are to be labeled as such.


• Deadline for applications is June 1, 2018.  Accepted artists will be notified after review of the application.  We are located at a beautiful park in downtown Arlington Heights with ample parking.  This fair is heavily advertised and well known in the area.

• Most sites are 12ʼ x 12ʼ and will be assigned as entries are processed. Artists may begin setting up at 7:00 a.m. Stakes in the ground are prohibited.  All artists must attend their own sites and remain until 5:00 p.m. You will receive further details upon acceptance.


• Entry fees are $85 for non members and $65 for members of the Arlington Heights Art Guild.  Make checks payable the Arlington Heights Art Guild and mail with your application to: Larry Freson 914 South We Go Trail, Mt Prospect, IL 60056

We are looking forward to having your work in our fair.

Linda Campuzano & Larry Freson
Art Fair Coordinators

Items for the 2018 Walk in the Park

1.      Wesley Hixon, a Classical Guitarist & Colleague of Steve Suvada will play 11 - 4 pm. A web site for his recordings is

2.      Items for the AHAG Tent

a.      Additional Members that want to display 2-3 works.

b.      Work to be displayed must be dropped off by 8:15 am on 8/26

c.       Work must be picked up at 5 pm, no earlier.

d.      Cost per Member is $8 - 15 depending on number of exhibitors

e.      Booth Volunteers needed

i.      (1 member) 12 -1 pm

ii.     (1) 2 – 3 pm

                        iii.    (2) 3-4 pm

                        iv.    (2) 4-5 pm

                        v.     (2-3) for 5 pm for Booth takedown

f.        A Member or friend to lend a greeting card rack


3.      Information Table Volunteers needed at least one per hour:

i.      10 -11 am

            ii.     11-12

            iii.    12 -1 pm

            iv.     1-2 pm

            v.      2 – 3 pm – Kathy Wolan is signed up for this time

            vi.     3-4 pm

            vii.    4-5 pm

Additionally, the general information and application form are also on our website, so if you know of anyone interested in participating that is not part of our guild, please refer them to the website. 


Special thanks to Joan Zoia and Paula Rebbeck for their time and effort to get our work in the public’s eye.

For the Senior Center, artists who want to exhibit/change their work in the big room can bring two pieces in on March 22nd  between 12 and 1:30 p.m.  Bob Packheiser and Mary Kay McMahon are currently showing in the Dining Room.  Joan Zoia and Mary Devoney are showing in the Hallway.  For more information, contact Paula Rebbeck at 847-714-4757.

We are exhibiting at the Arlington Heights Village Hall from March-May, 2018, and making the rounds of other libraries—Mount Prospect, Palatine, Schaumburg and Prospect Heights—later in the year.


Please note that unless you are a member of these organizations, you will not be notified of any changes to information listed here.  Contact them directly if you have questions.

The Elk Grove Village Artists’ Association March meeting is on March 28th at 7:30 in the Elk Grove Park District Pavilion, 1000 Wellington.  Carol Wiseman will give a demonstration with pastel.

Nick Depaolo will give an alcohol ink demo for The Des Plaines Art Guild/Park Ridge Art League at Prairie Lakes, March 13th at 7 p.m.   


Patti Jostes, Jill Stark and Rita Molepske have worked hard to make our Facebook page a reality. Here’s the link:   Please LIKE and FOLLOW to spread the word about our guild and its activities.  Special thanks to Jill who really deserves credit for this step into the social media world. 

Jill, Rita, and Patti are the administrators, so any content/images that we want to add will have to go through them.  Please do not try to post your own artwork there.


Mary Devoney will speak at our next meeting about security issues related to our names and personal contact information being on the internet.  We have removed Mary’s and mine from the Home page on the website and will use from now on.  I will also remove my personal contact information from the website newsletter.  All members know how to contact me and that is all that we need.

PLEASE remember to bring a can/non-perishable food item for the Wheeling Township Food Pantry.

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