ARLINGTON HEIGHTS ART GUILD NEWSLETTER

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

APRIL

Meeting date: April 19, 2018

Old Man Winter doesn’t want to give up, but his time is short. Think warm, sunny days and spring blooms!.

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 Eileen Fogell, Audrey Freson, Ann Musolf and Linda Campuzano.

APRIL’S DEMO 

Eileen has found a replacement for our first April demo artist who had to cancel.  Didier sounds wonderful!

Our April artist is Didier Nolet.  He is a landscape artist whose mediums include oil, acrylic, oil pastel and soft pastel.  He has lived in France and Arizona and his paintings are in collections around the world.  His paintings are a combination of images he has of France and his 20 years in the US.  Didier has the American equivalent of a Masters degree from the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Paris.  He teaches in Oak Park, Evanston, Old Towne Art Center, Chicago, Art Center Highland Park, and in his studio.

A WALK IN THE PARK—Ongoing reminder

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 contact them if you have any questions. The application form is available on the website. You’ll have to print it out since it is not an interactive type of file.

FOR THOSE RECEIVING THE NEWSLETTER BY MAIL, PLEASE ASK LARRY OR LINDA FOR THE FORM IF YOU NEED IT.

SCHOLARSHIP

The Scholarship Committee judges met at Elk Grove High School on March 14 to view and choose winners for the three scholarships our guild sponsors each year.

All the art from each District 214 school was very good, but the judges unanimously chose the 3 winners who will be announced at the Daily Herald and District 214 Arts Unlimited on April 18th at 4:00 PM at Forest View Educational Center.

The winners have also been invited to meet us at our May 17th meeting to show us a sample of their work and receive a commemorative check. Jennifer Aguilera-Iannotti, art teacher, will join the students when they receive their scholarships at the Guild’s May meeting.

Our judges: Linda Campuzano, Mary DeVoney, Eileen Fogell, Patti Jostes, Kasia Lynch, Betty Morley, Jill Stark and Tom Warnke., did a great job. Thank you, Rita Molepske, Committee Chairman.

Below is an invitation to the Arts Unlimited Reception for District 214. 
 

  

ONGOING and FUTURE EXHIBITS

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, Mary Devoney sold a painting—congratulations!!  The current display will be there until the last part of May.  Pick up details will be in the next newsletter.

We are exhibiting at the Arlington Heights Village Hall from March-May, 2018.  Pick up will be the last week of May.  We’ll confirm in the next newsletter since that Monday is Memorial Day.  The Prospect Heights exhibit is in place and staff have said what nice work we’re showing.  Pick up for that exhibit is May 1st at 1:00 pm

 

OTHER ORGANIZATIONS

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 April 25th at 7:30. Due to the ongoing construction, please contact the Elk Grove Park District at 847-437-9494 about the location. Rhonda Popko will give a demonstration with paste paper (hands on).

Des Plaines/Park Ridge is having their Annual Dinner and Critique.  I’m assuming this is for members.

 

OUR WEBSITE, NEWSLETTER and SOCIAL MEDIA--Ongoing

Patti Jostes, Jill Stark and Rita Molepske have worked hard to make our Facebook page a reality. Here’s the link:

www.facebook.com/AHAGuild/   Please LIKE and FOLLOW to spread the word about our guild and its activities.

LOCAL COLOR ART EXPO

Many of you know that several members of our Guild are participating in this event on April 22nd.  It will be from 1-5 p.m. at the Friendship Park Conservatory on Algonquin Road in Des Plaines.  We’re excited and hope you’ll join us!

OUR BEST WISHES

I spoke with Faith Vickerman and she’s recovering from a long illness.  She is not ready for visits or calls but appreciates our thoughts during her recovery.

SECURITY

Mary Devoney will speak at our meeting about security issues related to our names and personal contact information being on the internet. 

Send pertinent and news of interest to Tom Warnke using contact information from our membership directory.

MAY MEETING

Just a reminder that our May meeting will be devoted to member critiques of our work.  If you’re stuck and don’t know how to resolve something with your piece, bring it in for some fresh eyes.

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





Minutes from Arlington Heights Art Guild meeting

March 15, 2018

Ann Musolf, President, called the meeting to order at 7:30 and thanked members for their treats. 

Tom Rybarczyk announced that he brought some illustration books to the meeting from his career as an illustrator.  The books are free to members to peruse and actually remove pages that they want for their own purposes.  He will bring in others to future meetings.

General reminder to members about the sign up for the field trip to the Transparent Watercolor Show in Kenosha. The more we have, the lower the cost will be for attendees.  There are currently16 signed up, and with tips, this will be approximately $70/person.  If we can get 40 signed up, the cost could go down to $20/person.  Ann also needs help organizing possible field trips to the National Museum of Mexican Art and the Bridgeport Art Center in Chicago.  Attending members agreed that spouses and friends of members would be allowed to join the group as a means of lowering per person costs.

Exhibitions

Joan Zoia passed around a sign-up sheet for the Prospect Heights Library exhibit. We will have only the display cases, not the wall in the lobby.  This will limit the size of pieces.  Drop off is March 31st at 1:00 pm.  Pick up is on May 1st. 

Paula Rebbeck will accept drop offs for the Senior Center big room on March 22nd for a two month display.

Membership

Two new members joined, Janet Grochocinski and Bill Hynes.  There was one guest at the meeting.

Art Fair

Larry Freson and Linda Campuzano made announcements on progress.  There are 27 applications for exhibit space as of March 15th.  Tom Rybarczyk went to the Des Plaines/Park Ridge monthly meeting, and Linda went to the Forest View art group to generate interest in the fair.  A sign up sheet was passed around as we need more people to volunteer for manning the tent/information table.

Larry said we have the same food vendors as last year as well as a classical guitarist signed up.

Information and applications are available on the website for anyone interested in applying who is not a member of our Guild.

Facebook

Jill Stark continues to work on our Facebook page.  Patti Jostes said it is important to both Like and Share in order for the site to be better seen.

Scholarships

Ann Musolf thanked the members who volunteered to judge the student work for scholarships.  Of the three winners, two were from Elk Grove and the third from Buffalo Grove.

Demonstrations

Eileen announced that the April artist had to cancel.  Eileen will look for another pastel artist to fill the opening. Eileen introduced Lyndsay Murphree, a botanical art watercolor artist.

Submitted by Tom Warnke in lieu of

Faith Vickerman (absent)

Recording Secretary


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