November 2019


Arlington Heights Art Guild, P. O. Box 621, Arlington Heights, IL 60006


Meeting date: November 14, 2019


Feeling very thankful for the Arlington Heights Art Guild. Please join us at the upcoming November meeting, and you’ll agree! 


Special Note! Come early tonight (7pm) for a special demonstration. Learn about our website! Tom Warnke and other members will be on hand to teach you how to search our website and check out our fabulous Member Gallery. 


MEETING FORMAT and THE USUAL REMINDERS    Please note that the social part of the meeting starts at 7:15 p.m., although coming earlier is fine. The business part will begin at 7:30 p.m. If you would like a ride to or from meetings, please contact Tara Riley at 847-431-8639 prior to the meeting date. 


Marcia Kozak will read the Treasurer’s Report at the meeting. Also, she will have a Treasurer’s Report available at the meeting for members to peruse.   


OUR 2019/2020 DEMO SCHEDULE Many thanks to Eileen Fogell for her efforts in lining up the following demonstrating artists:  


11/14/19  Maureen McKee, Oil 

 1/16/20  Peter Thaddeus, Acrylic  

 2/20/20  Carol Zack, Mixed media oil pastel  

 3/19/20  Paulette Colo, Oil 

 4/16/20  Rashmi Ranganath, Acrylic  

 5/21/20  Critique  


MEETING AGENDA  - General announcements from President Tom Warnke and others. - November artist demonstration, Maureen McKee. 



 Oil – Maureen McKee 

  Artist Statement: 

 I received my formal training at the American Academy of Art in Chicago and had a career as a graphic designer and art director. Now, I dedicate my creative endeavors to painting and am an award winning artist of many juried and selective art shows in the Midwest area.  My work can best be described as having Impressionist tendencies that incorporate rhythm and vibrancy. Each painting takes its own imaginative pilgrimage. I work primarily in oil media - Oil Pastel, Oil, Oil Stick and Monotypes. I enjoy the diversity of each. In my explorations of creating visual images, inspiration comes from people and nature and everything around me. The rhythms and variations of nature are ever-changing and ever-moving. The shadow, light, temperature, structure, viewpoint and my own frame of mind at any moment make images ever-evolving.  

 I belong to the Naperville, Wayne & DuPage Art Leagues, and the Yellow House Artists. 

 Gallery Affiliation Proud Fox Gallery, Geneva IL  


MEMBERSHIP If you’re interested in becoming a member of the Arlington Heights Art Guild, you may pay at the November meeting. You may also send your check/membership forms to our P. O. Box, c/o Patti Jostes.  New membership forms can be downloaded from the website, and will be available at the meeting.  

 OUR NEW GUILD HISTORIAN! Jill Stark, our Social Media Committee Chair, has graciously agreed to take on the role of Guild Historian! Please feel free to submit any “historical” Guild photos to her. Jill’s email is in the directory. Thank you, Jill! 


ONGOING and FUTURE EXHIBITS  The Guild arranges for members to display their work at various local venues. You must be a member to participate. Special thanks go to Joan Zoia and Paula Rebbeck for their time and effort to get our work in the public’s eye.  


Arlington Heights Senior Center Members may display their work in Program Room 1 for two months or be invited to exhibit their work in the Hallway. Contact Paula Rebbeck for information. 


• The current exhibit (Program Room 1) will be on display until November 20 (Wednesday). Pick-up and drop-off is from 12-1:30 pm. The November exchange date is unusual due to the Thanksgiving Holiday. All Guild members are invited to bring two pieces (only) of their artwork to exhibit on the exchange day, which is usually the fourth Thursday of every other month, from 12-1:30pm.  • Bob Packheiser and Trish Ramsey will be exhibiting their artwork in the Hallway at the Center, from November 7 – January 3.  • Mary Hess will be exhibiting her artwork in the Dining Room at the Center, from November 7-January 3. 


Libraries, Municipal Buildings and Other Our members are invited to display their work at various facilities. Space constraints may limit the number of members. Sign-up information is available at each meeting from Joan Zoia. 


Transitional Care of Arlington Heights  Artwork is exchanged on the first Friday every two months. The current exhibition will run until January 3 at 1:00pm. Artists must agree to a one-year term, and they must exchange their artwork every two months. 

 Palatine Library will show our work from November 1-30. Drop off and pick up time is 1:00pm. 


OUR WEBSITE and MEMBER GALLERY The following members are currently exhibiting their talent in our website’s Member Gallery until November 30:  Sue Ciccone, Audrey Freson, Larry Freson, Kasia Lynch, and Annalee Strasburg . If members want to show their work on the Member Gallery, please contact Tom Warnke. Tom will need 3 digital images. 


Artists’ Association of Elk Grove Village - September through May, monthly meetings are on the 4th Wednesday of the month at 7:30 pm at the Elk Grove Village Library, Main Conference Room, 1001 Wellington, Elk Grove Village. Meetings are free to members, $5 for guests. At the November 20 meeting, artist Eric Forsberg will give a maritime art demo.  

Special Note! Our AHAG member (and Hospitality Committee Chair), Tom Rybarczyk, will be the guest artist at the January 22, 2020 meeting of the Artists’ Association of Elk Grove Village. He will be giving a “Big Brush Abstract Watercolor” demo where he will share three different abstract watercolor techniques. Visit for more information.  

Des Plaines Art Guild/Park Ridge Art League – “Paint & Sip” events are held Fridays from 7- 9:30 pm, at Lake Park Pavillion, 1015 Howard St, Des Plaines. Cost is $30, which includes all materials and artists are encouraged to BYOB. Register through the Park District/adult classes or call 847-293-8431 for more information. Dates: March 27, April 24, May 22, and June 26. Visit for more information. 

 Colored Pencil Society of America - Meetings are generally held on the 3rd Sunday of the month, September, October, January, February, March, April and May at the Palatine Public Library, Palatine, IL, starting at 1:30 PM until 4:00 PM. Meetings may include demonstrations, mini-workshops, draw-ins, and critiques. For more information, visit contact Sylvia Westgard. 


SOCIAL MEDIA Jill Stark is our Facebook liaison. If you have any questions or suggestions for our page there, please contact her. Jill’s email is in the directory. Our Facebook page is Please LIKE and FOLLOW to spread the word about our Guild and our activities. 


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


GETTING THE WORD OUT Art-related News from and about our Members – All Arlington Heights Art Guild members are encouraged to share their exciting news about exhibits, contests, and other happenings. Please contact Trish Ramsey for inclusion in the newsletter. We can only include local items of interest in this newsletter. However, for information about other events around the country, please visit 


• Linda Campuzano displays and sells some of her paintings and notecards at the Popcorn Shop and Covered Bridge Shop in Long Grove. The owner, Eric, welcomes artists’ works of the Bridge. Linda brought in a few she did along with one of the old Long Grove Church, which she was able to sell. • Mary Kay McMahon’s “3 Fish” collage received an Award of Excellence at the Art Centre 2019 show in Elk Grove Village. • Tara Riley is selling her paintings, prints and notecards at Artem Pop Up Gallery in Evanston, through December 31. • Tom Rybarczyk’s watercolor, “Race Horse #3,” was judged Best of Show in Elk Grove Village’s Art Centre 2019.  • Tom Rybarczyk received a commission for a painting that hangs on the second floor of the Mount Prospect Library. This was a result of a librarian seeing his work at A Walk in the Park. 

• Mike Stone was chosen to display 4 of his pieces at the Village Hall in Arlington Heights. His art will be on display for the autumn season starting in mid-October. • Annalee Strasburg is exhibiting “Conversations with Nature” at the Prospect Heights Public Library November 2 through 30. • Tom Warnke, along with 16 other artists with the Northwest Cultural Council, will have a painting on exhibit at the Arlington Green Executive Center for 3 months starting in October. For this exhibit, artists dedicate a work to the poems of Mary Oliver. There will be a reception at 1 pm on December 7 at Arlington Green, free and open to the public.  • Joan Zoia will exhibit her artwork at the Palatine Library in December. 

 SAVE THE DATE Please circle your calendar for the Arlington Heights Art Guild Holiday Party, scheduled for December 1, 2019, from 2-5pm. A sign up sheet for food will be passed around at the November meeting. Soft drinks will be available – or BYOB. Please rsvp to Tom Warnke or Ann Musolf on or before this November 14 meeting.