The Plainfield Art League would like to invite you to our April meeting and Open to the public One Night Show on Wednesday, April 4, 2018, from 7pm to 8:45pm at American House Cedarlake-AHC.
This months demonstration is with Illinois artist Anne Bernstein. Anne will be presenting Color Pencil - it's tools, techniques, and substrates. The focus on detail and realism, and the versatility of this medium to be used on a variety of surfaces, makes Colored Pencil Art enticing to many. Attendees will have a chance to try their hand with colored pencils. You may bring your own colored pencils if you'd like.
Anne has completed pieces of work on duralar, plexiglass, black and colored paper, and suede mat board, as well as many pieces on drawing board paper. Her subjects range from portrait to landscapes, from wildlife to still life. In her own words: From my perspective, colored pencil art can be absorbing and intense, as well as relaxing and enjoyable while at all times being rewarding on many levels. The realism of each picture draws me in - as if actually experiencing, in real time, the moods, atmosphere, textures, and objects represented in each piece.
In addition to the Demonstration there will be a One Night Show. Everyone attending the meeting (members or guests) should bring a piece of their artwork to display during the meeting. So Don't forget to bring a piece of your artwork to be entered into The One Night Show!
Meeting and The One Night Art Show is free to the public!
Please come early to ensure you get a seat. Light refreshments will be provided. Plainfield Art League's demonstrations are free and open to the public. The meeting will be at American House Cedarlake-AHC which is located at 14800 S. Van Dyke Rd., Plainfield IL 60544. The facility is handicapped accessible, so don't let that stop you from joining the group in a fun and interesting night. For more information, please visit us at www.plainfieldartleague.org or send us an email to email@example.com.
Local artist, Jutta Shetina won the Best of Show ribbon at the Plainfield Art Leagues, March, One Night Show, held at American House Cedarlake. Jutta won the award for her oil painting titled "Wishing on a Star". Judge Virginia Nordwall comments were: "Good use of color and good details. " Congratulations!
The Plainfield Art League meets and hold its' demos on the first Wednesday of the month at 7:00pm to 8:45pm. The meetings are held at American House Cedarlake located at 14804 S. Van Dyke Road, Plainfield. This facility is handicapped accessible. For more information, please visit us at www.plainfieldartleague.org.
Barb Kelly (right) is presenting Jutta Shetina (left) Best of Show ribbon for her oil painting titled "Wishing on a Star" at PAL's March One Night Show.
Pickup your art March 3rd before Noon at Plainfield Library Theme: "Love, Kindness, Compassion & Hope"
Pickup is in the Library lower lever in the bay windows area before Noon. Exhibit: Plainfield Library Bay Windows Dates: Feb 1 - Mar 3, 2018 Judge: Candace Olander Theme: Love Kindness Compassion & Hope Judging Criteria Overall appeal or beauty, Skill, Intent, Individuality, Judges appeal
Judge's Comments on the exhibit: Sparse, but high quality show
Best of Show: Artist: Mike Bessler Title: The Long Walk Home Comments: Painterly quality in photography
Best of Theme: Artist: Susan Winter Title: Untitled Comments: There's no place like home for Love Kindness Compassion & Hope! Excellent execution of medium
First Place: Artist: Susan Winter Title: Untitled Comments: Excellent execution of medium
Second Place: Artist: Jim Brady Title: Stop Listen Love Comments: Nice work in interesting melding of Love in a stop sign
Third Place: Artist: Christine Warden Title: Love is in the Air Comments: Beautiful Photo, liked it oriented landscape better
March 7th 7pm meeting, demo and ONS-open to the public at American House Cederlake-AHC demo by Melissa Monroe - Sculpture
This meeting is Mar 7th, 7pm at American House Cederlake-AHC.
- This is a free meeting and open to the public -
Melissa will be presenting sculpture in clay. Most of her work is one of a kind and theme based. It generally falls into 2 categories: functional and sculptural. Functional is working with customers to create custom plate ware and matching accessory pieces. Sculptural is making wild abstracted flowers and vases, bottles,and jars.
The appeal of working in clay is that you can mold it, fire it and turn it into something that is permanent. I make a representation of a flower and freeze it in time. When I create a flower in clay, I am not trying to make a real flower. I am sculpting the feeling of a flower. It is something playful, beautiful and abstract.
ONS - One Night Show The public as well as members are invited to participate in "A One Night Show" (ONS) that will also take place during the meeting. Each attendee (members and non-members) should bring in one artwork to display to everyone at the meeting. The best judged artwork will receive a ribbon. Remember, bringing in an artwork for the ONS is a defensive move as the judge is chosen from those that do NOT bring in a piece. How's that for an unveiled threat!
Members Gallery Members, please take a look at our website's Members Gallery page. Most of our members have submitted an artwork image to put on the PAL website. Everyone else, please send me one of your images to put in our members gallery. We'd like to show the world your wonderful art. Also, include information about your artworks such as medium(s)... Just a short sentence... look at the couple of members that have more than their name displayed. Send your image to firstname.lastname@example.org. if you need help with getting your image ready, call Mike Bessler @ 630-667-5174.
April 4th 7pm meeting, demo and ONS open to the public at American House Cederlake-AHC demo by Anne Bernstein on Color Pencil
Anne will be presenting Color Pencil, tentatively with hands on.
Plainfield Art League (PAL) promotes interest, knowledge, support and participation in the Fine Arts. PAL normally meets the first Wednesday of the month at 7:00pm, check our website at www.plainfieldartleague.org for details. These monthly meeting are free and open to the public. Meeting location is handicapped accessible. Light refreshments will be provided.
Plainfield Art League Artwork locations and information
PAL has 2 permanent artwork exhibit locations that you can visit.
Permanent Exhibit at Plainfield Community Center (PCC)