Monday, September 14, 2009


AFA 2009 BEST OF THE BEST Exhibit at Mayslake/Peabody Estate.  PAL's Best of the Best entries will be on their way to Mayslake / Peabody in Oak Brook, IL on September 19th and will be on exhibit through Sunday, November 8, 2009.  For gallery hours call (630) 850-2363.

MEMBERSHIP - ANNUAL RENEWAL.  PAL is streamlining its membership renewal procedures.  All members will renew on October 1st of every year beginning 2009.  Letters will be mailed to all members this month explaining the change and enclosing a new and improved membership application. Membership dues will not be increased.

PAL's NEXT BEST OF THE BEST exhibit to select its 2010 entries will be November 14 through Saturday, December 5, 2009. Members will be able to vote for the 10 BEST during gallery open hours or at the December 5th reception before final votes are tallied and the winners are announced.  The reception will be held on a Saturday evening to make it a gala event.  This exhibit will replace the currently scheduled "Celebrate Art" exhibit. Art on exhibit for BEST OF THE BEST will be taken home from the gallery after the December 5th reception or as may be arranged during the week following.  This will leave the walls empty for the holiday art show/bazaar.

HOLIDAY ART SHOW & BAZAAR on Saturday, December 12th (Noon  to 6 pm) will be limited to 10 artists (PAL members only).  A $20 fee is required and must be paid before a space is considered "reserved."  No bake sale.  No admission fee for visitors.  A second show may be scheduled for December 19th depending on interest.

NO DECEMBER DEMO will be scheduled.

PAL GALLERY WILL GO DARK for January and early February, followed by the high school exhibits in February and into early March.  Member exhibits will resume in March.  Classes and other activities will continue as announced during these months.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Plainfield group sets art auction

September 3, 2009

PLAINFIELD -- Members of the Plainfield Art League donated works in watercolor, pastels, oil, pottery and textiles to be auctioned off during the group's Art in the Park event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Village Green Park, Chicago and Fox River streets.

Plainfield School District students will display their art, too, and children's groups will perform throughout the day.

As part of the event, members' donated work will be auctioned off in a silent auction at the gallery, 24114 W. Chicago St., across the street from the park.

The auction items can be previewed from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday at the gallery.

During the auction, bids will start at 50 percent of the estimated value of the work. Each item will also have a "buy it now" price set at 20 percent above the estimated value. Winning bidders will be notified by phone after the auction closes at 4 p.m. Saturday.

The league's members from throughout the area donated their work as a fundraiser for the nonprofit group.

"I am so grateful to our members for their generous donations," league President Sheryl Jones said. "I hope every wonderful piece finds a new home this weekend."

For information about Art in the Park or the auction, visit For more information, call 815-436-4351 or e-mail

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Culture hits the great outdoors with Plainfield art show

By: LRogers
08/24/09 11:41 PM 77 hits
Artists transform simple materials, like paint and canvas, into stunning masterpieces. On Sept. 5, Plainfield Art League's members will transform Village Green Park into a free outdoor gallery. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. that day, artists will display and sell their work in the park, at Chicago and Fox River streets near downtown Plainfield.
The league's dozens of members come from throughout Will County and work in many media, creating everything from photos and paintings to pottery and prints. Plus, other community artists have been invited to take part in the fine arts show.
Visitors can stroll through the park, take part in a silent auction of works donated by league members or view a show by Plainfield School District artists.
At the show, you can enjoy culture without the long drive or the hefty museum admission fee and see local sites in a new way through the eyes of local artists.
Visit for more information. For questions, call 815-436-4351 or e-mail