Saturday, June 3, 2017

Plainfield Art League - "June 7th 7pm Meeting Demo ONS at Plainfield Library

June 7th meeting, demo and ONS at Plainfield Library
Demo: "Photograph and Edit your artwork" by Mike Bessler

This is a free meeting and open to the public, so all you friends of PAL, come and see how we're doing.  Light refreshments will be served.

This and all demos are free and open to the public

Mike will go through how to take a photo of your own artwork using your camera and common lighting techniques, so bring your camera and some artwork to copy. Then he will show you how to edit this photo in Lightroom to produce an excellent copy. You should be able to print and sell these giclee's or use these digital negatives on your website or on Fine Art America.

Bring your camera and your artwork to copy.

Mike Bessler's passion is to create enhanced photographs on canvas that will capture the awe of nature. He particularly enjoys creating and printing very large images that combine his artistic vision with his technical expertise.

Plainfield Library is located 15025 S Illinois St, Plainfield, IL 60544 click=map
630-667-5174 - -
BesPhoto Photography - Mike Bessler
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New exhibit - June 2nd thru August 29th
"Past Present Future" themed exhibit at the Jon Balke Gallery (JBG)

31 artworks were hung and photos will be uploaded soon. Go to the gallery and see the actual artwork.
JBG located at Dist 202 Admin Bldg, 15732 S Howard St, Plainfield IL click=map

June 8th at 10:30am, Dropoff/Changeout of exhibit at Plainfield Community Center-PCC
Members, please pickup your hanging artwork and dropoff 1-2 new pieces to hang at the Plainfield Community Center. If you haven't displayed here yet, please participate in this opportunity. If you can't make the pickup, please make arrangements as all artwork is changing.
PCC is located 15014 S Des Plaines St, Plainfield, IL 60544 click=map

June 8,15,22,29 "Come Paint With Us"
at the Plainfield Community Center-PCC on the Five Thursday afternoons in
June 12:30pm-3:30pm

PAL is offering this program through the Plainfield Park District/Township Community Center entitled "Come Paint With Us!"  It is an open studio, bring-your-own-supplies, type program which offers group time to learn and share and create.  There will not be any fee for all sessions and will run on consecutive Thursdays in June at the Plainfield Township Community Center, 15014 S DesPlaines St, Plainfield.  If you or anyone you know are interested in attending this informal, fun program, please contact Freddie Harmon at 815-685-8423 OR the Plainfield Township Community Center at 815-267-3350.  Sign up at  Come to one or all sessions and enjoy!
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PCC is located 15014 S Des Plaines St, Plainfield, IL 60544 click=map

What our members are doing this summer
Tita Brady is exhibiting her artwork in the 2017 Piyesta Pinoy Bolingbrook (Filipino Fiesta) festival on Saturday, June 10, 2017, 11am- 10pm at the Bolingbrook Performing Arts Center located at 375 W. Briarcliff Rd. Bolingbrook, IL 60440.  There will be parades, games, craft shows, music, native dances, and native food galore!

Melissa Lane is currently exhibiting at The Book and Bean Cafe now through the end of June.  The exhibit contains around 20 pieces of Travel Photography.  The Book and Bean Cafe is attached to the Black Road Joliet Library, 3395 Black Road in Joliet.  There will be a Meet and Greet the Artist on June 6th 5:30-7:30 pm at the Book and Bean Cafe. At 6 pm Melissa will be conduct a short discussion on "How to Take Better Vacation Photos". Light refreshments will be provided.

July 9th The Fields 17th Annual Art in the Garden
PAL will have a tent at The Fields to promote PAL and it's 15th Anniversary Celebration. Please volunteer to man the tent for 3-4 hours on July 9th. You will be able to show and sell your artwork while you are there.
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The Fields is seeking Artists and Crafters to display and sell their works throughout their beautiful walking gardens. A $25 refundable deposit is required to hold your space and returned the day of the event. For more information contact Evelyn at 815 744-7841 - Not sponsored by PAL

National Park Pass for Seniors
Does everyone know about the National Park Pass for seniors?  My wife and I did a road trip last fall and saved a lot of money using our pass.  It is for anyone age 62 or older.  Right now it costs $10 ($20 if you get it online.) and it is for your lifetime.  You and everyone in your car get into National Parks and Monuments for free with the pass.  (It costs $30 just for a pass into Yosemite otherwise.)  AARP says the cost is going to go up to $80 in the next year.  The National Parks pass website says it isn't going up in the next few months but does seem to admit that changes are coming.  I would recommend it if you even think you might go to a National Park ever.  We got ours at Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie in Wilmington.  There is a list of places you can get a pass at this website:

ONS - Members One Night Show
A One Night Show (ONS) will also take place during the meeting.  Each member 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 for those members 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.  16 of 25 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  if you need help with getting your image ready, call Mike Bessler @ 630-667-5174.

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 at the Plainfield Public Library 15025 S. Illinois St. Plainfield, IL 60544, check our website at 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.  In June 2017 there is a third location.

New summer exhibit - June 2nd thru August 29th
"Past Present Future" themed exhibit at the Jon Balke Gallery (JBG)

Permanent Exhibit at Plainfield Community Center (PCC)

Permanent Exhibit at Plainfield Township offices

PAL Artwork Online Gallery

Mike Bessler - President - cell 630-667-5174
Plainfield Art League
PO Box 1543, Plainfield, Il 60544

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