Saturday, January 6, 2018

Plainfield Art League - Jan 10th Best of the Best Voting and Reception

January 10th
Best Of the Best Reception and online voting

This meeting is Jan 10th, 7pm at the  Jon Balke Gallery (JBG), take the elevator upstairs.

- This is a free meeting and open to the public -

January 10th - Best Of the Best (BoB) Awards Reception
at Jon Balke Gallery (JBG)

This is the premiere event for PAL members and area high school students.  The students and their parents are particularly invited along with their family and friends.

5-7 PAL members will be voted on to the Alliance of Fine Art (AFA) BoB exhibit. There, members of 13 area art leagues will compete for Best of Show... awards. Artworks may also be for sale. This art show will take place at Wheaton College in May 8th to June 7th 2018. PAL members have always done well at this event receiving awards and/or selling their artworks.

The student exhibit is from 4 area high schools.  Members will choose the best from each school.  Of these 4 PAL winners, the top 2 students will be voted on to the Alliance of Fine Art (AFA) BoB exhibit. There, students of 13 area art leagues will compete for 2 Best of Show $500 and 2 $250 awards. At both the 2016 and 2017 student competitions, one of our 2 student entries, received one of the two AFA $500 scholarships. 

Only current PAL Members will Vote!  The vote will take place Jan 10th at the meeting.  However if you cannot attend the meeting, you can view the artworks by visiting the JBG or viewing them online and then email your votes to: use this link as it has the voting format already setup.
Vote for 5 members artworks and 5 students artworks.  Use the large black number in the upper right of the ID card.

Members Artworks link
Student Artworks link
Jan 10th 7pm Best Of the Best reception-open to the public
will be at Jon Balke Gallery (JBG)
The Best of the Best reception will be held at 7pm at the Jon Balke gallery. This is also the Best of the Best pickup date for both the members and students.
JBG located at Dist 202 Admin Bldg, 15732 S Howard St, Plainfield IL click=map

No One Night Show - Jan 10th

Members Gallery
Members, please take a look at our website's Members Gallery page.  18 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  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, 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.

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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