Saturday, March 31, 2018

Plainfield Art League - Apr 4th - 7pm meeting, demo and ONS

Plainfield Art League's website

Go to PAL's website to see pictures of the Mar 7 2018 demo given by Melissa Monroe on clay.  The first image is in 360 spherical photography of Melissa and Virgina at the demo table.

April 4th 7pm meeting, demo and ONS
open to the public at American House Cederlake-AHC
demo by Anne Bernstein - Color Pencil

This meeting is Apr 4th, 7pm at American House Cederlake-AHC.

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

Anne Bernstein 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.

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 if you need help with getting your image ready, call Mike Bessler @ 630-667-5174.

May 2nd 7pm meeting, demo and ONS 
open to the public at American House Cederlake-AHC
demo by Ken Konjevich on
Gallery Wrap Framing and Fine Art America

Gallery wrap framing AND Getting your own Fine Art America Website. Ken will be demoing the Breathing Color EasyWrappe Do-it-yourself gallery wrap system. Save time and money with this quick and easy canvas stretching system. No tools required to assemble. Then Ken will go over your ability to have a free website at Fine Art America.

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

Jun 6th 7pm meeting, demo and ONS 
open to the public at American House Cederlake-AHC
demo by Mike Bessler on
Photograph your own art and 360 photography

Photograph and use Adobe Lightroom to edit your own art AND intro to 360 spherical photography.  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 on your pc and sometimes cell phones to produce an excellent copy. You should be able to print and sell these copies(giclee's) or use these digital negatives on your website.

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. Last year Mike became a Google Local Guide level 10 of 10 and a Google Trusted Photographer. These designations require expert knowledge in the use of 360 degree spherical photography.

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

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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