Saturday, March 3, 2018

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

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

Plainfield Library is located 15025 S Illinois St, Plainfield, IL 60544 click=map

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 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.

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

AHC is located at 14800 S Van Dyke Rd, Plainfield, IL 60544
Anne Bernstein of Beech Tree Studios website

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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