Go to PAL's Flickr site below to see pictures of the April 4th 2018 demo given by Anne Bernstein - Color Pencil and March's demo by Melissa Monroe on clay. The first image is in 360 spherical photography of Melissa and Virgina at the demo table.
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.
It's that time again to elect our esteemed leaders for the Plainfield Art League. The slate for the coming year June 1 thru May 31 2019: President Mike Bessler Vice President Cheryl Carmen Secretary - - - position required - - - Treasurer Freddie Harmon If you desire to be one of these 4 elected posiitions, please contact Mike Bessler to be added to the ballot.
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!
May 3rd 10:30am Dropoff for new exhibit at Indian Prairie Public Library, Darien ,IL
May 3rd 10:30 am PAL EXHIBIT at Indian Prairie Public Library, Darien ,IL. Drop off one or two pieces wired for hanging upstairs (elevator available). The pickup date is May 31st 11am.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. if you need help with getting your image ready, call Mike Bessler @ 630-667-5174.
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.
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 www.plainfieldartleague.org 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)
The Plainfield Art League would like to invite you to our May meeting and Open to the public One Night Show on Wednesday, May 2, 2018, from 7pm to 8:45pm at American House Cedarlake-AHC.
This months demonstration is with Illinois photographer Ken Konjevich. Ken will be demonstrating Gallery Wrap Framing with 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. Ken will also share information on how to promote your art using a free website with Fine Art America.
In addition to the Demonstration there will be a One Night Show. Everyone attending the meeting (members or guests) should bring a piece of their artwork to display during the meeting. So Don't forget to bring a piece of your artwork to be entered into The One Night Show!
Meeting and The One Night Art Show is free to the public!
Please come early to ensure you get a seat. Light refreshments will be provided. Plainfield Art League's demonstrations are free and open to the public. The meeting will be at American House Cedarlake-AHC which is located at 14800 S. Van Dyke Rd., Plainfield IL 60544. The facility is handicapped accessible, so don't let that stop you from joining the group in a fun and interesting night. For more information, please visit us at www.plainfieldartleague.org or send us an email to email@example.com.
2018 Alliance of Fine Arts Exhibition Best of the Best Exhibit $500 Scholarship Winner Lexi Moisan of Plainfield Central
Plainfield Art League (PAL) is proud to announce that Lexi Moisan was one of the $500 scholarship winners of the 2018 Alliance of Fine Arts Exhibition Best of the Best winning with her pastel "Moo Moo". Lexi was one of 21 entries in The Alliance of Fine Art Exhibition advancing from 12 Art Leagues. Two $500 scholarships and two $250 scholarships were presented to the top four entries.
Lexi Moisan, (Plainfield Central, art teacher Lindsey Brown) advanced to the Alliance of Fine Arts Student Best of the Best Scholarship Exhibition by placing 1st with her pastel "Moo Moo" from the Plainfield Art League's Best of Best Exhibit this past January.
For more information, please visit us at www.plainfieldartleague.org.
Lindsey Brown, Plainfield Central Art Teacher accepting the $500 scholarship for Lexi Moisan with the winning Pastel Artwork "Moo Moo" in background.