Local artist, Freddie Harmon won the Best of Show ribbon at the Plainfield Art Leagues, June, One Night Show, held at The Plainfield Library. Rose won the award for her watercolor painting titled "Field Poppies". Judge Jutta Shetina comments were: "It feels like the summer breeze moves the poppies" Congratulations!
The Plainfield Art League meets and hold its' demos on the first Wednesday of the month at 7:00pm to 8:45pm. The meetings are held at American House Cedarlake located at 14804 S. Van Dyke Road, Plainfield. This facility is handicapped accessible. For more information, please visit us at www.plainfieldartleague.org.
Freddie Harmon (left ) is presented Best of Show ribbon by Jutta Shetina (right) for her artwork titled Field Poppies at PAL's June 2018 One Night Show
Gallery Seven has joined Illinois' celebration of its 200-year birthday and Illinois Bicentennial has officially endorsed this event! Calling all artists from Galena to Cairo! From Quincy to Danville! We want you! Illinois is rich with talented artists and we want to showcase them in the "The Art of Illinois: A Bicentennial Celebration" at Gallery Seven, 200 west 8thStreet, Lockport, in the historic Gaylord Building. We are seeking artists over 18 years of age, living in Illinois, to exhibit their work in a show highlighting the immensely talented artists from Illinois.
"The Art of Illinois: A Bicentennial Celebration" a juried fine art show, is accepting submissions of 2d and 3d work July 1stto August 15th. For the Prospectus visit www.galleryseven.net (under Events and Information) All media except film/video are welcome. Notifications of acceptance will be sent the week of August 28th.
June 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
Mike will go through how to take a photo of your own artwork using your camera and common/cheap/free 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.
Mike will then go over the basics of 360 spherical photography. Google Street view is one common example of 360 photography.
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.
Aug 1st 7pm meeting, demo and ONS open to the public at American House Cederlake-AHC
Bring in your best art for show and tell. Explain why you love it and how your did it. And bring in your most troubling piece of art for explanation and support from our most knowledgeable members.
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..
Plainfield Art League's website
Go to PAL's Flickr site below to see pictures of our latest Community Center exhibit and the Alliance of Fine Art Best of the Best Awards Ceremony.
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!
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)