Tuesday, June 7, 2016
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Thursday, June 11, 2015
We would like to give a special thanks to our President, Mike Bessler, for giving another wonderful demo on "How to Photograph Your Art" last night at the Plainfield Public Library. His demo corresponds with his annual Photographic Workshop held at Starved Rock State Park, which he will be giving this coming weekend. And He has a special deal this year....
Wed 6/10/2015 and Thurs 6/11/2015 ONLY!
BesPhoto Starved Rock Workshop June 13, 2015 - 1:30pm till after sunset - about 8:30pm - PAL MEMBERS get a $70 discount from the $104 price, so it costs PAL members $34. So if you are not a PAL member (it costs $40 to join PAL), you should join and get the discount. Payment to PAL and Mike must be received by 6/11/2015. Workshop is at Starved Rock State Park, about 60 miles west on Rt I80. See the BesPhoto website for more details and where to meet. Call Mike at 630-667-5174 for details.
Thanks again Mike!!!
Thursday, May 28, 2015
We would like to congratulate our winners in the PAL Spring juried exhibit, "Meet, Meat or Wheat" at the Indian Prairie Public Library in Darien, Illinois.
THE WINNERS ARE...
Best of Show - Barbara Eberhard "Gum in the Garden"
Best of Theme - Mike Bessler "Abstract Underbelly of the Bean"
Frist Place - Gloria Moses "Just the two of Us"
Second Place - Amy Turner "The Tribute"
Third Place - Freddy Harmon "Poured Optimism"
The ribbons will be presented at our June Demo on Wednesday the 10th, from 7pm to 8:45pm in the upstairs small meeting room of the Plainfield Public Library.
Thursday, May 14, 2015
May Demo on Color Theory and Limited Pallets in Watercolor with Plainfield Watercolor Artist Murley Wheeler
A special thank you to Mr. Murley Wheeler, local Plainfield watercolor artist, for his wonderful and informative talk on color theory and working with a limited pallet in watercolor! Mr. Wheeler gave examples from his own work and experiences with well known watercolor instructors around the Midwest with whom he studied. He gave practical advice for beginners and more advanced students of watercolor and took questions from the audience.
Mr. Wheeler also teaches watercolor out of his studio in Plainfield on Mondays and Wednesdays. For more information on his classes, please call or email the Art League at the numbers/address below....
Thank you again, Murley!
A special thank you to our speaker, Artist Heather Randazzo of local Suncrest Studios, for giving us some history about and guidance in creating mandalas this month! It was a hands-on demo where everyone was encouraged to create their own unique mandala from scratch. Not only was it a wonderfully creative pursuit, but a very relaxing, calming endeavor for all in attendance.
Thank you again, Heather - it was a lot of fun!
A special thank you to our own Gloria Moses who spoke on the importance of using mats and framing to bring out the best in your artwork. Choosing the best matting and frames to compliment the mood and bring out the colors of your artwork is a VERY important part of showing your work. Gloria was able to show us, using her beautiful oil paintings, how to show off your work to the fullest.
Thank you Gloria!!! Great demo!!!