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1 OCTOBER 2016 EAG Newsletter is a publication of the Elmhurst Artists Guild, a member of the Alliance of Fine Art and the Illinois Arts Council. EAG Officers and Committee Chairs President Cassandra Swierenga Presides at all meetings of the Guild. Fills a seat on the EAM board. Appoints committee chairmen. First Vice-President John David Murray Sets up programs for general meetings. First in line if President cannot perform duties. Second Vice-President Bret Steinhaus In charge of membership. Third Vice-President Anna Villarreal Garbis Chairman of Ways and Means includes grant writing and fundraisers. Secretary Maureen Duax Keeps minutes of all board meetings. Maintains historical documents. Treasurer Benita Brewer Custodian of all Guild funds. Keeps full and accurate records of all receipts and disbursements. Museum Delegate Randy Irion Fills the second seat on the Elmhurst Art Museum board. Communications Chair Terri Shimkus Handles special communications between Guild and other organizations and advertising. Curatorial Chair Frank Tumino Maintains the art collection of the Guild. Gallery Exhibition Chair Peter Steeves Coordinates scheduling, notification, hanging, opening, judging and take down of exhibits. Selects judges. External Exhibition Chair Sharon Peters Responsible for all exhibition activities outside of the EAG gallery. Hospitality Chair Donald Bradley Coordinates the food and beverage table at EAG receptions. Newsletter Joan Ladendorf Timely production of the monthly newsletter September through May. Webmaster Bert Cohn Responsible for updating the EAG website. Gallery Coordination Cecilia Dohra Coordinates staffing and scheduling of EAG gallery by members and volunteers. AFA Representative Terry Johnson EAG Calendar of Events Guild Programs 10/20 Member meeting 7pm (see page 2 for more info) Speaker Nathan Keay WCA Chicago Photographer 11/17 Member meeting 7pm Speaker Jennifer Hereth, Artist, Gallery Exhibits 10/1 Fall Members Show Oct 1 Nov 11 Reception - Friday, Oct 7, 7-9pm 11/1 A World of Colors: a celebration of the life and work of Holly Renald Cohn, Nov 12 Jan 6 Reception - Friday, Nov 18, 7-9pm 10/1 Winter Members Show Jan 7 Feb 18 Reception - Friday, Jan 13, 7-9pm President s Letter October 2016 Another welcome is extended to all our members and especially to all the new members as we look forward to the EAG Fall Members Show. We have had to say goodbye to Ben Calvert's Solo Show in the EAG Gallery and want to congratulate him on the amazing amount of work he sold at his show congratulations again Ben! I've had a look at the fall show and the EAG gallery is filled with outstanding work in a huge variety of subjects, mediums, and styles it's very exciting to see so many of you showing! It is exciting to see work from all over the Chicagoland area displayed in such a beautiful space! The opening is today, Friday, October 7 and we look forward to meeting and celebrating with many of you. Please welcome Renee LaVerne Rose, who will be judging our fall show we are excited to have her at our gallery. She is the director of the ACS Gallery at the Zhou B Art Center as well as the founder and publisher of the ACS Magazine. On the evening of October 14, the EAG gallery will be hosting ECPA's Spotlight Gala (Elmhurst Center for the Performing Arts). This event launches the initiative and brings awareness to a new venture to build a multi-stage venue for theater, music, dance, and comedy in the heart of downtown Elmhurst. All guild members are invited to attend; for details on signing up and for more information on this event go to In EAM news, on the 10th of October the Elmhurst Art Museum is providing a guided tour of the current event "Blow Up: Inflatable Contemporary Art", and on the 22nd of October EAM is offering a Family Workshop: "Inflate & Create" with artist Claire Ashley. For more on these offerings from the Museum, please visit: As of this year, all current Guild members are automatically Museum members and we are fortunate to have these opportunities available to us! Our next Membership meeting is scheduled for Thursday, October 20, and we look forward to Nathan Keay speaking. He is the staff Photographer for the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, IL, and along with his photography, he is a multimedia artist based in Chicago. Hope to see many of you at this event, it is another great opportunity for EAG members to be enriched, challenged and instructed by fellow artists no matter what their working medium might be. Again, I am so honored and inspired to work with such a diverse and talented group of artists. Keep warming and nurturing your creativity even as the weather continues to blow in windier and colder! Cassandra Swierenga, EAG President PLEASE CONTACT THE APPROPRIATE OFFICER or CHAIR WITH YOUR INFORMATION, QUESTIONS, AND NOTICES. Thank you. Visit the EAG website: and Like us on FACEBOOK!

2 2 Member News Bert Cohn was "Artist of the Month" at The Clare, the Chicago retirement community in which he lives. In connection therewith, he exhibited several of his photographs in the 19th floor library and was featured in the monthly newsletter. Many favorable comments were received on his altered photo "Windy City vs. Trump Tower," which shows the building twisting and leaning against strong winds. Joan Ladendorf has two pieces in Bloomingdale Park District s Mixed Media Exhibition Attention to Detail, running through November 5, and a piece in the Vicinity 2016 Show at the Norris Gallery in St. Charles, through October 30. October 20 th EAG Program Speaker: Nathan Keay is the staff Photographer for the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, IL. He is a photographer and multimedia artist based in Chicago whose clients have included Timeout Chicago, The University of Illinois Center for Biophysics and Computational Biology, General Motors, Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Illinois Institute of Environmental Studies, University of Chicago, The Bird Machine, Arts Club of Chicago, Northwestern University, End Communication, Grillo Group, A5 Inc., Doki Doki Designs and many more. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, IL New on elmhurstartistsguild.org: The News page has a listing of all officers and committee chairs, with their addresses. On that page, you can always find a link to the membership application/renewal form. The About EAG page has a link to the updated Member Handbook, which answers many questions you might have about EAG. You can read the news releases issued to the press on the Member News page. You can see the winners of our Summer Members Show by clicking a link on the homepage (same as included in the September newsletter). Find 30 of our members' websites on the Links to Member Websites page. EAG External Exhibits Where are we now! Artists are always needed for the following venues: Artwork with a house which can be in a landscape for L W Reedy window Artists who would be able to deliver their art work between 10:00 & 11:00 for a doctor s waiting room District 205 takes 15 paintings; can be shared between 2 artists These venues are for 2-month periods. Please if you are able to fill any of these spots. DOWNTOWN Charlie Duax - 5/3 Bank Khrystyna Kozyuk - Dist. 205 Cassandra Swierenga - Community Bank Cassandra Swierenga - LW Reedy (in window) Terry Johnson - Elmhurst Dermatology Joanne Saporta - Pope s Gallery VALLETTE & YORK Charlene Lee-Freislinger - US Bank NORTH SIDE Charlene Lee-Freislinger - MB Bank Remodeling - SBT Bank BUTTERFIELD RD. Asil Rubla - Community Bank Cassandra Swierenga - SBT Bank SPRING RD. Terry Johnson - Inland Bank Sue Lovelace - Devries Animal Hospital

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4 4 3 You are invited! A Colorful Kaleidoscope of Cultures at the Ukrainian National Museum located at 2249 W. Superior St. in Chicago, IL. With an opening reception October 7th at 7:00pm, and show running through October 30th Join us for the evening of art, music, wine and appetizers! Best wishes and a speedy recovery to Don Bradley, our Hospitality Chair, as he recovers from heart surgery. Hope to have you back soon!

5 4 5 Submit Your Work for Pop Up Arts! St. Charles, Illinois November 7-27, 2016 The St Charles Arts Council is opening the 19th in their series of Pop Up Art Galleries. Visual and Video Artists are invited to submit their work for jurying. The gallery will be open from Saturday, November 5 through Sunday, November 27. It will be a featured program of the 2nd Annual Celebrating Veterans Through Art event taking place in St. Charles from November 5-12, The Artist Reception will be Saturday, November 5 from 7 to 9 p.m. More information about the event may be found on the SCAC web site. The theme of the gallery is "From Sea to Shining Sea". Artists should submit work that is of America and Americans - celebrating the country in all of it's breadth and depth. Entries for the gallery can be in any style or medium of visual art, or video, whose subject is people, places, or things anywhere in America. Pop Up Arts is a very successful Initiative of the St Charles Arts Council. 100% of the selling price of the work goes to the artist. The galleries are actively promoted in social and print media, and the artwork is insured. Entries for the gallery can be in any style or medium of visual art or video. Juried 1. SCAC Members - jury fee is waived 2. non-scac Members - $20 3. Veterans/active duty service people - jury fee is waived, with proof of service Fee is nonrefundable. Fees can be mailed to: St Charles Arts Council, 2 E. Main Street, St. Charles, IL 60174, or paid online through the web site's Donation page. The SCAC is a 501c3 Public Charity. (Artists interested in becoming an SCAC member - go to StCharlesArtsCouncil.org and click on the yellow "Donate" button to make your membership payment.) SUBMISSION: All submissions must be electronic. There is no form to fill out. Please the requested information (below) and images of your submitted work to Artists may submit up to 6 pieces for jurying. Jurors may select 1 or more pieces from each artist. All submissions must include the following information for each image: 1. Title of the piece, 2. Medium, 3. Dimensions, 4. Selling Price IMAGES FOR JURYING: If you wish to submit an entry, please send, via , jpg images of the artwork that you would like to enter in the gallery. We will accept ONLY ed entries. Each image should be 500 KB or less. Questions? Please contact us at or Artist IMPORTANT DATES: IMAGES MUST BE SUBMITTED BY Friday, October 21 at 5 p.m. Artists will be notified of the jury's selection on or by Monday, October 24 Receipt of work - Sunday, October 30 (1 p.m. to 3 p.m.) OR Tuesday November 1 (4 p.m. to 6 p.m.) Gallery will be open: Saturday, November 7 - Sunday, November 27 Artist Reception: Saturday, November 7-7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The Elmhurst Artists Guild has served the greater Elmhurst visual arts community since its founding in The Guild exhibited its art at a local community center, creating the first Elmhurst Art Museum. In 1990, the Guild sold its property adjacent to Wilder Park to provide expansion for the new Elmhurst Art Museum. We continue to meet at the Museum on the third Thursday of every month except June, July and August. Sustaining Members: The Guild appreciates the support of our sustaining members and their commitment to the arts. We encourage our members to patronize Elmhurst businesses, and particularly our sustaining members who are listed here. Become a sustaining member and list your business here! Alliance of Fine Art Access Arts ArtDeadline.com The art world s source for income and exhibition news. A searchable database and magazine that lists local, national and international juried exhibitions, competitions, grants, art jobs, percent-for-arts, art in public RFP s, festivals, residencies, internships, & much more. Also see comprehensive artist support and representation services. MICHAEL HIRSCH E. Park Blvd. Villa Park, IL www. edwardjones.com Community Bank of Elmhurst 330 W. Butterfield Road Elmhurst, IL Your hometown bank, supporting its community with great services Roz Long RGL Marketing for the Arts, Inc. Producer of Art Venues Consulting Services Available 186 Grace Street, Elmhurst, IL rglmarketingforthearts.com Carlson Since 1916 Art Supply and Framing Discount to EAG members 111 E. Front Street, Wheaton, IL Main St., Downers Grove, IL S. Main Street, Lombard, IL