Our free programs are open to the public and preceded by coffee and cookies at 7pm. Programs begin at 7:30 following announcements and end by 9 pm.
Robert Pennor - "Get Out Of Your Routine"
Experimenting with new and different "paint treatments" can add excitement to our oil and acrylic paintings. A member of the Oil Painters of America and The American Impressionistic Society, Robert's paintings are in private and corporate collections throughout the country. Robert says his paintings are "moments in time that are mainly about mood, coloration and atmosphere".
Brian Sauerland - "Painting The Landscape In Pastel"
Brian, as a pastel painter of landscape and portraits, is intrigued with light on form, color, atmosphere and composition. His paintings are about observation, searching, reacting and experimenting. Brian received his BFA from the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design. He is a signature member of the Pastel Society of America and Vice President and distinguished member of the Chicago Pastel Painters. His work is represented by Proud Fox Gallery in Geneva and Button-Peter Gallery in Michigan. He is the recipient of numerous awards and accolades.
Just in time for holiday gift giving or receiving. Kevin Sandstrom will be on hand to share Dick Blick's favorite and newest products.
New Members Welcome Social
This particular evening is also extended to our new members of the art league. Please join us for an instructional evening, as well as a tour of our facility and its background, along with any questions you may need addressed.
Shawn Sargent - "Mixed Media"
As an award winning tutor and art instructor, teaching non-traditional mixed media classes, Shawn is always excited to find new ways to create imagery and art. She holds a BFA from the School of the Art Institute and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Shawn is a published artist, writer/editor and photographer. Her work is exhibited nationally.
Each of Don Brown's watercolors truly is one of a kind as they are always based on a personal connection with his subjects, giving us a glimpse of "American Gone By". Don has won numerous awards for his work and exhibited across the U. S. He is a member of the National Water Color Society and the Louisiana Watercolor Society. His collections cover 19 states as well as Canada, Mexico, France, Thailand and the Ivory Coast.
Edward C. Cook - "It is A Small World After All"
Edward has always had an appreciation for the precise which is reflected in his highly detailed miniature works of art. His paintings have been recognized for their quality and merit in international miniature competitions. Edward holds signature membership in the Miniature Artists of America and the Whiskey Painters of America. His love of nature can be seen in the selection of his subject matter. Each work is rendered using acrylic pigments on hot press water color paper.
Andria Burchett - "That's Colored Pencil!"
People are often surprised when they discover Andria's work is done in colored pencil. Depending on the desired effect, Andria will use one to dozens of pencils layered and blended seamlessly. A colored base often peeks through the finished work and provides unity under an expansive palette. A variety of techniques pushes the limit on ways to apply colored pencil. Andria has won numerous awards locally and nationally. She is an active member of the Colored Pencil Society of America, The Northwest Area Arts Council, the Geneva Greater Arts Guild and Water Street Studios.