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Meet our Leadership Team

Board Members

Diane Morino – BCAC President

Diane likes to paint in all forms and loves life so she combines the two to make fun and thoughtful paintings that lead you to view life in a different way.  Spiritual, perhaps, or maybe more simple than that….basic observations of people, landscapes, and forms by Diane.

A local Barrington artist, Diane  has  lived in the area for 27 + years.

Diane is known for her vivid colors and impressionistic style, which has evolved after fine mentoring from Frankie Johnson at Main Street Art in Lake Zurich.  She has also studied with Susan Plough, Kenn Backhaus, William Schneider, Diane Rath and Tom Trausch.

Diane’s original oils are in private collections around the country.  Beyond BCAC she is also a member of several Chicago area Art Associations as well as Oil Painters of America.

 Tracy Albert – BCAC Vice-President

I got my BA from Lawrence University, Appleton, Wisconsin and MA in Art Education from the University of Illinois. In addition, I studied at the Art Institute of Chicago and Northwestern University. I am also a member of the Transparent Watercolor Society of America.

I have taught art for 34 years in the public school system. Currently, I am teaching in a private art school.

Over the years I have studied and exhibited my artwork in Austria, France and Norway and have work in private collections in those countries. I have had the wonderful opportunity to paint in Giverny, France, Claude Monet’s home. I am passionate about watercolor and never cease to be excited when the loaded brush first touches the paper. I love to witness the explosion of color wet on wet. I am drawn to flowers as subject matter as well as portraits.

Lately, I have been revisiting my love of portraiture after spending many years creating portraits at art fairs and private establishments.

Barbara Ross- BCAC  Treasurer

Barb Ross is a Barrington, Illinois artist who has been drawing and painting all her life. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree (in studio art) from the City College of N.Y. and is currently enrolled in the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) for a certification in drawing. She received a painting certificate from SAIC in 2012. She has attended many workshops throughout the country to learn from other accomplished artists.

Her acrylic paintings have been exhibited in art shows in Illinois and New York City. Barb is an abstract painter inspired by nature and people. Her work has vivid color, texture and movement. She works daily in her studio in North Barrington and welcomes interested visitors.

One of Barb’s pieces was selected for publication in Incite 2-Color Passions, North Light Books (November 2014).

Some of Barb’s work can be viewed in the Xanadu Gallery art catalogues throughout the year. (xanadugallery.com)

Kimberly Butts – BCAC Secretary

Kimberly started teaching art to children and adults in 2001. She was so thrilled to have been awarded 2014 Illinois Elementary Art Educator of the Year by the Illinois Art Education Association.

Along the way Kimberly had the pleasure of exploring many wonderful art materials and techniques.  Among her favorites are needle felting and watercolor painting.

Scuba diving opened Kimberly’s eyes to the wonders of the sea, which has inspired a great number of her creations.

BCAC Steering Committee

Tracy Albert, Vice President, IHM Gallery Manager

Kimberly Butts, Recording Secretary

Sandra Cheblek, BCAC Newsletter

Diane Morino, Committee Member, Advisor

Barbara Ross, Treasurer, Good Shepherd Advocate Gallery Co-Manager

Marian Stamos, Committee Member, Advisor

Pat Robinson Stolarski, BCAC Website, IHM Assistant Manager

Gloria Zucaro, Membership Chairperson