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Annual “Deck the Walls” Open House, Saturday, December 2nd, 1-4PM


Here is how you can participate as a BCAC member:

Members Currently Renting IHM Gallery Space: Bring your best works to exhibit in your spot. Make sure your labels are professional and according to BCAC directive. (i.e., Artist Name, Title of Work, Medium, Size, Price, Personal contact information). Please keep adequate space between your pieces (e.g. at least two inches). We hope to have increased and steady traffic in the gallery for the month. You’ will be asked to contribute refreshments.

All BCAC Members: You are invited to bring some of your miniature (“smalls”) paintings to exhibit throughout the month of December.

Here are the guidelines:

• Painting/artwork is to measure less than 200 square inches including frame. (Square inches = width multiplied by height.) Let’s really focus on the ‘small’ theme.
• For now, we are limited to three paintings each. That number may change depending on member response. As always, BCAC requirements apply… framed or edges painted, ready for hanging, no political, nude or “religious” subjects and include proper labeling.
• Respond via email NO LATER THAN NOVEMBER 10th that you are planning to participate and what type of artwork you’ll be submitting – especially note if you’ll need table-top space to display. We need this information to plan accordingly.
• Deliver your paintings to the IHM Gallery NO LATER THAN WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 29th between 1PM AND 3PM to ensure your artwork will be on display for the Open House. Provide a completed and signed BCAC Inventory Sheet (attached) listing the art you are bringing – no paintings can be accepted without a completed inventory.
• Please – NO ARTWORK added or removed on the day of the Open House.
• Gallery Staffing During Extended December Hours: All members exhibiting are expected to staff the IHM Gallery for a three-hour stint. You’ll be invited via SignUp Genius to sign up for your time.

Contact Sandra Chlebek (Sandra@chlebek.com) or Pat Robinson Stolarski (pmrobinson047@comcast.net) for more info.

‘Back Nine’ Portraits – New Open Studio Opportunity :

BCAC is partnering with the Barrington Council On Aging (BCOA) to produce a celebratory event of ‘Life on the back nine’. The objective is to highlight the interesting lives and rich experiences of those folks of an ‘uncertain age’.
BCOA representative, Joyce Palmquist, will be recruiting seniors to share their stories and sit for portraits. The event will culminate in an exhibit during May (Senior Month) of next year, when portraits will be shared with the public in an official Opening at the BCAC IHM gallery.
The Portrait sittings will be held twice a month at the Gallery – tentatively scheduled for the last Thursday (AM sessions) and last Sunday (PM sessions) of the month. Space is limited so you’ll be asked to sign up in advance.  Artists will need to bring their own choice of materials, including an easel. These events will be open to all artists, members and non-members. The Fee for member artists to participate is $10 per session, non-members $15.

Portraits of Syrian Children to Aid Charities -McHenry County Artist Project

“Painting Syria’s Children: The Refugee Portrait Project” is on display in the Epping Gallery at the college, 8900 U.S. Highway 14, Crystal Lake. For more information, or to view the artists’ work, visit http://www.mchenry.edu/artgallery

Contact Dee Abbate (deezart@comcast.net) for information about purchasing a portrait or to participate in the project by painting from a photo of a Syrian child refugee.

Click here to read more about the project in from the Chicago Tribune, McHenry County, July 6, 2017



Public Call for Artists:

Join the Barrington Cultural Arts Center…and “Make Art Happen”!

BCAC Brochure and Membership Application 10/17

Exhibit Opportunities


Open to BCAC Members: Please contact the noted gallery managers to inquire about availability and exhibit scheduling for the various BCAC gallery spaces.

Gallery                                                                                       Manager

BCAC Gallery at the Ice House Mall  ………………………. Kimberly Butts

Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital Fitness Center .. Barbara Ross & Judy Skulborstad

Barrington Bank & Trust ………………………………………… Cindy Marrazzo

Fresh Flower Market ………………………………………………. Patricia Lindgren & Jeani Allaway

Heart of Europe Cafe ……………………………………………….  Sue Warchall & Gloria Zucarro

Barrington Flower Shop …………………………………………. Marilyn Weisberg

Other Exhibit Opportunities:

The following events and exhibits are not organized by BCAC but may be of interest to area artists.

library galleryBarrington Area Library Gallery



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