Annual “Deck the Walls” Open House, Sat., Dec. 2nd, 1-4PM
SET THE DATE FOR BCAC’s ANNUAL DECEMBER SHOWCASE
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 (email@example.com) 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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
Art for Social Change: We Are Enough
Oak Park Art League Juried Exhibition
Submission Deadline: AUGUST 24
Public Reception: OCTOBER 13
As part of the Oak Park Art League’s Art for Social Change initiative, We are Enough calls for art that explores the many facets of body image and its relationship to self-acceptance and love. How is one’s body image affected by inherent differences such as race, gender, sexuality, form and disability; or by changes due to aging, illness, or major surgery? We are looking for art of any media that explores issues of body image and self-worth.
Related exhibits will include a display of plaster cast busts of breast cancer survivors, customized by Chicago-area artists, plus an interactive installation for cancer survivors to contribute offerings or messages to an effigy in the form of a traditional Madonna.
Submission fee: $12 per entry (Artists may submit up to six entries @ $12 each)
Submission fee increases to $15 per entry after August 1st.
For submission guidelines and entry to OPAL’s “We Are Enough” exhibition, go to:
For more information go to: https://www.oakparkartleague.org/exhibition-calendar
Public Call for Artists:
Join the Barrington Cultural Arts Center…and “Make Art Happen”!
BCAC Exhibit Opportunities:
Open to the Public:
Check back soon for exhibit opportunities that are open to the general public.
Open to BCAC Members:
Please contact the noted gallery managers to inquire about availability
and exhibit scheduling for the various BCAC gallery spaces.
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.