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February 28, 2013
BCAC (Barrington Cultural Arts Center) and Crabtree Nature Center are supporting a Plein Air Event and art exhibit on Sunday September 29th, 2013 at Crabtree Nature Center.
Crabtree Nature Center is located about 1 mile West of Barrington Rd. on Palatine Rd. ( 3 Stover Rd., Barrington Hills, IL 60010) Phone 847-‐381-‐6592. The Plein Air Event and art sale will be held from 10:00 am-‐4:30 pm rain or shine. It is required that all artists use Local Nature as their subject. All materials must be legal, natural materials. Oils, acrylics, ink, water colors and pastels are accepted mediums. All artists must agree to the Exhibit Rules and R.S.V.P. by completing the attached entry form and mailing it along with $35.00 entry fee to: Carol Foster, PO Box 606, Lake Zurich, IL 60047 no later than September 15, 2013. Competing artists will enjoy award ribbons and monetary prizes. Questions or comments may be directed to Carol Foster at: email@example.com
Please see the call for artists page for the application.
|Ann Parker will have an artist’s reception on Friday, February 11th from 7-9pm, presented by the Barrington Public Library.
Ann will have her paintings on display at the Barrington library from Friday, February 11 until March 5th.
|October – 2010|
Congratulations to BCAC Member Gloria J Zucaro – Three pastel paintings, were juried into the St. Charles Country Club’s ARTtitude event held on October 22, 2010.
Pastel painting, “Windswept” won a Merit award.
All three of Ms. Zucaro’s paintings were sold that evening.
The dinner and auction were fund raising efforts in honor of Janet Manns, a long time SCCC member and artist. All donations and proceeds were made in her name to Delnor Community Hospital’s Be Well foundation.
Also in October, Ms. Zucaro was juried into Art Centre 2010 currently showing at the Elk Grove Village Library. Her pastel “Fruit, Wine, and Cheese” won an Honorable Mention”.
A member of the Chicago Pastel Painters, as well as other art associations in the Northwest suburbs, Zucaro has been painting in pastel and oil for the past six years and in acrylic since the ‘90’s.
“Working in pastel is always exciting. The allure of brilliant, pure color and the ease of application make it a pleasure to work with. Pastel lends itself to various styles and effects.” Congratulations to BCAC Members who received the following awards at the Elk Grove Village Library Art Display on October 15, 2010.
Ann Parker received an “Award of Excellence” and a check.
Gloria J Zucaro received an “Honorable Mention” and check.
|May – 2010|
American Art Collector Magazine current issue (May) is featuring our very own Susan Ploughe. Click here to check out her beautiful
paintings, and feature article.
Congratulations Susan, all your BCAC friends and students applaud you!
|February – 2010|
Susan Ploughe, a very accomplished oil painter and BCAC member, has a painting that has been chosen as a finalist in the February
2010 RayMar Art Painting Competition. This is a highly competitive arena, and quite an honor to have a painting chosen. You may
view Susan’s painting titled “Morning Market” and the other finalists at website Raymar Art Painting Competition Finalists
|January – 2010|
Susan Russo, Board Chairperson and Tamara Tabel, Marketing Chairperson were interviewed by Rick Kogan on WGN Radio Sunday
morning, January 24, 2010. Listen to the WGN interview here. Thank you to Charles Boyce, Publicity Chairperson!!
Press Release for showcase of Oksana’s artwork:
JANUARY 8- FEBRUARY 2, 2010
Vincent van Gogh once stated, “Ah! Portraiture, portraiture with the thought, the soul of the model in it, that is what I think must
come. Contemporary artist Oksana Grineva captures alluring, provocatively posed female figures in an aesthetic manner which
translates their internal state of mind onto her rich canvases.. Ms. Grineva’s art celebrates modern womanhood by means of her
sensual depiction of the female form, vibrant color palette and vigorous brushstrokes.
Ms. Grineva captures her subject’s inner spirit by portraying subtle characteristics, such as a coyly lifted eyebrow or a pensive pout,
which convey the vulnerability behind each gorgeous face and confident stance. Ms. Grineva’s depiction of a woman’s soft undulating
curves and modest exposure of flesh make the figures appear both palpable and inviting. Ms. Grineva’s resonant color palette illustrate
her subject’s features, such as a head of fiery red curls and lean figure under a sweeping ivory gown, in a bold manner which leads the
viewers eye to the most engaging elements of the figure. Her combination of short thick brushstrokes with long and smooth
brushstrokes creates a stimulating sense of texture upon the canvas. Her figures do not address the audience and sit in their own
contemplative realm thus luring the viewer to wonder as to what the beguiling figures are ruminating. Ms. Grineva’s artwork is a
dynamic fusion of masterfully rendered naturalistic likenesses and luscious aesthetic details which marvelously honor the venerable
tradition of depicting the human form.
Oksana Grineva was born in Siberia and currently lives and works in Chicago. Ms. Grineva has exhibited her art Nationally and
Internationally, including shows in Istanbul, Turkey. Her paintings are held in numerous private and corporate collections.
Amsterdam Whitney Gallery is proud to showcase her splendid artwork.
Click here for website for Oksana’s current exhibition information at Amsterdam Whitney Gallery
Click here for website for Oksana’s current exhibition information at Galleria Fine Arts
October 2, 2009
|BCAC Gallery Opening at Ice House Mall Friday|
|August – 2009|
|Congratulations to Carol Foster on her recent exciting news from Collie Rescue of Greater Illinois! Click to read more – Collie Rescue|
Previous BCAC Press Releases and related articles:
|August 19, 2009 — Daily Herald Article|
|August, 2009 — Triblocal Article|
|May, 2009 — Barrington Lifestyles Magazine Article|
|May 8, 2009 — 2nd Daily Herald Article|
|March 26, 2009 — 1st Daily Herald Article|
|December, 2008 — Pioneer Press Interview|