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Dot DayArt Teacher Kimberly Butts explains a textured monoprint project to third grade students at Avon Center School in Round Lake Beach. She was named the 2014 Elementary Art Educator of the Year by the Illinois Art Education Association.


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:    artbyfm@aol.com

Please see the call for artists page for the application.


February, 2011

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:

OKSANA GRINEVA

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

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