Sunday, September 28, 2014

Judith Roth at the Koehnline

Judith Roth's graphite drawing "GAITERS"  (44x34) is included in the Women's International Juried Art Exhibition "Gendering Desire: Liberationl Power, and Pleasure" at the Koehnline Museum of Art, October 2-24, 2014 - This image reflects echoes of both genders - masculine and feminine ambiguities.  Do elevated shoes reflect power? Do high heels exude power? The fingerless gloves, the torn stockings, the gaiters, all add hints of dominance and submission....

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Sharon Swidler Open Studio & Fall Exhibits

You are invited to join me at Open Studio and the following exhibit openings. If you are not able to be at any events,  stop by to see the exhibits.  If you have questions or would like more information, you can email me at
SURFACE (Art of the Real, Part 5)
Space Gallery: Sept. 26-Nov. 1, 2014
Opening Reception: Sept. 26, 6-9 PM
400 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, CO
Gendering Desire: Liberation, Power and Pleasure
Koehnline Museum of Art: Oct. 2-24, 2014
Opening Reception: Oct. 2, 5-8 PM
Oakton Community College
1600 East Golf Road
Des Plaines, IL
Artists of Hubbard Street Studio
October 11, 2014, 4-8 PM
1732 W. Hubbard St.
Chicago, IL
Abstract III
Brickton Art Center: Oct.14-Nov. 22, 2014
Opening Reception: Oct. 18, 4-7 PM
306 Busse Highway
Park Ridge, IL

Rita Dianni-Kaleel atThe Koehnline

Rita Dianni-Kaleel's painting "Reaching" (40x30 mixed Media) is included in the "Liberation, Power, and Pleasure exhibit at the Koehnline Gallery, Oakton Community College, 1600 Golf Rd., DesPlaines,  which opens October 2nd through October 24th.   Reception Thursday, October 2nd 5-8PM.
Rita Dianni-Kaleel

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

ABG Members Exhibit at Oakton

The Women's and Gender Studies Program at Oakton Community College is once again having its public reception for the annual International Women's Exhibit. This year's theme is "Gendering Desire: Liberation, Power, and Pleasure." The Opening is Thursday, October 2, 5 - 8 PM, Koehnline Museum, 1600 East Golf Rd., Des Plaines, IL.
The Exhibit features work of 68 local, national, and international artists who visually explore ways in which gender affects experiences of passion and pleasure. Not to be missed, the following artists represent the Artists Breakfast Group:
Catherine Cajandig
Rita Dianni-Kaleel
Sandra Holubow
Julia Oehmke
Sandra Reibscheid
Judith Roth
Sharon Sweidler
Constance Vepstas
The Exhibit continues through October 24, 2014.

Monday, September 22, 2014

ABG Members Fletcher Hayes and Kim Laurel exhibit at the 13th Annual Ravenswood Art Walk - October 4th - 5th

13th Annual Ravenswood Art Walk
October 4th - 5th

The RAW annual Tour of Arts & Industry

Fletcher Paul Hayes and Kim Laurel will be celebrating the creative in their booth:
Brevity Code Visual
Fletcher Hayes and Kim Laurel

Mixed media, 2D and 3D works
Paintings and works on paper

Brevity Code Visual Booth Location:
4043 N Ravenswood
(Main floor interior court)


Dates and times: 
Saturday Oct 4, 2014, 11am – 7pm
Sunday Oct 5, 2014, 11am – 6pm

There will be plenty of surprise artistry to see!

Enjoy the RAW tour and visit the Brevity Code Visual booth!


Monday, September 15, 2014

Ellen Holtzblatt will be busy this autumn

I Have Let You See It With Your Own Eyes, oil on wood panel, 34" x 48", 2014
Dear Friends,

I am excited to share news of my collaboration with Josef Glimer Gallery in Chicago! They will be hosting a solo exhibition of my paintings this November in their beautiful space in River North, and two works are currently hanging in the gallery.  Please join us for the opening reception on November 21, 2014. Details to follow.  

Josef Glimer Gallery
207 W. Superior Street
Chicago, IL

In addition, my work is included in the following exhibitions this October:

Gendering Desire: Liberation, Power and Pleasure
October 2-24, 2014
Public Reception: October 2, 5-8 p.m.
Koehnline Museum of Art
Oakton Community College
1600 E. Golf Road
Des Plaines, IL

MAAT 30th Anniversary Celebration, Alumnae Invitational Exhibition
October 2-12, 2014
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
LeRoy Neiman Center
37 S. Wabash Ave.
Chicago, IL

Happy Autumn,

Sunday, September 7, 2014

George Clark Exhibits

GEORGE C. CLARK's watercolor painting Saddle-tank Switch Engine will be one of 26 artworks featured in the first annual national exhibition by members of the American Society of Railway Artists, held at The Station Art Gallery, 11 English Street in Westfield, New York near the shore of Lake Erie in the Chautauqua wine-growing region.  Everyone is invited to the opening reception on Friday, September 19 from 6 to 9pm.  After the opening, regular gallery hours will be 2 to 5pm on Fridays, 11am to 4pm on Saturdays, and 1 to 4pm on Sundays through October 12, 2014.  Clark and a number of other exhibiting artists will be attending the opening reception.
Saddle-tank Switch Engine, 14 x 10 inch watercolor painting by George C. Clark

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Nancy Charak Exhibiting at Space Gallery Denver 9/26--11/1/2014

Come see my work and the work of other fine artists: Jo Marks Aardsma, Tonia Bonnell, Michael Burnett, Sophia Dixon Dillo, Carlene Frances, Susan M. Gibbons, Nancy Koenigsberg, Diane McGregor, Sharon Swidler
Surface (part 5 in the Art of the Real Series)
Showing: September 26th 2014 - November 1st 2014
Opening Reception: Friday, September 26th 6-9pm
Space Gallery is at 400 Santa Fe Drive, Denver CO 80204, 720.904.1088
How Many Miles to Babylon No. 3, c. 2014, 18"x24", oil, oil wash, polyester thread, copper roofing nails on unprimed cotton canvas, Nancy Charak artist.

Space Gallery: This show interests itself in the “non-objective”: art that is not representational, that contains no recognizable figures or objects, art that has no intentional derivation from any concrete matter. The work for this show was selected because each artist uses the surface as a crucial element beyond a vehicle on which to apply a medium….either revealing what is behind/under the surface or concealing/altering/manipulating the surface itself and in a palette of white, black, gray, or neutral.