Thursday, February 16, 2012

Busy Spring with a Full Exhibition Schedule
This painting is barely dry, I had so much fun with this 48" x 60" oil painting depicting Crown Fountain in Chicago.  I am exhibiting this painting in the Sage Gallery at the Lakeside Legacy Arts Park in Crystal Lake and will be included in the Art in Action event that is planned for March 2.  I have included a list of the newest exhibit that I will be showing my work in this Spring.  I hope you can take some time to visit one or more of the galleries and see the works.

January 17– February 26
“Revolution 2012”
Jackson Junge Gallery,
1389 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL
Artist Reception: Friday January 20, 6-9 p.m.

March 1– 30
Celebrating Women’s History Month
Chicago Women’s Caucus for Art Invitational
Northern Trust Bank, 50 S LaSalle, Chicago, IL
Artist Reception: March 1, 3:30– 5:30 p.m.

March 1– 30
Art in Action, Resident Partner Artist Exhibit
401 Country Club Rd., Crystal Lake, IL
Artists Reception:  First Friday March 1, 5–9 pm
March 8– April 29                                                                                                              
Women’s Works International Exhibition
Old Courthouse Art Center
101 N Johnson Street, Woodstock, IL
Artist Reception: Sat. March 24, 6-9 p.m.

April 13– May 10
“Chicago Spring” Chicago Artists Invitational
Fine Arts Building, 2nd Floor
401 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago
Artists Reception: April 13, 5–9 p.m.

May 18- September 23
Rockford Midwestern Biennial
Rockford Art Museum
711 North Main Street, Rockford, IL
Artist Reception: Sat. May 18, 6 - 7:30 p, m. 

New painting in the "Portraits of American Veterans Project."

Spring 2012 is starting out with a a full schedule of exhibits, classes and a new "Portrait of American Veterans Project" hero.   I am so honored that I have been asked to continue the PAVP with the 21st portrait of US Army veteran  Ken Coats.  Ken is a Vietnam Veteran and a Chicago native whose service in Vietnam and life story is one that I am honored to represent in my project.  Ken's Dad and Son also served honorably in the Army.  His Dad served in WWII and was a career Army officer while his son served in the Army during Operation Desert Storm.  Ken told me that freedom is not free, it is up to the citizens to serve in the military to protect our freedoms that most Americans take for granted.  Thank you Ken and your family for your sacrifices.  I am working to complete the painting which will include the three generations of Veterans and Ken's numerous medals.