November 2020 Sketches

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soon2020 Fall Membership Show Critique

To see all the entries - click here

​To see the critique video - click here

To see the judging only - click here

Upcoming LCAL Meetings​​


November 16

7-9:00 pm

General Meeting and Critique.

This will be a Zoom meeting.


December Holiday Break.


January 18

7-9:00 pm

General Meeting and Demonstration. This will be a Zoom meeting.




The purpose of this League is to create more interest in art in Lake County, Illinois and to develop a higher appreciation of visual art. It shall do this through art exhibitions, festivals, demonstrations of art techniques, lectures, critiques and sharing of ideas, inspiration and encouragement between members.

Ann Rintz to Critique Fall Membership Show

“I am taken with visual grace in all forms and dedicated to the propagation of all things beautiful.”
Ann Rintz, Curator for CLC’s Robert T. Wright Community Gallery of Art, will critique our 23 entries in a virtual program on Monday, November 16. An e-mail invitation to join the 7:00 pm Zoom meeting will be sent to each of our members earlier that day. Jeff Harold or Phil Schorn will “host” the meeting, but after a brief business meeting Ann will take over. Because this is a relatively small show she will be able to spend about four minutes on each piece, a welcome leisurely pace for one of our membership shows.
Ann welcomes questions during a critique. Jeff or Phil will turn off all member’s microphones so that anyone wanting to ask Ann a question can simply turn on their own microphone to do that.
Ann’s background come to us from annrintz.com: http://annrintz.com “I am fine artist, curator, college art professor and creative director from Barrington, Illinois. I attended Northern Illinois University and earned both a Master of Arts and Master of Fine Arts degree in drawing and installation art in which the curriculum included foreign study of contemporary art and design firms in England and France. My fine art exhibition history encompasses galleries in Chicago including ARC Gallery, Gallery 1633 and the Pilsen Arts Invitational. I was co-curator of the Robert T. Wright Community Gallery at the College of Lake County in Grayslake, Illinois, where I am currently a fine art faculty member teaching Color and Design Techniques and Three-dimensional Design. Other faculty appointments include Elmhurst College, DePaul University and Loyola University, where I served as assistant professor. I am founder and creative principal of Cyan Design + Communications, which provides freelance creative services including fine art curation, graphic design, art direction, copywriting and illustration. Through Cyan Design, I was fortunate to have curated a new corporate collection for Tomorrow’s Technologies, Inc. in Burlington Wisconsin. Other professional highlights include medical illustrations for surgical manuals for the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, designing an extensive line of packaging and collateral material for Bioelements, marketing, branding and design for Allstate, and creation of Bleech Magazine — a national teen magazine focused on self-esteem and fashion for teen girls. On a personal level I am taken with visual grace in all forms and dedicated to the propagation of all things beautiful.”

The entries are now available in our website. If you’d like to send a comment or suggestions to the artist, just connect to the e-mail address under the image. Copy it carefully, send an e-mail, and copy anyone you think might want to be part of what might become a conversation string. If you’d like to share your comment with everyone you can do that as Member News, but send it to Anne-Marie Braken at amabracken@gmail.com before November 10.

Legacy Collection Program


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