Legacy Collection Program Approved

The art league board of directors approved Thom Kapheim’s proposed Legacy Collection program at its May meeting. The art league will protect, preserve and exhibit significant works of art from Lake County artists for the benefit of future generations. Works will be accumulated from donations and from families or artists themselves. These artists do not need to have been affiliated with the art league.

Those donating art will be required to have it framed and ready for hanging. They must then sign a release for transferring ownership to the collection unconditionally. Once art is catalogued as part of our Legacy Collection it will be exhibited at various commercial and government venues. These will be asked to donate to the project to pay some of the collection’s operating expenses.

The collection’s program costs will otherwise become part of the LCAL budget. For two years the art will be stored at no cost in Thom and Carol Kapheim’s leased Waukegan building, after which there will be a commercial storage cost of about $70 per month.

Thom Kapheim will serve as the first Chairman of a committee in charge of administering the collection as part of Lake County Art League. He will keep the Board of Directors and thus the art league informed monthly either in person at a board meeting or by email. Member volunteers will be needed to serve on the committee, screen possible donations and oversee displays of the art.

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LCAL in three October shows at Starline Factory

Jeff Harold explains that there are three different galleries at Starline Factory. The first of these is the regular Starline 4th Friday art show in the large, first floor gallery where there may be 40 or more individual artists that have entered this juried event. LCAL usually has at least two or more of our members represented, and more are encouraged to enter.
The October 4th Friday seems to draw the largest crowd. The last one attended by Jeff Harold had an estimated 700-800 people come through, which makes this the best opportunity for sales.Sign up at https://starlinefactoryartists.com/4th-fridays. You will also find the link to the LCAL website here,

That’s Starline Factory advertising for the art league showing in the Upstairs gallery.
This second gallery is where we had our June show and is usually referred to as the Upstairs gallery (they’re working on coming up with a formal name for it). LCAL will once again have this gallery for the artists that submitted work to show, and we will be hanging the work later in October. This time we had Tom Trausch judge the entries and he selected 28 works (two from each of the 14 artists who submitted work) to include in the show.

The third gallery – and this is the exciting part – is the closed-in gallery that shares the second-floor space with the Upstairs gallery and is called the Overland Gallery. This gallery was exclusively used by resident artists, but it has now become available. Starline is using it to highlight four or five 2D artists each month along with one or two sculptors. These artists are not specific to any one art league, will be chosen by Starline, and will have their work displayed for an entire month. If Starline will continue this starting in January of it likes the way this works out.
Four artists already scheduled this new start are Phil Schorn, Leslie Scott, Mary Norvell, and Jeff Harold.

Starline is looking to several sculptors in mind that have previously shown in a Starline gallery.

Linda Kollacks Garners Merit Award

Congrats to Linda Kollacks, who was so pleased to receive a merit award from National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society (NOAPS) in their Best of America exhibition, held in Missoula, Montana. The painting of "My Friend Barb/Such a Smile!" was the recipient of this award.

Norine Fendrych’s Success at Mundelein Art Festival

Congrats to Norine Fendrych, who participated in the recent Mundelein Art Festival in September and was most pleased with the “high turnout of the event”. She sold several pieces. Way to go, Norine!

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