Jim Brooksher wrapped up his has a one-man “Landscapes” show at the Jack Benny Center Friday and will be using some of these paintings at the Glenview Outdoor Art Fair this weekend, Saturday/Sunday July 29/30, at the Lyons School grounds at SR43 and Lake St. in Glenview. Hours are 10-5:00 today and 10-4:00 tomorrow.

In August Jim will show his watercolors at the Adler Festival of the Arts Saturday/Sunday August 5/6 in Cook Park in downtown Libertyville, 10-5:00 each day. He will again show his work August 27 at A Walk in the Park at North School Park, 410 N. Arlington Heights Rd, Arlington Heights, 10-5:00.

In early September Jim will show at the Deer Path Art League's 63rd annual Art Fair on the Square held in Market Square in downtown Lake Forest. That will be Saturday/Sunday September 3/4, 10-5:00 each day. The following weekend he will show at the Mundelein Art Festival just east of US45 and south of Division, 10-5:00, each day. 

Phil Schorn is giving a Color Pencil drawing class at the Adler Center. It started in mid-July and is continuing through Aug 17. In August he too will be at the Adler Festival of the Arts Saturday/Sunday August 5/6 in Cook Park in downtown Libertyville. In early September he too will be in Lake Forest Saturday/Sunday September 3/4, 10-5:00 each day, but he will be at the 12th Annual Artisan Guild Fall Art Fair just off Market Square.

Exhibits & Member News

Jeff Harold wants our members to know that the Transparent Watercolor Society of America is holding their 41st National Exhibition at the Kenosha Public Museum. He saw it a couple of weeks ago and writes that “the work there was absolutely incredible.” The exhibition will continue through August 8. They are located at 5500 1st Ave. in Kenosha, which Google says is 25 minutes north of the state line if you enter Wisconsin on I-94.


Tobi Abrams is sharing a photo that shows her painting, “The Glacier and All It’s Glory,” at the Highland Park Village Hall art show, which runs through end of August. This photo appeared in the village FaceBook page in June. That’s Tobi on the right.

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.