​​​​​Jeff Harold, Maggie Kraus, Leslie Scott, Susan Schneider and Chris Tanner have been invited by the Adler Center in Libertyville to display some of their work at the Adler’s annual LCAL February exhibit. For several years Adler has reviewed the Fall Membership Show art at the Jack Benny Center and invited 4-5 members to have this February show. That is always a big boost for our artists and our organization.
These artists need to confirm their participation by contacting her at (847) 367-0707 or Tanya@adlercenter.org.

Tobi Abrams is presenting a pastel sky-painting demo at the Lake Villa Library in December. She has also been invited to show eight paintings at the Crabtree Nature Center on the theme of local or Midwest nature scenes.

Phil Schorn has a display at the Lake Villa Library for the month of November and will be doing a drawing demo on November 8, 1-3:00 pm. He was part of the opening night at Gallery 83 / Summer's Boutique on October 27. He met with Back Alley Gallery/Curtis Frame in downtown Libertyville, where he now has a couple of renderings on display and for sale in their gallery. On Friday December 1 he will be doing a three-hour evening drawing demo there.

Thom Kapheim got two pieces into the juried Anderson Art Center show in Kenosha. He was notified that he won an award, but he won’t know what award until show opening. That’s Sunday November 12 starting at 1:00 pm.

A photograph of Debbie Kalinowski was in the Lake County Journal showing her magnets made from photo prints of her paintings. Her picture was taken during the opening of Gallery 83 in Grayslake.

Les Scott will have two pieces on display at The Gallery in Lake Forest. The exhibit is called "Harvest" and is sponsored by the Artists On The Bluff. The opening reception will be Friday November 10 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm, and the show will run until December 2. He has another painting on display at The Lemon Gallery at 4601 Sheridan Rd in Kenosha. That show will be from the middle of November to the second week in December. Debra Carl, director of the shows at The Jack Benny Center for the Arts, has recently purchased two of Les’ paintings left over from the solo show he did there in January.

Exhibits & Member News

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.