Check-in for the 2021 Fall Membership Show is 
September 25, 9-Noon at the Jack Benny Center in Waukegan

Last year we had to do our Fall Membership Show virtually because of the COVID-19 pandemic, and as we return to a live show this year we still must make some concessions to the pandemic. We will check-in our art at the Jack Benny Center as usual, but we must wear masks even if we have been vaccinated. Members will be unable to visit the show until the day of the critique without first making an appointment per Waukegan Park District rules, but like everyone will receive a catalog with photographs of the art. The closing critique by artist and teacher Tom Trausch will be live in the Benny Center theatre as usual, but we must again wear masks. Our hospitality snacks be limited to water to minimize interpersonal contact.

Both the check-in and the closing critique are social events as we renew long friendships and talk about art, so we will gather outside as much a possible so we can remove the masks and see the fond smiles. At 6 feet disrtance, of course.

To repeat a few rules: Dues must have been paid. Artists enter only one piece, and it must have been done over the last three years. Paintings must be framed or edge-wrapped, and must be wired for hanging. Don’t worry about nudity in your art, as entrance-only-by-appointment will effectively isolate our art from the public.

The Jack Benny Center for the Arts is in Bowen Park at 39 Jack Benny Dr., Waukegan, IL 60087. It’s just beyond a turn-around at the end if that short road. Here are the dates and times:

Check-In: Saturday September 25, 9:00 am to noon 
Critique: Monday November 8, 5:30 to 8:30 pm

We will again have late check-in, through September 29. After the September 25 check-in art can be delivered, with the required paperwork described below, through the following Wednesday to the home of:

Chris Tanner
545 Sedgwick Dr.
Libertyville IL 60048

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.

September 2021 Member News CLICK HERE