​​​​​Jim Brooksher 

Jim says that his "Landscapes" exhibit at the Jack Benny Center for the Arts was successful.  He added a flip display with some unframed paintings and reproductions for the reception, which was attended by around 30 people. He sold a few of those prints at the reception and later sold another to a customer who called. 
Claudia Freeman, Superintendent of Cultural Arts for the Waukegan Park District, bought one of Jim’s paintings at the conclusion of the show.
Contact Jim at 847-223-1317 or jimbrooksher@comcast.net with questions.

Linda Kollacks

Linda’s 2017Fall Classes are about to start. She is planning to teach two four-week courses on

oil portrait and figure study in her home studio.  The $190 classes will be on Thursday and

Saturday afternoons from 1:30 – 4:00pm. She will demonstrate from 1:30pm to 2:30 pm for

each session.  Linda will stress a direct painting style, with an emphasis on seeing the larger

shapes, correct values, hard and soft edges and lively color harmony. 
Thursday classes will be October 26 and November 2, 9 and 16. Saturday classes will be

October 28 and November 4, 11 and 18. There will be a make-up class on Saturday November 25.
Contact Linda at 847-680-6334 or lindakollacks@gmail.com with questions.

Tony Stencel

Tony’s donated watercolor painting of the historic downtown Long Grove covered

bridge is being raffled by the Long Grove Historical Society to raise funds to save

the bridge. Popular from 1890 to 1910, this classic piece of civil engineering is one

of only two Pratt bridges that remain in the six-county Chicago metro area.
The wood cover we always remember was in fact not part of the Pratt design,

but was added in 1972 to limit truck traffic and extend the life of the bridge.
Contact Tony at 262-490-8220 or armyartist@comcast.net with questions.

Lee Radtke 

Recently the painting below was chosen for the AIS (American Impressionist Society)

18th Annual National Juried Exhibition to be held at Montgomery-Lee Fine Art Park

City, Utah on Sept 28.
Earlier this year Lee did a series of additional paintings of a busy shipyard in

Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. More of them, as well as other works, can be seen in

his booth at the Deer Path Art League’s Annual Labor Day Art Fair on the Square

on Sunday and Monday September 3 and 4. Click here for more information on

this event.
Lee says that the Door County Maritime Museum Museum in Sturgeon Bay was

overwhelmed with these paintings, and would like to sell them as prints.

He explained “we are gathering costs right now … but it’s too early to know

exactly where this will go.”
Located along Sturgeon Bay’s busy waterfront, the museum showcases the area's rich maritime roots, including shipbuilding that dates back to the late 19th century. The yard is now the last active builder of large ships on the Great Lakes.
Contact Lee at 847-438-2778 or lee737@att.net with questions.

Tobi Abrams

Tobi got a painting into a juried show at the Oakton Community College. It opens with a reception there on September 28, 5-8:00 pm. “I hope you can attend,” she says. “It’s a great show with all the trimmings” including food, wine and music, and “it will be well packed with students.”
The exhibition, “Women and Anger: Resistance, Power and Inspiration” is sponsored by Women’s and Gender Studies (WGS) at Oakton. It will continue through Oct. 20, at Koehnline Museum of Art, 1600 E. Golf Road, Des Plaines.
Oakton says their annual WGS exhibition “is one of the region’s premier art events, attracting hundreds of participants and routinely drawing submissions locally, nationally and internationally. Themes focus on issues and ideas involving women and feminism. This year’s exhibition thoughtfully examines how well-placed anger can often be an impetus for healing, transformation and action.”
Contact Tobi at 847-255-6330 or artbytobiabrams@gmail.com with questions.

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.