June 2019

 

I’m looking forward to showing my new painting “Offering” in the Escape exhibition at the Old Courthouse Arts Center in Woodstock, IL.  This exhibition will explore the power art has to transport us and help us imagine.  Art can be freeing, either by helping us see how things could be, or simply by expanding our ideas through the power of imagination.  Come explore with us what could be…

Please join me at the opening reception Saturday, June 8th 6-9pm.

 

 

WHAT: Escape

 

WHERE: Old Courthouse Art Center

 

ON VIEW: June 6 – June 29, 2019

 

OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, June 8th, 6-9pm

 

Old Courthouse Arts Center
101 N. Johnson St
Woodstock, IL 60098

 

For the show’s official page, visit  http://www.xculturearts.com/Escape-National-Fine-Art-Exhibition.html

 

 

May 2019

 

I’m showing 2 of my newest paintings “Hidden” and “Found” in the enLIGHTen exhibition at The Art Center Highland Park.  The enLIGHTen show will exhibit art that reflects the many values of LIGHT both literally and spiritually.  Please join me at the Artist Reception on Friday, May 17th 5:30-7:30pm.

 

 

WHAT: enLIGHTen

 

WHERE: The Art Center Highland Park

 

ON VIEW: April 26 – June 8, 2019

 

ARTIST RECEPTION: Friday, May 17th, 5:30-7:30pm

 

The Art Center Highland Park
1957 Sheridan Rd
Highland Park, IL  60035

 

For more information, visit the show’s official page https://theartcenterhp.org/current-exhibits

 

March 2019

 

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January 2019

 

I’m looking forward to showing my painting “The Wait” in the Identity exhibition at the Old Courthouse Art Center in Woodstock, IL. What defines us? 40+ artists explore how we identify ourselves and others in this 5-week exhibition.  If you are available, please join me at the opening reception Saturday, January 19th 6-9pm.

 

 

WHAT: Identity

 

WHERE: Old Courthouse Art Center

 

ON VIEW: January 17 – February 23, 2019

 

OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, January 19th, 6-9pm

 

Old Courthouse Arts Center
101 N. Johnson St
Woodstock, IL 60098

 

For the show’s official page, visit http://www.xculturearts.com/Identity-fine-art-exhibition.html

 

 

December 2018

 

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November 2018

 

I’m excited to have a painting in Abend Gallery’s Annual Holiday Miniature Show. “Salome” 8″x 10″, Oil on linen. It is is available for sale online through Artsy at as part of Abend Gallery’s Holiday Miniatures show!  Check it out online:  https://www.abendgallery.com/…/abend-gallery-28th-annual-ho… .

 

WHAT: 28th Annual Holiday Miniatures Show

 

WHERE: Abend Gallery

 

ON VIEW: November 3 – December 8, 2018

 

OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, November 3, 6-9pm

 

Abend Gallery
1412 Wazee Street,
Denver, Colorado 80202

 

 

I was honored to win Best in Show for my painting “Thirst” at the “Naming the Unspoken” exhibit that paired up artists with poets who wrote poems inspired by each artwork. If you aren’t able to see the exhibit in person, you can take a ‘virtual tour’ of the exhibit online:  http://www.xculturearts.com/NamingtheUnspokenexhibition-Nov2018.html

 

 

WHAT: Naming the Unspoken

 

WHERE: Lakeside Arts Park

 

ON VIEW: November 2 – November 19, 2018

 

OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, November 2, 5-8pm

 

Lakeside Arts Park
401 Country Club Rd,
Crystal Lake, Illinois 60014

 

 

October 2018

 

 

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September 2018

 

My painting “Caught” is part of the exhibit “Nevertheless She Persisted: Women of Courage, Tenacity, and Strength” at the Koehnline Museum of Art in Des Plaines, IL.  The opening reception is Thursday, September 27th 5-8pm and the exhibit is on display through Friday, October 19th.

 

 

WHAT: Nevertheless She Persisted:Women of Courage, Tenacity, and Strength

 

WHERE: Koehnline Museum of Art

 

ON VIEW: September 27 – October 19, 2018

 

OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday, September 27, 5-8pm

 

Koehnline Museum of Art
1600 East Golf Rd,
Des Plaines, Illinois 60016

 

For the show’s official page, visit

 https://www.oakton.edu/about/thearts/museum/future_exhibitions/index.php

 

 

I’m was honored to win the Susan Anderson Beck Memorial Award for my painting “The Wait” in the 75th Annual Salon Show at the South Shore Arts Gallery in Munster, IN!  Check out the exhibit through November 4th!

 

 

WHAT: 75th Annual Salon Show

 

WHERE: South Shore Arts Gallery

 

ON VIEW: September 9 – November 4, 2018

 

OPENING RECEPTION: Sunday, September 16, 1-3pm

 

South Shore Arts Gallery
1040 Ridge Rd,
Munster, Indiana 46321

 

For the show’s official page, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1881537155255729/

 

 

I’m excited to have 3 of my paintings chosen to be in the If You Only Knew exhibition at the Freeport Art Museum. If you are available, please join me at the opening reception Saturday, September 8th 5-8pm.

 

WHAT: If You Only Knew

 

WHERE: Freeport Art Museum

 

ON VIEW: September 8 – November 3, 2018

 

OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, September 8, 5-8pm

 

Freeport Art Museum
121 N Harlem Ave,
Freeport, Illinois 61032

 

For the show’s official page, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/456130254864939/ 

 

August 2018

 

Check out the online interview I did with Kevin Bruinsma for the Insight Conference at http://ow.ly/4WN530lpXrs

 

 

I’m showing some of my portraits and still life paintings as well as my 2-part nature mural this Saturday, August 18 from 1-5pm at the Hummingbird Festival at Goodenow Grove Nature Preserve in Beecher, IL. Come check it out!

 

WHERE: Goodenow Grove Nature Preserve, 27064 Dutton Rd, Beecher, IL

 

 

July 2018

 

My self-portrait “Duality”, Oil on Panel, 8″x 8″ is part of the 8×8 Self Portrait Exhibition at 33 Contemporary Gallery at the Zhou B Art Center in Chicago, IL.  Opening reception is Friday, July 20th, 7-10pm.  “Duality” is also available for for sale online through 33 Contemporary Gallery at http://www.33contemporary.com/8×8-self-portrait-exhibition/

 

 

 

Two of my alla prima portrait paintings are on display and available for sale during the month of July at The Edge Coffee House in Crete, IL.  Come check it out!

 

WHERE: The Edge Coffee House, 1366 Main St, Crete, IL 60417

 

 

June 2018

 

My painting “Ania” is in the Kaviar Gallery’s The Figure Revealed Exhibition in Louisville, KY. “The Figure Revealed” is a juried group show exploring the human form through a contemporary lens. The exhibit is on view through July 14, 2018

 

 

WHAT: The Figure Revealed

 

WHERE: Kaviar Forge & Gallery

 

ON VIEW: May 25 – July 14, 2018

 

​Gallery Hours: Thursday & Friday 12-6, Saturday 12-4

 

Kaviar Forge & Gallery
147 Stevenson Ave
Louisville, KY 40206

 

For the show’s official page, visit https://www.craigkaviargallery.com/current-exhibition