CAROLYN L. ABRAMOFSKY " I have shown work at TLDesigns in Westmont. Two collage works at the Dandelion Gallery in Waukegan, May 2015. A solo show at Water Street Art Studios at the Kane County Gallery during June 2015 located in Batavia, Illinois. Three mixed media boxes and two artworks at Water Street Gallery for the Collage Sisters Mixed Media Mania show. in 2016. these pieces were shown recently i at The Fine Line in St. Charles, IL. One piece was sold at the show. I also had a piece a large painting of a Peacock and Parrot show at the 7th Anniversary Show at Water Street Art Studios."
STEPHANIE BIENIEK started working with colored pencils 15 years age drawing flowers and birds. In 2001, while taking a class at the LaGrange Art League, an abstract style emerged in her work. Throughout the years she has taken various classes at the LaGrange, DuPage, and Oak Park Art Leagues as well as at the McCord Gallery and Cultural Center. She also works with water based oil paints and fluid acrylics. www.artbystephie.com
BILL BROWN has been in photography since 1955. He started as an assistant photographer at the Courier News in Elgin. After three years, went on and worked for two advertising firms in Elgin. Then started his own photographic studio and has been doing advertising, commercial, portrait, fine art photography and teaching. Bill now produces fine art images for sale. Since 1999 he has been shooting digitally and now shoots only with digital equipment. Bill uses Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Photoshop Elements to prepare his images. He teaches Adobe Photoshop, Elements, the process of shooting HDR and basic digital photography throughout the Chicago Area Camera Club Association to the local clubs and colleges. He has also presented programs at The Chicago Area Photographic School, which is held in the Chicago area every two years, He also teaches at the Clearing in Door County, WI and has presented several programs at South West Michigan Camera Conference. Taught at several junior colleges as a non-credit class. Rockford, Dekalb and Crystal Lake were the primary schools Bill is a member of Photographic Society of America and has presented at this society, past president of the Chicago Area Camera Club Assoc., past president and founder of The Elgin Area C.C., and is also a member of Schaumburg Camera Club, North Shore Camera Club and Lake County Camera Club.
KELLEY CLARK is a graphic artist working in illustration and digital art. After receiving a BA from University of Southern California in Film, she worked as a draftsman and a project manager, before settling into an animation studio for 5 years where her love of design flourished. Kelley's commercial work draws inspiration from the fluidity of working between traditional and digital mediums. She finds balance in making layers, moving pixels, and looking for the rhythm of life. Her studies and work experience in film and animation influence the choices in her work. www.threeboysworkshop.com
TONY CRNKOVICH is a commercial artist whose love for drawing began at an early age. He began his formal art training with the Art Instruction Schools in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and later he attended The American Academy of Art in Chicago earning an Associate's Degree in Graphic Art. He specializes in portraiture and in depicting the human form, and has illustrated book covers as well as interiors for children's text books. Among Mr. Crnkovich's many commissions is "The Sound of Music" collectible plate series for Knowles China. His versatility in both subject matter and media has served him well in the field of art instruction.
ABBEY DENLINGER "My work is created by connecting rhythmic structure with uninhibited experimentation. My work is a glimpse into an alternate yet familiar universe, where connections and intricate patterns flow among cloudy atmospheres–each piece telling a story through color and feeling. I work in a meditative flow, and generally focus in on a personal experience or general interactions with others as the inspiration for my pieces. I enter a state of flow by taking in the experience of my environment and weaving in emotions and hidden symbols and stories–often mirroring the great elements of our own world that hold these same emotions and stories. My pieces reflect my innermost self and spirit and are revealed through the mysterious worlds that I create.” http://www.abbeyaura.com/
LAUREEN DUNNE, Laureen is primarily an oil painter, and pain ts mostly with palette knives, which allow the Vitality of the paint to remain undiminished. Her paintings are very textured and vibrantly colored. She has taught art classes for both children and adults. Her work hangs in private and corporate collections across the U.S. and can be viewed at www.laureendunne.com
GORDON FRANCE: began painting full time in 2000 after retiring from the advertising business in Chicago. He graduated from The School Of The Art Institute Of Chicago, then began a forty year career in advertising from studio artist to ad agency creative director. France's favorite subjects are sports, cityscapes and urban life. France’s work is held in many public and private collections. www.gordonfrance.net
JACQUE FRANCE graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago with a BA in advertising and fine art. She has since taught oil painting in the classroom and privately. She has won several awards for her landscapes and her paintings hang in private collections. Jacque regularly attends painting workshops in France and Italy with her husband. www.jacquefrance.com
MARIE MURRELL, a figure and portrait painter in watercolor, my work has been influenced by Peggy Taylor, Andrew Wyeth, Charles Reid, Dean Mitchell, Ted Nuttall, and Lenox Wallace. I work almost exclusively in watercolor, attempting to catch the inner person, emphasizing line, form and color. There is nothing more magical and mysterious than putting pigment and water onto paper and watching it combine into a glowing, translucent being of its own. My work was exhibited at The Transparent Watercolor Society of America’s 2011 Juried Exhibition, The Illinois Watercolor Society’s 2013 and 2014 exhibitions, The LaGrange Art League, and is on display at Hammer Boutique in La Grange, IL and in private collections throughout the United States. mariemurrell.com
KATHI PARISI: Kathi paints oils and the vivid colors found in nature. She paints purely with palette knives. The french impressionists inspire her work through rich colors in the beauty of landscapes and waterscapes. Much of Kathi’s creativity comes through travels with family and friends, but mostly through the picturesque inspiration of her former Glen Lake house in Michigan.
Kathi also enjoys photographing major sporting events, landscapes and waterscapes. She developed a new technique known as “glitter enhancing” images. You can find her glitter enhanced work and paintings in local Chicagoland restaurants, private collections in New York, Florida, Michigan, Indiana and Illinois. Kathi currently resides in La Grange Park, IL where she has been teaching for the last decade and resides with her husband, three children, beagle and guinea pig.
ROBERT PENNOR: After graduating from the Art Institute of Boston with a major in illustration Robert moved to Connecticut and opened Pennor Associates specializing in technical and architectural illustration. He obtained assignments from Advertising Agencies and Architectural Firms in Connecticut and NYC. Many years later he moved to Chicago land and has been a professional landscape painter and teacher for the past twelve years. http://www.robertpennorgallery.com/
SARAH E. REHMER holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Graphic Design and Photography from Dominican University in River Forest, IL. She is also a member of LGAL, and FUSEDChicago. Her work has shown at galleries around Chicago, from East Rogers Park to Bridgeport, and in Georgia, New Mexico, Massachusetts and Italy. In 2012 Rehmer was awarded an Illinois Arts Council Professional Development Grant. Her work is held in institutional and corporate collections in Illinois and New York as well as privately around the country. Her work can be seen at www.rehmer-studio.com
CARMELO SCHIFANO has a MS Degree in Education and many additional collage credit hours in various studies including school administration. He has taught painting, drawing, drafting design, art and wood working for over thirty years. He has attended many painting workshops by well known artists such as Frank Webb, Tony Couch, Don Andrews, Terry Madden, Tom Lynch and Jean Grastorf. He is a certified Terry Madden instructor.
JULIE SKODA holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design from Baylor University. She is a signature member of the Chicago Pastel Painters and an associate member of the Pastel Society of America. Her work is in private collections nationally and available at the La Grange Art League. To see more of her work go to www.julieskoda.com
KAREN SNOW has studied various techniques of silk painting and fabric embellishment for many years, from the ancient art of arashi shibori to modern techniques of laser design transfer. Demonstrates silk painting for the Illinois Artisans Program throughout the state.