Anti-Cruelty Society: Pet Portrait Project
The Anti-Cruelty Society of Chicago is having its annual fundraiser, the Pet Portrait Project. I have been creating several digital portraits of dogs and cats submitted by donors.
Village of Niles Leaning Tower public art project
The Village of Niles, Illinois has a one-quarter size replica of the Leaning Tower of Pisa, Italy on a prominent street. Since it is such a notable landmark, 20+ artists are painting fiberglass models in the summer of 2021 to help promote the businesses within Niles. This piece is titled "Illinois, NOT Italy," trying to poke a little fun by using the symbol of corn, one of the significant crops grown in the state.
“PURSE”ue Your Dreams
“PURSE”ue Your Dreams is a collection of purses, painted by over 20 local and professional artists, which will be on traveling display around the Village of Niles. This event will benefit the charity WINGS, which provides housing, integrated services, education and advocacy to help end domestic violence. The final auction is December 2, 2017 at the Niles Senior Center.
The illustration and design work done for this event are my donation.
Goldmoor Inn Artist-in-residence, Galena, Illinois
From January 2 until January 8, 2017, I became the first scheduled artist for the Goldmoor Inn artist-in-residence program (top left). There were 4 artists scheduled to stay each week in January and record their impressions of the Inn and surrounding community, with a 1 day workshop being offered at the end of each week.
The workshop I conducted was for students new to watercolor painting as an encouragement to begin the new year by trying a new skill. I have never had more appreciative and happy students than those that participated, and I thank you all for a wonderful experience!
Kosart Effects Studios & Gallery in Westmont is excited to continue Chicago’s newest Halloween tradition with the Fourth Annual MALEFICIUM Dark Art Exhibition, the Halloween-themed art show open to the public and free to attend.
The exhibition opening and artist reception will be held on Saturday, November 15th from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. and features over 50 award-winning artists of all media from around the world. Maleficium details can be found here: http://www.kosartgallery.com/2014-maleficium-dark-art-exhibition.html
Check out the Official 2014 MALEFICIUM Events page on Facebook. Here is a link to the events page: https://www.facebook.com/events/655810074516778/?ref=22
Niles Night of Roses
A public art project with the goal of raising funds for charity at the "Night of Roses" auction in November 2014.
Please check out their website for updates and further details: www.nileschamber.com/stopsmellroses/
"Vestiges" Solo exhibition at Lewis University in Romeoville, IL
Oil paintings and drawings on exhibit at the new Art Gallery at the Oremus Art Center at Lewis University.
Closing reception is Thursday, April 25, 2013 in the evening. Public is invited.
Chicago Cultural Center, Renaissance Court Exhibition
Chicago Cultural Center Solo exhibition of paintings and drawings in a show titled "Vestiges."
Renaissance Court Gallery June 13 through August 26, 2012.
Public reception Friday, July 13 from 5:00 until 7:30 p.m.
Artist Gallery Talk Wednesday, August 1st at 11:30 a.m.
Fields Project 2011
The theme of the Field’s Project is “Bringing Art and Agriculture Together,” and all invited artists will be living with farm families on working farms for the duration of the event. Carol is one of the 3 field sculpture artists selected who created designs that will be mowed by farm tractors into a 450’ X 600’ field, with final results viewable from the air. Her design incorporates an art deco influenced stalk of corn, titled Homage to Illinois Corn. It is her 3rd time to participate, and first as a field sculptor.
The Field’s Project web site states: “Our objectives are to focus public attention on art, agriculture, and our natural resources while creating new relationships between artists, farmers, environmentalists, and educators.... On the last Sunday of the event (June 26), we have a Fine Arts & Crafts Festival where visiting artists display and sell their work, along with regional artists and sculptors. The festival is held at Mix Park, located on Rt. 2, south of Rt. 64 in Oregon, Illinois.”
The public is invited to view the field sculptures as airplane rides are conducted on the last two days of the event. For plane ride reservations call 815-732-3324.
Pigs on Parade: Fundraiser for St. Alphonsus/St. Pat's
Check out the NBC video featuring the 10 "Pigs on Parade" created as a fundraiser for an elementary school in Lemont, Illinois.
The Acquisition Exhibition
As part of the Chicago Artist's month festivities (October 2007), the Illinois Institute of Art Chicago's Gallery 180 exhibited juried work the school reserves the first option to acquire.
My oil painting, "Sonisa del Sol," was one of the exhibited works and was purchased for the permanent collection.
Cool Globes information
Cool Globes was a public art project along Chicago's lakefront the summer of 2007.
To read more about "Cool Globes," check the links below:
• CBS2- 'Cool Globes' Art Exhibit Opens on Lakefront—
• Chicago Sun-Times--
• WBBM newsradio--
Click on Read More for the entire article.
PLEASE NOTE: The last on-site viewing of all the Cool Globes was September 28th. Several globes were auctioned on Friday, October 5th at the Auditorium Theater fundraiser. Gracie Greenroof was purchased by Tecta America, which is working with the city of Chicago Parks District to place her in a permanent location.