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Art Inspired by Earth: The Nature Artists’ Guild of The Morton Arboretum

Enjoy amazing botanical drawings and paintings, art quilts, mixed media and sculpture from the members of The Morton Arboretums’ Nature Artists’ Guild.

WHERE:
The Aurora Public Art Commission 20 East Downer Place, 3rd floor Aurora, IL 60506 Parking available in Parking Deck across the street.

ARTISTS RECEPTION:
First Friday June 7th, 6-9pm Live music and refreshments!

SHOW DATES: 
June 7- July 13, 2024

Gallery Hours: Wednesdays-Fridays 12-4 p.m. Saturdays 10 a.m.-4 p.m..

Past Events

AT HOME

The Norris Gallery’s Winter 2024 show, At Home, reflects what “home” means to the artist.  I will have 3 pieces featured in the show. 

WHAT:  AT HOME Group Show

WHERE:  Norris Gallery
1040 Dunham Road, St. Charles, Illinois  60174

ARTISTS RECEPTION:
 Sunday, January 21 (2- 4 pm) Awards will be presented at 3 pm

SHOW DATES:  January 13 – February 18, 2024

 

Nature Artists’ Guild – Special Exhibit
Downers Grove Library Show – January 2024

The Morton Arboretum’s Nature Artist Guild will be having a special exhibition at the Downers Grove Library during the month of January. 

WHAT:   Nature Artists Guild Group Show

WHERE: Downers Grove Public Library
1050 Curtiss Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515
(630) 960-1200 

www.dglibrary.org

SHOW DATES:  Dec. 30, 2023- January 28th

 

First Fridays

Join the popular First Fridays Cocoa Crawl! Stop by the studio on Friday evening from 6-8:30pm to get some hot apple cider and choose “apinterly presents” to gift this holiday!

WHAT:  First Friday

WHERE:  Aurora Artists Studios, #201
50 E. Galena Blvd, 2nd Flr, Aurora, IL 60505

WHEN:  Friday Dec. 1st, 
6-8:30pm

 

Art & Market hosted by downtown Aurora

Visit me at Art and Market Aurora this fall! I’ll be at the popular, curated indoor market located at Society 57 in downtown Aurora. The market, hosted by Aurora Downtown, features the best local makers in the area. From accessible art to delicious treats and more, Art and Market focuses on unique, one-of-a-kind offerings. This fall, Art and Market Aurora runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday Nov 11th. It’s free to enter! I hope to see you there!

WHAT: Morton Arboretum Nature Artists’ Guild  Autumn Art Exhibit

WHERE:  Society 57 
100 S. River St., Aurora, IL

WHEN: 
Saturday Nov. 11th
9-1 pm

 

OPEN STUDIO with 9 Artists! 

Join us for the art event of the season!! We are welcoming 6 guest artists in a wide range of mediums from fiber to clay to wood!  

WHAT: Open Studio

WHERE:  Aurora Artists Studios
50 E. Galena Blvd, 2nd Flr, Aurora, IL 60505

WHEN:  Saturday Nov. 4th,  5-9pm

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Morton Arboretum Nature Artists’ Guild  Autumn Art Exhibit

The 2023 Autumn Art Exhibit by members of the Nature Artists’ Guild will take place November 11 and 12 at The Morton Arboretum. A reception for the artists, guests, and other visitors will be held on Friday evening, November 10 4:30-7pm.  The exhibit will feature over 200 works of nature art by more than 50 members of the Nature Artists’ Guild. Artist demonstrations, raffles, and a special exhibit inspired by the Arboretum’s founder, Joy Morton, will add to the experience.

WHAT: Morton Arboretum Nature Artists’ Guild  Autumn Art Exhibit

WHERE:  Morton Arboretum
4100 IL-53, Lisle, IL 60532

WHEN: 
Friday evening Reception, November 10 4:30-7pm
(no admission)

Saturday sunday 11 & 12
10-4pm
(Arboretum admission required)

Chicago Artisan Market

 I love the vibe of this show!  It will be INSIDE Morgan MFG-a cool, old building, with art, food, clothing, and??  There is a parking lot, and street parking nearby.  Stop on by- and bring your pooch! It’s a dog friendly show.

WHAT:  Chicago Artisan Market

WHERE:  401 N. Morgan St., Chicago

WHEN:  Sunday, Oct.15, 2023

10:00am – 4:00pm

CLICK BELOW TO GET FREE E-TICKETS WITH CODE FALL23 AT CHECKOUT!

Art in the Barn Crowd

Art in the Barn at Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital

Come on out to a great fall festival with cornstalks, pumpkins and mums everywhere you look- including the entrance to the big barn, where you’ll find me! (booth 5)
This is the Auxiliary of Good Shepherd Hospital’s main fundraiser. 10am-5pm

WHAT: Art in the Barn

WHERE: 450 W. Highway 22, Barrington, IL

WHEN:  September 23 & 24
10:00am – 4:00pm

HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!

Chicago Artisan Market

My art fair circuit days are done, but I love this show for its diversity and comfort. It will be INSIDE Morgan MFG-a cool, old, air-conditioned building, with art, food, clothing, and??  There’s nothing better than A/C & 4-Star restrooms in mid-July, when it’s sweltering out there!! There is a parking lot, and street parking nearby.  Stop on by- and bring your pooch! It’s a dog friendly show.

FREE Tickets:
Normally $8 to enter, just use the coupon code SUMMERCOOL below to get 2 free tickets!

Go to https://chicagoartisanmarket.com/tickets-fulton-market/

Hit “get tickets” then enter the code SUMMERCOOL at checkout to get up to 2 FREE general admission tickets.
Complimentary entry tickets must be redeemed online.

Each of your guests much register online individually with a valid email address for up to two (2) free tickets per person.  Once they register online, your guests will not need a printed ticket. They can simply provide the name they registered online at check-in

WHAT:  Chicago Artisan Market

WHERE:  401 N. Morgan St., Chicago

WHEN:  Sunday, July 16, 2023

10:00am – 4:00pm

HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!

WHAT:  
Spring Art Exhibit by Nature Artists’ Guild at the Morton Arboretum

WHERE:
The Morton Arboretum
4100 IL-53
Lisle, IL 60532

The exhibit takes place in Cudahy room in the Administration Building, to the right of the Visitors Center.

WHEN:
April 14-16, 2023
Opening reception is  Friday, April 14, 4:30-7 pm FREE ADMISSION 
Saturday and Sunday hours are 10am-4pm 

Admission to the Exhibit is free, but admission to the Arboretum is required on Saturday and Sunday.

The 2023 Spring Art Exhibit of the Nature Artists’ Guild at The Morton Arboretum will showcase more than 200 pieces by more than 50 members, of which I am one!

“Embracing Texture”, the Winter 2023 exhibit in the Norris Galleries, opens Saturday, January 14, and will remain on display through February 19. The exhibit includes artwork in any 2D or 3D medium that depicts and/or incorporates texture.  I will have 2 pieces in this show!

Aurora Art & Market, Dec. 2022
Society 57, 100 River St, Aurora, IL

I’ll be joining this Holiday Art & Market with ornaments, cards, and small works just in time for the holidays!
Hours are 9-1pm, and there will be trolley downtown if you want to head to the Kriskindlemarket afterwards!

 

Chicago Artisan Market @ Fulton Market
Morgan MFG Building
401 N. Morgan St.
Chicago, IL 

This fun and funky market showcases the best of Chicago and the Midwest in food, fashion, home goods and art. Browse in this historic old building, trying samples of everything from hot sauce to granola! Lots of makers to shop from! There is a bar and food available, and well behaved dogs are welcome!! 

Art in the Barn at Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital
450 W. Highway 22, Barrington, IL

Come on out to a great fall festival with cornstalks, pumpkins and mums everywhere you look- including the entrance to the big barn, where you’ll find me! (booth 5)
This is the Auxiliary of Good Shepherd Hospital’s main fundraiser. 10am-5pm

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