Wednesday, September 26, 2007

October 5 Edgewater Historical Society Show

Plein Air Painters of Chicago - Reception, Exhibit
and Sale at the Edgewater Historical Museum as part of
Andersonville Arts Weekend.

Reception: Friday, Oct 5, 5 pm to 8 pm
Exhibition Hours: Saturday (Oct 6 & 13) and
Sunday (Oct 7), 10 am to 4 pm (or by appointment)

Edgewater Historical Museum
5358 North Ashland, Chicago, IL 60640

This is part of the 5th annual Andersonville Arts
Weekend with over 80 artists and performers. Friday
will launch the weekend with an evening of
receptions and performances that will light up the
entire neighborhood. PAPC will paint on the streets
in the area on Saturday and Sunday.

September 29 Grosse Point Lighthouse

This Saturday we will meet at the Grosse Point lighthouse in Evanston.

Where: Grosse Point Lighthouse

When: Saturday, September 29, 8:30 a.m.

Critique begins at noon.

Directions here and here.

(These 1910 photos show the lighthouse and a lighthouse keeper winding the clockworks inside the old lighthouse.)

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

September 22, Riverside, Illinois

Rita Rogan writes:

Awhile ago I invited folks to provide us with some suggestions for paint out sites. Susan Hong-Sammons responded with the following thoughts and information:

"If you decide to come paint in Riverside. I suggest everyone going to their website and printing out a map of my little village..."

(Here's the map:)

"...Then they'll see all the parks etc......"

We actually did this Paint Out Site last February. It is a wonderful little village that is like a trip back in time. When we were there however, it was freezing and an incredible storm was blowing in. We all went to different hovels and worked. Susan Flanagan and I waited out the cold in the charming little coffee house in town and sketched and talked. The lesson learned -- always have a sketch pad and pencils -- just in case.

WHERE: "I think the best place to meet is in front of the library."

(Here are the directions to the Library):

"The parking is free and centrally located to everything - park, river, train depot, stone built city hall etc. It's quite a picturesque Victorian village. I've enjoyed painting here all seasons but then I love grays." Susan Hong-Sammons.

WHEN: Saturday, September 22, 2007 8:30 AM thru 12:30 PM for our tell, show and ask.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

September 15 OPA Paint Out, Hampshire, IL

The OPA is having a paint out this Saturday, and we are invited. Here are the details, provided by the host of the event. You can also find all of these details, along with a map, here. Click on events, then click your way through the site to find the OPA paint out, Illinois location.

Suzanne would like an idea of how many of us are going to be there, so if you can, send her an email. (She knows the group is heading out that way, just not how many of us there will be.)

This should be really good. Let's hope for good weather.

Dedicated to the Preservation of Representational Art
OPA’s 3rd Annual Great Paint Out
Event Details — Hampshire, Illinois

Host's Name: Suzanne Poursine Massion
E-Mail: suzanne at
Date of Event: Saturday, September 15, 2007

Rain Date: Saturday, September 22, 2007

Location of Event: Artist’s home and studio – 15No64 White Pines Lane, Hampshire, Illinois – Western Kane County

Time of Event:

Start Time: Between 9:30 and 10: a.m.

End Time: Between 12:30 and 1:00 p.m.

Directions: Take the North West Tollway (I-90) west, follow signs to Rockford . Exit right at the Huntley Outlet Mall (Rt. 47 exit). Turn left (South) on Rt. 47, continue through Stark’s intersection, go under RR viaduct to the next intersection which is Rt. 20 on the left and Rt. 72 on the right. Turn right on Rt. 72 (west), go about two plus miles, turn left onto Brier Hill Road, about ½ mile later turn right (west) onto Oakshire Lane, and follow to the end, White Pines Lane. Suzanne’s prairie style home is straight ahead.

Special Instructions: Parking is available for about five cars in front of garage bay and “turn around” by the Porte cochere. Artists may also park along the prairie strip in the street.

Please arrive by 9:00 a.m. if you would like a quick walk through of the property to see possible painting sites.

Restrooms are available in Suzanne’s home. She will provide coffee, something cool to drink, deli meat and rolls for sandwiches, but would welcome anyone bringing a dish to pass. Please RSVP to her directly, either by phone or e-mail, if you plan to attend and if you’re bringing a “goodie”.

Weather will determine your wardrobe, but Deep Woods Off or some insect repellent might be a good idea, even in September. Bring bottled water to have as you paint if you’d like.

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

September 8 Clark and Ashland

This Saturday people can meet again in Edgewater at Clark and Ashland.

Directions here.

(The photo is of Civil War veterans at nearby Rosehill Cemetery for Memorial Day, 1916.)

(Cool 1895 brochure from Edgewater developer, available on ebay.)

Monday, September 03, 2007

Photo Of The Day: Errol

There were so many great paintings on Saturday--what a group. Everyone is getting better and helping each other out, from raw beginner to the more experienced people.

I like the attitude captured by this photo: willing to take risks, not caring who notices, focusing on the goal. Errol had a nice painting out of it, too. I forgot to take a photo. If you see him, tell him to send a photo of it to me.