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Thursday, March 12, 2009

My Art-o-mat video

Hi Friends, I just wanted to share with you the video I made after sending in my most recent Art-o-mat series.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Illinois State Museum Seeks Artists

The Illinois State Museum's Illinois Artisans Program is seeking the best artists in the state, according to a news release from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. Artists and artisans in all media are invited to apply for the program.

Juried members of the program are able to market their work through sales galleries in Chicago and Rend Lake and through museum stores in Springfield and Lewistown, the release said. There are currently more than 1,600 artists in the program.

Artists must live and work in Illinois and must submit an application, artist statement, resume, self-addressed stamped envelope, six to 10 digital images and a $20 application fee to the Illinois State Museum Society. Submissions must be received by March 28.

For more information or an application visit or send a self-addressed stamped envelope to Illinois Artisans Program, James R. Thompson Center, 100 W. Randolph, Suite 2-200, Chicago, IL 60601.


Monday, February 23, 2009

Printsy Interview with Erin Nolan

I was honored to have been asked to do an interview Printmakers of Etsy. Here is a link.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

I just found this website for woodblock print artists and thought I would pass the word along. It has an excellent "mall" for purchasing quality, traditional barens, papers, carving supplies, and pigments. Below is a partial listing and the links included in their website. A GREAT RESOURCE!

Friday, December 26, 2008

Women Works Art Show

Short Notice! Enter TODAY!
Here is the link
Women’s Works™ is a juried fine art exhibit presented annually by the Northwest Area Arts Council (naac). The show, which coincides with Women’s History Month, has become a much anticipated event in northern Illinois. It is our goal to focus on women artists of North America. We provide an opportunity which showcases the creative efforts of women artists.

21st Anniversary Exhibit of Fine Art by Women – Exhibition takes place at the Old Court House Arts Center on the Historic Town Square in Woodstock, Illinois.

The strength of the show is in you and your participation. Women’s Works has become a much anticipated area event, and the Gala Night Opening Reception sees an excess of 500 people filling the galleries. The show enjoys excellent media coverage and exposure. Along with the Opening Reception, numerous other events are held at The Old Court House Arts Center during the exhibition. Concurrent with this, our Twenty First Anniversary Women’s Works is the Twelfth Annual Little Women’s Works featuring (and nurturing) the artistic achievements of young women. Information on that event is available separately. Please visit the naac web site at

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Jump for Art!

Jumping in Art museums seems like a very Makers thing to do.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

knitting graffiti

A few meetings back we were talking about knitting graffiti. The above picture is one I took while in chicago, it is right outside of the art institute.
Here is a comprehensive post someone put together of knitting graffiti.
Would anyone from the group like to organize a knitting graffiti mission?