A Beautiful Site for Beautiful Art

Mayslake Hall, at the Mayslake Peabody Estate, 1717 West 31st Street in Oak Brook, IL is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The buildings and remaining 89 acres of the estate are now owned by the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County.  The Mayslake Peabody Estate, amidst ongoing restoration work, hosts art classes and exhibits inspired by nature, lectures about culture, history, and architecture, as well as concerts featuring jazz and classical musicians and theatrical performances.

The Nature Artists’ Guild is excited to announce that the Mayslake Peabody Estate will be sponsoring an exhibit of nature art by members of the Guild from June 6 until July 13, 2018, with a “meet the artists” reception on June 27, 2018 at 6 pm.

Mayslake Peabody Estate. Photo credit Forest Preserve District of DuPage County.

Members of the Nature Artists’ Guild should have received their prospectus for participating in the exhibition a few weeks ago. Prospectuses need to be completed and returned by this Saturday, May 19, 2018.  Any questions can be directed to Gary Chipman or Linn Eldred, whose contact information can be found in the Nature Artists’ Guild Yearbook or on the prospectus.  Additional information about artwork drop-off and pick-up dates is also included there.

 An added bonus for participating in this exhibit is that no extra work is required. This exhibit will feature works shown at The Morton Arboretum within the last five years, so there will be no need for last-minute tweaking, matting, or framing.  All eligible members (see prospectus) are encouraged to participate in making this exhibition one to be proud of.

Below are a few photos from a previous Nature Artists’ Guild paint-out at the Mayslake Peabody Estate. Please click on any of the photos for a larger image.

4 thoughts on “A Beautiful Site for Beautiful Art

  1. Hi – I would like to come to the exhibit but I don’t care to show any of my own work – what date and time would that be?  Is that the 6pm meet-the-artists reception?Thanks, Dave

    1. Hi Dave,
      You can view the exhibit at any time during the estate’s business hours, but yes, the “meet the artists'” reception would be a great time to attend. You’ll be able to view the artwork, meet many of the artists, and enjoy a few refreshments. Thanks for your interest!

  2. Denise
    Great to see the photos from 2014!
    Happy time indeed!
    Carol Jean 👩🏻‍🎨

    Sent from my iPhone

    1. Yes, Carol Jean, I think “idyllic” is the word that comes to mind. And who is that lovely artist in the upper right corner? I didn’t attend that paint-out, but after seeing the photos, was sorry that I missed it!

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