Prospectus Deadline October 1st!

Don’t forget that your prospectus for the Holiday Exhibition of the Nature Artists’ Guild must be postmarked by this Friday, October 1st, 2010!    You should have received the prospectus by mail or e-mail in August.  If you have misplaced it, please contact either of the exhibit co-chairs, Sharon Malec or Laverne Bohlin. 

If you are a newer member, whether an experienced artist or beginner and have never exhibited with NAG, please don’t hesitate to exhibit in the holiday show!  You’ll find that your fellow guild members are friendly, supportive and non-competitive, and the experience will be rewarding.

Great new exhibit opportunity for members

 Our president, Jill Adzia, and Outside Exhibits Coordinator, Paulette McDermott have outdone themselves in arranging a fantastic new opportunity for Nature Artists’ Guild members to display their artwork!

The Canterbury Shoppe, at 43 W. Jefferson Street in Naperville, has offered exclusive space in their shop for an ongoing exhibit of Nature Artists’ Guild artwork. The work displayed will be rotated every three months to reflect the seasons, and final decisions on all entries will be made by the shop owner. Original artwork must be matted and framed, and giclee prints, notecards, postcards and tiles are also welcome.

 The winter-themed show, open to all NAG members, opens December 1, and details will be forthcoming.

The autumn-themed “trial run” show opens Thursday evening, September 23rd, and includes a demonstration by Laverne Bohlin at 7 pm. The show runs through November 31.

Please check your e-mail or contact Paulette for more details.

Ceramic Fundraising Project Features Your Artwork!

Nancy Thyfault has again arranged for you to have your very own artwork reproduced onto ceramic tiles, ornaments or pendants!  The process requires a digital image of your artwork, and you should have recently received the  price list and details via e-mail.  This special pricing was arranged by Nancy especially for NAG members, and is available not only for items to be sold at our Artisan (fundraising) table at the Holiday Exhibit in November, but also for items you may choose to make for yourself or give as gifts!   If you have any questions about the project, please contact Nancy. 

Order forms and payment must be postmarked by, and artwork e-mailed by October 25. 

NAG Member Calendars for 2011 – Details Coming Soon

Yes, we will be doing another calendar for 2011! The calendars, featuring Nature Artists’ Guild member’s artwork, were a sell-out the first year at our Holiday Exhibit, so last year the print run was greatly increased, and they are now also being sold at The Morton Arboretum gift shop!    Continue reading NAG Member Calendars for 2011 – Details Coming Soon

Member Artwork: Mark Willis

Starting this week, we will be posting member artwork on the blog.  If would like to have your work featured, please contact Mary Ingels.

First up is Mark Willis. Mark writes from Georgia:

Attached, please see a recent colored pencil sketch I did of black-eyed peas which are a “good luck” tradition around New Year’s time in the South. (After leaving Naperville in 2007 to retire in Athens, GA, I have learned a few new traditions in the south.) While the local red clay soil is not as kind to northern plants, there are many local plants which are intriguing to cultivate in this area. I do miss the Arboretum’s botanical classes, but can vicariously enjoy the guild’s activities. Athens does have a State botanical gardens (connected to U of GA), which provides a great source of inspiration to do artwork!

Mark Willis: Black-Eyed Peas

2009 Calendar Features Members’ Artwork

© 2008 The Nature Artists Guild of The Morton Arboretum

Guild members have designed and produced a 2009 month-at-a-glance calendar featuring the artwork of twelve Guild members.

A limited number of calendars will be for sale at the Holiday Exhibition, November 7-9, 2009. All proceeds benefit the programs of the Guild.