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Jim Dester is the September KVAL Artist of the Month!

Congratulations Jim Dester, who won our latest drawing for Artist of the Month. Take a look at Jim’s work in various media here…

Star Ship Lily

Star Ship Lily

Marian Swenson is the August KVAL Artist of the Month!

After the July break we held another random drawing for our KVAL Artist of the Month, and Marian Swenson was the winner! Check out more of Marian’s work here

Marian Swenson

Crossroads

Tamara Shriver is the June KVAL Artist of the Month!

Tamara Shriver was the lucky winner of KVAL’s June Artist of the Month drawing. See some of Tammy’s new work and read about her inspirations and techniques here!

Tamara Shriver

Early Morning by Tamara Shriver

 

Patty Raih is the May KVAL Artist of the Month!

Congratulations to Patty for winning the monthly draw to become our artist of the month. Click to see her work and learn more about Patty!

Mountain Path

Mountain Path by Patty Raih

Rich Born is the April KVAL Artist of the Month!

Follow this link to see Rich’s work in photography and scanography on the KVAL blog!

Antiparallel

Antiparallel

Rick Borrett is the March KVAL Artist of the Month!

Click here to go to the KVAL blog to see and learn about Rick’s work…

The Helper

Northern Illinois Art Show: Call for Entries

Application deadline was March 17, 2014! We are no longer accepting applications for the show.

NIAS 2010May 31 & June 1, 2014

Dekalb County Courthouse Lawn

133 Illinois 23

Sycamore, Illinois

Kishwaukee Valley Art League is proud to present the 43rd Annual Northern Illinois Art Show. Click here to learn more

Kishwaukee Valley Art League Arts & Crafts Market

The first annual Kishwaukee Valley Art League Arts & Crafts Market is just a little over a week away. Don’t miss it! Mark your calendars and read more about this great way to start to your holiday season.

Cherie Hauptman, KVAL’s Membership Coordinator, is Artist of the Month! Check out more of Cherie’s work…

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The Kishwaukee Valley Art League is now accepting applications for the first annual Holiday Arts and Crafts Market! Click here to download your application or read more here…

New work from KVAL Newsletter Editor Pam Bradford, our September Artist of the Month! Read more…

Fantasy Trot

Fantasy Trot

New work from KVAL President Larry Bond, our August Artist of the Month! Read more…

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Pre-Christmas 2012

Call to Artists and Call to Authors with an Art Interest!

Kishwaukee Valley Art League is looking for contributors to write art-related pieces for its website in furtherance of its goal of engaging the art community. Read more about how you can contribute and get publicity for your art-related activities here.

Vendors for the 42nd Annual Northern Illinois Art Show

Over fifty vendors will be displaying their talents in the fine arts and crafts at Kishwaukee Valley Art League’s 42nd Annual Northern Illinois Art Show on June 1st and 2nd! Kishwaukee Valley Art League is excited to welcome returning artists and meet new exhibitors at this year’s show, and also looks forward to seeing everyone who will be visiting the art show from across Northern Illinois.

The following artists will be exhibiting at this year’s show:

 

Artist Name Media/Materials From
Anderson, Emily Markers, Pencils Paintings DeKalb, IL
Armstrong, Carmen Acrylic on canvas Sycamore, IL
Aurand, Steven Bird houses, feeders & signs Cortland IL
Baie, Marjorie Jewelry Sycamore, IL
Beard, Deborah Ceramic wind chimes Kirkland, IL
Carrier, Kathleen Acrylic paintings Sycamore, IL
Challand, John Metal sculpture Malta, IL
Clesle, Marge Silk floral designs Algonquin
Cotton, Alicia Hand blown glass jewelry Chicago, IL
Crisafulli, Gidget & Joe Silver jewelry & gifts DeKalb, IL
Culver, Ken Stoneware pottery DeKalb, IL
Demody, Barbara Jewelry Chicago, IL
Dester, Jim Photographs – clocks – duck calls Sycamore, IL
Dries, Jim Ornamental garden iron East Peoria, IL
Foernssler, Jeff Hand crafted wood items Hoffman Estates, IL
Foster, Janet Egg Art Cabot, AR
Foster, Laura Mag frames, memo boards, garden art Antioch, IL
Gamble, Margaret & Frank Gold & silver wire jewelry Dundee, IL
Greenawalt, Marilyn Bird houses – painted windows & wood Genoa, IL
Halstead, Paige Decorated baked goods Cortland IL
Hecker, Laura Hand painted glassware Lake In The Hills, IL
Heller, Donna Handmade bows Sycamore, IL
Hilsenbeck, Michele Jewelry – beaded items North Aurora, IL
Hohlfeld, Lisa Naturally Green Trinkets Sycamore, IL
Kaiser, Stephanie Handcrafted gemstone jewelry Sycamore, IL
Kishwaukee Valley Art League Art of Giving – Art raffle DeKalb, IL
Kishwaukee Valley Art League Member art, various media DeKalb, IL
Lamar, Marilyn Jewelry Rockford, IL
Lee, Darlene Hand crafted concrete leaves Hampshire, IL
LeMar, Rhonda Gourd art Davenport, IA
Lohman, Dwight Fine art photography Lake Zurich, IL
Luckenbill, Diane Wood signs, bird houses Kingston, IL
Martin, Nicole Fabric & leather Marengo, IL
Mazur, Debbie T-shirts & furniture Spring Grove, IL
McAndrew, Laura Decor blocks, hair bows, embroidery, and more Bolingbrook, IL
McCoy, Dana Glass – jewelry – dichroic items Morrison, IL
Miller, Tim Jewelry Cottage Grove, WI
Motlani, A R Ceramic Bloomingdale, IL
Musial, Carol Jewelry Lombard, IL
Overton, Harold Carving demonstrations Sycamore, IL
Parker, Kimball Personalized signs Loves Park, IL
Parker, Cheryl Stained glass & garden art Belvidere, IL
Rasmussen, Carol Fused & dichroic jewelry Warrenville, IL
Saginus, Marie Crocheted afghans, clothing Lockport, IL
Schmitt, Robert Sport photography Carol Stream, IL
Shatek, John Wood items Elma, IA
Smith, David Woodworking Sycamore, IL
Steinke, Laura Beaded jewelry, toe rings Sycamore, IL
Swims, Deborah Fabric, stone, glass, ceramics, yarn Geneva, IL
Thumm, Bill Wood decoys Rockford, IL
Tomsovic, Chris Floral, hand painting Addison, IL
Turbot, Jackie Soap / scent Orlando, FL
Vang, Yer X. Wall hangings Hanover Park, IL
Vasquez, Susan Scrubs, bath salts, balms, vinyl bowls Sycamore, IL
Verhaeghe, Marcia Food concessions Sycamore, IL
Wagner, Bruce Calligraphy Carol Stream, IL
Whitacre, Brett Reverse glass painting Sycamore, IL

Please support the arts in Northern Illinois and beyond by visiting the participating artists at this year’s show. Admission is free!

42nd Annual Northern Illinois Art Show

June 1st 10 AM to 5 PM & June 2nd 10 AM to 4 PM

Dekalb County Courthouse Lawn

133 Illinois 23

Sycamore, Illinois

(Corner of IL 23 and IL 64)

Northern Illinois Art Show: Call for Entries

Application deadline extended until April 12, 2013!

NIAS 2010June 1st & 2nd, 2013

Dekalb County Courthouse Lawn

133 Illinois 23

Sycamore, Illinois

Kishwaukee Valley Art League is proud to present the 42nd Annual Northern Illinois Art Show. We are currently accepting applications from fine artists and fine crafters for this high traffic, high publicity show. Download an application here and click here to learn more