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CornerStone Art Center™
(in the back of Centier Bank)
1500- 119th Street
Whiting, Indiana 46394
Open during bank hours
Welcome To 119th Street Artists

Calling College Students!

119th Street Artists are welcoming all college students to display in CornerStone Gallery for our springtime show! There are no fees to submit artwork, but we encourage artists to become members at the student rate of $5.

Submissions will be accepted by emailing the curator at through March 24, 2015. Submissions may be jpeg, gif, tiff, png or pdf. Files must be under 10 MB. Artists will be notified of acceptance by March 25. The show runs March 28 through April 25. The Closing Reception will be held on Friday, April 24 from 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm.

This is a great opportunity to display your work in a gallery setting. There is no limit of pieces you may submit; acceptance to the show is at the sole discretion of the curator.

All participants are required to fill out an Artist/Gallery Agreement and fill out their own Inventory Sheets before displaying in CornerStone Gallery.

Paper Jewelry Class Now Available!

The application can be found here or in the CornerStone Gallery.

The Under 18 Art Show

119th Street Artists of Whiting is again sponsoring an exhibit for artists under the age of 18. We have been sponsoring this children's show for over 10 years, and we take pride not only in giving young artists a chance to display their work in a professional setting, but also the opportunity for friends and family to celebrate the works of these students.

Opening Reception
Saturday, February 7
9:00 a.m. to noon

This event is a chance for young artists to show their work in a professional setting and experience a real opening reception; this will not be a juried show and is free. All artists will receive a certificate acknowledging their participation in the Under 18 show.

As a group, 119th Street Artists was created to showcase local artistic talent from all age groups. With your help, we enjoy continued success.

Thank You to the Participants in our Annual Oliver Brown Show!

Annual Members' Exhibit


Thank You to Our Hyde Park Connection Friends
For Sharing Your Art With Us!


Having painted, printed, and pressed clay together for a number of years, the Studio 4 artists are inspired by their classes and camaraderie to present their first group show in a salon style exhibit. The art will include carefully rendered portraits in oil by Gloria Carrig, dynamic screenprints by Lisa Jenschke, intricate ceramics on a micro scale by writer/artist Bo Brown, and large-scale artwork by Ted Micheletti. Studio 4 unites an interesting group of artists from a variety of disciplines: Architect and artist Leon Sarantos, social activist Carolyn Pereira, and blogger and fabric artist Heather LaRiviere. Several Studio 4 artists have long roots in the Chicago art scene: Donna Terry was a high school student when she attended the first Hairy Who exhibit at the Art Center in the 1960s, while Jean Hester's brother was one of the founding members of AfriCOBRA. The show also includes work by teaching artist Randall Miller, who trained at the San Francisco Art Institute.

Layered Lusciousness


Art by renowned Chicago artist Darrell Roberts will be featured as a companion solo show. Roberts has served as mentor and teacher to many of the Studio 4 artists. His thickly textured, painted surfaces are inspired by the metropolis: the landscape, architecture, and construction of Chicago. Roberts has displayed his art extensively in both national and international exhibits. His recent residency and exhibitions in India provide him with a new metropolis and palette to inspire his work. He attended the School of The Art Institute of Chicago, and received a BFA and a Masters in Fine Art. Roberts is represented by McCormick Gallery in downtown Chicago. As Gallery Director, Thomas McCormick, says, "This guy just gets me with his lush brushwork — real cake-frosting surfaces in a size you can hold in the palm of your hands."

Auras, Halos, Crowns and Filigree


David Anthony Geary is a talented, teaching artist at Hyde Park Art Center. His art is also in a companion solo show. His lively and colorful art leaps off the canvas to engage the viewer. He has guided and influenced many Studio 4 artists. The community of Evanston and the greater Chicagoland area serve as a great source of inspiration to add to his palette. His work includes painting, printmaking, and photography. His visual training took place in New Orleans, LA at Xavier University.

Membership Information
Click Here For Details and Info

For A Copy of the CornerStone Art Center
Gallery Agreement Click Here
Inventory Sheet Click Here

An article concerning why artist should not try to explain their art "Explanations Are The Traitor Of Art" can be read and/or downloaded by Clicking Here.

An article concerning the future of art is of interest to all "Why Western Art Is Unique" can be read and/or downloaded by Clicking Here.

The image(s) on this page are for your viewing pleasure on your computer only. All images on this site are copyright protected and may not be used for any purpose without the written consent of the artist. If you would like to purchase any of the artwork or use an image for commercial purposes, whether for print or on the web, please contact 119th Street Artists with your request.

Thanks for stopping by to visit our site. The members of 119th Street Artists hope you enjoy your visit.

If you have any questions or would like more information please contact us.

CornerStone Art Center
Exhibit Schedule

'Under 18 Show'
Feb. 2 to Feb. 28, 2015
Opening Reception
Feb. 7 - 9 am til Noon

College Call Out
March 28 to April 25, 2015
Closing Reception
Apr. 24 - 6:30 pm - 9 pm

Subject To Change
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