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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

CALL FOR ART TO MEMBERS OF
119TH STREET ARTISTS

For the Triad show at CornerStone Art Gallery, Deadline Tuesday, July 21st

Members of 119th Street Artists are cordially invited to exhibit in Cornerstone Gallery's Triad Show. We need submissions very soon. Last year's Triad show was well-attended, and full of lively, engaging art. We look forward to another successful event with our many accomplished artists. Traditionally every effort is made to accept at least one artwork from each member. This year's Triad Show includes 119th Street Artists, South Lake Artists Co-op and 18 Artists.

NEW MEMBERS ARE WELCOME

If you are not a current member of 119th Street Artists, you are welcome to join by sending a $15 check and this form or come to our planning meeting on Tuesday, July 14 at 6:30 and sign up then.

SUBJECTS AND MEDIUMS

All subjects and mediums are accepted, provided that they are ''family friendly'' out of respect to the host for our venue at Centier Bank (so no nudes or gore.) The maximum of artworks you can submit is 2.

APPLICATION AND EXHIBITION DATES

SUBMISSIONS ARE DUE: Tuesday, July 21st or earlier if possible.
NOTIFICATION: You'll be notified regarding acceptance of your artwork by email around July 24th. At least one artwork is usually accepted, more artworks may be accepted depending on the number of applications.
RECEPTION: Friday Aug. 21, 6:30 -9 PM
TAKE DOWN/ PICK UP: Sept 26, 9 AM -5 PM

HOW TO APPLY: EMAIL OR IN PERSON AT MEETING 7/14, 6:30

APPLY BY EMAIL BY JULY 21ST

-Artists may enter up to 2 images in jpeg format.
-Send to our curator, Leon Sarantos at
-Include "TRIAD SHOW" in the subject line.
-PLEASE INCLUDE, in the text of your email Your name, contact information and image list.
-IMAGE LIST: Title, media, size and price for each artwork.
-Your contact information (email address and home or cell phone)
-IMAGES: Number your images with the initial of your first name and last name and the name of the artwork (i.e.: 1SJones.Summerjpg). Send images in jpeg format, preferably at a maximum width of 1000 pixels.

OR

APPLY IN PERSON AT MEETING 7/14, 6:30
Attend our next meeting on Tuesday, July 17 at 6:30. Bring your art and submission forms and help us to plan this event. (Bring exhibition forms listed in the art drop off section below. Forms will be revised to reflect which artworks are accepted.)

ARTWORK DROP OFF:

Drop Off: Monday, July 27 - Friday, July 31 Aug 1, 9 AM - 5 PM and Saturday, Aug 1: 9 AM to 11:30 AM. (Building closes at noon on Saturday.)

  • 2D Artwork must be wired for hanging. (framed, wired, etc., no saw tooth hangers). Glass accepted for hand delivery, plexiglass ONLY accepted for shipped entries.
  • Also let us know if you have any special installation needs, such as a pedestal for sculpture or ceramic art.

    BRING ARTWORK DELIVERY FORMS

  • Bring signed gallery agreement using this form
  • Bring signed inventory sheet using this form
  • CURRENT MEMBERS: There is no entry fee for current members.

    NEW AND RENEWING MEMBERS

  • New and renewing members, bring signed membership form and check for $15 ($5 for students, $20 for families), Checks payable to 119th Street Artists. Use this membership form

DELIVER ACCEPTED WORK TO:
119th Street Artists' CornerStone Gallery, 1500 - 119th Street, Whiting, IN 46394.

NEXT MEETING:
Tuesday, July 14, 6:30-7:30 PM in our upstairs studio, enter via the New York Avenue entrance. All are welcome!

About CornerStone Art Gallery: CornerStone Art is located in the Centier Bank Building at 1500 119th Street in the Historic Downtown District of Whiting, Indiana. The gallery is in Northwest Indiana, about a 30 minute drive from Chicago. Enter the gallery via the New York Avenue entrance on the west side of the building. Gallery hours are: 9 to 5 weekdays and 9 to noon Saturday. The center is organized by the 119th Street Artists, a non-profit group that seeks to bring an appreciation of the fine arts to people in all walks of life and to provide support and encouragement to Midwestern artists.


Concepts

June 8 - July 25

Reception
Friday, June 26
6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Thank you to all the participants in Concepts and Compositions, a national juried art show for June/July 2015! Nine cash prizes were awarded to deserving artists. Over twenty artists were accepted and fifty-two pieces of work were judged by our juror, Ann Fritz, the Gallery Director of IUN.

The winners were:

  • BEST IN SHOW: "I Am Afraid" by Randy Buvala
  • BEST PHOTOGRAPH: "Abandoned Love" by Michael Malik
  • BEST PAINTING: "The Attic" by Samantha Perillo
  • BEST DRAWING: "She Asked" by Samantha Perillo
  • BEST MIXED MEDIA: "1.26.15.2" by Dawn Diamantopoulos
    HONORABLE MENTIONS
  • "Bringing Corruption" by Leslie Lambert
  • "Sowing Dawn" by Dorothy Graden
  • "Eve" by Piro Ramirez
  • "The Golden Hour" by Carol Estes

College Call Out Show

Closing Reception
Friday, April 24
6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Thank you to all of our artists and guests for participating in this show! Every participating artist sold art, and that is what we LOVE to see!

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The Under 18 Art Show

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Under 18 Art Show! We are proud to have displayed the art of over 100 participants representing more than five different schools. 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.

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

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

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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

Layered

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

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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
and
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
April 6 to May 30, 2015
Closing Reception
Apr. 24 - 6:30 pm - 9 pm

Concepts and Compositions
National Juried Art Show
June 8 to July 25, 2015
Closing Reception
June 26 - 6:30pm - 9 pm

"Under 18 Show"
March 2016
Opening Reception
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Subject To Change
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