Local opportunities for creation and appreciation


Didier Nolet: Mindscapes

September 18 - October 17, 2020

Crete Creative Gallery and School
1304 Main Street
Crete, IL 60417

Thursday, Friday and Saturday 10am - Noon

Tall Grass Art School Show

October 3 - 24, 2020

Tall Grass Arts Association

367 Artists Walk, Park Forest, IL  708 748 3377

Life Drawing artists will be showing drawings and paintings of the live nude model.

 Each workshop starts with a quick one minute gesture drawing poses then moves to longer studies. The work on display will consist of some quick gestures and more complete drawings and paintings along with many unframed studies. 

Works in the show have been done in a variety of styles and media including

 pen, pencil, charcoal, watercolor, pastel, and oil.

Participating artists:

Gail Battistoni  -  Carole Brejcha  -  Maureen Cribbs

Patricia Grod  -  Fran Hollander  -  Jean Lewis

Debra Merritt  -  Kristin Murphy  -  Joseph Perryman

Gary Price  -  Mary Ann Trzyna


The Watercolor Group will present a range of watercolor paintings, including landscapes, fantasy, and florals. Some works include mixed media techniques with watercolor.

Participating artists:

Sue Belpedio  -  Marge Boyd  -  Andrea Fox

 Dee Lynch  -  Diane Masleroff  -  Pam McDonald 

Peggy McKerral  -  Barbara Meier  -  Kristin Murphy   

Sandra Newell  -  Kate Patterson  -  Carla Toth


Mixed Media Studio's beginning and advanced students will present works

 in a variety of techniques and media.

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FAA Projects

Enhancing Our Community


Gallery Tours

Cub Scouts Complete "Stories in Shapes" Elective

Cub Scouts were hosted at the FAA Gallery for a tour and hands-on art project.

Christkindl Craft 

Creative Children's Activity

FAA Gallery hosted a children's craft table during the Christkindl Celebration hosted by the Frankfort Historic Business Alliance and the Frankfort Chamber of Commerce.

Classroom Artist Presentation

Students Learn About Famous Artists

FAA President, Lisa Podlesak, gave a presentation with hands-on art activities to an Advanced ELA class at Chelsea Intermediate School. The students were working on a famous artist biography unit, and Lisa was happy to contribute to their learning.

Walking Art Exhibit

Frankfort Fall Festival Parade

FAA participated in the parade to promote our mission and upcoming events. Famous works for art were portrayed.

Art on Display

FAA was happy to donate funds to support the Frankfort Public Library District's art wall. Local artists work with the library to exhibit fine art for the public to enjoy.

For information about exhibiting art at the library, contact Melissa Rice at

Little Free Libraries

Public Art for Readers

Four Little Free Libraries will soon be installed in the Frankfort area. This project is a partnership with Friends of the Frankfort Library, Frankfort Park District, and Frankfort Square Park District. Four newspaper boxes were donated by Chicago Tribune, and Home Depot donated the use of a truck for transportation. FAA artists painted the boxes as community works of art.

Grand Prairie Elementary School

A Map Renewed

In April 2018, FAA members repainted the U.S. map in the courtyard at Grand Prairie Elementary School.

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