The Gallery @ NPR Illinois

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The Gallery @ NPR Illinois is in the studio complex and facilitates listeners engaging with Illinois art.  Additionally, artists works from each exhibit are digitally captured and posted here and shared with other public radio stations.

Each exhibit kicks-off with an opening mixer where listeners are invited to attend and refreshments are provided.  Each exhibit is open for viewing for a few weeks after the opening during business hours: weekdays 8 AM - 5 PM.  Viewing by appointment can also be arranged by contacting Carter Staley.  Many newsmakers come through the studios to be interviewed on-air and see the art during an exhibit as do attendees for other events like Live at the Suggs.

To participate in a future exhibit or stage one of your own, contact Carter Staley.

Featured Artists:

Rocamadour

Sep 28, 2015
Rocamadour
George King

Precariously perched on the side of a cliff in the Lot depatrment of France some 100 miles north of Toulouse, Rocamadour is a popular tourist and pilgrim destination. It is an imposing sight in an area we frequent and when the late afternoon sun shows golden on the whilte villiage wallsand structures, the resulting scene is beautiful. As it is with so much of southern France, light for painters is the best there is.

 

Pastel

 

18 x 15

 

Market Value: $275

 

Currently on Show

 

Bill B.

Sep 28, 2015
Bill B.
Bill Abler

My concept for this portrait was to capture something of the kindness and gentleness in the person and the face of my brother-in-law, Bill. When I presented the painting to him, I extolled the sweetness in the expression looking back at us, asking Bill if he could possibly say, "no" to a face like that. Bill studied his painted face for a moment, furrowed his brow, and then declared, "You're right! If that guy asked me for a loan, I'd have to give him money!"

Oil on Canvas

16 x 20

Not for Sale

Currently on Show

Flower Burst

Sep 28, 2015
Flower Burst by Carolyn Owen Sommer
Carolyn Owen Sommer

"Collage from my paper collection. This piece is about urban gardening." - Carolyn

Market Value: $100

Currently on Show

(Contact the artist for more information.)

 

 

Woman in the Window

Sep 28, 2015
Woman in the Window
Delinda Chapman

When in Las Vegas on vacation I was inspired by a woman in a window wearing the same color, pink and green, of a favorite dress and coat I had worn as a young woman. Knowing I had to paint her, I took a picture. Somehow, the young woman in the window ended up looking like the artist at her age. Now who would have suspected that to happen?

Acrylic / Mixed Media

30 x 40

Market Value: $450

Currently on Show

Prenup

Sep 28, 2015
Prenup
Delinda Chapman

"Prenup" or before the wedding, was inspired by a photo I took of two of my granddaughters as the bridesmaid was adjusting the bride's dress in the back while preparing for the ceremony. As a painting, with a mind of its own, will do, this one displayed a hint of a question on the bride's part. Only time will tell but do most brides have such questions. 

Acrylic / Mixed Media

30 x 40

Market Value: $450

Currently on Show

Diane - Lady of Fashion with Rose
Marcia McMahon Mastroddi

I was fascinated by Diana's many faces in her portraits and of course her fashion. In this lovely gown everything has an Egyptian look with the beading and neckpiece. I chose a light rose to go with her gowns this time. Diana always appears happy in all her beauty. She was a fashion icon. 

Watercolor

19 x 21

Market Value: $500

Currently on Show

Contact the Artist for More Information

Communication or Signal Lines (Asian Jasmine)
Maggie Pinke

From the Series: New Organisms, 2013

"Suddenly I saw them everywhere – the hurried hash marks and capitalized letters that marked the pavement and vegetation in my neighborhood. The fluorescent paint clings to grass or weeds, creating new organisms subject to change on a daily basis. It seemed comical, these markings that assume an air of importance being so easily wiped away by a mown lawn or Saturday spent weeding." - Maggie

Archival Inkjet Print on Cotton Rag Paper

17 x 22

Market Value: $300

A Special Place
Colleen "Cookie" Ferratier

Forest scene in Aqua, pink and light colors.

 

Watercolor

 

36 x 34

 

Market Value: $650

 

Currently on Show

 

(Contact the Artist for more information.) 

Beach House

Sep 18, 2015
Beach House
RL Boston

Noritsy photograph on Kodak professional supra endura VC digital paper.

The Beach House overlooks what was once the public beach. Lake Springfield and CWLP 80 years later. 

Photography / Metal Print

16 x 20

Market Value: 85

Currently On Show

Contact the artist for more information.

Repose

Sep 18, 2015
Repose
Jan Sorenson

Perhaps the motivation behind this piece was a Roman statue or a long walk through a museum. Only the artist knows. 

Watercolor

20 x 23

Market Value: $175

Currently On Show

Contact the artist for more information.

  

Blue Ice

Sep 18, 2015
Blue Ice
RL Boston

Dye sublimation process printed directly on high quality aluminum with white gloss base. 

Blue ice off sets the white steam, ice and snow on a bitter winter day at CWLP on Lake Springfield. 

Photography / Metal Print

10 x 15

Market Value: $150

Currently on Show

Contact the artist for more information.

Diamonds and Gold

Sep 18, 2015
Diamonds and Gold
RL Boston

Noritsu photograph on Kodak professional supra endura VC digital paper. 

 

Chunks of ice sparks the imagination as diamonds on the beach. Lake Springfield and CWLP 80 years later.

 

Photography / Metal Print

 

11 x 14

 

Market Value: $50

 

Currently on Show

 

Contact Artist for More Information.

 

 

Courage is that Inner Voice
Jan Sorenson

It takes courage not to choose the path of least resistance. Our inner voice encourages us to "pull ourselves up by the boot straps" instead of being hindered by regret. The freedoms we enjoy in Springfield today is directly due to the courage of many veterans. This painting depicts our ancestors bravely making decisions that affect each and every one of us today. It represents us, too. That inner voice tells us to be courageous, to step out of our comfort zone and make a difference for our descendants. This painting helps give me direction in my artwork as well as in my daily life.

Crush 1

May 14, 2015
Crush 1
Benjamin Lowder

The call to consumerism in the vintage advertising is deconstructed and remade to evoke the geometric patterns of natural growth structures.

 

Reclaimed Signage

 

4' x 3' x 2"

Market Value: $2,800

 

(Contact the artist for more information.)

 

 

Crush 2

May 14, 2015
Crush 2
Benjamin Lowder

The call to consumerism in the vintage advertising is deconstructed and remade to evoke the geometric patterns of natural growth structures.

 

Reclaimed Signage

 

4' x 3' x 2"

 

Market Value: $2,800

 

(Contact the artist for more information.)

 

 

Crush 3

May 14, 2015
Crush 3
Benjamin Lowder

The call to consumerism in the vintage advertising is deconstructed and remade to evoke the geometric patterns of natural growth structures.

 

Reclaimed Signage

 

4' x 3' x 2"

 

Market Value: $2,800

 

(Contact the artist for more information.)

 

 

Sunset Pier

May 14, 2015
Sunset Pier
RL Boston

Photograph of Springfield Lake Pier at sunset.

 

Photography

 

11 x 14

 

Market Value: $50

 

(Contact the artist for more information.)

 

 

Geometric Pattern

May 14, 2015
Geometric Pattern
Delinda Chapman

The bold palatte combines lively colors and geometric patterns. T. Knox.

 

Oil

 

24 x 24

 

(Contact the artist for more information.)

 

 

Final Adjustments

May 14, 2015
Final Adjustments
RL Boston

Final adjustments are made to the ostrich feather plumes on the ornate Abraham Lincoln hearse recreated for the 150th anniversary of his death.

 

Photography

 

16 x 20

 

Market Value: $85

 

(Contact the artist for more information.)

 

 

Leaning Man with Saxophone
Delinda Chapman

This just makes me smile -- can almost hear the music. M. Wood.

 

Oil

 

24 x 24

 

(Contact the artist for more information.)

 

 

Piano Collage

May 14, 2015
Piano Collage
Delinda Chapman

Pianist reminds me of lady friend [of mine] and her own intensity with music. M. Wood.

 

Oil

 

24 x 24

 

(Contact the artist for more information.)

 

 

Forest Park at Dusk
Rachel Lattimore

This was painted as part of a plein air (painting outside in the light of day) event called "Paint St. Louis." All the participating artists had two hours to set up and paint their location scene. I set up in Forest Park not far from the art museum - it was a cold fall day but a "warm" experience as I was surrounded by 70 other artists. It's always a challenge to paint quickly and capture the scene - every time I see this painting, I remember what a beautiful day it was and how much fun it is to paint with other artists.

 

Watercolor

 

27 x 27

 

Under the Light

May 14, 2015
Under the Lights
Jan Sorenson

When antique cars converge on downtown Springfield, you'll find me there. It's great to see owners socialize with other antique car aficionados. The reflections dancing off the highly polished paint excite me. The colors of the two cars in my painting were poured to create a highly reflective light.

 

Watercolor

 

20 x 14

 

Market Value: $350

 

(Contact the artist for more information.)

 

 

 

 

Diana in Bosnia
Marcia McMahon Mastroddi

Princess Diana took off her crown and was comfortable comforting everyone in this war torn zone. She felt among the people and demonstrated great compassion here, as always.

 

Watercolor

 

Market Value: $500

 

(Contact the artist for more information.)

 

 

Diana Mother, with Prince William and Harry
Marcia McMahon Mastroddi

The Diana Gallery Collection of Art by Marcia McMahone, Artist, Author, Exquisite watercolor original and limited edition prints. Available from the artist online and now in stores.

 

Watercolor

 

Market Value: $500

 

(Contact the artist for more information.)

 

 

Sunset Pier

May 14, 2015
Sunset Pier
RL Boston

Photograph of Springfield Lake Pier at Sunset.

 

Photography

 

11 x 14

 

Market Value: $50

 

(Contact artist for more information.)

 

 

Piggyback Man

May 14, 2015
Piggyback Man
Aneita Atwood Gates

At the Edwards Place Fine Arts Fair, last fall, I was observing and taking photos of interesting people who wandered by my seat in the shade. I liked the look of this man, giving his daughter a piggyback ride, and took several photos of them. It was tricky finding a shot that would make the basis of a good painting, but I am happy with how this one turned out.

 

Watercolor

 

(Contact the artist for more information.)

 

 

Autumn Light

May 14, 2015
Autumn Light
Sue Scaife

A small shed nestles in the shade of the brilliant autumn trees on the edge of a recently harvested corn field.

 

Pastel

 

22 x 26

 

(Contact the artist for more information.)

 

 

Charles

Dec 18, 2014
Charles by Kate Worman-Becker
Kate Worman-Becker

"Charles is a close friend of my parents. How could you not paint that face?" - Kate

Watercolor

12 x 12.5

Market Value: $1,650

(Contact the artist for more information.)

 

 

No Two Are Alike

Dec 18, 2014
No Two Are Alike by Kate Worman-Becker
Kate Worman-Becker

"These horses were contentedly resting in the shade on a warm, June day at Shaker Village in Kentucky. The beautiful contrast between the white horses and black shed lent itself well to a winter scene." - Kate

Watercolor

18 x 24

Market Value: $620

(Contact the artist for more information.)

 

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