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, click here to submit your art exhibit idea.

Featured Artists:

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.)

 

Helen’s Roses

Dec 18, 2014
Helen's Roses by Elizabeth Trone
Elizabeth Trone

Yellow Roses

Watercolor

22 x 25

Market Value: $250

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Wolf

Dec 18, 2014
Wolf by Jan Sorenson
Jan Sorenson

"This painting was done after research about Isle Royale, a small, isolated island near Upper Peninsula, Michigan. It is home to a unique predator-prey relationship between wolves and moose. The two species have had virtually no human interaction, as the island is protected by national park status, and there is little migration of animals into and out of the island. The unique single predator, single prey allows for precise research on predator-prey relationships and of the fluctuation of the two populations. Since 1958, scientists have conducted an ongoing study of these two animals.

Muddy Waters

Dec 18, 2014
Muddy Waters by Jan Sorenson
Jan Sorenson

"Muddy Waters is the famous “father of modern Chicago blues.” He started playing the harmonica but by age 17 he played the guitar. He hails from Mississippi, got his name from is grandmother who found him playing in the nearby muddy waters of Deer Creek.

Doe A Deer, A Female Deer by Jan Sorenson
Jan Sorenson

"This painting was done while visiting with my sister Barb, who lives with a family of deer lovers. Her family hails from a rural area where deer roam freely.

Pete’s Roses

Dec 18, 2014
Pete's Roses by Mary Selinski
Mary Selinski

"My husband, Dick, and I planted these “Knock Out” roses 10 years ago. Many bouquets later, I was able to capture the airy, many colored stems and leaves and flowers in various stages development from bud to full bloom." - Mary

Watercolor

24 x 26

 

White Ruffles

Dec 18, 2014
White Ruffles by Mary Selinski
Mary Selinski

"I’ve always been challenged to paint ruffles and folds on petals of flowers. The white iris is the most challenging for me. These specimens are from a neighbor’s garden picked at the peak of perfection. When I look at the painting again it reminds me of how much I love white iris." - Mary

Watercolor

24 x 32

 

Autumn Pathway

Dec 18, 2014
Autumn Pathway by Sue Scaife
Sue Scaife

"A crisp fall morning near the wildlife sanctuary at Lake Springfield was the inspiration for this painting. The leaves were brilliant and the wild grass was the color of wheat ready for harvest. A picture perfect autumn day." - Sue

Pastel

18 x 15

Market Value: $250

(Contact the artist for more information.)

Lazy River

Dec 18, 2014
Lazy River by Sue Scaife
Sue Scaife

"A mid-morning kayak trip on the Muskegan River was the inspiration for this painting. The warm August air, soft breezes and gently flowing water made for a perfect summer day in Michigan." - Sue

Pastel

18 x 15

Market Value: $250

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In the Park with Linda

Dec 18, 2014
In the Park with Linda by Sheri Ramsey
Sheri Ramsey

"I walk in Washington Park everyday with my dogs. Autumn is the best time to find paintings God has inspired. I try to show the beauty God has provided to all of us, specifically here in Springfield. Linda is my sister who was watching me paint." - Sheri

Pastel

30 x 40

Market Value: $1,600

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Atmospheric Sunset

Dec 18, 2014
Atmospheric Sunset by Hugh Moore
Hugh Moore

"As dark takes the park, the cedar is neater."

Oil on Canvas

14 x 11

Market Value: $90

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Solomon

Dec 18, 2014
Solomon by Hugh Moore
Hugh Moore

"First the chicken, or the egg? “Tis the rooster first,” he’d humbly beg."

Oil on Canvas

12 x 9

Market Value: $90

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Nasturtiums

Dec 18, 2014
Nasturtiums by Debbie Megginson
Debbie Megginson

"This painting was done after taking a workshop on abstracting backgrounds while integrating the subject into the background. Only the subject is planned ahead, the rest just grows from fine lines and colors layered one upon another." - Debbie

Watercolor

20 x 20

Market Value: $300

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Sunflower Fractured by Debbie Megginson
Debbie Megginson

"This painting was done after taking a workshop on abstracting backgrounds while integrating the subject into the background. Only the subject is planned ahead, the rest just grows from fine lines and colors layered one upon another." - Debbie

Watercolor

20 x 20

Market Value: $300

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Princess Diana, Angel of Althorp by Marcia McMahon Mastroddi
Marcia McMahon Mastroddi

"I am a visionary artist painting Princess Diana and Angels. In this composition I imagined Diana ascending over the waters of the pond where she is buried at Althorp, her ancestral home. You can see the Diana Temple in the background.

"I love the idea of an angel hovering over the waters. I have written two books on Princess Diana, the latest, With Love from Diana Queen of Hearts, Messages from Heaven for a New Age of Peace, by Marcia McMahon." - Marcia

10% of the proceeds for this painting will go to a breast cancer organization.

Market Value: $600

Dana Thomas House with Luminaria by Gwen Lewis
Gwen Lewis

A favorite Christmas event in Springfield.

Pastel

24 x 32

Market Value: $300

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The Gates

Dec 18, 2014
The Gates by Gwen Lewis
Gwen Lewis

Chrislo’s “Gates” in Central Park – NYC

Pastel

16 x 22

Market Value: $200

 

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Ian Mono-Color by Douglas Levi (Brackney)
Douglas Levi (Brackney)

Watercolor

30 x 40

Market Value: $350

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Johnny Boy

Dec 18, 2014
Jonny Boy by Douglas Levi (Brackney)
Douglas Levi (Brackney)

Watercolor

Market Value: $350

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Ground Zero Blues Club

Dec 18, 2014
Ground Zero Blues Club
Ginny Lee

"The Ground Zero Blues Club is in Clarksdale, Mississippi, home of the Delta Blues. Several years ago I was on a road trip through Mississippi and stopped in Clarksdale because I knew of its blues history. Only later did I learn that it is owned by actor Morgan Freeman and his friend Bill Luckett." - Ginny

Photography

20 x 24

Market Value: $225

Currently on Show

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Poofed

Dec 18, 2014
Poofed by Rachel Lattimore
Rachel Lattimore

"This is a self-portrait done while in Missouri with artist friends – painting in a plein air event in “wine country.” Of course there is a long story that goes with this painting, too long to describe here!" - Rachel

Watercolor

18 x 20

 

 

The Eyes Have It

Dec 18, 2014
The Eyes Have It by Rachel Lattimore
Rachel Lattimore

"This is a portrait of my daughter Tori. She was a model for an artist group – you will also find a portrait of her done by Bill Abler (professor in the UIS HDC Program) in the WUIS Art Gallery!" - Rachel

Watercolor

27 x 21

La Luna

Dec 18, 2014
La Luna by George King
George King

"I set out to capture sunset illuminated, wooden crosses in the ancient Yaqui Indian cemetery near mission San Xavier del Bac, the 300-year-old White Dove of the Desert south of Tucson. As I set up my camera, an enormous, pale yellow Arizona Moon rose over the hills to the East. I advanced the film to capture this once-in-a-lifetime scene. No film. Alas, I was left only with an indelible mind-picture of the shining crosses, the mission and the rising moon.

Passing Desert Rain

Dec 18, 2014
Passing Desert Rain by George King
George King

"Set in Southern Arizona, this scene evokes my many childhood memories of when a passing rain would release all the wonderfully pungent aromas of the Sonoran Desert. What was dry and scentless would become a symphony of smells; creosote, Mesquite, Sagebrush and sand, Microscopic creatures, long dormant in the scorching heat, came alive when anointed by the cooling touch of raindrops. Nothing has ever been so fresh; so clean." - George

Pastel Painting

Market Value: $375

Percherons

Dec 18, 2014
Percherons by Aneita Atwood Gates
Aneita Atwood Gates

"I love the obvious friendship of these French draft horses. They live just east of Springfield. The barn lives just to the west. And the background lives in my mind." - Aneita

Watercolor

24 x 36

Market Value: $750

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Not A Moment Too Soon by Cathy J. Ganschinietz
Cathy J. Ganschinietz

Sailboat on water. Corpus Christy sky line at sunset.

Watercolor Canvas

8 x 10

Market Value: $125

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Big Hog

Dec 18, 2014
Big Hog by Cathy J. Ganschinietz
Cathy J. Ganschinietz

"The brothers in this painting are grown with children of their own. It was a summer day in Jerseyville, Illinois when William Ganschinietz captured the boys playing with their shadows while trying to scare the hog lurking in the background. This image always makes me smile while remembering my cousins fondly." - Cathy

Watercolor

14 x 17

Market Value: $150

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Bay Sunset

Dec 18, 2014
Bay Sunset by Rich Ford
Rich Ford

"I’ve painted several sunsets in Egg Harbor, Door County, Wisconsin. Loved these clouds above Green Bay." - Rich

Pastel

20 x 16

Market Value: $300

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Vintage Wisconsin

Dec 18, 2014
Vintage Wisconsin by Rich Ford
Rich Ford

"Door County has changed over the years. The milk barns are gone, so the barns are showing their age. Still they show a lot of character." - Rich

Pastel

18 x 24

Market Value: $350

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Lost At Sea

Dec 18, 2014
Lost at Sea by Sandra Finney
Sandra Finney

Watercolor

26 x 38

Market Value: $400

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