October 6, 2012
All who are interested in being a part of this event: The Artist Walk 2012 is now open for registration. This will be the 5th annual event! We would like your input on: any new ideas or improvements for 2012 that you may have also.
The Art Attack is a 501c3 non-profit organization and the Art Walk is one of our fundraisers for the year. What is an "Art Walk" you ask? It is just like a house walk except we visit artist's studio's or homes and other locations in an "Art Fair" that stretches between Sycamore and DeKalb. The artists demonstrate and sell their pieces, answer questions, and introduce themselves and their art work to the public. This is a win-win situation: artists sell work, while the public gets to see new work, studios, and meet artists that they normally wouldn't have the opportunity to view.
10am-6pm - Is the walk
6-7pm - Dinner
7- ? - Fashion Show
Finish with Silent/Live Auction
|Art Attack Artist Gallery|
|215 W. Elm St., Sycamore
featuring artists: Graydon Cafarella, nationally known watercolor; James Winn, nationally known Acrylic; Phil Cuthbert, fine Art Dolls; Susan Edwards, watercolors; Tonya Hardy, Pottery; Bill Mitchell, wood sculpture; Mark Kryger, Pottery; Michelle Erickson-Goettl, PMC silver Jewelry; and Lauren Hartmann, jewelry.
|2) Dave Zoberis at Shawn’s coffee|
|204 Somonauk St., Sycamore
David Zoberis creates comfortable, enjoyable, and appealing renderings for the public. He received a B.F.A. in painting from Northern Illinois University; he has done hundreds of outdoor art shows obtaining honorable mentions to best of show awards across the Midwest.
|3) Charlotte Burgess Studio|
|305 Somonauk St., Sycamore
(Enter by Garage on High St)
The well known “Clay Lady” will be showing her award-winning clay creations that bring a little bit of fun and whimsy to our lives.
|4) Glass Gardens|
|215 W. State St., Sycamore
is a full retail store specializing in Stained Glass, Fusing and Mosaics. We have a full gallery area up front with local artists like: Wayne Edwards, Cheryl Callighan, Debe's muse, Carol Catlett , Dan Spates, Christy Klein and others. Demonstrating hot glass bead creations Alison Johnson & Trisha Hahn.
|5) Opportunity House Artist|
|N. California St., Sycamore
Art program My True Colors has been giving the clients of OH art classes for several years. Come see their beautiful creations and watch them creating more. Splatter painting demos at 11:00 and 2:00, you don’t want to miss this!
|6) Jim Rousonelos Studio|
|601 Brickville Rd Sycamore
Look for CTN Packing Services
He has been a professional artist since 1971. Jim is a realist painter who specializes in paintings, drawings and prints of people that depict the human condition in our society. The artist also focuses on portraits of people that are very revealing and spiritual, complimentary and deeply psychological. Rousonelos has created a large number of commissioned portraits for art clients throughout the United States and in parts of Europe.
|7) Kats Studio|
|12332 Sunset Dr., Sycamore
Kathleen work's in Acrylics. She is opening her studio again this year. But, also is excited to have two other artist join her. Sandra Williams, oils and pencils, and Gail Solovay who does beaded jewelry and small wood working. The variety of art will truly make it a must see stop.
|8) Ken Evan’s Studio—Franklin Frames|
|423 N. Main St. Sycamore (up from Marathon station)
Artist focus on photography and glass sculpture. Ken will demonstrate a lost wax method called “paste de vede”. The image is created in wax and caste in plaster. The wax is burned out and the glass is poured into the space using a special kiln. Questions call 815-895-8232.
|9a) Brett Whitacre Studio|
|127 W. High St, Sycamore
Creates art that is a mix of pop artistry and rustic design. If you like large, colorful art then this is a must see work space. Brett will be creating a new piece with both 2D paintings and sculptures on display.
|9b) Fae Lynch Studio|
|348 E. Becker Place, Sycamore
Fae has an diverse mix of artwork that encompasses watercolor, paper, mixed media and clay pieces that is sure to intrigue your art senses.
|10) Art Annex Studios|
|Behind Small’s Furniture 2211 Sycamore Rd., DeKalb
(**drive around the right side**)
Art studios for NIU professors and grad students, this stop will encompass many talented artists. At ieft: Charlotte Rollman’s Oakcrest
|11) DeKalb Photo Walk Group|
|Tracy Coyle' Home 909 State St., DeKalb
A group of photographers of all levels and abilities in the area of DeKalb area that are interested in getting together to take photos and learn from one another. featuring photographers': Tracy Coyle, Candi Jack man, Michelle Samuels, Cathi Ruen, Darrell Coquillette, Catherin Finn, , and Bridget Stark.
|12) DAWC—DeKalb Area Women’s center|
|1021 State St. DeKalb
featuring art of the Safe Passage children’s art projects and artist Linda Giese and Morgan Giles. Linda does one-of-a-kind hand made vintage jewelry that can be worn as bridal or cocktail pieces. Morgan takes photographs of a wide array of items; including, flowers, insects, animals, abstract objects, and several other subjects.
|13) Rosita’s Restaurant|
|642 E Lincoln Hwy, DeKalb
Artist Monica Hernandez will display oil and acrylic paintings. “My natural style, using flat, bright, and bold color pallets, is influenced my by Mexican heritage and culture. I enjoy making work that is eye-catching, and enjoy how textures and colors compliment each other. The imaginary environments I create are inspired by real places, persona interest, and people I know. The textures incorporated in my digital work are those I have created using traditional media, but they are also created and conceived by me for that individual piece, giving my work a more intrinsic feeling.”
Silent Auction & After Hours Party!All day you will find art pieces donated from the artists of the show, area shops and other fun things for silent auction. Be sure to stop by to bid. Starting at 6:00 Rosita’s will offer chip-n-salsa, buy dinner or appetizer with a cash bar, for the after party. Graydon Caferella will start his live painting while fashion artists will wile us with their creations. At 8:30 we will auction—live– Graydon’s painting and silent auction will end at 8:45.
|14) The Art Box|
|308 E. Lincoln Highway, DeKalb
“Focus on Figures” original water-based oil paintings by Carmen L. Armstrong, Professor Emeritus, School of Art, Art Education, Northern Illinois University and local artist will be on display.
|15) Proton Tattoo Studio|
|120 S. Fourth St., DeKalb
See how a tattoo is inked, learn the ins and outs of tattooing.
|16) The House Café|
|262 E. Lincoln Hwy, DeKalb
Pat Meritt will be the featured artist for this venue.
|17) SMLTWN SK8 Shop|
|229 E. Lincoln Hwy, DeKalb
Skateboard shop featuring artists who paint their creations on of all things, their skateboards. Cool designs and great tips on painting on the unusual.
|18) NIU Art Museum|
|115 Altgeld Hall, College Ave DeKalb
Featuring several shows: Music for the Divine: Musical Instruments and Traditions of Burma Transnational Identity: Performing Arts of Southeast Asia Featuring performing art forms typical of Burmese, Cambodian, Indonesian, Laotian, and Thai cultures Current Views and Actions: Photography and Performance Documentation from Phnom Penh Featuring contemporary work from young Cambodian Artists Khvay Samnang and Lim Sokchanlina
Karen: A People on the Border Featuring the documentary photography of Robert Gerhardt
|19) Jack Olson Art Gallery—NIU|
|200 Visual Arts Building, NIU campus, DeKalb
The Arts Converge
Contemporary Transformations of Asian Musical Traditions with Visual and Performance Art. This exhibition presents work that creatively use traditional Asian music or cultural soundscapes. The artists reference Indian, Chinese, Korean, Indonesian, and Japanese traditions among others, and their works range from video art and animation to two-dimensional paintings, laser cut wood compositions, installations, and performance collaborations.
|20) Nancy Baker Studio|
|1527 Crayton Circle East, DeKalb
She will demo hand dyed fabrics that are made using a process she originated called Dip-n-Dye that creates beautiful repeating radiating patterns on cotton fabrics. This hand dyed fabrics will be for sale along with quilted wall pieces, fleece hats, silk tie purses, bags, table runners, re purposed glass art, and small mixed media pieces.
We request registration forms, a release form, and 2-3 pictures in jpeg file of your work to be jurored into show. Plus we will also use some of these in the event brochure. Also a short explanation of what your medium is (Example: Wheel Thrown pottery with a whimsical twist. Oil painting with strong texture technique on landscaping)
Registration fee: $10 (we would like a donated piece for silent auction)
Entries Due: September 8, 2012, (early registrations are best)
Show Times: 10am - 6pm
Set Up: 8-10am (times may vary on venues)
New this year, a fashion show! This show is for any artist that wants to make an outfit for this show - Handmade items are our goal. However, we encourage reused items, we more than welcome being green. You must have created or creatively added to any item that is used for your pieces.
The requirements for fashion show: outfit must be family appropriate, registration form, release form, along with jpeg pictures of piece (or pieces) to be jurored.
Cost for Entry: $10
Entries forms Due: September 15, 2012 (must all be filled out in full and mailed in)
Entry picture due: September 29, 2012
Show Times: 7pm - ? end time depends on number of entries and live auction results
215 W Elm St.
Sycamore, IL 60178