Arlington Heights Art Guild, P. O. Box 621, Arlington Heights, IL 60005


Meeting date: September 21, 2017

Welcome back to all members!

We hope everyone enjoyed their summer break and are looking forward to this new season of friendship and demonstrations.  Following is information and some announcements.


MEETING FORMAT   Please note that we’re starting at 7:15!!!!!

We’re going to alter the meeting format a little in order to concentrate on our demos.  We have precious little time for our artists to create a finished piece as it is, so hopefully, this format will help. Your input after one or two meetings is valuable, so please let us know how you like it.


7:15     Treats and coffee will be available for the members to enjoy.  Please note that anyone bringing

treats should be there by 7:15. ‘Treaters’ for September include Tom Rybarczyk, Audrey Freson, Ann Musolf and Jim Reczek

7:30     The business portion of the meeting will begin while people finish up with refreshments.  The

            business portion will be comprised of announcements by board members/committee chairs, and  

            followed by a President’s report.  We will no longer have a treasurer’s report or review the

minutes from the previous meeting. These will be included with the newsletter or available to members to read at the meeting.  There will be a short break prior to the demonstration.

8:00     Demonstration begins.  Depending on the artist and the piece that they are producing, we’ll

have a short break for questions.  At the end, we’ll ensure that we have time for the members to speak with the artist.

9:30     Meeting will adjourn.



9/21/17             Michael Latala, Charcoal Portrait

10/19/17          Tricia Fuglestad, Digital Drawing & Painting

11/16/17          Bob Holmes, Watercolor

1/18/18             Don Widmer, Papermaking & Pulp Painting

2/15/18             Tom Henrichsen, Oil

3/15/18             Lyndsay Murphree, Watercolor

4/19/18             Pamela Hamilton, Soft Pastel

5/17/18             Critique

Thanks, Eileen, for putting this interesting and varied program together!




In spite of sprinkles until mid-day, the fair was well attended and our artists seemed pleased. When the sun came out so did the customers.  

Many many thanks to the members who helped:

Brian Halpin, Larry Freson, Tom Rybarczyk, Ann Musolf, Marcia Kozak, Mary Kay McMahan, Marcia  Carlisle, Jean Bruhn, Roberta Becker, Patti Jostes, Rita Molepske and Stan Groscan.  

Extra thanks to Eileen Fogel, who did an excellent job on publicity and recruiting.

Kathy Wolan



Joan Zoia has informed me that the paintings submitted for the above exhibit will be on display until mid-October, after which the artists can go to the Village Hall and retrieve their pieces. If you want your piece(s) back prior to that time, please contact Joan so that we can find replacement pieces to hang.  Contact Derek about picking up your artwork.  His contact information is:

Derek Mach, PLA  847-368-5232

His email address is


Our members may exhibit their work at the Schaumburg Library during the month of October.  Please contact Joan Zoia if you are interested, 847-593-3029.


Sylvia Westgard is a member who works with colored pencil.  She’s also involved with the local Colored Pencil Society of America group.  If you’d like to know more, contact her or the membership director, Cathi Bartels, 630-715-2021 or email:, for more information.  Their first meeting this season is September 10th at 1:00 at the Palatine Library.  The link to their website is below.  You’ll have to copy and paste it as it is not a link from this page.


Just a reminder: if you know of members who have difficulty attending the meetings due to transportation, let me know.  I can send a broadcast email to our members who might live nearby and are willing to provide a ride. And again, some members find it hard to see or hear the presenter during demonstrations..  If you are frustrated by an inability to hear or see what’s going on, please move up front.


Special thanks to Joan Zoia and Paula Rebbeck for their time and effort to get our work in the public’s eye.

Loralee Clarke, Pam Gramith, Evelyn Milano and Mary Hess currently have work on exhibit at the Senior Center’s dining room.

Rita Molepske currently has an exhibit at the Transitional Care of Arlington Heights on N. Arlington Heights Rd., on the second floor through the months of August and September. In their newsletter, they called it the Art of Caring since art and healing have a common goal. She has about 10 paintings on display.  Althouth it’s not a very large venue, it may be an outlet for other artists to keep in mind.  There is a new  director in charge of the display area.  Rita also have a painting in the IWS Member show at the Bloomingdale Museum until Sept. 25.



Some members have expressed an interest in the idea of selling our art in other ways.  One idea that we’re kicking around is renting a church hall or another venue for an afternoon.  Regardless, it would be indoors so weather is not a factor.  Anyone interested in doing this as a group, let me know.  We can meet at my (Tom Warnke’s) home or, if we have a large turnout, in someone’s house that is bigger.  Not sure if this would technically be the Arlington Heights Art Guild or just a group of artists.  Needs discussion.  If we can set this meeting before the Guild meeting, we could present some results to the Guild.  If that’s not possible, we can aim for October’s meeting.  Get back to me ASAP and perhaps we can aim for September 13, 14 or 15.



As of this date, September 6th, neither the Des Plaines/Park Ridge Art Guild nor the Elk Grove Artists Association has posted their September demonstrations online.  As we know, the public is welcome at these events although there may be a guest fee.  If anyone knows more, please forward that information to me.



Joanne Strong sent me a lovely card with her personal thanks to all the members for their notes.  She’s improving and misses all of us.

Cards are being circulated for Lori Brownstein to be sent at different times to spread out the warm  thoughts.


Pertinent and news of interest can be sent to me at:

by mail: Tom Warnke, 501 S. Wille St., Mount Prospect, IL 60056, or phone: 630-939-9391


PLEASE remember to bring a can/non-perishable food item for the Wheeling Township Food Pantry.

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