Chicago area fine art exhibition in the northwest suburbs. Submit paintings, drawings, mixed media, ceramics, fiber art, sculpture, metal. Contact Kathleen & Joe at submissions@culturea arts.com for details.
If You Only Knew is a 5-week group fine art exhibition showcased in the Old Court House Arts Center located in Woodstock, IL. This is an exhibition about revealing secrets or otherwise not-widely known information to one another. Each piece in the show will have a letter that tells something surprising, funny, heartfelt or private.
About the Show: It's always feels risky to share artwork to an audience, but for the If You Only Knew National Fine Art Exhibition, artists have dared to make themselves even more vulnerable by writing letters to the gallery's visitors to reveal something secret, unknown or surprising about themselves or their artwork.
For example: One artist shares a story of a family machete, family fights and secret night burials, another realized after 20 years that her father wasn't a cowboy after all, despite the evidence on the mantle. One artist believes his drawing to be cursed, while another discovers that her painting was a premonition of impending catastrophe. Yet another artist reveals his painting is about a childhood mystery of a broken Virgin Mary statue that remains unsolved to this day.
Visitors to opening night will receive secrets and stories that reveals more than they could guess about the artwork (& the artist) before them. Whether they share the knowledge rests with them.
The exhibit will be in the Old Courthouse Arts Center, located on Woodstock's historic square, NW of Chicago. You may recognize the square from the film Groundhog Day.
Opening Night Reception: Saturday, Jan 20, 6:00-9:00 pm
The exhibition will be open January 20 - Feb 24
Gallery hours are Thursday - Saturday: 11:00am -5:00 pm, Sunday: 1:00-5:00 pm
Free Admission to the gallery. Artwork is available for purchase.
Old Courthouse Arts Center
101 N. Johnson St
Woodstock, IL 60098
This show is curated by J + K Isacson in partnership with the Old Courthouse Arts Center.
To purchase artwork from the exhibition, stop by or call them at 815-338-4525.
Paul Nitsche, Gabriella Leyva, Mary Solberg, Katrina Davis-Salazar,
Barbara Benstein, Jennifer Schneck, David Feingold, Joel Armstrong, Karen Schuman, Teresa Parod, Maria Gedroc, Graehound, Sarah Kisley,
Robin Monique Rios, Kathleen Sullivan Isacson, Joe Isacson, Robert Kelsey, Rachael Corey, Lynn Garwood, Carol Hamilton, Frank Fitzgerald, Christine Sandvik
Christie Popilek, Bret Elsenbroek, Liz VonBorden, Jolanta Soares, Rick Houser, Alan Thomas, Dorothy Bury Shaw, Sue Behrens, Laura Frazier,
Alison Easler, Jan Glazar, Kathy Blankley Roman, Veronica Gockenbach
Header includes images from Paul Nitsche, Gabriella Leyva & Mary Solberg.