Gallery II is the smaller of our two galleries, located just beyond the front desk. It showcases one-person exhibits and special shows typically for a month’s duration. DPAL members can qualify when they have received enough points for exhibiting in regular Gallery 1 shows. Requirements for a one-person show are detailed in the /Gallery Submission Rules
If the exhibiting artist wishes, a special opening reception may be held for each new show. At the artist’s preference it will be held either on a Sunday afternoon or a Friday evening.
January: Yuletide Treasures pickup
February: Julie Skoda
March: Chris Hughes
April: Eve Sofferman
May: Best of the Best
June: Volunteer Show
July: Sue Thomas
August: Children’s Classes
September: Diana Mitchell
October: Plein Air Painters
November/December: Yuletide Treasures gift shop
May 2021 – Best of the Best
April 2021 Exhibit- by Eve Sofferman
Our April Gallery II Exhibitor, Eve Sofferman, talks about her love of art.
I have always enjoyed drawing and painting. I have tried various media, but since discovering oil pastels in classes with George Shipperley, I have worked exclusively in that medium. I love creating visions of sunset and ocean scenes. My favorite subjects are Door County harbors and Sarasota ocean scenes.
I am originally from St. Louis Missouri where I attended Washington University School of Fine Arts. I have studied at the DuPage Art League in Wheaton as well as the Fine Line Creative Arts Center in St. Charles, Il. I am a member of the Yellow House Artists, a group of artists who work in oil pastels and oil sticks, and promote that medium and participate in gallery shows. I am a member of the DuPage Art League as well as the Wayne Art League.
My art has been exhibited at the DuPage Art League, The Fine Line Arts Center, Art in Your Eye art fair in Batavia, Bartlett Public Library, Peck Farm Gallery, the Geneva History Museum, Norris Gallery in St. Charles, the Elmhurst Art Museum, Mayslake Mansion in Oakbrook, and the Palette and Chisel in Chicago.
Contact Information: 630-372-3385
March 2021 Exhibit- by Chris Hughes
The DuPage Art League is featuring Christopher Hughes as the Gallery II artist for the month of March. Chris likes to paint with acrylics, oils and pastels. He was a fine art major at Utah State University before changing to a business major at Boston University. His experience living abroad and traveling brings inspiration to his work. Some of his paintings have traveled to special exhibits in China and Russia as part of a fine arts cultural program. Chris has earned recognition and awards in competitions in Texas and Illinois including Best of the Best nominations here at the Art League. He is part of a weekly art critique group and serves as co-leader responsible for organizing and mailing newsletters for Artist-Show n Tell.
February 2021 Exhibit- ‘Little Escapes’ by Julie Skoda
This month we are delighted to present the exhibit “Little Escapes” by Julie Skoda. She describes these as small studies, demos and larger paintings done while viewing the world from home during the early months of the pandemic. For her, 2020 inspired an opportunity to spend more time creating and experimenting with color, texture and subject matter.
Julie Skoda is an award-winning pastel artist from Western Springs IL. Her expressive landscapes and figures exhibit rich color and sensitive light. She is a signature member of the Chicago Pastel Painters and the Degas Pastel Society, an associate member of the Pastel Society of America and the Vice President of the Transparent Watercolor Society of America. She also teaches in-studio and online pastel painting classes. Her work can be viewed online at www.julieskoda.com.