Gallery II

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.

2021 Schedule:

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

Julie Skoda


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

Julie Skoda Gallery II

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