Monday, November 20, 2017

A wonderful I-phone app "Waterlogue" turns photos into watercolors. Here are Sarah and Mary:


 and Don Lake critiquing our paintings:



All three "paintings" created by Ann Rund!

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Parkland Art Gallery Alumnae Show

I was delighted to have my encaustic painting selected for this show, which included a book piece by husband Charlie.
Other painters from our Country Bend Painters, Jenny Barrett, Ann Rund, and Sandy Hynds also have paintings in the show!


Sunday, September 11, 2016

Opening Reception September 2, 2016

We had a fantastic turnout, thanks to good publicity and the beginning of First Fridays in Urbana:


Here's the wall that was incomplete the day we installed: 


This image includes Peggy's portraits, "Pear Trio II" by Birute, and "Under the Kitchen cabinet" by Mary.

And Melissa Merli did a nice writeup of Jenny Barrett!


The show will be open through October 15 at the Community Center for the Arts in Urbana (corner of Race and Main Sts.)

Monday, August 29, 2016

Hanging our First Group Show

(Jenny, Mary, Sandy, Sarah, Peggy, Birute, Ann)

Today we hung the paintings for our show at the Community Center for the Arts in Urbana for our opening this Friday, September 2, 2016,  5-7 pm. The show will be up Sept 1-Oct 15.

C4A is a great location with lots of light, and installation is a breeze because we used S-hooks instead of hammers and nails:








Saturday, July 23, 2016

Country Bend Painters are a group of artists who meet weekly to paint together in Champaign, Illinois. Most of us are former Parkland College Art and Design students. Some of us have shown our work before; for others, the exhibit at the Community Center for the Arts (September 1-October 15, 2016) is our first show.


 Peggy Walklet

 Mary Emmons

 Sarah Wisseman

Jenny Barrett

 Birute Simaitis

Ann Rund

 Sandra Hynds