Signature Works 2013 @ The Schoenherr Gallery
Sep 13 @ 10:00 am – Nov 10 @ 12:00 pm

Illinois Watercolor Society


Signature Works 2013

A selection of 30 paintings from Signature members of IWS

 The Schoenherr Gallery, North Central College
171 E. Chicago Ave. Naperville, Illinois

September 13 – November 10, 2013

Artists’ reception

Saturday, October 12, 2 – 4 PM

Friends’ Lunch by Judy Dixon

August 5th Meeting and Demo @ Oak Brook Public Library
Aug 5 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Bill began his professional career as an art director and designer for the stage, film and television. Over the years he nurtured his love of watercolor painting and studied with the late master Irving Shapiro, AWS. of the American Academy of Art. Bartelt at first applied his skills as a painter in service to his design work, developing watercolor renderings as scenic designs.
Gradually he began showing his work as pure art, and along the way MGM tapped Bartelt to provide Minnie Driver’s watercolor paintings for her film “Return to Me.” Since then, his paintings have been seen in a number of other films, and have also found an audience among avid collectors.
Join us at The Oak Brook Public Library for IWS members’ meetings for socializing, painting demonstrations by nationally recognized artists and educational lectures on materials and all things watercolor. The Oak Brook Public Library located on 31st Street, just west of York Road.

Oct 7 Demo by Beth Shadur @ Oak Brook Public Library
Oct 7 all-day

bird2Guest Artist Beth Shadur

Beth Shadur is an artist who has exhibited widely in solo and group exhibitions in the United States and abroad, including at the Art Institute of Chicago; the Drawing Center in New York City; the Hudson River Museum in Yonkers, NY; the Butler Institute of Art in Youngstown, Ohio; and at the Colorado Springs Art Museum, Colorado Springs, CO.  She has created over 150 large public murals as public, private and community art projects in both the United States and Great Britain.  She is an Artist-in-Education for the Illinois Arts Council in Chicago, IL.  She has taught and served as a visiting artist at many colleges and universities, including Northwestern University, Evanston, IL; Northeast Missouri State University, Kirksville, MO; and as a visiting artist and scholar at Paradise Valley Community College in Scottsdale, AZ.  Shadur’s work appears in many publications, books and catalogues, including Twentieth Century Watercolors, Abbeville Press; The Special Unit, Barlinnie Prison, Its Evolution Through Art, Third Eye Centre, Glasgow, Scotland; Community Murals: The People’s Art, Associated University Press, NJ; and Art and Cartography, Art Institute of Chicago.  Her mural work in Barlinnie Prison, Glasgow, Scotland is included in the archives of the Peoples Palace Museum in Glasgow.
Non-Members are welcome to attend. FREE to all.
Oak Brook Public Library, 600 Oak Brook Road, Oak Brook IL,
For more information please contact: IWS Meeting Chair,
dan at

Member Meeting & Artist Demo: Peggy Macnamara @ Oakbrook Library
Apr 7 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Peggy Macnamara will give a watercolor demonstration.

Non-Members are welcome to attend. FREE to all.

IWS meeting & Eileen Mueller Neill Demo @ Oakbrook Library
Jun 2 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
August Meeting @ Demo @ Oak Brook Public Library
Aug 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Demonstration by Ken Call, Saturday August 4

Oak Brook Public Library, 600 Oak Brook Road, Oak Brook, IL  60523
Saturday, August 4, 2018. 10 AM – 12 PM. FREE to all.
Guest Artist Ken Call

Born and raised in Rochelle, Illinois, I went on to graduate from the American Academy of Art in 1980 with an Associates Degree in Illustration and Watercolor. I have worked as a national freelance artist for many years and spent 1993 and 1994 studying and painting in Paris, France. I am now living in Northbrook Illinois with my wife and two children.

After beginning my career as a studio artist, I soon branched out on my own, beginning a successful freelance career, which to date has led to the creation of over 500 illustrations for books, magazines, art publishers, advertising agencies and corporations.  In the last few years, I have made the transition to fine art and portraiture. Many of my originals are hanging in galleries and homes across the country. Several awards have led to Signature status in the American Watercolor Society, National Watercolor Society, Missouri Watercolor Society, Montana Watercolor Society along with being a Master Signature member with the Transparent Watercolor Society of America and Illinois Watercolor Society.

Ken Call Watercolor Demonstration.

Non-Members are welcome to attend. FREE to all.
Oak Brook Public Library, 600 Oak Brook Road, Oak Brook IL,

For more information please contact: IWS Meeting Chair,