Monday, October 12, 2009

Art Fair -- Last Call Art Fair in Highwood

The Highwood Last Call Art Fair is this weekend, October 17-18, 10 am to 4 pm each day. It is located at Sheridan Rd and Highwood Ave., in downtown Highwood. Yes, it will be chilly but it is looking like there will be a bit of sunshine. This is a new Amy Amdur production who is renowned in the Chicago area for the art fairs she produces. They are always very professionally run and well-attended. Don’t miss this last chance to stroll around the art booths and maybe pick up some good end-of-the-season deals! Click to go to the event website.

Algonquin Public Art Display Acceptance

I am very pleased that the Village of Algonquin has accepted two works of mine for inclusion in the 2009-2010 year-long display. The Village of Algonquin started this program in 2005-2006 in the belief that art in the village enhances the quality of life for residents and business. It solicits applications from artists to apply for the program. Accepted works are loaned to the village for one year. They are displayed throughout the village. I have participated in the program several times and am pleased to have been invited to participate for this season. The two works accepted are Grand Bakery and Three Cakes. I will post a notice when I know the where these pieces are displayed. By the way, there is an Open House at the Village offices this Thursday evening, October 15, 6-8 pm, 2200 Harnish Dr., Algonquin.
-- Barb

Grand Bakery and Three Cakes, acrylic paintings, © B. Sistak Baur. All Rights Reserved.

Red Berry Tart

Red Berry Tart, 9"x12", acrylic, framed. © B. Sistak Baur. All rights reserved.
A sweet little painting with plenty of poppin’ berries. Each berry is created with red acrylic paint mixed with a textured media that has ground stone in it. Each berry is dolloped into place. After they harden, a drizzly creation is made that is dribbled over the top of each berry. Each berry sits in a custard-like cream that holds them to the the cookie-like crust (with is made with a modeling paste.) Sounds good.

The Sketchbook Project at Brooklyn Art Library (Video)

Update:  I just discovered that there was fire involving the sketchbooks in the Brooklyn Art Library Sketchbook Project in February, 2022 --...