President’s Letter

What inspires you?

We all, as artists, look for inspiration. We might have our favorite books, our favor-ite teachers, a video we enjoy, or we may look to nature. But I was reminded this past week that it is people who inspire me the most. I take inspiration from what my fellow artists are creating, the tools they are using, and their methods. I take in-spiration from, and find it astounding, hearing that some artists paint daily. I feed off of that enthusiasm. And, being a bit of a recluse (due to location and circum-stances of life), it is not always easy for me to be with people.

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Upcoming Events

  • Feb 4 – All Member Meeting
    6:30pm | Peoria Heights Library
    Artists share about IAL’s Media Study Groups
  • Apr 1 – All Member Meeting
    6:30pm | Peoria Heights Library
    Presentation of Dick Blick’s New Materials
  • May 4 – Member Taught Workshop
    Barb Shreffler – Mixed Media Workshop
  • Jun 3 – All Member Meeting
    6:30pm | Peoria Heights Library
    “Best Light” – Photographing, matting, framing and pricing your work.
  • Jun – Membership Show
    Dates TBA
  • Aug 5 – All Member Meeting
    6:30pm | Peoria Heights Library
    Jessica Bingham – “Story of Your Art Journey”
  • Oct 7 – All Member Meeting
    6:30pm | Peoria Heights Library
    Sharon Somers – Watercolor Batik Demo
  • Oct 10 – 12 – 3-day Watercolor Workshop
    “Lighten Up- Loosen Up,” by Richard Stevens
  • Nov 2 – Art Market
    The Warehouse
    Contact Us to be added to the first round of invites coming soon!