This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency. 

Please note:  Applications distributed at Water! drop-off have changed.  Please note the new dates below.

At Home Studios

We are looking to get a glimpse of where you have been working during the pandemic and the spaces that have inspired you to be & stay creative.
Indoors or outdoors, we want to see where you have been making your masterpieces!

Pictured left: NSAL member and student Maria Sundqvist paints in her at home studio in Winnetka.

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Mal Poland working in the studio.

Gallery Hours:

Open 7 days a week, April 14 - May 24

Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 8:00pm; Saturdays & Sundays, 9:00am - 5:00pm

Art on Display

First floor gallery space

Artwork clockwise from top left: Glenna Adkins, Betsy Swanson, Lee Oberlander

Important Dates for Artists
Art Pick-up date: May 25, 2021, 10am - 1pm

​ART Endures! 

You can help!

Call for Entry!

Abstraction Show


Second Floor Gallery Space - April 14 - May 25, 2021

Clockwise from Top Left: Writer James Baldwin in his Greenwich Village Apartment in 1963. Andrew Wythe's studio in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania. Horst P. Horst's portrait of artist Cy Twombly in his Roman palazzo. Georgia O'Keeffe at home in Abiquiu, New Mexico. Poet Anne Spencer's verse painted on her kitchen cabinets in Lynchburg, Virginia. 

Artwork by Mal Poland

Summer registration is now open!



Maria Sundqvist

April 13 - May 11, 2021

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REGISTER for classes and PARTICIPATE in our exhibits!

Email images of your studio/workspace and we will feature you right here on our website!

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620 Lincoln Avenue, Winnetka, IL 60093  847.446.2870

Maria is inspired by nature and paints abstract landscapes with atmosphere.  She has let intuition lead her and one painting inspire the next.  Perspectives shift from big blocks of expansive simplicity to close ups where new layers of subtle perceptions are discovered and elements transformed.  Her exhibition GUIDED is about when one thing leads to another and consists of her latest paintings from this past year.

Born in Sweden Maria moved to Chicago's Northshore in 2015 after 15 years in Asia.  She has a Bachelor's Degree in Fashion Design and worked for over 20 years in the apparel industry.  She has been a member of the North Shore Art League for 5 years and has participated in many annual group shows.

​Spring 2021 Registration still open for several in-person workshops!

Gallery Hours: Open 7 days a week, April 13 - May 11, 2021.

Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 8:00pm; Saturdays & Sundays, 9:00am - 5:00pm

Important Dates for Artists

Application due: May18, 2021
Art Drop-off date: May 25, 2021, 10am - 1pm. 
Deliver art work to 2nd floor gallery AND email your images for online exhibit to 
Photos must meet specs provided on the TIPS page here.
Art Pick-up date: July 13, 2021, 10am - 1pm

Banner artwork above by: Jennifer Burch, Paula Campbell, Joanne Epcke, Claudia Lane, Jason Miklik, Mary Jo O'Gara, Nina Weiss and Michael Van Zeyl

Memberships are the key to our continued operation and success. Your Membership supports art exhibits, classes, scholarships, community outreach programs and more! Membership is required to enroll in Adult Classes.


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The North Shore Art League is a 501c3 organization.

The NSAL has continuously served an important role as contributor to the cultural fabric of our community. As an arts organization, we provide a unique environment for experimentation, challenge, and fulfillment to artists of all ages and levels of experience. Our fine faculty, outstanding art studio, and printmaking facilities have earned us a reputation as a revered center for learning. We can provide a world enriched by the arts, but only your financial support can ensure our continuation for generations to come! 



Welcome...The art community we have fostered here for over 97 years is alive and well! It is a community full of rich experiences, shared passions, creative conversations and special connections through the offering of art classes, exhibits, workshops, lectures and special arts events in Winnetka.
​​Our community doesn’t always happen on a screen, it happens when we talk to each other at an exhibit; it happens when we get messy in a class; it happens when we sit around a table together to work on projects; it happens when we meet new friends at League events. At this time we cannot do many of those things - but we will be here for you when it is safe to do so! Art endures - and so will the League!  
​We invite you to explore our adult art classes and art classes for children.

North Shore Art League