Artwork left to right: Peter Jablokow, Anne McNerney, Mary Jo O'Gara & Cindy Shanker

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small art makes a BIG difference!

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. 

August 27 - September 27, 2021​

Artist Talk & Reception:​ Sunday, September 19, 3 - 5pm

New Pastel Paintings by Robin Samiljan

Early Registration Discount ends 8/31!

 If you know you want to take a class with us this fall, take advantage of this special discount – it helps us plan and it helps you save money!

  • Enter up to 5 pieces.
  • Minimum size 4" x 4", Maximum size 6" x 8"
  • Any canvas, heavyweight archival paper or solid surface.
  • Use hanging wire or adhesive hangers.
  • Include your card/ name on the back.
  • Drop off with your Members' Show entries or before 9/29

Click the application to download!

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.


Please Donate
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

Art on Display:

Important Dates:


Wednesday, 9/22: Application & images DUE(email edited images to

Click here to view image requirements

Wednesday, 9/29: Art Drop-Off, 10am - 2pm.

Deliver Artwork to the ​SECOND floor gallery space.

Friday, 10/1: Gallery Open, every day, 9am - 8pm,

show continues through Monday, October 25.

Tuesday, 10/26: Art Pick-Up, 4-6pm  ~or~

      Wednesday, 10/27, 10am - 1pm.

Mal Poland working in the studio.

97th Annual Members' Show

Artwork (from top left clockwise) generously donated by: Maria McNitt,

Mal Poland, Donna Corazza Williams, and Denise Siegel

Artwork by Mal Poland

Fall registration is now open!

Please consider DONATING to the League.
To support the League's necessary expenses at this

time by clicking here (DONATE HERE)​

REGISTER for classes and PARTICIPATE in our exhibits!

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

Email to

​​September 30th - October 26th​

In-Person & Online!​​​

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

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.

Call for small, unframed art for our fundraiser!

Please consider donating!

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​ART Endures! 

You can help!

Internationally recognized printmaker and NSAL member

Bert Menco recently had an article published in

The Boston Printmakers Quarterly and

we are happy to share that here.

Click the link below to read the publication.

The Boston Printmakers Quarterly Summer 2021

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