12th annual small works show

​11/15/18 - 1/15/19 

                 Our popular exhibit of over 170

small works offers you a great chance to 

see a large variety of mediums, styles

and subjects. None of the pieces exceed

12" x 12" or any size combination

- no larger than 144 square inches. 

This show is open through

January 14th...stop by anytime!


NOTE: purchases from inchworks may be picked up before the holidays for gift-giving!

Spring Inside the House, J. Jones

inchworks gallery image

M Surpin

Three Limes, J. Hirschle

​​Winter 2019 registration 

is now open! 

The League is happy to bring you the creative works from Robin Samiljan's Friday The Art of Encaustic Painting class. The works are made using beeswax and, in some cases, incorporating a wide variety of materials. This medium enables artists to show a depth not possible with paint alone.

Please plan on joining us on Thursday, December 13th, 5:30 - 8pm at the opening reception and meet & greet the artists!

Reception: Thursday, December 13th, 5:30 - 8pm, First Floor Gallery
Robin's class meets on Fridays, 1-4pm. The Winter 2019 term dates are 1/11-3/15 (no class 1/25)

Snow Track, C. Body

Experimental #1, B. Swanson

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

Interiors Show 2019

                                                                                                         Bill King, Andies Candies,watercolor

Apply now for the show of the winter! This exhibit of works

includes interiors of your homes, work spaces, favorite

celebration spots ... any of the special spaces you

live your life! 

Application due: 1/8/19  CLICK HERE FOR APPLICATION

Art drop-off: 1/15/19 (10am-2pm)

Opening Reception: 1/7/19 (6:30-8pm)

Art Pick-up: 4/9/19 (10am-2pm)

Hope to see you in the show! 

Reception Thursday, January 7, 2019

Fall Vegetables, S. Ammann

Symphony of Flowers, K. Isbister

Upcoming Exhibits

First Floor Gallery:​​

"Waxing Poetic" Encaustic works by students of Robin Samiljan - 12/10/18 - 1/7/19

"Arts of Life" Exhibit - 1/7 - 2/4/19

"A Sense of Place", Winnetka Community House art exhibit, 2/4 - 3/5/19

Second Floor Gallery:

inchworks - 11/13/18 - 1/15/19

Interiors Show - 1/15/19- 4/9/19 (note new end date)

Portraiture Show - 4/9/19 - 5/14/19 (note new beginning date)

​​ARTISTSImportant Reminder, Art Pick-update: 1/15/19, 10:00am - 2:00pm

Waxing Poetic:

Encaustic Works by Robin Samiljan and Students

12/10/18- 1/7/19

620 Lincoln Avenue, Winnetka, IL 60093  847.446.2870

Buddha, R. Samiljan

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

Art Exhibits in Winnetka


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