​Portraiture Show

​4/9/19 - 5/13/19 ​​​

                 The league is proud to present this special exhibit by NSAL students, members, and faculty.  Each artist's exploration of the concept of portraits, both modern and tradition, are included in this diverse and exciting exhibit.  Portraits in the show range from self-portraits, family members, friends, and even beloved family pets!

Please join us for the opening reception with the artists:

Thursday, April 11, 6:30 - 8:00pm

Second Floor Gallery


C. Slone

M. McNitt

A. Aronson

K. Compernolle

Abstraction Show

This will be the second year for our abstract show. Last year was a huge success - with more than 100
amazing pieces on display. Be a part if it, attend the opening reception or peruse the gallery at your leisure! 

P. Colo

The paintings on view are all recent works done by the students of Nancy Behles. 
The breadth of subjects are as varied and vibrant as is each artist’s painting style.
Behles’ approach to teaching allows each individual student to explore the path to a successful outcome while investigating compositional elements; such as color, texture, line and form, as well as, color mixing, brushwork, and knowledge of materials.

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

Peter Jablokow

K. Sawdey

Upcoming Exhibits

First Floor Gallery:​​

Students of Nancy Behles exhibit, 4/3 - 4/30

Susan Russell, 5/14 - 6/11

Second Floor Gallery:

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

Abstraction Show - 5/14 - 7/9/19

Fran Vail​

M. Sundqvist

The Students of Nancy Behles

 First Floor Gallery Space

4/5 - 4/30

​Opening Reception: 4/11

Forgotten Illinois

620 Lincoln Avenue, Winnetka, IL 60093  847.446.2870

Nancy Behles

N. Householder

A joint show co-hosted by the North Shore Art League (NSAL) and the Chicago Alliance of Visual Arts (CAVA).

The NSAL and the CAVA are seeking works of art that reflect or comment on historic Illinois incidents, individuals or influences. 

The exhibit will be held from July 18 - August 9, 2019  at the NSAL Second Floor Gallery space in Winnetka, IL.

The call for entry will be announced June 1, 2019.

2019 CAVA SYMPOSIUM: Making Connections

​Friday August 9, 2019

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


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Welcome...The art community we have fostered here for over 94 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 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.  

​We welcome you to our studios and galleries anytime – we’d love to see you! We invite you to explore our adult art classes and art classes for children.

North Shore Art League

J. Varga

Paula Campbell

​​​Spring 2019 registration is now open!


Upcoming Shows: ​​​​
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