Art Shows

Check here for information and photos about art shows, art walks, and other art events in the region.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Shopping In The Hills Nov 27-28 and More Art News

The 2nd Annual Shopping in the Hills, at wineries on the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail, is coming up on November 27-28, 12-5pm Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving.

Art fairs will be taking place at Blue Sky Vineyards and Von Jakob Vineyards, as well as solo shows at other wineries, and ongoing permanent shows and other happenings. Be sure to bring your friends for a unique holiday shopping experience!

Preview products in the Catalog. Print off the Shopping in the Hills Flyer for all the details.

Admission is free. Shopping in the Hills is sponsored by HeartlandArts.Net, Blue Sky Vineyard, Von Jakob Vineyard, Anthill Gallery in Cobden, and the Southern Illinoisan.

Great holiday gifts, and a good time with a glass of wine, music and friends! We hope to see you there.

Artist Lineup (tentative - subject to change and additions - check back!)
Blue Sky Vineyard - Makanda

Blue Sky Vineyard - Makanda, Pavillion building
Ken Burnside - Oil paintings
Margie Parr - Jewelry and knitted items
Stephanie Richardson - Pet collars (Sat. only)
Michael Seltzer - Photography
Andrea LeBeau - Paintings and painted clothing (Sat. only)
Shema Jamaluddin - hand-knitted items, proceeds to For Kids Sake
Paul Sanders - Gemstones and jewelry (Sat. only)
Tom Horn - Copper and fused glass sculpture and pendants
Cheryl Owen - Equestrian Art
Mary Patterson - Jewelry
Liz Beck - Fiber Art
Shawn Cluck - Copper and glass sculpture (Sat. only)

Von Jakob Vineyard - Rt 127 Alto Pass
Diane Sember - Quilts, wall hangings, hand knitted and denim (Fri. only)
Leann Gehm - Rugs, table runners, scarves
Biki Chaplain - Paintings
Rob Lorenz - Pottery (Sat. only)
Sharon Wittke - Folk art
Eldon Benz - Photos, drawings, giclee prints, sculpture
Jason Stroud - Jewelry
Cleta Shirley - Photography
Melodee Thomas - Twig/rustic/bent willow furniture
Ron Thomas - Copper sculpture and garden accents
Nancy Young - Paintings and knitted items
Ruth and John Lipe - Soaps and lotions, wooden wine accents

Artist George Ions will have a solo show at Orlandini Vineyards. Tom Horn, Janet Althoff and Jurhee Veach have their permanent exhibit up at Starview Vineyards.

Ordering Custom Work from Artists

Have you ever considered contacting an artist for a special project or gift? You might be surprised at the many ways artists can fill requests to make an event, interior decorating project, or gift-giving occassion extraordinary. Click on the photo album below to view hand-made feather wedding bouquets by artist Marilyn Boyson, wedding dress by textile artist Rhonda Curtis and hand painted by Andrea LeBeau, with custom pendant by Chad Goodpastor. Artists are standing by for your special projects. Contact Amy at or call (618) 713-2896 for more information.
Art in Life

For more upcoming art events, view the HeartlandArts.Net Calendar. Some more November events:

Plein Air - Ken Burnside
When: Oct 19 – Nov 28, 2009
Where: 1825 Murdale Shopping Center, Carbondale, IL (map)
Description: Series of regional plein air paintings by Ken Burnside 9:00am-5:pm M-F Saturday 9:00am-1 Noon Central Showcase Gallery
Cost: Free

Tree Mend Us Community Art Project
When: Nov 4 – 7 2009
Where: Carbondale, IL (map)
Description: Tree Mend Us - Community Roots Art Project The Carbondale Park District and Green Earth Inc. are sponsoring an Art Exhibit of both adult and children’s works that illustrate the effect the storm had on the environment. Woodwork, photography and literature will be recognized. On November 4-7, 2009 there will be a show of the children’s exhibit at the Civic Center. Visit For details and download of application. Call Kathy Renfro with questions – 618-529-4147 Email:

Mural Party!
When: Fri, November 6, 4pm – 7pm
Where: 601 Tower Square, Marion, Illinois 62959 (map)
Description: It's time to party! The Little Egypt Arts Association is throwing a party at the art center located on the Marion town square. It's our way of celebrating the most unique and beautiful mural in Southern Illinois being finished. The party starts at 4:00 PM and finishes up, well, when it's over. Come on over and check out this beauty! Confirmed artists: Twenty five muralist who painted on mural.
Cost: Free
More info: Kris Killman President Little Egypt Arts Association, 618-993-5405

Arts and Crafts Festival
When: Sat, November 7, 9am – 3pm
Where: 16th & Pine St, Murphysboro (map)
Description: Unique, original and hand-crafted arts, crafts and gifts; Bake Sale, Hot Lunch. Free parking. Nov. 7-9a.m. to 3 p.m., 16th & Pine St, Murphysboro, IL
Cost: Free
More info:618-687-2235 or

Best Wishes,