Yellow House Artists: Fall into Color

October 14 – November 30, 2018
Yellow House Artists' Fall Show “Fall into Color” will be on view at the Elmhurst Artists’ Guild Gallery and will feature paintings by 24 artists. Yellow House Artists is a group of oil pastel artists who promote both their art and the medium. The group originated with 17 oil pastel artists who had a gallery in a yellow house during the St. Charles Fine Art Show in 2007.  Now in its 10th year, the group has grown to include nearly 50 members who are interested in creating and showing their work as well as informing the public about the qualities of this little-known medium.  Members of Yellow House Artists use unique techniques, taking advantage of the special qualities of the medium.
Oil pastels were developed in the 1940’s at the request of Pablo Picasso.  He wanted a medium with the qualities of oil but with ease of application and portability.  Pure pigment is suspended in inert mineral oil, formed into sticks with a color palette much like oil paint. To the casual viewer, the appearance of the round or square sticks may belie the serious artistic application of this medium. Colors can be layered and blended, smeared or smudged, using fingers, some tool, or left as applied, all at the artist’s discretion.
The Artist Reception will be on Friday, October 19th from 7:00-9:00 pm, and will provide the opportunity to meet the exhibiting artists.  The reception is free and open to the public.
Most of the paintings are for sale, and a portion of the proceeds benefits the Elmhurst Artists’ Guild and the Elmhurst Art Museum.
participating artists:
Bartlett: Eve Sofferman
Batavia: Deann Alleman, Nancy Churvis
Chicago: Jen Stanley
Elgin: Carol Zack, Ed Zack
Elk Grove Village: Diane Danese
Geneva:  Mary Enck, Fran Stilwagner
Glen Ellyn:  Donelle Flanyak
Hinsdale: Anne Marie Piemonte
Naperville: George Bruce
Oswego: Dotti Matson
Park Ridge: Carolyn Seng
Plano: Donna Ostrye
Rockford: Barbara Santucci
St. Charles: Jim Foght, Rupali Kumbhani, Teri Tossey
Schaumburg: Irene Peterson
Wheaton:  Diane Fliehler, Carol Kincaid
West Chicago: Barbara Holmes
Winfield: Nancy Gillespie
More information about the group and the medium can be found on their website: